capital of Italy


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Noun1.capital of Italy - capital and largest city of Italycapital of Italy - capital and largest city of Italy; on the Tiber; seat of the Roman Catholic Church; formerly the capital of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire
lustrum - a ceremonial purification of the Roman population every five years following the census
catacomb - an underground tunnel with recesses where bodies were buried (as in ancient Rome)
circus - (antiquity) an open-air stadium for chariot races and gladiatorial games
Amphitheatrum Flavium, Colosseum - a large amphitheater in Rome whose construction was begun by Vespasian about AD 75 or 80
pantheon - (antiquity) a temple to all the gods
Sistine Chapel - the private chapel of the popes in Rome; it was built by and named after Sixtus IV in 1473
toga virilis - (ancient Rome) a toga worn by a youth as a symbol of manhood and citizenship
Seven Hills of Rome - the hills on which the ancient city of Rome was built
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
Lateran - the site in Rome containing the church of Rome and the Lateran Palace
Holy See, State of the Vatican City, The Holy See - the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
Bacchus - (classical mythology) god of wine; equivalent of Dionysus
Roman - a resident of modern Rome
augur, auspex - (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
centurion - (ancient Rome) the leader of 100 soldiers
gladiator - (ancient Rome) a professional combatant or a captive who entertained the public by engaging in mortal combat
pontifex - a member of the highest council of priests in ancient Rome
procurator - (ancient Rome) someone employed by the Roman Emperor to manage finance and taxes
sibyl - (ancient Rome) a woman who was regarded as an oracle or prophet
tribune - (ancient Rome) an official elected by the plebeians to protect their interests
Romanic, Roman - of or relating to or derived from Rome (especially ancient Rome); "Roman architecture"; "the old Roman wall"
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Recognized for its historic integration of Arab and Byzantine culture, the Sicilian capital is also this year's cultural capital of Italy.
In sections on culture and politics, a stroll around Florence as capital of Italy, and economy and society, they consider such aspects as a capital of culture, Bettino Ricasoli and the sunset of moderate hegemony, popular life in the streets of Florence, an economy stuck at the crossroads to modernity, and straw hats: the invisible work of women behind the international image of Florence.
Rome Unpacked BBC2, 9pm FACTUAL Chef Giorgio Locatelli and art expert Andrew Graham-Dixon make a great pairing as they explore the capital of Italy.
The capital of Italy earns EUR 1 billion a year from visits to foreigners, and taxi drivers come into contact with thousands of them every day.
Dr Al Riyami pointed out that TOBI is an international conference held annually in Rome, the capital of Italy and attended by a group of specialists from different specializations.
Or, "I'm pretty sure the capital of Italy is Milan.
Milan and Inter, from the fashion capital of Italy, featured in five of the seven finals between 1963 and 1969.
This failure to live up to the ethical standards of the past is all the more damning for Carducci due to the fact that Rome had just became the capital of Italy.
Piero Fassino, Mayor of Turin said, "Turin was the first capital of Italy and from that experience it has developed the knowledge and awareness of beauty.
Piero Fassino, Mayor of Turin said, "Torino has been the first capital of Italy and from that experience it has developed the knowledge and awareness of beauty.
Alexander Armstrong goes underground in his 'favourite city' - bit disloyal, that, Xander - to explore the hidden treasures of the ancient capital of Italy.
ROME, May 14, 2015 (WAFA) President Mahmoud Abbas arrived in Rome, capital of Italy, on Thursday on an official visit, where he is scheduled to attend the canonization of two Palestinian nuns to gain sainthood.