Rome is the capital of Italy. situated in the centre of the country, in the province of Lazio and near to the coast(Ostia). Nice warm temperatures during the whole year makes Rome a real Mediterranean city. Famous for her huge and majestic squares (often adorned with obelisks), many of which were built in the 17th century. The principal squares are Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna, Campo de' Fiori, Piazza Venezia, Piazza Farnese and Piazza della Minerva. Modern day Rome has a dynamic and diverse economy with thriving technologies, communications, and service sectors. Tourism is inevitably one of Rome's chief industries, with numerous notable museums including the Vatican Museum, the Borghese Gallery, and the Musei Capitolini.
Rome was also a major world centre of the Renaissance. The most impressive masterpiece of Renaissance architecture in Rome is the Piazza del Campidoglio by Michelangelo. During the Renaissance, great aristocratic families of Rome used to build opulent dwellings as the Palazzo del Quirinale, the Palazzo Venezia and the Palazzo Farnese amongst others.