Holiday Inn Rome Pisana
Via della Pisana, 374, 00163 Roma RM, Italy
Today, Rome is a modern, cosmopolitan city, and the third most-visited tourist destination in the European Union. Due to its influence in politics, media, the arts, and culture, Rome has been described as a global city and is known worldwide as the "Eternal City.” The city is a center for banking as well as electronics and aerospace industries. The city hosts the headquarters of three of the world's 100 largest companies: Enel, ENI, and Telecom Italia. 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 enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate. The average maximum temperature in July is around 86°F (30°C), although it can be uncomfortably hot, with temperatures often exceeding 95°F (35°C) at midday. Romans tend to take holidays in cooler spots during August. The Roman "beautiful October days" are known as sunny and warm days. Mean annual precipitation is 31 inches (790 mm).
"The Eternal City" is a nickname for the city of Rome, which is Italy's largest and most-populous city. Rome has a huge legacy, since it stands on more than 2500 years of history, was once the largest city in the world, was the center of Western civilization, and is still the heart of Christianity, being seat of the Roman Catholic Church, which controls the Vatican City. This legacy, plus Rome's famous buildings and status as a world heritage site continues to attract a steady-flow international visitor each year, making it the third most-visited tourist destination in the European Union.