Studying in the heart of Rome
Enjoy thousand years of history, innumerable events and Roman lifestyle
Rome is the leading cultural political and religious centre of the western civilization; the keeper of the legacy of the Roman Empire that can be observed in the global distribution of civilian law, republican governments and christianity; the triumph of Renaissance, that according to Eric Weiner in a recent article on Harvard Business Review still provides valuable lessons of entrepreneurship and innovation, more than the too new Silicon Valley. In Rome you will learn that “the new comes by contamination of the old”.
As the capital of Italy, Rome is the location of major national institutions such as the Presidency of the Republic (Quirinale), the Government and its Ministers (Palazzo Chigi), the Parliament (Montecitorio), the main Court of Justice, the representatives of all Italian regions and the Vatican City with the Holy See.
Rome also hosts embassies and honorary consuls of over 200 countries the world’s largest political, scientific and cultural organizations, and the specialized agencies of the ONU, such as FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization), IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development), the WFP, (World Food Programme), NATO Defense College and ICCROM (the International Center for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property).
Rome is dominated by the service industry, one of the most important of the Italian economy absorbing High-Technology companies (IT, Aerospace, Defense, Telecommunications), Food and Pharmaceutical industries, Research, Construction Industry, Commercial Companies (especially Banking) and the huge development of tourism are very important to its economy.
Characteristic of the modern Rome
Rome is currently Beta+ World City with Stockholm, Athens, Prague, Montreal and Vancouver, to name a few. With a score of 24.7 this year Rome has been placed 32 in the AT Kearney Global Cities Index attracting talent, business, ideas and capital and has the highest score among the Italian cities (Milan is only 44th).
Also the city has been named by UNESCO as a world site, and is one of the most important tourist destinations in the globe, due to the incalculable immensity of its archaeological and artistic treasures.
Rome is also the sixth most important global center for fashion, according to the Global Language Monitor, after New York, Paris, London, Los Angeles and Barcelona, beating Milan, which reached the 6th place in the ratings, last years.
The city is an important hub for haute couture and innovation and represents the excellence and best craftsmanship of south and central Italy. The most important luxury brands and chain jewelers such as Bulgari, Fendi, Laura Biagiotti and Brioni, to name a few, have their headquarters or were founded in Rome. Also, other major brands such as Chanel, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani and Versace have highly exclusive boutiques in Rome.
Rome hosts the Cinecittà studios, the largest film and television production company in continental Europe and the center of the Italian cinema, where a huge number of major box office hits has been shot.
The major international airport of Rome is Fiumicino, the largest in Italy, and the city hosts the headquarters of most of the major Italian companies, as well as the headquarters of three of the 100 largest companies in the world: Enel, Eni, and Telecom Italy.