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Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in that City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura

Founded, according to legend, by Romulus and Remus in 753 BC, Rome was first the centre of the Roman Republic, then of the Roman Empire, and it became the capital of the Christian world in the 4th century. The World Heritage site, extended in 1990 to the walls of Urban VIII, includes some of the major monuments of antiquity such as the Forums, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Mausoleum of Hadrian, the Pantheon, Trajan’s Column and the Column of Marcus Aurelius, as well as the religious and public buildings of papal Rome.

Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site

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iTo represent a masterpiece of human creative genius. All
iiTo exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design. All
iiiTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared. All
ivTo be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history. All
viTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria). All

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Casa dei Crescenzi 20201km site_ao
Mercatus Traiani (Trajan’s Market) 20200.8km site_ao
Antoninus and Faustina Temple 20200.5km site_ao
Casa Romuli 20200.6km site_ao
Pons Fabricius 20201.2km site_ao
Arch of Janus 20200.8km site_ao
Temple of Hercules Victor 20201km site_ao
Temple of Portunus 20200.9km site_ao
Rome en fr 1.3km site_izi
Tarpeian Rock 20200.8km site_ao
Pons Aemilius 20201.1km site_ao
Madama Lucrezia 20201.1km site_ao
The Globe of the Vatican Obelisk 20200.9km site_ao
Rome, Campanile walk 4 en 0.6km site_izi
Rome Market Places en it 0.7km site_izi
Urbirun Rome – Trastevere en fr 1km site_izi
The romantic and intriguing Rome de en es fr it zh 1km site_izi
Ludus Magnus 20200.2km site_ao
Cappella di San Zenone (Chapel of Saint Zeno) 20190.9km site_ao
Mirabilia Gallery 20190.6km site_ao
Arch of the Argentarii 20190.8km site_ao
Il Facchino 20191.3km site_ao
Basilica of Santi Quattro Coronati 20190.5km site_ao
Il Facchino 20191.3km site_ao
This Subterranean Shrine Below a Bike Rental Store Celebrates an Iconic Italian Scooter 20190.5km site_ao
This Paleochristian Basilica Is Full of Oddities and Secrets 20181.2km site_ao
Sisinnius Fresco in the Basilica San Clemente 20180.4km site_ao
‘I Am Lost’ Plaque 20170.7km site_ao
Mussolini’s Balcony 20181.2km site_ao
The ‘Greatest Sewer’ of Ancient Rome 20171km site_ao
Dormitory “S. Tommaso d’Aquino” 0.7km site_brutalism

About the source: UNESCO

Within UNESCO's broad remit, this specialised agency of the UN works towards international cooperation agreements to secure the world's cultural and natural heritage, designating venues of exceptional value as World Heritage Sites.