Rome is located in the center of Italy in the Lazio region. Lazio is the second largest region in terms of population size after Lombardy. In 2019, the region counted roughly 5.9 million inhabitants, whereas Lombardy had over ten million individuals. The third largest region is Campania, with 5.8 million people. Naples, the Capital of Campania, had almost one million inhabitants at the beginning of 2019. Nevertheless, this city was, back in 19th century, one of the largest cities in Western Europe.
Tourism in Rome
The Eternal City is also the main tourist destination in Italy and was the fifth most-visited city in Europe. The largest groups of international visitors in Rome came from the United States of America, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Every year, more and more tourists enjoy also the best-known tourist attractions in Rome, like the Colosseum, Forum Romanum (Roman Forum) and Palatine Hill, which together recorded almost eight million visitors in 2019.