World Congress on Functional Materials and Nanotechnology, May 13-14, 2019.
Olympia Hotel Events & Spa, Carrer Mestre Serrano, 5, 46120 Alboraia, Valencia, Spain.
Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,872,800 residents, it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. The Vatican City (the smallest country in the world) is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason, Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.
Rome has a Mediterranean climate with cool, humid winters and warm, dry summers. Its average annual temperature is above 20 °C (68 °F) during the day and 10°C (50 °F) at night. Much like the rest of Italy, Rome is predominantly Roman Catholic, and the city has been an important centre of religion and pilgrimage for centuries. Many international institutions are located in Rome, notably cultural and scientific ones, such as the American Institute, the British School, the French Academy, the Scandinavian Institutes, and the German Archaeological Institute. There are also specialised agencies of the United Nations, such as the FAO. Rome also hosts major international and worldwide political and cultural organisations, such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), World Food Programme (WFP), the NATO Defence College and the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM).