The city has developed on seven hills with the rivers running between them, a feature that inspired the early European-American settlers to name it for Rome, the longtime capital of Italy. It developed in the antebellum period as a market and trading city due to its advantageous location on the rivers, by which it sent the rich regional cotton commodity crop downriver to markets on the Gulf Coast and export overseas.
The series features a sprawling ensemble cast of characters, many of whom are based on real figures from historical records, but the lead protagonists are ultimately two soldiers, Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo, who find their lives intertwined with key historical events. Rome was a ratings success for HBO and the BBC. The series received much media attention from the start, and was honored with numerous awards and nominations in its two-series run. Co-creator Heller stated in December 2008 that a Rome movie was in development, but as of early 2015 no further production had been initiated. The series was filmed in various locations, but most notably in the Cinecittà studios in Italy.
The current station was built between 1912 and 1914 by the New York Central Railroad south of the city proper to replace the former structure downtown. Such a move was necessitated by a track realignment.
The one-and-a-half-story brick building was constructed in a Neoclassical style and includes columns flanking the vestibules, decorative grillwork and large arched windows. The waiting room includes a bowed ticket window and a series of delicate triple-globed bronze chandeliers. At the rear of the waiting room are paired symmetrical staircases with ornate openwork iron railings up to the near platform.
In 1988, Amtrak conveyed the station to the city of Rome. Amtrak proposed to close the station in 1996, but the city resisted and instead found federal funds to renovate the station. The $4 million reconstruction was finished in 2004.
ROME, June 19 (Reuters) - Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) is leaning towards entering talks with KKR (KKR.N) over the sale of its prized landline grid, two sources said, as the U.S ... control" of TIM's grid, indicating Rome does not need to own a controlling stake.
ROME, June 15 (Reuters) - Telecom Italia's (TLIT.MI) (TIM) plan to sell its prized landline grid asset to reduce debt "should and can go well", CEO Pietro Labriola said on Thursday, as sources said bids have not met top shareholder Vivendi's (VIV.PA) expectations.
ROME, June 14 (Reuters) - Telecom Italia's (TIM) directors have picked former head of Italy's police force Alessandro Pansa to fill a vacant seat on the former phone monopoly's board, three sources familiar with the matter said ... Telecom Italia ...
Telecom Italia SpAFollow ...ROME, May 3 (Reuters) - The Italian government is facing growing opposition to its proposed candidates to run Enel (ENEI.MI), one of Europe's largest utilities, before a shareholder vote on May 10.
ROME, April 18 (Reuters) - Shares in Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) (TIM) tumbled more than 5% on Wednesday on disappointment at the reported valuation of new offers for its landline grid and submarine cable unit Sparkle.
Hundreds of protesters have also showed up at demonstrations in Rome and Milan... Anarchists claiming solidarity with Cospito have also burned the cars of two Italian diplomats in Athens and Berlin, five cars belonging to a large telecom company in Rome, and two police cars in Milan.
ROME, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Thousands of Telecom Italia (TLIT.MI) (TIM) customers across Italy complained of internet outages and glitches on Sunday which the company blamed on problems with an international link ... TIM, the former national telecoms monopoly, is at the centre of a ...
ROME, Feb 3 (Reuters) - The Italian government is keen to implement its goal of putting Telecom Italia's (TLIT.MI) grid in state hands after a non binding approach for a controlling stake in the network from U.S ...Rome will evaluate KKR's offer once all details are available, minister Giancarlo Giorgetti told reporters.
ROME, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Italy's government wants to bring Telecom Italia's (TLIT.MI) (TIM) submarine cable unit Sparkle into state hands, three sources close to the matter told Reuters ... But the sources added that Rome also wants a spin-off of Sparkle, given the sensitivity of the data it carries, in order to put the unit into state hands.
ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s government wants to bring Telecom Italia’s (TIM) submarine cable unit Sparkle under public control, three sources close to the matter told Reuters ... (Reporting by Giuseppe Fonte, editing Federico Maccioni). Advertisement ... Sign Up. Sponsored Financial Content. Latest Articles ... ....