5 Themes of Geography in Rome


Transportation of People

Cars and Motorcycles

Between 1970 and 1980, there were many traffic problems in the center of Rome.  They decided to ban all unauthorized vehicles during daytime hours, between 6 A.M. and 6 P.M., on workdays to decrease traffic.  Then during the time where cars were able to drive through, it would still be full of traffic.  To decrease that problem, some parts of Rome decided to ban driving through the night.  Still, Rome has not solved the traffic troubles.  Recently, they have made the parking spaces along the streets pay parking because of the new underground parking. 

Streets of Rome with pay parking.


Three airports serve Rome: Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport, Rome Ciampino Airport, and Roma-Urbe.  The Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport is Italy's largest airport, and in 2010 it was the 26th busiest in the world.  Its trips go all around the world.  The Rome Ciampino Airport is one of the oldest airports that is still running since 1916.  It does not have nearly as many passengers compared to the Leonardo Da Vinci Airport, but it is used for military, commercial, and civilian transportation.  Last is the Roma-Urbe Airport.  It is a rather small airport that handles flights by helicopter and private flights. 

Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport

Movement of Beliefs

In ancient Rome, the Romans believed in numerous Roman gods and goddesses.  There were buildings and statues created in honor of their gods.  Since the ancient Romans believed the gods influenced many parts of their lives, they created stories to explain the gods' actions.   

Nowadays, most Romans are Christians, but the stories of their ancient gods and goddesses are called ancient Roman mythologies.  They are very popular in school because they tell stories about fascinating mythical creatures and powerful gods.  Books, movies, and plays are written to recreate these ancient beliefs for our entertainment and understanding of their culture. 

Diana- Roman Goddess of hunt and the moon. Greek form: Artemis