Interesting cool random Rome facts and history

Rome is the capital of Italy. Rome is famous for the incalculable immensity of its archaeological and artistic treasures, as well as for the charm of its unique traditions, the beauty of its panoramic views, and the majesty of its magnificent "villas". It is also a major archaeological hub. Rome is the third most visited city in the EU, after London and Paris with the average of 7–10 million tourists a year. Here we come up with a list of interesting cool random Rome facts, facts about Rome. Let's check out to know more about Ancient Rome facts, history, tourism, what to see in Rome, things to do in Rome Italy, Rome tours. Place facts

Interesting cool random Rome facts and history

Rome facts, history, tourism

#1 

Rome was founded in 753 BC by Romulus. Roman legend says that Romulus had a twin brother called Remus. As babies they were abandoned in the area which later became Rome. A she-wolf found and raised them, but when they grew up Romulus fought and killed Remus and became the first ruler of Rome!

#2

The population of the city of Rome is around 2.7 million. The entire metropolitan area of Rome has an estimated 3.7 million people.

#3

By the early fourth century, the Romans had built a road network of 53,000 miles throughout the empire. Each Roman mile was about 1,000 paces (about 4,800 feet) and was marked by a milestone. Hence the proverb "All roads lead to Rome."

#4

The word “palace” comes from the Palatine Hill, where Augustus established the emperors’ tradition of building their palaces.

#5

Every night at the Trevi Fountain about 3,000 Euros are swept up from the bottom of the basin. The money is donated to Caritas, a catholic charity, who uses the money to provide services for needy families in Rome

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#6

Modern Rome has 280 fountains and more than 900 churches.

#7

In Ancient Rome only free-born Roman men were allowed to wear togas, which was a sign of Roman citizenship. The Roman women wore stolas, which were a female toga version made from linen.

#8

Rome is 4,336 m (14,453 ft) above sea level and located inland about 27 kilometers (17 miles) from the Tyrrhenian Sea.

#9

Rome is known as the "Eternal city" and also "Caput Mundi," coming from Latin and meaning capital of the world. 

#10

Rome’s mascot is a she-wolf that cared for the brothers Romulus and Remus, the legendary founders of Rome.

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#11

Trajan’s Column in Rome is 128 feet high. The sculptural frieze that wraps around the column is approximately 655 feet in length.

#12

Rome became the capital city of a unified Italy in 1870 after taking the title from Florence.

#13

Concrete was a Roman invention used on many structures such as the Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, which are still standing today thanks to the development of Roman cement and concrete. The Romans first began building with concrete over 2,100 years ago and used it throughout the Mediterranean basin in everything from aqueducts and buildings to bridges and monuments.

#14

SPQR stands for "Senatus Populusque Romanus" and means "The senate and the people of Rome." The symbol is still seen all over the city today.

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