Rome, a city drenched in history, the city where hope springs eternal, is a city that is proud of its ancient glorious heritage. The city of Rome originated as a village of the Latini in the 9th century BC. It was initially ruled by the kings, but the Roman republic was established in 509 BC.
Being the capital city of Italy, all principal institutions of the nation are located there, including the president, the seat of government with its single minister; the parliament, the main judicial courts and diplomatic representatives for both Italy and the Vatican City. A numbers of notable international cultural, scientific and humanitarian institution are located in Rome, including the German archaeological institute and the FAO.
The ancient Romans are known for their architecture, the new ideas of making an arch, preparing the baked brick, bringing cement and concrete in use.
Some of the historical sites to explore in Rome;
Some facts about Rome
As the popular saying goes, “the city of Rome was not built in a day,” it took many years of efforts and brainstorming. Here are some facts about the architecture.
Currently Rome has 280 wellsprings and more than 900 places of worship.
About 700,000 euros worth of coins are hurled into Rome's Trevi Fountain every year. The returns are given to Caritas to help those in need.
The Romans had assembled a street system of 53,000 miles by the mid fourth century. Every Roman mile was around 4,800 feet and set apart by a point of reference, bringing forth the colloquialism "All streets lead to Rome."
The mascot of Rome is a she-wolf that nurtured human siblings Romulus and Remus, the fanciful originators of Rome.
Rome turned into the capital city of Italy in 1870, taking the title from Florence.
Law in Rome enables felines to live without interruption in the place they were conceived. Wild felines can climb the dividers of the Colosseum, and resting among the remains of the Forum.