In this article, I am mentioning 15 Interesting facts about Rome. In these facts, I am mentioning the most common facts about the and the top attraction. I hope you guys will enjoy it.
- The city of Rome was founded by Romulus in 753 BC. It was said that Romulus and his twin brother Remus were left in this area as babies which were later known as Rome. When they grew up, Romulus killed her brother Remus and became the first king of Rome.
- In the fourth century, the road networks of Rome were a span of over 53,000 miles. It proves the saying “All roads lead to Rome”
- At Trevi Fountain in Rome, around 3,000 euros coins are swept up every night. The collected money is donated to a catholic charity, Caritas for the full fill the needs of poor families in Rome.
- Nowadays Rome has more than 900 churches and 280 fountains.
- In ancient times, Roman men wore togas as a sign of Roman citizenship and women were allowed to wear linen made stolas as a toga.
- Rome’s Trajan’s column is 128 feet high and the sculpture that wraps around it is 655 feet.
- Rome is the city where we have the Colosseum which is one of the wonders in the world. Colosseum is considered as an attraction of Rome. It will take a single day to explore the Colosseum.
- Earlier the capital of Italy was Florence. Rome became its capital city in 1870.
- The concrete we used today for the building of monuments and homes is the Roman invention. Romans used concrete to make structures like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Pantheon which is still standing.
- It is a law in Rome to allow cats to live in the palace where they were born without any disturbance. We will see that the number of cats sleeping around the Forum ruins and climbing the Colosseum walls.
- It was very common in ancient Rome people to vomit between meals to have more food.
- There is a culture in Rome that Roman men kiss their wives on lips ant the end of every day. But it is not for romance but to check whether they were sitting around the drinks all day or not.
- At about 142 feet in diameter, the dome of the Pantheon in Rome is bigger even than the dome of St. Peter’s Basilica. It’s also completely unreinforced which makes it the single largest unreinforced concrete dome in the entire world.
- With the diameter of 142 feet, the dome of the Pantheon is larger than the St. Peter’s Basilica dome. This dome is also unreinforced completely which makes it the largest concrete and unreinforced dome in the whole world.
- At the Colosseum in Rome, almost 500,000 people and over a million animals lost their lives in the bloody battles.
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