Facts About Rome Italy  

As the legend goes, the modern city of Rome was built on seven hills. The architecture in the city is a major draw for many people visiting the city. There are many interesting facts about the city, and some of them are listed below.

Facts About Rome, Italy:

  • It was in 753 BC that Rome was founded. The birth of the city is celebrated on 21 April every year. There are fireworks and banquets and parades to mark the celebrations.
  • Marcus Agrippa is credited for building the Pantheon in 27 BC. It is the only monument in ancient Rome that is still intact. It entombs Italy's king Vittorio Emanuele II as well as Umberto I.
  • There is a park in Rome called the "Park of the Monsters”. But the name can be a little misleading as many think that the place is haunted. However, this is not the case. The park gets it name because it ss full of ugly figures like a crude Hercules slaying an Amazon and others.
  • The Baths of Caracalla, in its hay days were spread across 27 acres. It had the capacity to accommodate 1,600 bathers at one time. It was built in the 3rd century but is still surviving.
  • There is a museum in Rome that is dedicated solely to pasta. It showcases variety of pasta making machines and related paintings.
  • The St Peter's Basilica inside Vatican City is said to be the largest church that is ever built.
  • The famous Coliseum of Rome is a huge amphitheatre that had the capacity to seat 50,000 people.
  • The Monumental Cemetery of the Capuchin Brothers is in Rome. To create variety of sculptures, it has made use of the bones of over 4,000 Capuchin monks.

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