Ten fun facts about Rome


Fact 1
The city is often referred to as "The Eternal City", since it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in Europe.

Fact 2
A famous myth claims that two siblings, Remus and Romulus, who were raised by a she-wolf. Romulus kills Remus and then names it Rome after himself.

Fact 3
Ancient Rome is admired and sometimes thought to be advanced with their indoor plumbing and hot baths.


Fact 4
The city also homes the National Pasta Museum. It shows the history of pasta, production, machinery and more.

Fact 5
The Esquilino rione of Rome, is an area considered 'Rome's Chinatown'. There are immigrants from more than 100 different countries who live there.

Fact 6
La Sapienza, the first university founded in 1303 in Rome, is the largest in Europe as well as the second largest in the world. It has over 140,000 students attending.

Fact 7
Rome is often considered as one of the birthplaces of Western civilization and culture.

Fact 8
One of the famous parts of Rome and its history is it's numerous amount of fountains. They have been around for more than 2,000 years and once provided drinking water to the Romans.

Fact 9
In 2008, Rome had the highest total earnings in all of Italy, but placed 9th in Italy with their average workers incomes.

Fact 10
As the founder of the European Union, Rome is the fourth biggest city by population within city limits.


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