It’s a brilliant light that lit South Europe’s torso for several years, one of the best-known cities on the planet. Can there be some facts about Rome, unknown to all? Ok, maybe these 7 interesting facts about Rome may help you increase your curiosity about this place.
City of the Vatican
Some people get confused by all this, but the Vatican doesn’t belong to Rome or Italy! It is its independent territory, situated on the outskirts of Rome, and also the smallest state in the world. The population is just 800, and perhaps less. Births are not guaranteed citizenship because it will come to an end if a resident no longer lives there. There is also one of the world’s largest art galleries in the Vatican Museums.
The first Romans were not the first Romans
Certainly, if you believe the original inhabitants of the Everlasting City are legendary Romulus and Remus – the first Romanesque who founded it on the very particular day of April 21 753 BC (or at least Romulus) according to folklore. Remus was not an active member of the method, who had been killed in a row with his brother).
It has over seven hills
On the eastern bank of the Tiber, the prominent seven hills of Rome remain. The Aventines, Caelis, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatines, Quirinal, and Viminals are in alphabetical order. Still, awkwardly, the 21stcentury city has expanded over its ancient heart and frames now many hills for those who consider seven to be mystical numbers. Among them are the Janicolo, on the other side of the river to the southwest of the middle, and the Mario Mountains to the north of the Vatican City. It is the highest summit in the metropolis at 456ft (139m) and does not form part of the conventional septet. Rough crowd. – Tough crowd.
About Spanish steps
This is because the Spanish Embassy was placed at the base of the steps when it was built. In 1723, however, Spain had Philip V, a Bourbon French monarch, who was French, he was Louis XIV’s grandson, and who was born in Versailles. However, the Spanish steps that are also a little bit Italian don’t have a relation to it.
From the Trevi fountain, you may make a lot of money
Around € 3,000 (€ 2,578) is thrown every day, mostly by visitors interested in paying attention to the notion that, if you cast a coin over your left shoulder and in the well by using your right hand, you are returned into the city. However, the money it receives from the pool is not permitted to delete. Take the example of Roberto Cercelletta who, after 34 years of a ‘career’ in harvesting the fountain, was arrested in 2002 on a child’s fishing net. Coins are today raised and pledged to charities every night.
The Coliseum was not known as the “Coliseum”
Not when it was built first, at least. This was between AD 72 and AD 80 when we are to use the bare numbers. In the day after it was built by the Flavian dynasty of emperors, especially the Vespasian, who began it, and Titus who finished it, it would have been called the “Amphitheatrium Flavium.” These are strong figures, so it was prudent to remember their creation – and not simply to name it “Big Stuff” like we do now. “Colosseum” was talked about around 1000AD – but back then the amphitheatre was not direct. They pointed to a massive statue of a former emperor (probably Nero), a colossus, but since then it has disappeared.
Rome started hosting a missing Olympics
There were no good arguments for the 1940 Olympic Games. A real big war was going on. They will be held in London but should have decided in Rome – in a decision held in June 1939, just two months before the German invasion of Poland, the Italian capital was second to its British counterpart. Mussolini had conceived of staging the Games as a follow-up to the 1936 Hitler Nazi carnival in Berlin and made the site – between 1928 and 1939, on the west bank of the Tiber, the small named Foro Mussolini sports complex was set up. It is still there with the new Olympic Stadium being part, now known as Foro Italico. London did not hold the 1940 hurrah nor the 1948 Olympic Games. The five-ring banner was to be used in Rome in the Summer of 1960.
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