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10 Fun & Interesting Facts About Rome, Italy

Updated on March 22, 2012

There are many interesting aspects to Rome Italy and a lot of fun facts too. So sit back listen and you might just learn something about this interesting and historical city of Rome Italy. For example did you know that Rome was originally built on top of seven hills? Or that some of the architectural wonders of this once great empire are older now then previously thought? Come read with me while we discover some other unique treasures of this city.

1. Rome has been called the eternal city. Rome was originally founded almost 700 years before the birth of our Christ. On the historic day of April 21st of every year the Roman gather in the center of this city and celebrate their founding. The celebration contains magnificent parades, shows, and historical reenactments.

2. to the glory of the roman gods there was a historic building built called the Pantheon near or around 30 B.C. It was designed and commissioned by Marcus Agrippa and is one of the only original historic monuments of old Rome still standing today. But what is so unique about this is that it entombs Italy’s first king Vittorio Emanuele II.

3. On one dark side of Rome stands a park called “The Park of monsters” It is a grisly place with statues and horrific figures of Hercules slaying the gigantic ogre. You can walk through the ogre and even hear the growl some people say as it swallows you whole.

4. Another fun fact is that in the Baths of Caracalla were once the community bathing house for all of Rome. It once stood on over 40 acres and could handle 2000 people at a time. What’s left now is only ruins but still magnificent ruins they are.

5. we all know that pasta comes from Italy and the Italians have taking this in stride and done a museum up dedicated only to the history of pasta. It showcases the cooking, delivering setup and history of pasta from all over the world.

6. The largest church ever designed and built sits in the center of Rome’s Vatican city, St Peters Basilica.

7. Rome also contains one of mankind’s monuments dedicated to death and entertainment for thousands of people in the old Rome the Coliseum.

8. In old roman times there was once a dedicated Christian sec known as the Capuchin monks. These dedicated religious followers have a sanctuary of bones that create symbolic works of art in a series of chapels. Some of the bones are still fully intact and on display to the public.

9. The largest museum in the world sits inside the Vatican city walls. The Vatican museum and its works of art are on display for the public year round. You can see thousands of pieces of history and not cover a third of it in one day.

10. Inside the Vatican city also stands St peters Basilica it stood erect for more than 1200 years until it nearly completely collapsed and rebuilt to it previous splendor in the early 1500’s.. On display is some of the greatest artist the world has ever seen and is a must be place to stop on any tour.


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    Purple Perl 

    6 years ago from Bangalore,India

    Many thanks for the lesser known facts of Rome.Awesome pics too.

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    Peg Cole 

    8 years ago from Dallas, Texas

    Fascinating facts about Italy. Would love to see it all first hand. Thanks for sharing the great pictures and information here.

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    Kadmiels 

    8 years ago from Florida

    Im glad you enjoyed my hub :)

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    Mary Krenz 

    8 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

    I am Italian, but have never been to Italy, I enjoyed reading about Rome. Thanks!

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    Maria Cristina Aquino Santander 

    8 years ago from Manila

    Great hub with great and interesting facts about Rome. Thank you for sharing this great wealth of information.Blessings to you and your family as well. Regards.

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    Dolores Monet 

    8 years ago from East Coast, United States

    Sure would love to visit Rome. Such a beautiful, historic, and art filled place. Ahhh.....someday!

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