- Rome is over 2,000 years old
- The national flag is green, white and red Modern Rome has 280 fountains and more than 900 churches.
- Nearly 700,000 euros worth of coins is tossed into Rome’s Trevi Fountain each year. The proceeds are donated to Caritas to help those in need.
- The Romans had built a road network of 53,000 miles by the early fourth century. Each Roman mile was about 4,800 feet and marked by a milestone, giving birth to the saying “All roads lead to Rome.”
- In Ancient Rome, only free-born men were allowed to wear togas, a sign of Roman citizenship. Women wore stoles, the female version of togas, made from linen.
- The mascot of Rome is a she-wolf that cared for brothers Romulus and Remus, the mythological founders of Rome.
Rome, Italy‚s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins such as the Forum and the Colosseum evoke the power of the former Roman Empire. Vatican City, headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church, has St. Peter‚s Basilica and the Vatican Museums, which house masterpieces such as Michelangelo‚s …