Rome, the "eternal city" with its ancient history, reaches from the Rome Colosseum to the port of Ostia Antica to the majestic Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel. Because of its art, ancient history, beauty and it's architecture - and also because of its food and aroma- Rome is one of the world's most popular city.
Here are 12 interesting facts about Rome .
- There are about 900 churches and 280 fountains still present in Rome.
- Every year about 7,00,000 euros worth coins are tossed into Rome's Trevi Fountain which is donated to help the needy.
- In the early 4th century, the Romans built a 53,000-mile road network. Each Roman road was marked by a milestone which states that "all roads lead to Rome."
- In ancient Rome, only free-born men were allowed to wear togas, a sign of Roman citizenship whereas the women use to wear linen-tol, the female version of togos.
- Rome's mascot is a she-wolf who cares for Rome's mythical founders Romulus and Remus.
- In 1870, Rome became the capital of Italy, taking the title from Florence city.
- The law in Rome allows cats to live without mutilation in the place where they were born. the WILD CATS Can Climb The Walls Of The the Colosseum, Sleeping And Are Among The Ruins Of The Forums.
- The women of ancient Rome used to dye their hair with goat's fat and ash of beech wood.
- The first shopping mall in Rome was built between 107 and 110 AD by Emperor Trajan, which sold a wide range of goods and groceries.
- La Sapinja, Rome's first university founded in 1303 AD, is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world.
- There is a museum in Rome devoted entirely to pasta.
- St. Peter's Basilica is the largest church ever built inside Vatican City.