FUN FACTS ABOUT
By: Leah Shoup
Rome is the most visited city in Italy.
Approximately nine million international tourists visit Rome each year, making it the most visited city in Italy.
The Colosseum holds the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest amphitheater!
The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater in the world.
Ancient Romans probably just called it amphitheatrum, the Latin word for “amphitheater.” Historians refer to it as “the Flavian Amphitheater.”
The Colosseum had a different name.
The Vatican, also called
in Italian, is a sovereign, independent city-state with its own national anthem and flag.
Vatican City is a city-state inside of Rome.
Tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain is supposed to ensure that you'll return to the city one day. All coins are donated to charity!
People toss 3,000 euros into the Trevi Fountain daily.
A French diplomat paid for this monument and two Italian architects designed it. So, the Spanish Steps are really more French and Italian!
The Spanish Steps aren’t actually “Spanish.”
Historians estimate that the Roman Empire built 50,000 miles (80,000 km) of paved highway.
“All roads lead to Rome” was true in Ancient Rome.
Roman poet Tibullus was the first person to call Rome “The Eternal City." This concept became super popular to the extent that it's still in use today!
Rome is nicknamed “The Eternal City.”
Read more about interesting facts on Rome, Italy, here!