55 Fascinating Facts About Rome You Probably Didn’t Know

Rome, the capital of Italy, is an enchanting city characterized by culture and heritage. The city has so much to offer from beauty, tourism, and food to a fascinating history!

For thousands of years, Rome has been a city that attracts millions of people. Here are fifty-five interesting facts about Rome.

There are more than 2000 fountains in Rome, including the iconic Trevi Fountain.

Rome has over 2000 Fountains


Rome sits on the bank of the Tiber River, which splits into two. The river has thirty bridges that can be used to cross it.

One River, Thirty Bridges


Over the centuries, and throughout the battles held in the Colosseum, an estimate of over 500,000 people were killed, as well as around one million wild animals.

Colossal Casualties


Rome has more than fifty ancient monuments, dating back to as early as the second century BC.

Fifty Ancient Monuments


It’s no secret that the Romans had many different gods and goddesses. But some might say they took it too far when it comes to Cloacina (the sewer goddess), Crepitus (the god of flatulence) and Stercutius (the god of excretion).

The Gods of What?


Rome is home to 900 churches, and has the most Christian churches in the world. The oldest of these churches is the Basilica di Santa Maria in Trastevere.

The Land of (Almost) 1000 Churches


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