Rome

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History

According to ancient legend, the city of Rome was founded by the twin brothers Remus and Romulus, sons of the god Mars and the priestess Rhea Silvia. Abandoned at birth, they were raised by a she-wolf. Later, the two decide to found a city, but Romulus kills his brother in a fit of anger and names the city Rome, after himself.

Significance

Rome was the seat of the Roman Empire. It remained the most significant city in the Western world in terms of politics and wealth for nearly 1,000 years until the fall of the Roman Empire in the fifth century.

Population

Rome’s inhabitants (within the municipality) number around 2.7 million. The entire metropolitan area of Rome has an estimated population of 3.7 million people.

Location

Rome is located in central Italy in the Lazio region. The city is bordered by the Tiber River and lies about 15 miles from the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Fun fact

Rome has a museum dedicated to pasta. The National Museum of Pasta spans 11 rooms and two floors.

WhiteWater Music

Rome (Instrumental) by WhiteWater Music

Weather in spring

Average temperatures in Spring.Official figures - and our own experience bears this out - show the average daytime temperatures in April as around 20° Centigrade (68° Fahrenheit). The temperature at night can get quite chilly though and will drop to about 8°C, 46°F.

Primary language of rome

Latin was the official language of the Roman army until the mid-6th century, and remained the most common language for military use even in the Eastern empire until the 630s. By contrast, only two bishops are known to have spoken Latin at the ecumenical councils held during the reign of Theodosius II

Cost of airfare

$73.50 for Expedia

Two hotels

Relais 6 costs $116 and Hearth hotel costs $333

Activities

1.Eat Carciofi alla Giuda (artichokes Jewish style) and buy fresh baked cookies in the Jewish Ghetto area.

2. Buy ‘Jump the queue' tickets for vacation museum . Will save you hours and the groups are very small.

3. Enroll in Gladiatior School to experience the real Rome back in the day.

4. Visit the cat sanctuary at Largo Argentina.

5. Spend the day exploring the EUR zone of Rome where you’ll experience the city’s fascist architecture. Immerse yourself into ancient Roman life at the Roman Civilization Museum, get to know real, deep Italian folk culture at the Museo delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari and finally, see a modern, square colosseum.