Roma Caput Mundi
Built (as the legend says) by Romulus and Remus on 21st of April in 753 b.C., the famous capital of the Italian Republic rises on the banks of the Tiber river.
The city anciently developed on the famous seven hills: Aventine, Palatine, Esquiline, Viminal, Quirinal, Caelian and Capitoline. But, besides the historical hills, in Rome you will find more equally famous hills, like the Gianicolo, Monte Mario, Monteverde, the Pincio and Montesacro.
In the last decades, the surroundings of the city have grown. This is demonstrated by, for example, the EUR district, built by Mussolini during the Fascist Period as Esposizione Universale di Roma (Universal Exhibition of Rome). This district is nowadays no more considerated as outskirts, because of the fast growth of contiguous districts.
Rome is the most crowded city in Italy and it is in the fourth place in Europe, after London, Berlin and Madrid.
Many symbols are bond to the Eternal City, such as the Coliseum, the famous Flavian Amphiteatre, the acronym SPQR, that in the ancient empire remembered the union between senate and common people, and nowadays it is present in the official badge of the city. Other symbols are the She-wolf of the Capital, that feeds the founders of the city, still babies and, last but not least, the famous Vatican City, symbol of Christianity worldwide.
Oratius, in his “Carmen Saeculare” says: “You will never be able to see anything greater then Rome“.