Discover Italy: Photo Walk in Roma


Rome (Italian: Roma) is the capital and largest city of Italy located in the Lazio region, between the Apennine mountains and the Tyrrhenian Sea, along the shores of the Tiber river.

Five interesting facts about the city:

  • According to legend, it was founded by the two brothers, and demi-gods, Romulus and Remus, in 753 BC.
  • Its historic centre was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1980.
  • With over 2,800,000 residents, it is the fourth most populous city in the European Union.
  • In 2016, it was ranked the most visited city in Italy, the 3rd most visited in the European Union and the 14th most visited in the world.
  • Famous people born in Rome: Julius Caesar (Roman political leader; 100BC–44BC), Roberto Rossellini (film director; 1906–1977), Sophia Loren (actress; 1934), Eros Ramazzotti (musician; 1963).

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Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto
Church of Santa Maria di Loreto (Renaissance; built in the 16th century)

The Colosseum (built in the 1st AD)

Foro di Augusto
The Forum of Augustus (built in the 1st century BC)

Chiesa dei Santi Luca e Martina
Church of Saints Luke and Martin (Baroque; built in the 17th century)

Altare della Patria
The Vittoriano (Eclecticism; built in 1885–1925)

Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs
Façade of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs (Baroque; built in the 16th century)

Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri
Interior of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs (Baroque; built in the 16th century)

Palazzo di Giustizia
Back façade of the Palace of Justice (Neo-Renaissance; built in 1889–1919)

Citroën 2CV
Red Citroën 2CV

Italian scooters
Vespa scooters

Rome souvenirs
Souvenir magnets

Souvenir magnets
Souvenir magnets


Piazza Cavour
The Cavour square

Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore
Façade of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore (Baroque; built in 5th century)

Rome streetphoto
Street life 

Panoramic view of Rome

Have you ever been to Rome? What are your impressions of the city? Feel free to post a comment below.

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  1. Wow! Lots of these things I didn't know about. Great post!

  2. Oh wow, I didn't know these facts about Rome. I've always wanted to visit it though.