*Modern Rome has 280 fountains and more than 900 churches.
*Nearly 700,000 euros worth of coins are tossed into Rome’s Trevi Fountain each year. The proceeds are donated to Caritas to help those in need.
*The Romans had built a road network of 53,000 miles by the early fourth century. Each Roman mile was about 4,800 feet and marked by a milestone, giving birth to the saying “All roads lead to Rome.” *The mascot of Rome is a she-wolf that cared for brothers Romulus and Remus, the mythological founders of Rome.
*Rome became the capital city of unified Italy in 1870, taking the title from Florence.
*The first ever shopping mall was built in Rome between 107 and 110 AD by Emperor Trajan. It sold a wide variety of goods and grocery items.
*Rome’s first university, La Sapienza, established in 1303 AD, is the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world.
*Rome has a museum dedicated entirely to pasta.
*St Peter’s basilica inside Vatican City is the largest church ever constructed.
*Rome, Italian Roma, the historic city and capital of Roma province, of Lazio region , and of the country of Italy. Rome is located in the central portion of the Italian peninsula, on the Tiber River about 15 miles inland from the Tyrrhenian Sea.
*The province of Rome is a matching frame for the many treasures of the capital, and the surrounding area has, more or less directly, experienced the influence of the history of the Eternal City.
*A region with a great deal to offer: sea, nature, good food and villages rich in history and art. The sea, the hills, lakes, rivers and vineyards: the surroundings of Rome offer a kaleidoscope of diversity and attractions for nature lovers.
The subway has an X shape, with both lines meeting at the Central Railway Station, Termini.
Line A links Anagnina, in the south, with Battistini.
Line B goes from Laurentina to Rebibbia.
Line B1 goes from Laurentina to Jonio
Line C work is in progress
The metro operates from 05:30 to 23:30 (00:30 on Saturdays) every 3-4 minutes during rush hours, every 5-6 minutes during the day, and every 8-10 minutes in the early morning and late evening.
Licensed taxis are white, have an identification number, and are equipped with a taxi-meter.
A taxi can be called at the following telephone numbers: 063570, 064994, 065551.
There are two companies providing a bus service in Rome: ATAC and COTRAL.
Lines and timetables may be consulted on the following websites: