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ROME HISTORY - HISTORY OF ROME ITALY - HISTORY ROME

History of Rome ItalyRome History - The city of Rome, Italy was founded in c.753. The actual city is built on seven hills. Palatino is one of the seven hills on which Rome was built and where most treasures were found. Quirinale is the highest of the seven hills and Viminale stands next to Quirinale. It is smaller in size. Another of the seven hill is Esquilino and it is the home of the great poets Virgilio and Orazio Further to the south are Celio and Aventino. Last but not least, is the hill Capitolino, which stands between Palatino and Quirinale. On the tops of the seven hills there are a number of beautiful views, but the best ones are from Pincio, the top of San Pitetro and Geanicolo.

The History of Rome is long and varied. Some key events in its past are as follows.

The soon to be Emperor Augustus defeated Mark Anthony and Cleopatra in 31 BC.

During the middleages there was a break with power from the east and this eventually led to the Papacy.

By the year 728 the Lombards converted to Roman Catholicism.

By the 1300’s both the Holy Roman Empire and the papacy turned their attention away from Italy.

In the 18th century the French Revolution helped to excite liberal Italians.

In 1919, Benito Mussolini was in power and the rise of fascism started.

April of 1945 Mussolini is captured and executed by the partisans.

The City of Rome is halfway down the Italian West Coast. The city itself is very large and the historical center is small. It is only 12 miles from the coast, and has the best of a major city along with the peace and calm of the Mediterranean beaches. It is now a major metropolitan city and is visited by people all over the world who come to see its vast cultural exhibits and bask in its glory.

 

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