In a very special day for the city, find here 5 fun Rome facts for kids to prepare them well to visit the city. I will be waiting for you!
Happy birthday Rome! Today the Eternal city is 2,773 years old, not bad right? One of the most enchanting cities of the whole world has such a great history that sometimes word cannot describe. It definitely deserve to be visited, explored and lived with kids and I really really hope to be able to bring you there as soon as! But in the meantime, why don’t we explore it from home? I can help your curiosity telling you about some fun Rome facts that kids will love and remember when they will visit the city. Ready to go? Follow Tapsy!
ROME FACTS KIDS MUST KNOW: TAPSY’S TIPS
MORE FOUNTAINS THAN EVERYWHERE ELSE
Did you know that Rome has more fountains than any other city in the world? They are over 2,000! You can find them practically everywhere, from the big and famous Trevi fountain to the little ‘nasoni’, which are small fountains you can find at the corner of some street, an ideal stop if you are thirsty! Not all the fountains’ water is good in Rome, for example not the one used for big fountains and monument, so if you want to drink, nasoni are the right fountain to find!
ROME FACTS: PANTHEON ON THE 21ST OF APRIL
This day is not casual in the history of Rome, and Pantheon knows it so well. At twelve ‘o clock, the sun is perfectly vertical on Pantheon’s roof and bring its light inside the building. In the past, emperors and kings used this day to make their triumphal entrance in the Pantheon, like the Gods would hav e invited them in! So modest, right?
ROME FACTS: HOW MANY MONEY IN THE FOUNTAIN!
As I said before, Trevi Fountain is the most famous of Rome fountains. It’s beauty is the reason why hundred of people visit it everyday and launch a coin into the water, to have good luck. This makes Trevi the richest fountain of Rome, because at the end of everyday there are about 3,000 euros underwater, like 1,4 million a year. The municipality give them all in beneficence.
A MATRIOSKA STATE
Have you ever seen a State in the State? Or a State in a city? Well, in Rome you can! Many people forget that the Vatican, which hosts the famous St Peter’s basilica, is a total independent State, with its rules and privileges. In fact, you can access only to the basilica and Vatican museums, but you need a special permission to get inside the small city and its building, which are protected by walls.
THE CITY OF CATS
It is not unusual to see cats walking around in the city centre. One of the most fun Rome facts is about them, they are definitely a protected species! If you walk around Torre Argentina, you will see many of them in the roman ruins, which are considered their home. They are cured by an Association and represent a very good method against mice!