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Rome By The Numbers

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Ever thought about Rome in terms of numbers? We did and here are the numbers that tell the story of the Eternal City:

7 – Number of hills in Rome.
15 miles – Distance from central Rome to the sea.
43 years- Average age of a Roman resident.
70.5 degrees – Average high temperature in October, in Fahrenheit.
108.7 acres – Size of Vatican City.
800 square meters – Size of the Michelangelo’s masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
900+ – Number of churches in the city; most are Roman Catholic.
3,000€ – Amount of coins thrown into the Trevi Fountain daily.
50,000+ people – Capacity of the Colosseum in its prime.

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