Impressive facts about Rome you didn't know

Mar 04, 2015 883

You will never go thirsty in Rome, which boasts more drinking fountains than any other city in the world. But how many? Over 2,000, says Mekomy guide Esther Maurini.

Every time you order a cappuccino, you're making a reference to an order of Roman monks. The word originates from the Italian cappuccio - meaning 'hood' - a reference to the dress adopted by Rome's Capuchin friars. The Capuchin crypt is still decorated with the bones of 4,000 deceased monks from the order, guide Federica Dal Palù says.

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