"Rome wasn't built in a day"
Probably the most famous legend of the founding of Rome regards Romulus and Remus, the twin sons of the Vestal Virgin Rhea Silvia, who were rescued by a she-wolf until a herdsman found and raised them. In fact, the she-wolf suckling the twins has been the symbol of Rome since ancient times.
The original city was held by tradition to have been founded by Romulus on the Palatine Hill, one of the seven hills of early Rome. Of the seven hills of current Rome, five(Aventine, Caelian, Esquiline, Quirinal and Viminal hills) are populated with magnificent monuments, buildings and parks. The Capitoline now hosts the Municipality of Rome, and the Palatine Hill is an archeological area. What began with small developments on these hills has developed into a metropolis where each age has left an indelible mark.
This is why Rome has a charm that no other city in the world has: its 2000-years old monuments, its magnificent renaissance and baroque churches, its charming alleys in the historical centre will leave you breathless as will modern buildings such as the new Auditorium.