Roman Location: Based on legend, Rome was founded in 753 B.C. by Romulus and Remus, sons of the god Mars and a Latin Princess. The twins were abandoned near the Tiber River and chose to construct a city near that spot. But what actually happened was men chose to construct a city there because of its location and its fertile soil. Rome was built upon seven rolling hills, Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, Viminal. Rome was located close to the center of the Italian Peninsula near the Mediterranean Sea.
Ancient Rome had many hills and rivers like Greece but they were very easy to cross through so unlike Greece they turned inward into land for their trades instead of overseas like Greeks. The Italian Peninsula where Ancient Rome was once had many plains, hills, and mountains that affected very much the climate of Italy. Italy's hills and plains and where it is located makes it have gentle winters, hot summers, calm rainfall, and heavy precipitation during winters. Since Rome had many plains there was alot of farming about 90 percent of the people in Rome were involved in farming.Also Rome had a strong navy due to the fact that it was very close to water.