60+ Best Rome Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy as well as the capital of the Lazio region. The city has been a major human settlement for almost three millennia. Profoundly inspirational Rome quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

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Famous Rome Quotes

Ancient Rome was a violent place. James Purefoy

You look at passers-by in Rome and think, ‘Do they know what they have here?’ Frank McCourt

You fall in love with Rome very slowly, little by little, but if it happens, it’ll be for a lifetime. Nikolaj Gogol

Rome is one of my favourite cities in the world. Erin Heatherton

Rome holds my psyche in balance. Whenever I’m there, it’s like a holiday. Giambattista Valli

From the dome of St. Peter’s one can see every notable object in Rome… He can see a panorama that is varied, extensive, beautiful to the eye, and more illustrious in history than any other in Europe. Mark Twain

Rome is not like any other city. It’s a big museum, a living room that shall be crossed on one’s toes. Alberto Sordi

Men did not love Rome because she was great. She was great because they had loved her. J.K Chesterton

Rome is the city of echoes, the city of illusions, and the city of yearning. Giotto di Bondone

Rome is a little bit different. There is something in Rome, incredible, like in a Fellini movie. Everybody’s screaming and laughing very loud. Alessandro Michele

If I’m in Rome for only 48 hours, I would consider it a sin against God to not eat cacio e pepe, the most uniquely Roman of pastas, in some crummy little joint where Romans eat. I’d much rather do that than go to the Vatican. That’s Rome to me. Anthony Bourdain

There’s one thing that I like about Rome that was stated by Napoleon: that from sublime to pathetic is only one step away. And in Rome there’s a constant shifting between sublime and pathetic. Paolo Sorrentino

She had always been fond of history, and here [in Rome] was history in the stones of the street and the atoms of the sunshine. Henry James

Inspirational Rome Quotes

When in Rome, live as the Romans do; when elsewhere, live as they live elsewhere. Saint Ambrose

Rome is a very loony city in every respect. One needs but spend an hour or two there to realize that Fellini makes documentaries. Fran Lebowitz

Rome is built on ruins and is quote breathtaking, what makes you think you can’t be too?”

Rome is one enormous mausoleum. There, the past lies visibly stretched upon his bier. There is no today or tomorrow in Rome; it is perpetual yesterday. Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Yes, I have finally arrived to this Capital of the World! I now see all the dreams of my youth coming to life… Only in Rome is it possible to understand Rome. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The thing I love about Rome is that it has so many layers. In it, you can follow anything that interests you: town planning, architecture, churches, or culture. It’s a city rich in antiquity and early Christian treasures, and just endlessly fascinating. There’s nowhere else like it. Claire Tomalin

Although the modern image of the imperial city is dominated by the ruins of the Coliseum and the Forum, the economic life of ancient Rome centered on side streets filled with apartments, shops, and horrea. William J. Bernstein

In the evening we came upon the Coliseum when it was already twilight. When one looks at it, all else seems little. The edifice is so vast, that one cannot hold the image of it in one’s soul: in memory, we think it smaller and then return to it again to find it every time greater than before. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Rome is magic. Maria Grazia Cucinotta

All the bad things that have ever happened to me have always happened in Rome. Richard Burton

How is it possible to say an unkind or reverential word of Rome? The city of all time, and of all the world! Nathaniel Hawthorne

Rome was great in arms, in government, in law. Goldwin Smith

In Rome, it seems as if there were so many things which are more wanted in the world than pictures. George Eliot

I’m sure when they partied when Rome was burning, that was a really great party. Adam McKay

When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome. Miguel de Cervantes

In ‘Roma,’ I wanted to get across the idea that underneath Rome today is ancient Rome. So close. I am always conscious of that, and it thrills me. Imagine being in a traffic jam at the Coliseum! Rome is the most wonderful movie set in the world… As was the case with many of my film ideas, it was inspired by a dream. Federico Fellinia

All roads indeed lead to Rome, but theirs also is a more mystical destination, some bourne of which no traveler knows the name, some city, they all seem to hint, even more eternal. Richard Le Gallienne

night like this around the gleaming slate cobblestones of Rome with someone’s arm around me. André Aciman

Rome has not seen a modern building in more than half a century. It is a city frozen in time. Richard Meier

Rome knew love, better than I ever could, so I let the city take her hand, and followed close behind, picking up the pieces of her melting heart. Atticus

I thought I knew everything when I came to Rome, but I soon found I had everything to learn. Edmonia Lewis

Amazing Rome Quotes

Rome is a city wherein every corner you have a reminder of the sacred world. That’s why I have sacred music, minimalist sacred music, which is also music I like because, at the end of the day, that’s what I want to do. Paolo Sorrentino

Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness. Livy

Ancient Rome was as confident of the immutability of its world and the continual expansion and improvement of the human lot as we are today. Arthur Erickson

Rome seems a comfort to those with the ambitious soul of an Artist or a Conqueror. Pietros Maneos

Oddly enough, I’m not religious but I’m also very fond of St Peter’s in Rome. When I’m there, I always know there’s a good meal not far away. Jonathan Pryce

A fool is one who admires other cities without visiting Rome. Francesco Petrarca

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what’s going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate? Will Rogers

I sometimes fancy,” said Hilda, on whose susceptibility the scene always made a strong impression, that Rome–mere Rome–will crowd everything else out of my heart. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Rome was not built in a day. Proverb

If we could be reborn wherever we chose, how crowded Rome would be, populated by souls who had spent their previous lives longing to inhabit a villa on the Janiculum Hill Francine Prose

The fall of Rome seemed unthinkable to people at the time but inevitable to historians reflecting upon it with the benefit of context. Mary Pilon

Rome is a place almost worn out by being looked at, a city collapsing under the weight of reference. Graham Joyce

I like things that are kind of eclectic when one thing doesn’t go with another. That’s why I love Rome. The town itself is that way. It’s where Fascist architecture meets classic Renaissance, where the ancient bangs up against the contemporary. It has a touch of everything. Giambattista Valli

Going around Rome, you can find beauty because, quite simply, Rome is very beautiful. But the beauty of the people is sometimes harder to discover. Paolo Sorrentino

I found Rome built of bricks; I leave her clothed in marble. Caesar Augustus

I try to look at the Pantheon every chance I get since I am here in Rome after all, and an old proverb says that anyone who goes to Rome without seeing the Pantheon goes and comes back an ass.’ Elizabeth Gilbert

Italy has changed. But Rome is Rome. Robert De Niro

In Rome, I particularly love the history, churches, sculptures, and architecture and the fact that you can walk along a tiny cobbled street and turn the corner to find the Trevi Fountain. Philip Treacy

I think there are two cities in the world – New York and Rome. Frank McCourt

Italy will never be a normal country. Because Italy is Italy. If we were a normal country, we wouldn’t have Rome. We wouldn’t have Florence. We wouldn’t have the marvel that is Venice. Matteo Renzi

To Rome, for everything. Cervantes

They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job. Brian Clough

Her smile, I’m sure, burnt Rome to the ground. Mark Z. Danielewski

Rome was a poem pressed into service as a city. Anatole Broyard

Life is a combination of magic and pasta. Federico Fellini

The beauty of Rome is that you can wander into a pizzeria just about anywhere and get a real Italian pizza that’s thankfully worlds away from the Super Supreme I used to order at Pizza Hut as a kid. Ed Stoppard

I am a sucker for those old traditional places, and Rome is as good as it gets, particularly when you throw in Italian food. Roger Federer

All things atrocious and shameless flock from all parts to Rome. Tacitus

Rome will exist as long as the Coliseum does; when the Coliseum falls, so will Rome; when Rome falls, so will the world. Saint Venerable Bede

Rome – the city of visible history, where the past of a whole hemisphere see moving in funeral procession with strange ancestral images and trophies gathered from afar. George Eliot

Oh, Rome! my country! city of the soul! Lord Byron

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