Major locations in the city. Flag of the city. Rome was the capital city for much of the history of the Roman Empire. According to legend, it was founded by either Romulus or Aeneas. The city is said to have been founded in 753 BCE on the Palatine Hill. Retrieved from "https://history.wikia.org/wiki/Rome?oldid=25515" Categories: Italy Rome Italian cities Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.