Looking to travel to Rome, but can't swing a transatlantic trip? May we suggest the Rome of the Midwest? Scenically, just like Rome, Cincinnati is encircled by seven hills, Mount Adams to Fairview Heights.
In terms of Roman roots, while Rome’s name derives from the ancient myth of Romulus, “Cincinnati” comes by way of Roman legend Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus. And as Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountain celebrates a treasured Roman aqueduct, Cincinnati’s symbolic center and most-visited landmark, the Genius of Water (also known as the Tyler Davidson Fountain), honors the riches the Ohio River has bestowed upon the city. We’d argue with such undeniable similarities, the two metropolises are practically the same—except for three major differences. The Rome of the Midwest has the Great American Ball Park, Paul Brown Stadium and King’s Island, making it hands-down a bigger draw than its European doppelgänger.
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