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5 Things About Georgia’s Rome That Make You Go Hmmm

Posted July 3, 2018 by Georgia's Rome in Life in Rome, Lists

Rome has it all, hidden treasures, great outdoors, quirky things, countless exciting experiences, and of course, delicious food. With this list, we’re going to take a closer look at some of the things that make people scratch their heads, and discover their stories.

The Origin of Our Capitoline Wolf

The Capitoline Wolf is a complete replica of the original in Italy

Our replica of Italy’s original Capitoline Wolf, was an official gift from the Roman Governor, by order of Benito Mussolini and was presented when Chatillion Corporation Silk Mills relocated from Milan to Georgia’s Rome in 1929!

Jamwich Puts Jam on Almost Everything

Jammin’ out with delicious goodness at Jamwich

If you haven’t heard me singing praises about Jamwich by now, then you’ve really been missing out. I admit I was in the same boat thinking that they specialized in PB&J sammies, but when I bought my first jamwich, my life was changed and I’ve been coming back ever since. With tons of delicious combinations, you’re in for a treat.

What Even IS Geocaching?

Think sort of like Pokemon GO, but you find actual stuff, and no risk of a traffic violation

Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor adventure that is happening all the time, all around the world. To play, participants use the Geocaching app and/or a GPS device to navigate to cleverly hidden containers called geocaches. There are millions of geocaches in 190 countries waiting to be discovered—there are probably even some near you right now. Did you know that Floyd County has over 200 caches to discover!

The Name Behind Rome’s Favorite Beer

Named after one of the more well-known and infamous Romans

The legend of Peggy Snead, a woman credited with running an internationally famous brothel for over 40 years, is one of the most prominent historical figures of Rome. Conversely, she was also known to be caring to those less fortunate in the community; buying groceries for the hungry, purchased clothes for those less fortunate and even bought a few people their first television sets.

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