The city of Rome, GA sits on the banks of the Oostanaula River, about 65 miles northwest of Atlanta, At about the center of a triangle created by Atlanta, Birmingham, AL, Chattanooga, TN and interstates 20, 59 and 75.
With about 35,000 thousand residents, Rome is a thriving community with roots dating back to the pre Civil War era. Downtown Rome has received the Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Presented to the city by the government of Italy in 1929, a replica of the famous Etruscan statue of the Capitoline Wolf stands in front of city hall in downtown Rome. Places of interest include the Rome Little Theater, the Martha Berry Museum, the Rome Area History Museum, and the Chieftains Museum, former home of Cherokee leader Major Ridge.
Hotels and motels in Rome are all located within 5 miles of downtown and area points of interest.