Rome was built 15 miles away from the Tiber River. This helped the people of Rome have transportation to the Mediterranean world. It also provided a water source to the people. This helped because the government could trade with other cities to get the goods they needed to survive. All though it did help the Romans transport to other places, it also did for other people that my be enemies.
The Seven Hills
The Seven Hills of Rome are Aventine Hill, Caelian Hill, Capitoline Hill, Esquiline Hill, Palatine Hill, Quirinal Hill, and Viminal Hill. They kept unwanted visitors out. They served as great look outs, and helped make attacking easier because soldiers get tired going up, but not when coming down. Aim is also better from the top of the hills. One down side of living next to the Seven Hills is that they could have caused floods from water flowing down the sides.
The Tyrrhenian Sea
The Tyrrhenian Sea is part of the Mediterranean Sea. It helped Rome by providing yet another source of water. It also provided many sources of food and money. People could catch fish to sell and eat. The government could travel to many places just like the Tiber River.
The Alps provided isolation from the rest of the world. Not only do these help the Romans, but they protected all of Italy. They provided lots of fresh water which was melted from the top. This can be both good and bad, because it could flood the Romans. There are forests on the base of the mountain which help for hunting, even if it was a hard to hike.