Julius Caesar had claimed that he was a descendant of the goddess Venus.
The car company Ferrari is named after its founder Enzo Ferrari.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is most famous for it leaning at an angle (by accident), but its traditional purpose is to serve as a bell tower for a local Italian cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church.
Between the 6th and 19th century, many monarchs had claimed the title of King of Italy, but the first king of a truly united Italy was Victor Emmanuel II who was King of Sardinia before ascending the better throne. Because of this Italians consider him the Father of the Fatherland.
Ironically in the early days of the Roman Empire, Christians were dubbed “atheists” by the Romans because they did not believe in the Roman/Greek gods.