Rome was a peninsula, witch means it was surrounded by water on three sides. Also, if you look like it on the map, it looks like a boot.
Influences of Etruscan Sports
Romulus and Remus were thrown in a river to drown bu a wolf picked them up and raised them as her own. As they grew up they can back to human life. The king died and they didn't know what to name a city so they fought. They fought so intensely that Remus even died. That is why Rome is the name.
Influences of Greek Architecture
The Romans became very good builders and they used techniques from the Etruscans. They built very cool structers that we even use today (more modern).