Bucharest – Capitoline Wolf Statue

Known locally as the Statuia Lupoaicei, this statue was given to the people of Romania in 1906 by the Government of Italy and is a copy of a similar one in Rome. The Italians gave statues like this to numerous countries and it depicts a wolf nurturing Romulus and Remus, the founders of Rome.

For many years this was located at the Piata Romana (the Roman Square seemed an appropriate place for it), but it’s now at the intersection between Bulevardul Ion C. Brătianu and Strada Lipscani. There are over twenty-five Capitoline Wolf statues across Romania and I can’t imagine that any other country, with perhaps the obvious exception of Italy, has more.