According to local legend the city of Rome was 'born' on April 21st 753 BC and most of the festivities to mark the occasion take place at the Campidoglio.
- When? Apr 2018
- Where? Various locations around Rome, Italy.
- Price: Free
Rome takes its birthday celebrations to the extreme with Natale di Roma; a celebration of the birth of the city. Local legend dictates that the city of Rome was discovered on April 21st 753 BC by Romulus and Remus and ever since the city has marked the occasion as a special one.
Most of the festivities take place around important archaeological areas such as the Campidoglio, Circus Maximus and the Roman Forum, but there are huge celebrations all across the city. Buildings are illuminated, live bands perform concerts in the Pantheon and massive numbers of fireworks are set off and light up the Roman sky as part of the fun to commemorate the birth of Rome. There are also parades and street performers who do their bit to bring a touch of history to the day. Many performers dress in traditional costumes worn by Roman soldiers, slaves and senators.
Many monuments and museums have free entry on the day, and many guided tours take place around the city so visitors can learn in detail about Rome's rich history.
- Get there: Fly to Rome and then drive or get a taxi to the city centre.
- Stay: Find accommodation in the popular Trastevere District.
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