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CULTURE: ROME celebrates its 2770 year old Birthday on 21 April 2017

Apr 21st, 2017 | By | Category: Events

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Without a doubt, the city of Rome, also known as the ‘Eternal City’ has touched the hearts and minds of many. Proverbs such as “All roads lead to Rome” are no accident but instead come about due to the enormous feats that this empire
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Without a doubt, the city of Rome, also known as the ‘Eternal City’ has touched the hearts and minds of many. Proverbs such as “All roads lead to Rome” are no accident but instead come about due to the enormous feats that this empire created, such as an impressive road network of over 50,000 miles spreading its culture, politics, trade, commerce and influence throughout the known world. Other anchievements include the innovative aquaduct system (some of which is still used today), bringing citizens underground sewage systems and ornate public baths.

Though Rome is ancient, it is most certanly a city that stays eternally young. 2770 years ago, on April 21, Rome was founded by the mythical Romulus, who killed twin brother Remes to become ruler and founder. If you are lucky enough to be in Rome today, head to the Circus Maximus aka the tracciato del solco around 3pm to take part in the city’s birthday celebrations which include historical renactments. On Sunday, April 23rd you can check out the full costumed parade departing 11:15 in the center of Rome in route to the Circus Maximus.

The city is currently in full swing celebrating its birthday with a series of exciting parades and events. In order to follow the fun, we encourage you to search the hashtag #NatalediRoma and follow accounts on twitter such as browsingrome and saverome, otherwise head to instagram to see the up close and person shots of Rome’s BBClocalite Erica Firpo. You can find additional information about what events are currently on today (including open-air concerts) – See more at: http://www.italymagazine.com/news/forever-young-rome-celebrates-its-2770th-birthday#sthash.Osc0HYRL.dpuf

Source: Italy Magazine

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