Natale di Roma

From: Rome Festivals and Events 2012 - 2013

See also: Circus Maximus

Natale di Roma
The city of Rome celebrates its birthday on the 21st of April in honour of its humble beginnings in 753BC, which as legend has it was founded by twins known as Romulus and Remus, who were rescued and raised by a she-wolf after being condemned to die.

The city celebrates with several events such as fascinating reenactments of the history of Rome including the story of Romulus and Remus and several exciting battle scenes between Romans and Barbarians, these events take place at several locations with the most impressive taking place within the Circus Maximus.

Many of the monuments and museums permit free entry on this day and there are several guided tours around the city that can also provide wealth of knowledge about Rome's rich and colourful history.

Another focal point to this celebration are lively street performers and street parades where you can enjoy the traditional costumes of historical figures such as Roman soldiers, barbarians, slaves and senators.

There are live bands and concerts being performed on the day at various locations such as the Pantheon and Piazza del Campidoglio and there is an impressive fireworks display to round the day off.

Date of Natale di Roma
The event is celebrated on the 21st of April, although there are often plenty of events taking place during the week before.

There are events throughout the city with the majority taking place at the Circo Massimo which is easily accessible by subway to Colosseo station, by bus and taxi all of which run frequent services to Palentine Hill, Colosseum and Circus Maximus.