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Rome's birthday
21 April 2015

Rome's birthday

by Annalisa G+

Today Rome celebrates 2768 years. To pay tribute to his native Rome has organized many events: parades, processions and pageants in the most important archaeological sites: the Circus Maximus, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum and for the occasion some of the museums can be visited for free.

The legend

Romulus and Remus decided to celebrate their honor, to build a city on the site of their discovery, but inevitably they began the first clashes for the first decisions to be taken on city.  Romulus wanted to call Rome, Remo wanted to call Remuria inspired by their names, the two brothers decided to clash in various tests of ability to demonstrate their power and the Romulus won all. So it was that brother winner decides the name of the city and traced with a plow a furrow on the Palatine Hill that determined the boundaries of the city to be crossed only with his consent.
It was on April 21, 753 BC.

There are many museums in the capital today that will open their doors free of charge among them are the Centrale Montemartini, the Gallery of Modern Art and the Museum of Villa Torlonia

The Capitoline Museums instead, just close to 24:00 to accommodate the concerts of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia, while it will be possible from the Piazza del Campidoglio start a virtual journey from the Middle Ages to the years of Michelangelo to the Museum of Rome in Trastevere.

The wait is greater on the lighting of the Roman Forum that will be colored green, work designed and built by Vittorio Storaro, Oscar winner for photography of Apocalypse Now, Reds and The Last Emperor that will give new light to the Forum of Nerva, the Forum Augustus and Trajan's Forum. The opening ceremony will be held at 20.30, but access will be only for the accredited press.

One way to Rome to wish a Happy Birthday!

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