Happy Birthday Rome!!

Colosseum on April 21, 2012 - Rome's Birthday

Colosseum on April 21, 2012 – Rome’s Birthday

Each year we celebrate a birthday, and Rome is no different.  On April 21, 2012 Rome celebrated its 2,763rd birthday and counting! It has endured Caesars and Dictators, war and earthquakes, and millions of tourists each year.
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Historic Parade by the Colosseum, Rome

Historic Parade by the Colosseum, Rome

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In honor of Rome’s birthday, on Sunday (closest to Rome’s Birthday) historic groups from all over Italy (and abroad) representing Ancient Rome’s different eras from the pre-Roman Etruscans, to Imperial Rome and Barbarians who sacked it, gather for a parade that begins in Circus Maximus, travels through Piazza Venezia and along Via dei Fori Imperiali, encircles the Colosseum and returns back to Circus Maximus.

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Historic Group

Historic Group

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The events don’t end here: after the parade, prepare for an afternoon of spectacular shows inside the Circus Maximus from gladiator fights, ancient funeral ceremonies, dancing, music andbattle reenactments.

On April 21 you can expect evening celebrations taking place on Via dei Fori Imperiali.

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Evening Performance and Light Show, April 21 2011

Evening Performance and Light Show, April 21 2011

In 2011 a live orchestra and reciting of historical events (and special tribute to the beatification of Pope John Paul II) accompanied an impressive light show against the walls of the ancient Trajan’s Market.

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Concert, evening April 21, 2012 featuring Ennio Morricone

Concert, evening April 21, 2012 featuring Ennio Morricone

In 2012 a live concert was organized featuring the famous composer and conductor Ennio Moricone.
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If your visit to Italy includes April 21, be sure to come to Rome and help celebrate its impressive history that is still quite visible today in its monuments, streets, and traditions.
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