Natale di Roma
Natale di Roma
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Celebrate Rome’s birthday in style on April 21 each year. There is an impressive parade of about 2,000 participants, which begins at the Circo Massimo with historically accurate costumes, ranging from fierce centurions with armor and bearskins to Vestal Virgins and Roman children. Throughout the day there are reenactments of battles and rituals, and the day ends with a light show on the imperial forums and fireworks over the Colosseum
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Neighborhood: Campitelli
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  • Fori Imperiali-Colosseo • 7 min walk
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VincenzoB
Rome, Italy74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
Since 2002 on the Sunday closest to April 21st, the day Rome was born, hundreds of historical reenactors gather on Circus Maximus for a series of events truly spectacular. Following ceremonies in the Circus area, a parade follows near Teatro di Marcello, Capitolium,Piazza Venezia, Via dei Fori Imperiali and the Coliseum. In the afternoon a spectacular battle occurs in front of the Palatine between Romans and Barbarians or in a civil struggle between Roman Legions. More than 1,000 reenactors members of associations come from European countries which were part of the Roman Empire. Completely free, easy to observe from the lawn and sidewalks. A really memorable experience!
Written April 16, 2014
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EirlysJG
Marlborough, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016
Saw this event on TripAdvisor - but actually nowhere else. So did a google search and found a draft itinerary. Several hundred people all dressed in serious period costume from what I assume were battle re-enactment groups from all around the world congregated in Circus Maximus prior to parading through the streets of Rome to celebrate Rome's birthday. We went to the Circus Maximus and I would recommend doing so - as you get up close and personal to the participants and the costumes are amazing.
It is actually a competition too (I think) - but as the commentary is in Italian I am unsure. After the meeting and presentation of the groups then they proceeded to march walk around Rome.
Whole thing amazing. Perhaps the fact that I took 500 photos speaks for itself!
Written April 27, 2016
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA10,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
This event celebrates the founding of Rome in 753BC, events occur on either side of April 21st, including; the crowning of Dea Roma, a match of Harpastum, gladiator fights and a Palilia ceremony. We were fortunate enough to be in Rome for the Easter 2019 holiday and the birthday celebration coincided with the Easter festivities. On the 21st, we attended the event in the Circus Maximus and watched the Harpastum players depart for the field. We then returned on the 22nd to watch the grand parade with more than 1500 re-enactors. What a celebration. Thank you Grvppo Storico Romano for hosting this event and in particular to Sergio Iacomoni for taking the time to explain the event and the passion involved.
Written October 14, 2019
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fwys
Singapore, Singapore44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Solo
a display of folks wearing roman costumes coming together for a show.
great for family to have a picnics too.
Written May 4, 2016
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ItsSick
Beijing, China5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2016 • Family
The interesting part for the kids are the demonstration with the horses and soldiers, and it's hard to tell when they occur
Written April 22, 2016
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Albano m
Governador Valadares, MG54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Rome is a great city for sightseeing, there are several places to go, especially on foot, there are several attractions nearby, it's worth it
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Written April 28, 2024
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Mayrinck
219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Rome has Christmas attractions on several streets and large stores are preparing to attract the attention of tourists.
As is the case with Dior in the Plaza de España, creative lighting as well as a large Christmas tree decorated with replicas of its perfume bottles
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Written December 25, 2023
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Nero
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
A true European festival with many participating nations belonging to the ancient Roman Empire. Great emotion for a Great Rome
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Written October 3, 2023
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