Happy 2762 Birthday

According to the first-century BC historian Marcus Terentius Varro 2762 years ago today ( April 21, 753 BC) Romulus gave up She-Wolf milk and set up shop on the Palatine Hill. And it would appear that recent archaeological evidence backs up this story – or at least the part about the earliest settlement in what was to become Roma.

The City of Roma has arranged a full calender of events for the celebration – concerts of all kinds, walks, talks, open air theatre and just general celebration. And because this week is also La Settimana della Cultura(The Week of Culture) most museums – not just in Roma but throughout Italy – are free. All and all not a bad week to be here in Roma.

Happy Birthday Roma, for 2762 you still got a lot of life in you.

21 aprile – il Natale di Roma

Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

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