Happy birthday Rome! Eternal City celebrates 2,775 years today

Rome marks Natale di Roma on 21 April. Rome celebrates 2,775 years today, 21 April, in a popular birthday tradition called Natale di Roma. The annual celebration - known in ancient times as Dies R...

Dies Natalis: the Pantheon's magical arc of light for Rome's birthday

Sun lights up Pantheon entrance on Rome’s birthday. Rome's birthday, known as Natale di Roma, falls on 21 April, and this year the city marks 2,775 years since its legendary founding by Romulus in 75...

Why does Italy celebrate Liberation Day on 25 April?

Festa della Liberazione is marked with a public holiday in Italy. Italy celebrates Liberation Day, known in Italian as Festa della Liberazione, with a national public holiday each year on 25 April....

Natale di Roma: Ancient Rome comes to life for city's 2,775th birthday

Natale di Roma is marked with re-enactments of ancient Roman customs from 21-24 April. Rome celebrates its 2,775th birthday on 21 April 2022. The annual event, known as Natale di Roma, is based on th...

The story of the prehistoric elephant and Rome's lost hill

Rome marks 90 years since an elephant skull was dug up near the Colosseum. An exhibition at Trajan's Markets in Rome recalls how the skull and left tusk of an extinct elephant species were discovered...

Rome reopens remains of Roman villa hidden for 2,000 years on the Aventine Hill

'Archaeological Box on the Aventine Hill' opens to larger tour groups. The remains of a magnificent Roman villa buried for almost 2,000 years at the foot of Rome's Aventine Hill opens to larger numbe...

Rome celebrates 2,775th birthday in 2022

Rome marks Natale di Roma with historical re-enactments. Rome celebrates its 2,775th birthday on 21 April 2022. Known as Natale di Roma, the annual birthday celebration is based on the legendary f...

Rome remembers the Fosse Ardeatine massacre

Rome marks the 78th anniversary of the Fosse Ardeatine massacre on 24 March 1944. On this day 78 years ago, the Nazi forces then occupying Rome carried out one of the most horrific atrocities against...

Ides of March: Rome remembers Julius Caesar

Rome remembers the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March in 44 BC. The Ides of March was the 74th day in the Roman calendar, determined by the full moon, and corresponded to 15 March....

S. Francesca Romana: Rome patron saint of drivers

Francesca Romana was declared patron saint of drivers in 1925. The feast day of the patron saint of motorists, S. Francesca Romana (1384-1444), is marked in Rome each year on 9 March. The Roman sa...

The curious story of Rome's talking statues

A brief history of Rome's talking statues. The tradition of Rome's talking statues dates back to the 16th century when the city's resident began to show their discontent against the oppressive power...

Michelangelo's magnificent Moses in Rome

Rome's S. Pietro in Vincoli hosts the chains of St Peter as well as Michelangelo's Moses. The church of S. Pietro in Vincoli, known in English as St Peter in Chains, is a minor basilica hidden away i...

Italy remembers victims of the Foibe massacres

Italy marks Giorno del Ricordo on 10 February. Italy on Thursday commemorates the victims of the Foibe mass killings in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Istria and Dalmatia by Tito's partisans, both during and...

What did the Ancient Romans eat?

A brief survey of the diet in Ancient Rome. "We are what we eat," according to a much-gnawed chestnut. Early ancient Romans might therefore have been categorised as porridge-guzzling barbarians by th...

Italy remembers the horror of the Holocaust

Italy remembers victims of the Holocaust 77 years after the liberation of Auschwitz. Italy marks International Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January with hundreds of commemorative events on the 77t...

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