The Eternal City turns 2,762 on 21 April, which is believed to be the date of its mythical founding by the twins Romulus and Remus in 753 BC. To celebrate, the capital will turn back the clock for a week of historical re-enactments from gladiator training to a patrician wedding.

Festivities get underway on 17 April at 18.00 at the Carcere Mamertino in the Roman forum with a re-enactment of the