21 April is the 2,763rd anniversary of the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC.

The city is marking the occasion with a programme of events over several days, including free guided tours of archaeological sites and monuments, lectures, historical re-enactments with the Gruppo Storico Romano and music performances. The celebrations culminate in a sound and light performance on 21 April in Piazza del Popolo at 22.00 followed by fireworks on the Pincio at 23.00.

Other highlights include the evening opening of the Capitoline Museums and the temporary exhibition L

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