Rome marks Ides of March with re-enactment of Caesar's murder.15 March. The Gruppo Storico Romano stages an historical re-enactment of the dramatic events that occurred in Rome on the Ides of March, culminating in the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC.The event is being staged at 14.00 on Friday 15 March at the Largo Argentina archaeological site, which is about to undergo a €1 million restoration project funded by luxury jeweller Bulgari.
The re-enactment of Caesar's murder is followed by a funeral procession to the Temple of Divus Iulius in the heart of the Roman Forum.
This unassuming site marks the spot where Caesar was cremated, and is located to the eastern side of the central Forum area. Each year people commemorate Caesar's death by leaving flowers inside the temple.
For details of the Ides of March events see the Gruppo Storico Romano website.