Photos of Roma courtesy of Wikipedia
A view of Rome: the top left picture to the is theColosseum, followed (left to right) by the Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II, the Piazza della Repubblica, theCastel Sant' Angelo, the Trevi Fountain, the dome of St. Peter's Basilica and finally an aerial view of the city's historic centre.
Today is the 2,763rd Birthday of the city of Roma. As according to legend Rome was founded on April 21st, 753 BC by Romulus and Remus. In roman mythology, they are the twin sons of the priestess Rhea Silvia and Mars, the god of war. The twins narrowly escaped an attempt to drown them in their infancy and were supposedly rescued and raised by a she-wolf. When they became adults they apparently decided to build a city and while arguing over who should rule and thereby name the city Romulus killed Remus. The city of Roma was born!
According to legend, Rome was founded in 753 BC by Romulus and Remus, who were partly raised by a she-wolf. Find out more by clicking on the blue links which will take you to the relevant Wikipedia pages.
Image courtesy of http://www.vignaclarablog.it/2010041710189/21-aprile-2010-roma-compie-2763-anni/ where more detailed information of events can be found
From April 18th to the 23rd in Roma there will be over 30 events and 70 free guided tours at 19 archaeological sites and monuments and 18 museums taking place to celebrate. A grand finale will take place that recalls the history of the City with lights, sounds and fireworks from the terrace of Pincio. A local festival has taken place since 1870 to encourage the Romans to gain a better knowledge of their historical heritage.
Below is the link to another Blog post about Roma's Birthday.
Tanti Auguri Roma