On 21st April will be the celebration of the birth of Rome. Every year, Rome celebrates with numerous events take place around the city and if you are in Rome you will be lucky enough to be entertained and have be able to see all sorts of activities. Buildings are lite up and there are reenactments from Roman history, there are concerts, fireworks, parades and gladiator shows.
The history of Rome
The founding of Rome is said to have started with two brothers. Born to Rhea Silva, Romulus and Remus were believed to be the result of Rhea’s rape by war god, Mars. Rhea was the daughter of one of the local kings, Numitor, who lost his throne to Amulius. Amulius ordered Rhea to become a Vestal Virgin and it was Amulius that sent the twins floating down the river. The babies were washed up near Palatine Hill, where a she-wolf fed the children, before they were found and cared for by a shepherd and his wife.
Being the sons of the war god, they grew up bold and strong. The twins killed Amulius and put Numitor back on the throne, before setting out to found their own city. The brothers could not agree and they quarrelled, resulting in Romulus killing Remus. To ensure the future population of the new city, Romulus organised the rape of the Sabine women. After reigning for around 40 years, Romulus mysteriously disappeared during a thunderstorm.
After Romulus, there was to be six more kings of Rome, before the Roman republic was formed.
Visit the marvellous Colosseum, the fantastic Vatican and enjoy a stroll through Baroque Rome.
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