Rome museums free for metropolis’s 2,776th birthday on 21 April


Everlasting Metropolis marks Natale di Roma with show of uncommon gold glass discovered throughout current subway works.

Rome celebrates its 2,776th birthday by opening city-run museums without cost on Friday 21 April 2023.

The free opening is a part of town’s cultural programme of occasions together with guided excursions, exhibitions, live shows, theatrical performances and movie screenings to mark the event.

Along with municipal museums and their exhibitions, there shall be free entry to the archaeological space of the Circus Maximus.

This yr there shall be quite a lot of particular occasions to mark Natale di Roma, the annual birthday celebration based mostly on the legendary founding of Rome by Romulus in 753 BC.

As a part of the VRBS ROMA exhibition, town will show the newly-restored illustration of the goddess Roma on historical gold glass, discovered earlier this yr throughout building works for Rome’s third subway line.

Initially the bottom of a consuming glass, the invention includes a uncommon vetro dorato picture of the feminine deity – the personification of town of Rome – sporting a helmet and carrying a spear.

The town can even show a brand new commemorative medal, minted in honour of Rome’s birthday and depicting the goddess Roma, within the Giulio Cesare corridor on the Campidoglio.

One other particular occasion shall be the revealing of the restored Fontana della dea Roma on the base of Palazzo Senatorio in Piazza del Campidoglio.

Rome’s opera home opens its doorways without cost guided excursions specializing in the historical past of the theatre, with reservations required by emailing promo.pubblico@operaroma indicating the variety of folks and a time choice (noon or 14.30).

The town additionally reopens its rose backyard, the Roseto Comunale on the Aventine hill, which can stay open without cost daily from 08.30 to 19.30 till 11 June.

The most important occasion to mark Natale di Roma is a free pageant of historic re-enactments together with costumed parades previous the Colosseum and gladiator fights within the Circus Maximus, from 20-23 April.

This three-day pageant of pageantry and workshops is offered by the Gruppo Storico Romano which brings historical past to life by re-enacting battles, Roman rituals and shows of historical theatre and dance.


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