Happy Birthday Roma!

Natale di Roma
Originally uploaded by Daniele Muscetta
Probably more than any other city in the wold, the history of the city of Rome is apparent at every turn; after all, a stroll through Rome is rather like walking through an open air museum. It may come as no surprise therefore to learn that it's celebrating its 2,761st birthday today! Although the eternal city is probably much older, its foundation – il Natale di Roma - is officially noted as 21 April 753 BC. A series of events and concerts to celebrate the event will be continuing through till 9 May, 2008. Full programme available here.