Posted by Carter | Under Where to?
Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
When in Rome, Do As the Romans Did
Participating in historic and fictional character reenactments is more than a casual hobby and for some individuals becomes a full-time occupation! Across the world, activities involving an array of interests, present enthusiasts with an opportunity to shed the veneer of their daily lives and for a moment, portray the characters they’ve only read about. If you have a love of costumed pageantry and history, here are ways to do as the Romans did on your next trip to Italy.
Celebrate the Birth of the Eternal City
Not a day over 2,667 years old and still thriving in the limelight, plan your spring vacation around April 21st , which celebrates the birthday of what is internationally known as the Eternal City. There are an exciting panoply of events and activities surrounding this date that will immerse you in the beauty, history and culture of both modern and ancient Rome.
Get back to the trappings of present day at the culmination of natale di Roma by attending the fireworks and light projections display in the evening. For the adults in the crowd, there’s still plenty of entertainment to be had after the official end of the city holiday, so don’t plan on turning in any time soon after.
Gladiator Training in Modern Day
While the grisly spectacle of the gladiator games has long since been put aside, if you’re inspired to begin learning the art of weapon wielding, try a contemporary Roman gladiator school in Rome! Don traditional gladiator garb and armed with a training sword, the bare-bone techniques of swordplay are imparted in a safe environment, by knowledgeable instructors who can also answer questions you may have about the daily minutiae of the ancient fighters. For those faint of heart, there are typically viewing platforms available, so that you may watch from a distance and live vicariously through the newest crop of fledging swordsmen and women.
Renting a car is an investment in your travel independence. You can rent a car in Rome and pick it up the moment you land at the Rome Airport by booking online using our secure booking engine, or call toll-free at 1-877-820-0668.
**It’s also important to know the rules of the road before you get behind the steering wheel. Visit Kemwel’s driving information page for italy to learn more.