From 17 to 21 April 2024 the celebrations of Natale di Roma are back in town, having reached the 24th edition of the celebrations organised by the Gruppo Storico Romano.
This year some 2,000 re-enactors from around 72 associations and from all over the Roman world and beyond are expected to participate.
The G.S.R. has decided to dedicate the 2024 re-enactment programme not to a character but to the most impressive and significant symbol of the entire Roman era: THE ROADS.
The Roman roads are a factor of incalculable importance in the history of antiquity. Rome became a conveyor belt of civilisation and "caput mundi" precisely because through its roads it was able to systematically control the immense territories that depended on it.
The Roman roads were fundamental tools through which Rome asserted its dominion over peoples and territories. Over the centuries, the Romans built a highly efficient network of roads over 80,000 kilometres, covering territories now belonging to over 30 nations.