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Groups, including Roman Legions, Barbarians, Gauls, etc...travel from all over the world to take part in processions, battle reenactments, gladiatorial combat and artistic historical interpretations throughout this unique day.
In all there are approximately 2000 participants from circa 53 associations in attendance. The event is free of charge and takes place in Circus Maximus and in the area around the Coliseum.
The event is organised by the Gruppo Storico Romano, who have been amazing at co-ordinating the event for the past 11 years, together with co-operation from the local council (Comune di Roma).
Here are a few photos to whet your appetite ready for the next one.....starting inside the arena at Circus Maximus, processions from there to Coliseum and finally back to Circus Maximus for combat and other performances....