From the legend of Romulus and Remus, the millennial history of Rome has never ceased to amaze us. On the anniversary of the foundation of the Eternal City, we decided to embark on a journey accompanied by those who live and tell Rome every day. This is our tribute to a city that we are deeply in love with: happy birthday, Rome!
Rome is far more than a legend.
According to the Roman mythological tradition, the birth of Rome dates back on 21 April 753 BC and it is linked to the legend of Romulus and Remus, two twin brothers, sons of Rhea Silvia and the god Mars, who were raised by a she-wolf. The legend claims that, in an argument over who would rule the city Romulus killed Remus and named the city after himself, becoming its first king.
But history has taught us that Rome is far more than a distant legend. And if it is true, as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said that “Only in Rome can we prepare ourselves to understand Rome“ we have therefore addressed this question to some top Instagrammers who live in Rome and every day pay homage to the Eternal City in all its many facets, capturing its colors and magical atmosphere.
This is our tribute to a city that after centuries has never ceased to amaze.
Photographer and Igers Latina Community Manager
My passion for photography was born alongside the primordial love for art and painting; then photography became the most immediate way to capture the scenes that surround me.
In my shots I like to alternate locations, natural landscapes, art and history, with the aim of arousing amazement and give emotions to the careful observer.
The search for new suggestions often brings me to Rome, which for me remains a magic place and an inexhaustible source of inspiration. The great beauty of Rome, after centuries, continues to shine with its own light, obscuring its own negative sides; this is Rome that I want to show in my images.
Ambassador Pontino on Instagram
Graphic Designer and Video Editor
I was born and raised in the Eternal City: so eternal that it is difficult to describe my relationship in a few lines, it is a mixed feeling of love and hate that I love to photograph trying to enhance its characteristics: not only the ancient city, but above all draw from its shapes that unique light, at sunset or in sunny afternoons in summer.
Rome is not only the center: it is a multi-faceted city and also lives beyond the walls, where classical beauty mixes with creativity and urban regeneration and the rawest concrete is transformed into something unique to be observed and remodeled while still at some part inside the ring of the Raccordo Anulare, the Agro Romano remains preserved and immortal.
This still makes us unique today because Rome is all Rome, in its entirety.
Emianz on Instagram
Journalist and Community Manager IgersRoma
I have always been attracted to the camera. I still remember when I was a child using the camera of my grandfather to take pictures of anything that passed in front of me. Growing up, then, I continued to dabble with the camera, until I discover Instagram that united two of my great passions: photography and communication. Initially the photos that I published on my Instagram profile were all taken with the smartphone, then over the years the social network has evolved and I decided to evolve my style, trying to capture more details with a mirror-less camera. I was born and raised in the Eternal City and despite the various hardships that a metropolis like Rome can have, I think it is one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. Walking around Rome is an experience that I recommend to everyone at least once in a lifetime.Discover More
Matteo Acitelli on Instagram
Blogger "An American in Rome"
Rome is truly the Eternal City because of its ability to re-invent itself. Rather than erase its past, Rome simply builds upon it and reuses what history has left behind. When I first moved to Rome, I was overwhelmed by the beauty and the energy on its surface. I soon realized that Rome was a complex city with many layers, and discovering one new thing made it possible to peel back and uncover countless more treasures. It is a city where traditional artisan workshops coexist on the same street as tattoo parlors and Michelin-starred eateries. In short it is true that one it comes to Roma – non basta una vita (one lifetime is not enough). Happy Birthday, Rome!Discover More
Natalie Kennedy on Instagram
Rome, an open-air museum, where every little detail captures you. Rome, a city of many facets, rich in history, culture and unsurpassed places. A city often criticized but at the same time loved. A city that leaves you a unique emotion in every alley. Rome, a city impossible not to photograph, a city impossible to forget.Discover More
Gabriele Baroncini on Instagram
On the Way with Me
I discovered my passion for photography in the alleys of Rome, caught by the desire to show people how much beauty and how much variety of scenarios offers a city like Rome.
A passion that grows day by day and in every single picture and it is in constant experimentation, as well as the harmony that bounds me to my city.
On the Way with Me on Instagram
Local Manager Igers Roma
With photography I feel free to express my emotions without repressing them. I feel free to see what surrounds me as I want, and allows me to relive those moments whenever I want, simply by looking at my photographs.
Rome is my city, Rome is THE city. Despite the traffic, smog or crowds, Rome still manages to amaze us day after day with its story told by the silence of its symbols. The grandeur of the great structures and the charm of the small ones makes it the most beautiful city in the world.