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Brasilia and Rome celebrate foundation anniversary

The oldest city in the world and the last born, if you can say so, celebrate the anniversary of their birth on the same day. On April 21st, in fact, Rome and Brasilia celebrate their foundation. The Brazilian capital is 60 years old this year. It is still very young but is already part of the Cultural Heritage of Humanity and the UNESCO Creative Cities Network for design, as an expression of modern urbanism of the 20th century. It came out of nowhere in just 4 years and has had a cutting-edge planning thanks to urban planner Lucio Costa and architect Oscar Niemeyer.

In that context of cultural, architectural and urban effervescence the Embassy building was also raised, which has become a regular destination for tourists, students, enthusiasts and scholars of architecture, as well as a reference point for the large Italian community in Brazil, which also counts 30 million Italian descendants. Finally, the special relationship between Brasilia and Rome is witnessed by a monument displayed in the space in front of Palazzo Buriti, seat of the Federal District Government. It is a copy of the sculpture of the Roman She-wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, placed on a column coming from the Roman Forum in Rome.