Events In Rome

Rome Exhibition The Forums Since The Forums

Posted 28.04.17 by Leigh

The Imperial Forum in Rome is located in the ancient heart of the city and it is now an architectural complex like no other in the world in terms of size and urban continuity. Over the years it has been subject to extraordinarily intensive excavations, studies and research. To celebrate the last 25 years of excavations and discoveries the Trajan Market - Museum of the Imperial Fora is holding... [Read more]

Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition In Rome

Posted 21.04.17 by Leigh

The Chiostro del Bramante in Rome pays tribute to Jean-Michel Basquiat, an iconic and controversial artist in New York culture during the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, with its extensive exhibition that includes some of his most important works. From the 24th March to the 2nd July 2017, the Chiostro is presenting 'JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT. New York City (Works from Mugrabi Collection)... [Read more]

Tiziano Ferro Il Mestiere Della Vita Tour 2017 In Rome

Posted 14.04.17 by Leigh

He may not be a big star in many English-speaking countries, but Tiziano Ferro is a mega star in his native Italy, as well as having major success in several Spanish-speaking countries and Continental Europe. He continues touring Italian stadiums in 2017 with his 'Il Mestiere Della Vita' tour with two dates at Rome's Stadio Olimpico; Wednesday 28th June and Friday 30th... [Read more]

Colosseum, An Icon Exhibition In Rome

Posted 07.04.17 by Leigh

Without a doubt, the Colosseum is one of Rome's most famous buildings and also one of the most iconic structures in the world. From February 2017 until January 2018, it will be housing the Colosseum, An Icon exhibition which comprises of twelve sections that have been arranged in chronological order. The exhibition aims to reveal the historical and cultural... [Read more]

Birthday Anniversary Of Rome 2017

Posted 31.03.17 by Leigh

Rome celebrates its birthday anniversary every year on the 21st April. Known as "Natale di Roma" in Italian (previously referred to as "Dies Romana" and also "Romaia"), the city comes alive in celebrating its birth. According to legend, narrated by Marcus Terentius Varro, a Roman scholar, two orphaned twins named Romulus and Remus, who were suckled by a wolf... [Read more]

Rome Marathon 2017

Posted 24.03.17 by Leigh

The Rome Marathon 2017 takes place in the Italian capital on Sunday, the 2nd April 2017. It must be one of the world's most picturesque marathons; starting off and ending at the Fori Imperiali, a 26-mile course that zigzags around some of the city's most famous tourist sights, including St. Peter's Basilica, the Mausoleum of Hadrian (Castel Sant'Angelo) and Piazza del Popolo... [Read more]

Simple Minds In Rome 2017

Posted 17.03.17 by Leigh

The iconic British rock band Simple Minds come to Rome on the 23rd April as part of their "Acoustic Tour 2017" which takes them around the whole of Europe to promote their latest album "Acoustic". Released in November 2016, the album contains beautiful acoustic versions of some of their biggest hits to date... [Read more]

Anish Kapoor Exhibition In Rome 2017

Posted 10.03.17 by Leigh

After a 10-year gap, British sculptor and visual artist Anish Kapoor finally returns to Italy with an exhibition at the MACRO centre (Rome) until the 17th April (2017). The exhibition showcases some of his most outstanding works, including the extraordinary "Sectional Body Preparing For Monadic Singularity"... [Read more]

Rome Exhibition DNA The Great Book Of Life From Mendel To Genomics

Posted 03.03.17 by Leigh

The Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome is hosting the DNA The Great Book Of Life From Mendel To Genomics exhibition until the 18th June 2017. Mendel, a misunderstood genius born "too soon" and in the wrong place, was to become the posthumous father of genetics, a science that has changed our way of understanding nature forever. Gregor Mendel is one... [Read more]

21st Edition Romics Convention In Rome 2017

Posted 24.02.17 by Leigh

If you are a fan of comics, animation and gaming of any type and are in Rome between the 6th April and 9th April 2017, then you should visit the Fiera Roma, where the biannual comic convention takes place. This is the 21st edition of Romics and this edition's highlights include the unveiling of the great artists who will receive the Golden Romics Award... [Read more]

The Japanese House Exhibition In Rome

Posted 17.02.17 by Leigh

The Japanese House. Architecture And Life After 1945 exhibition continues at the MAXXI Museum until the 26th February 2017. Between tradition and innovation the architecture of the Japanese house recounts an entire culture. Co-produced by the Japan Foundation, (Tokyo), National Museum... [Read more]

Zaha Hadid And Italy Exhibition In Rome

Posted 10.02.17 by Leigh

Zaha Hadid redefined the architecture of the 21st century, capturing the imagination of the whole world. Considered to be one of the most influential and visionary architects our time, the MAXXI National Museum is hosting the Zaha Hadid And Italy exhibition which is devoted to Zaha and... [Read more]

Rugby Six Nations 2017 In Rome

Posted 03.02.17 by Leigh

The annual RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship has now began. Tagged as being Rugby's 'Greatest Championship', the city of Rome hosts the country's three home matches. All the best of Europe's rugby nations take part in the championship with the final matches being played on the 18th March 2017... [Read more]

Depeche Mode In Rome 2017

Posted 27.01.17 by Leigh

One of the world's greatest bands starts a new worldwide tour in 2017 and they will be playing three concerts in Italy, including Rome. Depeche Mode, the iconic Eighties electronic band from England, will be playing at the gigantic Stadio Olimpico (capacity: 72,698) on the 25th June 2017. Depeche Mode last appeared... [Read more]

Rome Art Week 2016

Posted 30.09.16 by Leigh

The first edition of Rome Art Week 2016 (RAW for short) is an innovative project that involves the entire city of Rome through different events in its art galleries and professional art studios. It was created to give a new impetus to the contemporary art scene and market of the capital and to bring... [Read more]

The Cure In Rome 2016

Posted 23.09.16 by Leigh

The Cure have announced a new European tour this Autumn with 30 shows in 17 countries: their first major European stadium tour since 2008! The monumental British band, led by Robert Smith, will be in Rome at the city's impressive Palalottomatica stadium on the 30th October 2016. Over the past seven years... [Read more]

20th Edition Romics Convention In Rome 2016

Posted 16.09.16 by Leigh

If you are a fan of comics, animation and gaming of any type and are in Rome between the 29th September and 2nd october 2016, then you should visit the Fiera Roma, where the biannual Romics comic convention takes place. This is the 20th edition of Romics and this edition's highlights include the unveiling of the second... [Read more]

Roma Classic Motors 2016 In Rome

Posted 09.09.16 by Leigh

Classic car and motorbike enthusiasts should make their way to the Fiera Di Roma on Saturday the 17th September and/or on Sunday 18th September (2016). Located to the south west of Rome, close to Fiumicino and the city's main airport, the exhibition centre is hosting the Roma Classic Motors 2016... [Read more]

Rome European Heritage Days 2016

Posted 26.08.16 by Leigh

If you are in Rome during the 24th and/or 25th September you should take note that it is Rome European Heritage Days 2016 for these two days. This means that many of the state-owned historical sites and tourist attractions are free to visitors. Some of the Eternal City's most famous sights are included... [Read more]

Taste Of Roma 2016 In Rome

Posted 19.08.16 by Leigh

Italy, and of course that includes Rome, is not only know for its astonishing ancient Roman attractions and Renaissance Period art, but also for its delightful cuisine, which has become popular all over the world. This September (2016), from the 15th to the 18th, the 5th edition of 'Taste Of Roma' takes... [Read more]

Rome International Photography Festival 2015

Posted 06.11.15 by Leigh

The fourteenth edition of the 'International Photography Festival' takes place at the MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma) until the 17th January 2016. This edition's theme is 'The Present' and to paraphrase the event's press release, its aim is to use photography to fix and define the... [Read more]

Simply Red In Rome

Posted 30.10.15 by Leigh

One of Great Britain's most famous pop / soul bands are back on tour after a very long hiatus. Simply Red return to the stage for a 30th anniversary world tour entitled the 'Big Love Tour 2015'. They are playing in Rome on the 14th November at the Palalottomatica as part of the tour. Headed... [Read more]

Artigiani Del Vino Exhibition In Rome

Posted 26.10.15 by Leigh

Italy is the world's second largest wine producer (2013: 4,107,370 tonnes), just slightly behind France in the world rankings. Italians are not large alcohol consumers, but wine is the preferred tipple to accompany a typical lunch or dinner, whether taken at home or outside; in a restaurant... [Read more]

Rome Outdoor Festival 2015

Posted 16.10.15 by Leigh

Contemporary street art comes to Rome in October 2015 in the form of the 'Outdoor Festival' 2015; an urban art and culture festival which is now in its sixth edition and takes place at the Ex-Caserma Guido Reni (old army barracks), close to the city's modern MAXXI museum. The Ex-Caserma is... [Read more]

Rome Film Fest 2015

Posted 09.10.15 by Leigh

The Rome Film Fest 2015 takes place in the Italian capital in October, from the 16th to the 24th, and is now in its tenth edition. The festival's official name in Italian is 'Festival Internationale del Film di Roma' and although a relatively young film festival, it has quickly gained... [Read more]

Eros Ramazzotti In Rome

Posted 02.10.15 by Leigh

International pop star Eros Ramazzotti plays in Rome at the Palalottomatica on the 14th October 2015 as a part of his 'Perfetto' world tour. The Italian musician and singer-songwriter, whose full name is Eros Luciano Walter Ramazzotti, was born in Rome, Italy on the 28th October 1963... [Read more]

Romics Exhibition In Rome

Posted 25.09.15 by Leigh

If you are a fan of comics, animation and gaming of any type and are in Rome between the 1st and 4th October 2015, then you should visit the Fiera Roma, where the biannual Romics comic convention takes place. This is its 15th edition and part of the exhibition is dedicated... [Read more]

Capitoline Museums In Rome

Posted 19.09.15 by Leigh

The Capitoline Museums comprise of four grand buildings; Palazzo Senatorio, Palazzo dei Conservatori, Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo Caffarelli-Clementino. The first three are located on the Capitoline Hill at Piazza del Campidoglio and are interlinked by an underground... [Read more]

Mika In Rome

Posted 04.09.15 by Leigh

International pop star Mika plays in Rome at the Palalottomatica on the 29th September as a part of his world tour. Stylised as MIKA, he shot to fame with a string of hits and was nominated for several music awards throughout his music career, several of which he won... [Read more]

Ostia Antica

Posted 21.08.15 by Leigh

If you are looking for a sightseeing day outside of Rome during your stay in the Eternal City, then Ostia Antica should definitely be on your list. Easily reachable - there are trains more or less every 15 minutes during peak times - this ancient city is comparable to a... [Read more]

RomaEuropa Festival 2015 In Rome

Posted 14.08.15 by Leigh

As far back as 1985, the RomaEuropa Festival has been a yearly event that brings together a fascinating selection of world class events from the arts sector, including dance, theatre, contemporary circus, art, technology and music. RomaEuropa Festival 2015 is the... [Read more]

Food Exhibition In Rome

Posted 07.08.15 by Leigh

One of Rome's largest museums, the MAXXI National Museum of 21st Century Art, is showing an interesting exhibition about food, simply entitled FOOD. Dal cucchiaio al mondo (from the spoon to the world). The exhibition's blurb states that it is 'An exhibition that... [Read more]

Along The Tiber... A River Of Culture Rome 2015

Posted 24.07.15 by Leigh

The River Tiber flows through the middle of Rome, separating the Vatican City, which lies on the left/west side, from the historical centre of the Eternal City, which is located on the right/east side of the Tiber. For the last 12 years the walkways along the river have been... [Read more]

Björk In Rome 29th July 2015 Auditorium

Posted 17.07.15 by Leigh

Iceland's most famous female singer returns to Rome on the 29th July. Björk Guðmundsdóttir, more commonly known as Björk, plays at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome for one night only at the end of July. The ex-Sugarcubes singer shot to international stardom in 1992... [Read more]

Rome Festivals: Eutropia 2015 In Rome

Posted 10.07.15 by Leigh

During the Summer and warmer evenings, Rome really becomes alfresco with a wide selection of events taking place all over the city. Many are sponsored by the City of Rome Council when it rolls out its varied 'Estate Romana/Roman Summer' program. Eutropia 2015 - The Other City... [Read more]

Gay Village 2015 In Rome

Posted 26.06.15 by Leigh

The Gay Village in Rome is a summertime festival which is now into its 14th year. The 2015 Village is held at the 'Parco del Ninfeo' in the EUR district in the south of the city. The Village is open to all, homosexual, heterosexual, metrosexual, asexual, etc and aims to... [Read more]

Rome Attractions Campo de' Fiori

Posted 12.06.15 by Leigh

Campo de' Fiori (Field of Flowers) is one of Rome's most famous piazzas or squares and lies in the centre of the historic centre. This rectangular square lies south of another of the city's famous squares, namely Piazza Navona. Its name originates from the Middle Ages... [Read more]

Rome Fringe Festival 2015

Posted 05.06.15 by Leigh

The fourth edition of the Rome Fringe Festival takes place just off the River Tiber, in the grounds of Hadrian's Mausoleum (Giardini di Castel Sant'Angelo - Parco della Mole Adriana), on Rome's left bank. This 5-week extravaganza will be showcasing some of the most... [Read more]

Rome Attractions Saint Peter In Chains

Posted 29.05.15 by Leigh

Saint Peter In Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) is a minor basilica located in the historic centre of Rome, close to Cavour metro station and not far from the Colosseum. Also known as the Basilica Eudoxiana, it was consecrated in 439AD by Sixtus III and it houses the... [Read more]

Baroque Celebrations Exhibition In Rome

Posted 22.05.15 by Leigh

The Museo di Roma (Palazzo Braschi: Piazza di S. Pantaleo) has a new exhibition entitled 'Baroque Celebrations' which finishes on the 26th July. Baroque style was founded in Rome in the 17th century and spread throughout Europe. The style is characterised by its use of... [Read more]

Porta Di Roma Live 2015

Posted 15.05.15 by Leigh

With Summer just around the corner, the Italian capital is heating up with some great upcoming family entertainment, such as the successful Porta Di Roma Live event, which attracted over 60,000 spectators last year. This year, Porta Di Roma Live 2015 runs... [Read more]

Rock In Roma 2015

Posted 08.05.15 by Leigh

The line-up for Rock In Roma 2015 is now almost complete! The event has become one of Italy's largest music festivals and attracts around 300, 000 music fans from all over Italy and the world. And this 2015 version looks likely to be the best yet. Over 20 concerts... [Read more]

Caracalla Opera Summer Season 2015 In Rome

Posted 01.05.15 by Leigh

The Caracalla Opera Summer Season 2015 is to commence on the 23rd June at the beautiful Baths of Caracalla. The setting of the stage is open air, making Caracalla a unique and truly sensational place to watch some of the best opera in the city. The season opens... [Read more]

Rome Attractions Pyramid of Cestius

Posted 24.04.15 by Leigh

Rome, the capital of Italy, is of course steeped in history with Ancient Roman architect and ruins scattered throughout the Eternal City. However, slightly to the south of the historic centre, near the Testaccio district, is an Ancient Egyptian style pyramid... [Read more]

Rome Activities NordicWalkInRome 2015

Posted 18.04.15 by Leigh

After the success of the 2014 version, the second edition of the 'NORDICWALKINROME' takes place over two days, during the weekend of the 30th/31st May 2015. On the first day, there will be a full array of lessons in Nordic Walking at the Nordic Walking Village... [Read more]

The Age Of Anxiety From Commodus to Diocletian Exhibition In Rome

Posted 10.04.15 by Leigh

As a part of the four-part exhibition of 'I Giorni di Roma', the Musei Capitolini are holding an exhibition entitled 'The Age Of Anxiety From Commodus to Diocletian (180-305 AD)' until the 4th October 2015. The exhibition concentrates on the time around the... [Read more]

Rome International Festival of Dance 2015

Posted 03.04.15 by Leigh

The Rome International Festival of Dance 2015 begins in March and ends mid May (17th) and is being held at the Teatro Olimpico in the northern district of Flaminio, Rome. Now in its fifth year, five companies from different backgrounds and artistic training... [Read more]

Rome Exhibition: RomArt 2015 International Biennial of Art and Culture

Posted 27.03.15 by Leigh

The futuristic exhibition space of the Nuova Fiera di Roma (New Fair of Rome) hosts the first edition of 'RomArt 2015. International Biennial of Art and Culture' between the 15th and 18th May 2015. Over four days the Eternal City will be the focal point... [Read more]

Matisse Arabesque Exhibition In Rome

Posted 20.03.15 by Leigh

The Scuderie del Quirinale (Quirinal Stables or also Papal Stables) in Rome are playing host to a new art exhibition called 'Matisse. Arabesque' which is curated by Ester Coen. Henri-Émile-Benoît Matisse was born 31st December 1869 in Le Cateau Cambrésis... [Read more]

Esposizione Universale Roma. A New City From Fascism To The 1960s

Posted 13.03.15 by Leigh

The 'Esposizione Universale Roma. A New City From Fascism To The 1960s' documentary exhibition is being held at the Ara Pacis Museum until the 14th June 2015. This southern district of Rome was originally chosen by Benito Mussolini as the city's district to be... [Read more]

Spandau Ballet In Rome

Posted 06.03.15 by Leigh

Originally formed in 1979 in London, United Kingdom as a New Wave/Synth Pop band, Spandau Ballet return to the stage in Rome after reforming back in 2009. The tour, 'Soul Boys Of The Western World Tour', is named after the recent documentary released... [Read more]

Dinosaurs In The Flesh Exhibition In Rome

Posted 27.02.15 by Leigh

The Paleontological Association (APPI), founded in 2009, is an Italian association that is keen on popularising the sciences that study our prehistoric world, through exhibitions, conferences and publications. Their main aim is to become a benchmark... [Read more]

Rome Marathon 2015

Posted 20.02.15 by Leigh

The 2015 Rome Marathon takes place on Sunday, the 22nd March 2015, the day after the final matches of the Six Nations Rugby Championship. The marathon has increased in popularity over the years and in 2014 there were 14,875 finishers in windy and rainy... [Read more]

Rugby Six Nations 2015 In Rome

Posted 13.02.15 by Leigh

The annual RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship has now began. Tagged as being Rugby's 'Greatest Championship', the city of Rome hosts the country's home matches. Italy's home matches are at the glorius Stadio Olimpico, where the 1960 Summer Olympics... [Read more]

Bellissima. Italy And High Fashion 1945-1968 Exhibition In Rome

Posted 06.02.15 by Leigh

Italy is known worldwide for its creative flair and one of the best loved Italian designer creations is its haute couture. High fashion is synonymous with Italy and to celebrate a specific period of its success the MAXXI National Museum of the 21st... [Read more]

Numbers. Everything That Counts, From Zero To Infinity Exhibition In Rome

Posted 29.01.15 by Leigh

The Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome is showing an interesting exhibition project dedicated to the world of numbers, in the broadest sense of the term. Entitled 'Numbers. Everything That Counts, From Zero To Infinity', the exhibitions runs... [Read more]

Rome Exhibition From Guercino To Caravaggio In Rome

Posted 23.01.15 by Leigh

The 'From Guercino To Caravaggio' exhibition takes place at the Palazzo Barberini in the historic centre of Rome. The full title of the exhibition is 'From Guercino To Caravaggio. Sir Denis Mahon And Seventeenth Century Italian Art', as it is... [Read more]

Rome Exhibition Beverly Pepper Ara Pacis In Rome

Posted 16.01.15 by Leigh

Beverly Pepper, born in 1922, is an American sculptress who is known for her land art and public urban sculptures, but she is independent from any specific artistic movement. Her debut was actually in Rome, in 1962, with an exhibit of several... [Read more]

National Geographic Italia The Future Of Food Exhibition In Rome

Posted 09.01.15 by Leigh

National Geographic Italia are hosting an interesting exhibition at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni entitled 'The Future Of Food' until March 1st 2015. Food is essential to life and in the 21st century it still remains one of the world's... [Read more]

Rome Exhibition Baroque Underworld. Vice And Destitution In Rome

Posted 02.01.15 by Leigh

There is still time to visit the 'The Baroque Underworld', which is being hosted by the Accademia di Francia (French Academy) at the Villa Medici until the 18th January 2015. The exhibition is dedicated to the dark side and underclasses of... [Read more]

Rome Christmas Markets 2014

Posted 23.12.14 by Leigh

Christmas is almost upon us and Rome has 'dressed up' for the festive season to delight tourists and Romans alike. Many of the Eternal City's piazzas host colourful festive Christmas markets offering browsers a true Christmas atmosphere... [Read more]

We Run Rome 2014 In Rome

Posted 19.12.14 by Leigh

We Run Rome 2014 is an annual 10-kilometre marathon, sponsored by Nike, which is now in its fourth year. The mini-marathon is held on the Festival of Saint Sylvester (New Year's Eve) and is scheduled to start at 3:30pm. Rome of course offers... [Read more]

Rome Festivals Christmas At The Auditorium In Rome

Posted 09.12.14 by Leigh

The Parco della Musica Auditorium in Rome will be celebrating the Christmas spirit from the 6th December to the 6th January with its annual 'Christmas At The Auditorium Rome' programme. The programme is aimed at visitors of all ages... [Read more]

Rome Exhibition Mario Sironi 1885-1961

Posted 11.10.14 by Leigh

The Rome exhibition 'Mario Sironi 1885-1961 Exhibition is being held at the Complesso del Vittoriano (Piazza Venezia) from the 4th October 2014 to the 8th February 2015. Mario Sironi, who was born in Sardinia, Italy, is regarded as one... [Read more]

Rome Exhibition Tiepolo Colours Of Drawings

Posted 11.10.14 by Leigh

A new exhibition has just started at the Capitoline Museums which is entitled 'Tiepolo I Colori Del Disegno' (Tiepolo Colours Of Drawings). Giambattista Tiepolo was one of the greatest engravers and painters of eighteenth-century... [Read more]

Rome Attractions Spanish Steps

Posted 03.10.14 by Leigh

One of the most iconic and picturesque scenes in Rome is no doubt the area of the Spanish Steps, a popular meeting place and a great opportunity for a photo moment. The Spanish Steps are located in the heart of the historic centre... [Read more]

Rome Exhibition Escher

Posted 03.10.14 by Leigh

Maurits Cornelis Escher, more commonly know as M.C. Escher, was a famous graphic artist from the Netherlands who is best known for his woodcuts, lithographs, and mezzotints, which were usually mathematically and geometrically inspired... [Read more]

Roman Cuisine Panna Cotta

Posted 22.09.14 by Leigh

The last Roman cuisine blog was a short introduction to one of Italy's best loved desserts, tiramisu, and this week we follow up with another world famous Italian 'dolce', Panna Cotta. A simple but very tasty dessert, Panna Cotta... [Read more]

Rome Exhibition Henri Cartier-Bresson

Posted 22.09.14 by Leigh

Henri Cartier-Bresson is considered worldwide to be the father of photojournalism. The French photographer, born in Chanteloup-en-Brie in 1908, adopted the 35mm camera and became the master of candid photography. Ten years after his death... [Read more]

Rome European Heritage Days 2014

Posted 09.09.14 by Leigh

If you are in Rome during the 20th and/or 21st September you should take note that it is European Heritage Day for these two days. This means that many of the state-owned historical sites and tourist attractions are free to visitors... [Read more]

Roman Cuisine Tiramisu

Posted 09.09.14 by Leigh

A meal in a Roman restaurant often involves four courses, a starter, followed by pasta, which is followed by meat or a fish dish until finally we reach the last course, dessert or 'dolce' in Italian. Italy's most well-known dessert... [Read more]

Inspiral Carpets In Rome

Posted 04.09.14 by Leigh

The recently reformed Madchester band Inspiral Carpets play a one-off date at the hip club 'Circolo degli Artisti' in Rome, Italy. Originally formed back in 1983 they came to fame several years later with the explosion of... [Read more]

Rome Exhibtitions Hans Memling Flemish Renaissance

Posted 04.09.14 by Leigh

The Scuderie del Quirinale (Quirinal Stables or also Papal Stables) in Rome are playing host to a new art Exhibition called 'Hans Memling. Rinascimento Fiammingo' (Hans Memling. Flemish Renaissance) which is dedicatedn... [Read more]

Rome Exhibtitions The Colours Of The Ara Pacis

Posted 23.08.14 by Leigh

After the success of the first show of 'The Colours Of The Ara Pacis' to commemorate the death of Emperor Augustus the light projections return on Fridays and Saturdays until the 6th September. Complementing the exhibition... [Read more]

Rome Festivals Roma Summer Jazz Fest In Rome

Posted 23.08.14 by Leigh

Jazz music has arrived in Rome until 11th September in the form of the Roma Summer Jazz Fest Rome. This intimate festival is located at the courtyard of 51A Via Margutta, a location that was made famous as a set in the successful film 'Roman Holiday'... [Read more]

Rome District San Lorenzo

Posted 17.08.14 by Leigh

San Lorenzo is a district in the centre of Rome that lies just north of the Eternal city's main train station, Termini, and roughly occupies both of the sides of the early stretch of Via Tiburtina. It has always been associated as a working class... [Read more]

Rome Attractions: Doria Pamphilj Gallery

Posted 17.08.14 by Leigh

The Doria Pamphilj Gallery is one of Italy's largest privately-owned art collections and it is housed in the eponymous 'palazzo' which lies between the Via Del Corso and Via della Gatta streets in the historic centre of Rome. The collection began... [Read more]

Rome Bike Tours By Night From BiciRoma

Posted 08.08.14 by Leigh

A great way to tour the beautiful city of Rome while also doing some exercise is by bicycle. Throughout October (2014) and with the collaboration of Rome City Council, BiciRoma is offering evening tours of the city's most famous attractions... [Read more]

Rome Festivals Maker Faire The European Edition In Rome

Posted 08.08.14 by Leigh

For those who enjoy technology, gadgets and innovations then you should not miss the 'Maker Faire The European Edition Rome' which takes place from the 3rd October to the 5th October (2014) at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in the north... [Read more]

Rome Festivals Caput Lucis Fireworks At Rainbow Magicland In Rome

Posted 01.08.14 by Leigh

Rainbow Magicland is a family theme park located in Valmontone, approximately 30 miles (50 kilometres) south-east of Rome. With 40 attractions and shows available, the park offers the ideal day out of Rome for both tourists and locals... [Read more]

Rome Festivals Eutropia In Rome

Posted 01.08.14 by Leigh

Rome is of course well known for its Ancient Roman sights and religious tourist attractions, however it does also offer a vast array of more contemporary attractions and events. This is especially so during the summer months, when the City... [Read more]

Rome Festivals Gasometro 2.0 In Rome

Posted 25.07.14 by Leigh

Gasometro 2.0 is a part of the 'Estate Romana/Roman Summer' program of summer events sponsored by the City Council of Rome. Named after the large gasometer nearby (Italgas), 2014 is its second year in a row and it aims to be more successful... [Read more]

Roman Cuisine Bruschetta

Posted 25.07.14 by Leigh

'Bruschetta' is a simple, but tasty starter found in many Italian restaurants throughout the world. This bread-based appetizer is thought to have originally come from Ancient Rome, when olive growers would toast their bread and use... [Read more]

Arenas Of Rome Film Festival In Rome

Posted 18.07.14 by Leigh

Cinema has always been popular in Rome and no doubt because the city is also home to the country's largest filming studios, Cinecittà Studios. From 28th June to the 14th September the city hosts its 'Le Arene Di Roma/The Arenas Of Rome'... [Read more]

Rome Festivals: Villa d'Este At Night In Tivoli

Posted 18.07.14 by Leigh

Villa d'Este lies in the ancient town of Tivoli, just outside Rome, and has just began its rich program of summer events under the title of 'Villa d'Este Di Notte/Villa d'Este At Night'. This UNESCO World Heritage Site will offer... [Read more]

Gay Village 2014 In Rome

Posted 11.07.14 by Leigh

The Gay Village in Rome is a summertime festival which is now into its 13th year. The 2014 Village is held at the 'Parco del Ninfeo' in the EUR district in the south of the city. The Village is open to all, homosexual and... [Read more]

Summer Nights At Hadrian's Mausoleum In Rome

Posted 11.07.14 by Leigh

Hadrian's Mausoleum (Castel Sant'Angelo in Italian) in Rome is a must-see sight when visiting the Eternal City. It is one of the largest funerary monuments in Italy and construction was commissioned by Emperor Hadrian... [Read more]

Rome Festivals: Rome Fringe Festival 2014

Posted 07.07.14 by Leigh

The third edition of the Rome Fringe Festival takes place in the San Lorenzo district of the Italian capital, just north-east of the the city's main train station, Termini. This 5-week extravaganza will be showcasing some of... [Read more]

Silvano Toti Globe Theatre Season 2014 In Rome

Posted 07.07.14 by Leigh

The 8th July 2014 sees the re-opening of the Silvano Toti Globe Theatre which lies in the grounds of Villa Borghese in Rome. This year the performers dedicate this season to one of the theatre's greatest protagonists, Riccardo... [Read more]

Rome Festivals: Estate Romana

Posted 27.06.14 by Leigh

It may be hot and humid in Rome during the summer and a lot of the local population travel outside the city for their summer holidays, but it is also a period where there are many events taking place in the Italian capital. One of the... [Read more]

Vasco Rossi In Rome

Posted 27.06.14 by Leigh

Italian singer Vasco Rossi, also nicknamed 'Il Blasco', is returning to Rome on tour and playing three concerts at the Stadio Olimpico in the Italian capital. Born in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, the singer declared in 2011... [Read more]

Rome Accommodation: B&B Circus Maximus In Rome

Posted 23.06.14 by Leigh

B&B Circus Maximus is a recently opened bed and breakfast ideally located in the historic centre of Rome. The property is named after the ancient Roman attraction that lies nearby, Circus Maximus, Ancient Rome's largest stadium... [Read more]

Rome Information: Free Wi-Fi

Posted 20.06.14 by Leigh

Nowadays it is often very difficult to think of a world where we do not have access to the internet at our fingertips. However, when on holiday this can often be the case, unless we are willing to pay some often extortionate... [Read more]

Rome Festivals: International Festival Of Villa Adriana

Posted 20.06.14 by Leigh

The Ancient Roman Villa Adriana hosts its sixth edition of the 'International Festival of Villa Adriana', offering theatre, dance and music in a spectacular setting in Tivoli, just north-east of Rome. Built by Emperor... [Read more]

Rome District Vatican

Posted 13.06.14 by Leigh

The Vatican City State is officially not a part of Rome, or even Italy, but is in its own right a sovereign-city state. With an area of just 0.44 square kilometres, the Vatican is often cited as the smallest country... [Read more]

Wine Exhibition Vinòforum Spazio Del Gusto In Rome

Posted 13.06.14 by Leigh

Wine lovers should not miss out on the eleventh edition of the 'Vinòforum Spazio Del Gusto' Rome (English: Wineforum Area Of Taste), which is located near the River Tiber in the northern suburb of Farnesina... [Read more]

Roman Cuisine Fiori Di Zucca Fritti

Posted 06.06.14 by Leigh

Fiori Di Zucca Fritti (English: Fried Courgette Blossoms) is a speciality antipasto dish from Rome, which uses the flower part of the courgette/zucchini. You may have actually never seen this part of the... [Read more]

Exhibition 1564-2014 Michelangelo Meet A Universal Artist In Rome

Posted 06.06.14 by Leigh

he year 2014 marks the 450th anniversary of the death of one of Italy's best known and admired artists, that is Michelangelo Buonarroti, whose full name was Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti... [Read more]

Massive Attack In Rome

Posted 30.05.14 by Leigh

It has been four years since influential British group Massive Attack have toured Italy. However, on the 8th July 20014 they will be performing at the Parco Della Musica in Rome – a show not to... [Read more]

Rome Tourist Information Roma Pass Discount Card

Posted 30.05.14 by Leigh

If you are visiting Rome and wishing to see many of the Eternal City's museums, monuments and archaeological sites, then you should consider purchasing the Roma Pass discount card. The scheme... [Read more]

Rome District Fiumicino Airport

Posted 23.05.14 by Leigh

Lying 35 kilometres (21 miles) southwest of Rome, Fiumicino – Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (Italian: Fiumicino – Aeroporto Internazionale Leonardo da Vinci), as it is officially known... [Read more]

International Literature Festival Of Rome - 13th Edition

Posted 23.05.14 by Leigh

The International Literature Festival Of Rome returns to the Italian capital on the 27th May at a new location, moving from Basilica of Maxentius to the picturesque Piazza del Campidoglio... [Read more]

Rome District EUR (Esposizione Universale Roma)

Posted 16.05.14 by Leigh

The EUR district in Rome lies to the south of the historical centre and is mainly an 'out-of-town' business and residential area but with some interesting points of interest. EUR stands for... [Read more]

Shopping In Rome Via Del Corso

Posted 16.05.14 by Leigh

One of the main shopping streets that many Romans frequent is Via Del Corso which lies in the heart of the historic centre. It is also a notable street due to the fact, that in an area where roads... [Read more]

Rome District Termini

Posted 09.05.14 by Leigh

The area around Termini Train Station in Rome, the city's main transport hub, has become a popular site for the accommodation sector, with several new hotels, B&Bs, guest houses, etc opening up there... [Read more]

Caracalla Opera Summer Season 2014 In Rome

Posted 09.05.14 by Leigh

The Caracalla Opera Summer Season 2014 is to commence on the 24th June at the beautiful Baths of Caracalla. The setting of the stage is open air, making Caracalla a unique and truly sensational place to watch... [Read more]

Roman Cuisine Filetti Di Baccalà Alla Romana

Posted 05.05.14 by Leigh

Although fish is not a major part of the Roman diet as in other Italian regions, the Filetti Di Baccalà Alla Romana (English: Cod Fillet Roman Style) is however a very popular 'antipasto' and snack which... [Read more]

MayBRome Beer Festival In Rome

Posted 05.05.14 by Leigh

From the 9th to the 11th May the Ippodromo delle Capannelle will be transformed into a themed village dedicated to high quality, artisan beer. Entitled 'MayBRome', several Italian breweries have been selected... [Read more]

Rome Activities Nordic Walking

Posted 25.04.14 by Leigh

On the 14 and 15 June 2014 Rome will host its first 'NORDICWALKINROME' which is a new initiative (although Venice already had its third edition in 2013) that is to promote well-being combined with cultural... [Read more]

Warhol Exhibition In Rome

Posted 25.04.14 by Leigh

The Father of Pop Art, Andy Warhol, needs very little introduction and the American artist has a new exhibition dedicated to him and his works in Rome, Italy. Simply entitled 'Warhol', the exhibition is... [Read more]

Rome Attractions Archbasilica of St. John Lateran

Posted 22.04.14 by Leigh

Consecrated in 324 A.D., the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale Di San Giovanni In Laterano) is in fact the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome who of course is the... [Read more]

Roman Cuisine Coda Alla Vaccinara

Posted 22.04.14 by Leigh

Another authentic dish which can be found in traditional Roman restaurants is Coda Alla Vaccinara, or in English 'Oxtail Stew Butcher's Style'. The dish originates back to when it was customary to pay cattle... [Read more]

Pasolini Roma Exhibition In Rome

Posted 22.04.14 by Leigh

The exhibition Pasolini Roma (English: Pasolini Rome) focuses on one of Italy's most famous and well-regarded film directors, Pier Paolo Pasolini, who was also known as a poet, writer and intellectual... [Read more]

The Etruscans And The Mediterranean Exhibition In Rome

Posted 22.04.14 by Leigh

'Gli Etruschi E Il Mediterraneo' (English: The Etruscans And The Mediterranean) is an exhibition in conjunction with the Musée du Louvre-Lens that presents the ancient Etruscan civilisation through the... [Read more]

Shopping In Rome Via Dei Condotti

Posted 22.04.14 by Leigh

Rome may not be as well known or popular as Milan for shopping but the Italian capital still has some excellent treats for shopaholics or those who just enjoy a bit of window shopping. Via Dei Condotti is... [Read more]

Rome Attractions Piazza Navona

Posted 13.04.14 by Leigh

Piazza Navona in Rome is one of the Italian capital's most well-known squares, Piazza being the Italian word for 'square'. The piazza is located on the same site as the Stadium of Domitian which was built... [Read more]

Non Basta Ricordare Exhibition In Rome

Posted 11.04.14 by Leigh

The Rome exhibition Non Basta Ricordare (English: Remembering Is Not Enough) is located at the MAXXI National Museum Of XXI Century Arts in the Flaminio district of the Eternal City. The exhibition features... [Read more]

Cinecittà Shows Off Exhibition In Rome

Posted 11.04.14 by Leigh

Cinecittà (English: Cinema City) are the large film studios in Rome that were founded by Benito Mussolini in 1937. It is considered to be the home of Italian Cinema and many of the country's most successful... [Read more]

Roman Cuisine Carciofi Alla Giudìa

Posted 11.04.14 by Leigh

Carciofi Alla Giudìa (Italian: Carciofi Alla Giudea), which literally translated from the Roman dialect means 'Jewish-style artichokes' is an 'antipasto' (starter) that originates from the Roman Ghetto... [Read more]

Rome District Testaccio

Posted 11.04.14 by Leigh

The area of Testaccio in Rome lies on the east bank of the River Tiber in the south of the city centre district. It is the city's 20th rione (district) and was named after Monte Testaccio, a large... [Read more]

Rome District Trastevere

Posted 07.04.14 by Leigh

The district of Trastevere is the 13th rione (district) of Rome and lies on the left (west) bank of the River Tiber; it is well served by public transport. The area was originally populated by the ancient... [Read more]

Roman Cuisine Abbacchio A Scottadito

Posted 07.04.14 by Leigh

Abbacchio A Scottadito (marinated lamb cutlets in English) is another popular dish in Rome's Lazio region. The dish's name literally means 'little lamb à la burning finger' in the Romanesco dialect... [Read more]

Roman Cuisine Bucatini Alla Amatriciana

Posted 07.04.14 by Leigh

Bucatini Alla Amatriciana is a traditional pasta dish that originates from the Lazio region and is a very popular dish with Romans. Bucatini itself is a type of pasta very similar to spaghetti but... [Read more]

Metallica In Rome

Posted 07.04.14 by Leigh

The undisputed kings of Heavy Metal, Metallica, return to Italy in July to headline Sonisphere, as a part of Rock In Roma festival, in the capital. This is there only Italian date and it has been... [Read more]

Festival Suona Francese (French Sound) In Rome

Posted 07.04.14 by Leigh

Not so much as an Italian festival, but a French Pop music festival, Festival Suona Francese (French Sound) Rome is sponsored by the Institut Français in Italy and takes place from the 20th March... [Read more]

Roman Cuisine Saltimbocca Alla Romana

Posted 28.03.14 by Leigh

Italian cuisine is one of the most well-known and well-loved cuisines in many parts of the world, be it pasta, pizza, ice-cream, etc. The Romans are also very fond of their food, like every part of... [Read more]

Rolling Stones In Rome

Posted 28.03.14 by Leigh

The Rolling Stones will be coming to Rome on the 22nd June to play at the Circus Maximus! This is the only Italian date of their '14 on Fire' World Tour, so tickets will sell like hot cakes. Pre-sale tickets... [Read more]

Rome Attractions Janiculum Hill

Posted 28.03.14 by Leigh

The Janiculum Hill in Rome (Italian: Gianicolo) is often called the 'Eighth Hill of Rome', as it lies just outside the ancient city's walls and was not part of the 'Seven Hills of Rome' which formed... [Read more]

Roman Cuisine Ice-Cream

Posted 28.03.14 by Leigh

n Rome and indeed throughout Italy, you will see Ice-cream parlours everywhere, and like all things linked to cuisine in Italy, it almost seems a national obsession. The parlours usually sell delicious... [Read more]

Forum Of Augustus 2000 Years Later Exhibition In Rome

Posted 28.03.14 by Leigh

To coincide with the two thousandth anniversary of the death of Emperor Augustus (19th of August, 14 AD), as well as the 2767th birthday of Rome, a spectacular light display, Forum Of Augustus 2000... [Read more]

Masterpieces From The Musée D'Orsay Exhibition In Rome

Posted 21.03.14 by Leigh

For the first time ever, Rome will be host to the Masterpieces From The Musée D'Orsay (Musée D'Orsay. Capolavori.) exhibition which is located at the Complesso del Vittoriano. The exhibition showcases... [Read more]

Il Circo Degli Orrori Show In Rome

Posted 21.03.14 by Leigh

Il Circo Degli Orrori Show is taking place in Rome until the 6th April 2014. An enjoyable show that is an ironic, fun throwback to fifties-style horror films. The show originates from Madrid, Spain... [Read more]

Evening Visits At The Vatican Museums

Posted 21.03.14 by Leigh

The Vatican Museumsare glad to inform visitors that during 2014 access will be granted for visits on Fridays after sunset during certain parts of the year, that is every Friday from May 2nd... [Read more]

Rome Attractions Circus Maximus

Posted 21.03.14 by Leigh

The Circus Maximus in Rome (Italian: Circo Massimo) is an Ancient Roman tourist attraction located in the heart of the Eternal City, between the Aventine and Palatine hills. This ancient entertainment... [Read more]

Alma-Tadema And The Painter Collection In Rome

Posted 21.03.14 by Leigh

The Alma-Tadema And The Painters Of 19th Century England. Perez Simon Collection is being shown at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome until June 2014. There are fifty magnificent works from the... [Read more]

Rome Attractions Colosseum

Posted 14.03.14 by Leigh

The most visited tourist attraction in Rome is probably also its most iconic, namely the Colosseum (Italian: Colosseo) which attracts 4 million visitors a year. The Colosseum is the world's largest... [Read more]

Rome Attractions Pantheon

Posted 14.03.14 by Leigh

The Rome Pantheon in the heart of the historic centre is the Italian capital city's second most popular tourist attraction, after the Colosseum, attracting 3.75 million tourists a year... [Read more]

Rome Attractions Roman Forum

Posted 14.03.14 by Leigh

The Roman Forum in Rome (Italian: Foro Romano) lies just a stone's throw from the impressive Colosseum and is the fifth most visited attraction in the Eternal City (2.5 million visitors a year... [Read more]

Rome Attractions Sistine Chapel

Posted 14.03.14 by Leigh

The Sistine Chapel (Italian: Cappella Sistina) is located in the Vatican City and attracts 3 million visitors per year. It was originally known as the 'Cappella Magna' until it was re-named after... [Read more]

Rome Attractions Trevi Fountain

Posted 14.03.14 by Leigh

The Trevi Fountain in Rome (Italian: Fontana di Trevi) is the Eternal City's third most visited attraction with 3.5 million visitors every year coming to view it. It is the largest Baroque... [Read more]

Apotheosis. From Men To Gods. The Mausoleum Of Hadrian Exhibition In Rome

Posted 04.03.14 by Leigh

The exhibition Apoteosi. Da uomini a Dei. Il Mausoleo Adriano is being shown at the National Museum at Hadrian's Mausoleum, one of the largest funerary monuments in Italy. The exhibition aims... [Read more]

D'Après Rodin: Early 20th Century Italian Sculpture In Rome

Posted 04.03.14 by Leigh

The exhibition D'Après Rodin: Early 20th Century Italian Sculpture at the National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome concentrates on the influence of Auguste Rodin in Italian sculpture during the early... [Read more]

Italian Trust FAI Open Day In Rome

Posted 04.03.14 by Leigh

The Giornate Fai Di Primavera Rome celebrates its 22nd edition in March 2014, where native Romans and tourists alike can discover more about their surrounding Italian heritage. There will be some... [Read more]

Monsters. Fantastic Creatures Of Fear And Myth Exhibition In Rome

Posted 04.03.14 by Leigh

The exhibition Mostri. Creature Fantastiche della Paura e del Mito (Monsters. Fantastic Creatures of Fear and Myth) is being shown for six months at the National Roman Museum. This highly interesting... [Read more]

The Italian Landscape: Photographs 1950 - 2010 In Rome

Posted 04.03.14 by Leigh

The exhibition Il Paesaggio Italiano: Fotografie 1950-2010 (The Italian Landscape: Photographs 1950 - 2010) is located at the 'Museo di Roma in Trastevere' on the left bank of the River Tiber. It is dedicated... [Read more]

Park And Villa Tours In Rome

Posted 28.02.14 by Leigh

Rome Park And Villa Tours: the 'Dipartimento Ambiente' of Rome has proposed a series of guided tours to some Rome's best known parks and villas, including Villa Pamphili, Parco dei Martiri di Forte... [Read more]

Roma Ti Amo Exhibition In Rome

Posted 28.02.14 by Leigh

Roma Ti Amo In Rome Exhibition is the first official exhibition showcasing the story and history of A.S. Roma football club. The exhibition covers more than 80 years of history in an art... [Read more]

Rodin, Marble, Life Exhibition In Rome

Posted 28.02.14 by Leigh

The Rodin, Il Marmo, La Vita (Rodin, Marble, Life) exhibition takes place at the Great Halls of Diocletian's Baths. Visitors will find more than sixty works on display, making it one of the most... [Read more]

Leonardo Da Vinci Exhibition In Rome

Posted 28.02.14 by Leigh

The exhibition Leonardo Da Vinci - Il Genio e le Macchine celebrates the genius of one of Italy's best known inventors, namely Leonardo da Vinci. Located at the historic Palazzo della Cancelleria... [Read more]

National Geographic The Great Adventure Exhibition In Rome

Posted 28.02.14 by Leigh

The National Geographic Society was founded in 1888 by U.S. lawyer, financier, and philanthropist, Gardiner Greene Hubbard. Its motto is 'Inspiring people to care about the planet' and today the... [Read more]

Rugby Six Nations 2014 In Rome

Posted 21.02.14 by Leigh

The annual RBS Six Nations Rugby Championship is tagged as being Rugby's 'Greatest Championship' and with Italy taking part over the last few years, the city of Rome hosts the country's home matches... [Read more]

Easter In Rome

Posted 21.02.14 by Leigh

Easter in Rome is one of the busiest times of the year in the Eternal City and is a great time to visit, regardless whether you are religious or not. Easter is one of the most important events of the Catholic... [Read more]

Football In Rome: AS Roma And SS Lazio

Posted 21.02.14 by Leigh

No one can doubt that football is big in Italy, and the capital's two major teams A.S. Roma and S.S. Lazio both play their home matches at the glorious Stadio Olimpico (Olympic Stadium), which has a capacity of over... [Read more]

Skunk Anansie In Rome

Posted 21.02.14 by Leigh

Skunk Anansie are back in Italy during March, not long after their successful European tour last summer. However, this Italian four date schedule will be a first, as the band will play solely an acoustic set!... [Read more]

1970s Art In Rome Exhibition

Posted 21.02.14 by Leigh

This interesting exhibition is located at the 'Palazzo delle Esposizioni' and has on display a large range of beliefs, imagery and thoughts of an era which made that decade famous for artistic experimentation... [Read more]

Babyshambles In Rome

Posted 17.02.14 by Leigh

Babyshambles come to Rome, Italy on the 28th February as part of their European Tour and to promote their latest released album, Sequel to the Prequel. This is the British indie band's third studio album (released 3 September 2013... [Read more]

Carnival In Rome

Posted 17.02.14 by Leigh

Carnival is celebrated forty days before Easter (the beginning of Lent) and as Easter changes date from year to year so does the date for carnival. In 2014 the Rome Carnival is celebrated on the 4th March with many other festivities... [Read more]

Rome Marathon 2014

Posted 14.02.14 by Leigh

The Rome Marathon is celebrating its 20th anniversary on the 23rd March 2014. The marathon has increased in popularity over the years and in 2013 there were more than 14,000 participants. Registration deadline is 10th March, 2014... [Read more]

Major Basilicas Of Rome: Introduction

Posted 18.10.13 by Leigh

Within the Italian capital you will find many churches, but the most famous and largest are the three splendid Major Basilicas which are located across the Eternal City... [Read more]

A Day Out: Rome Zoo

Posted 13.09.13 by Leigh

Rome Zoo is located in the heart of the city on the estate of Villa Borghese, close to famous 'Via Veneto' and is housed in 42 acres of zoological gardens... [Read more]

Bob Dylan In Rome

Posted 06.09.13 by Leigh

Bob Dylan, one of America's greatest musicians and singer-songwriters comes to Rome in late 2013 and plays two dates; the sixth and seventh of November... [Read more]

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