What’s on in Rome this Spring: events to mark on your calendar
Spring is one of the best times you can visit Rome. The weather is beautiful and milder than the summer months, there are fewer tourists, and the city is lively. The flowers are blooming, and everyone has that fresh pep in their step. You’ll definitely want to get out and see the sights, especially because there will be fewer tourists, but of course, you’ll want to check out some events, as springtime in Rome is filled with them.
Open House Rome
May 16 – 17
For a rare peek inside of Rome’s architectural and design wonders, make sure to check out some of the events during Open House Rome. Part of a global event occurring throughout more than 30 cities every year, the event showcases beautiful architecture for all for free. There are five categories of places to check out: Abitare (visits to private apartments), Architettura del Quotidiano (little known buildings to many of the city’s residents), Factory e produzione creativa (new sites of innovation and creative production), Attraversare la storia (Rome’s buildings through the various historical ages), and Città della conoscenza (visiting the city’s sites of knowledge, culture and research).
BNL International Tennis Tournament
May 4 – 17
Viale dei Gladiatori, 31
Entering its 77th year, the BNL International Tennis Tournament is not to miss, even for those not as familiar with the sport. Top names in the game compete every year in this prestigious, glamorous competition. Aside from the competition itself, fantastic food, shopping, and celebrity performance surrounding the events.
March 29 at 8.30am
Start and finish in via dei Fori Imperiali (Colosseum)
Whether you’re looking to compete or just experience the event, the Rome Marathon has been one of the city’s most fun events for the past 25 years. Registration is open until March 25th, and if you do choose to participate, you will be running on one of the most scenic marathon routes in the world, passing by some of the city’s most famous monuments. If 26 miles is a little much for you, you can also sign up for the Stracittadina 5k until the day before.
Allianz E-Village (EUR)
For the fourth year, you can gather to watch the world’s foremost electric race car drivers duel it out. Formula E is a electric-only racing championship which has been happening yearly since 2014. Rome hosts one of the longest tracks in the league right on the outskirts of the city. You can watch the ancient and state-of-the-art collide (though hopefully not literally) at several different times if you go to watch the practice runs, though the race only lasts 50 minutes.
Piazza di Siena International Horse Show
May 28 – 31
Piazza di Siena, Villa Borghese
For four days in May, you can watch some of the worlds greatest equestrians take part in competitions of show jumping, traditional riding, and polo matches. Some of the most magnificent horses in the world will gather in the beautiful Villa Borghese alongs with some of the world’s most lavish upper crust. If you’re looking for class, you have no choice but to attend.