The best events in Rome this spring 2024


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. As we’re getting closer to spring, the official 2024 Rome spring event dates are being announced.

Spring Exhibitions in Rome

Spring Events Rome
Mat Collishaw, Senseless Universe, 2023, e No fundamental language, 2023, olio su tela su cornice in legno, 78×67×7 cm cad., courtesy: l’artista, Foto adicorbetta

The eternal city is known for greatness in many areas, a prominent one being art. Rome is home to countless museums and art galleries. As a hub for global art, Rome has everything from ancient classical art to leading contemporary art. Some exhibitions you should check out in Rome this spring are: 

  • Emotion. This interactive exhibition at Chiostro del Bramante will transport you to a new world where an array of emotions are channeled through artwork. It features 20 talented artists and their individual works. This immersive adventure will be available until July 31st, 2024.
  • Fidia. This exhibition at the Capitoline Museums allows guests an exclusive look into the greatest works of the classical age. It will feature over one hundred paintings, manuscripts, drawings, and more. Some of these works will be on display for the very first time. The chance to see this extensive collection only lasts until May 5th, 2024.
  • Dacia – The Last Frontier of the Roman World. Experience fifteen hundred years of Roman history with this collection of rare and impressive archeological finds. Until April 21st, 2024 you can view these precious artifacts that each tell a story of a different empire or era from ancient Rome.
  • Ukiyoe. Embark on a journey into the world of Ukiyoe, a traditional Japanese art form, at the unique exhibition hosted at Palazzo Braschi. Immerse yourself in the beauty of these timeless creations. Don’t miss out – the exhibition runs until June 23rd, 2024.
  • Raffaello, Tiziano, Rubens. Masterpieces from Borghese Gallery at Palazzo Barberini. From March 29 to June 30, visitors will have the unique opportunity to enjoy fifty masterpieces coming from the Borghese Gallery within the magnificent setting of Palazzo Barberini.
  • Napoli Ottocento. From March 27 to June 16, the Scuderie del Quirinale will celebrate Naples’ crucial role in the European art scene, presenting the city as a captivating blend of contradictions and fascination.

There are countless opportunities to see one of a kind art in Rome this spring and these are some must see highlights. Go enjoy!

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Run Rome The Marathon

March 17
starting from Via Dei Fori Imperiali

rome marathon

The 29th edition of Rome’s Marathon will take place on March 17. It will start and end at Fori Imperiali and Colosseum. Participants will embark on a 26 mile journey where they will pass the Vittoriano, Piazza Venezia, Circo Massimo, Lungotevere, Castel Sant’Angelo, viale della Conciliazione, and St. Peter’s Basilica. This event is not only open for experienced runners, but also those who simply enjoy running or those who want to challenge themselves.

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Open House Rome 

April 6-14
Various locations

Open House Roma 2019
French Academy. Ph: Assaf Shoshan.jpg

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. In 2024, Open House Rome runs for 9 days and one weekend of special visits, events and tours.

Part of a global event occurring throughout more than 30 cities every year, the event showcases beautiful architecture for all for free. This year there will be 200 places in Rome available to take a free guided tour of. 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).

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BNL International Tennis Tournament

May  6-19
Foro Italico
Viale dei Gladiatori, 31 

Internazionali di Tennis

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, there is fantastic food, shopping, and celebrity performance surrounding the events.

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Piazza di Siena International Horse Show

May 23-26
Piazza di Siena, Villa Borghese

Piazza di Siena International Horse Show Rome
CSIO Roma 2018 – Rolex GP Roma – Giulia Martinengo Marquet on Verdine SZ
– Roma, Piazza di Siena, 27 May 2018 – – ph.Mario Grassia/FISE

For four days in May, you can watch some of the world’s 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.

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