The best events in Rome this spring 2023


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 2023 Rome spring event dates are being announced.

Spring Exhibitions in Rome

Bob Dylan at MAXXI
Bob Dylan, Red Sunset, 2019

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: 

  • Van Gogh Exhibition – Last days to visit one of the all-time greats at Palazzo Bonaparte. Until May 7, Van Gogh’s iconic work of art finds its perfect location in the heart of the Eternal City, surrounded by exquisite frescos and marble statues.
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  • Bob Dylan. Retrospectum – Drawings, paintings, posters, graphics, sculptures, and other pieces reveal a previously unseen dimension of the iconic singer at MAXXI till April 30, 2023.
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  • Arte Liberata 1937-1947: Masterpieces Saved From War – Over 100 artworks tell the incredible feat of saving Italy’s artistic and cultural heritage during the Second World War. The exhibition is on display until April 10 at the Scuderie del Quirinale.
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  • Michelangelo Pistoletto. INFINITY. Contemporary art without limits – From March 18 to October 15, the Chiostro del Bramante will host “Michelangelo Pistoletto. INFINITY,” the new project that, more than an exhibition, aims to be an experience through the Biella-based artist’s iconic works. Fifty works and four installations, specially conceived for the spaces of the Chiostro that will surprise you.

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


Run Rome The Marathon

March 19
starting from Via Dei Fori Imperiali

rome marathon

The 28th edition of Rome’s Marathon will take place on March 19 from Via Dei Fori Imperiali. Participants will embark on a 26 mile journey where they will pass the Vittoriano, 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 

May 20-28
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 2023, Open House Rome doubles with 9 days and two weekends of 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. 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  10 – 21
Foro Italico
Viale dei Gladiatori, 31 

Internazionali di Tennis

Entering its 80th 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, there is fantastic food, shopping, and celebrity performance surrounding the events.

Starting from 2023, the Rome ATP Masters 1000 will be one of the three events that will increase its duration from eight to twelve days, having the draw passing from 56 to 96 players.

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Piazza di Siena International Horse Show

May 25-28
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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