What’s on in Rome this summer: you don’t want to miss out on this!
Roman streets are full of people and music during the hottest season of the year. It is one of the best times to visit Rome and create the most fun memories! Apart from visiting all the historical landmarks, various galleries, and shopping, city residents and visitors can also experience a large variety of amazing events and festivals.
For the fifth 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.
Lungo il Tevere
Till August 28th
Daily 7pm – 2am
Along the Tiber Banks between Ponte Sublicio & Ponte Sisto
Experience one-of-a-kind summer night vibes by enjoying refreshing drinks and delicious food, surrounded by the music and lights of the various little restaurants and bars along the banks of the Tiber river. You can also get to see some live performances, win a stuffed toy, buy a crafted souvenir gift, and try out many more activities.
Festival di Caracalla
Till August 9th
Depending on the program, 9pm
Baths of Caracalla, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 52
Served as a major community meeting spot in the past, Baths of Caracalla, today became one of the most vibrant social and cultural hubs of Rome. This summer a number of fascinating opera and ballet performances, as well as some live concerts are scheduled within the program of the festival. Book your tickets now and enjoy open-air shows surrounded by the historical ambience of the Caracalla thermae.
Rock in Roma
Till July 30th
Timings depend on the performance
Ippodromo delle Capannelle and other locations, Via Appia Nuova, 1245
Don’t miss out on experiencing a real rock concert in the heart of Rome! The biggest annual international festival that brings all the rock-n-roll lovers together has been postponed for two years and now is finally back. The line-up for this summer is very diverse, so you will for sure find one of your favorite bands on the list.
Roma Summer Festival
Till September 23rd
Timings depend on the performances
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin
Another exciting music festival if you are looking for an occasion to enjoy some live performances and dancing in the crowd. The auditorium arena is a unique venue, designed in a way that creates the best quality acoustics. Check out the list of artists and book your tickets now!
Open-air movie screenings
Till the end of September
Everyone knows that one of the best ways to spend your summer evening and romanticize it a little is to go to an open-air cinema. Grass underneath, stars in the sky, beautiful lights and a selection of some of the best old movies! Make sure to check-out our guide to find out about movie festivals of this summer.
Till September 12
Villa Celimontana, Via della Navicella, 12 (Celio Hill)
Want to dive in the exquisite atmosphere of real Roman jazz, Village Celimontana is your destination! Beloved bands, refreshing drinks and beautiful nature create a perfect atmosphere for the musical journey back in legendary Dixieland and swing eras.
Taste of Roma Festival
Till July 10th
Piazza Lauro De Bosis, Viale del Foro Italico
For all the foodies out there, the most excellent dishes and selection of Rome’s finest wines will be available to try at the most awaited open-air food festival! Get your pass, upload at least 20 euros on your special food card and enjoy the most delicious menu of the 5-star restaurants of Rome. Affordable prices for smaller portions allow guests to try as many dishes as they want before getting full. Cooking masterclasses, Dj music, children’s playground and many more activities to enjoy your summer evening!
Till October 16th
Largo Aqua Felix (Piazza di Siena), Villa Borghese
For our classical theater lovers, an open-air Gigi Proietti Globe Theater prepared a special program with Shakespeare’s most famous plays this summer. Resembling a classic Elizabethan theater, the ambience of the venue will transfer you to the parterres and benoirs of the iconic Globe Theater in London.
Viaggio nei Fori
Till October 2nd
Timings depend on the month
Forum of Augustus, Via Alessandrina, Largo Corrado Ricci side – Forum of Caesar, Trajan’s Column
Discovering the history behind the famous Forum of Augustus and the Forum of Caesar through modern multimedia art now is possible at Viaggio nei Fori! Colored by the various multi-projection of lights, these archeological sites come alive to depict the aura of the city and the character of Roman life in the imperial age.
Sotto l’Angelo del Castello
Till September 25th
Castel Sant’Angelo, Lungotevere Castello
Sotto l’Angelo del Castello is a festival of dance, music, opera and readings of poetry. From July 1 to September 25, 15 different events will take place inside Castel Sant’Angelo on an almost weekly basis. Check out the website for more info.