The best events in Rome this winter

Best events in Rome in winter
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What’s on in Rome this Winter: events to mark on your calendar

It may be cold outside, it may be wet, it may even be snowy — but Rome stays busy in the winter. You’ll be out and about walking those cobblestone streets bundled up and gazing about at the beautifully lit Vatican, Piazza Navona, and Trevi Fountain. Of course, if that’s not enough holiday season for you, check out any of Rome’s bountiful Christmas Markets.

The Roma Gospel Festival

23-31 December
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro de Coubertin, 30
Price: €20 – €50 per performance

Best events in Rome in winter

You simply cannot miss the annual Roma Gospel Festival, featuring the world’s foremost gospel choirs. Each year some of the greatest American gospel choirs flock to Rome to put on unforgettable performances throughout the festival. This year’s lineup includes Eric Waddell & The Abundant, the Harlem Gospel Choir, Light of Love, Dennis Reed and Gap, and Emmanuel Djob by the Gospel River. Lift your voice and sing in the holiday season throughout the last week of December.

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Christmas Markets

December – 6 January
Various locations
Free entry

Christmas Markets in Rome

If you didn’t know before, you do now. Rome is famous for its bountiful Christmas markets, which range from classic, traditional holiday wares to fresh, alternative goods. You will no doubt find that perfect gift if you know where to look. Check out our Christmas market guide for the full list of this year’s 2021 – 2022 Christmas markets!

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Alta Roma

2 – 4 February

events in rome this winter

There’s no better time to visit Rome than during Alta Roma when all influencers, fashion bloggers and industry figures gather together to put their most stylish foot forward at Alta Roma’s 2023 winter edition. The Rome Fashion Week gives the spotlight to new talents through four days of events to discover the young brands of Made in Italy.

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Six Nations Rugby Championship

5 February, 25 February and 11 March
Stadio Olimpico
Viale dei Gladiatori
Price: €24 – €90

Six Nations Rugby Championships in Rome

If you’re looking for something that isn’t holiday related, or you’re simply a sports fan, make sure to check out the Six Nations Rugby Championship from February to March! The championship happens in several countries, but you can show your support for the Italian national rugby team on 5, 25 February and 11 March as they face off against France, Ireland and Wales. Of course, we can also direct you to the nearest sport bar if you would rather enjoy the games indoors.

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Various locations
Tickets vary

Galleria Borghese's Valadier Exhibition: splendour in 18th-century Rome

Fall is the month where museums and galleries open their doors to some amazing exhibitions. But winter is the time where you get to enjoy them! With low temperatures, what better time of year to catch an exhibition? We recommend you visit the great Van Gogh exhibition at Palazzo Bonaparte (till 26 March, 2023); Bob Dylan. Retrospectrum at MAXXI (till 30 April, 2023); Raoul Dufy at Palazzo Cipolla (till 26 February, 2023); A Timeless Wonder. Painting on stone in rome in 17th century at Scuderie del Quirinale (till 29 January 2023); and the exhibitions dedicated to Pier Paolo at MAXXI, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Palazzo Barberini and Galleria d’Arte Moderna.

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