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
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro de Coubertin, 30
Price: €20 – €50 per performance
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 the Chicago Mass Choir, the Harlem Gospel Choir, the South Carolina Mass Choir, Dennis Reed and Gap, and Danell Daymon and Greater Works. Lift your voice and sing in the holiday season throughout the last week of December.
23 – 26 January
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 2020 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.
Six Nations Rugby Championship
22 February and 14 March
Viale dei Gladiatori
Price: €24 – €90
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 22 February and 14 March as they face off against Scotland and England. Of course, we can also direct you to the nearest viewing bar if you would rather enjoy the games indoors.
December – 6 January
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 2019 – 2020 Christmas markets!
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 Impressionisti Segreti at Palazzo Bonaparte (till May 2020); Bacon, Freud & The School of London at Chiostro del Bramante (till Feb 2020); Gio Ponti at MAXXI (till Apr 2020); Canova Eternal Beauty at Museo di Roma (till Mar 2020), Valadier: Splendour in 18th Century Rome at the Borghese Gallery (till Feb 2020); and Frida Khalo at Spazio Eventi Tirso (till Mar 2020).