The events cancelled or postponed in Rome due to the coronavirus

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Which events have been cancelled or rescheduled over the COVID-19?

In accordance with the DPCM of March 9th (the Decree of the President of the Council of Ministers), entered into force on March 10th, Italy has been put in lockdown. As of April 1st, the coronavirus lockdown has been extended to April 13th, meaning all activities and events in Italy will be suspended till that date. Experts have said the infection curve is plateauing but that the peak has yet to be reached. So if you were planning on attending an event or catching a concert or performance in Rome in the upcoming months, check with us as most probably it has been postponed or cancelled.


Events cancelled or postponed in Rome

  1. The Six Nations Italy vs. England match of March 14, 2020 has been cancelled. The intention is to reprogram the event later on.
  2. The Roma Whisky Festival that was scheduled to take place on March 14th and 15th has been postponed to next year.
  3. The Run Rome the Marathon that was scheduled to take place on March 29th has been cancelled. The 26th edition will take place in 2021.
  4. The Wave Market Fair that was to take place on March 21st and 22nd has been postponed to October 10th and 11th.
  5. The Rome Formula E racing event that was to take place on April 4th has been postponed. The date is still to be announced.
  6. The Serie A Italian Football League has been suspend till further notice.
  7. The BNL International Tennis Tournament has been suspended.
  8. The UEFA Euro 2020 has been postponed to summer 2021.
  9. The Vinòforum wine festival that was to take place in June has been postponed to September.

Music, Concerts and Performances

The lockdown affects events and shows of any kind, including theatrical and musical performances. This includes all performances at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and Casa del Jazz, to name a few. Info on refunds will be announced on their respective websites and social media.

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma has suspended its performances and you can get a full refund within 30 days of the performance date. But music doesn’t stop at the Rome Opera House! The Teatro dell’Opera has launched a “digital theater” section on its official website where you can watch some of the most interesting shows staged in recent years: a real theater season that allows you to respect #iorestoacasa without sacrificing the warmth of the Opera!

All concerts have also been suspended till April 13, 2020.


All cinemas in Rome are now closed till April 13, 2020.

Museums & Exhibitions

All museums and current exhibitions are closed till April 13, 2020.

Nightlife & Restaurants

All nightclubs are closed till April 13, 2020. Restaurants and cafes are also close but some are offering food delivery services in Rome.

Gyms, Pools and Wellness Centers

The decree also suspends the activities of all gyms, pools, sporting centers, wellness centers and skiing resorts till further notice.

Funerals and Weddings

All events in public and private spaces have been suspended, too, including: weddings, funerals and religious and cultural events.
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