The Tiber River Transforms
As if the atmosphere in Rome could not get any more perfect, Lungo il Tevere electrifies Roman nightlife with its 16th annual edition. Lungo il Tevere uses the banks of the Tiber River and invites everyone for some outdoor fun. Started only a few weeks ago on June 8th, visitors and locals of Rome can experience the lively tents, vendors, and live music up until September 3rd. What could simply make this festival any better? Most of the shows and events in the program are free to the public!
The festival has two separate entrances at the street level, one at Ponte Sisto and the other at Ponte Sublicio with steps leading down to the activity along the river. From Porta Portese to Piazza Trilussa, you will be inspired by art wherever you look. Artists have the opportunity to express and display their work along the river.
Lungo il Tevere transforms the Tiber River into something so much more than just a historic river to the city of Rome. Instead, this festival steers away the initial excitement of the usual Roman monuments and transforms the riverbanks into something you would not want to miss. Stop by for aperitivo, dinner or drinks in one of the many temporary restaurants and bars.
Although Lungo il Tevere is crowded with different restaurants to choose from, there is plenty of places to shop and play games. Whether you’re searching for some vendor artwork of your favorite celebrity or want to buy some trendy clothes, there is no shortage of places to turn to!
There is always room for some friendly competition, so the Tiber River is lined up with table football where you can put your skills to test with your friends under the stars.
Along the river, you will be able to find dishes other than your usual Italian food. Not in the mood for pizza or pasta? No problem. Taqueria el Paso offers Tex-Mex food in their crowd friendly environment, but also includes a station for your dogs to catch up on their meals as well!
If you go down further the river, you will find yourself stopped at Taverna Mediterranean wanting their speciality hummus and pita that you can’t find anywhere else! Other Mediterranean delicacies are served at the restaurant as well leaving you with so many options to choose from.
For a refreshing aperol spritz or perfectly made cocktail, head to Alembic Garden to relax under string lights in trendy chairs and tables immersed in a garden along the Tiber.
If you’re in the mood for something fun and vibrant, be sure to stop by at Lost River, where you will be surrounded by the tropical themed decor and can find yourself ordering a refreshing sangria.
Going off the beach vibes, take a stroll to the frozen slushie stand where you can cool off in the summer heat with a mixed flavor slushie that is served in a souvenir palm tree cup.
Maybe you ate before you left home and want a sweet snack? Be sure to stop by Tiramisu, where it is sweet tooth galore and will be overwhelmed picking between a waffle and everything else on the cafe’s menu.
Music is constantly playing around you as you travel down the Tiber River at Lungo il Tevere, whether you’re in the mood for classical, local Italian artists, or even some pop hits. In June, Lungo il Tevere presents Festa Della Musica with Edoardo Vianello and more musicians! For more details on the music aspect to Lungo il Tevere, visit here for the month of June.
Other events such as the dancing “Ensemble Flamenco La Ventana” di Lili Cordoba – Aires y Fuego will be taking place in the month of June. For more information on events and to keep up with updates all summer long about Lungo il Tevere at their official website. Hope to see you there!