A Guide To The Best Events In July 2024 In Rome

July events

Discovering the best things to do in Rome in July

Rome, the eternal city, is always a fantastic destination, but the summer months bring an extra dose of excitement! It’s hot, it’s sexy, and there’s so much to explore and enjoy. In this article, we’ve got some awesome suggestions for the best events in July 2024 in Rome, such as exhibitions, festivals, and other cool activities happening in Rome this July.

Exhibitions this July in Rome

It Looks Alive! Hyper-Realism at Palazzo Bonaparte
Sam Jinks, Untitled (Kneeling Woman), 2015, Artist’s collection, Image Courtesy: the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

If you are an art lover, this July offers a number of very interesting exhibitions. The first is a dive into the innovative world of digital art at Palazzo Cipolla: the Ipotesi Metaverso experential exhibition. We then suggest you see the modern and groundbreaking art of Pistoletto at the Chiostro del Bramante as well as give a look onto ancient Rome at Musei Capitolini, with the exhibition The Rome of the Republic, featuring around 1,800 archaeological artifacts. We strongly recommend the VITA DULCIS exhibition at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, a project that showcases artifacts from classical Rome while delighting visitors with the vibrant intensity and genuine passion of the works. We finally recommend the exhibit Sembra Vivo at Palazzo Bonaparte, an astonishing exhibition dedicated to hyperrealistic sculpture and Mario Cresci’s photo exhibition at MAXXI, Un Esorcismo del Tempo (exorcism of time), which presents 350 vintage works capturing his two-decade exploration in Basilicata.

Best events in July in Rome


Live music

The month of July is when the Olympic Stadium gets filled with music, with big concerts planned and it is also the month of summer festivals, taking place all over the city. Many artists from a variety of musical traditions and backgrounds will be performing on various stages. Check them out and pick your favourite!

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Until 27 July | Rock in Roma

The Rock in Rome Festival began in 2009 and fifteen years later it has become one of the main international rock festivals in Italy. The event is a must for any rock music lover, with two months of programming starting in mid-June until the end of July at the huge Ippodromo delle Capannelle. For thousands of rock fans, this is THE unmissable event of the year in Rome!

Rock in Roma

Until 6 August | Summertime at Casa del Jazz

Starting on 7 June, Italian and foreign stars, jazz-rock legends, great orchestras, leading pianists, contaminations and new trends… the summer season of the Casa del Jazz, produced by the Fondazione Musica per Roma, offers once again this year a program full of novelties and surprises. More than 40 concerts and performances will take place on the open-air stage set up in the park of Villa Osio on Viale di Porta Ardeatina.


Until 10 August | Caracalla Festival

Opera, dance, cinema, theater, great symphonic music, jazz and pop. The summer program of Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera becomes a festival: the Caracalla Festival, with 60 evenings from 3 June to 10 August at the Portico Theater and the Temple of Jupiter at the ancient Baths of Caracalla. Don’t miss out and book your spots!

Caracalla Festival

Until 5 September | Roma Summer Fest

The incredible architectural space of the Auditorium will host the Fondazione Musica per Roma – Roma Summer Fest. This is one of the most important music events of the Roman summer, each year hosting many artists from the national and international music scene who return to the capital for a series of unmissable concerts.

Roma Summer Fest

Until 7 September | Village Celimontana

This summer, Village Celimontana is making a comeback to the Eternal City with its eight edition. One of the most beloved jazz and swing events in Rome, the festival will start on June 15, 2024 and run until September 7. Over the next couple of months, the villa will host more than 100 free concerts.

Village Celimontana

Until 22 September | Jazz&Image

Until the 22nd of September the Parco del Celio will be hosting the event JAZZ&IMAGE organised by the historic Jazz Club of Rome Alexanderplatz Jazz Club, collaboration with another iconic venue, Big Mama. Both clubs are celebrating their 40th anniversaries in 2024, marking this milestone with a joint festival. The event will feature performances by both Italian and international musicians, making it a highlight of the late summer season.


Until 29 September | Lungo il Tevere 2024

Get into the vibrant atmosphere of the riverside at the Lungo il Tevere summer festival along the Tiber, celebrating art, food, and nightlife. Enjoy free shows, cool shops, delicious cuisines, and cultural delights from July until late August.

Lungo il Tevere

17 July – 7 September | Ostia Antica Festival

The 2024 Ostia Antica Festival presents a diverse program of music and theater performances, featuring renowned national artists in a blend of tradition and innovation. Held in collaboration with the Archaeological Park of Ostia Antica, the festival offers an enchanting atmosphere. Among many others, Vinicio Capossela and Goran Bregovic, Patti Smith and Carmen Consoli, Flavia Mastrella and Antonio Rezza will perform.


Open-air Cinema

Experience the enchantment of open-air cinema in Rome this July. From piazzas like Piazza San Cosimato to parks like Parco degli Acquedotti and Villa Borghese, as well as cultural venues like MAXXI Museum, various locations offer outdoor movie screenings. Immerse yourself in the magic of cinema under the stars and enjoy a diverse range of films, making your summer nights in Rome truly memorable. Stay on the lookout for cinema listings.

Outdoor cinemas in Rome

Eataly’s Fish & Wine Festival

Eataly’s summer Fish & Wine festival, running from June 12th to September 3rd, showcases seafood as the star. Held at the Pizza & Cucina restaurant, this culinary extravaganza focuses on different maritime Italian regions every two weeks, showcasing their unique traditions and wineries. July features Sardinia and Apulia. Don’t miss this trip!

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July 3,5,9,11,13 | LETTERATURE International Literature Festival of Rome 2023

The “LETTERATURE International Literature Festival of Rome” is back for its 22nd edition at Palatine Stadium from July 3-13, 2023. The theme is “The Memory of the World” in tribute to Italo Calvino. Renowned authors like Margaret Atwood and William T. Vollmann will participate.

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July 13-16 | Videocittà Festival of Rome 2023

Videocittà is an innovative audiovisual festival in Rome showcasing transformative moving images. It engages diverse audiences through screenings, performances, talks, and installations. With renowned artists, large attendance and great locations.

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26-28 July | Rally di Roma

An unmissable event starting from Castel Sant’Angelo and spanning over 900 km of routes in the Lazio Region. Three days of passion, adrenaline, and sports.

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