A Guide To The Best Events In July 2023 In Rome


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 2023 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

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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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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 2023, with 50 evenings from May 30 to August 10 at the ancient Baths of Caracalla. Don’t miss the opportunity to book your seats!

July brings a thrilling lineup of performances: La Traviata for opera, Cenerentola, Roberto Bolle, and a spectacular Grand Gala for ballet, Beethoven’s 9th Symphony for classical music, the Stefano Di Battista Quartet for Jazz, and a captivating show by Massimo Ranieri in the realm of pop music. Additionally, be sure to explore the offerings in theater and cinema.

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Roma Summer Fest

The incredible architectural space of the Auditorium will host the Fondazione Musica per Roma – Roma Summer Fest. The audience will have the opportunity to listen to the most interesting pieces of the international music scene while enjoying the quality acoustics of this unique venue. Among the July performers at Roma Summer Fest 2023, we have big names from both the national and international music scenes, including Bob Dylan, Madame, Carl Brave, Sigur Rós and Sting.

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Rock in Roma

The Rock in Roma Festival, which has been going on for fifteen years, has become one of the leading international rock festivals in Italy. The event is a must-attend event for every rock music lover, with two months of programming from mid-June through the end of July at the huge Ippodromo delle Capannelle. July features both famous national and international artists, such as Coez and Articolo31 (and many other young talents) and the formidable Arctic Monkeys.

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Summertime at Casa del Jazz

Get ready for an unforgettable musical journey at Casa del Jazz this summer! Featuring a line-up of Italian and international stars, jazz-rock legends, renowned orchestras, leading pianists, and exciting collaborations, the Casa del Jazz summer season offers a blend of traditional and innovative performances. Set in the captivating atmosphere of Villa Osio on Viale di Porta Ardeatina, the open-air stage will host more than 40 concerts and shows. Prepare to be amazed by a program filled with surprises, new musical trends, and the enchanting ambiance of this beautiful venue.

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Jazz & Image at Parco del Celio

Until the 15th of October the Parco del Celio will be hosting the event JAZZ&IMAGE organised by the historic Jazz Club of Rome Alexanderplatz Jazz Club, with the artistic direction of Eugenio Rubei. It will be home to both Italian and international musicians alike, performing throughout the end of the summer.

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Open-air Cinema

Experience the enchantment of open-air cinema in Rome this July. From piazzas like Piazza San Cosimato and Isola Tiberina 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.

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Ostia Antica Festival

The 2023 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, including performances by national and international artists accompanied by a live orchestra.

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Lungo il Tevere 2023

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.

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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 8-16 | Italy Major Padel @ Foro Italico

In 2023, the second edition of the BNL Italy Major Premier Padel will take place, which is one of the four most important tournaments in the new Premier Padel circuit. For the first time, the event will be combined, with a women’s tournament being added to the men’s tournament after the circuit’s opening to women.

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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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July 15-16 | 2023 Hankook Rome E-Prix

The Rome E-Prix, part of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, returns to the Capital for its fifth edition. This double-header event in Rome is crucial for the title race and promises a hot summer of thrilling electric racing. The 2023 season will feature the debut of the third generation (Gen3) electric cars, with more races, more cities, and more teams than ever before.

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July 28 | 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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