A Guide To The Best Events In June 2024 In Rome

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Discovering the best things to do in Rome in June

Rome is an evergreen destination, always wonderful, always welcoming, but June is especially exciting! It is the beginning of summer, the culmination of spring, the sunny awakening of the city’s fauna, flora, citizens, and especially its social and cultural life. In this article are some suggestions regarding events, exhibitions, festivals and other activities to do if you are in Rome this June 2024. Get into the pulse of Roman life while the city is in a buzz!

National holidays and special days in Rome in June 

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2 June | Italy’s Republic Day

June 2, 1946 marks the birth of the Italian Republic. Rome is at the center of the celebrations: the event’s ceremony traditionally includes the laying of a laurel wreath in homage to Italy’s Milite Ignoto at the Altare della Patria by the President, a military parade along Via dei Fori Imperiali, the passage of the Frecce Tricolori planes through the skies of Rome, and the opening of the Quirinale Gardens to the public free of charge.

29 June | San Pietro & Paolo

Patrons of the city and founders of the new Christian Rome, the two Saints Peter and Paul have always had great significance for the capital and have been therefore much celebrated throughout history. Among the rituals still celebrated today are that of the “pallium,” the white wool stole that the pontiff gives to certain bishops as a symbol of the union between the universal and local churches, the kissing of the foot of the bronze statue of St. Peter, the procession that accompanies the chain of St. Paul, and also the historic floral carpet on Via della Conciliazione, with natural paintings of flowers composed by more than 1,000 master florists. The center of celebrations of course the basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican and the basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in the Eur area

Exhibitions this June in Rome

World Press Photo 2024 in Rome
SUD EST ASIATICO E OCEANIA – Open Format Titolo: Un luogo perduto © Aletheia Casey

If you are an art lover, this June Rome offers a number of very interesting exhibitions. First of all don’t miss the World Press Photo Exhibition at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, honoring photojournalism and reflection on crucial social issues. Also al Palazzo delle Esposizioni, don’t miss Expodemic, the festival of foreign academies and cultural institutes. If you’re interested in modern art, don’t miss out on New American Realism at Palazzo Barberini, and Emotion at Chiostro del Bramante. At Palazzo Barberini, you also have a chance to see some of the works of Raffaello, Tiziano, Rubens from Galleria Borghese. Two new exhibitions are launching this month at Palazzo Bonaparte, both focused on the world of photography: “Mario Testino. A Beautiful World”, and “Vincent Peters. Timeless Time“. June is your last chance to see the Napoli Ottocento exhibition and Ukiyoe. The floating world.

Best events in June in Rome

Discover the best things to do in Rome in June 2023

Live music

The month of June has got artists from a variety of musical traditions and backgrounds performing on various stages around the city. Check them out and pick your favourite!

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1 June – 14 July | Cinema in Piazza

The outdoor movie theater Cinema In Piazza returns this summer, transforming Rome’s beautiful piazzas into open-air cinemas from 1 June till 14 July. You can enjoy screenings, special events, and retrospectives in three locations: Piazza San Cosimato in Trastevere, the Casale della Cervelletta in Tor Sapienza, and the Monte Ciocci Park in Valle Aurelia.

Cinema in Piazza

3 June – 10 August | Caracalla Festival

There’s no better way to spend a balmy summer night in Rome than enjoying an opera, ballet or concert at the Baths of Caracalla. Opera, dance, cinema, theater, great symphonic music, jazz and pop… the Rome Opera’s summer program becomes a festival. The Caracalla Festival 2024, 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

3 June – 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

7 June – 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.


7 – 12 June | European Athletic Championships

The best athletes in Europe will compete at the Olympic Stadium and the Parco del Foro Italico in Rome. An exciting international sporting event, featuring six consecutive days of competitions and a total of eleven sessions. The European Athletics Championships will take place before the start of the Paris Summer Olympics, serving as a crucial competitive test for the athletes ahead of the upcoming Olympics. A Fan Village at Foro Italico will be ready to welcome all fans during the event.


11 – 14 June | Tim Summer Hits

Once again, Rome’s Piazza del Popolo hosts Tim Summer Hits: four evenings of live music from 11 to 14 June, with free access for everyone. Each night, a variety of Italian artists will take the stage.


13 June – 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

15 June | Roma Pride

Despite Rome being the seat of the Vatican, there is no stopping this event that has been held since 1994. and now has grown to attract more than 80,000 visitors. Rome’s Gay Pride parade takes place on 15 June. It is expected to be a massive procession of colorful floats, DJs and dancers, winding its way from Piazza della Repubblica to Piazza Venezia and the Roman Forum, passing world-famous monuments, including the Colosseum.

Roma Pride

15 June – 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

17-20 June | Rome Chamber Music Festival

The Rome Chamber Music Festival returns for its 21st edition. Over four days, forty young talents from around the world will be guided by American violinist Robert McDuffie, the festival’s founder and artistic director. The festival features programs that reflect McDuffie’s diverse and contemporary vision, ranging from Baroque to Måneskin, held in the city’s oldest and most prestigious historic theater.

Rome Chamber Music Festival

17-23 June | Vinoforum

Vinòforum returns for the 21st consecutive year. Experience the largest and most unforgettable culinary and spirits event the city has to offer. In fact, it is the most important food and wine event in Central and Southern Italy. Watch, taste, enjoy.


21 June – 15 September | Jazz&Image

Until the 15th of September 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.


Until 22 September | Viaggio Nel Foro Di Cesare

With the arrival of summer, the much-awaited Viaggio nel Foro di Cesare returns this year. This captivating multimedia show narrates and brings to life the scenic archaeological area. The show is accompanied by the extraordinary narrating voice of Piero Angela, featuring films, projections, and video mapping that reconstruct the current archaeological area as it appeared in ancient Rome.

Viaggio Nel Foro Di Cesare

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