Vitala Festival

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On Journey from Ithaca. Photo by Fabio Barilari

Rome’s Vitala Festival kicks off a restart edition

From Blues to Soul, R&B, Rock, Gospel, Pop, Folk, Jazz and more, Vitala Festival kicked off a new edition right here in Rome. For those who aren’t aware of the Vitala Festival, it’s a self-funded philanthropic festival promoting live music and visual arts, organized in a long-standing collaboration with Teatro San Genesio.

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Chicago High Spirits. Photo by Fabio Barilari

From late September to early June concerts and events now take place at Teatro Le Salette (Vicolo del Campanile 14) in the heart of Rome’s Prati area. While the special summer outdoor events from mid-June to early September, are hosted in the lovely venue of Parco Torretta de Massimi (Viale Luigi Moretti 1), on the Aurelia, near via della Pisana.

Eddie & The Hot Rocks. Photo by Fabio Barilari
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Thieves&Poets Project_feat.Chiara Piccione. Photo by Fabio Barilari

The Vitala Festival brings together and hosts artists from different walks of life and diverse nationalities with the purpose of entertaining the community, supporting the arts and fostering artistic synergies and cultural integration. Over the years, the Festival has hosted over 200 artists, with monthly performances and events programmed. Vitala Festival has also collaborated on dedicated, special events to fundraise for charities.

As a philanthropic project, the Vitala Festival is made possible by the kind attendance of the public and the generosity of individual donors and supporters, particularly with the increased difficulties and challenges brought about by the Pandemic. The proceeds from the tickets go to defray production costs and to support the artists involved in the Festival.

Special thanks go to all the artists and performers, to Teatro San Genesio, Teatro Le Salette, Parco Torretta de Massimi, to the Festival’s technical team and collaborators, to the kind donors and of course to the audience.

The programs of past seasons are available on Teatro San Genesio website or the Festival’s Facebook Page.

To keep up with our forthcoming events follow us on FB, Instagram or contact us on to be added to our mailing list.

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SATURDAY 30 JULY: SUNSET BENEFIT CONCERT & PICNIC @ Parco Torretta de Massimi | 5.30 – 9 pm

The outdoor benefit concert series, in the beautiful nature venue of Parco Torretta de’ Massimi, presents a new date. 

This lovely privately-owned estate captures a refreshing breeze and beautiful sunsets for a relaxing Picnic, catered by Hummustown, while listening and dancing to live music.  

These outdoor benefit events are a collaboration between Vitala Festival, American Exchange/Free Exchange and Hummustown, to support the arts and charities involved.

Enjoy a picnic with live music and sunset in a lovely park.

Where: Parco Torretta de’ Massimi in Viale luigi moretti (corner Via della Pisana), a natural venue with captures a refreshing breeze and stunning sunsets, thanks to its location.

To get a glimpse of the lovely setting, a selection of photos and videos are available on our Instagram page @Vitala_Festival

Artists: A special concert with The ROME BRIDGE CONNECTION, a great Rock blues band of accomplished performers from Rome and Cambridge. Eddie Zengeni (vocals/harmonica),  Emanuela Di Pietro (vocals), Emiliano Caivano (guitar),  Francesco Rametta (bass guitar),  Mirko Teodori (drums), Claudia Nigro (vocals) & Special Guests will present a varied repertoire, ranging from Otis Redding, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Slim Harpo, Rolling Stones and many more! A unique and complete show expressing the passion and accomplished versatility of these extraordinary performers!

Caterer: Hummustown which caters Syrian food to help refugees integrate and to provide them with occupation, skills and training. On this occasion they will provide refreshing summer mojitos and spritz.

Timing: The welcome desk is located at the park upon entry and it will be open from 17.30 to allow time for the entrance procedures which are required. There is a short walking path to the main picnic and concert area.

Contribution: €20 per person, under 16 free (includes park entry + safely packaged picnic plate by Hummustown with falafel, dips and bread + to offset costs of live entertainment and support the artists). Extra picnic plates and drinks available on site as well as picnic tables with seating.

Info and bookings: or tel. 3478248661. Booking is required for organisational reasons.

Please note that pets are not permitted in the park.

The outdoor benefit events engage and support different artists for each event.


Vicolo del Campanile 14 (Prati)





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