Vitala Festival

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On Journey from Ithaca. Photo by Fabio Barilari

Rome’s Vitala Festival kicks off its 8th edition

From Jazz and Blues to Soul, R&B, Rock, Gospel and Pop, get ready for the eighth edition of Vitala Festival 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 collaboration with Teatro San Genesio in Rome’s Prati area. 

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Chicago High Spirits. Photo by Fabio Barilari

From September to June, artists from different walks 0f life and diverse nationalities come together with the purpose of entertaining the community, supporting the arts and fostering cultural integration. Over the years, the Festival has hosted over 150 artists, with monthly performances and events programmed. 

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

With an average of 20 events per season, there’s a lot in store for music lovers.  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. The proceeds from the tickets go to defray production costs. Special thanks go to all the artists and performers, to Teatro San Genesio, to the Festival’s technical team and collaborators, to the kind donors and of course to the audience.

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Hazy Shades: the Simon&Garfunkel Legend. Photo by Fabio Barilari

All performances take place at Teatro San Genesio, located in via Podgora 1 (near Viale Mazzini). The programs of past and current seasons are available on the theatre’s website or the Festival’s Facebook Page.


Special Tribute to Thelonious Monk

On Saturday 18 January 2020 at 6.00pm, the Vitala Festival – events in support of music and visual arts – will proudly host an intimate and evocative concert performed by a refined, skilled and versatile ensemble of musicians and performers. A revealing musical journey through the artistic labyrinth of one of the most brilliant pianists and jazz composers of all time. A journey accompanied by anecdotes and stories to discover a unique artist who has left an unmistakable mark, changing and modeling his musical genre and more.  A complete experience, concert and show, not to be missed!

Refreshments/Aperitivo included and available from 5.00 to 6.00pm, before the start of the concert.

Booking is strongly suggested as admission is limited to places available.

Marzia Verdecchi, narrator

Francesco Di Gilio, piano

Franco Minissi, double bass

Fabrizio Rota, drums



The 8th edition of the Vitala Festival is proud to host this new extraordinary concert of its 8th season. Organized by Fabiana De Rose in collaboration with Teatro San Genesio, the Vitala Festival promotes a variety of philanthropic events, featuring mainly live music and visual arts, running from September  to June. Special thanks to our collaborators, supporters, the artists involved and our loyal audience for every new season!


Teatro San Genesio (Via Podgora 1 – near Viale Mazzini)

Tickets to concert (13€, reduced 11€ for students) includes Aperitivo from 5pm to 6pm

Bookings/Info:; 347-8248661


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