What’s on in August in Rome

The best events in Rome in August 2020

The best events in Rome this August 2020

Even though Romans tend to flee to their summer escapes or go abroad during August (especially on Ferragosto), Rome has some pretty cool events to keep you entertained during the hottest month of the year. Check out the best events in Rome this August 2020.


Fish & Wine Event at Rome's Eataly 2020

Fish & Wine Festival

Till September 16
Eataly – Piazzale XII Ottobre 1492  (Ostiense)
Daily 9am – 12am

Seafood returns as the protagonist of Eataly’s summer edition of Fish & Wine – a festival that spans from events and tastings dedicated to seafood that will take place from July 6th to September 16th. From seafood crudité to oysters, from crispy fried seafood to spaghetti ai frutti di mare, fresh and sustainable seafood awaits you all through summer 2020. But that’s not it, all tastings are paired with exclusive wines or beer selected by Eataly’s sommeliers for the occasion. Read the full article for information on the program.

Rome: the Opera's summer season moves to Circus Maximus

Teatro dell’Opera @ Circo Massimo

Till August 13
Circo Massimo (4 entrances)
Performances at 9pm

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma is back with its summer edition. But this year the open-air performances won’t be held at the Terme di Caracalla, instead, they will take place in the stunning Circo Massimo from July 16th to August 13th. Get ready for 21 performances ranging from opera and ballet to concerts and galas with stars like Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy the opera scene under the stars, with a 1500sqm stage and 1000 seats, ensuring all safety measures and distancing.

cinema in piazza san cosimato

Moonlit Movie Nights

Till August 31
Casa del Cinema, Cinema in Piazza & Arene di Roma

Nothing says summer in the Eternal City like a movie under the stars (preferably with a gelato in hand). This month, piazzas, lush villas, and Rome’s only island transform into open-air cinemas, showing everything from classic flicks, to kid-friendly favorites, to new releases. Among our favorites, the Cinema in Piazza in three differente locations around Rome. For a different setting under the towering pines of Villa Borghese, Casa del Cinema will host its outdoor film festival Caleidoscopio. For more information and for more open-air cinemas, check out our article!

Viaggio nei Fori - Multimedia show at the Forum of Augustus

Viaggio nei Fori

Till November 8
Fori Imperiali – Via Alessandrina, Largo Corrado Ricci side
Entry fee: €10-15

The marble blocks still visible in the Forum of Augustus are the starting point for a fascinating tour in discovery of magnificent archaeological sites and a temple that was at the heart of events in Ancient Rome. A tour created by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano. Visitors will have the chance to see an exciting portrayal of life in Ancient Rome, reconstructed within the Imperial Fora using light, images, film and animation. The show – available in 8 languages ​​(Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Chinese and Japanese) and with three 40-minute shows every evening – will take place in full compliance with the anti-covid measures.

Silvano Toti Globe Theater in Rome

Silvano Toti Globe Theater 2020

Till September 27
Largo Aqua Felix (Piazza di Siena), Villa Borghese
Starts at 9.15pm
Entry fee: €8 – 30

After a long period of closure and lots of hard work to implement the new anti-covid safety procedures, the Silvano Toti Globe Theater is back for its 17th edition. If you’ve never been to the famed theater, imagine seeing Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an Elizabethan theatre, the classic round structure that housed Shakespeare’s masterpieces. Now imagine seeing this timeless production in Italian, in Rome; Villa Borghese to be exact. Check out the full program of the Silvano Toti Globe Theater.

Casa del Jazz Reloaded 2020

Casa del Jazz Reloaded

Till August 7th
Casa del Jazz
Viale di Porta Ardeatina, 55

Casa del Jazz Reloaded is the summer edition dedicated to jazz hosted at Villa Osio, bringing a diverse selection of jazz musicians to Rome to play till August 7th in the venue’s garden, adding an edgier side to the city’s summer music scene. The series is a roundup of jazz, blues, soul, tango, swing, funky, and Mediterranean music, in the company of great musicians and talents who make up a multidisciplinary and heterogeneous program of great prestige. The performances in store include the best of Italian jazz as well as some extraordinary foreign guests such as Michael League Bill Laurence Duo (01/08).

auditorium reloaded 2020

Auditorium Reloaded

Till September 30
Auditorium Parco della Musica
Viale Pietro de Coubertin, 30

The Musica per Roma Foundation revives the music scene with “Auditorium Reloaded”, one of the first music programs in Italy to resume in full compliance with the current anti-covid measures. The Cavea, designed by Renzo Piano, will host 1000 spectators starting from July 2nd with three concerts by Max Gazzè. The program continues through the summer with: Daniele Silvestri (1 – 3/8), La Notte del Caffè Dai Canti dell’Antico Mare al Sufismo (4/8), Enzo Avitabile (5/8), Ballo! Ambrogio Sparagna Opi (7/8), The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 2.0 (20/8), Bungaru / Buoncore / De Souza (26/8), Pink Floyd Legend Day (27/8), The Beatbox e Carlo Massarini (28/8), and Mogol in Emozioni con Gianmarco Carroccia (31/8).

village celimontana 2019

Village Celimontana 2021

Villa Celimontana – Via della Navicella, 12 (Celio Hill)
Free entry
Concerts begin at 10pm

Dive deep into music, culture and elegance with Village Celimontana’s fifth edition. See some of the greatest jazz musicians, swing and manouche formations on stage, alternating with tango shows and some of the most interesting Italian big bands and some serious rock’n’roll. And for this event, the perfect setting awaits you: Villa Celimontana, an elegant and evocative location that recalls the charm of old Rome.







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