What’s on in August in Rome

The best events in Rome in August 2020

The best events in Rome this August 2022

Even though Romans tend to flee to their summer escapes 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 2022.

Fish & Wine Event at Rome's Eataly 2020

Fish & Wine Festival

Till September 11
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 4th to September 11th. From seafood crudité to oysters, from crispy fried seafood to spaghetti ai frutti di mare, fresh and sustainable seafood awaits you all through summer 2022. But that’s not it, all tastings are paired with exclusive wines selected by Eataly’s sommeliers for the occasion.

Read the full article for information on the program.

festival di caracalla

Caracalla Festival

Till August 9
Baths of Caracalla
Performances at 9pm

The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma is back with its summer edition inside the stunning location of the Baths of Caracalla until August 6th. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to enjoy the opera scene under the stars! This August list of operas and concerts performed by Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera includes: Notre Dame de Paris (until 3 August), Carmen (until 4 August) and Il Barbiere di Siviglia (2 -9 August).

cinema in piazza san cosimato

Moonlight 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, under the towering pines of Villa Borghese, Casa del Cinema will host its outdoor film festival Caleidoscopio. Another option is the unique Floating Theatre on EUR’s lake and the Isola del Cinema on the Tiber’s banks. 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 October 2
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 three 40-minute shows – available in 8 languages ​​(Italian, English, French, Russian, Spanish, German, Chinese and Japanese) will be displayed every evening.

Silvano Toti Globe Theater in Rome

Gigi Proietti Globe Theater 2022 Silvano Toti

Till October 9
Largo Aqua Felix (Piazza di Siena), Villa Borghese
Starts at 9pm
Entry fee: €8 – 30

Imagine seeing Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream in an Elizabethan theatre, and the same classic round structure that housed Shakespeare’s masterpieces. Now imagine seeing this timeless production in Italian, in Rome; Villa Borghese to be exact. This summer 2022 you can experience Shakespeare’s famous plays in the beautiful, open-air Gigi Proietti Globe Theatre, a re-creation of the famous Globe. Their season continues through August with Midsummer Night’s Dream (3-14) and A Winter Tale (19-28). The Globe Theater season will also host “Al Globe con Mamma e Papà”, a series for children. Check out the full program of the Silvano Toti Globe Theater.


Summertime @ La Casa del Jazz

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

The best of the best of Italian jazz will be playing at Casa del Jazz this summer. Summertime is the festival 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. August concerts include John Patitucci Trio (1 August), Sergio bernal Dance Company (2 August), Barcelona Gipsy Balkan Orchestra (3 August), Enzo Avitabile & Beppe Servillo (4 August), Fabio Concato (5 August), Paolo Fresu (6 August) and Lydian Sound Orchestra on 7 August.

village celimontana 2019

Village Celimontana 2022

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 seventh 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.



Jazz & Image

Viale Parco del Celio

Until the 2nd 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. Right in front of the Colosseum, with a breathtaking panorama, Roma will become the capital of Jazz. Concerts will begin at 9.30pm with tickets available from 5 euros, and with the possibility to enjoy some quality Italian products at the food and beverage section.

concerti del tempietto

Concerti del Tempietto

Piazza di Campitelli, 9 (Jewish Quarter)
Concerts begin at 6.30pm and 8.30pm

Take in an evening of live music with Rome’s only surviving ancient theater, Teatro Marcello (built by Augustus in 13 BC) as your backdrop. From solo piano to classical guitar, from bel canto arias to string quartets, hear music by Schubert, Liszt, Gershwin, Piazzolla, Debussy, Haydn, and other legendary composers.



Villa Ada Festival

Villa Ada
Concerts from 9.30pm on the main stage

Everyday for the span of almost eight summer weeks, from the afternoon and into the night, the green heart of Rome will beat to the rhythm of its many concerts, performances, debates and tastings. 

Lungo Il Tevere

As if the atmosphere in Rome could not get any more perfect, Lungo il Tevere electrifies Roman nightlife with its 18th edition.

Along the Tiber Banks between Ponte Sublicio & Ponte Sisto
Daily 7pm – 2am

This summer, from Ponte Sublicio to Ponte Sisto, the Tiber River will host Lungo il Tevere, a cultural experience that allows all visitors to immerse themselves into a true Roman summer. Since 2003, this annual event has made its home on the river’s right bank, and attracts thousands of Italians, Romans, and tourists alike. This year’s installation continues the popular Lungo il Tevere tradition of celebrating all things art, food, and nightlife.

La Luna sul Colosseo returns with a brand new tour route

La Luna sul Colosseo

Parco Archeologico del Colosseo
Thursday-Friday-Saturday from 8pm to 11pm

Touring the Colosseum at night is as spectacular as it sounds. It is surprising how much a nighttime tour of this iconic landmark transforms it into a masterpiece. With the arches illuminated by the moonlight and the lack of people compared to visiting during the day, it is safe to say that if there was a cultural experience not to miss in Rome, this would be it. Tickets are available until the 31st of October.

Cerchi e Fori

Cerchi e Fori, (Circles and Holes) is a review of 100 free events which will last for twenty days, starring street artists who will give life to performances of music, dance, theater, circus, clowning, magic and much more. The events will animate, from 8:30 to 11:30 pm, five locations on Via dei Cerchi and Via dei Fori Imperiali, which will be extraordinarily entirely pedestrianized for the occasion during the times when the shows will be held.

From 4 to 23 of August
Via dei Cerchi and Via dei Fori Imperiali

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