As summer ends, Rome fills back up and comes back to life. In anticipation of major exhibitions this fall, here are a few nice goings on about town.
Like every month, the first Sunday is a day for culture as all State museums are free admission. This a a great chance to have a look inside the Colosseum, the Roman forum, Villa Borghese and many other of Roman museums.
Several events are lined up, including theater and music, for the Sere d'Arte (Evenings of Art) project at Castel Sant'Angelo, generally on Thursday evenings (1 – 8 – 15 – 22) with one exception on Sunday, September 4, when the eminent violinist Salvatore Accardo will play pieces by Ravel and Chausson accompanied by famous musicians.
Take advantage of the final last days of some major exhibitions before they're gone:
The works of the graffiti artist Banksy on display in Palazzo Cipolla until September 4.
The exhibition of Buddhist statues at the Scuderie del Quirinale also ends on September 4.
Mucha's illustrations are up at the Vittoriano until September 11, and the other exhibition here, the Barbie exhibition (yes, the doll!), will go through October.
You have more time to see the Domon Ken's photographs at Ara Pacis, up until September 18.
If you are nostalgic for 1960s Rome, head to the Macro museum for the Roma Pop City 60-67 exhibition, featuring 100 works showing 1960s Rome, including photos, posters, sculptures, and documentaries. The exhibition is open until the end of November.
The night tours of the Roman Forums — the Forum of Augustus and the Forum of Caesar — will keep going until October, with lights, sounds and reconstructions, available in 8 languages. This summer continued the successes of 2014 and 2015, with sold out tours.
From September 1 to 4, at the former slaughterhouse in Testaccio, Fermento Festival is all about craft beer, featuring brewers, tastings, street food, and street performers.
European day of Jewish Culture
On Sunday, September 18, Italy celebrates the European Day of Jewish Culture, and there will be guided tours in Italian and English at the Jewish Museum (Via Catalana), the former Ghetto, and the Panzieri-Fatucci Tempio dei Giovani (Piazza San Bartolomeo all'Isola).
European Researchers' Night
And September 30th is European Researchers' Night, part of Science Week, from 3:00 pm to 1:00 am, with free admission.