Beautiful summer weather has at least come again to Rome.
So what's going on in July in the Eternal City? Here are a couple ideas on how to spend your Roman days and nights.[...]

[...] Back this year, the traditional summer event “Lungo il Tevere Roma 2016” will be livening up the summer evenings of Romans and visitors alike. The calendar of events is brimming with culture and entertainment, including tastings, craft markets, and open-air films along the street from Ponte Garibaldi to Ponte Sublicio on the Tiber River.

Letterature: the International Literary Festival of Rome will be going on until July 14. Rome's historic literary event, with free admission, is returning to its historic location in the marvelous setting of the Basilica of Maxentius in the Roman Forum. The Festival includes ten evenings featuring leading Italian and international authors. See the full program: http://www.festivaldelleletterature.it/

Music lovers should head to the Jazz House in Rome for Summertime, a summer festival of outdoor concerts featuring big names like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jack DeJohnette, and Tom Harrell.

The Fondazione Roma Museo in Palazzo Cipolla will be showing — from May 24 to September 4, 2016 — the works of Banksy, the famous street artist who's been fascinating the whole world for years keeping his identity secret. On display will be original paintings, prints, and sculptures, never exhibited before.

Having started in June and continuing until August 1, the “Festival Trastevere Rione del Cinema” film festival is now in its 3rd year, becoming a full-fledged open-air movie theater, last year drawing about 36,000 people over a 60-day period to the square. Some of the great classics of Italian cinema will be introduced by talks and presentations by well-known public figures the likes of Roberto Benigni, Paolo Virzì, Valerio Mastandrea, Stefania Sandrelli, Ferzan Ozpetek, and Dario Argento.

For non-Italian speaking audience members, some movies will be shown in the original version with subtitles, and some major Italian classics will be subtitled in English. Program: https://trasteverecinema.it/

And be sure to check out the Supplì Festival, on the weekend of July 15-16-17, devoted to Roman cuisine's quintessential appetizer. On Eataly's third floor (Piazza XII Ottobre 1492, Garbatella area), food lovers will have a chance to partake in cooking presentations, tastings, and seminars about Rome's best loved rice ball. The event's official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/931126773675591/

From April 22 to October 30, in “Journeys in Ancient Rome: the Forum of Caesar and the Forum of Augustus with Piero Angela,“ Piero Angela's voice will guide visitors through gorgeous videos showing places how they looked in Ancient Rome, in a thrilling and informative show abounding in historic and scientific details. The story told by Piero Angela can be heard on a special audio system in 8 different languages. For details: http://www.viaggioneifori.it/

And lest we forget — until July 29, you can visit the Vatican Museum by night, every Friday until 11 PM.


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