June has come to Rome and everyone wants to spend all day and night outdoors.
Here are a few tips about what's shaking this summer in Rome.
June has come to Rome and everyone wants to spend all day and night outdoors. Here are a few tips about what's shaking this summer in Rome.
Music, opera, and ballet fans: get ready to gather again at the open-air theater at the Baths of Caracalla. The first event in June is a concert celebrating 60 years of Ennio Morricone's career with a selection of songs from the 500 soundtracks he composed (many of which won Oscars), from Sergio Leone's Westerns to Tarantino's films.
Ennio Morricone - Terme di Caracalla
A photography exhibition is opening in June with over 150 photographs from photographer Donata Pizzi's collection: 70 women photographers show how society has changed from the 1960s to the present.
“L’ALTRO SGUARDO. FOTOGRAFE ITALIANE 1965-2018” - Palazzo delle Esposizioni
All summer long you can admire the moon over the Colosseum during guided evening tours full of anecdotes about gladiators, covering the arena, the first tier of the stands and the underground areas, lasting just over one hour. Groups of about 25 people.
From June 15 to 24, Vinoforum, a wine festival is on the Lungotevere Maresciallo Diaz. The entrance fee includes a glass of wine and a card for 10 tastings. Starting at 7:00 pm along the river, you can also sample food at temporary restaurants from 24 gourmet kitchens.
Vinòforum - Lungotevere
On the enchanting Tiber Island, the film festival returns with three open-air theaters where you can enjoy exclusive screenings, meet directors and actors, and re-watch the great classics.
L'isola del cinema - Isola Tiberina
Tramjazz is an exclusive combination of a candle-lit restaurant and a jazz concert on a remodeled old tram. The tour starts at 9:00 pm and goes through key spots in the center of Rome to get to the Colosseum, where it stops for the dinner based on locally-sourced ingredients from Lazio, Rome's region. The evening lasts three hours and ends at midnight, returning to Piazza Porta Maggiore.
Tramjazz - Around Rome
Summer concerts are also going on at Villa Ada, the wonderful park we've talked about here before.
Night tours of the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are still going on, along with night-time visits to the Roman Forum.