Rome is beautiful during Spring, isn’t it? Dive into the Italian culture and join the best Spring events that the Eternal City offers!
We’ve selected the top events, such as exhibitions, concerts and traditional festivities to make your vacation unforgettable! Join the locals and run the Marathon of Rome, sing under the Roman sky at the Primo Maggio concert and taste Italian specialties at the This is Food festival! Rome is awaiting you!
The Marathon of Rome
When? 22th March, 2015
Where? All over Rome
What? Get ready runners! Here is the XXI edition of the Marathon of Rome. The race starts and ends in Via dei Fori Imperiali and you will be able to run along the major attractions of the “Eternal City”. Sign up online and take into account that sooner you register, the lower the fee. In 2014 the Marathon of Rome set a new all-time record among all Italian sport events with 14,875 finishers! The race starts at 8:50.
How much? The prices start from € 50.
More Info: Maratona di Roma
Giornate FAI di Primavera
When? 20th 21st - 22nd March, 2015
Where? Various venues
What? Are you a real lover of art and you want to discover everything about the beautiful Italian monuments? Then read further! Here’s your chance to visit churches, gardens, palaces, archaeological sites and many other Italian beauties usually off-limits to the public. Yes, you have read well! This year will be the 23rd edition of “Giornate FAI di Primavera”, the event that the “Fondo per l’Ambiene Italiano” organizes every year. It consists in the opening of both institutional and private beautiful historic properties to reveal their interiors… for free! Read more on the official page and discover all that Italy usually keeps hidden!
More Info: Giornate FAI
“Primo Maggio” Concert
When? 1st May, 2015
Where? Piazza San Giovanni
What? Tiromancino, Modena City Ramblers, Piero Pelù, Clementino, Bandabardò and Velvet… these are only few names that will perform on the stage of the “Primo Maggio” concert in Rome! This event is held every 1st May traditionally in front of Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano. Enjoy the spring and sing under the sky of Rome with the best artists of the Italian scenario!
How much? Free entry
More Info: Concerto del Primo Maggio
Italian Open – Italian Open tennis tournament
When? 10th – 17th May, 2015
Where? Foro Italico
What? Rome: the city of art, history, monuments and… sports! This year the Italian capital will host the “Italian Open” tennis tournament starting from the 10th of May. The “Internazionali BNL d’Italia” features the best players at the Foro Italico as one of the three ATP World Tour Masters. You should really not miss it.
More Info: Internazionali BNL d’Italia
The International Horse Jumping competition of Piazza di Siena
When? 21st – 24th May, 2015
Where? Piazza di Siena
What? For 4 days Rome will exhibit the 83rd edition of the “Concorso Ippico Internazionale di Piazza di Siena”, event that joins history, custom, tradition in a great sports day. The international Horse Jumping competition is the milestone of the Capitoline spring. You can register on the website, where you can find the races’ program and all the information needed.
More Info: The International Horse Jumping
This is Rome – “This is Food”
When? 29th – 31st May, 2015
Where? Officine Farneto
What? Are you fond of cooking and you would like to start your own business? Don’t waste time anymore and join the event organized by “This is Rome”! The 29th, 30th and 31st May at Officine Farneto will come back “This is Food”, an initiative which annually presents the most originals and interesting realities of Italian dining scene. There will be presented successful experience as well as new ideas and new “urban brands”. 6,500 people visited the fair in 2014 to taste Italian specialties. ‘This is Food’ is also a celebration of music, with great DJs playing from morning to night! In addition, this year there’s a great initiative, called ‘Container’, for those people who want to start working in this field presenting their own idea of a new start-up! C’mon, it’s your turn!
More Info: This is Rome
The Moon over the Colosseum
When? 23th Apr – 10th Oct, 2015
Where? Piazza del Colosseo
What? Have you always wondered how the Colosseum looks like by night? ‘La Luna sul Colosseo’ is your opportunity to discover the Flavian Amphitheatre… under the moonlight! Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday, from April to October, the monument opens its doors from 20:10 to 24:00 (last admission 22:40). The tour begins from the floor of the arena, the heart of the monument, from where you can see the depth of underground tunnels, the arches and the galleries. The tour continues with the view of the entire auditorium from above.
Info and reservations: +39 06 399 67 700
- Monday-Friday 9:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
- Saturday 9:00-14:00
How much? 20, 00€
More Info: La luna sul Colosseo
Magic Gran Galà di Illusionismo
When? 8th May, 2015
Where? Auditorium Conciliazione
What? Rome offers events for everyone! Here’s the great illusionism event held in the famous auditorium Conciliazione the 8th of May at 21:00. During the night, the best illusionists will perform surrounded by dancers, acrobats, circus performers and singers to create a unique show.
How much? Starting from €12, 65 to €40, 25
More Info: Magic Gran Galà di Illusionismo
Auditorium Parco Della Musica
When? From March, 2015
Where? Auditorium Parco della Musica
What? The Auditorium Parco della Musica, a project by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano, is a large multi-functional music complex in Rome. Every month it hosts many live concerts, festivals, exhibitions and movies. Besides the events, a visit to the Auditorium is your occasion to admire the amazing architecture by the greatest Italian architect, author of many projects around the world, such as the “Centre Georges Pompidou” in Paris and “The London Bridge Tower”, also known as the “Shard”. Moreover, you will be also captured by the structure of the Auditorium halls, built in order that the sound spreads out uniformly in all directions. You can also enjoy typical Italian food in the many bars and restaurants or go shopping in the stores and art galleries.
How much? Depending on the event
More Info: Auditorium Parco della Musica
Have you ever been to one of those events? Which one would you like to experience?
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