The Eternal City makes the summer unforgettable with the fabulous events that it hosts! If you’re wondering if going to Rome in summer is a good idea, we can answer “Yes, it is!”.

The Italian capital, besides being an open air museum with the innumerable attractions that it offers 365 days per year, is ready to surprise you with the event Line Up – Rock in Roma and with the events hold at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. Moreover, as the city of art for excellence, you can relax listen to good readings at the Festival delle Letterature.

What are you waiting for? Do something special during your stay in one of our lovely apartments in Rome!


Concerts at Villa Ada   

When? All summer long

Where? Villa Ada

What? Villa Ada is the event that embraces all the Roman summer. There will be many famous musicians from all around the world performing and this year there will be also a new initiative called Roma brucia and completely dedicated to the new emerging bands! Needless to say, the location is wonderful! It is the second largest park in Rome and there’s a lake inside. During the concerts, the lights reflected in the water make the park a mystical place. The official programme of Villa Ada concerts is not already announced. Keep an eye on the official page, it will be online soon.

How much? Depending on the concert

More info: Villa Ada

Auditorium Parco della Musica   

When? All summer long

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

Festival delle Letterature   

When? Until the end of June, 2015

Where? Piazza del Campidoglio

What? This is the 14th edition of the Festival delle Letterature, held as always in the Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome. The city hosts some of the best contemporary artists in the literature field which will entertain the audience with their readings. Each year the theme of the festival changes and the artists have the freedom to choose the kind of text. It can be narrative as well poetic, but they have to be all unpublished. Join the event and relax listen to good readings you never heard. Keep an eye on the Official Page, the programme will be online soon.

More info: Festival delle Letterature


When? Late June – middle July, 2015

Where?  Various venues

What? Who says that only in Milan you can see great runways? For two times in the Roman Summer you can see the coming season’s collections by the best Roman stylists. Moreover, if your dream is become a stylist, AltaRomAltaModa set a contest, in collaboration with VOGUE ITALIA, completely dedicated to the new emerging talents with a jury of experts that will choose the winner.

More info: AltaModAltaRoma

Gay Village Festival  

When? June – September, 2015

Where? Via delle Tre Fontane

What? The Gay Village opens its doors from the late June until the early September. For almost three months each summer this festival transforms the park in an outdoor complex where people can enjoy movies in the outdoor cinema, discos, with 2 dance floors, restaurants, bars and even an open-air gym.

More info: Gay Village Festival

Line Up – Rock in Roma  

When? June – September, 2015

Where?  Ippodromo delle Capannelle  

What? Keep Calm and Let’s Rock! From June to September, at the famous Ippodromo delle Capannelle, you can enjoy rock concerts with different international musicians performing. The concerts will be opened by Alt-j the 14th of June and closed by the famous American rock band Linkin Park the 6th of September. Raise your hands, sing and dance under the Roman sky during the all hot season.

How much? Buy your tickets through the website, the price depends on the concert.

More info: Line Up – Rock in Roma   

Festa de Noantri

When? July, 2015

Where? Trastevere

What? The district Trastevere in Rome celebrates its origin with 2 weeks of events, performances, processions and fireworks! The residents participate in the procession “Madonna del Carmine”, prepare stalls with the precious local crafts, set folk music concerts and theatrical performances. The district is dressed up with colours which make it even more magic than it already is.

More info: Festa de Noantri

Summer season of Teatro dell’Opera  

When? July – August, 2015

Where? Teatro Nazionale, Teatro Costanzi and Terme di Caracalla

What? “La Dama di Picche”, the “Pink Floyd ballet”, “Tosca”, “Madama Butterfly” and many others are the performances that the Stagione Estiva del Teatro dell’Opera offers in Rome. You can see those performances staged in the Teatro Nazionale, Teatro Costanzi and Terme di Caracalla. Besides the opera, at the Terme di Caracalla, the 29th of June you can join the concert by one of the most famous artist in the music world… Bob Dylan! And why not listen also to great voice of Elton Jhon the 12th of July? Take a look at the Official Page and choose your favourite concert!

How much? Depends on the performance

More info: Teatro dell’Opera 


Have you ever been to one of those events? Which one would you like to experience?

For more info about Rome check out the City Guides and our Rome Spring Events!

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