Apr 2–Jul 6 Parco della Musica Auditorium ... more French music lovers gear up for the annual Festival Suona Francese. Held from April to July, the Festival Suona Francese takes place at popular venues in Rome including the Institut
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May 17–19 Parco della Musica Auditorium ... more Nature lovers and gardeners head to the annual Festival del Verde e del Paesaggio. Held for three days in May, the 2013 Festival del Verde e del Paesaggio takes place at the Parco
Viale Pietro De Coubertin
May 28–29 Circolo degli ArtistiThroughout the city
May 29–Jul 29 Ippodromo Capannelle ... more Rome was home to the original reality entertainment – long before the likes of the Kardashians and Jersey Shore – where gladiators fought lions, convicted criminals
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Fashion Event / Festival
Jul 5–9 Complesso Monumentale Santo Spirito ... more Rome Fashion Week is a semi-annual fashion trade show held in Santo Spirito in Sassia. During the July fashion week, designers’ Haute Couture Spring/Summer collections for the
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One of the most important cities for all manner of events in Italy, there is always something going on in Rome, and this certainly extends to Rome festivals. The Romans, after all, have always been big on spectacle – that whole gladiator thing comes to mind – and the city of Rome remains a vibrant place for music and film festivals, parades, and incredible cultural exhibitions.
Its piazzas always seem to play host to some big outdoor festival, whether it’s the Donna Sotto le Stelle open-air fashion festival that takes place on the Spanish Steps in Piazza di Spagna every July or the boundless jazz trios who set up all over town during October’s Roma Jazz Festival.
Estate Romana is a major arts festival that runs from June to September, when it plays host to several events including book readings, concerts, theater, and movie showings that attract artists from all over the world.
Everyone can geek out during Festival Romics in October, Rome’s very own comic and cartoon festival, while Carnevale in February is a massive eleven-day celebration that includes parades, art performances, music, dancing, plays, and fireworks.
No matter the season there are usually dozens of festivals in Rome to choose from, so no matter what you are looking for, this vibrant Italian city has a festival for you.