Folks are known to downplay the nightlife scene in Rome – maybe they’re expecting a fervor akin to a Spartan death match from the olden days – but inside this city’s walls are an array of fabulous music venues to help keep the party alive till late.
The diversity of the music venues in Rome highlights how much is going on within the Rome music scene. Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, for example, is an astounding place to see some opera, and this isn’t snooty tuxedo-required opera either, but fun-filled and booming live music masterpieces inside an ornate historic building with plenty of cheap seats. And then you have Fanfulla 101, a dingy hipster paradise with scattered sofas and a small stage that plays host to an incredible array of local live music, art, community gatherings, and more.
Underground kids looking to rage to everything from DJ sets and rock to indie and folk pack in to Sinister Noise Club, while jazz lovers have to check out Casa del Jazz, an intimate auditorium dedicated to every jazz genre imaginable. Circolo degli Artisti, meanwhile, is an internationally recognized club that might have a fashion show one night and a punk band the next, while Villa Celimontana is a stunning outdoor music venue where the audience basks beneath the stars and enjoys a diverse lineup of live music.
It would be easy to add to this already impressive list of Rome music venues with hotspots like Beba do Samba, IUC (Istituzione Universitaria Concerti), Init, and Big Mama, which are just a few other notables on the Roman music scene.
It is often said that Rome was not built in a day, so it makes sense that visiting every live music venue in Rome would take a helluva lot longer than that.