Jazz in Vatican City, Borgo & Prati


Small, intimate and underground, Rome's most celebrated jazz club draws top Italian and international performers and a respectful cosmopolitan crowd. Book a table for the best stage views or if you want to dine to t…
Blues in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Big Mama

Head to this cramped Trastevere basement for a mellow night of Eternal City blues. A long-standing venue, it also stages jazz, funk, soul and R&B, as well as popular Italian cover bands.
Live Music in Vatican City, Borgo & Prati


Fonclea is a great little pub venue, serving up nightly gigs by bands playing everything from jazz and soul to funk, rock and Latin (concerts start at around 9.30pm). Get in the mood with a drink during happy hour (…
Jazz in Southern Rome

La Casa del Jazz

In the middle of a 2500-sq-m park in the southern suburbs, the Casa del Jazz is housed in a three-storey 1920s villa that once belonged to a Mafia boss. When he was caught, the Comune di Roma (Rome Council) converte…
Opera in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Rome's premier opera house boasts a plush and gilt interior, a Fascist 1920s exterior and an impressive history: it premiered Puccini's Tosca, and Maria Callas once sang here. Opera and ballet performances are stage…
Live Music in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Lettere Caffè Gallery

Like books? Poetry? Blues and jazz? Then you’ll love this place – a clutter of barstools and books, where there are regular live gigs, poetry slams, comedy and gay nights, plus DJ sets playing indie and new wave.
Live Music in Tridente, Trevi & the Quirinale


If Gregory's were a tone of voice, it’d be husky: unwind in the downstairs bar, then unwind some more on squashy sofas upstairs to some slinky live jazz and swing, with quality local performers, who also like to han…
Live Music in Southern Rome

XS Live

A rocking live music and club venue, hosting regular gigs. Big names playing here in recent times range from Peter Doherty to Jefferson Starship, and club nights range from Cool Britanni–-themed trips to '80s odysse…
Live Music in Southern Rome

Caffè Letterario

Caffè Letterario is an intellectual hang-out housed in the funky converted, post-industrial space of a former garage. It combines designer looks, a bookshop, a gallery, performance space and a lounge bar. There are …
Live Music in Monti, Esquilino & San Lorenzo

Charity Café

Think narrow space, spindly tables, dim lighting and a laid-back vibe: this is a place to snuggle down and listen to some slinky live jazz. Civilised, relaxed, untouristy and very Monti. Gigs usually take place from…