Music in Trastevere & Gianicolo

Gianicolo in Musica

Started in 2017, this music festival atop Gianicolo Hill was an immediate success. It's hoped it will become a long-running annual event. Based around the festival bar, Bar Dei Mille, top acts perform jazz, blues, f…
Cultural in Rome

Natale di Roma

Rome celebrates its birthday with music, processions, historical re-enactments and fireworks. Action is centred on Via dei Fori Imperiali and Circo Massimo.
Performing Arts in Rome


From late September to early December, top international artists take to stages across town for Rome's autumn festival of theatre, opera and dance.
Religious in Rome


On Good Friday, the pope leads a candlelit procession around the Colosseum. At noon on Easter Sunday he blesses the crowds in St Peter's Square.
Carnival in Rome


Carnival traditionally sees children go to town in fancy dress and throw coriandoli (coloured confetti) over each other. Costumed parades are also sometimes held around Piazza del Popolo, Via del Corso, Piazza di Sp…
Music in Southern Rome


Rome's premier dance and drama festival takes to the stage in various venues around the city from mid-September to late November. Think avant-garde dance performances, contemporary-art installations, multimedia show…
LGBT in San Giovanni & Testaccio

Gay Village

Rome's big annual LGBT festival attracts crowds of partygoers and an exuberant cast of DJs, musicians and entertainers. It serves up an eclectic mix of dance music, film screenings cultural debates, and theatrical p…
Music in Villa Borghese & Northern Rome

Roma Incontra il Mondo

Villa Ada is transformed into a colourful multi-ethnic village for this popular summer-long event. There’s a laid-back party vibe and an excellent program of gigs, ranging from reggae to jazz and world music.
Cultural in Rome

Festa de' Noantri

Trastevere celebrates its roots with a raucous street party in the last two weeks of July. Events kick off with a religious procession and continue with much eating, drinking, dancing and praying.
Religious in Rome

Festa dei Santi Pietro e Paolo

On 29 June Rome celebrates its two patron saints, Peter and Paul, with flower displays on St Peter’s Square and festivities near the Basilica di San Paolo Fuori-le-Mura.