Festivals in Rome

The City of Eternal Festivals, Rome has a bevy of internationally recognized festivals. In the fall and spring especially, you can see local and international talent in some of the city's most beautiful venues, outside and in.


Gay Village. From the end of May through mid-September, the festival known as Gay Village hosts an outdoor mega-party held in a different central location each year. Each one more amazing than the last, Gay Village is larger than life with great bars, clubs, pop-up shops, and an international lineup of DJs and performance artists. Rome, Latium. www.gayvillage.it.


Festa del Cinema di Roma. In the fall, cinephiles head to Rome for its annual film festival, two packed weeks of cinema celebration and celebrity spotting. The festival showcases Hollywood hits, Italian indie and experimental films, retrospectives and shorts, and conversations with global cinema icons. Viale Pietro De Coubertin 10, Flaminio, Rome, Latium, 00196. www.romacinemafest.it.

Fine Art and Theater

RomaEuropa. For six weeks in early fall, the RomaEuropa festival ignites stages and theaters as a collective, multi-venue avant-garde performing and visual arts program, showcasing international artists, installations, film, and performance. Rome, Latium, 00154. 06/45553050; www.romaeuropa.net.


Estate Romana. A summer-long, city-sponsored cultural series, many of these events are free and take place outdoors along the Tiber River and in piazzas all around the city. Look for cinema events, art programs, theater, book fairs, and guided tours of some of Rome's monuments by night. Rome, Latium. www.estateromana.comune.roma.it.

Il Tempietto. This series of unforgettable concerts takes place throughout the year in otherwise inaccessible sites, like the 1st-century Teatro di Marcello. Music runs the gamut from classical to contemporary. Jewish Ghetto, Rome, Latium. www.tempietto.it.

Rock in Roma. From June through August, various locations throughout Rome, including the massive Ippodromo, host rock's top acts from all over the world. Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Via Appia Nuova 1255, Via Appia Antica, Rome, Latium, 00178. www.rockinroma.com.

Roma Incontra il Mondo. World-class headliners as well as its beautiful location in Villa Ada, a former monarch's residence, make Roma Incontra il Mondo one of Europe's most impressive world-music festivals. The summer concert series is held in the middle of the park and begins at 10 pm, followed by dancing until 2 am. Laghetto di Villa Ada, Via di Ponte Salario 28 , Parioli, Rome, Latium, 00199. www.villaada.org.

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