In the height of the Italian summer, venues across the city come together in a three-month long collaboration of all things art and culture under the heading of “Estate Romana”. Whilst acknowledging Rome is of course famous for its ancient city and strong Roman Catholic heritage, councillor Ranato Nicolini initially set up the festivities which have been running for over 30 years since.
During the months of June to September you will find everything from plays depicting Rome’s history to contemporary dance acts and classical musical concerts, museums open their doors for art exhibitions and with a focus on children’s entertainment there is something for everyone.
The nearest airports to Rome are Ciampino Airport and Fiumicino Airport, both of which are less than 45 minutes journey to Termini train station where you will be in easy access of main attractions within the city. As this is an event across various venues, prices will depend on what you wish to see, including ticketed events as well as free entertainment. Again opening times will vary, with museums and galleries opening their doors during the day while evening performances are likely to start around 8pm onwards. Check the official website for a definitive list but also keep an eye on any last minute additions.
Given the festivities are over a three-month period, there are several ways to plan your visit. If it’s something in particular you’re interested in, then book your holiday accordingly. If you’re looking to see what’s on when whilst you’re in Rome, then make the most of your time by researching what you can see on which day - some exhibitions will be ongoing for the duration, whereas others are one of events. If it’s a family holiday you are planning, then take note of the activities aimed specifically at children. These are more likely to be during the day so theatre performances can wait until the evening.
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Aside from the Estate Romana take time out to see more of Rome. There’s Vatican City, which includes the Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica. The famous Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the ruins of the Roman Forum. Take a walking tour and you will also pass the Trevi Fountain and the temple at Pantheon.
Find out more information about the Estate Romana including: Roman Summer, art events, cinema, dance, multidisciplinary events, music and theatre, along with events for children and latest news at the official website.
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