Rome events: the complete list of all the shows, concerts, fairs in Rome

If you need to know all the events in Rome today, remember that Rome is the capital of Italy and throughout its three millennia of history has been the first metropolis of mankind, beating heart of one of the most important ancient civilizations, which influenced society, culture, language, literature, art, architecture, philosophy, religion, law and customs of the following centuries.

So, for that reason Rome is an essential stage of your journey in Italy and you have to be informed about all the unmissable rome events.
StudentsVille staff has made a selection of all the events that will be happened in Rome “Caput Mundi”.

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What’s happening in Rome

In this page you will have knowledge of festival, concerts, fairs, art exhibitions that are happening in the city, so you have always have an answer for questions like “what’s on Rome” or “which are the events in Rome this weekend”.

  • Thanks to Mibact’s initiative “Io vado al Museo” Rome State museums open free on first Sunday of month
  • Free museums all year long: throughout the year you can visit free a rich list of museums: Villa Massenzio, Museo di Casal de’ Pazzi, Museo della Repubblica Romana e della memoria garibaldina and many others. The complete list, here.


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Art exhibitions, Photography, Comics

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  • “Impressionisti Segreti”, Palazzo Bonaparte, October 6th 2019 – March 8th 2020

From October 6th 2019 to March 8th 2020 Palazzo Bonaparte hosts the exhibition “Impressionisti Segreti”. In the beautiful rooms of the main floor, which was the home of Maria Letizia Ramolino – mother of Napoleon Bonaparte, there are more than 50 works by artists including Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Pissarro, Sisley, Caillebotte, Morisot, Gonzalès, Gauguin, Signac, Van Rysselberghe and Cross.Treasures hidden from the public at large, from private collections rarely accessible and exceptionally granted for this exhibition. More to know: here.

  • “Frida Khalo. The Chaos Within”, SET – Spazio Eventi Tirso, October 12th 2019 – March 29th 2020

Spazio Eventi Tirso hosts an exhibition event dedicated to the great artist Frida Kahlo. Info: here.

  • Canova. Eterna Bellezza, Museo di Roma, October 9th 2019 – March 15th 2020

There are more than 170 works by Antonio Canova and his contemporaries in this exhibition that explores both the narrative of his artistic career and the cultural context that the sculptor found when he arrived in Rome in 1779. You can read more about it: here.

  • Gio Ponti. Loving Architecture, MAXXI, November 27th 2019 – April 13th 2020

Forty years after his death, MAXXI has dedicated a major retrospective to Gio Ponti. The exhibition explores to Ponti’s multifaceted activity, starting with the story of his architecture. You can read more about it, here.

  • Elliott Erwitt. Icons, WeGil, February 21st – May 17th 2020

The retrospective collects seventy of Erwitt’s most famous shots: a cross-section of the history and costume of the twentieth century seen through the typically ironic gaze of the photographer, mirroring his surreal and romantic vein. More info: here.

  • Jim Dine, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, February 11th – June 2nd 2020

Anthological exhibition dedicated to Jim Dine (Cincinnati 1935), undisputed protagonist of contemporary visual culture. You can read more about it: here.

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Cinema festivals, events

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  • A qualcuno piace classico, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, November 5th 2019 – May 26th 2020

“A Qualcuno Piace Classico” returns to propose to all lovers of great cinema an unmissable roundup of 15 masterpieces of the past, presented as always in 35mm film and free admission while seats last.
Program of screenings: here.

  • Felliniana – Ferretti sogna Fellini”, Palazzina Fellini ( Studi di Cinecittà), February 1st – December 31st 2020

“Felliniana – Ferretti sogna Fellini” is the title of the Festival-installation,  in the Cinecittà Studios, inside the historic ‘Palazzina Fellini’.
The work bears the signature of Dante Ferretti, an artist-craftsman capable of making his dreams come true, and Francesca Lo Schiavo, Ferretti’s life and work partner, internationally renowned set designer and set decorator. The exhibition is a real immersion in Fellini’s imagination, as well as a dreamlike and evocative tale of an artistic association and friendship. More info: here.

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Music Festival, Concerts

  • Chris Brokaw, Le Mura, March 3rd 2020

The drummer of Codeine and guitarist of Come will do an intimate acoustic solo set: new songs and classics of his bands. FB event: here.

  • Damo Suzuki’s Network, Monk, 8th March 2020

Damo Suzuki’s Network is a project born in 1998 at the will of the singer and guitarist Damo Suzuki, former singer of the historic band Can. The nature of the project reflects that of its founder: Damo is an experimenter and an improviser, and so is the Damo Suzuki’s Network. On 8th March in Rome at Monk.

  • Rock in Roma, June 19th – July 24th 2020

In times when technology and digital communication have closed the gap between countries, cultures, thoughts and ideas, even music no longer has borders, sound is global: this is the concept of ROCK IN ROMA, conceived and designed with the aim of uniting generations and genres (music).

On 7th July 2020 Kendrick Lamar already announced. FB event: here.


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Food, Handcraft

  • Festival del verde e del paesaggio, Auditorium Parco della Musica, 15-17 May 2020

Event dedicated to the green world.
More info: here.

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Festivals, commemorations

  • Natale di Roma, April 21th 2020

The foundation of the city is celebrated on the symbolic date of April 21, 753 BC with solemn ceremonies, including a tribute to “Milite Ignoto” (Tomb of the Unknown Soldier), but above all with night lighting on Imperial Fora. A show out of time. The anniversary includes events, free museums and opening of the Capitoline Museums until late at night. Numerous concerts in various squares, from military bands to that of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia. Educational initiatives at the Colosseum and Capitol.

  • Santa Francesca Romana, March 2020

On the occasion of the feast of Santa Francesca Romana (March 9th), the traditional ceremony dedicated to the blessing of institutional vehicles and private citizens is held.

  • San Giuseppe, March 19th 2020

Ancient festival of craftsmen celebrated at the Roman Forum (Church of San Giuseppe dei Falegnami) and the Trionfale district (Church of San Giuseppe al Trionfale) with a side of pancakes and cream puffs.

  • Feast of SS. Pietro and Paolo, June 29th 2020

Feast dedicated to the patron saints of the city. This recurrence is born from the tradition that wants the two apostles arrived in Rome from Judea in the same period and martyred the same day, even if in different places. According to an ancient and consolidated memory in Via Ostiense, among today’s numbers 106 and 108 and about three hundred meters from the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, took place the last fraternal greeting between Peter and Paul, separated, to be sent to martyrdom.