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, the 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 happening in Rome "Caput Mundi".
Discover what's happening in Rome
On this page, you will have knowledge of festivals, concerts, fairs, and art exhibitions that are happening in the city, so you have always had an answer to questions like "what's in Rome" or "what are the events in Rome this weekend".
- Thanks to Mibact’s initiative “Io vado al Museo” Rome State museums open free on the first Sunday of the 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.
Best Art, Photography, and Comics exhibitions in Rome
- Van Gogh, Palazzo Bonaparte, 8 October 2022 - 26 March 2023
On the eve of the 170th anniversary of his birth, Palazzo Bonaparte hosts an exhibition dedicated to the genius of Van Gogh. The story of the world's best-known artist is told through his most famous works, including his world-famous Self-Portrait (1887).
Buy the tickets for Van Gogh's exhibition at Palazzo Bonaparte
- Bob Dylan. Retrospectrum, MAXXI, 16 December 2022 - 30 April 2023
The exhibition "Bob Dylan. Retrospectrum", curated by Shai Baitel, is a retrospective dedicated to the visual artworks of one of the most important icons of contemporary world culture. After having been at the MAM in Shanghai and the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum in Miami, the exhibition arrives in Rome in a version redesigned to interact with the dynamic and futuristic spaces of Zaha Hadid's MAXXI. On display, there are over 100 works: paintings, watercolours, ink and graphite drawings, metal sculptures and video material, exploring over 50 years of Bob Dylan's creative activity.
Buy the tickets for Bob Dylan. Retrospectrum at MAXXI.
Music Festival, Concerts
- Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, Circo Massimo, 21 May 2023
2023 will see the return on the road of Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, with a series of dates also in Italy. In Rome, he will play at the Circo Massimo on 21 May.
Unfortunately, the tickets for Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band's concert are sold out.
- Built to Spill, Largo Venue, 29 May 2023
Built to Spill, one of the historical American indie bands, will play at the Largo Venue on 29 May.
Buy the tickets for Built to Spill's concert at Largo Venue.
- Depeche Mode, Stadio Olimpico, 12 July 2023
Depeche Mode - in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame since 2020 - will play three dates in Italy for their Memento Mori Tour: they will stop in Rome, Milan and Bologna. On 12 July, they will play at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.
Buy the tickets for Depeche Mode's concert at Stadio Olimpico
- Gilberto Gil, Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Santa Cecilia, 7 October 2023
Gilberto Gil, a living legend of Brazilian music, returns in concert with his 'Aquele Abraco Tour', the only date in Italy, on 7 October 2023, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.
Buy the tickets for Gilberto Gil's concert at Auditorium Parco della Musica - Sala Santa Cecilia.
- Natale di Roma, April 21th
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 the 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
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
The ancient festival of craftsmen is 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
The feast is dedicated to the patron saints of the city. This recurrence is born from the tradition that wants the two apostles who arrived in Rome from Judea in the same period and be martyred on 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.