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Greater Rome
Annual Events

Greater Rome has festivities taking place all through the year including concerts, festivals, fairs and sporting events.

The list below presents an overview of the major events in the Rome area.

January
New Year’s Day
Following the previous evening’s revelry, children’s activity unfolds on New Year’s Day in the Piazza del Popola, with clowns and other performers on stilts, papier-mache masks, fire-eaters, and more. Call +39 0636 004399 for more information.
Underground Market
Unfolding in a subterranean parking lot near the Via Sistina, this monthly antiques market caters to collectors. Call +39 0636 004399 for more information.
Roman Purim
This Roman Jewish holiday, the Mo’ed di Piombo, stems from 1793 AD (5553 in the Hebrew calendar). Rome’s Jewish Temple is illuminated at night as the rabbi explains the meaning underscoring the celebration. Call +39 0636 004399 for more information.
February
Rome Independent Film Festival
As Rome’s foremost cinema event, the Independent Film Festival showcases more than 40 artists from some 25 countries. Screenings are in theaters at Cinema Pasquino, Cinema Roma and the Ripa Hotel. Call 0039 0636 004399 for more information.
March
Eurochocolate
During Eurochocolate week everything revolves around the seductive sweet stuff with some 500 participating stands, a Chocobookshop, a Chocofarm and a chocolate-flavored film competition. For added flair, the famed Trinita dei Monti staircase gets plastered with 3,000 pure chocolate eggs. Call + 39 06 36 00 4399 for more information.
April
Rome’s Good Friday Procession
On Good Friday, a torchlit procession moves from the Via Crucis, from the Colosseum and up the Monte Palatino, re-enacting the 14 station of the cross from the death of Jesus to placement of his body in the tomb. Call +39 06 3600 4 399 for more information.
Monthly Bargain Market
La Soffitta Sotto I Portici is a monthly bargain market taking place on the third Sunday with collectibles, memorabilia and more up for grabs. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
May
May Day Musical
On May 1, Rome celebrates spring’s arrival with a world-class music festival in Piazza San Giovanni. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
X Tattoo Expo
Early in May, over 250 tattoo artists from all over the world display and perform their work amid live bands, burlesque shows, clothing and curio booths, at the Hotel Egife Palace, Via Aurelia, 619. Call +39 06 4410 3816 for more information.
Spring Antiques Market
The Grande Mercato di Primavera (Great Spring Market) offers memorabilia for all tastes. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
Tennis Masters Series
Great tennis arrives in Rome with the Masters Series where 120 players compete for the top prizes. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
This breast cancer awareness fund-raiser involves a mini-marathon at the Stadio delle Terme di Caracalla. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
June
Dolce Vita Jazz Festival
Sometimes starting in May, Dolce Vita Jazz Festival takes place in Rome’s Palma Club and the Auditorium Parco della Musica with some 60 jazz artists. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
FotoGraphia
Rome stages a massive festival of contemporary photography, FotoGraphia, with works displayed throughout the city. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
Estate Romana Festival
Running from late June through early September, Estate Romana Festival offers jazz, rock, and classical music, plus film, sport, theater and children’s fun. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
July
Festival of Latin-American Music & Culture
From late June through early August, Latin sounds, heavy on Cuban accents, are featured at the Ippodromo delle Capannelle. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
Festa de’Noantri
On the Saturday following the Festa del Carmelo every year, the Vergine del Carmine statue is removed from the church of Sant’Agata for parading through streets of the Trastevere quarter before arrival at San Crisogno for eight days of display. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
International Chamber Ensemble Summer Concerts
Throughout July and August, ICE performs a series of concerts, comprising works performed in venues throughout the world, which showcases their range and versatility, outdoors in the courtyard of Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza in the heart of Rome. Call +39 06 8680 0125 for more information.
Gay Village
From late June through August, the Testaccio’s becomes a hot spot for gay, straight, young and old Romans. Pop concerts, discos, comedy, theater, dining and more unfold at an area designed to re-create a small village where tolerance is the operative word. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
August
Festival of Latin-American Music & Culture
From late June through early August, Latin sounds (heavy on Cuban accents) are featured at the Ippodromo delle Capannelle. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
Estate Romana Festival
Running from late June through early September, Estate Romana (Roman Summer) Festival offers jazz, rock, and classical music, plus film, sport, theater and children’s fun. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
September
International Urban Theatre Festival
The annual Festival Internazionale del Teatreo Urbano transforms Rome into an urban theatrical stage. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
White Night
Shops and restaurant stay open while the Roman Notte Bianca stages music, dance and theater events. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
RomaEuropa Festival
RomaEuropa Festival is an extravaganza of theater, music and dance vents throughout the city. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
October
Celebration of St. Francis
The patron of Rome is celebrated throughout the city on this feast day, Oct. 4. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
Great Autumn Market
One of Italy’s largest antiques fairs takes place at the Autodromo di Vallelunga. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
Rome Jazz Festival
International artists gather at various venues for the eclectic Rome Jazz Festival. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
November
100 Painters in Via Margutta
In April (sometimes May) and November, locals and visitors head for this bi-annual art market of the Cento Pittori Via Margutta, staged in scenic Via Margutta. Among hundreds of applicants, 100 artists are selected to exhibit. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
December
Piaza Navona Christmas Market
A Christmas market with Santa Claus and nativity scenes takes place at Rome’s Piazza Navona. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
New Year’s Eve
On the final day of the year, Romans indulge in champagne-style revelry all over town, and particularly at the Piazza del Poplo where the program includes fireworks, rock and classical music concerts. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
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