Free events in Rome
Rome is to Italy what New York is to the United States of America: the city that never sleeps. Rome has maintained the custom of hosting special events and activities just as the Romans did in ancient times. If you’re planning on visiting Rome in the coming months, check out the following free events in Rome.
At the end of March, Italian people celebrate the arrival of spring by adorning the Spanish steps with 3,000 vases of azaleas. This creates a wonderful image to capture. This event is the perfect one to attend if you’re a fan of flowers and have been waiting for spring to come for a long while. Celebrate spring’s arrival in a colourful and joyful way!
This year, Easter will arrive earlier than usual, if you visit Rome at the end of March or beginning of April you’ll be spending the holidays the Roman way. Easter is considered an important religious holiday in Rome, and a series of rituals and activities are planned during this period of the year. On Good Friday, the pope lights a candle and circles the Colliseum with it doing the Via Crucis ritual. Before Palm Sunday people gather in St. Peter’s Square, and on Easter Sunday they receive the blessing of the pope in San Pietro Square.
The 21st of April marks the birthday of Rome. This special occasion is celebrated in a royal way. The city hall and the inhabitants of the city organize special events and concerts to celebrate another year in Rome’s history. You shouldn’t miss it if you want to experiment an authentic Italian holiday.
Between June and September, Rome celebrates its special summer festival, Estate Rome. This festival turns Rome into a giant stage, and all sort of events are organized. Bohemian artists attend concerts and music nights, readers and writers spend their time in book fairs, while the other events entertain the mass of tourists that visit Rome during those months.
For those who want to experiment different sensations, Rome dedicates a day from the Estate festival to gay people. All the clubs and discotheques in Rome turn themselves in gathering places for gay people, who celebrate their special day in the most spectacular ways. For those open minded, this day represents an important occasion to understand this movement and way of life.
July is one of the two months of the year when Rome is all about high fashion. Italian designers and buyers gather along with other important figures of the fashion scene at the Rome Biannual Fashion Week. Famous and newcomers designers display their latest collections for the most critical eyes of the fashion field. Prepare your most stylish outfits, and let your creativity go with the flow, while you experiment one of the most luxurious fashion movements of the world.
Rome is a vivid city; events are organized all the times of the year. We would advise you to be a part of Rome cultural life during your stay in the city. Experiment Rome in a stylish and classic apartment, and attend events which will give you a better understanding of Rome’s traditions and history.