How to spend a fun Summer in Rome
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Summer in Rome

When spending part of your summer in Rome, it can get quite repetitive at night. Walking along narrow streets, grabbing a drink, eating out; it can get old, fast. Especially if it’s not your first time visiting the City, you might want to experience Rome like a local. There are many options available to spend each day and night differently in the City and have fun in the summer. The main two that we want to suggest in this article are live concerts and outdoor movies.

Summer in Rome surrounded by music

Everyone loves a good live concert, even more if it’s held at a historical site. Circo Massimo, Colosseum, Baths of Caracalla, Ostia Antica ruins. These are only some of the locations in which major music festival events take place. What better way to enjoy your summer in Rome than going to a jazz, rock concert or an opera? There are many music festivals scattered around the City. However, some of the major ones are called Rock in Roma, Caracalla Festival and Roma Jazz Festival. The festival Rock in Roma takes place in very fascinating locations such as Circo Massimo and Ostia Antica. In fact, just last week Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters played in Circo Massimo in front of over 40,000 people. Caracalla festival takes advantage of the evocative baths of Caracalla to perform some of the most famous Italian operas. Roma Jazz Festival instead, is for those who enjoy a night of music in a relaxed atmosphere at Auditorium Parco della Musica.

Summer in Rome surrounded by movies

If music is not your cup of tea, going to see a movie outdoors will surely catch your interest. “Cinema in Piazza” is a relatively new venture born from the idea of young Roman guys who organized a series of movies screened in different locations of Rome throughout the summer. The movies are mostly, if not all, in Italian. Though, what a better way to spend your summer in Rome immersed in a new culture? Plus, it’s completely free! Some of the locations used for these events are also very fascinating, including the Ostia tourist port, Trastevere and a huge park in the East area of Rome (Parco della Cervelletta).

Most of the events and cinema screenings run until the end of summer, make sure you don’t miss out! However, if you’d rather just visit the above mentioned locations, we offer tours of the Caracalla Baths and Ruins of Ostia Antica.

Let us know in the comments below what are your thoughts about a different summer in Rome!

Bye for now,

Giulia

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