Great celebrations in Rome for the feast of the patron saints, with performances, shows, exibitions, fanfare, and fireworks in musical sync, called Girandola (pinwheel), originally created by Michelangelo and reworked by Bernini. This is a liturgical feast in Rome, and offices and shops are closed. Civic museums and Vatican Museums are closed for the solemnity. Statal Museums and Archeological sites (as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Castel Sant’Angelo, Galleria Borghese) are regularly open. Continue reading
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August 5th: the miracle of the Summer snow in Rome.
Every year Rome’s Basilica of Saint Mary Major, also called Our Lady of the Snows, celebrates its Dedication on August 5th, referring to the legendary story about the foundation of the Basilica. Continue reading
Ferragosto 2015 in Rome: what is open and what is closed.
On August 15th Italy celebrates “Ferragosto”, the most important Italian feast during Summer period. It is a public holiday so almost every business, shop, bank and public office will be closed. Continue reading
June 29th: St Peter and Paul, the feast of the patron Saints of Rome.
On June 29th the Church celebrates the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul. Together, the two saints are the founders of the See of Rome, and patron Saints of the Eternal City.
In Rome it is a public holiday: shops, schools, banks and public offices will be closed. Continue reading
Summer 2015: special nocturnal openings and events in Rome.
Many museums and archeological sites will be open at night time this Summer in Italy. In Rome the most important are the Vatican Museums, the Colosseum, and the Imperial Forums. Continue reading
Ferragosto in Italy: 5 things you have to know.
Ferragosto is a very traditional Italian feast and along with Easter and Christmas, is the most important vacation period in Italy. It is celebrated every year on August the 15th and it is a public holiday so almost every business will be closed on that day. Continue reading
Roman Summer nights: nocturnal openings of Castel Sant’Angelo.
Every summer Castel Sant’Angelo opens its doors after its regular closing time, with concerts, exhibitions, tours and even a panoramic Cafeteria and Restaurant. For “Notti d’estate a Castel Sant’Angelo”, from July to September, sections that are generally closed to public, are accessible with guided tours. Continue reading
Roman Summer: events all over Rome.
“Heat up: the Roman Summer begins” is the motto for the summer events in the Eternal City. Exhibitions, public performances, concerts, shows: over 50 events from June 21 to September 30, all over the city. Continue reading
Roman Summer: the exibition “Lungo il Tevere… Roma” (Along the Tiber… Rome).
From June 12 to August 31, 2014 the event “Along the Tiber… Rome” will enlighten roman summer nights, every day from 7 pm. This year is at its 12th edition, organized by the cultural association La Vela D’Oro. From culture to music, from literature to solidarity, an open air art gallery alongside the Tiber river is set up from Ponte Sublicio to Ponte Sisto. There will be expositions, exhibitions, contests, meetings, workshops, with free admission. Continue reading
2 June: Republic Day in Rome
The Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day) commemorates the birth of the Republic in Italy. June 2 was the date of the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage in 1946, in which the Italian people were called to the polls to decide on the form of government, following the Second World War and the fall of Fascism. Republic Day is a nationwide public holiday in Italy and is a day off work for many people. Here a list of special openings of museums and exhibits. The Coliseum and the Roman Forum will be open from 1.30pm to 7.15pm. Continue reading