29.06.2013 - 22.09.2013
Now that the warm season is finally here, Estate Romana (Roman Summer) means a calendar rich in nocturnal events, concerts, performances and parties to suit every taste.
Returning to the Capital are a few favorites: Luglio suona bene (July Sounds Good) is a series of concerts under the stars at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, while Teatro dell'Opera’s summer season fills the Terme di Caracalla with the sounds of La Cavalleria Rusticana (by Pietro Mascagni), Tosca (Giacomo Puccini); as well as the sights of dance classics starring Eleonora Abbagnato and Roberto Bolle. Not only, but Michele Placido and Isabella Ferrari present Un bacio sul cuore, le donne nella vita e nella musica di Verdi (A Kiss for the Heart: Verdi’s Women, in Music and in Life), in occasion of the bicentennial of Verdi’s birth. "Luglio" runs till August 7th.
Roma incontra il mondo
Rome Meets the World celebrates it 20th anniversary on the island in the middle of Villa Ada’s Lake. The event, organized by Arci di Roma and Multikulti, is six weeks of musical performances - thus bringing another summer of music, culture and fun to one of Rome’s most suggestive landscapes (June 15th – August 2nd).
Then, the Ponte Milvio area hosts 100 days of what has by now become a tradition: outdoor sport and fitness activities inside a 322,917 square-feet space (inside Il Villaggio di Viale Tor di Quinto) that will even offer beach volleyball and beach tennis. Mondofitness, now in its 14th season, involves all those from the Capital’s gym and health circles, focusing on wellness, exercise and more.
Rock in Roma 2012
National and international stars take the stage of the Ippodromo Capannelle until July 31st: expect such musical acts as Bruce Springsteen (playing in an ad hoc space that can hold 32,000), Mark Knopfler, the Arctic Monkeys, Deep Purple, Green Day, KoRn, Smashing Pumpkins, Atoms For Peace, Sigur Ros and Blur; as well as big Italian names the likes of Zucchero, Max Gazzè, and Negrita.
Roma Vintage 2013
Within the splendid setting of Parco San Sebastiano (near Terme di Caracalla), organizers have set up Roma Vintage Village, to run until August 18th. Roma Vintage offers concerts and activites for every palate, from the hour of aperitivo until late into the night – perfect for those looking for neverending nights of creative entertainment and fun.
Roman Nights at Teatro Marcello
The 25th Notti Romane al Teatro Marcello bring music, poetry and theatre (via internationally-famous artists) to the ruins of the ancient site that played venue to games, festival celebrations and sacred rites for over 2,000 years. The event runs every evening from 8:30 PM to 10 PM, until October 6th.
Silvano Toti Globe Theatre in Villa Borghese
Beginning Friday, July 10th, the Elizabethan theatre’s summer programme celebrates the playhouse’s ten-year anniversary. Under the direction of Gigi Proietti, the Globe Theatre puts on some of William Shakespeare’s immortal works, including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Richard III and King Lear.