What’s On in Rome This Spring

Heading to Rome this spring? Here are some events you might want to know about:

Exhibit: Bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s Birth

One of the largest exhibitions dedicated to 200th anniversary of the birth of English naturalist Charles Darwin takes place at Rome’s Palazzo delle Esposizioni through May 3rd. The exhibit retraces the journeys and the experimental research that drove young Darwin in the formulation of his revolutionary theory of evolution.

What a place to run a marathon! This 26-mile run begins and ends at the Colosseum on March 22nd. You can stand along the race route to cheer on the competitors or even do some running yourself. A 4k Fun Run starts at the Colosseum at 9:15 a.m. (right after the marathon racers take off). The entry fee is just 7 euros and includes a t-shirt!
Roma Wine Festival
This April 25th and 26th, head over to Rome’s Citta del Gusto, a cooking and dining complex run by the folks behind the Gambero Rosso guidebooks, for a wine extravaganza. For 20 euros, you can taste wines and hob-knob with leaders in the industry.