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January 2019

Rome: Virtual Reality at the Ara Pacis

January 13 @ 8:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm
Museo Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta
Rome, Italy
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In this exhibit, visitors can experience the Ara Pacis through virtual reality to discover how it once looked.

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April 2019

Gelato Festival

April 21 - September 4

The Gelato Festival is on tour just in time for the summer heat, stopping in 12 Italian cities between now and October. Guests will be able to watch gelato makers at work, taste and vote for their favorite flavors, and sample a special flavor in each city, including Nutella and a mango-kiwi-strawberry combination. There will also be opportunities to learn how gelato is produced and participate in gelato-making classes. Locations include Rome, Naples, Florence, and Torino. Note: Dates have not…

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Music Festival of the Nations

April 21 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm
Teatro Marcello, Via del Teatro di Marcello
Rome, Italy
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Nightly performances at 8:3o p.m. at Rome's Teatro Marcello focus on classical music, including Baroque, Romantic, and Classic styles. Performances range from soloists to chamber ensembles to polyphonic choirs. Performances are held on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, and then resume from July 1-September 28. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy.

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June 2019

Rome: The Cinema Isle

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - September 10 @ 10:30 pm

Throughout the summer, Rome's Tiber Island hosts an open-air cinema festival for movie lovers. Performances, tastings and celebrity appearances can be expected besides the previews and blockbusters that are sure to be shown here along the Tiber River. Note: dates have not been confirmed; please check the event website for updates. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy.

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July 2019

Estate Romana

July 1 - September 30

If you're looking for something to fill a summer night in Rome, look to Estate Romana. The summer festival hosts over 150 events and takes place all over Rome's parks, squares and art galleries. Events include concerts, sports, children's games, and theatre performances. The Classical Concert Under the Stars is part of this festival, presenting music by classical composers like Bach and Mozart in the gardens of Mussolini's former home. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider…

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August 2019

Goblets of Stars

August 2 - August 11

Goblets of Stars (Calici di Stelle) is a wine event held annually across Italy on the night of and the week leading up to the Feast of San Lorenzo, a night that is historically lit up with shooting stars, interpreted as the tears of San Lorenzo. Evening concerts, parades, and events celebrating wine are held in piazzas across the country.

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Rome: Miracle of the Madonna of the Snow

August 5 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 7:00 am on day 5 of August, repeating indefinitely

Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, 42
Rome, Italy
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According to legend, in 352 AD, a rich and bored Roman gentleman experienced a vivid dream in which the Virgin Mary told him that a certain hill in Rome would be covered in snow in the morning, and that he should then use his money to build a church on that site. Being that Rome was deep in a steamy summer in the beginning of August, the gentleman didn't think much of this prophecy, but decided to test it out…

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Rome: Feast of San Lorenzo

August 10
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 10 of August, repeating indefinitely

Basilica di San Lorenzo, Via Tiburtina
Rome, Italy
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The martyrdom of San Lorenzo is celebrated in Rome with fireworks and celebrations throughout the area around his crypt on the Via Tiburtina, where he was killed in 258 AD. The patron saint of librarians, firemen, bakers, and other professions whose jobs involve fire and roasting, San Lorenzo's association with such incendiary professions is certainly a disturbing one -- His martyrdom is said to have occurred by slowly being roasted on a gridiron by the troops of the Emperor, and,…

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August 15 - August 29
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of August, repeating indefinitely

Ferragosto begins on August 15 and spans a two-week period in which many professionals across Italy involved with tourism take a vacation. Restaurants and some shops are often closed during this time. In Rome, on the evening of August 15 (the Feast of the Assumption), le piazze are filled with the performances of professional dancers for the Gran Ballo di Ferragosto. Squares throughout the city are enlivened by performances of all walks of life, from tango to rock, hip-hop, ballroom dancing, and…

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September 2019

European Heritage Days

September 1

European Heritage Days began in France in 1954 as a way to celebrate the European continent. Celebrations are arranged across Italy, with different themes for each country every year. Free admission to museums, archaeological sites, concerts and theater invite Europeans and visitors to discover the heritage and culture of Italy. Please check the event website for updated dates Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy  

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