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August 2018

Rome: Feast of San Lorenzo

August 10, 2018
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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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Ferragosto

August 15, 2018 - August 29, 2018
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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 15th (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,…

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September 2018

Viterbo: Festa di Santa Rosa

September 3, 2018
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 3 of September, repeating indefinitely

Unnamed Venue Viterbo, Italy + Google Map
Free

If you happen to be in Rome on the third day of September, catch the train to Viterbo for the Festa di Santa Rosa, the festival of the city's patron saint. Thousands flock to see one hundred facchini, or strongmen, carry a 90-foot tall, four-ton macchina - an obelisk-shaped statue - of the Santa Rosa through the winding streets of the city. The tradition began hundreds of years ago, with the statue becoming progressively larger and heavier until the 19th…

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December 2018

Rome: I Solisti dell’Opera, New Year Concert

December 31, 2018 - January 1, 2019
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All Saints Church, Via del Babuino, 153
Rome, Italy
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The excellent singers of the Filarmonica d'Opera di Roma offer an unforgettable performance. The orchestra and singers dress in 18th century costumes. The event is at the All Saints Church, Rome. Get your FREE copy of Dream of Italy's Christmas in Italy Guide Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy.

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January 2019

Rome: Epiphania

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 10:00 am on day 6 of January, repeating indefinitely

St. Peters, Via della Conciliazione
Rome, Italy
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Each year in Rome, hundreds of people in medieval costumes walk along the avenue leading up to the Vatican carrying gifts for the Pope, who will then say a morning mass in Saint Peters.  Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy.

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April 2019

Rome Marathon

April 7

What a place to run a marathon! This 26-mile run begins and ends at the Colosseum. 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 right after the marathon racers take off. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy.

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Rome: Canoeing on the Tiber

April 25 - May 1

Canoeing on the Tiber (Discesa del Tivere) sends participants canoeing from Citta' di Castello to Rome on seven 20-30km stretches of the Tiber River, in groups led by experienced canoeists. 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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Rome: 100 Painters on Via Margutta

April 26 - May 1
Unnamed Venue, Via Margutta
Rome, Italy
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100 Painters on Via Margutta is an event held twice a year that features the work of 100 local and international artists on Rome's Via Margutta, a street famous for inspiring painters, sculptors, artisans, poets and musicians. 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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May 2019

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Rome)

May 16 - May 19
15€

Rome's annual Race for the Cure for breast cancer this year will raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and breast cancer research. Participants can choose to run a 2K or 5K course, and the enrollment fee of 15 euros benefits the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Both race courses begin and end at the Piazza Bocca della Verita, and the 5K course passes the Colosseum, the Imperial Forum and the Spanish Steps at the Piazza Venezia. Access 160 Issues of…

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June 2019

Strawberry Festival in Rome

June 2
Nemi Rome, Lazio Italy + Google Map
Free

The Strawberry Festival in Nemi is celebrating its 86th anniversary. Located on the outskirts of Rome, this lovely little town sits next to Lake Albano. The event kicks off with the holy mass at the Santuario di Santissimo Crocifisso, and later continues with the parade through the town where le fragolare dance in their traditional costume (long red skirt, white blouse, and black bodice) and carrying baskets of strawberries. Before wrapping up the evening with literal fireworks, visitors are treated…

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