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When we plan to travel to Europe alone or with friends or family, every itinerary will share one common destination, and that is Rome. Rome is the capital of Italy, and it needs no introduction. It is one of the oldest city in Europe and is full of historical sites that date back to ancient Roman Civilization. But visiting Rome to see these magnificent historical sites is not the only reason to go there. You can enjoy different world famous cultural festivals in Rome that are celebrated all around the year.

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Cultural Festivities in Rome

Romans are known to be exuberant and persistent fun-chasers. They do not need any excuse to be happy and celebrate each day. Apart from that, there are multiple things to do, foods to try at exotic restaurants, and different bars in the city. In ancient Rome, there were more than a hundred days in the year that were celebrated by the people.

Though some of the days are not celebrated now, and with time have perished with the fall of Roman Civilization. But some are still celebrated and have integrated with the modern society. People of Rome are very traditional, and although the total number of festivals have reduced with time, they still value their culture and traditions.

The importance of each festival depends on its significance. Religious festivities are considered important and the whole city celebrates them with a mandatory public holiday. The weather of the city also affects the festivities and their dates. For example, Rome experiences the perfect weather conditions between August and October.

For this reason, these dates have the most number of events, festivals, and cultural celebrations. If you plan your trip in these days, you will not only cover the magnificent landmarks this city is famous for in the whole world. You can also attend maximum festivals that Romans celebrate and get amazed at the landmarks, events, and cultural significance of Rome.

There are some festivals in the city of Rome that are attended by people from all over the world. Rome is also one of the most important Christian cities in the world, so it is visited by millions of people each year who want to do a pilgrimage in the Vatican City.

How to go to Rome?

Going to Rome has never been difficult at any time. But in modern times, traveling there has become so much easier. You can fly to Rome from anywhere in the world and reach in a few hours. Before embarking on your journey to this great city, we recommend you to book your airline tickets, hotel accommodation and other travel related details from a renowned travel agency in the UK, or anywhere you are coming from. In this way, you can enjoy a pre-planned trip, along with other savings.

5 Not-To-Miss Cultural Festivals and events in Rome

Are their cultural events in Rome? In order to guide our readers to the cultural events taking place in Rome, we have listed 5 cultural festivals that this city hosts. When you are visiting this ancient city, try not to miss these amazing festivals in Rome. They will make your trip even better, and you will leave this city with amazing memories.

1. Roma Fringe Festival

Roma Fringe is a festival that is celebrated on a national level. It is actually an international theater and performance festival that celebrates different performers, artists, and theaters. It takes places from 30th August to 23rd September, or around these dates, at Villa Merced Rome. You can attend it by buying a ticket for 6 euro per person.

Last year, more than 150 events were planned for this festival so you can expect around the same number of events for this year as well. You can also expect a fresh roster of shows as well. Enjoy this festival and make the most of it create wonderful memories for yourself.

2. Taste of Roma

A Taste of Roma is a festival of food celebrated in Rome. It provides a great chance to local innovators, foodies, chefs, and organizers to take part in a celebration and promote themselves, their food recipes to not just the citizens of Rome, but all the people visiting from all over the world.

It is one of the biggest food festivals in the world and the whole city participates in it. Tickets cost 16 euro per person and it takes place over a 3 or 4 day time period. Last year, it took place from 21st to 24th September over the weekend. The foods presented and made at this festival are delicious, and you can enjoy yourself even more if you are a foodie.

3. Romaeuropa Festival

Not to miss in rome, Romaeuropa is a festival that is organized by Fondazione Romaeuropa. Considered as one of the most important and prestigious festivals of Rome, it promotes dance, arts, theaters, music, and other cultural foundations of this city. Although there are different tickets and passes available in multiple parts of the city, we recommend you to buy them in advance. People wait anxiously all year long to attend it and if you get late in acquiring them, you may get them later with extreme difficulty.

4. Testaccio Street Food Festival

Testaccio is a well-organized festival that takes place in Testaccio Village, not far away from Rome. This festival takes place all over the summertime. People spend their time near slaughterhouses in purpose-built areas. People slaughter animals in this festival and make their barbecues, and other food items.

They dine and celebrate together and organize music nights, discos, and other social events. The theme is always different each year, so research a bit about the year you plan to visit this festival so that you can maximize fun and memories.

Cultural Festivals in Rome

5. Natale di Roma

Rome is a very special city in the world. It even has its very own birthday, and the whole city celebrates it. Rome was born around 753 BC. It is one of the oldest human settlements still in existence. Even the old city is preserved to some extent. A city with such historical and cultural significance is always important to the history of the world.

6. Easter

The city of bon vivants is for those who cannot get enough of the good food and cultural experiences. Easter is not only a perfect time to eat authentic gelato but is also the most important Catholic feast. See evocative Easter procession at the Colosseum, which is led by the Pope himself.

So travel to Rome on 21st April and join different events and functions taking place all over the city to commemorate its birthday. You can enjoy historical enactments, plays, fireworks, gladiator fighting (acting), and much more.

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  1. I would love to experience all of these events! One of the best ways to immerse yourself in any place is to take part in their festivals and events.


  2. Rome goes beyond its traditions and its obvious artistic beauties which is why suggesting events and festivals is the best way to experience the real Rome!

  3. these all sound like such a blast. I cannot wait to go to Rome someday!

  4. These all sound like such interesting events to attend. I'd definitely love to visit Rome when one or all of these is on.

  5. OMG, I still haven't been to Rome, but I'd love to! This guide made me so jealous, the city looks beautiful.

  6. Great post, good information, nice write up. Thanks for sharing.

  7. A taste of Roma is my kind of festival. The other festivals look interesting too.

  8. So many things to love about Rome! It's really beautiful out there. Truly a bucket list material.

  9. Italy is on my travel list but I doubt we'll go there this year.

  10. Loved our visit to Rome! These festivals look amazing!

  11. Great info about cultural events. I immensely enjoyed my visit to Rome but really missed these festivities.

  12. Rome is pretty high on my travel list. I'd love to go one day

  13. Oh my goodness - I have never been to Rome, but I want to go so badly! This is just confirming that I need to book a trip ASAP! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Those are hard to miss, but I personally like number 2, 4, and 5. Thank you for sharing.

  15. Rome is love. It is a fantastic place esp in spring. Your list is pretty cool as well

  16. I love your photos! Rome is one of my desire destinations hopefully I can visit next year and experience one of the cultural festivities. Great post!

  17. As a Catholic, visiting Rome is also one of the plans that can be added to your bucket list. This place sounds a really amazing place.

  18. Oh how beautiful! My dream is to visit Italy and see Rome along the way. I'd love to experience this events.

  19. I love travelling around & enjoy the local cultures. All your captures shared here so lovely, wishing am travelling here soon. cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  20. These all sound like so much fun! I love festival season, theres always so much to do!

  21. I just came back from Rome! This city where I've been already 6 times, keeps having surprises for me! This was the first time I go with my children, and we had a wonderful time! I haven't been during any of these festivities though, but I spent new year there once! It was memorable!


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