Rome Today

Frida Kahlo Exhibition (Scuderie del Quirinale, until August 31, 2014).

Frida Kahlo - Self-Portrait with Monkeys

Frida Kahlo may well be called one of the icons of the 20th century. From March 20th until August 31st 2014 the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome are hosting an exhibition dedicated to this Mexican artist. Opening hours, admission and … Continue reading

What’s on in Rome (March 2014 Events)

Saturday 1 March 2014 Opera: Verdi‘s La Traviata is performed in Saint Paul’s Inside the Walls (8,30 PM). Tickets between 20 and 30 Euros (5 Euro discounts for under 18′s and Roma Pass holders). Football: Roma plays Inter Milan at … Continue reading

Alma-Tadema and the 19th Century English Painters (Chiostro del Bramante, until June 5th, 2014).

Alma Tadema

Alma-Tadema and the 19th Century English Painters. The Perez Simon Collection is the title of an exhibition held until June 5th, 2014 at the Chiostro del Bramante in Rome. It is the first time that a museum in Italy hosts … Continue reading

Musée d’Orsay. Masterpieces. (Complesso Vittoriano, February 22 – June 8, 2014)

Renoir's Young Girls at the Piano

From February 22nd until June 8th, 2014, the Complesso Vittoriano in Rome hosts an exhibition of paintings that are on loan from the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, one of the most important museums of impressionist art in the world. The … Continue reading

Rodin, Marble, Life Exhibition (Diocletian Baths, Rome, until May 25th, 2014)

Rodin's "The Kiss"

The exhibition Rodin, Marble, Life (Rodin, il Marmo, la Vita), which will take place between february 18th and May 25th in the Terme di Diocleziane seat of the National Museum of Rome, is the biggest exhibition ever held of Rodin‘s … Continue reading

After Rodin. Italian Early 20th Century Sculpture (GNAM Exhibition, until May 18th, 2014)

2014 Rodin exhibition GNAM in Rme

“After Rodin. Italian Sculpture in the Early 20th Century” (D’apres Rodin. Scultura italiana del primo novecento) in the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna is one of two exhibitions centering on Auguste Rodin that are being held in Rome. The second exhibition … Continue reading

Ice Skating Rinks Rome (2013-2014)

Around the winter holiday period several ice skating rinks are set up all around Rome. Although these are never very big, it could still be a way to keep children entertained after having forced them to watch an endless succession … Continue reading

Sports events Rome (March 2014)

Rome hosts a number of important annual sports events, such as the APT Tennis tournament and the marathon. Each year there are 2 or 3 home matches in the Six Nations Rugby tournament and of course there is football (of … Continue reading

2014 Summer Sales Rome

The exact dates of the 2014 summer sales in Rome have been announced. This year’s sales period starts on July 5th and will continue until August 15th (Ferragosto). Probably this is the shortest sales period of all of Italy’s regions, … Continue reading

Public Transport Strike Rome

At the moment, each month, there are at least one or two strikes in the capital (and the rest of Italy) and these can severely influence the average tourist’s visit to the Eternal City. In these times of crisis and austerity … Continue reading

Rome Sunday Markets

Apart from the daily markets there are also a number of special sunday markets in Rome. Some of these, like the famous Porta Portese flea market in Trastevere, sell everything imaginable, others specialize. General Sunday markets in Rome These are … Continue reading

Festivals Outside Rome (February 2014)

It is of course never necessary to be bored in Rome, with the many concerts, markets and other events that take place every Saturday and Sunday. Still it can be interesting to leave the capital sometimes and check out one … Continue reading

Rome Festivals Today

Apart from the more famous yearly festivals (the Christmas Gospel festival, the Celimontana Jazz festival, the Film Festival) that are specific to Rome there are also a number of festivals that are held all over the world (Carnival) and festivals … Continue reading