About Rome Festivals

(Rome, Italy)

Rome, one of Italy's most cosmopolitan cities, features a superb calendar of annual events, with many of the city's most noteworthy festivals reflecting the Roman Catholic faith.

Popular festivals in Rome include the following events.

Annual Rome Festivals

  • January: Epiphany, notable religious holiday known in Rome as Befana, centred around St. Peter's Basilica, with further events at the Piazza Navona
  • March: Rome Marathon, taking place at the end of the month, with large number of athletes run around the main roads in central Rome, passing many of the city's most prominent sights along the way
  • April: Easter, with large numbers of religious festivities throughout the city, including the Procession of the Cross on Good Friday, lead by the Pope, together with a mass in St. Peter's Square on Easter Sunday
  • May: Concerts, taking place throughout the month at Rome's renowned Teatro Olimpico
  • June: Pesaro Film Festival / International Exhibition of New Cinema, with various screening in central venues
  • July: Noianti Festival, featuring a mixture of live folk music, dancing and a spectacular fireworks display, honouring the Virgin Carmine
  • July: Operas and Ballets, with a range of performance taking place throughout the month at the Teatro dell'Opera, on the Piazza Beniamino Gigli

  • August: Festa della Madonna della Neve, notable religious festival attracting large crowds
  • August: Feast of Our Lady of the Snow, taking place at the beginning on the month, with services at Santa Maria Maggiore
  • December: Feast of the Immaculate Conception, attended by the Pope, centered around the Piazza di Spagna

Rome Capital Tourism - Official Website (Turismo Roma)
Website: www.turismoroma.it/

Rome Congress Convention Bureau
Address: Via Frattina 89, Rome, 00187, Italy
Website: www.romeconventionbureau.com

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