By Nicole Hoey
Even as the summer season comes to a close, Rome still has plenty of fabulous events to enjoy. From decades-old traditions to more modern celebrations, you will have no shortage of fun events to experience. Read on to discover 8 fantastic things to do in Rome in September!
1. Gianicolo in Musica
For the third year in a row, Gianicolo is Music is providing visitors with fantastic musical performances. Held on the beautiful Pizza Garibaldi, you’ll get some sweet views of the Eternal City. This music festival blends music and Roman culture until September 22nd.
Address: Piazzale Giuseppe Garibaldi, 00165 Roma RM, Italy
2. Village Celimontana
Jazz, rock’n’roll, Italian-style music, and more genres are performed in Village Celimontana, a festival dedicated to celebrating all types of music. Each performance highlights a completely different type of music, with tribute bands and more current singers performing as well. The event ends on September 10, so make sure you stop by and see a concert before it’s too late!
Address: Parco Celimontana, Piazza di SANTI NON SANTISSIMI Giovanni e Paolo, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
3. Mercato Testaccio Open Day
Explore one of Rome’s largest markets on September 14, where you can discover beautiful crafts, great food, or simply wander the shopping lanes with your family and friends. Fun fact: there’s an ancient Roman storagehouse beneath the market, where you can see what the Romans used to keep there centuries ago!
Address: Mercato Testaccio, Via Beniamino Franklin, 00153 Roma RM, Italy
4. RomaEuropa Festival
Starting September 17, Rome erupts with a multidisciplinary arts festival called RomaEuropa. Film, music, arts, and everything in between are showcased during this time around the city. Both classic and modern interpretations are included in the international affair, as multiple countries come to show off their best work.
5. Taste of Roma
Food, food, and more delicious food: this is what you can expect from the Taste of Roma Festival from September 19-22. The event invites you to test new cuisine and try new variations of old recipes as you select between a variety of gourmet dishes. There are also plenty of events, such as a cooking masterclass, to act as a palette cleanser in between course - but don’t forget to go back in for more!
Address: Auditorium Parco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin, 30, 00196 Roma RM, Italy
6. Live Cinema Festival
Let your inner film fanatic run wild at the Live Cinema Festival on September 18-22, where 8 countries come together to put on a variety of live, audio-visual performances. The festival's goal to break down barriers between audiences and the productions, making it one awe-inspiring, collective experience. Plus, there will be plenty of workshops explaining how these shows are created and the artists’ purpose in making them!
Address: Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale, 194, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
7. Eurpoean Heritage Day
An event widespread across the continent, European Heritages Days, from September 21-23, celebrate the cultures and traditions of each country. For us in Rome, that means special (and sometimes free!) access to museums and other locations that are usually closed off to the public. This is a great time to visit Rome, as the city’s culture truly comes to life.
8. Roma Half Marathon
As the saying goes, all roads lead to Rome, and that is literally the case in the Rome Half Marathon on September 22. Follow the runners as they weave their way through Rome’s cobblestone blocks. Or, take a load off and simply meet them at the finish line for a great victory party.
Address: The race starts at the Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City