Things to do in Rome this month – December 2021

What’s on in Rome in December?

As we always say, a lifetime is not enough to see everything in Rome! The list of things to see and do in Rome is endless. But the Eternal city has also a lot to offer when it comes to exhibitions and temporary events

It is very hard to keep up with everything before it ends. So I put together a list of exhibitions and new openings you shouldn’t miss this month in Rome. Let’s dive in!

Things to do in Rome in December 2021

1) Quayola re-coding at Palazzo Cipolla

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Classical paintings reinterpreted by Quayola

If you think technology can’t be poetic, here you will be proved wrong. This temporary exhibition displays the works of Quayola, one of the world’s leading representatives of media art. He was born in Rome and always been fascinated by the beauty all around. That’s where he took his inspiration from. He reinterpreted the Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces of Rome through futuristic methods.

This is an incredible exhibition, I guarantee you won’t be able to take your eyes off these colorful pieces of art.

The “Quayola re-coding” exhibition will last until January 31st, 2022. Don’t miss it out!


2) Inferno at Scuderie del Quirinale

Are you ready to go to hell? I am not kidding, this exhibition will take you right down to the Hell (Inferno) of the Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, on occasion of the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death. The exhibition investigates the infernal universe, its landscapes and its inhabitants. And it does that through an incredible collection of masterpieces coming from all over: from the Vatican to France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Bulgaria. Unmissable!

The “Inferno” exhibition lasts until January 9th, 2022. 


3) Klimt at Palazzo Braschi

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“Giuditta” by Klimt

Klimt is an Austrian artist, but he had a connection with Italy, the destination of his travels and the site of some of his exhibition successes. In this exhibition you’ll have the chance to admire some of the most iconic pieces of Klimt from Vienna. Klimt style is very unique, and you can have a look at this virtual gallery to have a taste of his works:

The “Klimt” exhibition lasts until March 27th, 2022. 


4) Torlonia Marbles

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The Torlonia marbles

After great success, the Torlonia marbles exhibition was extended until January 9th. If you love admiring the ancient Roman marbles and their realism, their perfection and harmony like I do, this is the last month to do so. And you cannot miss this out!

This in fact is the biggest private collection of ancient Roman marbles in the world!

The “Torlonia marbles” exhibition lasts until January 9th, 2022.


5) Sala Santa Rita Contemporanea

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Sala Santa Rita

Did you know that there is a small church in Rome which is used as a museum? It is the deconsecrated church of Santa Rita, a few steps away from the Theatre of Marcellus. This little gem in fact is used for temporary exhibitions, and until December 31st there will be contemporary art exhibitions.

Admission is free, and it’s a quick visit you should do if you are around the area of Piazza Venezia and Jewish ghetto.

“Santa Rita Contemporanea” exhibition will last until December 31st

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6) Balloon Museum

This is really brand new and different! On December 7th until March 5th, you’ll have the chance to visit the first Balloon Museum of Italy! This is where you’ll find inflatable balloon installations that will make your head spin, as well as activities for kids. 

The museum will be open from December 7th to March 5th.


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Written by Federica

Creative director of Live Virtual Guide. Her favorite things are gelato, pizza and the hidden gems of Rome.

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