Things to do in Rome – July 2024

What’s on in Rome this month?

Sustainable fashion shows, Summer sales, concerts in ancient Roman theaters, races and more. There’s so much to do in Rome this July 2024!

Without wasting a lot of time, let’s dive into these super exciting things to explore in the city! 🤩

Things to do in Rome in July 2024

Ostia Antica Festival

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Photo credits: Ostia Antica festival facebook page

There are very few places where you can still attend a show in an ancient Roman theatre. One of them is Ostia Antica!

Every summer, the Ostia Antica festival takes place in the theatre inside this incredible archaeological site, which is too often overlooked by tourists coming to Rome. In 2023, the festival featured music and theatre plays starring artists such as Steve Hackett, Robert PlantNino D’Angelo, Michele Zarrillo and more.

We’ll update this article once we know more about the 2024 edition.

More info here:

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Roma Unplugged Festival on the Appian Way – July 6th-14th

Credits: Facebook “Roma Unplugged Festival

How wonderful and unique it is to attend a music concert right in the middle of incredible and ancient ruins? This is a scenario that very few places in the world can offer! This year from July 6th to July 14th, some of the sites of the archaeological park of the Appian Way will be the stage of some sunrise and sunset concerts.

The complete details on the event are not published yet, but for now we know there will be artists such as the Roman singer Noemi performing in the Casale delle Vignacce. More details to come soon!

In the meantime, refer to the official website:

11° Rally di Roma Capitale 2024 – 26-28th July

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Ph credits: Facebook page “Rally di Roma Capitale”

This 3-day rally event will take place in one of the most scenographic tracks in the world! The event will start from Castel Sant’Angelo, the pass by the Colosseum and continue over 900 km across the Lazio Region, on July 26th, 27th and 30th.

The event is free to attend. The goal of the event is to promote the national and international car-tourism, as well as raise awareness about road safety education.

More info:

Videocittà – The Festival of Vision and Digital Culture – July 5th, 6th and 7th

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Photo credit: Videocittà facebook page

We’ve been to this festival the past few years and we highly recommend it if you are into electronic music, digital culture and innovation.

Videocittà is a festival that takes place in an incredible location: the industrial archaeological site of the Gazometer of Rome. Which fits so much with the context of the festival itself.

There will be immersive experiences, video art, talks, lie and augmented reality performances.

We loved it and we can’t wait to return on July 5th, 6th and 7th!

More info and tickets:

Summer sales – from July 6th

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When we say that sales in Italy can get you real deals, we mean it. In the Lazio region (hence Rome too) the Summer sales start on July 6th. All the shopaholics of Italy look forward to the sales, which usually take place in January (winter sales) and July (summer sales) for a period of 6 weeks.

At the beginning the discounts will be lower, starting from around 20-30%. it is good to shop at the beginning of the sales if you already know exactly what to get and you don’t want to risk not finding it anymore.

But the more you wait, the more the discounts increase, leaving the last weeks of sales with discounts as high as 50-60-70%. Of course in that case you’ll have a limited selection of sizes and colors. But that is also when the best bargains can be made.

Where to shop in Rome city center? There are many places such as Via del Corso, via Nazionale, Monti district, in the little streets near Campo de’ Fiori, and many more.

Happy shopping!

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Cinema in Piazza – outdoor cinema every night at 9:15PM

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Every summer Rome offers a lot of outdoor events, such as outdoor cinemas!

The Piccolo America association usually organizes the so-called “Cinema in Piazza” (cinema in the square).

There will be three locations: Piazza San Cosimato in Trastevere, Monte Ciocci and Cervelletta.

Free entrance, no booking necessary. All the movies start at 9:15PM. Movies will be in original language with Italian subtitles. In case of Italian movies there will be English subtitles.

Here you can find the full program:

Festa de’ Noantri in Trastevere

This is a truly local celebration happening in the heart of Trastevere since 1535!

The Festa de’ Noantri is a festival that will take place for about a week in July, from the 20th to the 28th.

The grand finale on July 28th at 7:30PM (time to be confirmed) includes a procession of the cedar wood statue of the Madonna boarded on a boat and traveling along the Tiber river until it reaches Trastevere. When arrived at Ponte Garibaldi, the procession will transfer on the land and continue until the basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere.

Something very unique and local to see if you are around these days!

To learn more about this celebration, read this: “Festa de’ Noantri”: a truly local celebration in Trastevere, Rome

Caracalla Festival 2024

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Have you ever been to a concert within 2000 years old walls? Things like these can only happen in very few places in the world, and one of them is in Rome. The Caracalla festival takes place in none other than Caracalla baths!

Opera, ballet, cinema, theatre, jazz and pop music. All this took place last summer, starting from May, in this ancient Roman thermal bath ruins. 50 gigs in total.

We’ll update this once we know more details about the 2024 edition.

More info here:

Live a unique experience with us!

If you want to make your July Rome trip special and looking for something fun, unique, personal… you’re in the right place!

Our in person experiences grew from the legacy of our media content online, meaning that we focus on discovering the authentic side of Rome. We won’t dwell on academic frills, only on insider’s knowledge with the fun storytelling of a local expert. Our experiences include the hidden gems of Trastevere, Centro Storico and the heart of Ancient Rome. You can find them all here!

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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