Things to do in Rome – June 2023

What’s on in Rome this month?

National celebrations, international skateboard qualifications and temporary exhibitions. There’s so much to do in Rome this June 2023!

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 June 2023

Republic Day – June 2nd

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This year Italy celebrates the 77th anniversary of its Republic.

Every June 2nd, in the morning, the Italian President holds a ceremony at the Vittoriano (Altar of the Fatherland) by placing a crown of laurel to the unknown soldier, who represents all the Italian soldiers who lost their lives during WWI.

That’s when the Frecce Tricolore make their first flight. The acrobatic fleet of military aircrafts flies on top of the Vittoriano right when the president lays the crown of leaves on the altar! Being there in person is quite a sensation.

Then the parade of the armed forces starts marching from the Colosseum, along via dei Fori Imperiali and to Piazza Venezia.

You can spot the Frecce Tricolore from any high viewpoint of the city (eg. Gianicolo hill, Pincio hill). For closer views, go to Piazza Venezia or by the Colosseum. Consider that many streets will be closed during that day, so try to be there in advance.

This year the Frecce Tricolore will fly at 9:15AM (start of the ceremony) and then again at 12:00PM (end of the ceremony).

Roma pride 2023 – June 10th

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The first Rome Pride took place in 1994 and since then, every year the streets of Rome fill with colors and diversity. DJs, dancers and parade floats will march from 3PM from Piazza della Repubblica, then by the Colosseum, via dei Fori Imperiali, until Piazza Venezia.

More info here:

Before or after the Pride, get to know the very places where the parade took place, such as the incredible via dei Fori Imperiali 🤩 We take you there during our Walking through the Capitoline hill and Imperial Forums tour. This tour is also available in a sunset version, starting at 7:30PM and enjoying the beautiful sunset lights over the ruins 🧡

Cinema in Piazza

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

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

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

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:

WST – Street Skateboarding Rome 2023 – June 18th-25th

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Credits: Facebook “Street Skateboarding Rome”

The scenographic skateboard park of the Oppio hill (by the Colosseum) will host the best skaters in the world for the qualifications of the Olympics of Paris in 2024!

These are the dates in which the event will take place in Rome:

– pre-qualifications: from June 18th to June 20th
– qualifications: June 21st (female) and June 22nd (male)
– quarter finals: June 23rd (both female and male)
– semifinals: June 24th (both female and male)
– finals: June 25th (both female and male)

More info:

Planning a last-minute trip to Rome and didn’t have time to book a tour? Check our remaining availability in the next 20 days here 😉

Early-morning panoramic access to the Colosseum!

From the month of June (we still don’t know exactly when, check for updates here) a new panoramic elevator will be inaugurated at the Colosseum!

Having first of all accessibility in mind, this elevator will take visitors up to the attic of the Colosseum. And what’s even more spectacular is that these visits will take place before regular visitors time, between 7:30AM and 9AM.

We bet this tickets will sell out real quick, so keep an eye on the official website:

Are you looking to make your June Rome trip special? Are you looking for something fun, unique, personal? Our in person experiences grew from the legacy of our media content online. We won’t dwell on academic frills, only on insider’s knowledge with the fun storytelling of a local expert. Check our private and semi-private experiences here

Ipotesi Metaverso exhibition

This is one of the most mind-blowing exhibitions we’ve seen lately in Rome. A place where you can really understand how the metaverse has been part of your lives and culture since centuries.. and we don’t always realize that.

Take the optical illusions of the church of St Ignazio in Rome (made in the 1600s).. or the impossible Escher staircases.
Aren’t those “other worlds” where the rules of gravity and limits of our world do not apply?

This amazing exhibition is called “Ipotesi Metaverso”. You can find it in Palazzo Cipolla in via del Corso until July 23rd, 2023.

More info here:

When Rome was a Republic – exhibition at the Musei Capitolini

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This exhibit at the Capitoline Museums tries to give an overview about the transformation of the Roman society across 5 centuries, from the beginning of the Republic to the birth of the Empire. In case you didn’t know the Roman legacy started first as a monarchy, then it became a Republic, to the become an empire. This exhibit focuses on the Republican period, to give you an idea, the times of Cicero, Caesar and so on..

Majority of the artifacts which you can see in this exhibition are usually not visible to the public, because they are usually kept in the deposits (did you know that the deposits are sometimes more crowded of artifacts than the museums themselves?!).

This exhibit started on January 13th and will last until September 24th. More info here:

This exhibition can be perfectly combined with the “Wonders of the Capitoline hill” itinerary included in our Video Guide.

Caracalla Festival 2023 – from May 30th to August 10th

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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 is taking place this summer, starting from May, in this ancient Roman thermal bath ruins. 50 gigs in total.

More info here:

Roma Unplugged Festival on the Appian Way – June 30th-July 2nd

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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! From June 30th to July 2nd, two of our favorite sites of the archaeological park of the Appian Way will be the stage of some sunrise and sunset concerts: the mausoleum of Caecilia Metella and the Villa of the Quintili.

Among the artists who will be performing, Noa, Simone Cristicchi, San Salvador, Mogolo and more.

More info and tickets: here:

Live a unique experience with us!

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If you want to make your June 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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