What’s on in Rome this month?
National celebrations, opera concerts, outdoor cinema and temporary exhibitions. There’s so much to do in Rome this June 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 June 2024
Republic Day – June 2nd
This year Italy celebrates the 78th 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.
Last year the Frecce Tricolore flew at 9:15AM (start of the ceremony) and then again at 12:00PM (end of the ceremony).
Roma pride 2024 – June 15th
The first Rome Pride took place in 1994 and since then, every year the streets of Rome fill with colors and diversity. On June 15th, DJs, dancers and parade floats will march from Piazza della Repubblica, then by the Colosseum, via dei Fori Imperiali, until Piazza Venezia.
More info here: https://www.romapride.it/
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
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 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: https://ilcinemainpiazza.it/
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 😉
Caracalla Festival 2024
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: https://www.operaroma.it/news/caracalla-festival-2023
Roma Unplugged Festival on the Appian Way
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! Last year, from June 30th to July 2nd, two of our favorite sites of the archaeological park of the Appian Way have been the stage of some sunrise and sunset concerts: the mausoleum of Caecilia Metella and the Villa of the Quintili.
Among the artists who performed, Noa, Simone Cristicchi, San Salvador, Mogol and more.
We’ll update this article once we know more about the 2024 edition.
More info and tickets: here: https://www.romaunpluggedfestival.it/
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