Things to do in Rome – June 2024

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

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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).

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: 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

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Photo credit: turismoroma.it

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 June 3rd, in this ancient Roman thermal bath ruins. 50 gigs in total.

More info on the official website.

Roma pride 2024 – June 15th

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Credits: romapride.it

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/

Discover the hidden gems of Rome with us!

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 secrets and hidden gems 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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