search engine by freefind advanced


New! Aveda Online Store

American Home Cooking
Now open seven days a week!

RvB Art










facebook twitter

     Public transportation directions,
      buses in real time.


Movies in English

Thursday, June 14 -
Wednesday, June 20

A Quiet Passion
Nuovo Olimpia

Nuovo Olimpia

Isle of Dogs
Dei Piccoli

Solo: A Star Wars Movie

Jurassic World II
Space Moderno
UCI Cinemas

show times, reviews, trailers

_____________________ has been chosen by Saveur as a
"Site We Love"









Friday, June 8 - Thursday, June 21, 2018

Find video trailers on our
movies, music and theater pages.

At the Symphony
Antonio Pappano returns to lead the orchestra in program of Mozart's Symphony n. 40, Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra, and Chopin's second piano concerto, with soloist Jan Lisiecki. The Canadian classical pianist of Polish descent began studying piano at the age of five, made his orchestral debut at the age of 9, and has since performed with orchestras worldwide, including the New York Philharmonic, Orchestre de Paris, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He has been a recording artist with Deutsche Grammophon since 2010. Last year he released the album "Chopin: Works for Piano and Orchestra." Thursday-Saturday, June 7- 9.  Then the Orchestra, Chorus and Children's Choir of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia are led by
Krzysztof Urbanski and choirmaster Ciro Vasco, with soprano Maria Chiara Chizzoni, tenor Marco Santarelli and baritone Dalibor Jenis in Carl Orff's ever popular Carmina Burana, and a recent work by one of the most sought-after contemporary composers, Guillaume Connesson. Thursday-Saturday, June 14-16.  All concerts at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, Sala Santa Cecilia. more

At the Opera: La Bohème
Puccini's popular opera, presnted by the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma in a new co-production with the Teatro Regio di Torino, directed by Alex Ollé and the Barelona theater collective La Fura dels Baus.  Notable in the first cast, Anita Hartig made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the role of Mimi. She is also on the roster of the Vienna State Opera and the Royal Opera Covent Garden. Giorgio Berrugi has performed at the La Scala Milan, Teatro Massimo Palero, Teatro San Carlo Naples and Teatro Regio Turin. Wednesday, June 13- Sunday, June 24.  more

Theater in English: Living Together
The Rome Savoyards, who have been entertaining expats and other English speakers for nearly 30 years, are back again with a production of Alan Ayckbourn's hilarious play, the second in his comic trilogy "The Norman Conquests," about, yes, a guy named Norman. Each play is self-contained, and they may be watched in any order, as they were not written to be performed simultaneously.  The play is directed, as always, by the excellent Sandra Provost, with Gabrielle Chiararo, Jonathan Hedley, Edmund Zengeni, Fabiana De Rose, Frank Baj and Gina Ferrarin. Presented in association with Plays in Rome at the Teatro San Genesio in Prati, through Sunday, June 10. more

Estate Romana: Summer is Here
The annual summer festival brings Rome outdoors in the evenings. The title, Roman Summer, is a big umbrella encompassing a number of festivals. The banks of the Tiber river from Trastever to the Castel Sant'Angelo bridge light up with bars, restaurants, tons of shops and a tented film festival on the Teverina island. The Lungo er Tevere festival, as it is known, this year features classical music performed by students from the national Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia on Friday nights, while Saturdays are reserved for showcasing Italy's singer-songwriters.  A gallery space will be devoted to works by students of the Accademia di Belle Arti, and another to Emilio Gentilini's photographers of Trastevere women shot between 1970-1976, as well as an exhibition of artefacts from World War One.  Films on offer in the outdoor spaces are almost always in Italian. In the Borghese Gardens, the Casa del Cinema hosts Caleidoscopio, a free outdoor theater open from Tuesday, June 26 through Sunday, September 9. ( The Isola del Cinema on the Tiberina island in the river is open from June 9 through September 3 (, tickets €7 for adults, €5 reduced.  The Arena Garbettella in Piazza Benedetto Brin opens Wednesday, June 20 through Sunday, Septmber 9. The Ex Dogana, a former customs house near La Sapienza university, screens films  more. For jazz lovers, the festival at the Villa Celemontana (Via Navecello) is open again this year, with free admission. Tuesday is swing night with free lessons from 8:30 and live music at 10 pm,   Friday, Saturday and Sunday in July the Duo Live from the Saint Louis College of Music perform at 7 pm, with a main concert beginning at 10 pm.  Monday evenings the concerts are not free. The Celimontango will cost you €10 including refreshment. ( The lawns of the Casa del Jazz will be alive with music July 2 - August 1. World music is featured at the Roma Incontra il Mondo festival on the shores of the lake at the Villa Ada Park, June 14-August 10. Find details on our music page.  I Giardini della Filarmonica presents a range of music from Portuguese fado to Japanese, Persian and traditional music, on the grounds of the Filarmonica Romana, June 25-July 14 ( The Rock in Roma festival opens at the former racetrack in south Rome with The Killers, Wednesday, June 20. The ancient amphiteather at Ostia Antica will host the , from August 4-September 3.

Get Tickets Now
Formerly the Luglio Suona Bene festival, renamed Summer Fest the annual festival at the Cavea, the amphitheater of the Auditorium Parco della Musica. Get tickets now. These events will sell out fast.Patti Smith,  June 10; Simple Minds, July 3; Snarky Puppy, July 7; Hollywood Vampires (Johnny Depp, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper), July 8; Alanis Morisette, July 9; Ringo Starr, July 11; Chick Corea Band, July 14; James Blunt, July 17; Jethro Tull, July 19; Pat Metheny, July 20; King Crimson, July 22-23; Sting, July 28. official website (in Italian)
Rock in Roma features major healiners at the former race track in south Rome. Get tickets now for Hollywood Vampires, July 8, Roger Waters July 14, the Chemical Brothers, July 19. tickets And at the ancient amphiteather at Ostia Antica, Jeff Beck, June 24, Cigarettes After Sex July 18, Myles Kennedy July 19, Burt Bacharach July 25. tickets
The annual summer season at the ancient Roman Baths of Caracalla features three operas, two ballet productions and four headliners. Bjork opens the season on June 14; the incomparable singer, songwriter and painter Paolo Conte brings his ensemble to the stage June 14-15, and the much-loved composer Ennio Morricone and his orchestra perform popular music from his film scores June 16-29;  and Joan Baez comes to Caracalla on her farwell tour August 6.  This season's operas, are two warhorses, Carmen (July 14-August 2) and La Traviata, July 3-20, both sung in the original languages with English supertitles. Roberto Bolle's ballet galas have become a Caracalla tradition. The primo ballerino of La Scala Milan has become an Italian superstar, and his galas feature an invited list of dancers from companies throughout Europe. Roberto Bolle and Friends, July 17-18.  And the ballet company of the Teatro dell'Opera di Roma presents its new production of Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, July 27-August 4. tickets

Canaletto, a retropsective of the work of the Venetian painter is at the Palazzo Braschi. Turner, some 200 works by the great English artist, on loan from the Tate, are at the Chiostro Bramante.
Monet features sixty works from the Musée Marmottan Monet of Paris at the Complesso Vittoriana; also at this museum, Terry O’Neill – Icons an homage to the celebrity photographer. Hiroshige, works by the great Japanese artist is at are at the Quirinale delle Scuderie.apanese Design Today an exhibition of the impact of Japanese design in the 20th century is at the Japanese institute. Cesare Tacchi – Una retrospectiva, less than three years since the artisti's death, is at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni; and at the samemuseum, HUMAN+. Il futuro della nostra specie explores the potential future trajectories of humankind. Magnum Manifesto, an exhibition celebrating 70 years of photo reportage and historical documentation from Magnum, at the Museo Ara Pacis. Voglia d’Italia, shown publicly for the first time, the vast collection assembled by the American couple George Washington Wurts and Henriette Tower at the turn of the 20th century, at the Palazzo Venezia.The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains, an audiovisual journey designed by Storm Thorgerson and developed by Aubrey 'Po' Powell of Hipgnosis, at MACRO.    The next "Notte di Museo" takes place Saturday, May 19,  Rome's city museums are open free from 8 pm  2 am. with live music at many locations.

Complete museum and gallery listings.

Complete Events: Music, Theater, Dance and Opera

About Us  + Site Map

Copyright 2017 Joie Davidow and Vikki Ericks. All Rights Reserved. Infringements will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.