Key events in Rome : Year 2016
- New Year’s Day
- 1 January
- Epiphany and Epiphany Toys Fair
- 6 January and first fortnight
- Festa di Santa Francesca Romana
- 7 March
- Natale di Roma [Rome's Birthday]
- 21 April
- Italian Open [Tennis]
- Festa de’ Noantri [Procession held in honour of the Madonna of Mount Carmel]
- 16 - 27 July
- Rome Fashion Week [at the Spanish Steps]
- Roma Europa Festival [Modern art and theatre performances]
- Rome Jazz Festival
- Christmas Market
Rome and The Vatican City have the highest concentration of historical and architectural riches in the world. A true giant among global cities, there is much more to the Italian capital than ancient ruins and Renaissance reliefs. A complex, delicious local cuisine, beautiful weather, sizzling nightlife and a lively modern arts scene make Rome a city firmly rooted in the past but with its eyes fixed on the future.
More than Monuments
Of course, any visitor to Rome should make it a priority to go to the Vatican City and the Colosseum at the very least. They are two of the most iconic, magnificent feats of human endeavour anywhere on earth and do not disappoint as some world famous attractions can tend to. In addition, the romantic charms of the Trevi fountain and the Pantheon should also feature on most itineraries, yet there are plenty of alternatives for any visitors suffering from monument burnout.
So much to Eat in Rome
Many visitors to the Italian capital find themselves eating and drinking their way through it’s ambient streets, stopping only to enjoy yet another osteria or bar. With so much on offer, it’s hard to resist an extra slice of pizza al taglio or a quick break for (another) Aperol Spritz. Classic Roman dining experiences include sampling the delicious Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe, a simple blend of cheese and pepper that will make you rethink anything you might have known about pasta.
Then of course there’s every gourmet’s favourite, pasta Carbonara, which will taste very different in Rome than anywhere else on earth. Then there’s delicious antipasti, which include everything from salami to prosciutto to umami-rich coppa. This being Italy, wines are drank with every meal, with the choice in Rome as good as any city on earth. Savvy visitors will keep things local, with the Lazio region home to some of Italy’s most lively white wines that pair perfectly with pasta and fish dishes.
Main districts of Rome
Away from the hustle and bustle of Rome’s centre are some of the city’s more alternative districts. Here, in areas such as Pigneto, the vibe comes considerably more relaxed and the prices much lower, too. This area is packed with small yet fascinating museums and galleries that showcase Rome’s newest batch of creative young artists. A visit to this part of town will provide tourists with a flavour of modern Rome, something that is all too often ignored by the millions who flock to the city for it’s incredible history.
For sport’s fans Rome is something of a dream. The city’s sprawling Stadio Olimpico is home to both Roma and Lazio football teams, fierce rivals and two of Italy’s most successful teams. A visit to the stadium, which is famous for it’s raucous atmosphere, will live long in the memory and provides a chance to enjoy some truly elite-level sports. If you can manage to secure a ticket for the Rome derby, you might want to bring some earplugs because can get very, very heated indeed.
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