has always been the place where festivals and events took place non-stop
all year round. Ancient Romans had a festival for practically every
reason they could think of. During the time of Augustus, there were
"only" 115 festivals in a year. Each ruler after him added
more and more festivities to the calendar. Today, Rome offers a wide
variety of events and festivals to suit the fancy of any Roman or
To enumerate a few of Rome's
special events, we can name one for every month of the year. There
is the Rome Independent Film Festival held in February, the Eurochocolate
in March, the Good Friday Procession usually held in April, the
Expo Tevere in June, July's High Fashion Show of Trinità
dei Monti, the three-month long Gay Village festival that culminates
in August, September's International Urban Theatre Festival,
the Great Autumn Market that opens in October, the Roma Jazz Festival
that runs from October to November, and a host of other special
events and festivals that take place from December to January.
There is an unending list to Rome's
roster of festivities. It's actually the perfect gauge to
find out the best time of the year for you to come over for a visit.
Check out the events schedule for the year and find out which ones
you don't want to miss. Make sure to schedule your trip properly
in order to make time for these fabulous shows and extravaganzas.
In Rome, the Eternal City, there's never a dull moment.