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Night Owls: this September You Can Do Many Things, Even a Marathon, After Dusk in Rome!

September nights are so cool and refreshing in Rome. When the summer heat recedes it is really a pleasure to go around after dusk!

 

But this September there are many other reasons to have a walk at night since so you can do many, many things.

 

First, something really unsual. You won’t belive it but this Saturday, September 10, there will be a night marathon in the centre of Rome. CorriRoma will start at 10pm in Villa Borghese, the biggest and oldest downtown’s park, which will all be enlightened for the occasion. The fifth edition of this 10-km race that saw running in 2005 the tennis and fashion star anna Kournikova and in 2006 the Olympic Gold medal Stefano Baldini, will finish at Piazza del Popolo.

 

This Saturday and the next the Colosseum will be open from 8pm to midnight (last admission at 10:45). and of course you will also be able to see the exhibit on Nero. During the Saturday night visit, you can also explore the underground areas.

 

Another very noteworthy night activity you can enjoy is the extraordinary opening of Villa Farnesina, one of the very few Renaissance landmarks of Rome. Every Thurday until the end of September you can see it for free with a guided tour and after the visit to Raphael’s frescoes you can als have a drink in the surrounding garden! From 7:30pm to 10pm, mandatory booking at lapenta@lincei.it or +390668027397 or ext. 268 or 538.

 

On Friday night you can visit the Vatican Museums. From 7pm to 11pm (last admission at 9:30) you can enjoy the masterpieces of the Vatican collections and the Sistine Chapel with the moonlight. Vatican Museums under the stars runs through the end of October.

 

Finally don’t forget that Rome’s three top contemporary art museums have night openings all year long. MAXXI, the very best, opens until 10pm on Thursdays and Saturdays, while Macro is always open until 10pm, Macro Testaccio does even better, staying open until midnight!

 

Enjoy your nights out in Rome! Here it is not just eating and drinking 🙂

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