What are the best events in Rome for the Holy Week and the Easter Holidays? Here are the answers!

What are the best events in Rome for the Holy Week and the Easter Holidays? Here are the answers!

Easter is always peak time for tourists in Rome. So let’s have a look to the best events in town.


All public museums will be open on Easter Sunday and on Monday the 9th, Vatican Museums excluded, but  what is there to do besides hitting the landmarks and following the beaten track?


If you’re after some exhibits, we recommend you Dalì at Vittoriano if you love contemporary art or Cartier-Bresson’s if you prefer photography (see review here).Otherwise, Mirò and Guggenheim are good alternatives for contemporary art, and National Geographic’s – free – for photo. The best sculpture exhibit is at Galleria Borghese, but hurry up to book it! A very original showing is Lux in Arcana, the Vatican Secret Archives revealed, at Musei Capitolini.


Rome’s zoo has some special activities for kids about eggs and animals from April 5 to the 8th.


Music (especially classical) lovers have plenty of Easter concerts to pick from. On April 4 the Ensemble Mare Nostrum will play the Orgelbuchlein by J. S. Bach at Oratorio del Gonfalone.  The Easter Festival encompasses many free sacred music appointments in Rome’s churches starting from March 31.  While Brahms and Schuman will feature in the Easter and Easter Monday concerts for the Nations Music Festival, at Tempietto, in piazza Campitelli 9. The same Festival also hosts on April 6 a special Stations of the Cross concert.Rome’s Symphonic Orchestra will play Matis der Maler for its two Easter concerts on April 5 and 6 in the Auditorium – Conciliazione.


If you are keener on Jazz music and feel like going out of Rome for some countryside relaxing moments, you can’t miss the Ronciglione Spring Jazz Festival from April 5 to the 9th.

If you want to spend an alternative Easter week-end and want, for example, to have fun with 1950s rock, haircuts, vintage clothes, old cars and choppers, the second Rockabilly Festival at the Micca Club is for you!

Circolo degli Artisti has a varied and interesting offer for the Easter holidays, too. On April 8, Glamda, the Tropical Animals’ Party will please the crowds with their electronic, avant-garde, independent and international vibes. On Easter Monday, Screamadelica party, with live DJ sets, grilled met and vegetables, enflatable toys and much more from 12pm!


Movie addicts can enjoy two free original language movies (with Italian subtitles) on April 8 and 9 at Casa del Cinema for Universal Pictures’ centenary: Spartacus and Apollo 13.


For a review of the most important religious events of the Holy Week click here .