June is one of the best times of the year to visit Rome and many know it since it’s also one of the peak months. Long, sunny days and absolutely everything up and running.
On June 29 we celebrate our patrons saint Peter and saint Paul but only offices are closed, all the rest is open as usual.
Let’s then have a quick glance at Rome’s top events and activities in June:
The month starts with a bout of nationalism. The military parade on June 2, when we celebrate the start of the Republic as a result of the decision taken by Italians in a referendum held in 1946.
And before that, from June 1, an International Air Show in Ostia with acrobatic crews from all over the world trying to “imitate” our unbeatable Frecce Tricolori.
June also marks the start of the summer and therefore of many outdoor events. First of all concerts (if you also want to know about July’s concerts, read this).
On June 12 Madonna will please the crowds in the Olympic Stadium.
On June 30 Radiohead will perform in the Capannelle horse track.
Another top-notch musician will be in Rome this month, but he belongs to the classical music scene. Pianist Lang Lang will play on June 19, 21 & 22 in the Auditorium.
On June 8 & 9 the electronic music festival Meet In Town will take place at the Auditorium.
The cinema event of June is the Cannes Preview happening on June 8-14. A few days after the end of the world’s most important movie festival you will be able to see the best films in original version with Italian subtitles in three movie theatres.
June should also mark the opening of four new underground stops in the northeastern part of the city, the so-called line B1. June 11 is supposed to be the day. Big event for this part of the town and for those of you who might want to stay in this nice residential area.
Nature lovers shouldn’t miss the Roseto Comunale, the Rose Garden, open until June 24. And it’s free!
The top destinations out of Rome are Genzano and Nemi in June. Genzano for its famous Infiorata, floating flower carpets covering roads and squares, on June 16-18. Nemi, instead, will host the region’s best Strawberry Fair on June 2-10.
Finally, on June 30 the Caracalla Festival begins. It is an opera and dance happening taking place in the fantastic setting of these ancient Roman baths.