Not only Music, the Roman Summer Features Countless Night & Outdoor Activities!

Not only Music, the Roman Summer Features Countless Night & Outdoor Activities!

Music has always been the main driver of Rome’s summer nights and we already told you about the very interesting program for the months of June and July in another post. But we now want to help you find out about the outdoor and night activities, other than music, that will make your Roman summer more enjoyable.


It’s not clear yet when the summer sales will start but you can have an extra shopping occasion at night along the Tiber’s banks, for the Lungo il Tevere event, which also hosts outdoor restaurants and bars and a cinema happening, l’Isola del Cinema, through June 24. Until September 2, free admission.

If you are movie addicts and like outdoor screenings, Rome has a very wide range of choices but they’re all in Italian….Check out this website for details, schedules and locations.

Going back to night shopping, there is another venue where you can practice this vicious art! It’s Roma Vintage which also hosts restaurants, sport activities from 7pm and 9pm and independent cinema screenings. All inspired by the 1960s-90s! Until August 15.

In Villa Ada, for the music happening Roma Incontra il Mondo, there will be Italian and International food stands for a meal in the wild and refreshing settings of this big park loved by Romans but nearly unknown to tourists.  Through July 29.

Latin American food, music and dance couldn’t find better expression in Rome than in Fiesta, one of the most traditional appointments of the Roman summer. This year in a new location, in EUR. Until August 15.

Dance shows, yoga sessions and movies are a big part of the offer by Accademia Filarmonica Romana and their July Garden event. From June 25 to July 8.

You can work out and practice many sports outdoor during the day at Mondo Fitness through September 7 in case jogging is not enough for you.

The outdoor theatre scene is also very alive in Rome during the summer. In English, we recommend you  the historical comedies by the Miracle Players at the Roman Forum. This summer it’s Cleopatra, every Friday through July 27.

In Italian you have the comical shows of All’Ombra del Colosseo or the much more serious Shakespeare’s plays at the Silvano Toti Globe Theatre in Villa Borghese.

Last but not least, art lovers can visit the Vatican Museums at night on Fridays (from 7pm to 11pm) through July 13 and from September 7 to October 26; and the Colossseum (from 8:20 to midnight with guided tours in English and Italian) on Thurdays and Saturdays until October 6.