October 2014 in Rome, Our Choice of the Best Events In Town

October 2014 in Rome, Our Choice of the Best Events In Town

October is one of the best times of the year to enjoy Rome and it marks the start of the exhibition season here.

Everything works at full speed after the summer recess that can last until September in Rome.

Here is what we recommend you to see and do. If you like something that is not included in our wrap-up, please add your comment. We’ll be glad to know what you like the most!





The art exhibition we are most curious about is Memling: Flemish Renaissance in the Scuderie del Quirinale from October 10. A first in Italy, this monographic exhibit looks very ambitious and will offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the works by this absolute master.

Another key oeuvre that kicks off in October is by the Italian 20th century painter Sironi at Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II. This retrospective exhibition will display the paintings of Italy’s most German artist.


The French Arts Academy of Rome Villa Medici hosts a very peculiar exhibit that can for sure be included in this month’s most interesting art happening: it’s The Baroque Underworld. Vice and Destitution in Rome. A fantastic occasion to learn more about the seediest places, episodes and figures of the most creative time in Rome. From October 7.


Last but not least on Saturday October 11 we celebrate the Contemporary Art Day. Free admission to contemporary art museums and galleries all day long.




The Iranian classical music talent Ramin Bahrami will be in town on October 31 to play Bach.


The Italian violin master Uto Ughi, a living icon of Italian classical music, will be on stage on October 23 at the Teatro Olimpico.


Again on the 31st the electro-rock band Kasabian will play in Rome’s Palalottomatica.


On October 10 you can enjoy Piazzolla’s new tango performed by the Alma de Tango crew in the Massimo Auditorium – EUR.




Probably the most important event in town for the month, the International Film Festival, kicks off on the 16th. Here you can find something on last year’s edition. A curtain raiser on the 2014 Festival is ready for you!


A smaller, albeit very interesting cinema event is the Documentary Season by the Italian weekly magazine Internazionale from October 7. Free screenings, long queues…



Gianni Berengo Gardin and Elliott Erwitt’s pictures are on display from October 15 at the Music Auditorium Parco della Musica Exhibition venue. The exhibition will show the human and professional connections of these two great photographers.


On the very same day another major photo show kicks off: it’s about Franco Fontana at the Fandango Incontro space, in the heart of downtown Rome.



Body Worlds is back in town. New venue, new theme. This year the anatomy exhibition by excellence is dedicated to The Cycles of Life. From October 16



The author of the book of the year is in Rome! Capital in the XXIst century is definitely the most discussed economics and finance book of the millennium and the French economist who wrote it, Thomas Piketty, presents the Italian translation on the 9th.



Birtain’s most acclaimed classicist Mary Beard will be in Rome to hold a lecture on Laughter in Ancient Rome at AUR on October 16.



Three days of celebrations, parties and performances in Rome’s first borough, Monti. It’s the Ottobrate Monticiane, from October 10.



The ninth edition of the Hunger Run takes place on the 19th. The 10km charity race’s route goes through the historical center of Rome.



Last but not least, this month also features Halloween and Rome’s main entertainment park Rainbow Magicland near Rome, in Valmontone, has already started to party.