Sport Events, Shows, Fairs and Arts in Rome this May: Our Picks!

Sport Events, Shows, Fairs and Arts in Rome this May: Our Picks!

May 2015 features an interesting array of sport events, more than usual. But we also focused on enetertainment, fairs and arts as the good season advances and warmer temperatures invite us to stay outdoor for longer hours.



The key event of the month is the Internazionali tournament, the Italian top tennis event, in the beautiful setting of the Foro Italico and the green hill of Monte Mario. This year it kicks off on the 7th and runs until the 17th.

Another major sport gathering is the Mille Miglia historical race of vintage cars. Mark in your calendar the date of May 15. At 9:30pm the parade will arrive in Castle S. Angelo.

The Piazza di Siena show-jumping competition kicks off on the 21st. The four-day event in the downtown Villa Borghese park is at its 83rd edition: a must for horse lovers.

Last but not least, since our local basketball team, Virtus Roma, had a very disappointing season this year we have make up for it with a Harlem Globetrotters performance on May 8 at the Palatiziano, near the Auditorium.




Let’s start with cinema. The Spanish movie Festival is a longed-for happening for film lovers in Rome. It will unfold from May 7 until the 12th in the Persol movie theatre (Campo de’ Fiori).

Another interesting event is the Tasting Movies season at the Japanese Culture Institute with films about Japanese food to celebrate the 2015 Milan Expo about nutrition. Free admission. Also from May 7th (runs until the 29th). Original language with subtitles in English or Italian, depending on the movie.

Dance. The second edition of the Roma Dance Show from May 8 to the 10th is also dedicated to food. “Eat good, dance better” takes place in the EUR borough.

Something new is the Risorgimento Grand Ball on May 17, organized by a local historical dance association. At 7:30pm in the Rome Modern Art Gallery (not the National one in Viale delle Belle Arti!).

Theatre. We recommend you the Gershwin Rhapsody show in the jaw-dropping Torlonia theatre on the 16th.

Until May 10 you can see the Italian premiere Frozen by the English Theatre of Rome in the Arciliuto theatre, near Navona square. In English.



Our favorite event of the month is as usual Open House Roma. This is the fourth edition and we keep visiting new offices, houses, buildings and studios with a high architectural meaning for free. And that’s why we continue to donate to them and their volunteer team. Please do the same!

The city-run contemporary art museum MACRO hosts an interesting exhibition – “Barbarians and poets” – about the Belgian scene from May 15.

In coincidence with the Milan Expo the Trajan’s Markets host the exhibition “The Elegance of Food” about food and fashion from May 23.




The Outdoor and Landscape Fair at the Rome Auditorium kicks off on May 15. Gardening, plants and much more behind the concert halls.

The Yoga gathering event on May 23 and 24 will please many of our readers, we think. But you need a car to reach it since it’s being held in a sporting club just out of the GRA, in the Maglianella area.

Archaeology buffs, we know there are many among our fans, will enjoy Romarchè, the Rome archaeology book event from May 20 to the 24th. This year’s theme is the Roman limes, both border and road.