Rome in July is boiling hot! And that is not just because of the city’s many hours of sunshine and high temperatures – Rome’s schedule of events is hot and does therefore also add some heat. Providing some of the town’s most traditional and established happenings, especially visitors interested in culture might find what their hearts desire in the in the eternal city.
Festa de Noantri: This event counts definitely to the ones with the greatest history in the city and dates back to the early days of 1535. At Festa de Noantri Rome’s inhabitants honor the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel – the mother of Jesus. Traditionally, Rome celebrates this festivity in the period of July 15th to 30th, which means that the month’s last two weeks are filled with happenings particularly in the district of Trastevere. Festa de Noantri can be translated as “Feast for the rest of us” and is a real get together of people all over town. Festivities usually kick-off with a religious procession and continue with performances, little markets and happenings in the streets. On the closing day people can usually benefit from a romantic atmosphere provided by a nice firework. Orientate yourself and find the area of Trastevere on the map.
Cineporto: This event is truly loved by Romans as well as by visitors coming to town. Cineporto is one of the most successful and popular summer film festivals in Rome and attracts a tone of movie-fans each year. This nice happening is basically an outdoor cinema taking place in July and August in the Villa Borghese. Usually, Cineporto provides two separate screens each showing two dubbed movies every evening. Most of them are of recent release and therefore pretty up-to-date. But Cineporto does not just mean watching some films: between the showings there are live concerts of Italian bands turning this event into a manifold festival with many highlights to be found. Find more information here.
AltaRomaAltaModa: When it comes to fashion it may be pretty hard to get some attention within Italy if you are NOT Milano… Anyways, not just the country’s fashion capital has something to offer – also the varied city of Rome has something to bring to the table. Especially when AltaRomaAltaModa is held in town, Rome’s fashion importance increases significantly. The city’s very own fashion week really doesn’t need to hide behind its big sister in Milano and has become an established event within the scene attracting “fashion people” from all over Europe each year. Annually taking place in January and in July AltaRoma is again just around the corner and will open its summer-doors from July 12th to 16th to friends of shoes, dresses, shirts and Co. AltaRoma is known as a place for traditional Italian fashion houses and upcoming and young designers to meet to create a unique atmosphere of creativity and style. Look forward to four days of new trends and get informed on the official website.
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