A weekend in mid-October, with a pleasant climate worthy of the most beautiful Roman october. Time for city tours to experience the city as tourists, even with the family.
A weekend with many proposals that see various corners of the city transformed either into locations for special markets or into real museums even in the open air. Autumn brings with it new flavors, and new festivals that become an opportunity for trips out of town. Weekend as a space also dedicated to children, with ad hoc theatrical performances. But the curtain also rises for the whole family with comedies and theater festivals in various city theaters. Do not miss the musical offer, with concerts in the city and outside.
What to do in Rome on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October
Among the city tours, and not only, the FAI autumn event stands out, which will open the doors of many lesser-known sites and museums for free. Via Veneto these days is also an open-air museum, which you can visit while walking. Itinerant art, such as the Rome Jewelry Week event that showcases the handcrafted creations of various designers in various parts of the city. Polenta, pumpkin and chestnuts will be the protagonists of festivals, even outside Rome. In the city, a new appointment with street food. Ottobrate to enjoy also with excursions and trekking in the Regional Park of the Simbruini Mountains. A full calendar of events to end the week with a flourish.
Here, then, are the events not to be missed on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October in Rome and its surroundings:
Walks and trekking
Sunday to spend in the Plains of Silence. A day of trekking from Campaegli to Camposecco, in a suggestive itinerary inside the Regional Park of the Simbruini Mountains, crossing beech woods, valleys and the characteristic karst plains of this area. On Saturday, while staying in the city, guided tour and walk to the Mandrione and Acquedotto Felice on the trail of the novel “Ragazzi di vita” by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It will be an opportunity to tell the story of the 725 School born in the area by Don Roberto Sardelli, who died two years ago, who opened a school among the slums that still serves as a model of integration and education.
Festivals and Street Food
Sunday the Polenta Festival returns to Casaletto di Nazzano. The festival represents an opportunity for an autumn picnic. The menu includes two versions, one with tomato sauce and pork, the other in white with mushrooms and sausage, followed by a mixed grill of meat, vegetables accompanied by good wine. Saturday dedicated to beer and music in Sant’Angelo Romano at Medullia Folk Beer. A big party with shows and exhibitions, and beer and food stands. Pumpkin and chestnuts will be the protagonists of the Azienda Agricola Nuova, with the Pumpkin and chestnuts festival. Hot and toasted, sweet and soft roasted chestnuts will be cooked in gigantic braziers as tradition dictates from the old masters of Abruzzo and Umbria. While the Pumpkin will be the protagonist of tasty and refined dishes. For Street Food lovers, a new stage of TTS Food at Villa Fiorelli in the Appio-Tuscolano district. A unique event of its kind, which promotes the food of different Italian regions and winks at some foreign cuisines.
Theater for the whole family
The Festa del Teatro Off Inventaria is back, in the Roman spaces of the Trastevere Theater. Saturday will be staged “The myth of beauty” in national premiere. On Sunday the theatrical show “(Lei) Lear | Muchas Gracias Teatro – C’Art Theater ”in national preview. Saturday and Sunday last two dates of the show “Il replacement” at the Teatro Lo Spazio. The show, which inaugurated the theater season, is freely based on the novel “Il Sotituto” by David Nicholls and adapted the scene by Giulia Fiume and directed by Federico Le Pera. The “Rodari Smart” show comes from Naples. The work combines theater, music and video. An engaging and poetic tribute to the one who has dedicated a large part of his life and his imagination to children and their possible worlds.
Music and concerts
On Saturday at 8 pm Fleurs Du Mal in concert at the Trieste Market. The complete Roman band in acoustic set proposes the songs taken from the new Cd “Gumbo”: some blues and swing standards alongside several original songs. In Genzano di Roma an event with a summer flavor, the Monolite Summer Fest. On Sunday during the festival two songwriters much loved by the public will be on stage such as Antonio Maggio and Pierdavide Carone. Both in the past protagonists at the Sanremo Festival.
Markets and handicrafts
The Green Market Festival returns to the City of the other Economy. There are many artistic craftsmen who alternate each time in over sixty sta. In the market area, in addition to the artisans, there are also stands of flower design, illustrations, organic gastronomic excellence at zero km, small independent publishing. For lovers of the vintage genre, the Vintage Market returns to Ragusa OFF. In addition to the 100 exhibitors, there is also a movable type printing workshop in which ancient typographical letters and machinery are used and demonstrations and techniques for making handcrafted wooden pens.
Rome Jewelery Week
First edition of the international event that enhances and disseminates the culture of contemporary jewelery, of the author, of the artist and of the historical goldsmith realities. The protagonists are the jewelry designers and the excellence of both Italian and international goldsmiths, jewelry ateliers, galleries, academies and associations based in Rome. A special prize will be awarded by blogger blogger @missgio. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
Autumn opening at RomaWorld
With the Roman october, the autumn calendar of RomaWorld, the theme park for families in the capital, which promises to take guests back in time, to enjoy the outdoors and live a day as an Ancient Romans. [QUI I BIGLIETTI A PREZZO SCONTATO]
Exhibition in Via Veneto
Erwin Wurm, an Austrian artist of international fame, exhibits his works on Via Veneto. The exhibition entitled “Via Veneto Contemporanea” offers unusual glimpses of the road and, through it, of the city and invites the Romans to rediscover the area, in the strength of its memories, but also, to date less investigated, in the energy of its contemporaneity. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
FAI Autumn Days
The great celebration of the FAI Days is back, the most important street event dedicated to our artistic and cultural heritage. Tenth edition of the Autumn Days with visits to 600 inaccessible or little known places in 300 Italian cities including 42 places of the Ministry of Defense, the Defense Staff and the Armed Forces, opened on the occasion of the centenary of the Unknown Soldier. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
Cyber exhibition at the Pelanda
Virtual Reality Experience, Extended Edition is the first Italian festival entirely dedicated to immersive experiences. Online and on-site events are scheduled. The VR Experiences will be available on the VIVEPORT platform with HTC Vive viewers. AR – MR projects, installations and XR Art Performances will be available to the public at La Pelanda. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]