Second weekend of August, the one that anticipates Ferragosto. Exodus of Romans, holiday direction, but there are those who still remain in the capital or maybe have just returned there. So the question comes punctually with Saturday just around the corner: what to do on the weekend in Rome?
The temperatures remain hot, but they do not scare the city, indeed, there are many events not to be missed.
What to do on Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 August in Rome
On Saturday and Sunday, art invades the streets: circus performers, magicians and more come to animate the streets of the center. The circus also reaches Ostia Anrica, the black one conquers the Magicland amusement park. Make way for music, theater, shows under the stars. There is no shortage of sporting events by the sea and festivals that celebrate ancient and good traditions.
What to do on the weekend of 13 and 14 August in Rome? RomaToday suggests it to you:
Circles and Holes
Street artists, circus performers, magicians, keeps animating via dei Fori Imperiali and in via dei Cerchi. “Cerchi e Fori” is in fact the manifestation of the Roman summer that aims to make all Romans and tourists live a spectacular experience. Almost magical. The two streets, which for the occasion will be fully pedestrianized, in the evening, between 20.30 and 23.30. On Saturday 13th August, stilts, magic shows, world music and more are scheduled in an evening full of performances. On Sunday 14 August, instead, a collective writing ritual, a journey to discover unusual music, soap bubbles and other shows. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
The sixth edition of the summer event returned to Ostia Antica with unpublished narratives of the places, performance guided tours and suggestive staging of multidisciplinary shows within the wonderful Renaissance village, a “natural” setting perfect for being transported to other worlds and other eras. Saturday 13 August from the “Eccentricidarò”, a loyal presence of the event, with “Operativi!”, At 9 pm, an exhilarating show of theater and circus. At 10pm, Raffaello Corti will overwhelm the audience with his “Faccestamagia”, which combines magic and comedy in a unique and irreverent way. August 14 will be entirely dedicated to music. At 9 pm, the Banda czechfumo, wind orchestra directed by Adriano Pedretti, will dress the village with jazz, swing and the most famous soundtracks; at 10.30 pm, instead, an unmissable event for lovers of cartoons and the world of the 90s: Sonia Ceriola and the Zigulì Band, with their “La Posta di Sonia in concert”, will involve young and old with an ageless repertoire, in a format that has become a cult for all millennials. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
The legendary 90s at the Castle of Santa Severa
Saturday 13 August the legendary 90s return to the Castle of Santa Severa with Veronica Cinque and Daniel Mastrovito who will bring, a stone’s throw from the sea, the covers of the most famous international songs of those years. It is the 90s, on TV they give Il Festivalbar, Beverly Hills, Dawson’s Creek, Willy the Prince of BelAir and the Lunapop, The Spice Girls, The BackstreetBoys, the 883 are on the radio. The event will start at 9pm (with opening doors at 19). [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
The Orchestraccia plays by the sea
On Sunday, also at the Castle of Santa Severa, the Orchestraccia will perform a stone’s throw from the sea. The legacy of folk-rock music inspired by the Roman group and culture, makes an appointment on the eve of August for a special evening of music and theater inspired by the great legacy of Roman folklore but with a current and contemporary look. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
Luna Park Circo Nero
The Black Circus arrives in Magicland, the amusement park of Valmontone, on August 13th. A special night, from 7pm and, starting from 9.30pm, dj-set. For the occasion, the Park will close its doors at 1 am. The Luna Park themed event will present exceptional performers, to entertain young and old. A traveling parade full of color, music and smiles: majorettes, waders and jugglers who will amaze the audience with their special numbers. Balloons, candies and the inevitable cotton candy, performances and much more. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
A sport climbing wall overlooking the sea
On the beach of Santa Severa, in the shadow of the Castle, the “Sports Village at the Castle” has been set up since the beginning of the summer. The village will be open during the entire week of August 15th, from August 13th to 21st, presenting an interesting novelty for the more adventurous types: for the occasion, a sport climbing wall overlooking the sea will be installed. All activities will be free and users will be followed by qualified instructors from sports federations, associated disciplines and sports promotion bodies. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
The Festival of fettuccine with porcini mushrooms
From 12 to 13 August the noodles, made strictly by hand, are once again the protagonist in one of the most beautiful villages in the Sabina. If you are looking for fresh, relaxation and above all good food, Casaprota is the destination to mark on the weekend. The Festival of fettuccine with porcini mushrooms represents the most awaited event of the summer in the small Rieti village, which once belonged to the Abbey of Farfa. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
Mafalda Minnozzi at the Celimontana Village
At Village Celimontana the appointment with Brunches is back, both on Saturdays and Sundays. On August 14, appointment with “Fotogrammi”: Mafalda Minnozzi sings her life through the songs and composers who have accompanied and inspired her during her 35-year career. As in the film of a movie, frame after frame, the artist constructs his soundtrack with a strong emotional impact on the stage. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]