“New Year’s Day
Following the previous evening’s revelry, children’s activity unfolds on New Year’s Day in the Piazza del Popola, with clowns and other performers on stilts, papier-mache masks, fire-eaters, and more. Call +914 669 5378 or more information.
Unfolding in a subterranean parking lot near the Via Sistina, this monthly antiques market caters to collectors. Call +39 0636 004399 for more information.
This Roman Jewish holiday, the Mo’ed di Piombo, stems from 1793 AD (5553 in the Hebrew calendar). Rome’s Jewish Temple is illuminated at night as the rabbi explains the meaning underscoring the celebration. Call +39 0636 004399 for more information.
Rome Independent Film Festival
As Rome’s foremost cinema event, the Independent Film Festival showcases more than 40 artists from some 25 countries. Screenings are in theaters at Cinema Pasquino, Cinema Roma and the Ripa Hotel. Call 0039 0636 004399 for more information.
During Eurochocolate week everything revolves around the seductive sweet stuff with some 500 participating stands, a Chocobookshop, a Chocofarm and a chocolate-flavored film competition. For added flair, the famed Trinita dei Monti staircase gets plastered with 3,000 pure chocolate eggs. Call + 39 06 36 00 4399 for more information.
Rome’s Good Friday Procession
On Good Friday, a torchlit procession moves from the Via Crucis, from the Colosseum and up the Monte Palatino, re-enacting the 14 station of the cross from the death of Jesus to placement of his body in the tomb. Call +39 06 3600 4 399 for more information.
Monthly Bargain Market
La Soffitta Sotto I Portici is a monthly bargain market taking place on the third Sunday with collectibles, memorabilia and more up for grabs. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
May Day Musical
On May 1, Rome celebrates spring’s arrival with a world-class music festival in Piazza San Giovanni. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
Spring Antiques Market
The Grande Mercato di Primavera (Great Spring Market) offers memorabilia for all tastes. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
Tennis Masters Series
Great tennis arrives in Rome with the Masters Series where 120 players compete for the top prizes. Call +39 06 3600 4399 for more information.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
This breast cancer awareness fund-raiser involves a mini-marathon at the Stadio delle Terme di Caracalla.