Music in Rome

If you are planning a trip in Rome for the upcoming summer and perhaps you have already booked some cultural tours, you know what to do during the day. Then the question will be…what should I spend my nights there?

So, obviously there is one way to fill your time: having an aperitivo ( popular way to have booze with friends) or go to dinner.  Apart from this you could embrace the idea of spending an unforgettable night in a different way!

Here comes the Music! ” Without music to decorate it, time is a boring string of deadlines and dates in which to pay the bills” Frank Zappa said.

Rome in terms of music events, concerts, festival, has nothing to envy to European capitals such as London, Amsterdam or Berlin.

In summer the Eternal City hosts several Internazional Festivals and there is something for suit every taste: rock, indie, electronic, reggae and classical music.

Here are some of best summer festivals:



ROCK IN ROMA was born in 2008, since then it becomes a major event for rock lovers, over 2 millions of people have attended the previuos editions.

Legends of music like Rolling Stones in 2014, Bruce Springsteen in 2016 got on stage at ROCK IN ROMA in the magic setting of Circo Massimo!

The festival has almost two months of schedule (June- July) in different venues. This year the line up will not disappoint fan expectations: Foals, Paul Weller and The Chemical Brothers are just some names!


JUST MUSIC FESTIVAL was established in 2015 and is organized by DNF.  DNF booking crew is one of the foremost contemporary electronic music agency in Europe.

The opening event will be soon on Friday 14 of February with Fatboy Slim.

The line up continues till June and July with some of the best DJs in the world such as Nicolas Jaar, Solomun, Marco Carola. There is not only feed for party animals but also a wide spectrum of genres. For example the icon Bjork will play on her single Italian date or a roots&reggae night with  Lee-Scratch  Perry and Mad Professor.

Let’s move into a different scenario: classical music and opera. Undoubtedly Terme di Caracalla is the most famous outdoor venue of breathtaking beauty!

This archeological stage hosts the summer season billborad of the Rome Opera House.  The programme mostly belong to the tradition with three operas : Verdi‘s Aida, Rossini’s Barber of Seville and Lehar‘s Merry Widow.

In July a magic appointment with the ballet is the night: Roberto Bolle & Friends. This event is a unique opportunity to admire the ètoile that the whole world envies us and other dancers.





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