It’s Friday night, the weekend in Rome, decisions decisions

If you’re in Rome this weekend it’s a busy one. With so many things on offer, here are a few events in the city that you might like to consider.

Rome’s Comedy Club tonight

Marsha De Salvatore will be MCing Rome’s monthly English speaking Comedy Club at the Teatro Douze, Via del Cipresso in Trastevere tonight.

With regulars:
Ryan Costello
Francesco De Carlo

and welcoming:
Giada Garofalo an Italian working in comedy in London
and Steven Briggs from LA.

The show starts at 9.30pm, doors open an hour before. To reserve call  3476753522 or email

Outdoor cinema – Blues Brothers at the Foro Italico tonight

photo by I Ragazzi del Cinema America

Tonight sees the start of the outdoor cinema season in Rome with a free screening of the Blues Brothers (in Italian) at the Foro Italico stadium just north of the city centre. Hosted by the Piccolo Cinema America The stadium holds 3,700 – take a cushion and get comfy. Gates open at 8.00pm for 9pm start.


Micro-Mosaic Jewellery Open Studio Event


On Saturday and Sunday, talented mosaicist Megan Mahan presents Micromosaic Open Studio- Il micromosaico dal quadro al gioiello looking into the process of making a micromosaic and her stunning jewellery. The traditional tools and materials of this centuries-old technique will be shown together with her latest work.


Zagarolo Art Festival

Zagarolo is hosting it’s second contemporary arts festival the Granpalazzo set inside the impressive surroundings of Palazzo Rospigliosi this weekend. Only half an hour outside of Rome, it’s a beautiful place to visit. This event last year started my love affair with the town – there’s always something going on. Look out for their food festivals coming up soon too.


Banksy Exhibition – War, Capitalism and Liberty (Guerra, Capitalismo e Libertá)

An exhibition of over 100 of the British street artist’s works, unauthorised by Bansky himself, but taken from private collections around the world opened this week at the Palazzo Cipolla on Via del Corso. Runs until September.


Visit the Roseto Comunal



Rome’s annual Rose Garden is in full bloom. With hundreds of roses on show from all over the world, views of Circo Massimo and free entry it’s a perfect place for a weekend stroll. Take the B Line metro to Circo Massimo or walk up from the river. Open every day from 8.30am – 7.30pm until 19th June.


Suppli Festival???


And finally I had thought that there was a suppli festival this weekend, but it seems to be some sort of fake. Anyone know anything about this?  To be investigated.


  1. Some of us in Bradford will be going to the Saltire Arts festival with a trail round village houses donated to the artists to use as studios. It’s great. Interesting art and a chance to see the original village architecture. Dilemma. I would like to go to Zagorolo as well!
    Cally Glew


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