The best events in Rome in spring
Rome in springtime is a marvel: the weather is nice, the flowers are blooming and there are fewer tourists than the hot summer months. Plus, the Eternal City hosts numerous events in springtime. Here’s a selection of the ones you should keep in mind as you’re organizing your trip to Rome.
Run Rome The Marathon
29 MarchRome is one of the most scenic cities on Earth. So imagine taking part in the Run Rome the Marathon in March, running 42.195km around the Italian capital and touching base with monuments and piazzas that span from Castel Sant’Angelo and St. Peter’s Basilica to Piazza del Popolo and Piazza Venezia. If 42.195km sounds like too much, you can also sign up for the 4.6km Stracittadina.Info: www.runromethemarathon.com/
Open House Rome
16/17 May 2020Rome is filled with architectural and design marvels. Some of these are open to the public and some are private and can’t be accessed. But in May, the annual event Open House Rome offers visitors the rare opportunity to access some of the city’s most beautiful sites. Over the arch of two days, hundreds of buildings known for their architectural characteristics are open to the public, free of charge. To access these sites, some buildings operate on a first-come-first-serve basis, others require visitors to reserve their spot on their official website.Info: www.openhouseroma.org/
BNL International Tennis Tournament
04/17 May 2020
Whether you’re into tennis or not, the BNL International Tennis Tournament is an event to mark on your calendar. The top male and female players in the game compete in the stunning Foro Italico for almost two weeks. As one of the three ATP Masters 1000 events contested on clay, it’s a must to get tickets to one of the matches, but expect much more than just tennis, there’s a whole entertaining experience around the tournament.Info: www.internazionalibnlditalia.com/en/
4 April 2020Since 2014, the southern EUR district of Rome has been hosting the Formula E race, a racing championship that sees 24 electric car drivers compete against each other. The racetrack, which is one of the longest and most difficult tracks in the championship, takes place in the EUR district and sees the Marconi Obelisk and the iconic Square Colosseum serving as a backdrop.Info: www.fiaformulae.com
Piazza di Siena International Horse Show
28-31 May 2020
See some of world’s top equestrians and horses compete at the annual Piazza di Siena International Horse Show in Villa Borghese. For four days in May, witness this lavish event which, since 2003, has become one of the eight best international shows in the Top League.