Ferragosto in Rome, the holidays of Augustus, the holidays in August go back to ancient times. It’s one of the highest holidays in Italy, the 15th August. The church celebrates on the 15th August Assumption Day. In the weeks before and after Ferragosto, offices and factories are closed. Many Romans go to the seaside or in the mountains.
At the time of Emperor Nero, there was the biggest fire in Rome ever. The fire broke out on the night of July 18, 64 in the stalls of the Circus Maximus, where flammable material was stored.
Every year on 29 June, Rome celebrates the Festival of the city’s Patron Saints Peter and Paul. The Festival of the town Patron Saints Peter and Paul is one of the highest feast of the Romans. The program for June 29, 2022 has not yet been announced by the city of Rome (as of 6/25). One could almost think that no events have been organized on the part of the municipality.
May 1st is traditionally a day for excursions in Rome. When the weather is nice, you can go to one of the Roman parks, into the mountains or to the sea. A big concert is being held at the Basilica of San Giovanni.
Rome birthday. On April 21, 753 BC Romulus is said to have founded the city. With this date the chronology of the city begins and thus in the year 2022 (in Roman numerals MMXXII) we have the year 2775 (MMDCCLXXV) since the foundation of Rome.
The 27th Rome Marathon will take place on Sunday March 27th. The run begins at 8:30 a.m., start and finish are at the Fori Imperiali. Here you will find all information about registration and the running route.
The Carnival in Rome starts on Thursday February 24th 2022 and goes until Tuesday March 1st. Mardi Gras is called “martedì grasso” in Rome. Find out here what you can experience at the Carnival in Rome.
Chinese New Year in Rome. The Chinese celebrate the New Year according to their lunar calendar on the second new moon after the winter solstice. It falls on a date between January 21 and February 20.
In our photo gallery you can see the Peruvian Christmas Crib 2021 at the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square. Enjoy the pictures and look forward to your next Christmas in Rome.