what to do on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May

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What to do on the weekend of May 14 and 15 in Rome?

The weekend of May 14th and 15th is the one where many of Rome’s museums will be open until late at night after sunset. This is the weekend of the Green and Landscape Festival at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, where Notre Dame de Paris will be in the center of the Palazzo dello Sport. But it’s also a weekend of festivals and culinary and wine events, including strawberries, kebabs, milk excellences and wines from southern Italy. Make way for distant cultures with the Japanese market and the ancient kimono parade a stone’s throw from the Trevi Fountain.

Here are the main events not to be missed in Rome

Museum Night

The Night of Museums returns to the capital on May 14, after a two-year break caused by a health emergency. The event will be held concurrently throughout Europe (as has been the case since 2005). This year 2022 is the twelfth edition, promoted by the Roma Culture, the Capitoline Curator for Cultural Heritage with the organization Zètema Progetto Cultura. Rome is joining this initiative by opening the spaces of the Roma Capitale Museum System in the evening from 20:00 to 02:00 (last admission at 01:00) to visitors in an extraordinary way in the evening. [QUI TUTTI I MUSEI APERTI]

Notre Dame de Paris in Rome

The twentieth anniversary of Notre Dame de Paris stays in the capital from May 12 to 22. The original cast will return to wow audiences live at Palazzo dello Sport. Twenty years after the opera’s debut, the heroes of the musical will again be Lola Ponce as Esmeralda, Giò Di Tonno (Quasimodo), Vittorio Matteucci (Frollo), Leonardo Di Minno (Clopin), Matteo Setti (Gringoire), Graziano Galatone (Febo), Tania Tuccinardi ( Cornflower). In addition, special guests, with the exception of some special tour dates, will be Claudia D’Ottavi and Marco Guerzoni in the guise of Fiordaliso and Clopin, whom they were the first translators in 2002. A unique event that many Romans decided not to let it slip away. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Festival of Greenery and Landscape

On May 13, 14 and 15, the Green and Landscape Festival returns to the roof garden of Auditorium Parco della Musica with a full program of activities dedicated to the city’s residents. Many of the issues raised in this 11th edition relate to a slower, more conscious, sustainable and ecological lifestyle, because living in a city does not mean living away from nature. The program includes workshops on floristics, botanical sketch, paper flowers and the use of color in our homes, consultations, pills and lessons to beautify and decorate the house and outdoor space, book presentations, aperitifs and botanical picnics, outdoor games in the City of the Sun and many workshops. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Japanese market

The Japanese Fair celebrates its 15th year with two important events, the first on Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15. The large, industrial spaces of the Capannelle Hippodrome will create a unique journey through the sounds, smells and atmosphere typical of the Rising Sun. Integration and free event, made available to residents who will have the opportunity to compare themselves with another culture, in the evocative context of the historic city racetrack. A large trade fair exhibition with over 100 exhibitors selected for an original and unconventional shopping proposal. [TUTTI I DETTAGLI]

Strawberry Festival

The traditional Carchtti Strawberry Festival returns on May 14th and 15th. Seasonal fruits will be the hero of two days of flavor and folklore. The festival is scheduled to open at 10am on Saturday with stalls and fairs followed by fashion shows, music and entertainment. It also goes on all Sunday from 10am with the opening of stalls and markets. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]


Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May in Rome, the first exhibition of Italian cheeses and milk delicacies reopens. For three years, Formaticum has been an unmissable event for all cheese lovers, industry operators and restaurateurs who can taste and buy products displayed in the Wegil spaces. The companies carefully selected by the organizers will come from all over Italy, who share great quality of work, respect for the environment, care for the product, from feeding the animals that provide milk, from fighting to standardization and acceptance of flavors. . [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Let’s drink the South

More than two years later, the doors of Beviamoci Sud, a wine festival in southern Italy, reopen. On May 14 and 15 in Rome, the Riserva Grande agency in cooperation with the blogger Percorsi di Vino Andrea Petrini and the journalist Luciano Pignataro will be promoting the fourth edition of the event. An event aimed at promoting only representative companies from various wine regions of our fascinating South, which at the same time wants to maintain a high level of quality. An opportunity for wine enthusiasts and industry operators to taste all the excellence of wine from the territory, cradle, from time immemorial, wonderful wines with a unique personality, steeped in history, culture and territoriality unique in the world. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Festival of Arrosticino and Abruzzo cuisine

Abruzzo roast sheep will be a hero in Rome, from Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th. An icon of the Abruzzo culinary tradition, a symbol of true regional street food and finally the heritage of Italian gastronomy, and a dish loved by young and old alike. Rome will host the Bracevia team in Tutta Pecora, for a weekend of special taste at the AgriPark in Via Castel di Leva, the outer space of the New Organic Farming Cooperative. We will celebrate a tasty skewer accompanied by the best regional Cantina Ferrante di Lanciano wines. There will also be other Abruzzo specialties. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Kimono parade at the Trevi Fountain

On Sunday, May 15, Akira Yoshida opens the doors of his restaurant with a cherry blossom festival and 1920s antique kimono fashion show, valuable original clothes provided by the Roman lady kimono Gloria Gobbi with Antichi Kimono and the valuable collaboration of the brand up artists Accademia di Trucco Professionale and Accademia Genesis hairstyles. The festival also includes a pictorial and photo exhibition on Japanese Hanami, sake-based cocktails and Japanese sweets. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Eco & Chic Market in San Lorenzo

The Eco & Chic market returns in San Lorenzo. A pleasant and relaxed atmosphere where you can browse through the numerous arts and crafts stalls, selected vintage products, floral designs and more. Among the “gadgets” is presented jewelry handcrafted by a master craftsman who will give visitors the opportunity to see their techniques working on site, but also ceramic sculptures, the author’s illustrations, rare plants and even excellent local chili. Marche by the family business. There is a cultural association that recycles books and vintage clothes by great designers, carefully washed and sanitized. There will be a kids zone with workshops led by Jessica. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

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