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Rome is one of Italy's most happening cities in terms of cultural events that include exhibitions, concerts, and shows. If you want to be in Rome for one of these events, be sure to book your travel itinerary in advance to avoid any last minute disappointments.
Here are some of the events you can expect to see in Rome:
September and October sees the appearance and performance of European artists gathered together for the Roman Europa festival. Modern art, theatre, music, and dance all feature during the festival.
Festival Romics comes up in October. The comics and cartoon festival features exhibitions, cartoon showings, and encounters with most famous designers and publishing companies. The annual Roma Jazz festival is also held in October. Italian and international jazz musicians appear on stage in concert for the event.
Republic Day is celebrated on June 2 every year with a military parade down the Via dei Fori Imperiali, accompanied by the Italian Air Force's Frecce Tricolori.
Sana a Roma is a Mediterranean trade fair featuring natural products that comes up in April. Exhibitions of bio-products, conferences, and tasting sessions take place at the Rome Trade Fair District.
Estate Romana is a long festival stretching from June to September. Various kinds of cultural events are included such as music, theater, literary meetings, and cinema. Artists come from around the world to participate at exotic locations in Rome.
In July, Donna Sotto le Stelle showcases the work of famous fashion designers on the Spanish Steps in the Piazza di Spagna. This is a must-see for fashion lovers and anyone dealing with the fashion industry.
Cinema lovers can look forward to February when Rome's International Film Festival screens the work of over 40 participants from about 25 countries.
Good Friday is celebrated with suitable sobriety as a torch-lit procession commemorates the 14 stations of the Cross, moving from the Via Crucis and the Colosseum on to Monte Palatino.
To celebrate the arrival of spring, a May Day Musical is held on May 1st in the Piazza San Giovanni.
In April or May and in November, the Via Margutta comes alive for an art market of the Cento Pittori Via Margutta, featuring exhibitions by only one hundred artists out of the hundreds of applications.
White Night takes place in September where museums and stores are open throughout the night. Entrance to the participating museums is free. Special events including concerts and other outdoor performances take place all over Rome during this time.
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