In the past, August had the reputation of being one of the least enjoyable months on the Roman calendar. The sweltering heat and exodus of local residents to the seaside or the mountains brought the city to a halt. Today, however, Rome has a lot to offer throughout the summer with music, cinema, nightlife and exhibitions for all tastes, including kids and seniors. The following is a list of just some of the events on offer to keep you entertained.


Villa Celimontana stages the annual Roman Jazz Festival until 14 September. The programme boasts a long list of big names on the international jazz and pop scene including Enrico Rava and Stefano Bollani on 6 August and Javier Girotto from 14-16 August. The festival also gives listeners a chance to drink and dine under the park