Lisola del cinema has opened at Isola Tiburina with a tribute to Viscontis Bellissima.
Italian masterpieces of the 1960s are this editions central theme.
Every night for the next three months will feature Italian cult movie screenings by Visconti, Monicelli, Risi, Scola, Pasolini and Fellini (among others) on the amphitheatres maxi screen.
There will be two screenings per night in Sala Visconti, which can seat up to 500 people, at 21.00 and 23.15 (repeat show).
The smaller Cinelab will commence screening with Almodovars early movies and a classical music tribute to Godard.
World Cup soccer fans have not been forgotten there are numerous flatscreens installed throughout the Isola Tiberina that will screen the matches live.
Meetings, interviews and book readings with well-known actors and directors, as well as various cinema-related workshops and seminars, have also been scheduled.
The first special event is set for 28 June, featuring the works of popular contemporary actor Carlo Verdone. A novelty this year are the cabaret shows that will begin on 13 July and various documentaries dedicated to environmental issues.
There will also be films dedicated to the Jewish community and the king of the paparrazzi Rino Barillaris photography exhibition of the legendary Dolce Vita stars.