February 2018 events in Rome

Wanted in Rome's guide to the best events and things to do in Rome during February 2018.

1 Feb. Score some last-minute tickets to see English indie rock band alt-J perform at Rome's Palalottomatica.

2 Feb. Delight in a showing of The Rivals presented by The Rome Savoyards and Plays in Rome at the S. Genesio theatre in the Prati district.

3 Feb. Fans of Roman street art can enjoy guided tours of murals in the city's Tor Pignattara suburb.

4 Feb. Six Nations comes to Rome. Head to Stadio Olimpico for the Italy vs England rugby match. 

Italy faces England in the Six Nations at Rome's Olympic Stadium on 4 February.

5 Feb. Take advantage of the post-Christmas sales in clothes stores throughout Rome.

6 Feb. Get in the carnevale spirit by preparing some home-made sugar-dusted castagnole. Try out the Wanted in Rome recipe.

7 Feb. Ann Goldstein and Martina Testa discuss their work in the field of translation at the English language bookshop Otherwise.

Ann Goldstein at Otherwise

8 Feb. An exhibition at Palazzo Altemps contrasts ancient sculpture with hundreds of objects from the acclaimed Milan design studio Fornasetti.

9 Feb. Explore the interactive exhibit Gravity at MAXXI. Special ticket reduction for WiR cardholders. 

The Gravity exhibition at MAXXI includes work by Tomás Saraceno. 

10 Feb. The 15th annual Cioccolentino festival opens today. Take a day trip to the Umbrian city of Terni to celebrate all things chocolate. 

11 Feb. Check out the new exhibition at the Ara Pacis dedicated to Magnum, the largest photojournalism agency in the world.

Magnum Manifesto at the Ara Pacis.

12 Feb. Admire the work of internationally-renowned street artist Alice Pasquini at her solo show The Unchanging World at Philobiblon Gallery. 

13 Feb. Good news for fans of Impressionism - the Rome's Monet exhibitionhas been extended until the summer.

Monet exhibition at the Vittoriano

14 Feb. Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day aperitivo with live piano music at Hotel Eden’s elegant La Libreria lounge.

15 Feb. Go for an early evening stroll through the Giardino degli Aranci to watch the sunset over Rome and be reminded of why you live here.

Giardino degli Aranci

16 Feb. If hard-hitting jazz meets electronica is your thing then check out Manchester three-piece GoGo Penguin at Monk.

17 Feb. Catch up on this year's Oscar-nominated films with a showing at cinema Nuovo Olimpia. WiR cardholders receive a €2 discount on tickets.

18 Feb. Take your kids to Luneur, Italy’s oldest amusement park, in EUR. For children up to age 12.

Luneur amusement park

19 Feb. For a fun ski day without the crowds head to Campo Felice resort near Rome. Receive a discount on lift tickets with your WiR card. 

20 Feb. Enjoy a guided tour of the gardens at Rome’s Japanese Cultural Institute but make sure to book in advance.

Gardens of the Japanese Cultural Institute

21 Feb. Immerse yourself in the world of opera and art with the exhibition Artisti dell'Opera at Palazzo Braschi.

22 Feb. Bring some friends to an Unplugged in Monti concert of English alt-rock group The Wave Pictures at Blackmarket. 

23 Feb. Take a day trip to the magical village of Calcata taking in the Monte Gelato waterfalls on the way.

The Monte Gelato waterfalls near Calcata

24 Feb. Last chance to catch the popular Enjoy exhibit at Chiostro Del Bramante. Special discount on tickets with WiR card. 

25 Feb. If you or your friends have young children, take them to meet the animals at the little farm near St Peter's.

La Fattorietta educational farm near St Peter's.

26 Feb. Explore the city in a new way and rent a scooter from Cooltra. Receive 30 per cent off the rental price with your WiR card.

27 Feb. Dive into 2,700 years of Roman history with the interactive WelcomeToRome experience. Free for holders of the WiR card. 

Welcome to Rome

28 Feb. La Traviata directed by Sofia Coppola with costumes by Valentino at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. 10 per cent off tickets for WiR cardholders.