March 2018 events in Rome

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

 1 March. Be one of the first to view the exhibition Hiroshige: Visioni dal Giappone at the Scuderie del Quirinale on opening day.  

Hiroshige exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale

2 March. Enjoy a guided tour of the Artisti all'Opera exhibition followed by a Tutto Verdi concert at 17.30 at Palazzo Braschi.

3 March. Check out Rome's first edition of the art fair Artrooms, at the Church Palace Hotel, a converted Renaissance palace near the Vatican. 

4 March. Unwind at the Rome Whisky Festival which showcases a vast range of whisky, from well-known to rare, at the Sale delle Fontane in EUR.

Rome Whisky Festival

5 March. Step back into the pop culture of the past with an exhibition of photos by Terry O'Neill at the Vittoriano.

6 March. A once-off chance to watch Carmen by Bizet, recorded live from the Royal Opera House in London, at the Odeon or Lux cinemas at 19.45.

7 March. Dive into 2,700 years of history of the Eternal City through the new Welcome To Rome experience. Free entry for WiR cardholders.

Welcome to Rome

8 March. Show appreciation for the women in your life by giving them a bouquet of mimosa for International Women’s Day. 

9 March. Sample West African cuisine while helping a good cause with a fundraising dinner at the Joel Nafuma Refugee Center at 19.00. 

West African cuisine at Joel Nafuma Refugee Centre

10 March. Dance the night away to the tunes of German electronic musician Ellen Allien at Ex Dogana in the S. Lorenzo district.

11 March. Enjoy a family day at Bioparco di Roma and get the chance to feed Sophia the elephant.

12 March. Transport yourself to France with a carefully-crafted croissant from Le Carrè Français, near Piazza Cavour.

13 March. Marvel at the work of Chinese artist Liu Bolin, the so-called Invisible Man, at the Vittoriano.

Liu Bolin at the Vittoriano

14 March. Watch British muralist My Dog Sighs in action for the Forgotten Project outside the Nuovo Regina Margherita Hospital.

15 March. See the acclaimed ballet by choreographers Kylián, Inger and Forsythe at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma. 10 per cent off tickets with WiR card

Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

16 March. Check out the programme of Libri Come, Rome’s international festival devoted to books and reading, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica.

17 March. Catch the Italy vs Scotland Six Nations rugby match at the Stadio Olimpico and afterwards celebrate St Patrick's Day with the Celtic Ball.

Italy faces Scotland in the Six Nations

18 March. Head to Testaccio for the Car Boot Market, featuring 80 car-fulls of second-hand items, including vintage clothes, vinyls, jewellery and bric-a-brac.

19 March. Seize the opportunity to see precious Japanese artefacts at the Japanese Cultural Institute’s exhibition Fuori Tutto.

20 March. Delight in The Klimt Experience, a successful multi-sensory tribute to the artist at the Sala delle Donne.

The Klimt Experience 

21. The Irish Film Festa, the only Italian film festival dedicated completely to Irish cinema, runs for five days at the Casa del Cinema in Rome. 

22 March. Consider a day trip to the relaxing hot springs and thermal baths near the Tuscan town of Saturnia.

The hot springs of Saturnia

23 March. Snag a table at Il Goccetto and choose a glass from one of their 800 bottles of wine for an early aperitivo.

24 March. Immerse yourself in the wondrous world of Michelangelo with the show Giudizio Universale. Special discounts for WiR card holders.

Giudizio Universale: Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel.

25 March. Don’t miss a chance to see Pope Francis and attend a Papal Mass for Palm Sunday at 09.30 in St Peter’s Square.

26 March. Test your trivia knowledge with the Scholars Lounge Pub Quiz, in English, at 20.00.

27 March. Tap into your inner creative with a trip to renowned art store Poggi’s new location on Via di Ripetta. 

28 March. Take in a concert of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman for Accademia S. Cecilia at the Auditorium Parco della Musica.

Mikko Franck leads the orchestra and chorus of S. Cecilia in a concert performance of Wagner's Flying Dutchman.

29 March. Practice the "exercise of observation” through the work of Mexican artist Luis Felipe Ortega at the Mattatoio in Testaccio.

30 March. Spend the evening immersed in a virtual reality world at the popular Ara Pacis exhibit The Ara as it was

L'Ara com'era at the Ara Pacis museum

31 March. Book a tour of the Barberini gardens at Castel Gandolfo to have your own version of a papal retreat just outside the city.