Spring is a special time in Rome, as events begin to move outdoors. In April the city's parks and gardens come to life, friends meet for lunch outside once more, or take advantage of the longer days by going on a day trip out of town. April 2019 is full of interesting social and cultural events in the Eternal City. Here are our tips for things to do in Rome during April, one for each day.
1 April. Pick your own tulips at Tulipark at Villa De Sanctis on Via dei Gordiani.
4 April. Marvel at the masterpieces in Galleria Borghese, open late on Thursdays. Book in advance.
5 April. The Appia Antica park opens the doors of the first defensive fort built along the Tevere.
6 April. Visit Il Classico Si Fa Pop at Crypta Balbi, a show inspired by Rome's ancient souvenir trade.
7 April. Entry to Villa Torlonia is free today as part of the Domenica al Museo initiative.
8 April. American rockers Low perform their album Double Negative at Auditorium Parco della Musica.
9 April. Take in a lecture on Italy's links to Watergate at Centro Studi Americani.
10 April. If you need a night out try the Karaoke room at the Very International Party tonight at Nur Bar.
11 April. Explore the evocative world of Anne and Patrick Poirier with Romamor at Villa Medici.
12 April. The Sagra del carciofo romanesco celebrates the artichoke at Ladispoli this weekend.
13 April. Explore The American University of Rome during its Open Day and enjoy a classic barbecue.
14 April. Dedicate today to pizza and La Città della Pizza festival, this year at new venue Ragusa Off.
19 April. Join Pope Francis on the ancient Via Crucis ceremony at 21.15 at the Colosseum.
20 April. Marvel at the designs and inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci at the Scuderie del Quirinale.
21 April. Enjoy Natale di Roma, Rome's 2,772nd birthday, with parades and historical re-enactments.
22 April. Celebrate Easter Monday with a picnic complete with a cheesy torta pasqualina.
23 April. Catch Andy Warhol's paintings at the Vittoriano before the show closes.
24 April. Pigneto organises an evening of live music and dj sets for Pigneto, Quartiere in Festa.
25 April. Explore 100 diverse roles played by 100 Rome women at the Capitoline Museums.
26 April. Explore a dark past with a tour of Mussolini's war-time bunkers at Villa Torlonia.
27 April. Let curiosity lead you to the Japan Festival where you can enjoy sushi and martial arts lessons.
28 April. Heading to the airport? Use your WiR card for a €3 discount on Samarcanda taxi fares.
29 April. Enjoy the ancient art of Galleria Corsini, one of the few museums in Rome to open on Mondays.
30 April. Track down Caravaggio's paintings around Rome while admiring Bernini's masterpieces along the way.