What to do in Rome in August 2018

Wanted in Rome's day-by-day guide to the best events and things to do in Rome throughout the month of August.

1 Aug. Bring some friends to the Summer Beer Garden at Manforte for fresh air, music, food and beer.
Manforte
2 Aug. Use your WiR card for a reduced ticket to a showing at L’Isola del Cinema on Tiber Island.
3 Aug. Teatro dell’Opera di Roma presents the ballet Romeo & Juliet at the Caracalla Festival. WiR cardholders receive a 10 per cent discount on tickets.
Romeo and Juliet at the Baths of Caracalla.
4 Aug. Spend the evening listening to free live jazz under the stars at Village Celimontana.
5 Aug. Witness the recreation of the "Miracle of the Snow" tonight at the Basilica of S. Maria Maggiore.

6 Aug. Immerse yourself in the waterfall garden beside the lake at EUR, known as Giardino delle Cascate.
Giardino delle Cascate in the EUR district.
7 Aug. Beat the heat by taking the kids to Hydromania water park.
8 Aug. Tour the Passetto di Borgo, an 800m-long escape route linking the Vatican to Castel S. Angelo.
There are tours in English of the Passetto di Borgo.
9 Aug. Hop on a train and experience an orchestral performance over the sea at sunrise as part of the Ravello Festival on the Amalfi Coast.
10 Aug. Visit Villa Torlonia to see a retrospective dedicated to Roman artist Duilio Cambelloti.

11 Aug. Marvel at the multimedia show Giudizio Universale: Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel. WiR cardholders get 10 per cent discount.
Giudizio Universale: Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel.
12 Aug. The six-night reggae and dancehall festival Nemi Lake Reggae Camp continues at El Castillô. 
13 Aug. Make a point of trying a new gelato spot: we recommend Neve di Latte near MAXXI.
Cool off in Rome with a gelato.
14 Aug. Check out the free light show each night on the façade of Temple of Hadrian in Piazza di Pietro.
15 Aug. Take a trip out to the Quarticciolo suburb to see the enormous new mural by street artist Blu.

16 Aug. View the paintings of Turner at the Chiostro del Bramante before the exhibition closes. WiR cardholders receive a €2 ticket discount.
Turner show at Chiostro del Bramante until 26 August.
17 Aug. Visit Bomarzo for the Porcini Mushroom Festival at Parco Delle Stelle.
18 Aug. Catch Italy's largest ever Canaletto exhibition before it ends tomorrow at Palazzo Braschi.
Sangue e Arena at the Colosseum.
19 Aug. Imagine what the opening games at the Colosseum looked like with the holograms and sounds of the virtual reality show Sangue e Arena.
20 Aug. Enjoy the Blue Flag beach of Sabaudia, reachable by public transport.

21 Aug. For a bit of nightlife check out the weekly party hosted by L-Ektrica at Hotel Butterfly.
Hotel Butterfly
22 Aug. Check out the programme of the ARTCITY festival with events in Rome museums and cultural sites in the Lazio region.
23 Aug. Visit the silent tenth-century  cloisters at the Nuovo Regina Margherita hospital in Trastevere.

24 Aug. Indulge in a day by the olympic-sized pool at the Cavalieri Hilton in Monte Mario. 
Cavalieri Hilton swimming pool
25 Aug. Take an eerie tour of the wartime bunker used by Mussolini at Villa Torlonia.
26 Aug. Entry to the Vatican Museums is free today, between 09.00 and 12.30, leaving by 14.00.
The Vatican Museums are free on the last Sunday of each month.
27 Aug. Join DJ Lindy Hop at her Monday Night Swinging event in the garden of Monk club.
28 Aug. Now would be a good time to snag an outdoor table at Roman trattoria Cesare al Casaletto.

29 Aug. The Capitoline Museums hosts an exhibition focusing on the ancient Roman Kingdom.
Lago di Martignano.
30 Aug. Rent a canoe at Lago di Martignano and take in the scenic views surrounding the beaches.