What to do in Rome in August 2019

Day-by-day guide to the best events and things to do in Rome during August 2019.

Despite many Rome residents swapping the city for the beach or mountains, there are still plenty of events happening in the capital during August. Check out our guide of the best events and things to do in Rome - including open-air cinema and concerts - during the month of August 2019.
1 Aug. Easy Star All-Stars perform at Villa Ada: Roma incontra il Mondo.

2 Aug. Pack a picnic basket of gourmet food products from Volpetti in Testaccio.
3 Aug. Score tickets to Verdi’s Aida opera at the Baths of Caracalla.
Opera at the Baths of Caracalla
4 Aug. Head to La Spezia for the Palio del Golfo rowing race between 13 seaside villages.
5 Aug. See the traditional August snow shower at the Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore.
Snow in August. Photo La Repubblica.
6 Aug. Immerse yourself in the fresh waterfalls at the Giardino delle Cascate in EUR.
7 Aug. Go early to climb St Peter's dome and enjoy a birds-eye-view of Rome.
Birds-eye-view from St Peter's
8 Aug. Pamper yourself at one of Rome's best spas.
9 Aug. Check out Eden Garden Experience in north Rome for aperitivo, dj sets and dinner.
10 Aug. Enjoy a cocktail and a cool breeze at Magick Bar on the banks of the Tiber.
Lots of fun at Hydromania
11 Aug. Beat the heat with a fun-filled day with the kids at Hydromania water park.
12 Aug. Spend a chilled-out evening at Voodoo Bar in the Colle Oppio district.
Chill out at Voodoo Bar
13 Aug. Cinecittà World hosts family movie nights under the stars.
14 Aug. Soak up the literary past of Caffè Greco, Rome's oldest coffee bar.
When the piazza lights up it signifies the birth of a baby
15 Aug. See Piazza del Popolo light up each time a baby is born, organised by MAXXI.
16 Aug. Cheer on the horses in Siena’s central piazza for the annual Palio of Siena.
17 Aug. Bear the bus ride to Sabaudia for a swim in the crystal clear water.
Sabaudia's crystal clear waters
18 Aug. Perk up at S. Eustachio with a cold Caffè Shakerato.
19 Aug. Go early to Belle Arti to snag a spot in the shade around the pool.
20 Aug. Take a guided moonlit stroll through the castle on the beach in S. Severa.
S. Severa by night
21 Aug. Treat yourself with a day by the pool at the Cavalieri Hilton in Monte Mario.
22 Aug. Marvel at the fairytale architecture of Rome's Coppedè quarter.
Rome's Coppedè quarter
23 Aug. Source grapefruit and fennel at your local market for a classic Roman salad.
24 Aug. Enjoy a Vivaldi concert at the celebrated Stresa Festival in Lake Maggiore.
25 Aug. Glimpse into the ancient past at Palazzo Valentini in the city centre.
Cloister of Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano
26 Aug. Bask in the peace of the cloister at the Basilica di S. Giovanni in Laterano.
27 Aug. Admire 19th-century photographs of Rome in a show at Palazzo Braschi.
Cervara di Roma
28 Aug. Travel to Cervara di Roma with the highest centro storico in the province of Rome.
29 Aug. Head to Parioli for the tasting menu at fine dining restaurant Metamorfosi.
30 Aug. Have a family day out at Lago di Bolsena close to Rome.
Park of Monsters at Bomarzo north of Rome
31 Aug. Take a day-trip to the park of monsters at Bomarzo in north Lazio.