As Rome bids farewell to the darkest days of winter, we look forward to a February full of interesting social and cultural events in the Eternal City. Here are our tips for things to do in February, one for each day of the month.
2 Feb. Score tickets to see jaw-dropping tricks in Supermagic 2019 – Alchimie at Teatro Olimpico. 3 Feb. State museums are free for all today, with city museums free for Rome residents.
4 Feb. Take a day trip to Rocca Sinibalda, Lazio's most mysterious castle, north of Rome. 5 Feb. Museo di Roma in Trastevere hosts an exhibition of photographs documenting climate change.
6 Feb. Sports fans can’t miss the Italy versus Wales Six Nations rugby match at the Stadio Olimpico. 7 Feb. Be inspired by the work of Gordon Matta-Clark at the Accademia Nazionale di S. Luca. 8 Feb. Massive Attack perform at Palalottomatica to mark the 20th anniversary of hit album Mezzanine.
9 Feb. Instrumentalist and producer Jimi Tenor plays songs from his latest album at Monk Club. 10 Feb. Head to Nuovo Olimpia cinema to see an Oscar-nominated original language film. WiR cardholders receive a €2 discount on tickets.
11 Feb. Enjoy the Etruscan-influenced works of Mario Schifano at the Villa Giulia Etruscan Museum. 12 Feb. Make the culinary pilgrimage to the Cioccolentino chocolate festival at Terni in Umbria.
13 Feb. Immersive exhibits at Crypta Balbi and Palazzo Massimo recount Rome’s ancient souvenir trade. 14 Feb. Raise a glass to St Valentine at Rome’s new amaro bar Il Marchese, with over 500 labels on offer.
15 Feb. The International Cannabis Fair of Rome starts today, with over 200 exhibitors at Palacavicchi. 16 Feb. Catch a live set by world-famous dj Haai at Circolo degli Illuminati.
17 Feb. Head to Crema, the Lombardy town in north Italy, for traditional Carnevale festivities. 18 Feb. Marvel at Borromini's stunning optical illusion of forced perspective at Palazzo Spada.
19 Feb. Watch classic film Anatomy of a Murder in original 35mm at Palazzo delle Esposizioni. 20 Feb. Satisfy your cravings for a beer and burger at The Drunken Ship in Campo de' Fiori. Show your WiR card for 20 per cent off total bill.
21 Feb. Ski for the day at Campo Felice resort near Rome. WiR cardholders get discounts on lift tickets. 22 Feb. Get in the Six Nations mood by stopping by UnoDue, the new rugby pub in the city centre.
23 Feb. Pay your respects to Keats on the anniversary of the poet's death by visiting his grave in Testaccio. 24 Feb. Lively atmosphere is guaranteed at the Stadio Olimpico for the Italy versus Ireland rugby match.
25 Feb. Take the kids to LunEur, Italy's oldest amusement park, for children up to 12. 26 Feb. The British School at Rome hosts a talk on gender identity led by guest John Walter. 27 Feb. Enjoy Teatro dell’Opera di Roma’s new production of Anna Bolena, first performed in 1830. Ticket discount for WiR cardholders.
28 Feb. Catch an acoustic set by Grant-Lee Phillips at the Chiesa Valdese.
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