What to do in Rome in February 2019

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.

1 Feb. Spend the first day of February exploring the vast Parco degli Acquedotti.

Parco degli Acquedotti

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.

Free museum Sunday in Rome

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.

Greenpeace exhibition at Museo di Roma in Trastevere.

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.

Massive Attack perform in Rome

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.

Mario Schifano at Villa Giulia. Tomba del Barone. Image Fondazione Pescarabruzzo.

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.

Cioccolentino is a 75-minute train journey from Rome.

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.

Amaro fans will enjoy Il Marchese

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.

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.

Borromini's 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.

Skiing at Campo Felice

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.

Keats's grave at the Non-Catholic Cemetery

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.

Italy face reigning Six Nations champions Ireland at the Olympic Stadium.

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.

Grant-Lee Phillips performs unplugged in Rome

28 Feb. Catch an acoustic set by Grant-Lee Phillips at the Chiesa Valdese.