What to do in Rome in July 2018

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

1 July. First Sunday of the month means city museums are free today for Rome residents and state museums are free for all.
2 July. Visit the beautiful Chiostro del Bramante to see the Turner exhibition. WiR cardholders receive a €2 discount.
3 July. Head to the Basilica of Maxentius this evening for the last readings of the International Literature Festival.
Rome's International Literature Festival.
4 July. Celebrate the Fourth of July with a party at the American University of Rome.
5 July. Stop by Club Apres in Prati for a new experience and delicious cocktails. Bring your WiR card for free entry.
6 July. Check out the nightly India Estate programme of concerts, dj sets and art events at Teatro India.
India Estate
7 July. Grab a bargain in the summer  sales which begin in Rome and across Lazio today.
8 July. Stadio Olimpico is the stage tonight for hip hop power duo Beyoncé & Jay Z.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z
9 July. Enjoy bars, restaurants, live acts, discos and cinema at Gay Village in Testaccio.
10 July. Update your look for summer at internationally-renowned hairdresser TONI&GUY. WiR cardholders receive 15 per cent off salon services.
11 July. Spend an evening at the theatre with Rome’s Shakespearean festival at the Silvano Toti Globe Theatre.
Shakespeare at the Globe
12 July. Go for a bespoke cocktail at trendy bar Sacripante in the Monti neighbourhood.
13 July. Take advantage of the summer weather and explore the city on a scooter from Cooltra. Use your WiR card for a 30 per cent discount.
14 July. Snag tickets to the Roger Waters performance tonight in Circo Massimo for Rock in Roma.
Roger Waters
15 July. Dive into 2,700 years of Roman history with multimedia experience Welcome To Rome. WiR cardholders receive free entry.
16 July. The ancient religious festival held in Trastevere, Festa de’ Noantri, begins today with processions and celebrations.
Festa de' Noantri
17 July. Check out Bukowski’s Bar in Borgo Pio and enjoy a free half-pint with your WiR card!
18 July. For a sweet treat near Campo de' Fiori, stop by ZUM, a tiramisù-lover’s dream.
Swing by ZUM near Campo de' Fiori for a tiramisù treat
19 July. Hop in the car and and enjoy a seaside day at one of the beaches near Rome.
20 July. Escape the heat in the ancient underground chambers of the Case Romane del Celio.
21 July. Enjoy the magical gardens and fountains of Villa d’Este in Tivoli at night.
Weekend summer nights at Villa d'Este
22 July. Use your WiR card for a reduced ticket to a showing at L’Isola Del Cinema on Tiber Island.
23 July. Catch a jazz performance by Vijay Iyer Sextet at Casa del Jazz tonight. Discount with WiR card.
24 July. Take your family to the International Chamber Ensemble concert of Greatest Soundtracks, set in the beautiful courtyard of S. Ivo alla Sapienza.
International Chamber Ensemble at the church of S. Ivo alla Sapienza
25 July. Marvel at the spectacle Giudizio Universale: Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel. WiR cardholders receive a 10 per cent ticket discount.
26 July. Catch the Incanto Quartet at the open-air  Teatro Romano Ostia Antica Festival performing L'Opera incontra il Pop.
27 July. Bring a seat and a picnic to the Porto Turistico of Rome in Ostia for a free movie showing with views over the sea as part of the Cinema in Piazza programme.
Cinema in Piazza at Ostia 
28 July. Don't miss Sting and Shaggy performing as part of the Roma Summer Fest at the Auditorium Parco della Musica.
29 July. Spend the day with your dog at Bau Beach near Fiumicino. WiR cardholders receive a 10 per cent discount on entry tickets.
Dogs having fun at Bau Beach.
30 July. Björk takes to the stage tonight amid the floodlit ruins of the Baths of Caracalla.
31 July. Escape the city and hop on the ferry to the beautiful Tuscan island of Giglio.