Wanted in Rome's day-by-day guide to the best events and things to do in Rome during October 2019.
Autumn has arrived in the Eternal City, with a fall season full of exciting cultural and social events, from blockbuster art exhibitions and cutting-edge dance shows, to Shakespearean theatre in English, food and drink festivals, live music concerts and opera. Here are our suggestions, including day trips, for each day of October 2019.
1 Oct. See new work by Turner Prize-winner Tracey Emin show at Galleria Lorcan O'Neill.
6 Oct. Seek out contemporary performance at Mattatoio with Japan's Hiroaki Umeda.
7 Oct. Experience the might of Carthage with an exhibition at the Colosseum.
8 Oct. New museum Musja launches today with the show Chi ha paura del Buio?
9 Oct. Admire sculptures by Canova at an exhibition opening today at Palazzo Braschi.
10 Oct. Choose from over 500 labels in the Amaro bar at Il Marchese.
11 Oct. Spring Attitude returns with electronic performances at MAXXI and Ex-Guido Reni.
12 Oct. Catch the explosive Pompei e Santorini show at the Scuderie.
13 Oct. Don't miss Romeo and Juliet in English at the Silvano Toti Globe Theatre.
14 Oct. Rome launches SPAM, a week-long international event dedicated to architecture.
15 Oct. Head to Mercato Centrale beside Termini Station for a variety of modern Italian dishes.
16 Oct. Check out the newly-opened Saxophone Museum in Maccarese near Rome.
17 Oct. Rome Film Fest kicks off with guests Ron Howard, Bill Murray and Wes Anderson.
18 Oct. Catch the closing night of Don Quixote at Teatro Dell'Opera di Roma.
19 Oct. Brandi Milne's first European show opens tonight at Dorothy Circus Gallery.
20 Oct. Savour the return of seasonal white truffles with a dinner at Taverna Lucifero.
21 Oct. Enjoy art events across the city for the fourth edition of Rome Art Week.
22 Oct. Grab tickets for concert by hit musician Matt Simons at Monk Club.
23 Oct. Get spooked at Cinecittà World with special attractions for Halloween.
24 Oct. Take the kids to see original Pimpa cartoon drawings at MAXXI.
25 Oct. See Bacon, Freud and the school of London at Chiostro del Bramante.
26 Oct. Wine connoisseurs can't miss the Life of Wine event at the Radisson BluHotel.
27 Oct. The Vatican Museums are free today with last entry at 12.30.