Wanted in Rome's day-by-day guide to the best events and things to do in Rome during September 2019.
As the outdoor summer festivals draw to an end, Rome looks forward to an autumn full of exciting cultural and social events, from Shakespearean theatre to cutting-edge dance and music at Romaeuropa Festival. The city's foreign cultural academies reopen and the capital gets ready for several blockbuster art exhibitions, while it is still warm enough for dinner and drinks outside, even a trip to the beach. Here are our suggestions, one for each day of September.
1 Sept. Rome's city-run museums are open free to residents of the capital.
4 Sept. See Bulgari jewels from the Dolce Vita era at Castel S. Angelo.
5 Sept. Celebrate the legacy of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury at Hard Rock Cafè on Via Veneto.
6 Sept. If you are a porchetta fan make your way to Ariccia for the annual Sagra della Porchetta.
9 Sept. Admire the masterpieces of Renaissance master Luca Signorelli at the Capitoline Museums.
10 Sept. Enjoy the final night of jazz at Village Celimontana before the festival ends.
11 Sept. Book a night in Sperlonga and enjoy two beach days and an evening in the old town.
12 Sept. Catch an Italian version of Riccardo III at Rome's replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.
13 Sept. Marvel as Calder collaborates with Kentridge at Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
14 Sept. Enjoy a coffee outdoors at Tram Depot, an old tram converted into a bar, in the Testaccio area.
21 Sept. Sample the best of Roman haute cuisine or take a masterclass with top chefs at Taste of Roma.
22 Sept. Visit Rome's beach-side S. Severa Castle under the stars.
23 Sept. Choose from a multitude of cultural events in Rome to mark the European Heritage Days.
24 Sept. Tracey Emin returns with her sixth exhibition at Rome's Lorcan O'Neill Gallery.
27 Sept. For lots of laughs make your way to Rome's Comedy Club in the Ostiense area.
28 Sept. See the links between science and art with ArteScienza at Auditorium Parco della Musica.
29 Sept. The Distinguished Gentleman's Ride returns to Rome to raise funds for cancer research.
30 Sept. Grab a bargain at the chaotic Porta Portese weekly market but watch out for pickpockets!