This year, the Roman summer begins with EURO2020, the 2020 European Football Championship postponed to 2021 due to the pandemic that hit the world in 2020, and which sees all three matches of the national team play at the Olympic stadium in Rome Italian and the quarter-final on 3 July.
On Thursday 17 June, perhaps the most beautiful event of the Roman summer and most loved by citizens and tourists in recent years starts: the Journeys Through Ancient Rome to the Forum of Augustus which every evening until November will delight citizens and tourists. with the extraordinary multimedia show, conceived by Piero Angela and Paco Lanciano, which tells and revives the history of the Forum of Augustus.
At the Circus Maximus, on the other hand, the summer season of the Opera House returns after the great success of last year. A large structure is ready to host the spectators who will attend beautiful shows such as “The Swan Lake“, “Il Trovatore” by G.Verdi and “La Boheme” by G.Puccini while, on July 1st they will begin, in the suggestive setting of the Basilica of Maxentius, seven evenings in honor of Dante Alighieri, for the celebration of the 700th anniversary of the death of the Supreme Poet.
With the summer the outdoor cinema returns with the great event of Il Cinema in Piazza organized by the boys of Cinema America in Trastevere, at Cervelletta and, from this year, in Valle Aurelia and, of course, also live music with jazz in the splendid setting of the Celimontana Village and the Casa del Jazz, and the great concerts in the Cavea of the Auditorium Parco della Musica with a program full of important names such as Max Gazzè, Fabrizio Moro or Colapesce Dimartino.
Like every summer, the Shakespearean theater of the Gigi Proietti Globe Theater also come back on June 30th, which will enliven the gardens of Villa Borghese throughout the summer with the usual beautiful shows, both for adults and children, for which the large amusement parks such as Zoomarine, Cinecittà World and the new park Roma World.
As in 2020, the exhibitions remain open this year and in addition to the exhibition at the Ara Pacis, on Bansky at the Chiostro del Bramante or at the Museum of Rome in Trastevere, not to be missed is the exhibition on Alberto Sordi, until 1 August and the classic World Press Photo 2021.
Finally, like every summer, every Friday and Saturday, the Vatican Museums will be open until 10.30pm, with last admission at 8.30pm.
All the most interesting events of the Roman summer can be found on this page