The Best Events in Rome
Classical Concerts in the Best Surroundings
Italy holds the foundational keys to classical music, especially since European classical music traces its roots to music notation, education, and instrument building from Medieval Italy. With its music of the Renaissance and Baroque period, to 18th-century classical music and Romanticism, Italy advanced throughout history in music composition and performance. Italian opera took flight in the era of Romanticism that worshiped the human traits of love, courage, and freedom. Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti, Verdi, and Puccini still remain as some of Italy’s greatest composers to remember for lifetimes to come.
Hear and witness for yourself the breathtaking classical music culture alive in Rome.
Popular classical music venues in Rome include:
Sala Cavour - Centro Congressi - Via Cavour 50/A, 00184 Rome, Italy
Chiesa Evangelica Valdese - Via IV Novembre 107, 00187 Rome, Italy
All Saints Church - Via del Babuino 153, 00187 Rome, Italy
Sala Baldini - Piazza Campitelli 9, 00186 Rome, Italy
Chiesa di S. Paulo entro le Mura - Via Nazionale 16a, 00184 Rome, Italy
Palazzo Doria Pamphilj - Via del Corso 305, 00186 Rome, Italy
Teatro dell'Opera di Roma - Piazza Beniamino Gigli 7, 00184 Rome, Italy
Church of S. Maria Immacolata and Capuchins Museum - Via Veneto 27, 00187 Rome, Italy
Sant'Agnese in Agone - Piazza Navona, 00186 Rome, Italy
Auditorium Parco della Musica - Viale Pietro de Coubertin 30, 00196 Rome, Italy
Università la Sapienza - Piazzale Aldo Moro 5, 00185 Rome, Italy
Stadio di Domiziano - Piazza Navona 45, 00186 Rome, Italy
Teatro Salone Margherita - Via dei Due Macelli 75, 00187 Rome, Italy
Nightlife in Rome
The Best Bars in Rome
Dive into these bars to enjoy customized drinks that Rome has to offer on a night out:
Stravinskij Bar - Via del Babuino, 9, 00187
Walk into Stravinskij Bar at Hotel De Russie and you’ll walk into a piazza with a beautiful backdrop of white stairways and lush greenery. Known for attracting exclusive and modern crowds, this bar actually draws in people from everywhere with its signature cocktails, aperitifs, cognacs and a variety of creative drinks.
Enoteca il Goccetto - Via dei Banchi Vecchi 14, 00186
This is the wine bar you are looking for in central Rome. Matched with the finest wine expertise, this local gem with 15th-century interior design offers over 50 different wine bottles to try. The warm, lively Roman vibe fills the atmosphere and you won’t be unamused.
Salotto 42 - Piazza di Pietra, 42, 00186
Salotto 42 is a classy yet cozy bar across Hadrian’s Temple frequented by Roman locals. Visit this cocktail bar in the evening to find yourself among stylish Romans in their 30s and don’t forget to notice the contemporary art inside.
Freni e Frizioni - Via del Politeama, 4/6, 00153
Find in Trastevere this rather hipster location attracting tourists, locals, and bohemians. Come here to drink a classic mojito and dive into the aperitivo for a lively happy hour.
Get on board the vintage tram to hear the Rome Tram Tracks play live classics from the Rolling Stones or Italy’s legend Lucio Battisti. Start dancing while you’re inside and grab your drinks for the 1 hour and 45 minutes journey right by the Colosseum.
Other bars worth your visit to Rome include:
The Best Clubs in Rome
Looking for a night to dance and enjoy the music? Here you go:
Akab - Via di Monte Testaccio, 69, 00153 Roma, Italy
Akab is recognized as one of the best nightclubs in the Testaccio area. With high-quality live entertainment, this club offers a wide range of music to dance to, from jazz in the early evening to house and reggae after 11 PM. As this is a popular venue, best head here early on the weekend to make sure your night is well spent.
Vinile - Via Giuseppe Libetta, 19, 00154 Roma, Italy
A relatively younger venue opened in 2014, Vinile in Centro Storico is known across Rome for its high ceilings, bar setting, buffet style aperitivo and live music with international performances in jazz, blues, rock, swing, folklore, orchestral jams, and a final DJ performance as the evening finale. Formerly the 45 Girl nightclub, this particular club is already well-reputed among Romans in the Ostiense neighborhood.
La Cabala - Via dei Soldati, 25c, 00186 Roma, Italy
Also in Centro Storico is La Cabala, a classy club sitting in Piazza Navona on top of the restaurant Hostaria dell’Orso that is a 14th-century building. If you are in the mood for a supper club type of evening, then this three-tier venue is the place to be with its restaurant, piano bar, and nightclub.
Shari Vari Playhouse - Via di Torre Argentina, 78, 00186 Roma, Italy
Attracting stylish Romans and international crowds, the Shari Vari Playhouse is the recent member of Rome’s nightlife scene. Check out this nightclub for hip-hop, house, dance, or retro music and be sure to reserve a table at the club fills up quickly.