Rome: Along the Tiber…Rome, 11th June – 30th August 2009
Summer nights in Rome are enlivened through a series of free events addressed to both tourists and the Roman citizens that stay in the city.
“Along the Tiber…Rome” is a diversified festival that takes place every summer from June to August in the heart of Rome, between Ponte Sisto and Ponte Palatino. Every night at 6 tourists and Roman citizens can enjoy good food, various shows and other cultural and music events along the revalued and renewed area of the quays, or they can simply take a relaxing walk along the Tiber, visiting the stalls. “Along the Tiber…Rome”, indeed, features many different happenings, which make the festival fit for people of all ages, tastes and provenience.
The programme of the 7th edition of the festival is divided into two big sections: entertainment and cultural events. The first section includes many different events that will be held cyclically every week: Sundays will be dedicated to comics and cartoons lovers, with meetings with drawers and dubbers and the performances of a band specialised in cartoons music. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays music will play the main role: you will have the possibility to choose between different music genres, from piano bar to jazz, and to enjoy the performances of some high-quality emerging musicians. Literature lovers will certainly enjoy the programme of Thursdays, featuring theatre and books presentations, while those who will spend a weekend in Rome will have the chance to take part in country music show-lessons (on Fridays) or to enjoy cabaret shows (on Saturdays).
If all this has not convinced you to book a bed and breakfast in Rome yet, you need to know something more about the programme of cultural events. Sundays will be dedicated to classical music, with the performances of two groups: a string quartet that will play both classical-romantic and more modern pieces, and a vocal group that will make you discover the music of Roman Renaissance, with madrigals and other kinds of compositions. Cinema lovers will enjoy the short films festival “L’altro corto” (every Monday): this year it will host works dealing with two themes: memory and otherness. Space for literature lovers on Tuesdays, with novels readings, while Wednesdays will be dedicated to history lessons, which will make you discover something more about the story of the city, of the river and of the bridges that cross it. Thursdays will be dedicated to another important feature of the city’s history and culture: Roman folk songs.
“Along the Tiber…Rome” is always very appreciated by the tourists who stay in the hotels of Rome not only for all these events, but also for the stalls of local and international handicraft products which can be found along the quays and for the restaurants and bars arising in this area, the ideal choice to enjoy a drink or a dinner in a very impressive location, choosing between dishes of Roman traditional cuisine and ethnic food.
Tickets: free event
Date: 11th June – 30th August 2009
Location: Rome, Italy
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This article was written by Francesca Tessarollo with support from Youth hostel and camping Rome. For any information, please visit Travel to Rome or for travel information have a look to 2 stars hotels in Rome.