It may be hallows-week, but there is still plenty of other things to see and do in Rome! Here are 5 interesting events to add to your calendar this week:
1. Van Gogh Alive: The Experience
This multimedia exhibition brings the works of Vincent Van Gogh to life! Using Sensory4 Technology, the exhibit uses 50 high definition projectors to display more than 3,000 graphics and pairs them with a powerful soundtrack – immersing visitors in Van Gogh’s most famous pieces from 1880-1890. Experience a new depth to Van Gogh’s masterpieces and his unique style at this exhibit.
When: October 25th to December 31st / Monday to Thursday 10:00-20:00, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00-23:00, Sundays 10:00 to 21:00
Where: Palazzo degli Esami – Via Girolamo Induno, 4
2. Via Margutta Art Exhibit
This event is not your average art exhibit. From October 28th to November 1st visitors and locals have the chance to explore the open-air art exhibit on Via Margutta. More than 100 painters will be showcased and visitors have the opportunity to purchase the works they see. You may have heard of Via Margutta before; not only is it one of Rome’s most charming streets, but it is also one of the locations where Roman Holiday was filmed. In the movie, Gregory Peck’s character lives in an apartment on Via Margutta, 51. Experience a bit of Hollywood while also supporting local artisans!
When: October 28th to November 1st / 10:00 -21:00 daily
Where: Via Margutta (Close to the Spanish Steps)
Tickets: Free entry
3. All Saints Day
All Saints Day (Festa di Oggnisanti) is both a religious and national holiday in Italy celebrating the Saints of the Catholic Church. Its origins date back to Ancient times and it has been a public holiday since 1949. Important Information: Since Oggnisanti is a public holiday, schools and many businesses will be closed. These closures may be partial or the entire day depending on the business. The Vatican Musems will be closed and St. Peter’s Basilica will be operating on a Sunday schedule: 7:00-18:30 with masses every hours between 7 and 12, as well as an evening mass at 17:00. The Colosseum will be operating normally.
When: November 1st
4. Edward Hopper Exhibit
This exhibit features one of the most well-known American artists of the 20th century. Edward Hopper was a prominent realist painter whose paintings have provided interesting insights into American culture for the past century. Hopper was best known for his oil paintings, however he was also very talented with watercolours and print-making. This exhibit features 60 of Hopper’s works – highlighting Hopper’s focus on the common features of American life as well as seascapes and rural landscapes. Featured works include Le Bistro or The Wine Shop (1909), New York Interior (19211), and South Carolina Morning (1955).
When: Through February 12th / Monday to Thursday 9:30-19:30, Fridays and Saturdays 9:30 to 22:00, and Sundays 9:30 to 20:30
Where: Complesso del Vittoriano, Via di San Pietro in Carcere
5. The Cure in Concert
British rock/punk group the Cure will be playing a live concert at the Palalottomatica Sports Arena on October 30th. At this point it appears that most tickets are sold out, but you never know!
When: October 30th
Where: Palalottomatica Sports Arena – Piazzale Pier Luigi Nervi, 1
Tickets: Prices vary