Fall Events in Rome

This semester has been going by so incredibly fast. In the blink of an eye, October arrived and we are halfway done the semester! This month brought change: the weather, the colors of the trees, the hours of daylight, and midterms! Yes, midterms. Congratulations on surviving them!

Since change is in the air, how about some new weekend and evening activities? There’s still plenty of autumn left to enjoy, and this is a great time to explore something new. There are tons of events taking place in and near Rome, as well as right here at the JCU campus.

Music, Sports, and Travel

October 21-23 – The JCU weekend trip to Umbria: you’ll get to visit Todi, Assisi, and Perugia.


October 22 – La Giornata del Teatro, which means the Day of Theatre. Private and public theaters around Rome and the rest of Italy will be open for free tours.

October 23 – Soccer match: Torino vs Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico.


October 29-30 – JCU Frasassi hiking trip. Explore stalactites, stalagmites, and more in the Frasassi Caves.

October 29 – Imany concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica.


30 OctoberThe Cure is touring again in Italy for the first time since 2012; in Rome you can see them at Palalottamatica



Roma Anni Trenta: it’s the last month to visit this exhibit at the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Villa Borghese. Through October 30.

 roma_anni_trenta_la_galleria_d_arte_moderna_e_le_quadriennali_d_arte_1931_1935_1939_largeLove: Contemporary art meets “l’amore”. This exhibit at the Chiostro del Bramante showcases art from  different artists such as Yayoi Kusama and Andy Warhol. Through February.downloadEdward Hopper art exhibition at the Vittoriano. Through February.

imagesNighttime Colosseum Tours for approximately €24. Through October 29.Rome, Italy's Colosseum at night. Built by Vespasian and dedicated in 80 AD, the Colosseum has been a symbol of Rome for 2 000 years. Gladiators fought animals and themselves, sometimes to the death, for over 300 years in this arena.Swan Lake at Teatro dell’Opera. Through November 4.

Rome Film Festival in Parco della Musica and other venues. October 13-23.

festival-roma1Ottobre Africano, a cultural festival with music, art, and literary events will be held in Rome and other cities until October 30.

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Victoria Barreda de Alba

International Business Major

Class of 2017

Reynosa, Mexico

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