what to do on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May

Mid-May weekend, with a Roman spring that already seems like summer. There are many events to live in the city and around the capital. Nature, fun, culture. The billboard is varied and meets all tastes.

What to do on the weekend of 14 and 15 May in Rome

The weekend of 14 and 15 May is the one in which many Roman museums will remain open after sunset and until late at night. It is the weekend of the Green and Landscape Festival at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, the one in which Notre Dame de Paris will turn on the spotlight at the Palazzo dello Sport. But it is also the weekend of festivals and food and wine events, including strawberries, kebabs, dairy excellences and wines from southern Italy. Make way for distant cultures with the Japanese market and the parade of ancient kimonos a stone’s throw from the Trevi Fountain.

Here are the main events not to be missed in Rome

The Night of the Museums

The Night of the Museums returns to the capital on May 14, after two years of interruption due to the health emergency. The event will be held simultaneously, across Europe (as has been the case since 2005). That 2022 is the twelfth edition, promoted by Roma Culture, the Capitoline Superintendence for Cultural Heritage with the organization of Zètema Progetto Cultura. Rome adheres to the initiative by extraordinarily opening to the public in the evening, from 8 pm to 2 am (last admission at 1 am), the spaces of the Museums System of Roma Capitale. [QUI TUTTI I MUSEI APERTI]

Notre Dame de Paris in Rome

The twentieth anniversary of Notre Dame de Paris makes a stop in the capital, from 12 to 22 May. The original cast will return to thrill the live audience at the Palazzo dello Sport. Twenty years after the debut of the opera, the protagonists of the musical will again be Lola Ponce in the role of Esmeralda, Giò Di Tonno (Quasimodo), Vittorio Matteucci (Frollo), Leonardo Di Minno (Clopin), Matteo Setti (Gringoire), Graziano Galatone (Febo), Tania Tuccinardi (Cornflower). In addition, special guests of exception of some of the special dates of the tour will be Claudia D’Ottavi and Marco Guerzoni, in the guise of Fiordaliso and Clopin, of which they were the first interpreters in 2002. A unique event that many Romans have chosen not to let it slip away. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Green and Landscape Festival

On May 13, 14 and 15, the Green and Landscape Festival returns to the roof garden of the Auditorium Parco della Musica with a full program of activities dedicated to those who live in the city. Many are the issues addressed in this 11th edition for a slower, more aware, sustainable and green lifestyle, because living in the city does not mean living far from Nature. On the program workshops of flower design, botanical sketch, paper flowers and the use of color in our homes, consultations, pills and lessons to make the house and outdoor spaces greener and more flowery, book presentations, botanical aperitifs and picnics, outdoor games in the City of the Sun and many workshops. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Japanese market

The Japanese Market celebrates its 15 years with two major events, the first on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May. The large industrial spaces of the Capannelle Hippodrome will frame a unique journey through the sounds, smells and atmospheres typical of the Rising Sun. An inclusive and free event, made available to citizens who will have the opportunity to compare themselves with a different culture, in the suggestive context of the historic municipal racecourse. A large market exhibition with over 100 exhibitors selected for an original and unconventional shopping proposal. [TUTTI I DETTAGLI]

Strawberry Festival

The traditional Carchitti Strawberry Festival is back on 14 and 15 May. The seasonal fruit will be the protagonist of two days of taste and folklore. The opening of the festival is scheduled for 10 on Saturday with stands and markets, followed by fashion shows, music and entertainment. It also continues throughout Sunday, from 10 with the opening of stands and markets. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Formic

Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 May the first exhibition of Italian cheese and dairy rarities reopens in Rome. For three years Formaticum has been an unmissable event for all cheese lovers, for operators in the sector and for restaurateurs who can taste and buy the products displayed in the Wegil spaces. Companies carefully selected by the organizers will come from all over Italy, united by great quality work, respect for the environment, care of the product starting from the feeding of the animals that supply the milk, from the fight to standardization and approval of tastes. . [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Let’s drink South

After more than two years, the doors of Beviamoci Sud, the wine festival of southern Italy, reopen. On 14 and 15 May, in Rome, the Riserva Grande agency, in collaboration with Andrea Petrini, blogger of Percorsi di Vino, and the journalist Luciano Pignataro, will promote the fourth edition of the event. An event aimed at promoting exclusively representative companies of the various wine-growing areas of our fascinating South which, at the same time, wants to maintain a high-level quality standard. An opportunity for passionate wine lovers and operators in the sector to be able to taste all the wine excellences of a territory, cradle, since time immemorial, of great wines with an unmistakable personality, steeped in history, culture and territoriality unique in the world. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Festival of arrosticino and Abruzzo cuisine

The Abruzzo sheep roast will be the protagonist in Rome, from Saturday 14 to Sunday 15. Icon of the Abruzzo culinary tradition, a symbol of true regional street food and finally, a heritage of Italian gastronomy, as well as a food loved by young and old . Rome will host the Bracevia team in Tutta Pecora, for a weekend with a unique flavor inside the AgriPark in Via Castel di Leva, the outdoor space of the New Organic Farming Cooperative. The tasty skewer will be celebrated accompanied by the best regional wines of Cantina Ferrante di Lanciano. And there will be other specialties of Abruzzo cuisine. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Kimono parade at the Trevi Fountain

On Sunday 15 May Akira Yoshida opens the doors of her restaurant with a cherry blossom festival and a fashion show of antique 1920s vintage kimonos, precious original garments supplied by the Roman lady of kimonos, Gloria Gobbi of Antichi Kimono and the precious collaboration of the make up artists of the Accademia di Trucco Professionale and the hairstyles of the Accademia Genesis. The festival also includes the setting up of a pictorial and photographic exhibition on Japanese Hanami, sake-based cocktails and Japanese sweets. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Eco & Chic market in San Lorenzo

The Eco & Chic market is back in San Lorenzo. A pleasant and relaxed atmosphere where you can browse among the many stands of artistic craftsmanship, selected vintage, flower design and more. Among the “goodies” present, jewelry handmade by a master craftsman who will give visitors the opportunity to see his techniques working on site, but also ceramic sculptures, illustrations by the author, rare plants, and even the excellent local chili. , grown in the Marche by a family-run company. There is a cultural association that recycles books and vintage clothing by great designers, carefully washed and sanitized. There will be a children’s area with workshops held by Jessica. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

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