what to do on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May

Second weekend in May, that of Mother’s Day. Via the masks, spring ahead and Rome is full of events for all tastes.

Such a rich weekend had not been seen for some time. The schedule of appointments in the city is truly varied and ranges from culture to nature, from shopping to food and wine, from tourism to magic.

What to do on the weekend of 7 and 8 May in Rome

The weekend of 7 and 8 May officially brings spring to the city. From Orticola to Era di Maggio, in fact, flowers and plants will color the capital giving a suggestive show. The weekend just around the corner also marks the great return of the festivals that we have missed so much. From the Roman artichoke to pecorino and cooked salami, for those with a sweet tooth, there is plenty of choice. There will also be a Saturday and Sunday dedicated to vintage shopping, crafts, music and theater.

It was in May

Spring blossoms at the Botanical Garden Museum in Rome, Era di Maggio is back, an open-air event dedicated to families and all floriculture enthusiasts that will take place on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May. A great spring festival for adults and children among green plants, colorful flowers and rare botanical collections. To animate the two days, over 140 events (organized in a rich calendar) designed to learn the most incredible and fascinating secrets of nature through play and fun. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Orticola of Rome

The first edition of Orticola di Roma arrives in Rome, an event dedicated to flowers, horticulture, nature, art and sustainability. Much more than an exhibition-market that will unfold, in particular, between Villa Borghese and via Condotti. A cultural event that sees the involvement of nurserymen, plant producers and companies attentive to sustainability, alongside the circuit of museums of Villa Borghese, the Fai, the institutions in three days declined between beauty, nature and harmony. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Visit to the snail of Trinità dei Monti

Orticola will also be an opportunity to take part in an extraordinary visit to discover the aqueduct with the gentle name. The snail of Villa Medici. Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May, with the volunteers of the FAI Delegation of Rome, it will be possible to descend 25 meters below the level of Rome, along 117 steps. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Closing of the vintage market

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May, from 10 to 20, the Vintage Market returns to Piazza Ragusa. There will be 150 exhibitors ready to amaze visitors with unique pieces of rare beauty. The market is divided into areas: crafts, vintage, handmade, home decor, illustration, books and prints, plants and decorations, BIO cosmetics and a ton of vinyls. Each area has its own identity: the exhibitors are carefully selected and best represent the soul of the Vintage Market, since 2008 devoted to recycling, reuse and reuse. Many exhibitors can only be found here.[TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Brunori Sas in concert

Dario Brunori is back live, Sunday 8 May, at the Palazzo dello Sport in Rome. The Brunori SAS Tour will cross many buildings all over Italy to meet the public again with the poetry, lightness and irony that have always distinguished it. A long-awaited return from his fans and finally rescheduled following the latest government regulations, allowing him to return to fully enjoy the experience of live music. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

International gala of spells and magic

Technology and magic, a combination that seems to be poles apart but which is about to become reality thanks to the long-awaited return of the international family-sized magic show “Magic”, which returns on 7 and 8 May at the Auditorium della Conciliazione, after the arrest due to the pandemic. A new edition completely renewed and, above all, in step with the times. In fact, the world premiere of the number of magic and prestige “Sky Drone” arrives in Italy, with a series of drones on stage to combine the tradition of illusionism with hi-tech evolutions ready to amaze the audience. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Artichoke Festival in Rome

On the weekend comes a nice and tantalizing festival to celebrate the most famous and sought after vegetable of the spring season: the artichoke. The largest spring picnic will be organized with a menu entirely based on artichokes. From appetizers to digestives, only Roman artichokes, artichokes from Sezze, artichokes from Ladispoli and organic artichokes from the Roman countryside, many dishes based on artichokes and, of course, fresh artichokes to buy and enjoy at home. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Eco & Chic Market

The Eco & Chic Market returns on May 8 to Piazza dell’Immacolata in San Lorenzo, to coincide with Mother’s Day. An opportunity to celebrate by strolling among the many stands of interesting items and doing ethical shopping, supporting local artisans and small businesses participating in the market. The variety of products that can be found is really wide: artistic ceramics, author illustrations, jewels, hand-sewn bags, painted clothing, textile accessories, household items, objects in olive wood, natural cosmetics, particular plants, products zero km, as well as selected and washed vintage garments and collecting stands. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Roma travel show

From 6 to 8 May, RTS – Roma Travel Show, the Capital Tourism Show, now in its second edition, returns to Rome. The international event that is committed to promoting the restart of the efficient and safe tourism supply chain will be held at the Palazzo dei Congressi. It is a free event open to the public and operators, which allows you to receive expert advice, to create the best travel experience, whether it be a wedding, emotional, relaxing, adventurous or discovery. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Festival of pecorino and cooked salami

The traditional Pecorino Romano di Nepi festival returns and doubles. Yes, because alongside the delicious cheese on the highest stage of the event, there will be another specialty: Salame Cotto De.Co. And so the long-awaited appointment of the Nepali spring will turn into the “Pecorino and Salame Cotto Festival”, scheduled for 6, 7 and 8 May in the beautiful town in the province of Viterbo. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Street food from Eur

Street Food arrives in viale Oceania. This time the tastiest tour of Italy arrives in a crazy location, surrounded by lush greenery and cherry blossoms in the Eur park, a few steps from the shore of the pond. A carefully chosen brigade of 20 street chefs will take to the field to battle between pans and stoves. From Friday 6 to Sunday 8 May, for the first time TTSFood arrives in the famous Eur district. Delicacies expressed from all over Italy and international delights for all tastes. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Lands and Cities

“Terre e Città”, three days of events arrive in Testaccio to reconnect the thread of reflection on food systems, reaffirming the central role of Rome as a “city of food”, the largest agricultural municipality in Europe. The encounter between lands and cities in a cultural but also popular festival to tell the future of food according to Slow Food Rome. This is what the three Roman days of Terre e Città promise – The Road to Terra Madre scheduled from 6 to 8 May at the City of the Other Economy. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Ethos

“Digital lives”, the social, political and moral consequences of artificial intelligence will be the central theme of the first Festival of Public Ethics scheduled from 6 to 8 May at the Auditorium Parco della Musica Ennio Morricone and organized by the Fondazione Musica per Rome and Luiss Ethos, the Luiss Business School Public Ethics Observatory directed by Sebastiano Maffettone. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Find out here all the other events scheduled for the weekend of 7 and 8 May

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