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What to do in Rome on the first weekend of September?

Vita gazette – With extreme temperatures, droughts, fires, viruses, summer is over and September has arrived. What to do in Rome in this first weekend of the autumn season (3-4 September)?

There is something for all tastes in Rome this weekend: culture, cinema and art. The city museums are free for both Romans and tourists. Many exhibitions await visitors, such as Robert Doisneau, Banksy and Gianni Berengo Gardin. Venditti & De Gregori in the Parco della Musica auditorium. Those who love to photograph cannot miss the outdoor exhibition in Trastevere, Piazza Santa Maria in Piazza della Fotografia.

Civic museums for free

This Sunday, as before the month, the civic museums, the archaeological area of ​​the Circus Maximus and that of the Imperial Forums will be free for residents of Rome and beyond. The civic museums open their doors for free to allow visitors to admire the masterpieces of the permanent collections and the works exhibited in the temporary exhibitions in progress.

Here are the museums that will join the initiative promoted by Roma Culture, Capitoline Superintendence for Cultural Heritage: Capitoline Museums, Trajan’s Markets – Museum of the Imperial Fora, Ara Pacis Museum, Centrale Montemartini, Museum of Rome, Museum of Rome in Trastevere, Modern Art Gallery, Villa Torlonia Museums, Civic Museum of Zoology, Giovanni Barracco Museum of Ancient Sculpture, Carlo Bilotti Museum – Villa Borghese Orangery, Napoleonic Museum, Pietro Canonica Museum in Villa Borghese, Museum of the Roman Republic and Garibaldi Memory , Museum of Casal de ‘Pazzi, Museum of the Walls and Villa of Maxentius.


Auditorium Parco della Musica renews the appointment with the Venditti & De Gregori tour (new dates throughout Italy, until next January): a show in which the two singer-songwriters will take the stage together to re-propose their greatest hits – The lever football of the class of ’68, What a fantastic story life is, The cannon woman, Alta Marea, just to name a few. Tickets starting from 39 euros.

Enjoying the cinema under the stars

Last days to attend the screenings of the film Isola del Cinema under the stars, including outdoor screenings, exhibitions, special events, masterclasses and meetings on the banks of the Tiber on the Tiber Island …

Tomorrow, at 9.30 pm and 10 pm respectively, the documentary Ennio (2021 – 156 ‘) by Giuseppe Tornatore and the drama The Worst Person in the World (2021 – 121’) by Joachim Trier.


There are many exhibitions that began before the summer and are still in progress. For latecomers Sunday is the last day of the master of photojournalism Robert Doisneau at the Ara Pacis Museum.

Among the others, there is also crazy – madness in contemporary art at the Chiostro del Bramante: an international exhibition project in which twenty-one artists took part with over eleven site-specific installations created for the occasion.

And then The World of Banksy – The Immersive Experience, hosted at the shopping arcade of the Roma Tiburtina station: it is an exhibition dedicated to the most famous street artist in the world.

At MAXXI there is time until 18 September to attend the solo show dedicated to Gianni Berengo Gardin who in his shots has told the story of Italy in the last seventy years: Gianni Berengo Gardin. The eye as a profession.


Santa Maria in Trastevere until September 24 will continue to be a (free) open-air museum of photography. On the occasion of Piazza della photographers every day, on the large ledwall mounted in the square, Romans and tourists will be able to admire video installations of photographic projects in loop from 1:00 pm to 1:00 am, enriched by in-depth meetings and performances.

This Saturday it will be the turn of the winning photographs of the first edition of the “Fotografia al donna Bresciani Visual Art” award.

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