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Rome Marathon

This race takes runners on a scenic route around the city. Expect to run past key landmarks such as the Roman Forum, Piazza Venezia, Castel Sant'Angelo, St Peter's Basilica, the Spanish Steps and more.

Date: 27 March 2022 - 27 March 2022
Website: http://www.maratonadiroma.it
Cost:

Free to spectate.


Via Crucis (Way of the Cross)

On Good Friday, the Pope leads a grand torchlight procession from the Colosseum, via 14 'cross stations', to the Palatine Hill.

Date: 15 April 2022 - 15 April 2022
Cost:

Free.


Natale di Roma (Rome's birthday)

Rome celebrates its founding legend by Romulus on 21 April each year. Expect parades, re-enactments and a variety of colourful events.

Date: 21 April 2022 - 21 April 2022
Venue: Various.
Cost:

Free.


Primo Maggio

Rome usually hosts a free concert on Piazza San Giovanni on Labour Day.

Date: 01 May 2022 - 01 May 2022
Venue: Piazza San Giovanni.
Website: https://www.primomaggio.net
Cost:

Free.


Rome International Film Festival

Held every October, this red-carpet event features a varied programme, including screenings, encounters, retrospectives, tributes, exhibitions, and conferences.

Date: 01 October 2022 - 31 October 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Website: http://www.romacinemafest.it
Cost:

Various.


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Grand Hotel Via Veneto

This 5-star hotel near the Borghese Gardens is worth a visit for the art collection alone - works by Picasso and Dali are among those that line the walls. An excellent spa and roof terrace make it great for a pampering weekend too.

The Fifteen Keys Hotel

This chic hotel in the Monti district in Central Rome has stylish, light-filled rooms that are just perfect to unwind in after a long day of sightseeing - if you need even more help to relax, just order an in-room massage. A breakfast buffet is available daily, and served in the courtyard garden in summer. Other facilities include a gorgeous bar and complimentary bike rentals.

Hotel de Monti

Hotel de Monti is situated on the third floor (no lift) of a 16th-century building in the bohemian Monti district, a ten-minute walk from Roma Termini station and a 15-minute walk from the Colosseum. The seven bedrooms are modest, but include air-conditioning, sound-proofing and en suite bathrooms, and a complimentary breakfast with excellent coffee is served in the room. Staff are extremely welcoming and helpful.

Hotel D’Inghilterra

In a prime spot by the Spanish Steps, this sedate and sophisticated hotel is where the poet John Keats stayed when he visited Rome in the 19th century. There are roaring fires in the public lounges where guests can relax with a book and a pot of tea.

Hotel d’Este

Sitting on the peak of the Esquilino hill, Hotel d'Este is a characterful, old-fashioned place with 31 charming bedrooms. Housed in a timeworn palazzo, rooms have high ceilings, period detailing and classic furnishings such as brass beds and mahogany-coloured dressers and wardrobes. Breakfast is served on a roof terrace.

The Beehive

Established by Californian couple Steve and Linda, The Beehive is deservedly one of the most popular, budget stays in Rome. Run with great personality and warmth, the house features dorms or private rooms with original artworks on the walls, a vegan and vegetarian café, a book exchange and a yoga studio.