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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: 19 March 2023 - 19 March 2023
Website: https://www.runromethemarathon.com/en/home-en/
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: 07 April 2023 - 07 April 2023
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 2023 - 21 April 2023
Venue: Various.
Cost:

Free.


Primo Maggio

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

Date: 01 May 2023 - 01 May 2023
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: 18 October 2023 - 29 October 2023
Website: https://www.romacinemafest.it/en/
Cost:

Various.


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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.

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Just off central Via Veneto, this is a business-like oasis. The interior is contemporary, with stylish design that sets it apart. The 59 bedrooms and six suites are spacious and serene, and there is the Il Roseto Restaurant, an outdoor courtyard and rose garden (hence the hotel's name) where you can breakfast and dine in fine weather.

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The elegant Hassler Roma has awe-inspiring panoramic views over Rome. It's hosted a firmament of stars including Bill Clinton and Tom Cruise. The rooms are decorated in classic style, with sweeping floor-to-ceiling curtains, Venetian glass chandeliers and marble bathrooms. Ask for a room with either a balcony or terrace.

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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.