Events Around Rome

Ilaria D'Onofrio Program Assistant, Rome Center


December 3, 2018

To help you continue to check out what's on offer both around you and further afield, we've put together a list of suggestions for activities that might be of interest to improve your stay in Rome, Florence and other cities in Italy.



This week we have the following new movies, with English audio and Italian subtitles:


A fascinating adventure set in the last Ice Age, an epic and visually stunning story about the origins of man's relationship with his best friend. A young man is injured while he was on his first hunt with his tribe, and must learn to survive alone in the wilderness. Reluctantly taming a lone wolf abandoned by its pack, the pair learn to rely on each other and become unlikely allies.


After marrying a successful writer known commonly as Willy, the main character Colette is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, her husband convinces her to write novels under his name. They soon become the talk of Paris, and their adventures inspire more successful novels. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known and her fight over creative ownership and gender roles drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression.

The Glass Castle

The movie is a remarkable story of unconditional love, about a young woman that has found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms, thanks to the influence of her tight-knit and dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads, with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who had stirred the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty.

On her shoulder

Filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows the story of Nadia Murad, a strong-willed young woman who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped from her kidnapers after suffering unspeakable torture. She has now become the face of the campaign to free the Yazidi people.


From the 2nd of December to the 6th of January you will find in the already stunning, a wonderful market, opened from 10 am to 7pm, that has now become a rooted tradition in Rome, and that celebrates the beauty of Christmas holiday. You do not need to love shopping to enjoy a stroll around the market, because the beauty of this place lies on the festive atmosphere that all these little wooden stalls create– happy people who sell you food, Christmas ornaments, winter clothes and crafted objects of all kinds.


Sunday, 9th of December, from 11 am to 8 pm, at Doozo Art Books & Sushi the 9th edition of a Japanese Christmas Market will be held. The shop is in Via Palermo 51, in Monti neighborhood. The market is a special occasion to get in contact with the Japanese culture and do special Christmas shopping. There will be Japanese products, street food, music and even some spectacular shows and lectures about Japanese traditional food like tea and saké.



December 8th and December 9th, at Santissima Annunziata Square you will find a beautiful Christmas market organized to celebrate Immacolata Concezione (Immaculate Conception), a Christian celebration very cherished in Italy, because usually it is the day when people prepare its own Christmas tree. Anyway, from 9 am to 7 pm you have the chance on both of this day to walk around an amazing market, where products have a strong connection with rural traditions of the city.


Next Monday, December 3th at 8:15pm, Odeon movie theater will project live the wonderful ballet which will be preformed at the Royal Opera House of London that night. The Nutcracker is a classic during Christmas holidays, a ballet which tells the adventures of the sweet Clara and her nutcracker toy, that perfectly merges with the brilliant music composed by ńĆajkovskij, one of the most famous classic composers of all time.