When Rome meets the world: Romaeuropa Festival
When you decide to spend some fall days in Rome, you must know it may sometimes be rainy so that walking around could turn to be less pleasant than usual. Still, you want to be out in the Eternal City, and walk the streets at a time they are not packed with tourists, but another plan for fall days and nights is a good idea.
Since 1986, there is an art festival taking place in Rome right at this time of the year, the Romaeuropa Festival, with dance performances and theatrical productions all around the city. The most of it happens at the Mattatoio, formerly the city slaughterhouse, a venue worth visiting in itself for the work of architecture that returned a large space to the general public.
Most but not all the events within Romaeuropa are at night, so it is up to you to look up the official website romaeuropa.net and pick one or more out of so many throughout fall. The program, agenda, catalogue, and box office are all easy for access on the world wide web. Here, we would just like to highlight a couple of them, free of charge.
One is, recreational installations presented by a Spanish group from Catalonia, Guixot De 8 with their Gargot d’Imaginació, or ‘doodle of imagination,’ an invitation to people of all ages for learning about artistic expressions while playing true artistic games made with recycled and reclaimed materials.
Fun time for all, and especially the younger, shall be Kids+Family, both a playground and a laboratory to think about childhood and the city, a chance for everyone to rediscover the young self with dance, music, theatre and modern circus. Romaeuropa is all of this, also including productions aimed at the adult, depending on your taste for culture.
Just check out when Rome meets the world, it happens in fall!