Weekend in Rome: what to do on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October

First weekend of October. Autumn has entered, temperatures have dropped and the first rains of the season have come to wet Rome. The weather will be uncertain even on the weekend just around the corner, but the capital does not stop its rich calendar of events, to be experienced indoors or outdoors.

What to do in Rome on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October

Like every first Sunday of the month, free admission to the Civic and State Museums of the Capital returns. Weekend in the name of culture, therefore, but also of research with the “European Night of researchers and female researchers”. Markets, festivals, traditional festivals will be the protagonists this weekend, there is no shortage of appointments for lovers of craft beer and for those who love excursions to discover our city.

What to do on the weekend of 1 and 2 October? Here is a selection of events not to be missed:

Free museums on the first Sunday of the month

Sunday 2 October the appointment with the free museums returns. By booking, in fact, it will be possible to visit – without paying the ticket – many symbolic places of culture. Civic and also state museums, in Rome and throughout Lazio. An appointment not to be missed to go and discover or rediscover the beauties of the Eternal City. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Feast of craft beers

From 29 September to 2 October, Eataly Roma organizes, in the spaces of its large parking lot, the Craft Beer Festival: a long weekend dedicated to the tasting of over 60 types of Italian and international craft beers, gluten free beers and ciders. To top it all off the specialties of the food trucks and the music of the Monk Club. Beer lovers will be able to sip many proposals combined with delicious gastronomic specialties. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Solara Garden Christmas Village

Christmas atmospheres in casal Palocco. From this weekend, in fact, the Solara Christmas Village opens and the Christmas markets of northern Europe arrive in South Rome as early as October. The magic of the most beautiful time of the year with special lights, sweet fragrances, trees, nativity scenes and elements of decoration and furniture from all over the world, within a structure totally dedicated to the Christmas sector, divided into ten different thematic areas for color and style. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Star Wars A new hope in concert: the whole movie with live orchestra

The cult film that marked the history of cinema and that started the planetary phenomenon of Star Wars, arrives for the first time in Rome with the “live concert” formula. It happens on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October at the Conciliazione Auditorium, within the Rome Film Music Festival. A large symphony orchestra performs the soundtrack in sync with the complete screening of the film; over 80 musicians on stage for incredible sonic impact. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Wanderlust 108, the largest Mindfulness event in the world

Wanderlust, the largest Mindful Movement community, returns to Italy with Wanderlust 108 – the only conscious Triathlon in the world. The event, which has been taking place in the most important Italian cities for six years now, returns to Rome on 2 October, after the Milanese stages on 17 and 18 September. In the capital, the event will take place at the Parco del Laghetto dell’Eur. A day entirely dedicated to awareness, with running, yoga and meditation sessions. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

HOT October, the Peperoncino Festival in Rome

Back, Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October, “HOTtobre Piccante”, the chili pepper festival in Rome dedicated to chili and food and wine excellences. Two days to spend outdoors with friends and family, many appointments to talk about the use of chili peppers in the medical and scientific fields, interventions by institutional representatives, workshops, space for art and literature and much more. live in the atmosphere of the Vivaio Garden Tre Fontane. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

The largest edition of the Hippie Festival

On 1 and 2 October, the largest edition of the Hippie Festival with free admission lands in Rome in the green oasis of Parco Labia. An emotional village that will welcome artisans, organic farms, holistic operators, ethical-spiritual researchers, writers, musicians, street artists for two days of well-being, relaxation, energy and leisure. An event that will offer numerous group activities, side events, shows, divided into thematic areas. Magical atmospheres, between one counter and another of the artisans, acoustic concerts and much more. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Marino grape festival

Everything is ready for the Marino Grape Festival. The famous festival returns from 30 September to 3 October with its 98th edition. New this year will be the Palio della Città di Marino with popular games. There will be a ban on the sale of bottled wine, so the pouring of Bacchus’ nectar will only be possible in plastic cups. There are many cultural and food and wine events not to be missed. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

“Dalì’s Purgatory”: the works of Salvador Dalì at La Galleria delle ArtI

The exhibition “Il Purgatorio di Dalì” was set up in the renovated spaces of La Galleria delle Arti, a historic cultural meeting place in the San Lorenzo district in Rome. After the great success of the previous exhibition of the 34 panels of Hell, the 33 autographed woodcuts that tell the story of Purgatory are now on display. A Purgatory represented by Dalì as a passage between the dreamlike atmospheres of Hell and the celestial iconographies of Paradise, using an average pictorial figure in which the use of light backgrounds and a soft chromatic choice prevail. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

“The apple of Aism”, in the square for the fight against multiple sclerosis

Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October many squares are colored red, yellow and green. They are the apples of AISM that the volunteers of the association will distribute throughout Italy, even in more than 100 squares in Rome and its province. Two million apples of three different qualities, granny smith, golden and noared, collected in 1.8 kg bags that can be obtained with a minimum donation of 10 euros. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Pet Carpet Film Festival

The fifth edition of the Pet Carpet Film Festival, the international film festival entirely dedicated to the animal world and to the special relationships shared with humans, which will take place on 30 September, 1 and 2 October, at the Sala Federico Fellini in the Cinecittà Studios is kicking off. in via Tuscolana. A solidarity event, in which the protagonists are four-legged animals, those with wings and tails, which returns with the aim of raising public awareness on the importance of pursuing the concept of environmental sustainability for development in full respect and in the protection of the planet, nature and its creatures. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

European Researchers’ Night

Nobel prize-winning nights are expected for the 17th edition of the European Reseachers’ Night LEAF 2022 by Frascati Scienza, this edition awarded with the President of the Republic Medal, conferred by President Sergio Mattarella. Appointment on Friday 30 September in Frascati and in many other Italian cities, from Padua to Palermo, and then on 1 October, again in Frascati, in St. Peter’s Square, the meeting with the Nobel Prize in Physics Giorgio Parisi will be held. The two days are the culmination of the Frascati Scienza Science Week. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Appia Day 2022

The appointment with Appia Day is back on Sunday 2 October, an opportunity to discover the archaeological-monumental heritage of the Appian Way through a busy calendar of meetings, guided tours and activities to be taken part strictly by bike or on foot. On the program free guided tours of state and municipal monuments, archeotrekking routes, cycle tours, exhibitions, historical re-enactments, games for children to celebrate Regina Viarum. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Strigliozzi festival

On Sunday 2 October the Strigliozzi Festival returns. The traditional event, now in its 25th edition, will take place indoors, with the stand opening at 12 and the event closing at 5 pm. An afternoon of celebration and folklore in Castel di Tora. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Car Boot Sale at the Da Vinci Park

The event that allows you to recycle and reuse the most varied things accumulated in the attic is back on Sunday 2 October. A way to combat waste and lighten the disposal of still beautiful and perfectly functional objects that we want to get rid of due to fatigue or completely personal needs. During the “Car boot sale”, in fact, those who go to the Da Vinci will find a real extemporaneous market of cars with the hood open, like small shop windows, where objects still in good condition can be purchased. An original way to get rid of things that haven’t been used for years. But also for an affordable exchange of a good used one. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Full carbonara weekend in Garbatella

For lovers of a great classic of Roman cuisine, the time has come for Carbonara Day. An event created to satisfy the palate and the throat of the many fans of this dish of the Roman culinary tradition. Where is it? Inside the Nobels Park in the heart of the historic Roman district of Garbatella, in Via delle Sette Chiese near the Lazio Region building. When? From Friday 30 to Sunday 2 October. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]

Find out here all the other events scheduled for the weekend in Rome and surroundings.

Weekend in Rome: what to do on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October