Rome for music lovers

Posted on Mar 7, 2015 in Outdoors, Sport, Music...

[Revised March 2024] Once you have spent the full day touring Rome, you just wish to relax for the night. First option, we know, is always a nice dinner in a traditional trattoria or in a gourmet restaurant and of course you have plenty of choices.

But maybe you wish to change for a night and enjoy good music! These are some suggestions to plan a concert night during your Roman holiday:

    • Auditorium: the best place to listen to music in Rome, a great variety of events and festivals, including ballet, cinema and lectures. On top, a nice atmosphere for a drink before the show mingling with locals!
    • Teatro dell’Opera : check if there is a concert or a ballet at the Opera House in Rome. And during summertime the stage is moved under the stars among the charming ruins of Caracalla Baths.
    • Concerti del Tempietto: classical music under the stars and just next to a theatre of the 1st century BC! During summertime you can enjoy this magical atmosphere almost every night.
    • Accademia Santa Cecilia : the historical Music Academy in Rome, since 1585, is Santa Cecilia. Their program is rich and always “high profile”.
    • Oratorio del Gonfalone: a breathtaking manneristic oratorio hosting concerts of chamber music every week.
    • Roma Opera Omnia : if you like the idea of a mix, i.e. touring and appreciating ancient music in a historical site, follow the proposals of Opera Omnia. Galleria Pamphili or S. Agnese in Agone are just some of the palaces and churches housing this “olistic” experience!
    • I Virtuosi : a bit touristy, but affordable and always available. You can enjoy the most famous opera “arie” in the church of S.Paolo within the Walls (Via Nazionale, near Termini station and Repubblica metro stop) or at Salone Margherita near the Spanish Steps

For those who love a different kind of music, we suggest some of the most famous music clubs in town. Check them out and enjoy! And if you are looking for something different, combining jazz music, a candlelight dinner and a night tour of Rome, you have the Tram Jazz!