Roma Outdoor Festival 2016

By all accounts, Rome’s Outdoor festival was better last year.

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I, however, only trekked out to the Ex-Caserma this year, so I cannot compare it to the 2015 Edition. The 2016 exhibits certainly piqued my interest though.


The ex-Caserma on Via Giudo Reni are old army barracks constructed around 1915 and then abandoned when European wars fell out of fashion.

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Directly across from the MAXXI, the space has been reclaimed for the month of October.

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Installation artists have occupied massive rooms and outdoors spaces to create temporary exhibits.


In addition to the art, there are workshops and activities for kids.

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We wandered through the main exhibition space before heading to the vintage market that was taking place on Sunday inside.


By night, DJs and bars take over the main spaces.

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I thought the trip out there and the €5 entrance was worth it.

You have one last weekend before the Outdoor Festival closes if you are interested in seeing a slice of Italy’s contemporary art scene.  The mostra will open Friday the 28th until Monday the 31st of October.

The event on 29 October is a Spirits Festival which sounds pret-ty good to me.


A full program of the 2016 Outdoor Festival is here.



2 thoughts on “Roma Outdoor Festival 2016

    • Natalie says:

      It really was good! A balance of family stuff, interesting art, and tempting adult treats. Should be interesting to see what they do for Halloween!

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