Happy new year!
As January starts in Rome, news of events for the months is sloooooowly trickling out. To get you started, here are some tips about what to do in Rome in winter.
Be sure to plan enough time for both shopping (the sales start!) and plenty of museum visits to catch all the exhibits that are ending soon.
Best January 2018 Events in Rome:
1 January: A New Year’s Day parade is planned down Via del Corso and around the city, starting at 15:30 in Piazza del Popolo.
5 January: The sales, or saldi, start throughout Rome! Happy shopping!
6 January: Leave your shoes out! La Befana, Italy’s Christmas witch, is visiting. Today is the Epiphany – a national holiday so expect business closures and holiday schedules for transportation.
Ongoing January Exhibits in Rome:
Reaction Roma II: The MACRO in Testaccio is hosting an exhibit made with footage shot by regular Romans to show the “real Rome.” The project invites residents to show off Rome through their own eyes and runs from 15-30 January.
Picasso – Between Cubism and Classicism 1915-1925: These are the final weeks to see the Picasso exhibit in Rome which celebrates 100 years since Picasso’s 1917 trip to Italy. The Scuderie del Quirinale is hosting 100 works completed by Picasso between 1915 and 1925. The show, which includes many of Picasso’s cubist paintings, will run through January 21, 2018. Here is a review of the show on the blog.
Monet: It is also your last chance to take in some impressive impressionism with the Monet Exhibit ending before the end of the month. The Vittoriano will have 60 works from Paris’ Musée Marmottan Monet on display through January 20, 2018.
This post will be updated as more information about January events in Rome becomes available.