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International Rome Film Festival

The International Rome Film Festival (Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma)- held at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome and in other areas such as Via Veneto, the famous street of the “Dolce Vita” – has hosted major international premieres, actors and directors like Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Meryl Streep, public meetings, documentaries, retrospectives, exhibitions, concerts and live performances. Through the International Film Market, the Festival is also open to professionals, facilitating the circulation and sale of audiovisual products and supporting the production of independent films.

This film event was heavily promoted and sponsored by former Rome mayor Walter Veltroni, a great lover of cinema, and is organized by the Fondazione Cinema per Roma. The first edition was held in 2006. In 2009, the Festival has recorded 600 000 visitors for a total of around 100 000 tickets issued.

The film festival is held every year in Rome, Lazio, Italy and is suitable for people 18 and older. This year, it is happening from October 26 to November 5. For more information, please visit www.romacinemafest.org.

Tickets for the festival can be bought on line at  www.listicket.it or  www.romacinemafest.org

Tourist Information Center:
Ufficio Turismo Roma Via Leopardi
24 00185 Roma
email: turismo@comune.roma.it

Genzano Flower Festival

Every year, local artists cover an entire street (via Belardi) with detailed flower carpets, inspired by religious paintings and famous artworks. The Infiorata of Genzano begins with the harvesting of millions of flowers, 2-3 days before the event. They are stored fresh, in caves around Genzano, while the artists draw their masterpieces on the pavement of Via Belardi, for the Saturday parade. The Infiorata ends on Monday of the third week of June, when children are allowed to destroy the colorful artworks by playing on them.

The flower festival dates back to 1778 when, for the first time, some citizens decorated with flowers parts of the streets to celebrate Corpus Domini parade.

 

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Genzano Flower Festival, or Infiorata di Genzano, is taken place in Genzano, Lazio, Italy from June 16 to 18 this year. This religious/historical festival is suitable for people of all ages. For more information, please visit http://www.infiorata.it/index.html.

The local artists who create the flower festival belong to an “academy” called Accademia dei Maestri Infioratori di Genzano di Roma.  This non-profit organization has the aim to ensure collaboration between artists, preserve the different techniques used to create the flowers work of arts and pass on to future generations the passion for this event.

Tourist Information Center:
A.P.T. Genzano – Via Italo Belardi, 81 Genzano
Phone +39 06 93711228

Rome Literature Festival

Rome Literature Festival (Festival delle Letterature di Roma) gives the public a reading area and a survey of contemporary cultural phenomena, thanks to its winning formula which involves the public in the process of listening and reflection. The Festival at the Basilica of Massenzio is more than a media event, in which authors are invited to present to a wide audience the accomplishment of their thought. The Festival of Massenzio does not make any comments, it does not introduce the authors: it gives you the chance to share an experience which belongs to the world of writing but that  can be listened  as a concert, and  seen  as a play.

The Festival was founded in 2001. An event that adds literature to the  charm of the place, a stone’s throw from the Colosseum.

 

The Festival offers free admission for all shows: first come, first seated. Access is conditional on getting a free ticket for each show, which must be picked up at the ticket booth. The ticket booth opens at 7.00 p.m. Access to the site is possible from 8.30 p.m.

This cultural festival is suitable for all ages and is taken place every year in Rome, Lazio, Italy. This year it is happening from May 16 to June 21.

For more information please visit http://www.festivaldelleletterature.it/it/festival/.

Tourist Information Center:
Ufficio Turismo Roma Via Leopardi 24 00185 Roma
email: turismo@comune.roma.it