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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

Tickets for the festival can be bought on line at or

Tourist Information Center:
Ufficio Turismo Roma Via Leopardi
24 00185 Roma


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

Tourist Information Center:
Ufficio Turismo Roma Via Leopardi 24 00185 Roma