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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Summer Festival in Rome

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Author: Andrew Regan

Each year, thousands of tourists flock to Rome in order to experience this large Italian city and all it has to offer.

With a romantic atmosphere, ancient history and plenty of attractions, many consider Rome to be a premiere world destination for a vacation away.

If you’re interested in history, Rome makes an ideal destination, as there are plenty of museums and art galleries, which showcase the great history and artistic talent that has come from the Italian capital.

In addition, Rome is home to the popular tourist attraction the Colosseum – an ancient ruin that sits in the oldest part of the city. For those interested in the religious significance of Rome, the Vatican City is located near and easily accessed by those in Rome. The Vatican is where the global Catholic Church is based and is also the home of the Pope, making it an interesting destination for visitors.

If you’re planning on visiting Rome in the summer, there are added attractions that will have you enjoying the warm weather in this great city.

One such attraction is the annual Estate Romana Festival, or Summer Festival. Held each year between June and September, the festival is a showcase of Roman and Italian arts and culture. Classical music, jazz and rock are all musically featured during the events of the festival, and visitors can hear this music in various outdoor venues and amphitheatres throughout the city.

In addition to music, film and theatre are also featured throughout the festival schedule. Movies and plays are showcased all through the city, many times in very unique locations. Movie screens are set up in parks, and the steps of churches and buildings are often turned into impromptu stages.

The popular theatrical and musical productions are staged at well-known archeological sites in the city, including the Ostia Antica ruins, along the River Tiber and the Baths of Caracalla.

Those taking a summer break are sure to enjoy the variety of events and choices that Rome has to offer visitors. In addition to arts, culture and museums, the city boasts an impressive number of Italian ristorantes and trattorias – meaning you’ll never go hungry in this land of great food!

Tourists looking for a unique vacation and a further look at Italian culture will surely enjoy time in Rome during the Summer Festival. But with there being so much to do in such a time frame during the festival that it can prove worthwhile to plan your itinerary before arriving from your flights to Rome. And when the planning is out of the way, all that is left to think about is enjoying yourself.

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Andrew Regan writes for a digital marketing agency. This article has been commissioned by a client of said agency. This article is not designed to promote, but should be considered professional content.
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