Spending the Mid August 2011 in Rome is a big occasion: the city is almost empty and so you can enjoy all its wonders and capitalize on every cultural possibility at its best.
If you want to listen good music, you'll find the brand new open air club called Central Park in Rome, inside the park Rosati at Eur; on 15th August you can attend Califano's concert, an important meeting with classic pop music with the famous artist- philosopher, a real symbol of Rome.
If you prefer classical music, you can choose the concerts organized by "Notti Romane al Teatro di Marcello", celebrating its 23rd year in 2011, with music, shows, poetry and theatre right in the place where games and holy ceremonies were held 20 centuries ago. On 15th August you can attend the traditional Mid August concert with Hiroshi Takasu playing F. Liszt at the piano.
Jazz lovers can't miss Javier Girotto and his Jazz & Tango at the Casa del Jazz. The founder of Aires Tango has found his own personal style, mixing jazz and melodic music.
If you prefer visual art, you can visit the exhibition Gattinoni: la televisione è di moda: inside Palazzo Valentini. This exhibit suggests the interaction between the famous fashion house Gattinoni and the TV. The display includes 15 clothes from the archive of the Maison, with pictures, films and RAI footages from some of the most famous Italian TV shows, where a part of Italian history is told thanks to fashion and TV, a connection which has created its own communication code throughout the years.
Rome's summer festival comes back to the Coliseum with the event All'ombra del Colosseo 2011, and tits traditional shows, you can't miss. Parco del Celio is the protagonist of this event, and on 15th August Rome's citizens and tourists can attend Antonio Giuliani's "One Man Show", a frantic, long monologue dealing with Rome and its history, while the famous comedian talks about people, loves and places of his city.
The Museum Mario Praz inside Palazzo Primoli, houses the annual collection of watercolor paintings, called: Acquerelli d'interno: 1810-1860. The exhibit displays 24 paintings realized between 1810 and 1860, selected from the rich collection belonging to Praz, and here displayed in turn. Mario Praz was inspired by some of these paintings when he had to decorate his house, and this exhibition is a good way to discover this museum. If you love movies you can't miss Cinecittà si mostra, at the Cinecittà studios in via Tuscolana, open to the public on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Italian unity. An extraordinary course which presents Cinecittà's history: scenes, costumes, sets, characters – actors, directors, producers – who worked in this "factory of dreams": it's a tribute to everyone who built and made Cinecittà so unique, and the ones who work offstage, contributing to the movies' creation.
Do you love photography? Well, Villa Capo di Bove, along the Via Appia Antica is the right place for you, with the exhibition: La Via Appia. Laboratorio di mondi possibili, a photo display which will help you understand the recent history of this consular road. About 80 pictures, most of them taken on study purpose, are just a small part of a bigger repertoire, with photos dating back to different periods: from 19th century until the 50's, the 70's until today.
Monday, 15th August will also be the last opportunity to visit Rome Vintage 2011, an event dedicated to the past, with concerts, markets, live music, DJ set: the festival takes place inside the park San Sebastiano, between Caracalla and Appia Antica. In this area, with free access, you can also find rest shops, stages for concerts and dance music (on 15th August the band Any Given Monday will play indie rock and electro), as well as a sport area, a playground for children and a cinema.
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