We are finally saying goodbye to February as March comes in with a host of interesting social and cultural events in the Capital of the World, commonly known as Rome, the Eternal City.
Whether you’re traveling to Rome or currently in Rome, here are some of the interesting happenings and what to do in March:
Come and see the Crouching Boy at Palazzo Rhinoceros before it returns to Russia
The Crouching Boy is a sculpture made by the great Renaissance Italian painter and sculptor Michelangelo. The sculpture is being preserved at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. However, it is currently visiting Rome on loan through the on-going collaboration between the Hermitage Museum and the Fondazione Alda Fendi.
The Crouching Boy can be visited for free at the Palazzo Rhinoceros, which is located almost at the very center of Rome, from 10 AM to 7 PM.
Enjoy the Prime Donne lyric concert at the Teatro Palladium in Garbatella
Watch the Prime Donne lyric concert, which was created by the Roma Tre Teatro Palladium Foundation in collaboration with the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, as they return for a one-day concert on March 25 featuring Mariangela Sicilia.
Sit back and relax as Mariangela Sicilia amazes you with her passionate singing. Together with the telluric verses of Daniel Cundari and the superb piano playing by Antonio Maria Pergolizzi, feel the love and disbelief and passion as you listen to the voices of a soprano and a poet in an emotional swirl that will leave you captivated.
Have fun at the two-day Roma Whisky Festival in EUR
If you’re a whisky lover, then you won’t want to miss the Roma Whisky Festival, which will be held at the Salone delle Fontane in EUR suburb on March 2 to 3. This year will be the 8th edition of Roma Whisky Festival, and there will be more than 2,000 whiskies offered for tasting.
At the event, you will get to taste a selected series of rare products, try something from the cocktail bar, buy whisky, and even enroll to courses taught by industry experts.
Celebrate the 500th death anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci at Scuderie del Quirinale
While you’re in Rome, don’t miss out on the Leonardo da Vinci inspired exhibit at Scuderie del Quirinale. The exhibit is entitled Leonardo da Vinci: La scienza prima della scienza and is supposed to include works that will offer insight into da Vinci’s technical and scientific achievements.
The event is to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Leonardo Da Vinci’s death and will promote the loan of Biliothèque de Genève’s precious item, the De Divina Proportione, to Scuderie del Quirinale. The event will run from March 13 up until June 30, 2019. So, don’t forget to check it out.
Explore the Park of Monsters at the town of Bomarzo
Located in the woods of the small town of Bomarzo is a bizarre yet fascinating series of surprises that is waiting to astonish visitors. Parco dei Monstri, commonly known as Park of Monsters or Monster Park, has about 20 sculptures that have been carved from rocks by Italian architect and painter Pirro Ligorio.
Some of the pieces that you will see at this ghoulish park are a monstrous fish-head, a war elephant, and a giant turtle. If you do decide to visit the park, make sure to enter the screaming mouth called “the mouth of hell” and take some pictures.
If you still have extra time to do more sightseeing, then you can go and explore the small Eygptian Museum at the Egyptian Academy in Valle Giuila. You can also dance the night away at the Manifesto Festival at Rome’s Monk Club. Lastly, you can go visit as many Vatican museums and archeological sites in Rome as you can while they are open for free from March 5 to 10.