First weekend of 2022, which despite the application of anti-Covid safety regulations sees the city still animated by the many Christmas lights and open to Romans and tourists visiting the Eternal City.
A weekend characterized by a calendar of events with a Christmas flavor, and more. Like the extraordinary openings of many Capitoline Museums, some even with free admission. Between comedy and musicals, Roman theaters also have a varied and interesting program this weekend in early January. Jazz, classical and much more characterize the concerts this weekend. There is no shortage of markets that light up and warm up many villages around Rome, and of course the Christmas villages in the city and outside.
What to do in Rome on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd January
Beginning of the year in music with the concerts scheduled at the Auditorium Parco della Musica: it starts on Saturday 1 January with a concert by Giovanni Allevi and jazz by the Stefano Di Battista Quartet, while on Sunday Vasco Brondi takes the stage with a concert in music and words. Music also at the Sistina Theater with the record musical “MammaMia!” which, after the New Year’s special, brings the cheer of a brilliant comedy to the city. Curtains also open at the Parioli Theater, with a show by Dario Fo and Franca Rame, and at Ambra Jovinelli with the theatrical adaptation of the film “Mine Vaganti”, directed by Ferzan Ozpetek. Christmas air in the city and in the villages just outside Rome, with the Christamas World Christmas village at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and the Village of Wonders in the village of Santa Severa. Many exhibitions open this weekend at the beginning of the year, from the works of Klimt to the installations of the Balloon Museum in the Pratibus District. Many unmissable events, to celebrate the start of the new year with a flourish.
Here, then, are the events not to be missed on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 January in and around Rome.
Museums open for Capodarte Rome 2022
On Saturday 1st January the museums of Rome will be open for guided tours, meetings with artists and authors. And to these are added the many theaters and cinemas that offer free screenings of shows and films, and the opportunity to meet directors and artists. Over 40 cultural spaces in the city, including archaeological areas. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
The Torracchio Fair in Celleno
Sunday 2 January from 10 in the morning until sunset in the ghost town of Celleno last appointment with the Market Exhibition of handcrafted and artistic objects. An event that is an opportunity to discover this Viterbo village and the many handicrafts typical of the area, such as Zaffera ceramics or soaps made with olive oil and essential oils. During the market you can try your hand at craftsmanship and find out how to participate in the process of revitalizing the village in the future. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
The theatrical performances
At the Sistina Theater we start again with a musical record of acclaim from the public, “MammaMia!” with the music and songs of Abba. A brilliant comedy starring Paolo Conticini, Luca Ward, Sergio Muniz, Sabrina Marciano. To the Teatro Ambra Jovinelli an author’s plot is staged, “Mine Vaganti”, directed by Ferzan Ozpetek who has adapted this great cinematic success to the theater. The theatrical season of Parioli Theater, where “Mistero buffo” is staged played by Matthias Martelli. A text by Dario Fo and Franca Rame in which the authentic traditions of Italian theater are recovered. Lo show “This strange will to live”, with the story of two brothers, a mysterious writer and an aspiring actress whose destinies cross aboard a train.
The Living Nativity Scenes
In Ariccia the fifth edition of the living nativity scene that can be visited in the spaces of the Don Bosco Oratory is back. A journey to ancient Bethlehem in the days of the nativity, where you can retrace the trades and places between figures and re-enactments. Even the village of Civita di Bagnoregio comes alive takes a dip in the past, with its Living Nativity. A show full of suggestions and emotions.
The Christmas Villages
Last days of Christmas holidays and also to visit the Christmas villages, in the city and outside Rome. As the Christmas World at the Parco della Musica Auditorium, where to travel among the most characteristic places of the largest cities in the world surrounded by lights and shows. It doesn’t even stop at the park Cinecittà World the magic of Christmas, with the Christmas market, Santa’s House and over 40 attractions for adults and children, such as the skating rink and artistic illuminations. Just outside the city, in the Castle and village of Santa Severa you can spend pleasant hours in the suggestive atmosphere of the village that has become Wonder Village during the Christmas holidays. A walk in the village will also be a way to travel with the imagination among the music of the bagpipers, the shows of the street artists and the live music bands. And much more.
The weekend concerts
The Auditorium Parco della Musica offers shows and author concerts on Saturday and Sunday. It starts on Saturday 1 January with two concerts, that of the pianist and composer Giovanni Allevi who will perform in the Sala Santa Cecilia and the jazz concert and not only of the Stefano Di Battista Quartet who with Gino Castaldo will make Lucio Dalla’s songs, words and memories resound. On Sunday 2 January the concert show by Vasco Brondi “A spiritual thing”, a show of songs, poems, readings and reflections.
Market Exhibition in Greccio
In the village of Greccio the Market Exhibition of handicrafts and crib objects continues, a characteristic market also for the wooden chalets that host banquets illuminated by suggestive Christmas lights. A market at 705 meters high where you can also taste many typical products. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
At Palazzo Braschi you can visit the exhibition “Klimt. The Secession and Italy”. On this occasion, some masterpieces from foreign museums and private collections are returning to Italy. An exhibition that traces the stages of Gustav Klimt’s entire artistic parable. The Maxxi are exhibited shots by Sebastião Salgado with Amazônia, more than 200 works to immerse yourself in the universe of the forest by combining the impressive photographs of Salgado with the concrete sounds of the forest. At the Pratibus District an exhibition for all ages, with the Balloon Museum. An installation project conceived and promoted with the aim of bringing an invasion of color into the most evocative spaces of the cities that host it.
The “Human Scape” installation at the Auditorium
One photo a day for 33 days. This is the photographic installation that is projected in the Dome of the Sinopoli Room at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. The protagonists of the installation and of the shots are the people: whether they are spontaneous portraits or expertly studied poses, the faces of women and men tell the story of life, hopes, sufferings, struggles of humanity. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
The Dinosaur Empire at the Botanical Garden Museum
An exhibition with a highly popular character that makes the combination of Science and Art its flagship. A complete journey into the past of our planet, exploring both the terrestrial environment, in which the absolute protagonists are dinosaurs, and the marine one with large reptiles. An exhibition suitable for adults and children. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]