It is always nice to pursue your hobbies and interests while on your travels. That is probably why activity holidays are so popular. Whether you like hiking, history or music you can weave those activities into your holiday itinerary. You certainly can if you visit Rome and are a music lover. The city has something to offer, almost regardless of what style of music you like.
A night of opera
Rome Opera Tickets are surprisingly easy to get hold of and they are not expensive. There are several opera venues in the city. Most are indoors, but during the warmer months, you can enjoy an outdoor performance. For example, during the 2019 season, you could see La Traviata in the atmospheric ruins of the Baths of Caracalla. There is something very special about seeing one of the classic operas performed in a venue like this. It is quite unlike anything else you would have experienced before.
Other than opening nights and the odd special performance the dress code for Opera attendees is very relaxed. Casual clothes are acceptable. But most people go down the smart-casual route. That means long trousers or tidy jeans and a shirt with a collar. For women a smart dress or a skirt or trousers worn with a stylish blouse is the most popular outfit approach. So, if you want to go to the opera in Rome, there is no need to take up half of the space in your suitcase with black tie or an evening gown.
Music in the auditorium
The auditorium is one of Rome’s biggest music venues. It plays host to all kinds of artists. Before booking always check to find out what is going on. That way, if you have flexibility, you can adjust your travel dates a little and enjoy the style of music you like best. This is the link to their official website. It is translated into several languages, so finding out what is going on at this iconic venue, is not difficult.
Classical music venues
There are all kinds of opportunities to enjoy classical music in Rome. All of the opera venues periodically offer performances. The acoustics in many of the city’s churches are excellent. In particular, All Saints and St. Paul’s Within the Walls. They are also stunning buildings, which makes the whole experience that much more enjoyable.
The Teatro Salone Margherita is also well worth a visit. If you want to make the evening even more special you can book yourself a balcony and dinner. The food is served in a separate room and is served in between each act. You watch the opera from your seat in the balcony, which typically gives you a very good view of what is going on.
Rome’s jazz venues
If you love jazz, you really are spoilt for choice, in Rome. Most nights, you can choose between at least a half a dozen performances. You can head to the Casa del Jazz, Fonclea, Lanificio, the Lian Club or several other venues.
Take in one of Rome’s many music festivals
It does not matter what type of music you like, there is a festival that features it. Over the past couple of decades, Rome has become a bit of centre for music festivals. The Roma Summer Fest takes place during June and July. It features an eclectic mix of artists.
The above is just a taste of what music lovers can do while staying in this wonderful city. If you go online and take a look at the travel forums you will be able to find many more suggestions.