carbonara, amatriciana and saltimbocca. After-dark activities range from seeing one of Verdi’s classic operas at Teatro dell’Opera to club-hopping in working-class Testaccio, once the city’s slaughterhouse district.
- Holy Week and Easter (Mar/Apr, dates vary),
- the Rock in Roma music festival (Jul),
- the period between Christmas and Epiphany (Jan 6), when many businesses are closed, though there is a large Christmas market in Piazza Navona.