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Rome is not just a city of culture, history, and crumbling marble, but a lively city that's a lot of fun for young people. Simply hanging out in the piazzas and on the steps of churches and old buildings is the best way to meet young locals as well as other travellers. There are also plenty of cafes, pubs, and bars offering all kinds of live music. A list of cool places to go and things to do is provided by weekly magazines such as Roma C'e' (look for the small English section at the back), the bi-monthly Wanted in Rome (completely in English), and L'Evento, available at the Punti Informativi Turistici around the city..
To find out what's playing, you can either call the theatre directly or check the current issue of Roma C'e'--available for € 1.03 at newsstands.
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Outdoor operas are frequently held during the summer in interesting venues, including the Baths of Caracalla (where ballets are also presented by the Teatro dell'Opera) and the Basilica of San Clemente. Information and schedules can be found in Roma C'e' or Time Out (see above). The least expensive tickets are generally around € 12.91…
Teatro Nazionale - Sala Milloss
» Classical Music
There are classical concerts in Rome year-round in venues of every shape and size. In addition to the normal concert halls there are also outdoor venues during the summer for good music and unbeatable atmosphere. Among the many locations is the Villa Torlonia, on Via Nomentana; After many years, the Academy of Santa Cecilia has resumed staging summer concerts in the Baths of Caracalla.
Auditorio di S. Cecilia
Oratorio del Caravita
Aula Magna Universita' La Sapienza
Accademia Filarmonica Romana
Sala Palazzo della Cancelleria
Many churches also have live classical music performances. A partial list:
San Nicola in Carcere
S. Paolo dentro le mura
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Four XXXX Pub
Large indoor venues for bigger concerts:
» "Estate romana" (Roman Summer)
Roman summer nights are made for being outside, and all of Rome becomes a stage during the Estate Romana, the collective name given to a summer-long season of events held in mostly outdoor venues in every corner of the city. Classical concerts take place in gardens and archaeological sites. Piazzas and church steps play host to jazz and blues musicians. Sprawling green parks like the Villa Celimontana become entire music festivals. Theatre is performed in the ruins at Ostia Antica, and opera in the Olympic Stadium. In fact, the entire Foro Italico is turned into entertainment space during the summer, with rock concerts, discos, and a huge open-air gym (complete with windsurfing pool and ski ramp!). Film lovers can head to Cinecitta' Village, the latest addition to the Estate Romana line-up, where historic movie sets and Carlo Rambaldi's Academy of Special Effects are open to visitors. All this, plus night-time archaeological visits, outdoor movie screenings, and hilltop stargazing appointments, provides affordable entertainment for every taste--an unforgettable way to spend a Roman summer evening!