The second weekend in July is upon us. Some families travel (finally!) To the sea or the mountains, but for many others, the Roman summer will still be long. How to entertain children in Rome on the weekends (even with this terrible heat)?
Weekend in Rome: what to do on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July
No fear! The capital’s proposals are not lacking, they are interesting in the name of play, fun, culture, taste. Exciting guided tours, exciting theater performances, outdoor film screenings, tasty workshops.
Here’s RomaToday’s advice on what to do with children in Rome on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July:
Evenings for families with Il Cinema on the piazza
Double deal for families with children at the weekend in the open-air cinema in Il Cinema on the piazza. It starts on Saturday 9 July in Trastevere (Piazza di San Cosimato) with the screening of “In search of the enchanted valley”, a film by Don Bluth from 1988. For fans of the genre (children and adults), Sunday 10 July, at Park della Cervelletta, is the deal with “The Hobbit – The Desert of Smaug”. So the marathon for one of the most beloved and followed epic fantasy sagas in the world continues on Tor Sapienza.
Pindaric, transformism and illusionism show up on stilts
On Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 July, the Torlonia Theater presents an agreement for children. It’s “Pindarico,” a show of transformation and illusionism on stilts. An escape between the real and the imaginary. The free and visionary journey that an old aviator makes on the thread of memories. An adventure lived in his youth, or perhaps in the adventurous dimension of daydreams. Here the balloon is inflated: everyone on board, let’s go! [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
Traveling in ancient Rome, the multimedia show
The extraordinary Travels in the Ancient Rome project is back, also for the summer of 2022, which through two exciting multimedia shows tells and revives the story of Augustus Forum and Caesar’s Forum. The show – also suitable for children – is an exciting representation and at the same time full of information with great historical and scientific rigor, accompanied by Piero Angela’s voice and the vision of magnificent films and projections that reconstruct the two places in which they appeared. in ancient Rome. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
Visit to Rome’s Planetarium
The large sky space of Rome’s Planetarium has reopened its doors and is the ideal place to visit on weekends with children, especially with those who are passionate about astronomy. “Return to the stars” marks the moment when the great digital dome opens up to host lights and stories from across the universe: stories of scientific studies and disturbing discoveries that redefine our place in the cosmos. It is possible to book a guided tour of space and time, cross the mythical scenarios in the constellations, admire the Earth from a distance, fly over planets, nebulae and galaxies, up to relive crucial stages of space exploration and the latest astronomy. Supported by the most up-to-date visualization technologies, from Earth to the edges of the galaxy, you will immerse yourself in a huge space-flight, where you will pursue the new goals of astrophysical research along a smooth line of sight and unleash the discovery instinct to recompose your image of the cosmos. At the weekend, the entrances to the planetarium are at 19.00, 21.00 and 22.00.
Roman summer with children
There are many events that Roma Kultur offers for the little ones on the weekend of 9 and 10 July. As part of the Tor Bella Monaca Theater Festival on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th of July at 19.00, in the small room of the Tor Bella Monaca Theater, Teatro Le Maschere presents the company Carla Marchinis La Peasant Smart, with Martina Carletti, Lorenzo Branchetti, Alberto Bucco, Piercino Dequarto and Gabriele Passaro, directed by Riccardo Diana. A fairy tale about the Italian and European tradition, which tells of the insight and cunning of a young peasant woman who, thanks to her talents and ingenuity, manages to become queen of the kingdom and teach the king that when the list succeeds, it also makes you appreciate genuine love.
On the weekends of July, the Torlonia Theater becomes a fantastic setting full of fun with a review of outdoor shows curated by Fabrizio Pallara, which will accompany the summer for children (from 3 years) and teenagers with their families. Waiting for the little ones on Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of July at 18.00 is a show of transformation and illusionism on poles, Pindarico, an escape on the way between real and imaginary. Sounds, colors and much more directed by Italo Pecoretti, to original music by Tiziano Fantappiè, with Pietro Rasoti and Miriam Calautti, who will amaze the audience with characters enlarged in proportions using stilts and creatures of extraordinary acrobatics.
At the Gigi Proietti Globe Theater Silvano Toti, for the review Al Globe con mamma e papa, Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th of July at 11 again on stage a replica of the show Johnny Fatstaff and the perfidious cheerleaders from Windsor written and directed by Gigi Palla, who tells of the young Johnny’s misfortunes and love pains, the most “losing” boy in his college. The show is suitable for everyone and for girls and boys aged 4-11 years.
At the Teatro del Lido, for the interdisciplinary festival Teatri d’Arrembaggio – Piraterie, Encante and Castelli di Sabbia. Curated by Valdrada, Sunday 10 July at 19.00 Teatro Verde presents the show The Emperor’s new clothes. Two scammers convince a vain king to buy an extraordinary substance for beauty and elegance, which has a peculiarity: only those who are intelligent can see it. The two scoundrels pretend to weave wonderful fabrics, and no one, for fear of becoming stupid, dares to admit that they see nothing. Only a child has the courage (or ruthlessness) to shout to everyone that the king is naked.
Children @ Taste
In Rome, after a two-year break, Taste of Rome is back, the event that brings together the capital’s best chefs and which also involves families with ad hoc workshops for the little ones. In fact, tasting would also like to be an event for kids that brings them closer to good food, because it’s never too early to start eating well. This weekend we play with the “Cotto al Dante” word game that nourishes, with Scarabeo, crepes are prepared and kneaded noodles. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]
Educational activities and visits for children
From Saturday 9 July until Thursday 14th, the rich program of activities and educational visits between art, history and archeology for families with children from 2 to 11 years, organized by Cicero in Rome, is back. This weekend didactic treasure hunt on Tiber Island and at Villa Celimontana, Baby treasure hunt in the Colosseum Valley. [TUTTE LE INFORMAZIONI]