What are the best festivals in Rome?

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Angela Corrias

Different seasons different festivals in Rome. The sure thing is that no matter when you go, there is always something to do in the Eternal City.

Every year in November there is the Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma (Rome's International Film Festival), a huge fair devoted to the cinema, from exhibitions, movies and events to seminars and debates. This year's festival will be November 8th-17th and will take place at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, in 30 Viale Pietro de Coubertin.

More great festivals in Rome are devoted to jazz music, such as Roma Jazz Festival, held every year in November at the same Aditorium Parco della Musica, or Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival, that takes place in June in the beautiful surroundings of Villa Celimontana park. Both festivals show the performances of some of the best musicians from all over the world.

Between September and October in Testaccio neighborhood another festival is organized annually, the International Photography Festival, with exhibitions from the best international photographers showcased at MACRO Testaccio museum, in 4 Piazza Orazio Giustiniani.

Also, every year during springtime the city council devotes one week to culture and art in what is called Settimana della Cultura (Cultural Heritage Week), when state-run museums are open to the public free of charge.

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