A jewel of a city: Rome is known by many as the cultural capital of Europe, exhibiting the best of literature, art, photography, and film that Italy has to offer. The site of numerous film festivals, and home to many of the world’s most famous actors, screenwriters, and filmmakers, a visit to Rome is a truly unmissable opportunity for any film fanatic; and nowhere is Rome’s fantastic cultural scene more evident that in its superb cinemas.
During the summer months, Rome’s river bank is transformed into a buzzing hive of activity. The area is taken over by gourmet Italian street food sellers, stylish pop-up bars, artisan craft stalls, vintage markets, live music events, exhibition spaces, and the temporary cinema space: Isola del Cinema. These all form part of the Lungo Il Tevere Festival which runs for most of June, July, and August. The pop-up cinema hosts a wide range of films, from shorts to world films, to indie favorites and world-famous classics that’ll make you fall in love with Italy. Soak up the best of the vibrant, multi-cultural atmosphere at a screening of one of the many international films shows at the Isola del Cinema.