Archive: Mid-Summer Night in Italy: Evening Events 2018

Summer is the most popular travel season for visiting Itlay, but the scorching sun and heat can sometimes be unbearable. Here are some events that take place in the evening during the cooler hours. There is everything from a night walk through the ruins of Pompeii, a moonlight walk beneath the Greek temples of Paestum, ballet at the Uffizi, classical music concerts overlooking Lake Como, and a fun-tastic summer Carnival in Framuria, Liguria. Wishing you the best summer, keep cool!

Rome, Lazio

The moon on the Colosseum

From Monday, May 14, La Luna on the Colosseum resumes, the evocative evening visit to the underground, the galleries and the internal arcades of the Colosseum. Until October 31, 2018, the 75-minute guided tours, in Italian and English, will be held on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with admission starting at 20.00 (last entry at 10.40 pm). The tour starts from the floor of the arena, from where you can see the depths of the underground, the cavities of the galleries and the succession of internal arches of the monument made magical by the evening lighting. Here we will explain the history and architecture of the monument, then focusing on the shows, the duels between gladiators and the hunts that were held on the arena. We continue with the visit to the underground, showing the places where gladiators and wild beasts waited before appearing in public; here it is explained the operation of the technical apparatus that allowed the lifting of men and animals from the underground to the arena. At the end of the visit you go up to the second order of the monument, to contemplate the extraordinary view towards the Arch of Constantine and the colonnade of the Temple of Venus and Rome.

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Beginning date: 14 May 2018
End date: 31 October 2018
Ticket price: € 20.00
Reservation: Optional; Reservations Url:
Location: Rome, Colosseum Archaeological Park – Colosseum. Flavio Amphitheater
Time: 20.00-24.00 (last access at 22.40)
Telephone: +39 06699841

Where : Archaeological Park of the Colosseum – Colosseum. Flavian Amphitheater 
Property: Ente MiBAC Address: piazza del Colosseo, 1 00184 – Rome (RM)
Telephone: +39 06 7740091


Bellagio, Lake Como

Bellagio Festival
Music and theatre

Exclusive, marvellous locations on the lake, like the Salone Reale of the Grand Hotel Villa Serbelloni, the auditorium of the Rockefeller Foundation and the Basilica di San Giacomo in Bellagio, the Villa Cipressi and Villa Monastero in Varenna, Villa Grumello in Como; little villages and unexpected scenarios like the Abbazia dell’Acquafredda in Lenno, Lutheran church in Cadenabbia and the surroundings of Bellano; suggestive, panoramic places like the Villa Vigoni in Loveno, the churchyard of the Church of San Martino in Perledo, the theatre in Civenna; places full of history like the Castle in Carimate and the villas in the Brianza area, as well as spacious modern venues like the Sala Artsana in Grandate and the auditorium of the Chambers of Commerce of Como and Lecco – these are only a few of the many venues that have hosted the Festival of Bellagio and Lake Como.

Aquileia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

National Archaeological Museum of Aquileia

Friday, August 3,
19.30 – 22.30 (closing time at 22.00) evening opening extraordinary.
9.00 pm BIRTHDAY AT THE MUSEUM, Itinerary and activities for children.
The activities are included in the cost of the ticket. Free admission for children under 18. For info and reservations:

Friday 10 August
19.30 – 22.30 (ticket office closing at 22.00) extraordinary evening opening.
21.00 WE DISCOVER A NEW MUSEUM. Thematic route to discover the new layout. For info and reservations:

Friday 17 August
19.30 – 22.30 (ticket office closing at 22.00) extraordinary evening opening.
21.00 WE DISCOVER A NEW MUSEUM. Thematic route to discover the new layout. For info and reservations:

Friday 24 August
19.30 – 22.30 (ticket office closing at 22.00) extraordinary evening opening.
21.00 WE DISCOVER A NEW MUSEUM. Thematic route to discover the new layout. For info and reservations:

Friday, August 31st
7.30 pm – 10.30 pm (closing time at 10.00 pm) extraordinary evening opening.
21.00 WE DISCOVER A NEW MUSEUM. Thematic route to discover the new layout. For info and reservations:

Friday, September 7th
19.30 – 10.30pm (ticket office closing at 10.00pm) extraordinary evening opening.
21.00 WE DISCOVER A NEW MUSEUM. Thematic route to discover the new layout. For info and reservations:

Friday, September 14th
19.30 – 10.30pm (ticket office closing at 10.00pm) extraordinary evening opening.
21.00 WE DISCOVER A NEW MUSEUM. Thematic route to discover the new layout. For info and reservations:

Event Information

Start Date: 27th July 2018
End Date: September 14th 2018
Booking: None
Location: Aquileia, National Archaeological Museum of Aquileia
Telephone: +39 0431 91016 E-mail: Website

Property: Ente MiBAC Address: via Roma, 1 33051 – Aquileia (UD) Telephone: +39 0431 91016 +39 0431 91035 (Direction) Fax: +39 0431 919537 (Direction) E-mail: museoarcheoaquileia @ beniculturali .it;

Framura, Liguria


Saturday 11th August you will be masked to go wild in the dances at Fornaci di Framura (a stone’s throw from the center of Deiva Marina) for a carnival under the stars!
To make us dance, as usual, the music of New Generation Sound!
– Dj Davide Mazzara
– Event by Giampaoli
– live percussions by Fabio Criceti
20.00: opening artisan craft markets

Media Partner:
RLV Color Radio
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Framura Turismo Association

Paestum, Campania

Music, shows, art, workshops for families and night walks await you throughout the summer in the magical atmosphere of the temples of Paestum
Friday, August 3 “The charm of Venus” with INCANTO QUARTET and VENERE ENSEMBLE
Friday, August 10 “… and walking walks” Peppe BARRA IN CONCERTO with Paolo Del Vecchio guitar-mandolin, Luca Urciuolo, piano-accordion, Ivan Lacagnina percussions, Sasà Pelosi bass, Giorgio Mellone cello
Friday 17 August “KELLY JOYCE IN JAZZ MON AMOUR” with Maurizio ROLLI on bass, Teo CIAVARELLA on piano and Massimo MANZI on drums
Friday, August 24 IN NATIONAL PREMIER “PARIS CINEMA TANGO” with the participation of the singer Letizia ONORATI and with Paolo DI SABATINO TRIO and David CAVUTI
INFO AND COSTS: reservations required: at the ticket office or online
It is possible to buy tickets at the Park ticket offices (Porta Principale – near the temple of Neptune – and Museum).
Who is in possession of the evening ticket (€ 15.00 + booking fee), at 19:30 will have to leave the park and can return at 20:00.
The ticket includes: entrance to the archaeological area (after 20:00 limited to the southern area, temple of Neptune and cd Basilica) + Museum + Exhibition “The invisible image. The Tomb of the Diver “+ show. For those who want to take advantage of the entire offer, we recommend arriving at the Archaeological Park at 5:30 pm
Ticket: € 15.00 + booking fee;
reduced: for children under eighteen and for holders of Paestum Mia subscription valid or the Adotta card a block: € 5.50 + booking fee
Subscription to the 7 music concerts at the temples:
full price: € 75.00 + booking fee;
for children under eighteen and for holders of a valid PaestumMia subscription or of the Adotta card a block: € 38.50 + booking fee
for those aged between 18 and 25: 51.25 + booking fee
Paestum by night walking through the temples
 Every weekend from July 14 until August 26 night openings of the archaeological area until 24:00, last admission at 23:00
with extraordinary openings of the archaeological area, in the months of July and August on Saturdays and Sundays until midnight (last admission at 23.00) starting from 13 July to 26 August (in August the Museum will be open respecting the same times of the archaeological area).
REDUCED € 6.75
free for all those under the age of 18, for those who own the Paestum Mia subscription, who has adopted a block and for all those who fall within the gratuities provided by the ministry.
Guided tours in the shadow of the Temple of Neptune and the Basilica from 8.00 pm to 10.30 pm with departures every half hour from Porta Principale (entrance near the Temple of Neptune), cost of the visit € 2.00 per person (cost that is added to the admission ticket). For info and reservations tel. 0812395653 or e-mail:
The Paestum by night initiative walking through the temples is co-financed by the Campania-Scabec Region with POC funds 2014-2020

Event Information

Start Date: 07 June 2018
End Date: 30 August 2018
Ticket Cost: Consult the website; Discounts: Provided by law; For information +39 0828722654
Reservation: Mandatory; Url reservations: for concerts:
Place: Capaccio, Paestum Archaeological Park – Archaeological Area of Paestum
Timetable: Consult the website
Telephone: +39 0828811023

Florence, Tuscany

Uffizi Gallery 
Performance, digital installations, theater, music, dance, high-quality performances with an international vocation, among famous names and emerging young talents, in the sign of interculturality and a truly original valorization of the historical-artistic heritage of the Uffizi
7.08 | Compagnia Silenda – Rocks 
Contemporary dance experiment for mourning of Niobe with digital technology and video projections, activated by an electronic bracelet that detects the electrical impulse of moving muscles turning them into remote controls for computers21.08 | Zlatko Kau ? I? – Mystical Nature Set of original percussion for creative music with objects, natural elements and instruments in dialogue with the 
Botticelli Spring28.08 | Kuku – Painting’s Soul Voices: Music with a Movie Camera 
Acoustic and electronic music experiment with use of camera and sound fluxes derived from the range of colors juxtaposed in the paintings4.09 | Monsieur David – “I stopped using my head!” Short history of conscious feet 
Performance of physical theater and metaphysical illusion for adults and children11.09 | Dimitri Grechi Espinosa – Oreb 
Sax only with reverberation for prayers | meditations on the theme of the divine Majesty in medieval altarpieces18.09 | Secret Theater Ensemble –Human drama 
Compositions for female voice and live electronics created for three paintings by Caravaggio

25.09 | SilviOmbre & Giovannangelo De Gennaro – Arianna’s Strength Performance of shadow theater and live music for the sleeping Arianna  

Event Information

Start date: 12 June 2018
End date: 25 September 2018
Ticket price: The shows are included in the Uffizi ticket price.
Reservation: Optional
Location: Florence, Uffizi Galleries – The Uffizi
Hours: 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm
Telephone: + 39 055 298 171 E-mail: Website
Where :

Galleries of the Uffizi – The Uffizi 
Address: piazzale degli Uffizi, 6 50122 – Florence (FI)
Telephone: +39 055 23885 Fax: +39 055 2388699

Pompeii, Campania

Pompeii, Oplontis, Antiquarium of Boscoreale and for the first time the Villa S. Marco di Stabia with “Stabiae Nocte”

Starting from Friday 27 July and up to 28 September, the illuminated routes in the Vesuvian archaeological sites are back, as part of the 2018 enhancement projects promoted by the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities.
The site of Pompeii, the villa of Poppea in Oplontis, the Antiquarium of Boscoreale and for the first time the Villa S. Marco in Stabia will be lit for the occasion on Friday and Saturday from 8.30 pm to 11.30 pm.
Starting in September, POMPEI’s nighttime visits expand with musical performances on the Antiquarium terrace, organized in collaboration with Scabec – Campania Region as part of the Campania by night project. Musical performances and nocturnal suggestions of Campania by night also to OPLONTIS and to the ANTIQUARIUM of BOSCOREALE.
Access to night paths does not require a reservation.
Pompeii Archaeological Park – at the Boscoreale Antiquarium
via Viale Villa Regina – 80041 Boscoreale (Naples)
tel .: +39 081 8575327 –

Turin, Piedmont


Calendar of the next extraordinary openings:
Saturday, July 21 (19.30 – 22.30)
Extraordinary evening opening for the Cinema a Palazzo review.Sunday, August 12 (9-13, 15-19)
Extraordinary opening of the Royal Library for the Ferragosto bridge.Tuesday, August 14 (20-23)
Extraordinary evening opening of the Royal Museums for the Ferragosto bridge.Wednesday, August 15 (21-24)
Extraordinary evening opening of the Royal Museums for August.Sunday 9 September (9-13; 15-19) Special
opening of the La Cucina di Buon Gusto exhibition in the Royal Library.Friday 21 September (20-23)
Extraordinary evening opening of the Royal Museums for the Salone del Gusto / Terra Madre.

The ticket office closes an hour earlier.

The Royal Museums are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8.30 to 19.30
8.30 am: opening of the ticket office, Court of Honor of the Royal Palace, Gardens
9 am: opening of the Royal Palace and Armeria, Galleria Sabauda, Museum of Antiquity

The Royal Library is open from Monday to Friday from 8 to 19, Saturday from 8 to 14.
The Reading Room is open Monday to Wednesday from 8.15 to 18.45, from Thursday to Saturday from 8.15 to 13, 45.

Tickets Royal Museums Turin
Full Euro 12
Reduced Euro 6 (children aged 18 to 25).
Free for children under 18 years / teachers with school groups / tourist / personal guides of the Ministry of Heritage and Culture / ICOM members / disabled people and carers / owners of Membership Museums, Torino + Piemonte Card and Royal Card.
L ‘ admission for visitors over 65 is expected according to the ordinary rates.

The exhibitions included in the ticket to the Royal Museums are:
– Tasteful cuisine (until 8 September 2018)
– Comparisons 4 / Carol Rama and Carlo Mollino. Two acquisitions for the Galleria Sabauda and images by Bepi Ghiotti (until 9 September 2018)
– Even the statues die (until 9 September 2018)
– Discoveries 3 / Fragments of a love bestiary (until 23 September 2018)
– Carlo Alberto archaeologist in Sardinia (until November 4, 2018)

Other exhibitions:
– Silence on the canvas. Spanish still life from Sánchez Cotán to Goya (until 30 September 2018)
Tickets for the only exhibition:
Full Euro 12
Reduced Euro 6

Tickets integrated Royal Museums:
Full Euro 20
Reduced Euro 10
The exhibition is open to the public from Tuesday to Sunday with timetable 10-19.

Admission and ticket office hours
at the Royal Palace, Piazzetta Reale 1 from 8.30 am to 6 pm.

+39 011 5211106 – e-mail:

Start Date: June 30, 2018
End Date: September 21, 2018
Ticket Price: 
Booking: None
Location: Turin, Turin Royal Museums
Timetable: see calendar
Telephone: +39 011 5211106 E-mail: Website

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