Venus in Music. Four music nights in June in the Temple of Venus and Roma

15 June 2022

In June, four music nights will animate the Temple of Venus and Roma. In the background the Colosseum.

Under the artistic direction of Simone Prattico, an internationally renowned drummer, the “Venus in Music” festival will start on the 20th and continue until the 23rd of June with four music nights with free admission set in the cell of Venus, one of the most iconic and evocative sites of the Parco archeologico del Colosseo. The programme, entirely conceived and curated by the Parco archeologico del Colosseo, is in continuity with the initiatives undertaken in past years, offering the public new emotions. The PArCo once again presents itself as a provider of cultural content with a programme that has a strong cosmopolitan flavour, inspired by the multi-ethnic reality that already characterised this location, the heart of the Urbe, in ancient times. The four nights will feature artists and musicians from different countries of the world: in addition to Italy, Cuba, Congo, France and the United States.

The organisation of the festival is made possible thanks to the support of important partners such as Aeroporti di Roma, Grandi Stazioni, SIAE and Roma Capitale, as well as the valuable media partnership of RDS – Radio Dimensione Suono Soft.


The Music Festival Programme and Artists

20th June – Salento traditional music (Italy)
Canzoniere grecanico salentino

21st June – Jazz – World (Cuba, France)
Ana Carla Maza
Émile Parisien / Vincent Peirani

22nd June Mediterranean Folk (Italy)
Alfio Antico
Stefano Saletti & Banda Ikona

23rd June – Rock – Blues (USA) / Afro-Funk from Kinshasa (Congo)
Jupiter & Okwess


How to participate

The public will be able to enter the area of the Temple of Venus, from the Colosseum square, from 20:00 onwards, after booking, mandatory subject to availability from 14 June, on
The show will start at 21:00 and end at 23:00.