Primo Maggio

So I don’t know if many of you know this but tomorrow is the first of May and that means it is International Worker’s Day and if you are in Rome that means you have a pretty awesome party to attend!  In honor of International Worker’s Day every year Rome throws a huge concert on the “lawn” of San Giovanni in Laterano (the most important Catholic Church in the whole world).  This concert is so huge that major Italian artists come and perform and they close off the streets for BLOCKS!  They have food and souvenir vendors set up all over and its basically a giant party.  I would highly recommend going.  I actually lived just on the other side of San Giovanni when I studied abroad and could see the entire festival, it was pretty amazing.  So I would definitely go and check it out if you are in Rome tomorrow, its a national holiday so everything will be closed so you might as well check it out.  Also they have a website that has the lineup as well, it is in Italian but it is pretty easy to figure out who is performing.  I did not know a single performer the year I went and it was still a ton of fun.   http://www.primomaggio.com/

The Stage and San Giovanni in Laterano
The Stage and San Giovanni in Laterano
Crowd at Primo Maggio
Crowd at Primo Maggio
Trying to Get a Good View
Trying to Get a Good View

 

As you can see it is a giant party and definitely an experience you won’t forget, so even if you can’t make it this year try to go at least once if you find yourself in Italy in May.

 

 

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