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Planning to visit Maker Faire Rome? Stay longer!

Many visitors to Maker Faire Rome stay longer to enjoy the city. Here is a suggested itinerary for first-timers


Exploring innovation in Rome can be an exciting journey that combines the city’s rich history with its modern and forward-thinking developments.  At Maker Faire Rome we know that many visitors stay over for a few days and combine their participation to Maker Faire with the opportunity to spend a few days in town.

Here’s is a suggested itinerary for discovering innovation in Rome over the course of three days, that you can combine with your visit at Maker Faire Rome


It took six centuries for the city of Rome to grow into an empire spanning three continents. It began with two orphan brothers and concluded with two empires. Various causes impacted the rise and fall of this great civilization, but one aspect remained constant across all times — innovation.

What was the innovation culture like in Ancient Rome? We now know that the vast majority of inventions were developed to benefit the progress of society. Talking about massive constructions, high-quality roadways, knowledge infrastructure, materials science, and exploration of technological potential. 

We can still see Roman-inspired innovations emerging today. Some are listed in this article: 12 inventions to thank the Romans for 

Day 1: Ancient Meets Modern


  1. Colosseum: Start your day by visiting the iconic Colosseum. While appreciating its historical significance, contemplate how ancient engineering and architecture have influenced modern construction techniques.

  2. Roman Forum: Explore the Roman Forum, the heart of ancient Rome’s political and commercial life. Reflect on how governance and commerce have evolved through the ages.

Lunch: 3. Campo de’ Fiori: Enjoy lunch at Campo de’ Fiori, a vibrant square known for its food market and surrounded by cafes. You’ll find traditional Roman dishes as well as contemporary options.

Afternoon: 4. Altar of the Fatherland (Il Vittoriano): Visit Il Vittoriano, a massive neoclassical monument. Inside, you can explore the Museo Centrale del Risorgimento, which offers insights into Italy’s unification and modernization.

  1. Capitoline Hill and Museums: Explore the Capitoline Museums, which house an impressive collection of art and artifacts from ancient Rome. Observe how artistic expressions have evolved over time.

Day 2: Art, Science, and Innovation


  1. Vatican Museums: Start your day at the Vatican Museums, which house some of the world’s most renowned art collections. Marvel at the fusion of artistic innovation and religious tradition.

Lunch: 2. Trastevere: Head to the charming neighborhood of Trastevere for lunch. This area is known for its bohemian atmosphere and offers various dining options.

Afternoon: 3. MAXXI – National Museum of 21st Century Arts: Visit the MAXXI, a contemporary art and architecture museum. Explore how modern artists and architects push boundaries and challenge conventions. Temporary exhibitions often indulge in the relationshiip between art, science and technology

Day 3: Technology and Innovation


  1. Cinecittà Studios: Explore Cinecittà Studios, where many iconic films were produced. Learn about the evolution of film and television production in Rome, that boast the most important audio-visual cluster in Italy

Lunch: 2. Testaccio Market: Head to the Testaccio Market for lunch. This market offers a mix of traditional Roman street food and innovative culinary creations.

Afternoon: 3. TechHub Rome: Visit a local tech hub or co-working space to learn about Rome’s growing startup and tech scene. You might even attend a networking event or workshop if available. Ask us at Maker Faire Rome for tips and suggestions!

  1. Visit a Maker Space: Depending on your interests, find a local maker space or innovation lab where you can witness the development of cutting-edge technologies or engage in hands-on activities. We recommend Spazio Chirale, pioneer maker space in Town, or Famo Cose, in the vibrant Pigneto area

Evening: 5. Dinner in San Lorenzo: San Lorenzo is known for its youthful atmosphere and is home to numerous innovative restaurants and bars. Enjoy a meal and explore the local nightlife.

Remember that Rome is a city of contrasts, where ancient history and modern innovation coexist. This itinerary allows you to experience both aspects, from the grandeur of ancient Rome to the dynamism of contemporary culture and technology. Be sure to check for any special exhibitions or events happening during your visit to make the most of your exploration of innovation in Rome.

How to visit Maker Faire Rome

Just check the website for online ticket sale, get yours and… join the most amazing bunch of innovators! We are looking forward to welcoming you in Rome October 20 – 22.

cover image by Innovation Cloud


Maker Faire Rome – The European Edition has been committed since its very first editions to make innovation accessible and usable to all, with the aim of not leaving anyone behind. Its blog is always updated and full of opportunities and inspiration for makers, makers, startups, SMEs and all the curious ones who wish to enrich their knowledge and expand their business, in Italy and abroad.

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