A truly international event

A truly international event

What is Open House Roma?

Open House Roma is a yearly event spanning over just one weekend and allowing the general public to access hundreds of architecturally and artistically relevant sites/venues for free. What differentiates this event from other similar ones, is the focus on modern and contemporary artistic heritage, rather than just concentrating on historical sites. This is the reason why the event also grants access to those sites where works are still “in progress” to build the city of tomorrow. 

Guided tours are led by the very same designers, students of the faculty of Architecture of Roman universities and architecture lovers. Bike and walking tours, together with many special events, will allow visitors to discover the hidden heritage of the Eternal City. This is all those sites and areas, which are usually not accessible to the general public due to their function or daily use.

Open House is a major architecture-related project involving 4 continents, with 25 cities taking part in the Open House Worldwide international event.

How can I join?

Participation in the project is for free. You will be given the opportunity to access all sites/venues and take part in all the events listed in the program without paying an entry fee.

There are 3 ways to join:

-        Free access on a first come-first served basis

-        Reservation on the OHR website: you will just need to print your reservation form and show it once at the venue. Please note reservation is needed for some sites/venues, and contact details are provided on the relevant site page. For some other venues and for safety reasons, you might be asked to show a valid ID document or passport before accessing the venue.  

-       Through a rush Line: visitors can access the site on a first come-first served basis, in case any visitor with a reservation not showing up at the venue. 

To browse through the brochures of our past events, please click here: 2012 and 2013.