FORTE PRENESTINO – Festivals and nightlife in ex-Fort, Rome

Experience the gritty urban side of Rome at CSOA Forte Prenestino, the home of alternative art and music.

Festivals and nightlife in ex-Fort, Rome, Italy.

Festivals and nightlife in ex-Fort, Rome, Italy. 

Previously an abandoned 19th century military fort, Forte Prenestino was occupied and renovated (illegally) in 1986 by an anti-fascist group with a dream of creating a self-financed multi functional events venue in Rome. I always keep an eye on their calendar; with a large outdoor stage and club area, eateries, café, cinema and more, they always offer an eclectic program of festivals and events that would appeal to many who are into nightlife with a twist. (The last two I attended were a wine and cheese music festival and a comic art festival).

 

 

The whole area is adorned with fantastic graffiti art, in a warren of tunnels often used for art and craft markets which then lead off to different areas. The location peaks your interest while the food and events on offer keep you wandering about and exploring in a safe and welcome atmosphere. It is a nice contrast to often being hassled or followed when out with my girlfriends in Rome. At Forte it seems just too laid back.

Festivals and nightlife in ex-Fort, Rome, Italy.

Festivals and nightlife in ex-Fort, Rome, Italy.

 

Not everyone’s cup of tea, (there are porta-loos for bathrooms) at Forte Prenestino there is a constant festival laid back vibe, with a large number of alternative and modern hippy types and the faint smell of marijuana in the air. The atmosphere is friendly and open, with people sipping beer at the outdoor food and drink kiosks with their dogs in tow and people of all creeds and style dancing away under the stars. If you are looking for a very refined or elegant evening this might not be your choice, but if you want something current and unpretentious, then Forte is the place for you.

 

 

 

Festivals and nightlife in ex-Fort, Rome, Italy.

Festivals and nightlife in ex-Fort, Rome, Italy.

Price and How to get there:

It is usually about €5 to enter and pretty easy to get to. From Termini station exit on to Via Giolitti, cross the road (where the Mac Donalds is outside), immediately turn right and you’ll see the tram lines and the stop. Take the number 5 tram in the direction of Gerani (directions of the trams and buses are shown with an arrow on the stops) for about 20 minutes and get off at Delpino.

Then walk 2 minutes to the end of the cul de sac road with the trees. You will notice a sign and people walking towards it once you get closer.

(www.atac.roma.it – Tram and Bus calendar and info.)

 

Festivals and nightlife in ex-Fort, Rome, Italy

Festivals and nightlife in ex-Fort, Rome, Italy

 

CSOA Forte Prenestino

Via Federico Delpino, Centocelle, Rome.OA Forte Prenestino

www.forteprenestino.net

 

 

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