The Italian capital is a hotbed of entertainment in the summer months; join locals enjoying the warmer weather with a host of events and new openings. The national holiday of Ferragosto is celebrated on 15 August, and this is when many Italians set off on holiday. As a result, people try to visit the city in June and July, eager to make the most of the lively start of the summer. This month Givenchy has opened its second store in Italy, on the prestigious Via del Babuino. Pay the store a visit and shop the new summer collections including the brand’s standout silk shift dresses. Italy’s first avocado bar arrives in Rome in June; this top new foodie attraction is sure to flood social media. Those looking to try more traditional Italian cuisine should be sure to enjoy the pop-up cafés at the Lungo il Tevere festival, which takes place along the River Tiber (known as Tevere in Rome). Take a look at the top things to do in Rome summer 2017.