THE BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN ROME

THE BEST CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN ROME

Christmas atmosphere has conquered Rome since some weeks, only Christmas stands and markets were still missing: according to tradition, they are set up between the last week of November and the first of December.
Below you can find a short list of the main spots in the city which you can take into consideration for your gifts or just for fun:
– “Christmas market” at PIAZZA NAVONA: the biggest & most traditional one. From 1 Dec to 6 Jan, 10am-1am. Here on January 6th (Epiphany day) a Befana (old witch) in flesh and bones will distribute sweets & candies to all kids.
– “Christmas at Auditorium Parco della Musica“: market, ice-skating, play area, open daily from 6 Dec to 6 Jan.
– “Magic Christmas” at Parco Rainbow Magicland: Christmas market in the amusement park until 6 Jan.
– “Le Vie del Natale” at Ippodromo delle Capannelle: 2000 m² market, on Saturdays and Sundays only, from 8 Dec to 6 Jan, 10:30am-midnight.
If you are looking for an unconventional Christmas market:
Japanese Christmas market at via Casilina 713: with old & new stuff, on 14 and 21 Dec only, 10am-8pm.
Ask our staff for more hints on Christmas markets in Rome and how to reach them!

UPCOMING UEFA EVENT: A.S. ROMA VS MANCHESTER CITY

UPCOMING UEFA EVENT: A.S. ROMA VS MANCHESTER CITY

A.S. ROMA VS MANCHESTER CITY is closer and closer, and Stadio Olimpico is getting ready to host both the parties, for what will be the return of the game played on 30 September (the teams tied it). That day won’t be forgotten by Francesco Totti’s fans, as thanks to his goal at 38’ he became the oldest player ever scoring during the last stage of UEFA competition.
10 December 2014, 20:45: don’t miss out the chance to see a Champions League match for real! We will help you to find out the best located accommodation to enjoy it!

”POPES OF HOPE: ART AND RELIGION IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ROME”: CASTEL SANT’ANGELO LATEST EXHIBIT

”POPES OF HOPE: ART AND RELIGION IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ROME”: CASTEL SANT’ANGELO LATEST EXHIBIT

The current exhibit at Castel Sant’Angelo is entirely dedicated to the Popes who – between ‘500 and ‘600 – made of Rome the capital of Christian world throughout sponsoring works of art: that was the time indeed when art started to be considered as a precious vehicle to spread Christian religion. All major artists gathered in the Eternal City to beautify it with paintings and sculptures which we can admire till today. Many of them are now on display in the Popes’ fortress on the Tiber river: works by Caravaggio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Pietro da Cortona, just to name a few.
Castel Sant’Angelo Museum is open Tue – Sun from 9am to 7pm. The exhibit has been extended to 11 January 2015. Contact http://www.hotelrome.net/ to get more information on the exhibit and to find the most suitable accommodation to you!

ROME, STREET ART CAPITAL FOR 5 WEEKS

ROME, STREET ART CAPITAL FOR 5 WEEKS

Outdoor Urban Art Festival brings street art once again to Rome.
A fresh wave for the Eternal City, which until 22 November will be the capital of street art as well.
15 artists from 6 countries (Japan, France, South Africa, Norway, Greece and Italy) will renew through their skilful work a disused industrial architecture in San Lorenzo quarter (at few minutes walk from Termini station). Names such as Lady Aiko, Faith47, Blaqk, Thomas Canto, Laurina Paperina will transform the ex Dogana at San Lorenzo with mural decorations inspired by “Moving forward” philosophy, which is also the Outdoor Urban Art Festival 2014 title.
Where: ex Dogana, via dello Scalo San Lorenzo 10 – San Lorenzo.
When: daily 12:00-22:00.
Contact us for more details and strategically placed accommodations!

JAZZ & SWING ON STAGE

JAZZ & SWING ON STAGE

Rome Jazz Festival celebrates this year the new wave of swing which has recently hit Italy and Europe by and large. Until 30 November Rome will host world-wide famous artists of Jazz music scene: vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater (Grammy award winner), Jason Moran and Robert Glasper (the two American contemporary pianists), the best “Gipsy Jazz” (“Manouche”) guitarists in Europe, just to mention a few. Lovers of “swing out”, “inside turn”, “outside turn”, as well as of jazz music of course, cannot miss the three-day workshop with dancer and coreographer Vincenzo Fesi, at the end of which a public performance will be set-up.
Venues: Auditorium Parco della Musica, Teatro Torlonia, Teatro Quarticciolo, Teatro Tor Bella Monaca.
Admission ticket: from €5 to €25.
Ask us for programme details and accommodation!

TUTANKHAMON AT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM OF ROME

TUTANKHAMON AT EGYPTIAN MUSEUM OF ROME

”The Mysterious Discovery of Tutankhamon’s Tomb”: with this exciting exhibition the Egytpian Academy of Rome presents to public her just renewed Egyptian Museum, which current set-up follows indeed a two-years restoration.
On show in the brand-new Museum’s premises 30 pieces discovered inside the tomb of the world-renowned Pharaoh Tutankhamon, allegedly died at the age of 19 in mysterious circumstances. He governed between 1333 and 1323 BC, and his luxurious grave was brought to light by British archaeologists in 1922.
Those hosted in the Egyptian Museum of Rome are in fact replicas of the 30 original pieces collected at Cairo’s museum: because of this, the present exhibit offers a unique chance to admire the most famous works of art of Egyptian culture (including Tutankhamon’s golden mask, sarcophagus, war chariots and funerary vases) without travelling so far.
The Egyptian Academy and Museum are located next to Villa Borghese: contact us for more info and strategically placed accommodations!

CARTIER-BRESSON: HIS EYE IN ROME

CARTIER-BRESSON: HIS EYE IN ROME

500 pictures, drawings, paintings, films and documentaries open a window on Henri Cartier-Bresson‘s life, the multi-skilled photographer who has been defined “the eye of the Century” due to his incredible promptness to catch some of the most significant events and atmospheres of the past one hundred years.
Not only photographer, but documenter, journalist and artist as well: many of his works are now exposed in Rome until January 25th 2015.
A four-month exhibition set up in cooperation with Centre Pompidou of Paris to commemorate 10 years since his passing away.
Ara Pacis – the exhibition venue – is located in the core area of Rome, several buses taking there from Termini station.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for further info!

BODY WORLDS – The Cycle of Life back in Rome

BODY WORLDS – The Cycle of Life back in Rome

German anatomist Gunther von Hagens proudly brings back to Italy one of the most controversial exhibitions of the past decade: BODY WORLDS – “The Cycle of Life”, from October 2014 till February 2015 in Rome. Thanks to a unique procedure of body preservation named “plastination”, the itinerary explores complexity, resistance and decay of human body throughout the observation of true corpses in flesh and bone disposed in lively (and even funny at times!) poses.
Everything but a macabre display: rather an original hymn to health and life!
Laboratories and interactive stations dedicated to kids are available.
It takes palce at place at Spazio Eventi Tirso, via Tirso 24: contact us on our website to find out the best accommodation to get there easily!

2014 Rome Film Festival

rome-film-festRome Film Festival 9th edition is finally upcoming! Movie screenings, exhibitions, debates, conferences, laboratories and even film markets will be hosted in the Eternal City from October 16th to 25th 2014.

Tickets are on sold starting from October 9th at Auditorium Parco della Musica, as well as in many other sale points all around the city and online. Several buses and metro will take you directly to the core of the events:

from Termini bus # 910, 217, line M to the Auditoriu; bus # 217 to the MAXXI; metro A to Via Veneto.

Just contact us on www.hotelrome.net to find out the most conveniently placed accommodations!

The Etruscan Greatness at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni

sarc-oFor the first time in an exhibition is presented not in a general manner , but by focusing on a single city – Cerveteri – the greatness and importance of the Etruscans in the context of relations between the peoples of the ancient Mediterranean . This city, in fact, that the Etruscans called Kaisraie , Agylla the Greeks , and the Romans Caere , is emblematic of the magnitude of the Etruscan civilization.

It occupies a central place in Italy and in the Mediterranean throughout the first millennium BC In ancient times , not surprisingly , Caere was considered “the most prosperous and populous city of Etruria ,” according to the greek historian Dionysius of Halicarnassus. Of this metropolis of ancient Italy which is only 50 km from Rome , the exhibition aims to cover almost ten centuries of history

The exhibition is therefore an excellent opportunity to gather around a nucleus of pieces of capital importance in the collections of the National Etruscan Museum of Villa Giulia and the national cerite , the most significant works of other great historical collections of the old continent.