A RED ROSE PETALS SHOWER IN THE PANTHEON ON MAY 24TH!

A RED ROSE PETALS SHOWER IN THE PANTHEON ON MAY 24TH!

An impressive two-thousand years old celebration will take place on Sunday May 24th inside the Pantheon, one of the most important monuments located in the heart of Rome.
Born as a pagan temple, the Pantheon was converted into the catholic Church of Santa Maria dei Martiri several centuries ago, and from the time of the earliest Christian communities it hosts once a year a special liturgy on Pentecost Sunday: a rain of red rose petals will be poured from the top hole in the ceiling, the architectural wonder that made the Pantheon so famous all over the world.
Pentecost, which occurs on the 50th day after Easter Sunday, celebrates the descend of the Holy Spirit on earth after the sacrifice of Jesus, whose blood is precisely represented by the red rose petals.
A mass starting at 10:30 am will be part of the liturgy of course.
For any further information about this and other events in the Eternal City don not hesitate to contact us at HotelRome.net!

ROME & LAZIO COOKING TRADITION AT EXPO MILANO 2015!

ROME & LAZIO COOKING TRADITION AT EXPO MILANO 2015!

On the occasion of Expo Milano 2015, where Rome and Lazio – its region – will enjoy particular attention and a number of local products have been selected as genuinely representative of the cooking tradition of this corner of Italy: 26 wines14 meat and sausages8 types of bakery and confectionery10 types of cheese and dairy products; 26 including vegetablesfruits and legumes; 4 oils and 12 among fish products, mineral waters and other categories.
Here you a go a shortlist:

  • MEAT & COLD CUTS
    abbacchio romano; corallina romana; mortadella from Amatrice; porchetta from Ariccia; ham cooked in wine; coriander sausage from Monte San Biagio; black pig cold cuts from Rieti; Roman spianata
  • CHEESE & DIARY
    cacio cheese (varieties Fiore, Magno, Romano); caciottafiordilatte from Agro Pontino; pecorino cheese; ricotta cheese
  • WINE
    Cannellino wine from Frascati; Cerveteri wine; Est! Est !! East !!! from Montefiascone; Marino wine
  • BREAD
    homemade bread from Genzano; bread from Lariano; bread from Veroli; pizza bianca

You can easily find most of them in any traditional Roman restaurant: ask our staff at HotelRome.net for the best places downtown!

 

STEVE MCCURRY’S PICS AT CINECITTÁ STUDIOS UNTIL SEPTEMBER!

STEVE MCCURRY’S PICS AT CINECITTÁ STUDIOS UNTIL SEPTEMBER!

Cinecittà film studios in Rome will be celebrating until September 20th one of the greatest photographers of our age: Steve Mc Curry. Since the ‘80’s he has been restlessly recording with his camera people, places, cultures, moods, feelings and atmospheres all over the world.
Travelling from Myanmar, to Afghanistan, Cambodia, Japan, Brazil, Ethiopia and – last but not least, of course – Italy he is the author of iconic images such the green eyed Afghan girl’s portrait which appeared on the cover of National Geographic in 1985.
Teatro 1 in Cinecittà has on exhibit more than one-hundred-fifty works: side by side to the most renowned ones, a great number of his latest pictures (not published anywhere else before) are on display, showing his intent to move “beyond the gaze, through doors and windows to describe space and light, to overcome pain and fear”, to use the words of the exhibit curator.
“Steve McCurry. Beyond the Gaze” venue can be easily reached by metro line A, Cinecittà stop. The exhibit is open from 9:30 am to 7pm every day but Tuesdays. Contact us at HotelRome.net to get more info on tickets!

INTERNAZIONALI DI TENNIS DI ROMA 2015: THE BEST OF WORLD’S TENNIS IS COMING!

INTERNAZIONALI DI TENNIS DI ROMA 2015: THE BEST OF WORLD’S TENNIS IS COMING!

Sport lovers, sign the date: from May 9 to 17 Rome will be home to all the most famous tennis players in the world. The occasion is given of course by the yearly Internazionali di Tennis d’Italia in Rome, come this time to its 72nd edition. Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Murray, Raonic, Nishikori, Flavia Pennetta, Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Camila Giorgi, Francesca Schiavone, Karin Knapp, only to name a few, will face each other in the enchanting backdrop of Foro Italico, where up to two-thousands spectators will have the chance to watch their performances at Stadio Nicola Pietrangeli and Grand Stand Arena.
Tickets are still available, between 20 and 100€ more or less, according to the day and match of course.
Contact us at HotelRome.net to purchase your seat, or to get any useful information about this great International tournament!

AURELIAN WALLS: 80 “NEW” METERS JUST UNCOVERED!

AURELIAN WALLS: 80 “NEW” METERS JUST UNCOVERED!

A brand new section of the Museum of the Walls might been open in Rome, following the few days ago discovery of no less than 80 meters Aurelian Walls (3rd cent. AD) in St. John Lateran’s Archbasilica area.
The event was totally unexpected as scholars assumed this section of the Walls was lost as a consequence of the radical rearrangements which took place in the area in the middle of the 18th century to renovate St. John Lateran’s facade: the Walls were supposedly torn down or collapsed on that occasion – an idea reinforced by the lack of references in the scientific literature.
The extent of the discovery is invaluable: eleven arches, two towers, even traces of medieval painting (as those walls served as shelters to hermits during the Middle Age), plus a complex hydraulic system of the modern era (from the 17th century) and slits for archers with visible amendments after the invention of gunpowder.
Contact us at HotelRome.net to get all the information you need on the Museums of the Walls and other must-see sites in the Eternal City!

EXPO MILANO 2015: WHERE & HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS!

EXPO MILANO 2015: WHERE & HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS!

Expo Milano 2015 is at the doors, the opening day being on May 1, 2015. Then until October 31 this global event (145 countries are taking part to it!) on food & nutrition will offer debates, conferences, exhibitions and many more entertainments 7 days a week from 10am to 11pm.
For what concerns tickets, here you go a few reminders:

WHERE: you have three options to buy your ticket.
1) From the official website of Expo Milano 2015;
2) at the Expo Gate at Piazza Cairoli, downtown Milan;
3) from any Authorised Reseller.

HOW MUCH: ticket prices vary depending on the type of event you intend to attend and on some other variables which may give you right to discounts (such as age; being part of a family group, school; having diabilities etc.). As a general idea, tickets range from a minimum of 5€ for night events to more than 100€ for the seasonal pass. You have several choices in between of course! Now read the next point…!

WHAT: you have the following ticket options:
Open Date –> for the entire day on a date of your choice between May 2 and October 31.
Fixed Date –> for the entire day on a specific date between May 2 and October 31.
Evening ticket –> just for entry starting at 19:00.
May 1 Opening –> for opening day of the Exhibition Site (official cerimony & celebrations to inaugurate the six months of events, debates and experiences)
Multi-day –> for two consecutive days, between May 2 and October 31. (It’s less expensive than purchasing two one-day tickets. Available either as a Fixed or Open option… see above).
2-3 day Carnet –> to visit Expo Milano 2015 whenever you want. These are available for two or three open dates between May 2 and October 31.

For tickets and information contact us at HotelRome.net!

FOUR DAYS IRISH MOVIES IN ROME!

FOUR DAYS IRISH MOVIES IN ROME!

Since 2007 Rome hosts once a year a film festival which aims at promoting Irish cinematography in Italy: it’s the IrishFilmFesta, coming soon to its 8th edition.
From March 26 to 29, 2015, indeed film shows, meetings with directors, actors and producers and much more will take place at Casa del Cinema di Roma in the enchanting backdrop of Villa Borghese.
For four days public will be immersed into a cinema industry which has much to offer, despite it is still less known, its productions being too often confused with English or even American ones.
There is no entrance fee, but public will be free to support the event through a donation. Shows begin at 5pm (3.30pm on the weekend) and are of course in original language (including Gaelic) with subtitles.
To get details on the programme check out the official website or contact us at HotelRome.net!

ROME SPRING MARATHON!

ROME SPRING MARATHON!

March 22: this will be the first spring Sunday of the year. But that’s not the only thing Rome is going to give her visitors: it’s also the day of Rome Marathon 2015!
A few dispositions will make the event particularly enjoyable:
FREE TRANSPORT: undergrounds, trams and buses will be free of cost for all Marathon and RomaFun partecipants: just keep your bib number visible when you catch any of them.
SHOWER FACILITIES: the following sport clubs will offer after-marathon free showers to all partecipants: Stadio Delle Terme Di Caracalla “Nando Martellini” Viale Guido Bacelli, 14 (near Metro B Circo Massimo) – timetable: 11.45 am – 5 pm. Impianto Sportivo Comunale Uisp “Fulvio Bernardini” Viale dell’Acqua Marcia, 51 (near Metro B Ponte Mammolo) – timetable: 12 pm – 6 pm. Due Ponti Sporting Club Via Dei Due Ponti, 48 – Timetable: 12 Pm – 6 Pm. Forum Roma Sport Center Via Cornelia, 49 – timetable: 12 pm – 6 pm. Also in this case, show your bib number at the entrance.
ART CARD: you will find the Art Marathon Card inside the bib envelop. It will give you the right to discounts on the entrance ticket to museums and archaeological sites. Only from March 19 to 24, 2015.
MARATHON VILLAGE: a wide expo dedicated to the Rome Marathon is set at Palazzo dei Congressi (EUR area, metro line B). Runners can go there and collect their bib numbers and “race pack”. Moreover, those who wish to register for the non-competitive RomaFun 5km can do it here (you are still in time: until Saturday 21).
ROME MARATHON AFTER PARTY: the after-Marathon party will take place at Nur Bar, in Via del Teatro Valle 19: on Sunday, March 22nd from 6.30 pm till late at night. It’s for Rome Marathon and RomaFun 5k partecipants & friends (don’t forget your medal or bib). Admission: € 10,00 including buffet and first drink. Free entry for children under 14. Food is served until 10:00 pm.
For more information on the event and accommodations in Rome contact us at HotelRome.net!

MATISSE’S ARABESQUE ON EXHIBIT UNTIL JUNE!

MATISSE’S ARABESQUE ON EXHIBIT UNTIL JUNE!

Spring in Rome marks the beginning of a few important exhibitions, that at Scuderie del Quirinale being dedicated to the French artist Henri Matisse.
“Matisse. Arabesque” focuses on a particular aspect of the painter’s production, that is the so called “arabesque” motif, a type of decorative pattern either geometric or undulating which eriches a great number of Matisse’s works. The inspiration to include this kind of element derives from Matisse interest in Oriental cultures, with which he came across during some journeys and during his staying in Paris as well, a multicultural centre since long before his time.
The exhibit will be open until June 21st: from Sunday to Thursday 10am – 8pm; Friday and Saturday 10am to 10.30pm. Monday closed. Ticktes range from € 6 to € 12.
For bookings and information contact us at HotelRome.net!

THE GOAT, THE FIDDLER AND THE BRIDE: CHAGALL’S “LOVE AND LIFE” ON EXHIBIT

THE GOAT, THE FIDDLER AND THE BRIDE: CHAGALL’S “LOVE AND LIFE” ON EXHIBIT

After Escher, Chiostro del Bramante museum is going to please the public with an outstanding new exhibition: that dedicated to Marc Chagall.
One-hundred-fifty works by the Russian-born Jewish artist will be offered to visitors, including paintings, drawings and prints, all coming from the Israel Museum of Jerusalem.
Much of Chagall’s artistic production faithfully reflects his intimate experiences, as the title of the exhibit clearly points out: “Marc Chagall. Love and life”. His strong relationship with Bella Rosenfeld, hiw wife and muse at one time, as well as the Jewish symbolism are basically ever-present motifs in his works: the goat, an allegory of hope and confidence; the hut, reminiscent of the celebration of the feast after the Exodus; the donkey, tied to the different moments of the Bible; the fiddler figure who uses to attend the major Jewish religious holidays.
The exhibition is open every day with the following schedule: from Monday to Friday 10am – 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 9 pm. Tickets vary up to € 13.
For booking and information just contact us at HotelRome.net!