AUGUSTUS, OR NEVER DYING GREATNESS

AUGUSTUS, OR NEVER DYING GREATNESS

Among the several exhibitions currently in Rome, we strongly suggest not to skip a couple of events focused on Augustus, the first of Roman Emperors, who died not too far from Neaples in 14 AD after a long life rich of those achievements which make of him one of the greatest Roman personalities ever.
The two exhibitions were set up in 2014 to commemorate 2000 years after his death, and will still be running until May/June 2015:
“KEYS TO ROME – THE CITY OF AUGUSTUS”, at Trajan’s Markets, 9 am- 7 pm (Mon closed);
“AUGUSTUS REVOLUTION”, Roman National Museum at Palazzo Massimo, 9 am – 7.45 pm (Mon closed).
The two observe Augustus’ age under different perspectives. “Keys to Rome” is part of a European joint project involving the cities of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Alexandria (Egypt) as well: four different museums in fours different spots of the former Roman Empire to highlight four different aspects of the Roman world.
The latter analyzes one of the most significant reforms by August in Roman society: the introduction of new festivities and anniversaries in the calendar, showing us like time calculation could be used as a tool for propaganda.
Both the exhibits make use of highly refined technologies to guarantee visitors’ immersion into Augustus’ 2000 years old world.
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INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MAGIC

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MAGIC

Which place could be better than the Eternal City to host a Festival of Magic? If you want to take a break from the real world, come to Rome and enjoy “Supermagic – Meraviglioso“, one-week shows by the most skilful magicians, illusionists, conjurers and manipulators of our time from all over the world. French, American, Taiwanese artists will enchant public with their breath-taking sleights of hand leaving no room at for any rational understanding of what’s going on!
“Supermagic” will be at Teatro Olimpico in Rome from January 29 to February 8: for tickets and information just contact Hotelrome.net!

TRAMJAZZ: COZY DINING & CONCERT HALL ON A VINTAGE CABLE CAR

TRAMJAZZ: COZY DINING & CONCERT HALL ON A VINTAGE CABLE CAR

Among the several options Rome offers for romantic dinners and live concerts, TramJazz is definitely one of the most original: a vintage cable car converted into a cozy travelling restaurant and jazz concert hall. While getting on a tour of the Eternal City on this restored cable car (which commences its 3-hour journey from Porta Maggiore at 9 pm), guests will enjoy the best of Lazio local food and wines on the sound of a live jazz performance by high level musicians. Each event turn around a specific mood: Dolce Vita, Brazilian Jazz, Italian ’60 and many more that you can explore on TramJazz official website.
To take part to a night on TramJazz a reservation is requested, which we suggest to make reasonably in advance to be sure you will get your spots.
Hotelrome.net is at your disposal to help you out with news, information and reservations while you are in Rome!

ROME MARATHON & STRACITTADINA

ROME MARATHON & STRACITTADINA

Sunday March 22 will be a great day for sport & Rome lovers: it’s the day of Rome Marathon, the 42 km 195 m long race in lenght and beadth of the Eternal City. It will start at 8.50 am from via dei Fori Imperiali. Last year winners, Ethiopian runners in both the males’ and females’ races, took approximately 2 hours to complete the itinerary, which end is fixed once again at via dei Fori Imperiali. Latest day for registration is March 5.
A parallel event open to anyone wishing to spend a day in the open air at the very beginnning of springtime in Rome is the Romafun “Stracittadina”, a 5 km walk from via dei Fori Imperiali to Circo Massimo: an occasion for families, youngsters and elderly. Its registration deadline is March 22, where a €8 fee will be paid which gives right to the official t-shirt.
Hotelrome.net will help you out to set your weekend in Rome to enjoy this great event!

RUGBY SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP COMING SOON!

RUGBY SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP COMING SOON!

2015 Rugby Six Nations Championship is at the doors and Rome is getting ready to host Italy first match on Saturday 7 February. 2014 reigning winner, Ireland, will try to keep her trophy against England, France, Italy, Scotland and Wales each willing to fairly have her own back this year.
Three matches are scheduled in Rome:
ITALY vs IRELAND Saturday 7 February 2015, 2:30 pm
ITALY vs FRANCE Sunday 15 March 2015, 3 pm
ITALY vs WALES Saturday 21 March 2015, 12.30 pm
Tickets at Stadio Olimpico go from €17 to €88, special fares being guaranteed to youngsters under-16.
Take the chance to support your team and visit Rome at one time: contact Hotelrome.net to buy your tickets and find the accommodation suitable for you in Rome!

ITALIAN FASHION & WINTER SALES

ITALIAN FASHION & WINTER SALES

Winter sales in Rome are the occasion shoppers were looking for to get a piece of “Made in Italy” at discounted rates. Indeed until February 15, all venues in any side of the center, such as via del Corso, via Frattina, via Cola di Rienzo, via Nazionale, will offer discounts up to 50%. It doesn’t matter if branded or unbranded items: they rigorously reflects winter 2014-2015 style. Beyond the traditional shopping locations downtown, Rome visitors will have a chance even bigger to find good deals in some of the outlets at the periphery of the Eternal City, such as Castel Romano Designer Outlet and the Valmontone Outlet, easily reachable thanks to special shuttle services and regular bus lines.
Hotelrome.net will provide you with any further indications on how to enjoy at best Rome’s winter season!

A FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS IN THE HEART OF ROME

A FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS IN THE HEART OF ROME

From 3 to 7 January 2015 a historical palace in the heart of Rome will be exceptionally open to public: it’s Palazzo Ferrajoli, facing on Piazza Colonna, where the famous Antonine Column stands since centuries at few steps from the Italian Parliament. This rare chance to access it, enjoying a guided tour of the palace together with a unique perspective on the Column itself, is provided on the occasion of the Festival of Lights in Piazza Colonna. The four-day free event offers to visitors art, music and literature.
To take part to it no particular requirements are needed: just contact Hotelrome.net to get the free voucher to access it!

UNDERWATER ROME: A HIGH-TECH AQUARIUM COMING SOON

UNDERWATER ROME: A HIGH-TECH AQUARIUM COMING SOON

Unlike many other capitals, Rome was missing a city aquarium worthy of the name. That’s why June 2015 is looked at as a landmark: Mediterraneum – The Aquarium of Rome will be finally inaugurated. The 16000 square meters structure – which requested several years of works – spreads completely under the EUR lake and consists of two sections: the traditional one, with living fishes, and the experimental one, where scientific research as well as educational activities will be pursued. It will particularly include an area for 3D shows and tanks where high-tech robot-fishes will be swimming. Visitors will enjoy the underwater nature trail from within sophisticated acrylic tunnels.
Contact Hotelrome.net for info on tickets, directions and accommodations in Rome!

ROME & MILAN FOR 2015 EXPO

ROME & MILAN FOR 2015 EXPO

From May 1 to October 31, 2015, Milan will be the world capital of food in the name of the Universal Exposition which will take place there on the theme of nutrition: Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. The 6-month event will actually turn whole Italy into a giant window where food from 140 countries of the world will be not just on sale or offered for tasting, but will be also looked at from the educational point of view. Rome will be offering to Milan any support in terms of services and communication: tickets for any event at Expo will be on sale in Rome as well; foreigner embassies having their seat in Rome will set up exhibitions and cultural events to promote their respective countries; several information points and stands for tasting will be located in the key spots of the Eternal City, such as inside her two airports.
Hotelrome.net is at your disposal for any information and ticket reservations for Expo Milano 2015!

WELCOMING 2015 IN ROME

WELCOMING 2015 IN ROME

Still haven’t planned how to spend your New Year’s Eve once in Rome? Here an outline of the two major events organized this year by Rome City Hall as public celebrations to welcome 2015!
concert at CIRCO MASSIMO. From 9.30pm onwards on the stage:
Spiritual Front (neofolk, swing revival, symphonic rock)
Gemitaiz & Madman (hip-hop)
Mannarino (melodic, folk)
Subsonica (electronic)
Daddy G (djset)
Swing Circus Vintage Party at FORI IMPERIALI. From 8pm onwards dance and concerts of swing, funky, soul, ’60 revivals and electro swing will make Via dei Fori Imperiali a new 52nd Street like the one in New York.
Contact Hotelrome.net to be always up to date on events and happenings in the Eternal City during Christmas holidays!