Art in Rome

THE FRINGE COMES TO THE CENTER: ROME FRINGE FESTIVAL 2015

THE FRINGE COMES TO THE CENTER: ROME FRINGE FESTIVAL 2015

Non-stop shows, art exhbits, day & night markets, refreshment areas, wine & food tasting, workshops and kids activities: this and much more at Roma Fringe Festival 2015, taking place this year against the charming backdrop of Castel Sant’Angelo’s gardens.
Every day from 9 am to 2 am this yearly independent theatre & performative arts festival will refresh hot summer nights in Rome by offering a wide range of shows and performances to both adults and kids.
A number of foreign companies & artists will entartain public with musical, comedy, drama, social theatre, dance, stand up, street art, clowning, puppet, poetry and literature following a daily schedule as follows:

  • from 9am to 4.30pm: market, summer camp for children by Arteficine, free events and gastronomy
  • from 6pm to 8.30pm: aperitif, concerts, food tasting and market.
  • from 8.30pm onwards nine shows of any sort described above

No entry fee to the “festival carousel” is requested, but a 5 euro ticket will be paid to each company for attending their shows.
Rome Fringe Festival has just begun and will last until July 5th.
Contact HotelRome.net for more news about Summer events in Rome!

NATURE, NUTRITION & HIGH FASHION DESIGN ON DISPLAY!

NATURE, NUTRITION & HIGH FASHION DESIGN ON DISPLAY!

The Elegance of Food. Tales about Food & Fashion is the brand new exhibit at the Trajan’s Market entirely focused on two strong points of Made in Italy: food and fashion indeed.
The exhibition takes visitors on a journey across the link between nature and nutrion as it was and still is transposed in high fashion design. Water, Air, Earth and Fire appear then as inspiring motifs of haute couture artistic creations, from embroidery and textures to dresses and accessories.
That’s not all. The relation between nutrition and nature is the subject of the six month global fair EXPO MILANO 2015: the exhibit is thus a further tribute to this gigantic event.
The Elegance of Food is open every day from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm until November 1st, 2015.
HotelRome.net will be glad to provide you with more info on Expo Milano 2015 and current events in Rome!

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!

QUIRINAL PALACE… COMING SOON!

QUIRINAL PALACE… COMING SOON!

The largest palace in Rome, former abode of Popes and kings and since 1946 dwelling place of the President of the Italian Republic,will be soon open to public every day. We are referring to the Quirinal Palace, a gem in the heart of Rome which hosts artistic treasures of immense value insiede its 1,200 rooms.
The newly elected President Sergio Mattarella disposed indeed its opening on a daily base to make it the home of all Italians and of those wishing to get deeper into the history of our country. Spreading on a surface of more than 110,000 m², the Quirinal Palace is actually one of the largest building in the world, and the widest residence of a head of state. It stands on the highest hill in Rome (the namasake Quirinal Hill), which ensures a wonderful view on the Eternal City’s center.
Until the new arrangement becomes effective, it is currently open on Sundays only from 8:30 am to 12 pm. For the remaining part of 2015, it will be closed on 5 April – 31 May – 1 November – 20, 27 December and during summer time (28 June – 6 September).
Ask HotelRome.net for more details!

WHY NOT A MUSEUMS ON ST. VALENTINE’S DAY?

WHY NOT A MUSEUMS ON ST. VALENTINE’S DAY?

Rome has no rivals with regard to the variety of museums available to her visitors. On the occasion of St. Valentine’s day don’t miss the chance to visit some of them, where you might happen to find special discounts on the entrance ticket.
We prepared a selection of those you might be interested in:
Colosseum 
Piazza del Colosseo (metro line B, stop Colosseo)
Villa Adriana (in Tivoli)
Largo Marguerite Yourcenar,1 00010 – TIVOLI (ROMA)
Crypta Balbi
Via delle Botteghe Oscure, 31 (bus #40 from Termini)
Roman Forum
Largo Romolo e Remo (nearby the Colosseum)
National Gallery of Ancient Art at Palazzo Barberini
Via Quattro Fontane (metro line A, stop Repubblica)
National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art
Viale delle Belle Arti, 131 (opposite Villa Borghese)
Borghese Gallery
Piazzale Scipione Borghese (metro line A, stop Flaminio)
National Museum of Oriental Art “G. Tucci”
Via Merulana, 248 (metro line A, stop Vittorio Emanuele)
Castel Sant’Angelo
Lungotevere Castello, 5 (Vatican area)
National Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia
Piazzale di Villa Giulia, 9 (nearby Villa Borghese)
National Roman Museum at Palazzo Massimo 
Via di Villa Peretti (metro line A, stop Termini or Repubblica)
National Roman Museum at Terme di Diocleziano
Vie E. De Nicola, 79 (metro line A, stop Termini or Repubblica)
Palatine Hill 
Via di San Gregorio 00185 (nearby the Colosseum)
Palazzo Altemps
Via di S. Apollinare, 44 (nearby Piazza Navona)
Ancient Ostia and Arcaheological Museum
Viale dei Romagnoli, 717
Terme di Caracalla 
Via delle Terme di Caracalla, 52
Villa d’Este (in Tivoli)
Piazza Trento, 1 00019 – TIVOLI (ROMA)
Contact HotelRome.net for opening times and ticket reservations!

LUCIANO BENETTON’S IMAGO MUNDI

LUCIANO BENETTON’S IMAGO MUNDI

An off the tracks exhibition is hosted until 11 January 2015 in Rome. “Imago Mundi”, conceived and sponsored by Luciano Benetton, the world renowned dress designer.
The visitor is actually offered more than traditional art works on display, as “Imago Mundi” is a full developed concept, a vision. Being an art lover, Benetton commissioned and collected a great number of works of art during his travells around the world, all respondent to a couple of requirements: being 10×12 cm in size and being made with non-profit intents. The aim of such a collection is to create a visual map of humanity, based on the different artistic ways it can be expressed through. Besides, the project is thought to provide the emerging artists with a platform for visibility.
Rome’s hosts at present the works from Africa: 2000 young artists from 16 countries involved.
“Imago Mundi” is at Carlo Bilotti Museum, inside Villa Borghese (metro line A: Flaminio stop). No admission fee is requested.
Contact Hotelrome.net for info on openings!

200 NATIVITY SCENES ON EXHIBIT IN ROME

200 NATIVITY SCENES ON EXHIBIT IN ROME

If you are looking for traditional Italian handicraft during Christmas time and want to take a break from usual museums, go to Piazza del Popolo and visit the exhibit “100 Presepi” (“One-hundred Nativity scenes”): on display more than 200 samples of nativity scenes from several regions of Italy and abroad, all made out of different materials. Dating back to the Middle Age, nativity scenes building art leaves much room to creativity either in techniques and materials employed.
“100 Presepi” will be the perfect choice for your kids as well, since special workshops are set for them.
Where: Piazza del Popolo, Sale del Bramante (next to the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo).
When: daily until 6 January 2015, 9:30am-8pm.
Contact Hotelrome.net for more info on Christmas events in Rome!

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!

Damon Albarn, The Gorilla King in Rome

 

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Damon Albarn, frontman of Blur and creator of Gorillaz, is one of the most influential living rock musicians. His artistic output has shaped and sometimes predated some of the most important departures in pop music.

Albarn will be playing in Rome at the Auditorium Parco della Musica next July 14 2014 as a part of July Sounds Good, one of our favorite music festivals in Rome.
Don’t miss Damon’s performance, and don’t miss the most convenient rates in Rome by making a reservation at Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes,