Exhibitions

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!

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!

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!

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!

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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ITALY AND FASHION DESIGN: FROM SHOPS TO MUSEUMS!

ITALY AND FASHION DESIGN: FROM SHOPS TO MUSEUMS!

To the art of dress design is dedicated the exhibition just launched at MAXXI Museum of Rome: until 3 May 2015, 80 high fashion garments belonging to the the period 1945-1968, coupled with Bulgari pieces of jewelry, will be on display.
Issued by the genius of Valentino, Sorelle Fontana, Balestra, Capucci, Jole Veneziani and many more, these items of clothing guide the visitors through the early stages of what is still known today as the Italian excellence in fashion design.
Venue: MAXXI Museum, via Guido Reni 4a.
Timing: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri 11am-7pm. Sat 11am-10pm. Mon closed.
MAXXI is part of the Roma Pass network: contact Hotelrome.net for more info on tickets and accommodations in Rome!

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!