Kids activities in Rome

ITALIAN CARNIVAL(S)!

ITALIAN CARNIVAL(S)!

Carnival has just begun, and from now on, for the next couple of weeks, every Italian city will celebrate it in its particular way: from Venice to Acireale, from Ivrea to Viareggio, visitors will have the chance to assist to something unusual… masks, chart parades and even fierce battles with oranges, which have their roots in a certain type of pre-Christian annual festivities. Rome is goig to have her share of fun of course, and HotelRome.net will be glad to provide you with the events full programme, including parties and street performances.
Meanwhile we would like to offer you a shortlist of dates, so that you can more easily plan your stay in Italy for the next days:
12 February: Fat Thursday (major celebrations)
17 February: Shrove Tuesday (major celebrations and end of Carnival)
18 February: Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent)
5 April: Easter
Carnival is indeed strictly related on Easter Sunday: the end of Carnival marks the beginning of Lent time, the foruty days of abstinence preceeding Easter day.
But as long as it is Carnival everything is allowed more than ever, either in terms of unconventional behaviours and of food of course! So don’t miss the typical Carnival sweets: the ‘angel wings’ (called in many different ways in Italy: crostoli, chiacchiere, frappe etc.) and Carnival fritter or dough balls (so called castagnole) will be basically ever-present!

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!

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!

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!

CHRISTMAS TIME WITH ROMEO AND JULIET

CHRISTMAS TIME WITH ROMEO AND JULIET

One of the best options for a night at theatre between Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2014 in Rome is no doubt “Romeo and Juliet. Love and change the world”, currently on stage at Gran Teatro. This gigantic production involving 45 artists, 30 dancers and acrobats, more than 200 customs, 55 backstage operators (35 of whom in charge just for technical aspects), offers a unique version of the immortal story by Shakespeare. Some of the greatest contemporary artists are involved in the project: French composer Gérard Presgurvic for the musical transposition, Italian translation by lyricist Vincenzo Incenzo, under Giuliano Peparini’s direction.
When: until 6 January 2015.
Tickets: from €24.
Hotelrome.net will provide you with info on tickets and accommodations in Rome even during holidays time!

“THE NUTCRACKER”: CHRISTMAS TRADITIONAL FAIRY TALE ON STAGE

“THE NUTCRACKER”: CHRISTMAS TRADITIONAL FAIRY TALE ON STAGE

If you are looking for a traditional and still impressive entertainment during Christmas holidays both for you and your kids, then “The Nutcracker” (“Lo Schiaccianoci”) staged by Mario Piazza at Auditorium Conciliazione of Rome won’t leave you disappointed. This one-hundred-years old ballet offers indeed fairy tale characters & atmospheres (toys getting alive, dreams, etc.) combined to topics & moods which deal with the passage from childhood to adulthood, to which any adults will be certainly sensitive. It was scored by Tchaikovsky and firstly brought on stage in Russia in 1892.
When & when: from 30 December 2014 to 6 january 2015, at Auditorium Conciliazione (from Termini station: metro line A, stop at Ottaviano San Pietro or alternatively several bus lines).
Tickets: from €13 to €45.
Contact Hotelrome.net for your reservations and accommodations!

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!

Rome Celebrates Chocolate

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Who doesn’t love chocolate? Is one of the few things in life that everybody enjoys. Hey, it produces the same feeling as being in love!

Rome, being a culinary capital, couldn’t forget paying homage to chocolate. Ciok in Roma is a festival to celebrate chocolate, its origin and its relationship with cinema. For 5 days from february 9, 2013 visitors will be able to appreciate the work of artisans and companies dedicated to the production of chocolate and to learn more about its history.

Ciok is a play on the words “Cioccolato” and “Ciak”, Italian for Clapperboard. The exhibition will explore the relationship beetwen chocolate and cinema and will also educate visitors abut the origins of cacao and chocolate, since the festival is sponsored by the Mexican embassy in Rome.

The festival will take place at the Central Montemartini, at Via Ostiense 106 and can be easily reached from Hotel Des Artistes and Yes Hotel with the blue subway line (station Garbatella).

Bimbinfiera Roma 31/03/2012 and 01/04/2012

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This is one of the largest exhibition halls, dedicated to mothers, fathers and children. It is where to find all the news articles and markets for pregnancy, infancy and growth. The latest models of wheelchairs and strollers, beds and rooms, games, food, hygene, clothing and tourism. You will recieve information on the quality and characteristics of products, as well as discount coupons, information materials and giveaways.

To make your visit even more enjoyable there are lots of games and activities for children of all ages. (animation, crawling competitions, cooking for kids and contests for moms diaper change for dads.

The nursery facilities, baby dining with tasty meals, snacks and drinks for kids, a cozy room for breastfeeding are all free of charge.

There is also an area entirely devoted to tourism and leisure, where tour operators, hotels, spas, theme parks and resorts will be fully available to parents to help them choose the best offers and find special family packages.

In this event there are so many distinguished guests, specialists and experts ready to respond to the questions of visitors so don’t miss out on this opportunity. The opening hours are from 10:00 to 19:00 wih the last entry allowed at 18:30. the admission is 10 euro but you can download the discount coupon, good for 3 euro per person, here! And remember to contact us here at Hotel Des Artistes for any information.

Thank you for reading, Vanda.

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