Music and concerts in Italy

An Opera Summer At The Baths Of Caracalla


Every summer, when heat arrives, the Opera house of Rome moves to the suggesting setting of the Baths of Caracalla. These are the concerts we are looking forward to:


Remember the opera at the end of The Godfather III? That’s Cavalleria Rusticana. If it’s good enough for Don Corleone I’m sure is good for you too.

Bizet’s masterpiece coupled with one of his less-known efforts.

The career of the composer of the soundtracks of many classic Spaghetti Westerns has been re-evaluated after years of relative neglect.


A tale of love, passion and treasure set in Rome in the year 1800.

For further information visit Rome’s Opera House official website.

To reach the Baths of Caracalla from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes, take the bus 714 from the station Termini and get off at the 7th stop (Palazzo Sport).

Rome Meets The World 2013


Rome Meets The World is already a summer tradition in the city. The aim of the festival is to bring to Roman audiciences some of the best performers from the most diverse musical scenes. These are our picks for this year’s edition:

June 15, 2013
The music they played has been labeled “freak folk”. It’s an accurate description.

June18, 2013
The Ramblers and their folk sound are an institution in Italy.

July 14, 2013
She has a big bluesy voice and the looks of Zadie Smith; he seems ready to join Enrico Rava and Paolo Fresu in the olympus of great Italian trumpet players.

July 18, 2013
An Italian singer of Maroccan descent and one of the most interesting figures in the local pop scene.

July 19, 2013
A multicultural Roman phenomenon whose story is worth spreading.

July 23, 2013
The revered irreverent of Italy’s music scene.

The concerts take place at Villa Ada (Via Salaria 275) which can be reached from the Termini Station, just a few minutes away from Yes Hotel and Hotel Des Artistes with the bus 92. To read the full program, click here.

Atoms for Peace in Rome

Atoms_AMOKAtoms for Peace is a super group formed by Radiohead’s singer Thom Yorke, Red Hot Chilli Pepper’s bassist Flea, Mauro Refosco, percussionist of Red Hot Chilli Peppers,drummer Joey Waronker, famous for his work with Beck and REM and longtime Radiohead producer Nigel Woodrich on keyboards.

As you may expect, the fusion of the minds that shaped alternative rock as we know it is unpredictable, hard to pigeonhole, and above all thoroughly enjoyable. All the attributes of the band are clearly displayed on Ingenue, the single from their first album, Amok.

Atoms For Peace will be playing in Rome July 16 2013 at the Capannelle racecourse.
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Conducting Change: Gustavo Dudamel In Rome

26_SCI_Dudamel_0Do you know Gustavo Dudamel? If you don’t, will fill you in.

Gustavo was born in Venezuela where two factors put him early on the track for musical success: the first was his parents who were both musicians, the second was El Sistema, an internationally acclaimed Venezuelan network created to scout and develop young musical talent.

Gustavo took up violin from an early age and then composition and conducting. In 2004 he was awarded the Gustav Mahler conducting prize and soon and began to appear alongside some of the most important conductors, like Simon Rattle and Claudio Abbado.

Dudamel has became a symbol of Venezuela, but also of Latin American talent, and is one of the few young faces in a world dominated by mature men who represent older musical traditions.

Gustavo will be conducting a program centered on Schumann with the Orchestra of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia the 15, 17 and 18 June 2013: a great opportunity to check the fresh take Gustavo has on classical music.

The concert will take place at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, that can be easily reached from Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel in Rome: take the red subway line from Termini and get off at Flaminio, then take tram number 2 and get off at the stop Apollodoro.

The Auditorium Parco della Musica


One of my favorite venues for Concerts in Rome is the Auditorium Parco della Musica. They present performers who represent the best of different music styles: classical music, jazz, latin music and electronic music as well.

But the Auditorium is an attraction well worth seeing by itself. It was designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano and is structured in 3 beetle-shaped units that function as independent music halls. The complex includes also a bookshop, a bar and a restaurant, making it the ideal spot for a lovely evening before or after a concert.

To reach the Auditorium from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes, take the red subway line from Termini and get off at the station Flaminio, from there take the tram 2 and get off at the station Apollodoro.
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Mumford & Sons: the Indie Folk Sensation Visits Rome


Thought folk was dead? Think twice. A new generation of indipendent rock musicians is taking the folk aesthetic for a spin, with interesting -and refresing- results.

Take Mumford & Sons, for example. Their look evokes that of a grassroots band and their music has a feeling of communal ecstasy to it- quite different from the individualistic rebellion we are used to expect from rock musicians. If you don’t believe me you can check this video and watch the joyful spasms of their bass player who seems to be channelling the spirit of a jazz musician.

The Mumfords hail from England and will be performing at the Atlantico Live March 16,2013.                                                                   If you visit Rome to attend the concert, drop me a line and I’ll make sure you get a 10% discount off our list rates for your accomodation in Rome.

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Soulful New Year in Rome


Every December there is a big public concert at the Via dei Fori Imperiali (near the Colosseum)  to celebrate the end of the year: the best known Italian musicians are summoned there every year to celebrate with the Romans the capodanno.

This time the stars topping the bill are Pino Daniele and Mario Biondi. The former is well known for his blues stylings and the latter is a  crooner with a Barry-White-like voice whose hit “This is what You Are” will knock you off your socks (dig Fabrizio Bozzo’s beatifully relaxed solo!)

Singers Georgia, Nina Zilli and Emma Marrone will be performing after midnight. Georgia is a well established house name in Italy while Zilli is an up-and-coming talent with a soulful voice. Check her here in all her majesty.

The concert will start at 22.30 and a great audience is expected, so if good music and big crowds are your cup of tea, this will be your ideal New Year’s Eve.

Have a jazzy, soulful, bluesy (but not too much!) 2013 and stay tuned for more news about the Eternal City and accomodation in  Rome.

Caruso Cafe: the Latin American Heart of Rome


Visiting Rome and feeling in the mood for some Salsa? We got the ticket for you.

Caruso Cafe d’Oriente is a legendary club for those who love latin american music. The bands brought in play rigorously authentic music and play it live, which adds to the character and warmth  of the place,

Caruso is located in Testaccio, alongside many other famous Roman clubs and has earned a reputation as top of its class in the Eternal City, so you are guaranteed to find copious company as well as excellent music.

To reach Caruso from Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel (located near the Station Termini) you can take the blus subway line and then get off at the Station Piramide.

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Mick Hucknall in Rome


Mick Hucknall , the legendary voice of Simply Red, will be visitin gthe Eternal City. He is coming with a fantastic tour as a soloist for the first time ever.Hucknall became famous as the leading man of one of the most recognizable “blue-eyed soul” bands ever.

Now After great success in many parts of the world, he will be presenting his new album as a soloist, and will be sharing his talent in a tour. This great man with of great talent will be in Rome the 19th of march of 2013

The concert will take place place at the  Auditorium Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione, 4, 00193 ROMA

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Skunk Anansie in Rome


Next November , after great success over the world a famous hard-hitting rock band will be visiting the Eternal City again. And the name of this group might sound familiar to most of you:  yes we are actually talking about the Skunk Anansie , well known pretty much everywhere as one of the most popular formations in rock, thanks to its mercurial singer, Skin. The band had a great tour last Year (2011) over Europe , and they are planning a new visit to present some songs from their most recent album.

hThe dates of their tour are 19th of  November ,  Milano ( Mediolanum Forum di Milano ), then the 20th November, Rome (Palalottomatica di Roma ), The last performance will take place it Venice ( Pala Arrex di Jesolo ).

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Address : Palalottomatica Arena, Piazzale dello Sport , 00100 ROMA