Night entertainment 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!

FOUR DAYS IRISH MOVIES IN ROME!

FOUR DAYS IRISH MOVIES IN ROME!

Since 2007 Rome hosts once a year a film festival which aims at promoting Irish cinematography in Italy: it’s the IrishFilmFesta, coming soon to its 8th edition.
From March 26 to 29, 2015, indeed film shows, meetings with directors, actors and producers and much more will take place at Casa del Cinema di Roma in the enchanting backdrop of Villa Borghese.
For four days public will be immersed into a cinema industry which has much to offer, despite it is still less known, its productions being too often confused with English or even American ones.
There is no entrance fee, but public will be free to support the event through a donation. Shows begin at 5pm (3.30pm on the weekend) and are of course in original language (including Gaelic) with subtitles.
To get details on the programme check out the official website or contact us at HotelRome.net!

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!

“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!

An Opera Summer At The Baths Of Caracalla

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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:

TERRA E CIELO / CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

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.

CARMEN – L’ARLESIENNE
Bizet’s masterpiece coupled with one of his less-known efforts.

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

TOSCA

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).

Il Pincio: Getting Romantic in Rome


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Rome is, well…Romantic. Everyhting from the weather to the food invites to love. That’s why I’m surprised that Il Pincio is not one of the better known sights in the city.

Il Pincio is a terrace from where you can get an amazing view of Rome Visiting it is a great experience no matter what, but to be there with your significant other will reward you with one of the most romantic moments of your trip.

To get to Il Pincio from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes take the red subway line from Termini (direction Battistini) and get off at the Station Flaminio. As you get outside from the subway you will see the gate leading to Piazza del Popolo. Cross the gate, walk past the church and turn left (notice you won’t get to walk into the Piazza; you will turn just before getting to it). Then you will see stairs that will take you up to Villa Borghese. Climb the Stairs and once inside the garden follow the path leading uphill tl get to Il Pincio.

Since the terrace is part of Villa Borghese after your visit you can rent a bike or if you are of the lazy kind (just like me) you can just lie in the grass with your partner– which will of course lead to further romantic exchanges.
You’re welcome!

Rome Meets The World 2013


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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
COCOROSIE
The music they played has been labeled “freak folk”. It’s an accurate description.

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

July 14, 2013
NINA ZILLI & FABRIZIO BOSSO
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
MALIKA AYANE
An Italian singer of Maroccan descent and one of the most interesting figures in the local pop scene.

July 19, 2013
ORCHESTRA DI PIAZZA VITTORIO
A multicultural Roman phenomenon whose story is worth spreading.

July 23, 2013
ELIO E LE STORIE TESE
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.

Rome gets ready to enjoy a hot latin summer

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Words are funny. Take the word “latino”, by example. The term is used today to denote people of latin american descent, but originally it was the name given to the inhabitants of Latium, the region where Rome is located.

So we can say that the festival Soylatino is a comeback of sorts.From June through September Ostia, the beach located just outside Rome, will turn tropical with latin american music and food.

Wednesday the fee is 8 euros Wednesday and Thursday, 10 Euros Friday and  12 Euros Saturday.The entrance is free on Sundays and every day from 19:00 to 21:00 PM.To reach the festival using the public transportation system from Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel, take the blue subway line until Piramide and from there take the train going to Ostia and get off at the station Lidio di Ostia.

Mumford & Sons: the Indie Folk Sensation Visits Rome


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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.

See you soon!

Raul

Soulful New Year in Rome

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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.