Things to do 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!

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!

INTERNAZIONALI DI TENNIS DI ROMA 2015: THE BEST OF WORLD’S TENNIS IS COMING!

INTERNAZIONALI DI TENNIS DI ROMA 2015: THE BEST OF WORLD’S TENNIS IS COMING!

Sport lovers, sign the date: from May 9 to 17 Rome will be home to all the most famous tennis players in the world. The occasion is given of course by the yearly Internazionali di Tennis d’Italia in Rome, come this time to its 72nd edition. Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Murray, Raonic, Nishikori, Flavia Pennetta, Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Camila Giorgi, Francesca Schiavone, Karin Knapp, only to name a few, will face each other in the enchanting backdrop of Foro Italico, where up to two-thousands spectators will have the chance to watch their performances at Stadio Nicola Pietrangeli and Grand Stand Arena.
Tickets are still available, between 20 and 100€ more or less, according to the day and match of course.
Contact us at HotelRome.net to purchase your seat, or to get any useful information about this great International tournament!

EXPO MILANO 2015: WHERE & HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS!

EXPO MILANO 2015: WHERE & HOW TO BUY YOUR TICKETS!

Expo Milano 2015 is at the doors, the opening day being on May 1, 2015. Then until October 31 this global event (145 countries are taking part to it!) on food & nutrition will offer debates, conferences, exhibitions and many more entertainments 7 days a week from 10am to 11pm.
For what concerns tickets, here you go a few reminders:

WHERE: you have three options to buy your ticket.
1) From the official website of Expo Milano 2015;
2) at the Expo Gate at Piazza Cairoli, downtown Milan;
3) from any Authorised Reseller.

HOW MUCH: ticket prices vary depending on the type of event you intend to attend and on some other variables which may give you right to discounts (such as age; being part of a family group, school; having diabilities etc.). As a general idea, tickets range from a minimum of 5€ for night events to more than 100€ for the seasonal pass. You have several choices in between of course! Now read the next point…!

WHAT: you have the following ticket options:
Open Date –> for the entire day on a date of your choice between May 2 and October 31.
Fixed Date –> for the entire day on a specific date between May 2 and October 31.
Evening ticket –> just for entry starting at 19:00.
May 1 Opening –> for opening day of the Exhibition Site (official cerimony & celebrations to inaugurate the six months of events, debates and experiences)
Multi-day –> for two consecutive days, between May 2 and October 31. (It’s less expensive than purchasing two one-day tickets. Available either as a Fixed or Open option… see above).
2-3 day Carnet –> to visit Expo Milano 2015 whenever you want. These are available for two or three open dates between May 2 and October 31.

For tickets and information contact us at HotelRome.net!

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!

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!

TRAMJAZZ: COZY DINING & CONCERT HALL ON A VINTAGE CABLE CAR

TRAMJAZZ: COZY DINING & CONCERT HALL ON A VINTAGE CABLE CAR

Among the several options Rome offers for romantic dinners and live concerts, TramJazz is definitely one of the most original: a vintage cable car converted into a cozy travelling restaurant and jazz concert hall. While getting on a tour of the Eternal City on this restored cable car (which commences its 3-hour journey from Porta Maggiore at 9 pm), guests will enjoy the best of Lazio local food and wines on the sound of a live jazz performance by high level musicians. Each event turn around a specific mood: Dolce Vita, Brazilian Jazz, Italian ’60 and many more that you can explore on TramJazz official website.
To take part to a night on TramJazz a reservation is requested, which we suggest to make reasonably in advance to be sure you will get your spots.
Hotelrome.net is at your disposal to help you out with news, information and reservations while you are in Rome!

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!

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