Monthly Archives: October 2009

Michelangelo, architect of Rome

Our Blogger: Wanda

On October 5 th 2009, in Rome will be inaugurated the exhibition “Michelangelo Buonarroti Designs in Rome”, at the Capitoline museums.

A beautiful collection, divided into seventeen sections and 105 works thanks to which is possible to follow the architectural production of Michelangelo in the Eternal City, a group of works that are among the most beautiful and characteristic of the city.

The exhibition goes from the architectural planning of the Basilica of St. Pietro to Vatican (1547 -1564), to the of the Sistine Chapel (1508 -1512), with the world-famous frescoes of the Creation and the Universal Judgment.

“Michelangelo, architect in Rome” is curated by Mauro Mussolin and Pina Ragionieri , was conceived by the Foundation House Buonarroti and has been organized by the association cultural Metamorphosis under the patronage of the president of the Republic.

Interested on art? Then it’s only fitting to stay at Hotel Des Artistes; we’ll be more than happy to help you to enjoy the best of Rome!

Address: Piazza del Campidoglio, 1
Zona: Rione Campitelli (Foro Romano- Campidoglio-P.Venezia) (Rome center)
opening time: Martedì-Tusday – Domenica-Sunday -from :10.00-20.00 – Chiuso-Closed on Monday- Lunedì.
Tickets: 8 euro
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“Hey, I put some new shoes on,
and suddenly everything is right,
I said, hey, I put some new shoes on and everybody’s smiling,
it so inviting,
Oh, short on money,
but long on time,
slowly strolling in the sweet sunshine,
and I’m running late,
and I don’t need an excuse,
’cause I’m wearing my brand new shoes”.

I guess everybody remembers “ New shoes “ a song which has been on the hit parade for a long time.

Its author, Paolo Nutini, whose great grandfather was Italian, was born in Paisley, Scotland in 1987, and he started singing at a young age. He’s a case of predestination. In fact, once his fellow citizen, David Sneddon who won the BBC Fame Academy format fortunately or unfortunately didn’t arrive to play a concert to celebrate his victory. Paolo substituted him then and a manager decided to invest on him.

The particularity of this career it’s that we can consider him  the first internet singer. In fact people kat the beggining knew him from order passed by word of mouth.

Apart from “New shoes”, other hits under Paolo’s belt are “These streets” and “Jenny don’t be hasty”.

“Sunny side Up” it’s his new lp, released on June 2009.

During November Paolo will be visiting the homeland of his ancestors, and will offer three concerts. One of them will take place in Rome- An opportunity to have a great time and enjoy live one of the most promising young talents in popular music. If you’re visiting Rome on november don’t miss the chance to see Paolo, and to stay at Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes, your best options for accomodation in Rome!

The Italian  tour:
Thursday 26th, November – Milan @ Alcatraz
Friday 27th, November – Florence @ Saschall
Saturday 28th, November – Roma @ Atlantico