Monthly Archives: May 2014

Gelato Festival in Rome

The Gelato Festival returns to Rome’s Auditorium Parco della Musica from 15-18 May, each day from midday until midnight, ending at 20.00 on 18 May.


Although it’s true that gelato (ice cream) is sold pretty much everywhere in Rome, there’s gelato and then there’s gelato. A movement toward artisanal gelato has revitalised the local scene, and Italy now certifies select shops as gelaterie artigianali.


There are numerous tasting events, “show cooking” courses and competitions scheduled during the four-day festival which hosts some of the best ice cream makers from Italy and abroad. It’s very much worth the effort to seek out great gelato. This list isn’t exhaustive but attempts to include many gelaterie Romans agree are tops, whether they be artigianale or just generally excellent.

Roma Gelato Festival

Roma Gelato Festival

In addition to tasting the wide range of ice cream on offer, visitors can learn about the culture and ingredients behind the ever-popular gelato. Romans (and Italians) are very discerning when it comes to gelato.

For full details including prices see festival website.

Our Blogger: Joseph

Summer 2014 – The Tiber River Experience


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Rome Summer 2014

Rome Summer 2014

Every year during August  a small market is set on both sides of the Tiber river: there you can eat the very Roman porchetta, buy the products of many local artisans, attend a street-theatre performance and have dinner too!

It might just be the best event in Rome, at least in the summer: On every night until September 1, the Tiber River’s banks come alive. More than a kilometer of stalls line the river—each one a shop or cafe, restaurant or bar.

If you’re a shopping, or strolling-and-people-watching, kind of person, the possibilities are endless. On my last walk through the festival, called Lungo il Tevere Roma, I perused jewelry, bought fistfuls of dried figs and kiwis, sipped a mojito in a swanky bar, and even watched one of the last World Cup games.

All in all a very good option to spend an evening in Rome after a long (and hot) day of sightseeing. The manifestation takes place along the river, beetwen the Sisto and Garibaldi bridges; the area can be easily reached from Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel Rome taking the bus H from the station Termini (get off the first stop after the bridge).

Our Blogger: Joseph

It might just be the best event in Rome, at least in the summer: On every night until September 1, the Tiber River’s banks come alive. More than a kilometer of stalls line the river—each one a shop or cafe, restaurant or bar.

If you’re a shopping, or strolling-and-people-watching, kind of person, the possibilities are endless. On my last walk through the festival, called Lungo il Tevere Roma, I perused jewelry, bought fistfuls of dried figs and kiwis, sipped a mojito in a swanky bar, and even watched one of the last World Cup games.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2010/07/on-summer-nights-a-festival-on-the-tiber-river.html#sthash.6Et8Ephk.dpuf

It might just be the best event in Rome, at least in the summer: On every night until September 1, the Tiber River’s banks come alive. More than a kilometer of stalls line the river—each one a shop or cafe, restaurant or bar.

If you’re a shopping, or strolling-and-people-watching, kind of person, the possibilities are endless. On my last walk through the festival, called Lungo il Tevere Roma, I perused jewelry, bought fistfuls of dried figs and kiwis, sipped a mojito in a swanky bar, and even watched one of the last World Cup games.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2010/07/on-summer-nights-a-festival-on-the-tiber-river.html#sthash.6Et8Ephk.dpuf

Paolo Nutini in Rome!

nutini

Next July, the young Scottish singer will perform in Rome at the Ippodromo delle Campanelle

Presenting his last album Caustic.

Since his debut in 2006 (only 19 years old) with the album These Streets, Nutini showed his talent all around combining the heritage of soul and folk music , with the most personal and fresh attitude.

Nutini’s Father, Alfredo is of Italian descent, from the Region of Tuscany, and his mother Linda is Scottish. His concert is much attended here in the Eternal City where Paolo has conquered enthusiastic hearts that enjoy his art.

Special Buses will be available for the event, departing from Termini station (around the corner from Yes Hotel) taking the public directly to the spot.

Saturday 19th July 2014

Rock in Roma

At the Ippodromo delle Campanelle

Ticket price is 32 euro

Concert begins at 21.45.

Have fun!

Marcelo