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! ! Happy Women’s day ! !

! ! Happy Women’s day ! !

The international women’s day is celebrated every year on March 8th.

The meaning of women’s day  refers to political, social and economic achievements of women and the fight against violence they suffered in history.
The history of the “ Women’s Day” dates back to the beginning of ‘900 to the tragedy that occurred on March 8th in 1908, in which women workers of the Cotton textile industry in New York, were killed by fire. The fire of 1908 was however confused with another fire in the same city, which occurred in 1911 when  146 victims were recorded, including many women.

Initially the “Woman’s Day“,  was set up to discuss over sexual discrimination and the right to vote.

At the end of 1908 the American Socialist Party decided to dedicate the last Sunday of February 1909 to the demonstration for the vote to women.

So, the first “Women’s Day” in the United States took place on February 23, 1909.
A couple of years later it was decided to follow the American initiative by setting up an international day dedicated to the rights of women. Initially this day was not the same in all countries

In  1944  in Italy the Woman’s day  was set on March 8 and that the symbol became the mimosa,a  seasonal and cheap flower.

Today the women’s party has lost its initial value.

While there are women’s organizations that continue to try to raise public awareness about the various issues affecting women – such as violence against women and the pay gap compared to men – many women consider this day as an opportunity to go out with friends, leaving husbands, companions and children at home

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Exhibitions in Rome || DREAM – ART MEETS DREAMS

Exhibitions in Rome || DREAM – ART MEETS DREAMS

dream ft1From 29 September 2019 till 05 May 2019

edited by Danilo Eccher

CLOISTER OF BRAMANTE | Via Arco della Pace, 5 – 00186 Rome
MONDAY to FRIDAY 10:00 am to 8:00 pm*
SAT – SUN 10:00 am to 9:00 pm*

Cost of ticket : 14 euros

With eyes open or closed dreams meet great contemporary art.

Magic, utopia, essence, enchantment and desires take shape in the exhibition Dream
Dream, meaning of exploration, knowledge and emotion, but also an expression of the deepest part of the human being

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Dreams guide viewers through a series of stages and steps, stops and re-starts: from confrontation with nature to identification in forms, from the evocation of personal and collective memories to the passage of time, from the sublimation of shadows to immersion total in light.

From 29 September 2018 to 5 May 2019 the Cloister Of Bramante invites the public to live this experience without equal. The Cloister is right behind Piazza Navona and easily reachable from YES HOTEL  ROME

Walk to the main Termini Station and from there take bus 64 or 40Express, they will stop you at a few steps from the magical location.

M.C. Escher: the pleasure of paradox

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If the degree to which popular culture appropiates the works of an artist is any measure of merit, M.C. Escher is among the most relevant graphic artists of our time.

His work explores the nature of logical and visual paradoxes, anticipating some of the themes that have come to dominate our lives with the increasing importance of science and mathematics.

Now people visiting Rome will have the chance to admire the work of this prescient artist attending the exhibition to take place at the Chiostro del Bramante from September 20 to May 22, 2015.

Paolo Nutini in Rome!

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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

Frida Khalo at the Scuderia dei Quirinale

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An exhibition that explores the whole of her artistic career. Pure masterpieces from public and private collections in Mexico, Europe and the United States. Self depiction is the central theme, with more than forty fabulous portraits, including: Self portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (for the first time in Italy).

Frida is the very symbol of an artistic avant-garde of Mexican culture in the 20th century. Always rebel, her works mix the most important cultural movements of her period: Revolutionary Pauperism, Stridentism, Surrealism and Magical Realism.

The exhibition hosts also works from other artists who were active during the period including of course her husband, Diego Rivera (Portrait of Natasha Gelman, 1943 and Nude, 1930 among others) and also Jose Clemente Orozco, Jose David Alfaro Siqueiros and Maria Izquierdo.

Scuderia dei Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio, 16 Roma

From 20th March until 31st August 2014

Ticket price: 12 euro

Times:  Su.- Thu 10.00-20.00, Fri- Sat 10.00-22.30 (from 20th March until 13th July)

Su – Thu 16.00-22.00, Fri- Sat 16.00-24.00 (from 14t July until 31st August)

Buses: 40, 60, 64, 70, 117, 170, H)

Metro: B stop Cavour, A stop Barberini.

Marcelo

Claudio Baglioni in Rome


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On December 25 , 26 and 27 Claudio Baglioni presents at the “Auditorium Parco della Musica” in Rome “Ten fingers ” .

Claudio was born in Rome on May 16, 1951.

He is one of the finest performers of the Italian folk music.

A career that has marked the history of many generations of Italians.
And “Ten fingers ” is the title and theme of a series of concerts at the Auditorium Parco della Musica during the Christmas season.
Ten fingers, a concert that will be held in late December and that will see the musician engaged in a new and exciting challenge, in a formula and a spectacular theatrical dimension completely revolutionized when Baglioni will take the stage into the audience .

It will give the opportunity to few lucky people to be “protagonist” just a few meters from the artist. No written script, no schedule to follow , no rituals to observe. Only an artist , as a stage house , music , words , viewers . A voice. And ten fingers.

Auditorium – Parco Della Musica

Viale Pietro de Coubertin 30, Rome (RM)

– Start 9.00 pm.

Tickets:

100 Stage;

Stalls from 70 to 80 euro;

Gallery from 40 to 60

Info: 06-80241281

Cleopatra, Queen of Rome

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Mystery, legend, magic…The first Diva in history. The woman who made ancient Rome gone crazy with love…envy and hate also (like usually happens with a Diva). Now she is back and better than ever…

The Chiostro del Bramante :  CLEOPATRA. ROME AND THE MAGIC OF EGYPT

from 12/10/2013 until 01/02/2014 the exhibition of 180 masterpieces including some leading highlights: the so-called “Nahman” portrait of Cleopatra, an extraordinary portrait of Octavia, the wife of Mark Anthony and sister of Augustus, in the guise of Cleopatra, for the first time anywhere in the world; a portrait of the Queen of Egypt when very young, probably when she rose to the throne in 51 B.C., and also a world first; the “Guimet” portrait of Alexander the Great from the Louvre.

The exhibition is divide into nine sections: Cleopatra The Last Queen of Egypt, The Land of the Nile, The Hellnistic Sovereings, The God and Religion in Egypt ander the Ptolomiers, The Arts; Key Figures adn Events; Cleopatra and Rome Egyptomania, New Religion in Rome and Rome Conquered : The New Pharaohs.

Great pieces from the British Museum, the Louvre, the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna, The Vatican and Capitoline Museums among others given for this unique event and your enjoyment.

After centuriess the power of her timeless charming is already atracting many visitors: Can you resist?

Marcelo

Why not Cezanne in Rome?

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Considered a master by Matisse and Picasso, the bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century’s Cubism ,  Paul Cezanne’s immortal legacy will be present in Rome for what is probably one most interesting exhibitions of the Year.

The name of the event is ‘‘Cezanne and the Italian Artists of the twentieth century’’.  It takes place at the Complesso del Vittoriano, just around the corner from Piazza Venezia, at the very heart of the City Centre. Easy to reach from our location with the underground B, stop Colosseo or with the Bus 40, stop Piazza Venezia.

Here follows for you the ticket prices and admission time:

Tickets:

Individuals: 12 euro

Groups: 9 euro

Over 65 years 9 euro

Children under 6 year old free admission

Admission time and dates:

Monday to Thursday from 9:30 to 19:30;
Friday and Saturday from 9.30 to 23.30;
Sundays from 9.30 to 20.30.

The exhibition will be on until February 2nd 2014. Enjoy it !!!!

Book Recommendation

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This is not a blog about books, but I just came across one that’s too good to be ignored.

Elena Bonora’s “Roma 1564″ is authoritative and educational but is also as entertaining as the best thriller. The book documents with great historical rigour a conspiracy to kill pope Pious IV and unveils through its reconstructions the sometimes brutal past of the city and the peculiar worldview of its inhabitants (there are astrologers and treasure hunts involved!)

Unfortunately the book is yet to be translated in English. If you know italian, get it; if you don’t, keep checking for the translation: it’s an indispensable read for those who believe that reality is stranger (and sometimes more intriguing) than fiction.

Crosby, Stills & Nash in Rome

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It was more than rock or folk. It was more than the sum of elements from the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and the Hollies, some of the most influential bands of the 60’s and 70’s. Crosby, Stills & Nash was way more than the sum of its parts, as is always the case with legendary groups.

David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash first got together in 1969 and were joined in 1970 by Neil Young, also a former member of Buffalo Springfield and a rock and roll legend on his own right. The affair beetwen the trio and Young was on-and-off but with and without him the band has earned a foremost place in the rock and roll canon.

The original trio will be touring the United States and Europe this year and will reach Italy this summer. They’ll stop by in Rome July 19 to offer a concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica.

The Auditorium, designed by famous Italian Architect Renzo Piano, is located at Viale Piero de Coubertain, and can be easily reached from our hotel, located near the station Termini: just take the red subway line until Flaminio and then take the tram 2 and get off at the stop “Apollodoro”.