Archaeological areas

Beat the Summer in Rome !

Beat the Summer in Rome !

How can you make  your summer stay in Rome even more comfortable and appealing?

Maybe tasting delicious Italian gelato and  spending a romantic evening at an outdoor terrace of a restaurant after a  daily journey to the beach? Why not ? This could be the best way to complete the pleasure of visiting the Eternal City

There are plenty of great beaches   easy reachable from the Capital. Here you have a few:

1) Anzio

Anzio is  50 miles south of Rome. It has  long sandy beach along the entire length of the town, backed by the imposing ruins of the Emperor Nero’s seaside villa. From Rome, you can take the train from Roma Termini towards Nettuno, Anzio is the second last stop, and the journey takes approximately one hour.

2) Sperlonga

A little further south lies Sperlonga. The waters are warm and crystal-clear. This is one of the most beautiful beaches near Rome

How to get there: Hop on a regional train from Roma Termini heading towards Naples and get off at the station Fondi-Sperlonga, about an hour and 15 minutes from Rome (not all trains stop here so make sure yours does in advance!). From there a short shuttle bus ride will take you to the town and beaches. Get your bus ticket in the train station’s bar.

4) Santa Severa

This beach is on the north side of Rome at  50 kilometres from the city and is  overlooked by an imposing castle! The water is good, if not quite as crystalline as in southern Lazio.

How to get there: Take a regional train from Roma Termini heading to Civitavecchia and get off at Santa Severa, about an hour from Rome. From the station you’ll have to walk about 10 minutes to get to the beach.

5) Santa Marinella

One stop further north from Santa Severa comes the town of Santa Marinella. Here the water is usually calm and surprisingly warm and is  ideal for families.

How to get there: Take a regional train from Roma Termini heading to Civitavecchia and get off at Santa Marinella, about an hour from Rome.

6) Ostia

Ostia is the beach of Rome. The water quality is not so good   but there is always a fun atmosphere due to the high number of bars and restaurants, and if you want to see Romans behaving on the seaside   this is the place to go.

How to get there: Take the metro B (blue) line to Piramide. From here change onto the commuter train to Ostia from adjoining Ostiense station. All you have to do from the metro is change platforms – just follow the signs. The train ride to Ostia is also covered by day or week passes on Rome’s transport system, so if you have one of these you won’t need another ticket.

Book well in advance Yes Hotel Rome  offers a better price and quality to your liking. Excellent opportunity not to be missed for a wonderful holiday.

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Explore Rome’s beautiful surroundings !

Explore Rome’s beautiful surroundings !

With so much to see in Rome, it can be hard to tear yourself away from the city, anyway the surroundings of  Rome offer spectacular daytrips.

Here you have a few ideas !

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The garden of Ninfa  ( Cisterna Latina)

The garden of Ninfa was declared “Natural Monument” by the Region Lazio in 2000.
It opens to public in all its beauty from April until the first days of November
Inside the Garden of Ninfa there are cherry trees and ornamental apple trees that bloom in a spectacular way in spring, varieties of deciduous magnolias, birches, marsh irises and a sensational variety of Japanese maples.
Opening days and tickets 2019
May: 1, 4, 5, 12, 19, 26.
June: 1, 2 and 16.
July: 6, 7 and 21.
August: 3, 4 and 15.
In September the weekend of the 7th and 8th.
In October Saturday 5 and Sunday 6,
November only Sunday the 3rd
The price of  tickets  to visit the Garden of Ninfa is € 15 full price
Free entry for children under 12.

 

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Villa d’este – Villa adriana ( Tivoli)

Villa Adriana was built between 118 and 138 AD from Hadrian (Publius Aelius Hadrianus)
Adriano decided to move his residence outside the capital, choosing a green and water-rich territory, near Tivoli, 28 km from Rome,
The Villa includes residential buildings, spas, nymphaeums, pavilions, gardens that alternate according to a completely unusual distribution, which does not reflect the usual sequence of villas and imperial domus
Villa Adriana was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999

Villa d’Este  is a masterpiece of the Italian garden and part of  UNESCO  world heritage, with an impressive concentration of fountains, nymphaeums, caves and water games
Cardinal Ippolito II d’Este, Governor of Tivoli since 1550, immediately caressed the idea of creating a garden along the  slope of the “Valle gaudente”. In 1605 Cardinal Alessandro d’Este started a new program of interventions for the restoration and repair of damage to vegetation and plumbing systems,
Other works were carried out in the years 1660 – 70, when Gianlorenzo Bernini himself was involved.

 

Civita di bagnoreggio

Located on the border of Umbria, in  the Tiber Valley, Civita di Bagnoregio is  squeezed between the two deep ravines of Rio Chiaro and Rio Torbido. It is part of the Most Beautiful Villages of Italy.
For many years it became almost a ghost town, today  Civita di Bagnoregio is connected to its sister Bagnoregio, and to the “rest of the world”, through a very thin and long viaduct. It was rebuilt twice, after the demolition of the old masonry bridge, blown up by the Germans during the Second World War.
Entrance ticket prices to the Borgo
Every day of the year: € 5.00

 

 

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Ostia antica

The Archaeological Park of Ostia Antica is one of the largest and most famous in Italy, equal only to that of Pompei. Thanks to the nineteenth-century escavations, 34 hectares (out of 50 possible) are rebuilt. Ostia
It seems, according to tradition, that this was one of the first inhabited settlements in Rome (founded by Anco Marzio) therefore one of the oldest areas.
The excavations of Ostia Antica were begun, at the behest of Pius VII in 1800 and were carried out by Pius IX in 1909 with Vaglieri, Paribeni and Calza who helped to resurrect the Ancient Host from the dust of the soil that had buried it.
The excavations of Ostia Antica are located in Via dei Romagnoli 717 and can be easily reached with your own vehicle or by metro, taking the B line towards Laurentina up to Magliana and from here the train to Lido di Ostia up to Ostia Antica, cross the blue pedestrian overpass and go straight to the excavation gate (total time about half an hour).

 

For more information, ask at the reception desk of Yes Hotel Rome Our staff will be happy to show you a wide range of tours !

“The Night of Museums” – Next May 18. in Rome

“The Night of Museums” – Next May 18. in Rome

Saturday Night at Museums next May 18.

Saturday, May 18 museums open until 2 am for the new edition of “The Night of Museums”, promoted by Roma Capitale.
The event takes successfully place throughout Europe  since 2005 and  reaches its eleventh edition in Rome by opening the Civic Museums from 8.00 pm to 2.00 am  paying a symbolic entrance fee of only 1 euro.
Some of the museums you will be able to visit are :  Musei Capitolini, Centrale Montemartini, Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Museum of Rome Palazzo Braschi, Museum of Rome In Trastevere,  Museum of the Imperial Forums, Museums of Villa Torlonia

When : Saturday 18 May 2019
from 20.00 to 2.00 (last entry at 01.00)

Entrance ticket
Admission for 1 euro, unless otherwise indicated
For info: 0039 060608 (every day from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm)

Book your nights at Yes Hotel Rome at the better price and quality to your liking.

Excellent opportunity not to be missed for a wonderful holiday.

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Rome in April // The Essentials

Rome in April // The Essentials

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April is the most beautiful time of year to visit Rome. 

The whole month is rich of events and the climate is perfect for walking around among the beauties and wonders of the eternal city. Of course,  lots of people will be around, but with a good timetable and  an early wake up call, you will be able to visit museums, archaeological sites and monuments with no stress!

 

Beyond this, the eternal city will host countless events

First of all, next  April 7 will run the XXV  Rome Marathon . The start is  at 8.30 am in Via dei Fori Imperiali between Largo Corrado Ricci and Via di San Pietro in Carcere. The race course of the marathon maintains  the fascination that characterizes  the 42 km of Rome

The  finish is in  Via dei Fori Imperiali  too, passing by the Arch of Constantine  and   turning  around the Colosseum
On April 13th there will be the second edition of the E-Prix in Rome, inside the Eur district. The route centres around the obelisk dedicated to Guglielmo Marconi and passes by the Palazzo della Civiltà e del Lavoro , known as the ‘Square Colosseum”. Then, the circuit passes close to the innovative Convention Center – La Nuvola, by Massimiliano Fuksas
The E-Prix in Rome will start at 7:00 am on 13 April with the opening of the gates to all participants. There are many activities on the track, with the official test and qualifying sessions of the Formula E.  The E-Prix in Rome will start at 16:00 instead

On April 14th  begins  the Holy week with Palm Sunday  Mass at St. Peter’s Square at 09.30 am. (tickets are required).

April 21st will be a special date.The liturgical events of Easter will mix with the anniversary of the  2772 years of  the Foundation of Rome. The Rome Foundation dates back to April 21st 753 AD and the “Gruppo Storico Romano” will celebrate this special birthday with a series of events from Thursday 18 April 2019 to Monday 22 April and the traditional parade at the Circus Maximus and in the Mercati di Traiano museum.

The Holy Week that  begins April the 14th  will continue with the Via Crucis at 9.15 pm  from Colosseum on Good Friday (no tickets are required) the celebration of Easter mass and  the Urbi et Orbi blessing on April 21st

Thursday 25 April is celebrate the Liberation Day of the fascism in  Italy and Wednesday 1 May is celebrated the Labor Day. A perfect opportunity for an extra bank holiday !!!!!
Book your nights at YES HOTEL ROME and take advantage of the beautiful weather to enjoy our beautiful terrace

 

IDES OF MARCH || 15 March –  Julius Caesar will “die” again

IDES OF MARCH || 15 March – Julius Caesar will “die” again

On March 15th, from 2:00 pm, in the Sacred Area of ​​Largo Argentina in Rome will be played the assassination of Julius Caesar.

The theatrical company ” Gruppo Storico Roma ”  will perform the reunion of the Senate, the discussions of the conspirators and the bloody murder of the great Roman leader.

The funeral procession will lead the public to the Roman Forum, where will be proposed other theatrical insertions dedicated to the characters close to the “Divo Giulio”. We will listen to thewords of Calpurnia, Caesar’s bride, of Brutus,  before friend and then a traitor, and many others.

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It was March of 44 B.C, Julius Caesar was preparing for a meeting with the Senate unaware of a conspiracy that would have killed him, organized by  personalities related to the Senate of Rome, including the famous Brutus (Marco Giunio Bruto) and Cassio (Gaius Cassio Longino).

The great Caesar was assassinated with several stabs while he was in the Theater of Pompeo.

He was killed because over the years he had become more and more powerful, concentrating on himself several charges and menacing the authority and power of the Senate.

 

His death became one of the most famous episodes of Roman antiquity.

According to someone it became the symbol of the murder of a tyrant in the name of the republic, as for example in the bust of Brutus sculpted by Michelangelo

To others Brutus and Cassius became the symbol of betrayal (Dante, example, put Brutus  in the 9th level of Hell, the lowest level, in the mouth of Satan together with Judas).
Largo di Torre Argentina is at just 10 minutes bus journey from Termini station or walking distance from the main sights: ask our staff at  YES HOTEL ROME for more details!

 

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Museum Week March 5-10 // FREE ENTRY

Museum Week March 5-10 // FREE ENTRY

Here you have a list of museums and monuments in Rome with  free entry during the museum week from 5 to 10 March 2019.
This is the list of museums you can visit in Rome and in the province.

Of course you will find the Colosseum and the Fori Imperiali, but also the marvelous Villa D’Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli, the excavations of Ostia Antica and  Domus Aurea.

The free museum week will also be an opportunity to discover some new and surprising monuments and museums as the Benedictine monasteries of Subiaco , or  the Museum of Palazzo Venezia in Rome or to the Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo

If you are looking for a comfortable and strategical accomodation check out best offer on YES HOTEL ROME

FREE MUSEUMS AND SITES LIST

– Colosseo e Foro Romano / Palatino
Museo nazionale Romano (Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano)
– Galleria Borghese (RESERVATION IS ALWAYS NECESSARY)
– Museo nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
– Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna

– Gallerie nazionali d’Arte Antica – Palazzo Barberini
– Gallerie nazionali d’Arte Antica – Palazzo Corsini
– Galleria Spada
– Museo nazionale di Palazzo Venezia
– Museo nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo
– Museo delle Civiltà – Museo nazionale d’Arte Orientale “G. Tucci”
– Museo delle Civiltà – Museo nazionale Preistorico Etnografico “L. Pigorini”
– Museo delle Civiltà – Museo nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari “L. Loria”
– Museo delle Civiltà – Museo nazionale dell’Alto Medioevo “A. Vaccaro”
– Museo nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali
– Terme di Caracalla
– Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
– Villa dei Quintili
– Santa Maria Nova sull’Appia Antica
– Area archeologica di Veio

– Scavi di Ostia Antica
– Museo Ostiense
– Area archeologica dei Porti di Claudio e di Traiano (Fiumicino)

– Villa Adriana a Tivoli
– Villa d’Este a Tivoli

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Jewish Ghetto in Rome

Jewish Ghetto in Rome

The ghetto was projected to lock up and control the Jews minority  in 1555  by Pope Paul IV on 14th of July

The papal bull  imposed economic and freedom restrictions to the jews . This oppression continued for 315 years until its abolition in 1870 (reunification of Italy).

At present, the Ghetto has become an attractive area full of shops , bakeries and kosher restaurants, bakeries and shops.

Kosher “philosophy” is the basis of Jewish cuisine. Kosher is a set of rules, of religious nature and origins, on which is based the nutrition of Jews.

Absoloutely not to miss,  the artichokes cooked Jewish style (only in March).

Major tourist attractions in the ghetto are: Portico di Ottavia, Ponte Fabricio (originally called Jews’ Bridge), Jewish Museum of Rome, the Synagogue of Emancipation and Santa Maria della Pietà.

Largo 16 Ottobre 1943 is a square in remembrance to the suffering of the ghetto’s residents during the second world war and the nazi-fascist years.

The fascinating ghetto is located on the east of river Tiber, facing the Vatican. It is, easily accessible by buses and trams.

When  staying at Yes Hotel you can reach the Ghetto by bus n. 492 or bus n. 70 and stop at Torre Argentina

From there just walk a few minutes, you will enjoy !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Journeys through Ancient Rome // Extended to November 13.

Journeys through Ancient Rome // Extended to November 13.

The successful projects that  has attracted more than  100  thousand spectators will be extended till next November 13 .

Two projects tell the story of the Forum of Augustus and the Forum of Caesar starting from stones with the use of technology. The journey is accompanied by the voice of the italian  journalist Piero Angela and video reconstructions showing the places as they appeared in ancient Rome. The show inside the Forum of Caesar is itinerant. The access is near the  Trajan’s Column and crosses the Trajan’s ForumThen down the tunnel of the Fori Imperiali  you reach the Forum of Caesar  and  continue  till  the Roman Curia.

The ticket for a single show costs 15 euros,  while combined in the same evening or in two different evenings the visit of the Forum of Caesar and that at the Forum of August cost 25 euros . There are three replies (duration  40 minutes) inside the Forum of AugustusThe itinerant path of the Forum of Caesar instead consists of four stages, each lasting about 10 minutes.

First show:  7. 00 pm

Last show: 9.00 pm

Don’t miss the last call.

How to Skip the line tickets in Rome

How to Skip the line tickets in Rome

Some hints….

If you stay in Rome just a few days and you don’t have time to waste in endless tickets lines, you may know there is a faster way to enter the Roman Majors sites as the VATICAN MUSEUMS and  COLOSSEUM

VATICAN MUSEUMS:

In order to skip the line at the ticket office, you can purchase your ticket on the official website of the Vatican Museums. Full payment is requested on line (ticket price + pre-booking fee € 4,00). With your voucher go straight to the ticket office (without queueing) just 30 minutes prior the beginning of the visit you have booked online, and collect you tickets.

Notes
– entry to both Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel is included in the same ticket- admission to St. Peter’s Basilica, as well as to any other Church, is always free.

 

GENERAL AUDIENCE ON WEDNESDAY
The General Audience held by the Pope takes place every Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square or inside the Paul VI Audience Hall, according to the weather conditions. It begin at 10.30 am.It is quite common on this occasion to see the Pope up close, but a ticket is required to attend the event. The ticket is totally free of charge and it is issued by the Prefecture of the Papal Household; it is necessary to pre-book it, which thing can be done by forwarding a specific request fairly in advance.The form can be downloaded from the official website:
http://www.vatican.va/various/prefettura/it/biglietti_it.html
You need to fill it up and provide the following details:- date of the General Audience- number of tickets requiered- name/group- mailing address- telephone and fax numberAfterwards you just have to print it and send it by fax to +39 06 6988 5863 (that belongs to Prefecture of the Papal Household, 00120 Vatican City State)

 

COLOSSEUM, PALATIN AND FORUM

The tickets for the Colosseum are also valid for the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. There extist many online ticktets pages where you can buy tickets in adavance in order to skip the line, you can combine with Hop on Hop off Bus tours ord with the Roma Pass, so to make your journey even more exiting !

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80 METERS AURELIAN WALLS JUST DISCOVERED DURING EXCAVATIONS FOR THE NEW UNDERGROUND

80 METERS AURELIAN WALLS JUST DISCOVERED DURING EXCAVATIONS FOR THE NEW UNDERGROUND

Breaking news recently came from the excavation works for the third underground line of Rome: 80 meters Aurelian Walls (3rd AD) never seen before were uncovered few days ago in the area of St. John Lateran’s basilica (i.e. San Giovanni metro stop, where future line C will cross with line A).
Archaeologists defined it an astonishing discovery as it pertains to a section of the walls which was thought to be lost centuries ago, and for which no records exist in scientific literature.
They were found eleven arches, two towers, and even traces of medieval painting (those walls served indeed as shelters to hermits during the Middle Age), plus a complex hydraulic system of the modern era (Seventeenth century) and slits for archers with visible amendments after the invention of gunpowder. What striked scholars the most is the perfect conservation status of the structures, resting for centuries just below the present ground level and so preserving themselves from air pollution and the modern age other transformations.
That stretch of the Walls was certainly buried in the middle of the Eighteenth century, when the area radically changed due to the restoration of the majestic facade of St. John Lateran’s basilica, and the Walls – they used to think – collapsed or were torn down.
Now they won’t be buried again: works are in progress to bring them all to light and make them one of the newest attractive antiquities of the Eternal City
The archbasilica of St. John in the Lateran (one of the four in Rome) is just three metro stops away from Yes Hotel and it’s a must-see sight in Rome: ask our staff for more information!

 

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