Christmas in Rome

Public Transportation in Rome from Christmas to New Year’s Day

Public Transportation in Rome from Christmas to New Year’s Day

Here we are to give you some infos on metro, bus and railway transportation during the upcoming holidays.

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On Christmas Eve, the public service will stop for a few hours but it will be extraordinary prolonged  in the afternoon of December 25th so to ensure as much as possible the use of public  transportation to Romans and tourists during their holidays .

On the day of 24 December the service will end at 9 pm.

On December 25, the public service will be active from 8.30 am  to 1.00 pm and then again  from 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

On New Year’s Eve, the underground:  A,  B / B1  and C lines will be in service continuously from 5.30 am on 31 December 2018 to 3.30 am on January 1st 2019

On January the 1st, metro and busses  service  will start at 8.00 am and will proceed as usual on working days !

Yes Hotel Rome is in Termini area , the very best base form where  you can move around the city during the christmas holidays.

You can catch metro line A and  in  few stops you arrive  in the center of Rome ( Piazza di Spagna) or to the Vatican City ( get off at Ottaviano ).

You can also catch metro line B that takes you to Coliseum and  the fascinating atmosphere of the Roman Forum !

 

How and where  to celebrate New Year in  Rome| Some tips

How and where to celebrate New Year in Rome| Some tips

When in Rome , just party like an Italian ! Here some suggestions of what you can do :)

 

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1 * Cenone (  New  Year’s Eve dinner)

One of the most common way to celebrate the New Year ‘s  Eve in Italy, is to have a plentiful dinner at home with family and  the beloved  ones

Traditional dishes that can’t be missed are Lentils and Cotechino ( pork sausages ). Both  Cotechino  and Lentils represent abundance since the Roman  times.

Eating  lentils the night of  New Year’s Eve symbolizes the wish of prosperity and fortune for the new year. This tradition comes  from the Romans, who used to donate a  leather bag  containing lentils, with the wish that they would be transformed into coins.

If you are a tourist , many restaurants offer a New Year’s menu, excellent in quality and tradition !

Just remember to book ahead.

 

2 * New Year’s Eve outdoor.

Another common way to celebrate New Year’s Eve is to party in the heart of the towns. Concerts and streets shows are organized everywhere  in  Italy, both in small villages and in big cities.

In Rome you will find 24 hours no-stop shows. Free theatre and dance performances with street artists all around the city center.

Along the Tiber there will be the greatest fun as well as around Circo Massimo and Coliseum area, where after midnight will perform the big Italian artist Vinicio Capossela !

At midnight you can watch the fabulous fireworks over the Coliseum. UNMISSABLE !

 

3* Disco Party  !

Still not tired? What about going dancing till dawn ?!

Here’ s a list of discos where you can dance all night long , but also book there a dinner!

Just remember to book and pay in advance

 

We wish you a joyful end of the Year and Great start of the new one!

For more infos visit us at Yes hotel Rome , our staff will be happy to assist you in every way!

 

 

 

 

What about shopping in Rome ?

What about shopping in Rome ?

From major chains to small boutiques, here is where you can shop in Rome

CASTEL ROMANO DESIGNER OUTLET
It’s part of the British McArthurGlen  Designer Outlets and includes more than 140 boutiques located within a full-service setting where nothing is missing: children’s area, beauty center, tailoring service, car parking, cafes and restaurants, of course.
Discounts range from 30% to 70% all over the year, on all fashion design brands such as Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Michael Kors, as well as on casual labels like Diesel and Guess, and sport brands, starting from Adidas and Nike.
Opening hours: every day from 10 am to 9 pm.
Address: Castel Romano Designer Outlet, via Ponte di Piscina Cupa 64,
Castel Romano (Rome), Italy
How to get there: about 25 km from Rome city center. The Castel Romano roundtrip shuttle bus service runs everyday from/back to the city center of Rome, just nearby Hotel Des Artistes.Pick up and drop off on Via Marsala, 58 – Termini station
Departure: 9.30 am – 9.55 am – 11.30 am – 12.30 pm – 3.00 pm
Return: 10.45 am – 1.45 pm – 5.15 pm – 9.00 pm

VALMONTONE OUTLET
It offers more than 180 brand stores, with discounts from 30 to 70% year round, as well as a number of facilities and services, including play areas for kids, restaurants and cafes, helmet deposit for bike riders and umbrella rentals.
Opening hours: every day from 10 am to 9 pm.
Address: Valmontone Outlet, via della Pace
Pascolaro district, Valmontone (Rome), Italy
How to get there: about 50 km from Rome. Get on highway A1 direction Napoli; exit Valmontone.

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FLEA MARKETS

PORTA PORTESE
For over sixty years it’s the most popular flea market in Rome, where you will literally find anything you can think of: clothes, shoes, accessorizes, pieces of furniture, ethnic items and handicrafts, bycicles, paintings, LP, toys and any sort of antiquities. Given its size, we suggest you begin your visit as earliest as possible: this will allow you to visit it all (it might take up to 3 hours) and to have better chances to find great deals.
Opening time: just on Sundays 7 am – 1 pm
Address: piazza di Porta Portese, Rome, Italy

VIA SANNIO 
This is the must-visiting place if you are looking for vintage clothes. At the market stalls of via Sannio you will find any shade of jeans, shoes and t-shirts as well as theatrical customs, leather and suede jackets original from the ‘70s.Via Sannio’s market spreads just beside St. John Lateran’s Basilica, one of the most important churches in Rome: you can successfully combine here your leisure time and sightseeing agenda.
Opening time: from Monday to Friday 8 am – 2 pm. Saturday 8 am – 5 pm
Address: via Sannio, Rome, Italy
How to get there: from Termini station (stroll distance from Hotel Des Artistes), catch metro line A direction Anagnina and get off at San Giovanni stop.

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DOWNTOWN
There is something for all tastes in Rome city center, from high fashion and department stores to tiny handicraft boutiques… you just need to know where to go.
If you are looking for shoes and clothes nearby the historical hot spots, via del Corso (the lane connecting piazza del Popolo to piazza Venezia) teems with options to suit all budgets. Take also a visit to Galleria Colonna (nearby the Parliament) and let yourself be enchanted by its elegant architecture. The adjoining road via del Tritone is a must if you are interested in leather bags and accessorizes.Piazza di Spagna and its neighboring lanes (such as via dei Condotti and via Frattina) are the core area for all the high fashion designers stores: Bulgari, Valentino, Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, only to name a few. Following via del Corso style, there is via Nazionale (the lane starting from piazza della Repubblica, at stroll distance from Termini station): the realm of casual clothes,underwear and shoes shops.
Moving to the Vatican area, make of via Cola di Rienzo your reference point if you are looking for an Italian style classical and fashionable attire, whereas the little shops standard of via Ottaviano is a good alternative to via del Corso and via Nazionale

 

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CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN ROME: WHERE & WHEN

CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN ROME: WHERE & WHEN

One month is left to Christmas and preparations for the major shopping time in the year are in full effect. While shops windows have been shining for some weeks already, enlightened by their lavish decorations, Christmas stands & proper markets are being set up all around the city these days.
Typically Italian Christmas markets usually include puppets, toys, sweets, but their backbone is always in the befane with their grooms (old witches chasing away bad luck) and in the nativity scenes (presepi). If you like them, don’t miss out the nativity scenes’ exposition at Sala del Bramante (in Piazza del Popolo, next to the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo): more than 200 presepi will be on display.
Below a short list of the main spots in Rome where you can give a look for your Christmas gifts:
– “Christmas market” at PIAZZA NAVONA: definitely the most traditional one. From 1 Dec to 6 Jan, 10am-1am. On the Epiphany day (January 6th) the Befana will distibute sweets and “coal” (edible & sweet of course!) to all kids in the square.
– “Christmas at Auditorium Parco della Musica“: market, ice-skating, play area, open daily from 6 Dec to 6 Jan.
– “Magic Christmas” at Parco Rainbow Magicland: Christmas market in the amusement park until 6 Jan.
If you are looking for an unconventional Christmas market where you can find old & new stuff:
Japanese Christmas market at via Casilina 713: on 14 and 21 Dec only, 10am-8pm.
Ask Yes Hotel staff for more suggestions!