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ROME  –  A GREEN CITY

ROME – A GREEN CITY

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Rome offers a wide range of opportunities to immerse yourself in charming public parks and refresh in green nature in the summer season

Rome is surrounded by a wide  countryside  known as Agro Romano, characterized by rustic  landscapes and  agricultural activities . Inside the city itself archaeological ruins  of Ancient Rome (Forum, Circus Maximus, Terme di Caracalla, Parco degli Acquedotti)   form green spaces  fully integrated into the urban fabric.

Other oasis of nature are created by  parks of historic Villas (Medici, Farnese, Este Tivoli, Borghese, Ada, Doria Pamphili, villa  Ada) built on the tops of hills and surrounded  by ornamental gardens

Villa Doria Pamphili  is one of the largest and most fascinating  villa in the city  and is located on the Gianicolo, near the Porta San Pancrazio.

Villa Borghese  the most famous Roman villa, due to its very central location near the Spanish Steps and Via Veneto, once the very heart of the “Dolce Vita”. Inside Villa Borghese you’ll find the Galleria  Borghese art collection that  includes paintings, sculptures and antiques. Among the most famous pieces of art, we can name the masterpieces by Gian Lorenzo Bernini: his “Rape of Proserpine“, “Daphne and Apollo” and “David“.

Villa Ada Savoia is situated in the northeastern part of the city.This property was once the estate of the House of Savoy.   After the fall of the Italian monarchy, this enchanting park became a public property of the Italian state. An area of the park hosts the Embassy and the Council of the Egyptian Republic. It remains one of the most pleasant Rome parks for a walk. During the summer season a music festival called “Rome meets the World” take place in the park, here all the info: Roma incontra il Mondo.

Villa Torlonia  belongs to the Torlonia family. It was designed by the well known architect, Giuseppe Valadier. It was abandoned for a certain time until Mussolini used it as his state residence for a couple of decades. After 1945, it was again abandoned, until a recent restoration gave back all the beauty to the villa, now open to the public.

 

When  staying at Yes Hotel Rome you can reach easily these destinations and our staff will be happy to provide you all information you need !

Say hello to May….in Rome !

Say hello to May….in Rome !

The amazing colours of spring and the favourable climate make Rome even more  interesting and full of magic in May!

Have you not yet decided what to do next May 2019?
Like every year, the month in Rome opens with the traditional “ CONCERTONE” in Piazza San Giovanni, a musical marathon, where you will see the most important names of Italian pop, rock and rap music
The show will start at 3.00 pm and end at midnight, with a break between 7.00 pm and 8.00 pm, Among the announced names there is also an international star: Noel Gallagher with his High Flying Birds.

From May 6th to 19th the international tennis tournament will be held at the Foro Italico in Rome and  Tickets are still available on the official website of the event

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May is also  the perfect period for long walks and bike tours around the picturesque streets of the Eternal city, in the beautiful parks, along the banks of the Tiber. Don’t miss the chance to visit Villa Borghese, Villa Ada, Villa Doria Pamphili, the Vatican garden, Parco degli Acquedotti.

The last days of May will also be perfect for the first day trips to the beach .Taking the train to Ostia, or Santa Marinella, or Ladispoli you’ll be there in less than one hour.

With no summer crowds , you will enjoy the peace of “summer” on a solitary beach

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.

Visit our website : www.yeshotelrome.com

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WINTER ALWAYS TURNS TO SPRING …

WINTER ALWAYS TURNS TO SPRING …

Last winter days , spring is  slowly  knocking  on the doorstep.

MARCH in Rome will be a pocket  full of events.  Are you ready to live them with us?

The month will open  with the Carnival celebrations

Carnival   begins Thursday, February 28, 2019 and ends Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Saturday, March 2, there will be a big official parade, but every day, around Piazza Navona and Via del Corso  you will find masks and parades from Thursday to Shrove Tuesday.

March,8 is the International Women’s Day: Celebrate this important anniversary with us

For  this  occasion there will be Free Museums entrance for women, the initiative is renewed for a few years, and this year it coincides with the free entrance to the museums for all from 5 to 10 March,

March 16th. Last  Rugby event at the Olympic  for the 6 Nation Tournament,  with the great match Italy vs. France

Why not take advantage of it and spend an unusual Saturday?

So we land to  March 17th! St. Patrick’s Day. Rome’s Irish community celebrates St Patrick’s Day as usual and in the evening the Coliseum will be illuminated in green lights. And if you want to  toast to St Patrick with a pint of Guinness or rivers of beers, don’t worry ! Most of the pubs and bars of the capital participate to Traditional Irish feast

 

And so, here we are !

Long days, mild climate. The best time of the year  for long walks in the streets and among the beauties of the Eternal city .

Stay with us at Yes Hotel Rome ! Take a rest  in our comfortable and beautiful rooms.

A great place to relax and regain your strength after a long day out.

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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 !

 

A must-see : the Christmas Market of Piazza Navona

A must-see : the Christmas Market of Piazza Navona

The Christmas countdown has begun:  just 3 weeks left !

The good news is that finally , after 3 years, the classical   Christmas Market of  Piazza Navona  has reopened  December 2nd, and will last until January 6th.

You can’t miss it. It represents the Christmas spirit in Rome and you will find handmade  gadgets ,  little ideas  for Christmas gifts, decorations, clothes and any kind of sweets!

Once Piazza Navona was the  site of the local market, but in the middle of the 19th century  this last  was moved to Campo de’ Fiori,  and that of Piazza Navona became the ultimate  Christmas Market in Rome!

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How to reach it from Yes Hotel Rome ?

Very easily ! Just walk to the Termini  Station and from there take Bus Number 64 or Bus Number 40.

Stop at C.so Vittorio Emanuele/ Argentina. Just a  few minutes’ walk and you have  arrived !

Our staff will give you even more  tips , we wait for you !

TWO MONTHS INDIE PERFORMATIVE ARTS: ROMA FRINGE FESTIVAL

Rome Fringe Festival – since 2011 a most awaited event every Summer – is just around the corner. From May 29 to July 5 the gardens of Castel Sant’Angelo will be livened up more than ever by this festival entirely dedicated to independent theatre & performative arts.
Every day from 9am to 2 in the night the whole area will be popping with an explosion of non-stop shows, art exhbits, day & night markets, refreshment areas, wine & food tasting, workshops and kids activities. All is free but the shows, which €5 ticket will be paid directly to the given performing company. A considerable variety of performances are scheduled indeed, involving involving song theatre, comedy, drama, social theatre, dance, stand up, street art, clowning, puppet, poetry, literature.
The festival definitely has an international appeal: a number of foreign artists play their role in it.
The daily programme will follow this sketch:

  • from 9am to 4.30pm: market, summer camp for children by Arteficine, free events and gastronomy
  • from 6pm to 8.30pm: aperitif, concerts, food tasting and market
  • from 8.30pm onwards nine shows of any sort descrive above

From Yes Hotel, to go and enjoy the breeze nearby the Tiber river, at Castel Sant’Angelo gardens, you just need to catch bus #40 express or metro line A and get off at Lepanto!

NATURE, FOOD & FASHION DESIGN ALTOGETHER FOR A BRAND NEW EXHIBIT

NATURE, FOOD & FASHION DESIGN ALTOGETHER FOR A BRAND NEW EXHIBIT

Rome is celebrating in a new charming way the theme of nutrion, main subject at EXPO MILANO 2015, combined to one of the best known facets of Made in Italy, that is to say fashion design.
The brand new exhibit at the Trajan’s Market is focused indeed on the transposition of the link “nature & food” on embroidery, textures, dresses and accessories.
The Elegance of Food. Tales about Food & Fashion is therefore a journey through yesterday and today’s haute couture garments by means of photographs, holograms, video mapping and visual-art following the four basic elements: Water, Air, Earth and Fire.
The exhibit is open daily until November 1st, 2015, from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm.
Our staff at Yes Hotel will be glad to provide you with more details!

ROME & LAZIO FOODS AT EXPO MILANO 2015

Together with one-hundred-thirty foreign countries, the twenty regions of Italy will have their right space inside Expo Milano 2015. Two of them will be given oustanding prominence: predicatbly Lombardia, headed by the Expo capital Milan; and – no less predictably – Lazio, headed by Rome, the state capital.
Each and every Italian region enjoys a specific variety of foods that are deeply rooted in local history and tradition.
Lazio selected those which best represent its identity both within Italy itself and abroad: 26 wines14 types of meat and sausages8 bakery and confectionery10 types of cheese and dairy products; 26 including vegetablesfruits and legumes; 4 oils and 12 among fish productsmineral waters and other categories.
Here below a short guide for you while ordering at the restaurant:

  • MEAT & COLD CUTS
    abbacchio romanocorallina romanamortadella from Amatrice; porchetta from Ariccia; ham cooked in wine; coriander sausage from Monte San Biagio; black pig cold cuts from Rieti; Roman spianata
  • CHEESE & DIARY
    cacio cheese (varieties Fiore, Magno, Romano); caciottafiordilatte from Agro Pontino; pecorino cheese; ricotta cheese
  • WINE
    Cannellino wine from Frascati; Cerveteri wine; Est! Est !! East !!! from MontefiasconeMarino wine
  • BREAD
    homemade bread from Genzano; bread from Lariano; bread from Verolipizza bianca

Our staff at Yes Hotel will be glad to suggest you the best traditional restaurants in Rome where to try these foods even before going to Expo Milano 2015!

PIZZA, EGGS, SALAMI: THE ITALIAN EASTER BREAKFAST

PIZZA, EGGS, SALAMI: THE ITALIAN EASTER BREAKFAST

No less than Christmas time, Easter brings to Italian tables a huge variety of homemade food, most of them predictably including bread & eggs.
But every region has got its own peculiar tradition which is reflected in names, so according to where you are these days in Italy you will be served Easter pizza, or Easter focaccia, etc.
Those of you in Rome will make sure to enjoy the gargantuan Roman Easter breakfast, made of hard-boiled eggs, cheese, Easter pizza (a type of highly leavened pizza as tall as a panettone), a particular variety of salami called corallina (that in the past was produced exclusively during Easter time), and wine!
Don’t hesitate to ask our staff at Yes Hotel for recommendations on the best Easter breakfast in the area!

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT EXPO TICKETS* (*BUT WERE AFRAID TO CHECK)

Expo Milano 2015 is just about to begin, and while superb architectures are still being completed, 145 partecipant countries are looking forward to the opening celebrations on May 1, 2015.
Until October 31 million visitors will be attending events, debates, tours, conferences, exhibitions on the theme of food and nutrition shaped according to each and every country’s taste.
We thought it useful to give you here an orientation about the tickets:

WHERE: you have three options to purchase your ticket.
1) From the official website of Expo Milano 2015;
2) at the Expo Gate set in Piazza Cairoli, downtown Milan;
3) from any Authorised Reseller (chek out the official website for the full list)

HOW MUCH: prices depend on the kind of event you wish to attend and on some variables that will give you right to discounts (i.e. age; being part of a family group, school; having diabilities etc.). As a general idea, tickets range from a minimum of 5€ for night events to more than 100€ for the seasonal pass. In between there are several options of course! And now shift to the next point…!

WHAT: these are all the possible ticket combinations:
Open Date –> for the entire day on a date of your choice between May 2 and October 31.
Fixed Date–> for the entire day on a specific date between May 2 and October 31.
Evening ticket –> just for entry starting at 19:00.
May 1 Opening –> for opening day of the Exhibition Site (official cerimony & celebrations to inaugurate the six months of events, debates and experiences)
Multi-day –> for two consecutive days, between May 2 and October 31. (It’s less expensive than purchasing two one-day tickets. Available either as a Fixed or Open option… see above).
2-3 day Carnet –> to visit Expo Milano 2015 whenever you want. These are available for two or three open dates between May 2 and October 31.

Expo Milano 2015 will be open Monday to Sunday 10am – 11pm! Rome, as well as the whole country, takes actively part to Expo Milano 2015 with several events: ask Yes Hotel for more information!