Holidays in Rome

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.

Visit our website : www.yeshotelrome.com

 

 

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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.

Visit our website : www.yeshotelrome.com

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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

#IBI19 ROMA / FORO ITALICO / 6-19 MAGGIO 2019

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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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

 

Rome marathon 2019 // Countdown to April 7.

Rome marathon 2019 // Countdown to April 7.

Less  than 2 weeks to the  XXV Acea Maratona Internazionale di Roma, scheduled for 7 April 2019,

Today march 25th is the last day to register to one of the most spectacular  marathon which has already  achieved  more that  10.000 registration requests

 

The race course of the marathon maintains  the fascination that h  characterizes  the 42 km of Rome
Departure  is fixed in Via dei Fori Imperiali, between Largo Corrado Ricci and Via di San Pietro in Carcere.

The  finish is in  Via dei Fori Imperiali  too, passing by the Arch of Constantine  and   turning  around the Colosseum

The race track will unfold  on Via Cristoforo Colombo , then continue on Viale Ostiense and the first part of Lungotevere.

At the 18th kilometre it will pass in Via Della Conciliazione with the view of St. Peter’s Basilica, then it will immerse in the Prati district to return to the Lungotevere,

From 34 ° km to the finish the most exciting part of the track, that is the historical center of the Eternal City, what makes the race course of the International Marathon of Rome unique in the world.

The departure of the marathon will happen at 8.30 and the time limit of 7 hours will ensure everyone to complete the 42.195 kilometers.

Regard  the Stracittadina, the non-competitive of 5 kilometres, the departure will always take place from Via dei Foro Imperiali, following that of the marathon and finishes inside the Circus Maximus.

Stay at Yes Hotel Rome and enjoy special our offers on the occasion of the Marathon booking in advance your nights in Rome


Here is the route of the marathon!

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RUGBY – SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

RUGBY – SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

 

Rugby’s Six Nations Championship will lead off the dance of  the sport events in Rome:

The Tournament  will begin on February 1 in France , with its first match in Rome on February 9: Italia v Wales
This traditional rugby tournament is a yearly event in Europe involving six teams: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

It is the successor of the several competitions played among the most important European teams at the end of the 19 Century.

Italy joined it in 2000 (till then it was named indeed Five Nations), thanks to the great results she gradually achieved since the Nineties.
Italy will play three home matches and two away matches. Below the schedule at Stadio Olimpico in Rome:
Saturday  9 February : ITALY vs WALES
Sunday 24  February: ITALY vs IRELAND
Saturday 16 March: ITALY vs FRANCE
Choose  YES HOTEL ROME for a gateway to Rome on those weekends: a special welcome is reserved to any rugby team fans!

Exhibitions in Rome || DREAM – ART MEETS DREAMS

Exhibitions in Rome || DREAM – ART MEETS DREAMS

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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.

Epiphany in Rome // CULTURE AND TRADITION

Epiphany in Rome // CULTURE AND TRADITION

dcbe5488c128bea712611503a38a578f_368854 Thanks to the initiative  #DomenicalMuseo over 480 museums, archaeological sites and monuments throughout Italy will be free for citizens and tourists

So next Epiphany in Rome will be an opportunity to discover more about art and history

Like every  first Sunday of the month, entrancy to galleries, archaeological excavations and mouments will be FREE. So don’t miss the opportunity to visit  the Colosseum Archaeological Park, the Baths of Caracalla, the Pantheon, Villa di Livia and the Ostia Antica Archaeological Park.

If you prefer doing something else, the Eternal city offers plenty of fun events. You can walk through the winter market of Piazza Navona,

You can attend the folkloristic  historical procession in  San Pietro Square  , where 1400 people in ancient costumes will parade in Via della Conciliazione and bring traditional symbolic gifts to Pope Francis,  following  tradition of the Three Wise Men

If you are looking for more ideas , our staff will provide you even more information !

We look forward to welcoming you at Yes Hotel Rome

Liturgy of Christmas || Papal Mass in Rome

Liturgy of Christmas || Papal Mass in Rome

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Just a few  hours are left to  the Christmas celebrations  held  by Pope Francis.

At 9.30 pm, the Pontiff will start celebrating the Christmas Eve Mass inside the Papal Chapel

Tomorrow for Christmas, at 12.00 , the Pope will give the blessing “Urbi et Orbi” from the central lodge of San Pietro.

On Wednesday, December 26, the day of Saint Stephen Martyr,  the Pontiff will  recite the”Angelus prayer “ (Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariæ ) at 12.00 in St. Peter’s Square.

The liturgical celebrations will  continue until Sunday 6 January with the Mass of Epiphany, once again at 10.00 am in the Vatican Basilica, with the Angelus to follow.

YES HOTEL ROME  is in Termini area: just catch metro line A for few stops (get off at Ottaviano) or bus #40 up to its route end.

Last metro runs at 9.00 pm !