Monuments in Rome

June 2019 // Events in Rome.

June 2019 // Events in Rome.

June opens with the holiday of “Republic Day”  this Sunday!
Rome is ready to celebrate the historic  referendum of 1946, with which the Italians abolished monarchy in favor of Republic.
As per tradition, a parade will start from the Altare della Patria, where, at 9.15 am, President Mattarella will lay a laurel wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. At 10 am, in Via dei Fori Imperiali, the military parade will begin with an exhibition of the “Frecce Tricolore”
From 3pm to 7pm, the Quirinale Gardens will open to public (without reservation)

 

“Lungo Il Tevere”

From June 5, 2019  begins the event Lungo Il Tevere …

Along the Tiber bank you will find stands, bars, cultural events, shows, that make the Roman summer, an unique summer both for Romans and tourists
There will take place as well photographic and cinematographic exhibitions about characters that have made the Capital great: an open-air art gallery that celebrates the immense artistic and social heritage of the city.
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Don’t’ miss the opportunity to visit the  Municipal rose garden , still open until June 16th with its thousand species of roses in a triumph of colors and scents that make this  place magical
From here you can enjoy a splendid view of the Circus Maximus and the Palatine Hill.

Opening hours:  from 8.30 am  to 7.30 pm

Municipal Rose Garden, Via di Valle Murcia 6; free entry.

 

“Vinòforum”
Also this year one of the most successful food and wine events in the capital, Vinòforum returns. From June 14 to 23,  hundreds of events will enliven Rome, especially in the Farnesina area, from via Mario Toscano to Lungotevere Maresciallo Diaz.Over 2,500 national and international wine labels, tastings with starred chefs, temporary restaurants, courses and seminars await you

June will end with the celebrations of the patron Saints of the city, St. Peter and St. Paul. On June 29. The Vatican City celebrates the Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul as a public holiday. Both the Apostle Peter and the Apostle Paul were martyred in Rome, and today, they are “joint patron saints” of the city of Rome under Roman Catholic tradition.

On the same day, June 29th, Take That will perform their greatest hits in concert at Rock in Roma 2019 and celebrate the 30th anniversary of their career.

Take That confirmed the release of Odissey, an album that brings together the band’s greatest hits.Take That will perform in the “Parco della Musica” Auditorium, from 9.00 pm

 

So! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Rome and if you need a place to stay, well…. contact us ! We will be happy to make you our best offers!

 

www.yeshotelrome.com

tel: +39 06 4436 3836

email: info@yeshotelrome.com

 

 

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 !

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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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

Travel Tips – HOW TO MOVE IN ROME

Travel Tips – HOW TO MOVE IN ROME

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Rome’s public transport net consists of three underground lines (A, B and B1, C), buses, trams and urban trains.

TICKETS
The same type of ticket is used for all transports:
BIT: € 1,50 valid for 100 minutes from the very first validation. Please note: no more than one journey per metro line is allowed
ROMA 24H: € 7,00 valid for 24 hours from the first validation. Unlimited journeys within the territory of the Municipality of Rome
ROMA 48H: € 12,50 valid for 48 hours from the first validation. Unlimited journeys within the territory of the Municipality of Rome
ROMA 72H: € 18,00 valid for 72 hours from the first validation. Unlimited journeys within the territory of the Municipality of Rome
CIS: € 24,00 valid for 7 days from the first validation, that is to say until midnight of the seventh day counting from its validation. Unlimited journeys within the territory of the Municipality of Rome

Where to buy them
– vending machines at each metro station- any tobacco shops  (T – Tabaccaio)
– most of newspaper stands

WORKING HOURS
METRO LINE A, B , B1 and C
From  5.30 am last to  11.30 pm. Friday and Saturday: until  1.30 am

Buses and trams: from 5.30 am to 11 pm
Afterwards nearly 20 night buses operate on the same roots.

TAXI
Licensed and authorized taxis are white, provided with “TAXI” black and yellow sign on the top of the car. Both the licence and the rate table are displayed on the seat backrest. Beware of those which do not satisfy any of these conditions.
Fixed fares are set for journeys to/from airports, inclusive of all extra charges.
From Fiumicino Airport to within the Aurelian Walls and vice versa: € 48.00
From Ciampino Airport to within the Aurelian Walls and vice versa: € 30.00
Please note that Hotel Des Artistes is located within the Aurelian walls, therefore our guests benefit from these special fares.

ROMA PASS
A convenient option to travel around Rome and visit her museums at cheaper prices is by using the Roma Pass

3 DAYS ROMA PASS – 36.00 €
• 2 museums: free entry to 2 museums and / or archaeological sites
• Discounts and reduced price ticketing for all the other museums
• Metro, buses & trams: illimited use of any public transports within the territory of the Municipality of Rome.Valid 3 days

48 HOURS ROMA PASS – 28.00 €
• 1 museum: free entry to 1 museum and / or archaeological sites
• Discounts and reduced price ticketing for all the other museums included in the list, as well as for events, exhibitions and tourist services
• Metro, buses & trams: illimited use of any public transports within the territory of the Municipality of Rome.Valid 48 hours

WHERE TO PURCHASE IT
– online (max 4 cards, method of payment: credit card Visa and Mastercard)
– at any of the museums and sites included in the Roma Pass
– at the Tourist Information Points

 

Remember: Yes Hotel Rome is close to Termini Station and to all public transportations points !

In case you prefer walking , we are at 30 minutes distance from all the major sites !

JE SUIS L’AUTRE. GIACOMETTI, PICASSO AND OTHERS.

JE SUIS L’AUTRE. GIACOMETTI, PICASSO AND OTHERS.

PRIMITIVISM IN THE SCULPTURE OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY

Just at a few minutes walking distance from Yes Hotel Rome at the National Roman Museum of Baths of Diocletian, 80 great works  are exposed.

They include  sculptures  by  great  masters of the twentieth century and masterpieces of ethnic art.

The exhibition is   conceived  as a  thematic  journey in which are represented the artists of the twentieth century  and  the art of the ancient  cultures from which they took inspiration.

The project confirms the vocation of these monumental spaces to host large exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.

Date:  From  28 September 2018 to 20 January 2019

Don’t miss this important exhibition and book you stay at Yes Hotel Rome !

We will be happy to offer you our best offers !

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!

THE (HIDDEN) GREAT BEAUTY

Sunday May 24th will be a good day to explore Rome off the beaten track: in the frame of “Open Courtyards Rome” some of the most beautiful historical private palaces in the Eternal City will be open to public just for one day, disclosing their inner courtyards and gardens. The event is due to the Italian Association of Historical Houses (ADSI – Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane) and it is free of cost for visitors, who will be guided through these architectural treasures also by the properties’ owners. Opening time will be from 10 am to 7 pm. Here below a list of the sites:

Palazzo Attolico, Via di Parione 12
Palazzo Berardi Gugliemi, Via del Gesù 62
Palazzo Capizucchi, Piazza Campitelli 3
Palazzo Capponi Antonelli, Via Monserrato 34
Palazzo Cisterna, Via Giulia 163
Palazzo Costaguti, Piazza Mattei 10
Palazzo Grazioli, Via del Plebiscito 102
Palazzo Lante, Piazza dei Caprettari 70
Palazzo Malvezzi Campeggi, Via del Consolato 6
Palazzo Massimo Lancellotti, Piazza Navona 114
Palazzo Montoro, Via di Montoro 8
Palazzo Odescalchi, Piazza Santi Apostoli
Palazzo Pasolini dall’Onda, Piazza Cairoli 6
Palazzo Ruspoli, Via della Fontanella Borghese 56
Palazzo Sacchetti, Via Giulia 66
Palazzo Taverna, via di Monte Giordano 36
Palazzo Pamphilj, Ambasciata del Brasile, Piazza Navona 14

Our staff at Yes Hotel will be glad to provide you with more details!

ROSE PETALS RAINING INSIDE THE PANTHEON!

This Sunday, 24th May 2015, a 2,000 years old religious feast will be celebrated in a spectacular way: thousands of red rose petals will be raining inside the Pantheon from the huge hole located in the centre of its ceiling – what makes of it possibly the greatest of architectural wonders in Rome.
This occurs on the occasion of Pentecoste, the Christian festivity falling every year on the 50th day after Easter and celebrating the descend of the Holy Spirit on heart after Jesus Christ’s sacrifice (whose blood the roses symbolise as well). The tradition of the red rose petals dates back to the time of the earliest Christian communities, who used to gather in in the Church of Santa Maria dei Martiri, better known today, indeed, as the Pantheon… a name which betrays the pagan origins of this magnific cult structure.
The mass will be starting at 10.30 am.
For further info and details on how to reach it from Termini station (easy by bus) ask our staff at Yes Hotel!

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!