Nightlife in Rome

TWO MONTHS INDIE PERFORMATIVE ARTS: ROMA FRINGE FESTIVAL

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!

ENJOY IRISHFILMFESTA IN ROME!

ENJOY IRISHFILMFESTA IN ROME!

Those who love cinema and those who are fond of Ireland have a meeting point… in Rome. Since 2007 indeed it is held in the Eternal City a movie festival dedicated exclusively to Irish film productions: the IrishFilmFesta.
As we can read from the official manifesto of the event “Irish cinema only gained productive continuity starting from the eighties, and this is why it is still scarcely known. It hardly crosses Irish borders, and even when it does, it is often considered English or American. So far, the only film makers which managed to gain international popularity are Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan. But Irish cinema generated many more talents, and in the last years is being characterized by a remarkable artistic variety, which needs to be exported”.
2015 edition will be taking place from March 26 to 29 at Casa del Cinema di Roma, from 5pm (3.30pm on the weekend). Entry is free, but there’s the chance to support IrishFilmFesta with a minimum donation of € 50, which guarantees a seat reserved for the whole duration of the event. The programme includes presentations and meetings with Irish guests (directors, actors, screenwriters and producers) as well as debates and special events. New films and old unedited classics will be shown. Screenings are in original version with subtitles.
Casa del Cinema is in via Marcello Mastroianni 1, inside Villa Borghese: ask our staff at Yes Hotel for more info and directions!

ROME WEARS GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK!

ROME WEARS GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK!

St. Patrick’s Day means big news this year: for the first time the Eternal City will be part of the event promoted by Tourism Ireland and the Ireland embassy, the Global Greening! On this special occasion indeed the Colosseum will wear green lights, starting from tonight March 16th at 7.30 pm. Other 86 famous landmarks in the world will homage the most renowned Irish festivity: Niagara Falls, the Christ the Redeemer’s statue in Rio de Janeiro, the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, the London Eye and the Cibeles Fountain in Madrid only to name a few.
But it’s tomorrow, March 17th, that both the religious and wordly celebrations will take place: at 10 am at St. Patrick’s Church (via Boncompagni 31, metro stop Barberini) Cardinal Prosper Grech will officiate the Mass for Lá Fhéile Pádraig, while in the late morning the IrishFilmFesta will be officially launched in the presence of Irish authorities. The Festival (come to the 8th edition) will take place from March 26th to 29th at Casa del Cinema in Villa Borghese (metro sto Flaminio) and will showcase several films, short films and documentaries all rigorously made in Ireland, a special part being dedicate to works in Irish Gaelic language.
All day long both cheering Irish expats and Green Island lovers will be livening up the most popular pubs of the centre.
To get more suggestions about where to go on your St. Patrick’s Day in the Eternal City just contact our staff at Yes Hotel!

ALL THE BEST OF ILLUSIONS AT “SUPERMAGIC”

ALL THE BEST OF ILLUSIONS AT “SUPERMAGIC”

For one week Rome will be offering the chance to go far beyond the real world and enter the realm of magic and illusion… a realm where the place of the physics rules is taken by the invisible power of marvel.
This will be happening in one of the greatest Roman theatres, Teatro Olimpico, on occasion of the Festival of Magic, from January 29 to February 8. The most skillful magicians, illusionists, conjurers and manipulators from Europe, Asia and America will be gathering in the Eternal City to give life every night to a world where everyone will feel comfortable regardless of age and native country.
Quite interestingly, the artists performing at “Supermagic” will personally look after the several backstage steps, to make sure of the secrecy of their tricks.
To get more info on this intriguing event such as tickets & time, just ask our staff at Yes Hotel!

TRAMJAZZ: AN ENCHANTIG DINNER IN THE HEART OF ROME

TRAMJAZZ: AN ENCHANTIG DINNER IN THE HEART OF ROME

For a good bottle of wine and a gourmet Italian dinner on the sound of live jazz performances, Rome has a cozier alternative to any traditional restaurants or lounge bars: it’s TramJazz, a cable car of 1947 totally restored to be turned into a warm travelling restaurant and evocative concert hall.
The cable car itinerary twists and turns around the most enchanting spots of Rome city center, while guests, accompanied in their romantic dinner by live music of high quality, will be tasting the best of Lazio local food. The 3-hour event starts at 9 pm; you can take part to it upon previous booking, that we suggest to make fairly in advance.
Yes Hotel is at your disposal for any further information!

ENJOY 2015 EVE IN ROME!

ENJOY 2015 EVE IN ROME!

To welcome 2015 with an explosion of music and colors Rome City Hall has sponsored this year two majestic events into the suggestive backdrops of Circo Massimo and Fori Imperiali respectively.
Here below a short outline of St. Sylvester’s night events in the Eternal City, all for free of course:
starting at 8 pm, from FORI IMPERIALI all the way up to Altare della patria (Piazza Venezia) the air will be resounding with soul, ’60 revivals, funcky, swing and electro swing, recalling the atmosphere of Manhattan’s 52nd Street between the Thirties and the Sixties.
– from 9.30 pm onwards at CIRCO MASSIMO the cold winter night will be fired up by great music:
Spiritual Front, neofolk, swing revival, symphonic rock interpreters
Gemitaiz & Madman, representants of Italian hip-hop scene
Mannarino, the outstanding Roman song writer & singer
Subsonica, electro music superstars
Daddy G, founder member of Massive Attack
Staying at Yes Hotel will allow you to enjoy at best you Roman New Year’s Eve!

IMPRESSIVE “ROMEO & JULIET” AT GRAN TEATRO

IMPRESSIVE “ROMEO & JULIET” AT GRAN TEATRO

An emotional “Romeo and Juliet” is currently on stage in Rome until 6 January 2015: a colossal musical by David Zard, who does not betray at all with this work the great success he had achieved just a couple of years ago with “Notre Dame de Paris”.
“Romeo an Juliet. Love and change the world” shows on stage vibrant performances by 45 artists, 30 dancers and acrobats whose 200 customs are by the acclaimed French designer Frédéric Olivier. 55 people worked on its production, 35 of whom belonging only on the technical division.
A totally satisfying experience for both musical lovers and novices that can be enjoyed during Christmas time in Rome.
Where: Gran Teatro.
Tickets: starting from €24.
Yes Hotel will help you out any time with ticket reservations and directions!

“LO SCHIACCIANOCI”: IL BALLETTO PER GRANDI E PICCINI

“LO SCHIACCIANOCI”: IL BALLETTO PER GRANDI E PICCINI

“Lo Schiaccianoci” di Petr Il’ic Cajkovskij è a Roma anche quest’anno nel periodo delle feste natalizie per offrire una serata d’incanto a grandi e piccini. Come sempre accade per i capolavori che travalicano i limiti del tempo e dello spazio, anche questo racconto, portato sul palcoscenico dal Balletto di Roma, può essere letto e apprezzato a diversi livelli. La dimensione favolistica ha infatti il background amaro di un tema a cui di certo tutti gli adulti sono sensibili: il passaggio doloroso dall’età della fanciullezza a quella adulta. L’allestimento di Mario Piazza riesce a sottolineare in maniera non scontata proprio questo aspetto.
Dove: Auditorium Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione 4 (metro: Ottaviano San Pietro o bus # 40).
Quando: 30 dicembre 2014 – 6 gennaio 2015.
Biglietti: €13-€45.
Non esitate a contattare Yes Hotel per ulteriori indicazioni!

“VIVI I MUSEI”: ROME’S MUSEUMS WILL BE GETTING ALIVE THIS WEEKEND!

“VIVI I MUSEI”: ROME’S MUSEUMS WILL BE GETTING ALIVE THIS WEEKEND!

This weekend Rome is getting enlightened not only by Christmas decorations, but also by a rich series of cultural events. All is going to happen in the museums.
We sorted out a short guide for you:

Saturday 6 December: music & dance performances will run from 8 pm to 2 am into all most important museums of the city on occasion of the night called “Music at the Museums”. These the museums you might be most interested in: Musei Capitolini, Centrale Montemartini, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, MACRO, MACRO Testaccio, Mercati di Traiano, Castel Sant’Angelo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Scuderie del Quirinale etc. Tickets: free admission, or alternatively €1 symbolic donation requested.
Sunday 7 December: different arrangements on occasion of the “National Archaeology Day”. Sections of the musueums (such as depositories) which are normally closed to public will be open and shown. Tickets: no admssion fee at State Museums (while free entrance to City Museums will be for residents only).
Monday 8 December: special opening of all City Museums (which are normally closed on Mondays).

Yes Hotel staff will be happy to guide you through this long art-weekend: don’t hesitate to contact us!

“CINEMONDO” FILM FESTIVAL: SOUTH-EAST ASIA MOVIES IN ROME

“CINEMONDO” FILM FESTIVAL: SOUTH-EAST ASIA MOVIES IN ROME

Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam: “Cinemondo” international film festival‘s fourth edition celebrates South-East Asia this year. At Villa Medici (French Academy in Rome) from 27 November to 3 December 2014 there will be on show few works which, thanks to film festival such as this one, are getting more and more popular in Itay. A particular tribute will be given to cambodian director Rithy Panh’s “L’image manquante”, awarded at Cannes 2013 and Oscar 2014.
Spend an alternative evening in Rome: reach Villa Medici by metro line A, get off at Spagna… it’s just five minutes journey from Yes Hotel.