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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!

BACK TO BAROQUE WITH CARNIVAL IN ROME!

BACK TO BAROQUE WITH CARNIVAL IN ROME!

Masquerades, horse parades and even spectacular fireworks are planned as celebrations in Rome on the occasion of Carnival, the leading theme being Baroque. A complete historical reenactment is already in process to take visitors and dwellers four hundred years back, at a time when Carnival fireworks were commissioned by the Pope to no less than Bernini and other major artists of the time.
So what are we expecting to take place this week? Several kinds of events ranging from puppet shows for kids to theatre performances, conferences and of course parties for those grown up. Shrove Tuesday falls on February 17, the end of Carnival and its highest peak at one time. We definitely suggest not to miss out a couple of events:
at 4 pm: the horse parade with acrobats, musicians and Roman typical masks all rigorously Renaissance and Baroque style. From Piazza del Popolo they will march down to Piazza Venezia invading via del Corso to bring an explosion of waving halberds, ancient flags and coats of arms;
at 6 pm: Baroque fireworks from Pincio (the terrace facing on Piazza del Popolo from Villa Borghese). Interestingly enough, they are designed on the same patterns used during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Our staff at Yes Hotel will be happy to provide you with more details about each event!

IT’S CARNIVAL TIME IN ITALY!

IT’S CARNIVAL TIME IN ITALY!

Carnival time has arrived, and wherever you will be in Italy in the next two weeks you will get the chance to attend a great variety of events related to it, all deeply rooted in ancient local history: the baroque masks in Venice, the colorful chart parades in Viareggio, the quirky battles of oranges (which origin can be traced back to an event occurred in the Middle Age) in Ivrea as well as in Acireale. From North to South every region will bring back to life its peculiar yearly tradition.
The reason behind such a great variety has to be found in the fact that despite Carnival is now a landmark in the Catholic calendar (marking the beginning of Lens, i.e. the fourty days before Easter), in ancient times it was a festivity related to pagan and pre-Christian beliefs.
As Easter, Carnival is not a fixed holiday. Here below you find 2015 main dates:
– yesterday, Sunday 1 February: beginning of Carnival
12 February: Fat Thursday (major celebrations)
17 February: Shrove Tuesday (major celebrations and end of Carnival)
18 February: Ash Wednesday (beginning of Lent)
5 April: Easter
To fully enjoy the atmosphere, make sure to taste the typical Carnival sweets! There’s a big variety once again, but the most widespread are the castagnole (‘Carnival dough balls’, ‘Carnival fritter’) and the crostoli (‘angel wings’, which take different names depending on the region, such as chiacchiere, frappe etc.).
Yes Hotel staff will be glad to provide you with more info on the best Carnival parties & events in Rome!

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!

Halloween in Rome!

Being among the top celebrated festivities in all Anglo-Saxon countries, Halloween is getting more and more attractive to Southern Europe as well. Rome plays a great part in it: all pubs, clubs and restaurants in the city’s hub will set up special treats and tricks to let everyone enjoy the scary atmosphere surrounding October 31st since pagan times!
Yes Hotel staff will be happy to help you out to find the best parties in Rome: contact ushalloweencity_mod on our website!