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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

 

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 !

INAUGURATION OF CHRISTMAS TREE, NATIVITY SCENE AND NEW LIGHTS AT ST. PETER’S CHURCH

INAUGURATION OF CHRISTMAS TREE, NATIVITY SCENE AND NEW LIGHTS AT ST. PETER’S CHURCH

Christmas 2014 means a new born also for St. Peter’s Square: from now onwards a brand new lighting system will furtherly empower the beauty of Michelangelo’s dome and the facade by night time. The new light setting is made of more 300 LEDs spots, designed and placed in order to englight at best each architectural element of the structure.
The inauguration cerimony will occurr today 19 December at 6pm, and it will include the lighting up of both the Christmas tree and the Nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square as well, which traditonally enrich the Vatican area during Christmas time.
The tree – a 25 m high white spurce – was offered by Calabria region this year, while the Presepe is composed by approximately 25 full-size clay pieces refined with colors and dresses which are resistant to open air exposure.
St. Peter’s square will be worth a visit by night more than ever!
Yes Hotel is strategically located in the heart of Rome: ask our staff how to get around in the easiest way!

POPE FRANCIS LIGHTS UP GUBBIO

POPE FRANCIS LIGHTS UP GUBBIO

Pope Francis recently patronized the biggest Christmas tree in the world by turning on its lights. The tree is located in Gubbio, a lovely medieval town in central Italy, just 200 km away from Rome. The Pope could turn the lights on from His studio in the Vatican thanks to a tablet connected to the tree electric system in Gubbio; on the other side, the town’s inhabitants could see Him clicking the bottom through a public maxi screen.
Gubbio’s Christmas tree is erected on the ridge of Mount Ingino, and due to its size is included in the Guinness World Records since 1991. It is made of 550 light spots (300 green, 250 colored), 8500 m electric cables, 650 m high, topped by a comet 1000 m² wide. It will be kept enlightened until first half of January 2015.
Yes Hotel is at walking distance from Termini station: from here you can easily catch any local train for your daily trips outside Rome… even to Gubbio!