Rome Travel Guide

Frida Kahlo  // COMING SOON IN ROME !

Frida Kahlo // COMING SOON IN ROME !

 

This Autumn, “ Tirso Space Events project” will come to life and will organize an exhibition called “the chaos inside” dedicated to the wonderful Frida Kahlo.
The exhibition  begins on October the 12th and will end on March the 29th 2020

It will ovreview the entire life of the Mexican painter from various points of view using different instruments and objects, such as original works, photographs by Leo Matiz

This “sensory exhibition”, curated by experts, presents a vision of the life and love of Frida Kahlo through her vibrant letters, her photographs and works seen through technology in an immersive and engaging perspective. It tells the story of a unique artist, going through the places of her  life: her  home in Mexico City, her  bedroom, her studio, the garden of Casa Azul.

Along the way, the viewer gains a deeper understanding of Frida’s relationships with her husband, the artist Diego Rivera and through the photographs of the photographer Leo Matiz, an intimate and personal story of the icon of contemporary art.
Ticket prices are not yet known.
For any detail you can visit the website: https://mostrafridakahlo.it

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ROME  –  A GREEN CITY

ROME – A GREEN CITY

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Rome offers a wide range of opportunities to immerse yourself in charming public parks and refresh in green nature in the summer season

Rome is surrounded by a wide  countryside  known as Agro Romano, characterized by rustic  landscapes and  agricultural activities . Inside the city itself archaeological ruins  of Ancient Rome (Forum, Circus Maximus, Terme di Caracalla, Parco degli Acquedotti)   form green spaces  fully integrated into the urban fabric.

Other oasis of nature are created by  parks of historic Villas (Medici, Farnese, Este Tivoli, Borghese, Ada, Doria Pamphili, villa  Ada) built on the tops of hills and surrounded  by ornamental gardens

Villa Doria Pamphili  is one of the largest and most fascinating  villa in the city  and is located on the Gianicolo, near the Porta San Pancrazio.

Villa Borghese  the most famous Roman villa, due to its very central location near the Spanish Steps and Via Veneto, once the very heart of the “Dolce Vita”. Inside Villa Borghese you’ll find the Galleria  Borghese art collection that  includes paintings, sculptures and antiques. Among the most famous pieces of art, we can name the masterpieces by Gian Lorenzo Bernini: his “Rape of Proserpine“, “Daphne and Apollo” and “David“.

Villa Ada Savoia is situated in the northeastern part of the city.This property was once the estate of the House of Savoy.   After the fall of the Italian monarchy, this enchanting park became a public property of the Italian state. An area of the park hosts the Embassy and the Council of the Egyptian Republic. It remains one of the most pleasant Rome parks for a walk. During the summer season a music festival called “Rome meets the World” take place in the park, here all the info: Roma incontra il Mondo.

Villa Torlonia  belongs to the Torlonia family. It was designed by the well known architect, Giuseppe Valadier. It was abandoned for a certain time until Mussolini used it as his state residence for a couple of decades. After 1945, it was again abandoned, until a recent restoration gave back all the beauty to the villa, now open to the public.

 

When  staying at Yes Hotel Rome you can reach easily these destinations and our staff will be happy to provide you all information you need !

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.

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fotoservizio ostia traffico e mare – Fotografo: faraglia

 

 

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!

 

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tel: +39 06 4436 3836

email: info@yeshotelrome.com

 

 

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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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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Museum Week March 5-10 // FREE ENTRY

Museum Week March 5-10 // FREE ENTRY

Here you have a list of museums and monuments in Rome with  free entry during the museum week from 5 to 10 March 2019.
This is the list of museums you can visit in Rome and in the province.

Of course you will find the Colosseum and the Fori Imperiali, but also the marvelous Villa D’Este and Villa Adriana in Tivoli, the excavations of Ostia Antica and  Domus Aurea.

The free museum week will also be an opportunity to discover some new and surprising monuments and museums as the Benedictine monasteries of Subiaco , or  the Museum of Palazzo Venezia in Rome or to the Museum of Castel Sant’Angelo

If you are looking for a comfortable and strategical accomodation check out best offer on YES HOTEL ROME

FREE MUSEUMS AND SITES LIST

– Colosseo e Foro Romano / Palatino
Museo nazionale Romano (Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Crypta Balbi, Terme di Diocleziano)
– Galleria Borghese (RESERVATION IS ALWAYS NECESSARY)
– Museo nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia
– Galleria Nazionale Arte Moderna

– Gallerie nazionali d’Arte Antica – Palazzo Barberini
– Gallerie nazionali d’Arte Antica – Palazzo Corsini
– Galleria Spada
– Museo nazionale di Palazzo Venezia
– Museo nazionale di Castel Sant’Angelo
– Museo delle Civiltà – Museo nazionale d’Arte Orientale “G. Tucci”
– Museo delle Civiltà – Museo nazionale Preistorico Etnografico “L. Pigorini”
– Museo delle Civiltà – Museo nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari “L. Loria”
– Museo delle Civiltà – Museo nazionale dell’Alto Medioevo “A. Vaccaro”
– Museo nazionale degli Strumenti Musicali
– Terme di Caracalla
– Mausoleo di Cecilia Metella
– Villa dei Quintili
– Santa Maria Nova sull’Appia Antica
– Area archeologica di Veio

– Scavi di Ostia Antica
– Museo Ostiense
– Area archeologica dei Porti di Claudio e di Traiano (Fiumicino)

– Villa Adriana a Tivoli
– Villa d’Este a Tivoli

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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!

Sunday 7 April – 25th Edition of Rome Marathon

Sunday 7 April – 25th Edition of Rome Marathon

The most spectacular  marathon will reach this year the 25th Edition.

Still not registered ? If you sign up by the end of January, you can still do it at a reduced price.

If you are an Affiliated athletic the costs are the following

  • € 65,00 – within 31st January
  • € 80,00 – within 28th February
  • € 95,00 – within 25th March

 

For non Affiliated athletic the costs are the following  ((including the subscription to Runcard and insurance)

  • € 80,00 – within 31st January
  • € 95,00 – within 31st January
  • € 110,00 – within 31st January

Runners can register until 25 March for 2019

For more information visit the official website: www.maratonainternazionalediroma.it

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