Rome Travel Guide

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

Stay at YES HOTEL ROME  and enjoy special our offers on the occasion of the Marathon booking in advance your nights in Rome

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

Public Transportation in Rome from Christmas to New Year’s Day

Public Transportation in Rome from Christmas to New Year’s Day

Here we are to give you some infos on metro, bus and railway transportation during the upcoming holidays.

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On Christmas Eve, the public service will stop for a few hours but it will be extraordinary prolonged  in the afternoon of December 25th so to ensure as much as possible the use of public  transportation to Romans and tourists during their holidays .

On the day of 24 December the service will end at 9 pm.

On December 25, the public service will be active from 8.30 am  to 1.00 pm and then again  from 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

On New Year’s Eve, the underground:  A,  B / B1  and C lines will be in service continuously from 5.30 am on 31 December 2018 to 3.30 am on January 1st 2019

On January the 1st, metro and busses  service  will start at 8.00 am and will proceed as usual on working days !

Yes Hotel Rome is in Termini area , the very best base form where  you can move around the city during the christmas holidays.

You can catch metro line A and  in  few stops you arrive  in the center of Rome ( Piazza di Spagna) or to the Vatican City ( get off at Ottaviano ).

You can also catch metro line B that takes you to Coliseum and  the fascinating atmosphere of the Roman Forum !

 

Jackson Pollock and the school of  New York

Jackson Pollock and the school of New York

From October 10th  to February 24th.

 

The Vittoriano Palace is  hosting an exhibition of 50 works of the painter Jackson Pollock

The artist is part of  to the Abstract Expressionist avant-garde group of the New York School active in the 1950s and 1960s.

Pollock is also known as ‘Jack the Dripper’ – because of his revolutionary way of applying paint to canvas.

 

From Monday to Thursday 9.30am – 7.30pm
Friday and Saturday 9.30am – 10.00pm
Sunday 9.30am – 8.30pm
Last admission one hour before

Tickets  € 17.50

For more information contact the staff of Yes Hotel Rome

Soweto Gospel Choir  in Rome || 17 novembre 2018

Soweto Gospel Choir in Rome || 17 novembre 2018

November 17, Soweto Gospel Choir  will perform  at the  Auditorium – Parco della Musica, the sophisticated modern theatre projected by Renzo Piano

Founded in 2002 and currently  led  by Beverly Bryer, Mazwe Shabalala and Mulalo Mulovhdzi, the Choir  inlcudes  the best vocal talents of  the churches and communities of Soweto , the big  suburb of Johannesburg.
Born to celebrate the uniqueness and power of African Gospel music, the amazing group is recognized as one of the most important  in the gospel music scene worldwide

The shows are  full of rhythm, energy and passion.
All  tours and performances  in the most important theaters have always bee n greeted with  endless ovations

Yes Hotel Rome  located on a quiet side street in the city center is perfect for a romantic getaway, a relaxing break or business trip!