Things to do in Italy

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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WINTER ALWAYS TURNS TO SPRING …

WINTER ALWAYS TURNS TO SPRING …

Last winter days , spring is  slowly  knocking  on the doorstep.

MARCH in Rome will be a pocket  full of events.  Are you ready to live them with us?

The month will open  with the Carnival celebrations

Carnival   begins Thursday, February 28, 2019 and ends Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Saturday, March 2, there will be a big official parade, but every day, around Piazza Navona and Via del Corso  you will find masks and parades from Thursday to Shrove Tuesday.

March,8 is the International Women’s Day: Celebrate this important anniversary with us

For  this  occasion there will be Free Museums entrance for women, the initiative is renewed for a few years, and this year it coincides with the free entrance to the museums for all from 5 to 10 March,

March 16th. Last  Rugby event at the Olympic  for the 6 Nation Tournament,  with the great match Italy vs. France

Why not take advantage of it and spend an unusual Saturday?

So we land to  March 17th! St. Patrick’s Day. Rome’s Irish community celebrates St Patrick’s Day as usual and in the evening the Coliseum will be illuminated in green lights. And if you want to  toast to St Patrick with a pint of Guinness or rivers of beers, don’t worry ! Most of the pubs and bars of the capital participate to Traditional Irish feast

 

And so, here we are !

Long days, mild climate. The best time of the year  for long walks in the streets and among the beauties of the Eternal city .

Stay with us at Yes Hotel Rome ! Take a rest  in our comfortable and beautiful rooms.

A great place to relax and regain your strength after a long day out.

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What about shopping in Rome ?

What about shopping in Rome ?

From major chains to small boutiques, here is where you can shop in Rome

CASTEL ROMANO DESIGNER OUTLET
It’s part of the British McArthurGlen  Designer Outlets and includes more than 140 boutiques located within a full-service setting where nothing is missing: children’s area, beauty center, tailoring service, car parking, cafes and restaurants, of course.
Discounts range from 30% to 70% all over the year, on all fashion design brands such as Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Michael Kors, as well as on casual labels like Diesel and Guess, and sport brands, starting from Adidas and Nike.
Opening hours: every day from 10 am to 9 pm.
Address: Castel Romano Designer Outlet, via Ponte di Piscina Cupa 64,
Castel Romano (Rome), Italy
How to get there: about 25 km from Rome city center. The Castel Romano roundtrip shuttle bus service runs everyday from/back to the city center of Rome, just nearby Hotel Des Artistes.Pick up and drop off on Via Marsala, 58 – Termini station
Departure: 9.30 am – 9.55 am – 11.30 am – 12.30 pm – 3.00 pm
Return: 10.45 am – 1.45 pm – 5.15 pm – 9.00 pm

VALMONTONE OUTLET
It offers more than 180 brand stores, with discounts from 30 to 70% year round, as well as a number of facilities and services, including play areas for kids, restaurants and cafes, helmet deposit for bike riders and umbrella rentals.
Opening hours: every day from 10 am to 9 pm.
Address: Valmontone Outlet, via della Pace
Pascolaro district, Valmontone (Rome), Italy
How to get there: about 50 km from Rome. Get on highway A1 direction Napoli; exit Valmontone.

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FLEA MARKETS

PORTA PORTESE
For over sixty years it’s the most popular flea market in Rome, where you will literally find anything you can think of: clothes, shoes, accessorizes, pieces of furniture, ethnic items and handicrafts, bycicles, paintings, LP, toys and any sort of antiquities. Given its size, we suggest you begin your visit as earliest as possible: this will allow you to visit it all (it might take up to 3 hours) and to have better chances to find great deals.
Opening time: just on Sundays 7 am – 1 pm
Address: piazza di Porta Portese, Rome, Italy

VIA SANNIO 
This is the must-visiting place if you are looking for vintage clothes. At the market stalls of via Sannio you will find any shade of jeans, shoes and t-shirts as well as theatrical customs, leather and suede jackets original from the ‘70s.Via Sannio’s market spreads just beside St. John Lateran’s Basilica, one of the most important churches in Rome: you can successfully combine here your leisure time and sightseeing agenda.
Opening time: from Monday to Friday 8 am – 2 pm. Saturday 8 am – 5 pm
Address: via Sannio, Rome, Italy
How to get there: from Termini station (stroll distance from Hotel Des Artistes), catch metro line A direction Anagnina and get off at San Giovanni stop.

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DOWNTOWN
There is something for all tastes in Rome city center, from high fashion and department stores to tiny handicraft boutiques… you just need to know where to go.
If you are looking for shoes and clothes nearby the historical hot spots, via del Corso (the lane connecting piazza del Popolo to piazza Venezia) teems with options to suit all budgets. Take also a visit to Galleria Colonna (nearby the Parliament) and let yourself be enchanted by its elegant architecture. The adjoining road via del Tritone is a must if you are interested in leather bags and accessorizes.Piazza di Spagna and its neighboring lanes (such as via dei Condotti and via Frattina) are the core area for all the high fashion designers stores: Bulgari, Valentino, Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, only to name a few. Following via del Corso style, there is via Nazionale (the lane starting from piazza della Repubblica, at stroll distance from Termini station): the realm of casual clothes,underwear and shoes shops.
Moving to the Vatican area, make of via Cola di Rienzo your reference point if you are looking for an Italian style classical and fashionable attire, whereas the little shops standard of via Ottaviano is a good alternative to via del Corso and via Nazionale

 

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ROME & LAZIO FOODS AT EXPO MILANO 2015

ROME & LAZIO FOODS AT EXPO MILANO 2015

Together with one-hundred-thirty foreign countries, the twenty regions of Italy will have their right space inside Expo Milano 2015. Two of them will be given oustanding prominence: predicatbly Lombardia, headed by the Expo capital Milan; and – no less predictably – Lazio, headed by Rome, the state capital.
Each and every Italian region enjoys a specific variety of foods that are deeply rooted in local history and tradition.
Lazio selected those which best represent its identity both within Italy itself and abroad: 26 wines14 types of meat and sausages8 bakery and confectionery10 types of cheese and dairy products; 26 including vegetablesfruits and legumes; 4 oils and 12 among fish productsmineral waters and other categories.
Here below a short guide for you while ordering at the restaurant:

  • MEAT & COLD CUTS
    abbacchio romanocorallina romanamortadella from Amatrice; porchetta from Ariccia; ham cooked in wine; coriander sausage from Monte San Biagio; black pig cold cuts from Rieti; Roman spianata
  • CHEESE & DIARY
    cacio cheese (varieties Fiore, Magno, Romano); caciottafiordilatte from Agro Pontino; pecorino cheese; ricotta cheese
  • WINE
    Cannellino wine from Frascati; Cerveteri wine; Est! Est !! East !!! from MontefiasconeMarino wine
  • BREAD
    homemade bread from Genzano; bread from Lariano; bread from Verolipizza bianca

Our staff at Yes Hotel will be glad to suggest you the best traditional restaurants in Rome where to try these foods even before going to Expo Milano 2015!

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT EXPO TICKETS* (*BUT WERE AFRAID TO CHECK)

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT EXPO TICKETS* (*BUT WERE AFRAID TO CHECK)

Expo Milano 2015 is just about to begin, and while superb architectures are still being completed, 145 partecipant countries are looking forward to the opening celebrations on May 1, 2015.
Until October 31 million visitors will be attending events, debates, tours, conferences, exhibitions on the theme of food and nutrition shaped according to each and every country’s taste.
We thought it useful to give you here an orientation about the tickets:

WHERE: you have three options to purchase your ticket.
1) From the official website of Expo Milano 2015;
2) at the Expo Gate set in Piazza Cairoli, downtown Milan;
3) from any Authorised Reseller (chek out the official website for the full list)

HOW MUCH: prices depend on the kind of event you wish to attend and on some variables that will give you right to discounts (i.e. age; being part of a family group, school; having diabilities etc.). As a general idea, tickets range from a minimum of 5€ for night events to more than 100€ for the seasonal pass. In between there are several options of course! And now shift to the next point…!

WHAT: these are all the possible ticket combinations:
Open Date –> for the entire day on a date of your choice between May 2 and October 31.
Fixed Date–> for the entire day on a specific date between May 2 and October 31.
Evening ticket –> just for entry starting at 19:00.
May 1 Opening –> for opening day of the Exhibition Site (official cerimony & celebrations to inaugurate the six months of events, debates and experiences)
Multi-day –> for two consecutive days, between May 2 and October 31. (It’s less expensive than purchasing two one-day tickets. Available either as a Fixed or Open option… see above).
2-3 day Carnet –> to visit Expo Milano 2015 whenever you want. These are available for two or three open dates between May 2 and October 31.

Expo Milano 2015 will be open Monday to Sunday 10am – 11pm! Rome, as well as the whole country, takes actively part to Expo Milano 2015 with several events: ask Yes Hotel for more information!

IL PADIGLIONE U.S.A. ALL’EXPO

IL PADIGLIONE U.S.A. ALL’EXPO

Cibo Americano 2.0: Uniti per nutrire il Pianeta”, questo il nome della struttura ideata dal prestigioso studio Biber di New York quale padiglione degli USA all’Expo Milano 2015 (1 maggio – 31 ottobre 2015).
Si tratterà di un edificio all’interno del quale i visitatori esploreranno il ruolo degli Stati Uniti nella produzione alimentare tanto in passato quanto oggi, non solo dal punto di vista prettamente nutrizionale, ma anche culturale, sociale e imprenditoriale.
L’edificio, dedicato particolarmente alla storia della produzione agricola nel Paese, sarà caratterizzato da un’area da cui si otterrà un raccolto tutti i giorni. La struttura è completamente eco-sostenibile, e fra gli altri elementi include una passerella in legno proveniente dal lungomare di Coney Island, un’imponente video-installazione, aree espositive interattive, una terrazza panoramica, spazi per VIP e per la vendita al dettaglio.
Per ulteriori informazioni consultate il sito ufficiale dell’evento, e non esitate a rivolgervi al nostro staff presso Yes Hotel: Roma e Milano, infatti, sono associate nell’organizzazione di una serie di eventi nel quadro di Expo Milano 2015!

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!

ROME TOWARDS MILAN

ROME TOWARDS MILAN

2015 is now just around the corner, but preparations for one of its major events are in full effect since months: the Universal Exposition which will take place in Milan from May 1 to October 31, 2015. This giant event is focused on the theme of nutrition from multiple perspectives, including tasting and education. It will involve more than 130 countries from all over the world and is expected to attract approximately 20 million visitors. Rome will contribute to its organization in terms of services: stands and information points scattered around the city center will make it possible to book tickets for any event of Expo Milan 2015 even from the Capital. That’s not all: some special wings in Rome’s airports will offer some authentic journeys of taste offered by a selection of countries taking part to the 6-month exposition, while exhibitions and promoting events will be organized by the respective embassies.
Yes Hotel is strategically placed at walking distance from the major train station in Rome: Milan is at just 3 hours train journey from 2015 capital of culture and trade.