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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.