Things to do in Rome

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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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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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

Jewish Ghetto in Rome

Jewish Ghetto in Rome

The ghetto was projected to lock up and control the Jews minority  in 1555  by Pope Paul IV on 14th of July

The papal bull  imposed economic and freedom restrictions to the jews . This oppression continued for 315 years until its abolition in 1870 (reunification of Italy).

At present, the Ghetto has become an attractive area full of shops , bakeries and kosher restaurants, bakeries and shops.

Kosher “philosophy” is the basis of Jewish cuisine. Kosher is a set of rules, of religious nature and origins, on which is based the nutrition of Jews.

Absoloutely not to miss,  the artichokes cooked Jewish style (only in March).

Major tourist attractions in the ghetto are: Portico di Ottavia, Ponte Fabricio (originally called Jews’ Bridge), Jewish Museum of Rome, the Synagogue of Emancipation and Santa Maria della Pietà.

Largo 16 Ottobre 1943 is a square in remembrance to the suffering of the ghetto’s residents during the second world war and the nazi-fascist years.

The fascinating ghetto is located on the east of river Tiber, facing the Vatican. It is, easily accessible by buses and trams.

When  staying at Yes Hotel you can reach the Ghetto by bus n. 492 or bus n. 70 and stop at Torre Argentina

From there just walk a few minutes, you will enjoy !

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Halloween in Rome is an unmissable  !

Halloween in Rome is an unmissable !

Being among the top celebrated festivities in all Anglo-Saxon countries, Halloween is getting more and more attractive to Southern Europe as well. Rome plays a great part in it: all pubs, clubs and restaurants in the city’s hub will set up special treats and tricks to let everyone enjoy the scary atmosphere surrounding October 31st since pagan times! Witches, magicians, sorcerers,  monsters, and sorcerers wil grope  around the streets in  the most frightening night of the year.

Yes Hotel staff will be happy to help you out to find the best parties in Rome: contact us on our website!

Travel Tips – HOW TO MOVE IN ROME

Travel Tips – HOW TO MOVE IN ROME

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Rome’s public transport net consists of three underground lines (A, B and B1, C), buses, trams and urban trains.

TICKETS
The same type of ticket is used for all transports:
BIT: € 1,50 valid for 100 minutes from the very first validation. Please note: no more than one journey per metro line is allowed
ROMA 24H: € 7,00 valid for 24 hours from the first validation. Unlimited journeys within the territory of the Municipality of Rome
ROMA 48H: € 12,50 valid for 48 hours from the first validation. Unlimited journeys within the territory of the Municipality of Rome
ROMA 72H: € 18,00 valid for 72 hours from the first validation. Unlimited journeys within the territory of the Municipality of Rome
CIS: € 24,00 valid for 7 days from the first validation, that is to say until midnight of the seventh day counting from its validation. Unlimited journeys within the territory of the Municipality of Rome

Where to buy them
– vending machines at each metro station- any tobacco shops  (T – Tabaccaio)
– most of newspaper stands

WORKING HOURS
METRO LINE A, B , B1 and C
From  5.30 am last to  11.30 pm. Friday and Saturday: until  1.30 am

Buses and trams: from 5.30 am to 11 pm
Afterwards nearly 20 night buses operate on the same roots.

TAXI
Licensed and authorized taxis are white, provided with “TAXI” black and yellow sign on the top of the car. Both the licence and the rate table are displayed on the seat backrest. Beware of those which do not satisfy any of these conditions.
Fixed fares are set for journeys to/from airports, inclusive of all extra charges.
From Fiumicino Airport to within the Aurelian Walls and vice versa: € 48.00
From Ciampino Airport to within the Aurelian Walls and vice versa: € 30.00
Please note that Hotel Des Artistes is located within the Aurelian walls, therefore our guests benefit from these special fares.

ROMA PASS
A convenient option to travel around Rome and visit her museums at cheaper prices is by using the Roma Pass

3 DAYS ROMA PASS – 36.00 €
• 2 museums: free entry to 2 museums and / or archaeological sites
• Discounts and reduced price ticketing for all the other museums
• Metro, buses & trams: illimited use of any public transports within the territory of the Municipality of Rome.Valid 3 days

48 HOURS ROMA PASS – 28.00 €
• 1 museum: free entry to 1 museum and / or archaeological sites
• Discounts and reduced price ticketing for all the other museums included in the list, as well as for events, exhibitions and tourist services
• Metro, buses & trams: illimited use of any public transports within the territory of the Municipality of Rome.Valid 48 hours

WHERE TO PURCHASE IT
– online (max 4 cards, method of payment: credit card Visa and Mastercard)
– at any of the museums and sites included in the Roma Pass
– at the Tourist Information Points

 

Remember: Yes Hotel Rome is close to Termini Station and to all public transportations points !

In case you prefer walking , we are at 30 minutes distance from all the major sites !

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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How to Skip the line tickets in Rome

How to Skip the line tickets in Rome

Some hints….

If you stay in Rome just a few days and you don’t have time to waste in endless tickets lines, you may know there is a faster way to enter the Roman Majors sites as the VATICAN MUSEUMS and  COLOSSEUM

VATICAN MUSEUMS:

In order to skip the line at the ticket office, you can purchase your ticket on the official website of the Vatican Museums. Full payment is requested on line (ticket price + pre-booking fee € 4,00). With your voucher go straight to the ticket office (without queueing) just 30 minutes prior the beginning of the visit you have booked online, and collect you tickets.

Notes
– entry to both Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel is included in the same ticket- admission to St. Peter’s Basilica, as well as to any other Church, is always free.

 

GENERAL AUDIENCE ON WEDNESDAY
The General Audience held by the Pope takes place every Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square or inside the Paul VI Audience Hall, according to the weather conditions. It begin at 10.30 am.It is quite common on this occasion to see the Pope up close, but a ticket is required to attend the event. The ticket is totally free of charge and it is issued by the Prefecture of the Papal Household; it is necessary to pre-book it, which thing can be done by forwarding a specific request fairly in advance.The form can be downloaded from the official website:
http://www.vatican.va/various/prefettura/it/biglietti_it.html
You need to fill it up and provide the following details:- date of the General Audience- number of tickets requiered- name/group- mailing address- telephone and fax numberAfterwards you just have to print it and send it by fax to +39 06 6988 5863 (that belongs to Prefecture of the Papal Household, 00120 Vatican City State)

 

COLOSSEUM, PALATIN AND FORUM

The tickets for the Colosseum are also valid for the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. There extist many online ticktets pages where you can buy tickets in adavance in order to skip the line, you can combine with Hop on Hop off Bus tours ord with the Roma Pass, so to make your journey even more exiting !

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