Things to do in Rome

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.

Visit our website : www.yeshotelrome.com

 

 

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“The Night of Museums” – Next May 18. in Rome

“The Night of Museums” – Next May 18. in Rome

Saturday Night at Museums next May 18.

Saturday, May 18 museums open until 2 am for the new edition of “The Night of Museums”, promoted by Roma Capitale.
The event takes successfully place throughout Europe  since 2005 and  reaches its eleventh edition in Rome by opening the Civic Museums from 8.00 pm to 2.00 am  paying a symbolic entrance fee of only 1 euro.
Some of the museums you will be able to visit are :  Musei Capitolini, Centrale Montemartini, Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Museum of Rome Palazzo Braschi, Museum of Rome In Trastevere,  Museum of the Imperial Forums, Museums of Villa Torlonia

When : Saturday 18 May 2019
from 20.00 to 2.00 (last entry at 01.00)

Entrance ticket
Admission for 1 euro, unless otherwise indicated
For info: 0039 060608 (every day from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm)

Book your nights at Yes Hotel Rome at the better price and quality to your liking.

Excellent opportunity not to be missed for a wonderful holiday.

Visit our website : www.yeshotelrome.com

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Say hello to May….in Rome !

Say hello to May….in Rome !

The amazing colours of spring and the favourable climate make Rome even more  interesting and full of magic in May!

Have you not yet decided what to do next May 2019?
Like every year, the month in Rome opens with the traditional “ CONCERTONE” in Piazza San Giovanni, a musical marathon, where you will see the most important names of Italian pop, rock and rap music
The show will start at 3.00 pm and end at midnight, with a break between 7.00 pm and 8.00 pm, Among the announced names there is also an international star: Noel Gallagher with his High Flying Birds.

From May 6th to 19th the international tennis tournament will be held at the Foro Italico in Rome and  Tickets are still available on the official website of the event

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May is also  the perfect period for long walks and bike tours around the picturesque streets of the Eternal city, in the beautiful parks, along the banks of the Tiber. Don’t miss the chance to visit Villa Borghese, Villa Ada, Villa Doria Pamphili, the Vatican garden, Parco degli Acquedotti.

The last days of May will also be perfect for the first day trips to the beach .Taking the train to Ostia, or Santa Marinella, or Ladispoli you’ll be there in less than one hour.

With no summer crowds , you will enjoy the peace of “summer” on a solitary beach

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.

Visit our website : www.yeshotelrome.com

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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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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 !