Things to do 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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ROMICS WILL BE BACK AGAIN.

ROMICS WILL BE BACK AGAIN.

Are you a fan of comics, manga, TV series and video games?

Romics, the  international festival  dedicated to comics, animation and games is exactly what  you are looking for,

The cultural program includes   prestigious international guests, exhibitions, previews, special events

At Romics you can find stands of publishers, comics  collectors, merchandising, videogames, role-playing games and much more

The most  expected event is the  cosplay competition , organized in collaboration with the Nagoya World Cosplay Summit,  the Eurocosplay of London, the Yamato Cup Cosplay International

For more information on timetables and tickets (also available on line):

www.romics.it

The event will be  held at NUOVA FIERA DI ROMA

From   4-10-2018 to 7-10-2018

Book your stay at Yes Hotel Rome ! Take a look on our best offers  !

 

ROMA BY NIGHT RUN 2018

Friday, the 7th of September, the Capital will host  the  5th edition of the night Half Marathon

Roma By Night Run “, organized by  Forhans Team.

The route is 21.097 km long, completely flat and enlightened . The start is  at 22.00 pm from Flaminio to Ponte della Musica

You can get all information on : www. romabynightrun.com

Be part of this fascinating event and don’t forget to book you nights with us  on

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TWO MONTHS INDIE PERFORMATIVE ARTS: ROMA FRINGE FESTIVAL

TWO MONTHS INDIE PERFORMATIVE ARTS: ROMA FRINGE FESTIVAL

Rome Fringe Festival – since 2011 a most awaited event every Summer – is just around the corner. From May 29 to July 5 the gardens of Castel Sant’Angelo will be livened up more than ever by this festival entirely dedicated to independent theatre & performative arts.
Every day from 9am to 2 in the night the whole area will be popping with an explosion of non-stop shows, art exhbits, day & night markets, refreshment areas, wine & food tasting, workshops and kids activities. All is free but the shows, which €5 ticket will be paid directly to the given performing company. A considerable variety of performances are scheduled indeed, involving involving song theatre, comedy, drama, social theatre, dance, stand up, street art, clowning, puppet, poetry, literature.
The festival definitely has an international appeal: a number of foreign artists play their role in it.
The daily programme will follow this sketch:

  • from 9am to 4.30pm: market, summer camp for children by Arteficine, free events and gastronomy
  • from 6pm to 8.30pm: aperitif, concerts, food tasting and market
  • from 8.30pm onwards nine shows of any sort descrive above

From Yes Hotel, to go and enjoy the breeze nearby the Tiber river, at Castel Sant’Angelo gardens, you just need to catch bus #40 express or metro line A and get off at Lepanto!

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