Things to do in Rome in the New Year – Winter Breaks

Rome is notorious for it’s outdoor bars and eating ‘al fresco’ and for this reason travellers tend to visit the city during the warmer months but the winter in Rome is not to be overlooked. Often a winter break can be just as appealing and with the great offers that can be found just after the New Year, it would make a perfect late Christmas present. The months of January and February are especially convenient for a roman holiday and accommodation in rome can easily be found at great rates that your wallet is sure to approve of!
Yes Hotel in Rome is happy to offer it’s immaculate rooms at wonderful prices and with it’s international staff and warm colours and modern conveniences you will be sure to have a wonderful time. Opening in the New Year of 2007 guests can be sure to find a 3 star hotel that is a cut above the rest so contact Yes Hotel today to check out availability and rates today.

What is the weather like at this time of year?

The winter months are mild and the roman sunshine is never far away! This makes Rome tourist friendly pretty much all year round, although if you don’t like the heat then July and August are to be avoided. January and February has a brisk coolness and temperatures can fall on average to around 5 degrees minimum but although fresh, days are usually bright, and rain is usually kept to a minimum.

What is there to do during the New Year of 2007?

Ne Year in RomeThe weather may not be so inviting that you feel like sitting out for an evening meal but many establishments have heated lamps allowing you to enjoy the ‘Al Fresco’ dining even during the winter months. And failing this the character and charm of many of the restaurants makes it a far more enjoyable experience dining inside, and during the summer months you would probably not feel much like tasting the thick hot chocolate with whipped cream that can be found in most roman bars!

Shopping in RomeShopping in Rome. A real treat is to feast your eyes upon the famous Via Condotti and Via Frattina that are home to some of the most trendy and expensive boutiques in the world. With a saving on rome accommodation at Yes Hotel maybe you could even treat yourself! Italy is renowned for it’s great fashion sense and the above mentioned streets are classic examples of most elite shops possible – even if you are just looking the likes of Gucci and Prada are definitely worth a visit. For more affordable Italian fashion the nearby Via Del Corso is a shopaholics paradise.
For those looking to avoid the commercial world, Rome has plenty more going on and you will find art exhibitions also running in this period…..

January 23rd 2007 thru March 6th 2007 hosts the exhibition of Annibale Carracci and brings together a collection of the very finest in Italian renaissance. The exhibition is located at the ‘Chiostro del Bramante’, a cloister built in 1504 adding to the ambience of this stunning show piece of art work. (closed on Mondays)

Currently running until 4th February 2007 is the exhibition of Bonnard, Matisse and the Mediteranean show casing 250 pieces of art demonstrating te friendly relationship to be found between these two artistes. Located near to the roman forum in the ‘Complesso del Vittoriano’ this exhibition can be appreciated by art lovers and none alike and is definitely worth a visit.

BefanaFor visitors in early January the Christmas market is not to be missed. In Italy ‘La Befana’ is celebrated on the 6th January, and the tradition goes that the children will receive from the witch a lump of coal if they have been naughty or sweets if they have been good! Piazza Navona celebrates in style with a beautiful Christmas market where an array of witches can be purchased in all shapes and sizes!
All that remains is to book your accommodation for an early winter break in the eternal city, a sure remedy for the post festive depression! Contact Yes Hotel today for their best rates and celebrate with them their new opening in early 2007.

Valentine’s Day – Weekend Breaks in Rome and romantic accommodation.

Valentine's Day in Rome

Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2007, the day for those in love! There is no better way than saying those 3 magic words ‘I love you’ than with a trip away to the eternal city, one of the most romantic cities in Europe. With it’s array of fountains and picturesque piazzas Rome really does have a lot to offer all of those couples looking for the ideal break away.
Italy is the great home of many a great lover including the likes of Casanova and Rome and Juliet, and forming the wonderful backdrop for Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck’ Roman Holiday,with the Italian charm and ambience your Valentine’s Day is sure to be unforgettable…Not convinced ? read more and what you and your loved one can enjoy with a stay in the capital of romanticism.
So what does Rome have to offer that makes it so fascinating and romantic ?

Valentine's Day 2007The eternal city is a goldmine of churches with St. Peters being certainly the most renowned. Located in the Vatican city the church holds an astounding number of pieces of artwork and frescoes. The size and space is astounding, great artists include Bernini and Michelangelo and their work is proudly displayed throughout the church including the famous ‘La Pieta’ by Michelangelo. A trip to the Vatican city would not be complete without visiting the great Vatican museums and the dome itself (not for vertigo sufferers) from where the entire of Rome unfolds before your very eyes….. It really doesn’t get more romantic than that!

Spanish Steps – The gathering spot for the most beautiful people of Rome. Men and women often frequented this area hoping to be chosen as an artists model. Although times have changed this area has remained a famous meeting point and often the stairs are covered in people meeting up and soaking up the wonderful atmosphere that is the Spanish Steps. For a real treat why not try the Babbington tea rooms for a relaxing afternoon or the famous Cafè Greco on Vie Del Condotti to rub shoulders with the rich and famous. Whatever your choice this area is especially romantic during the easter months when the stairs are completely covered in the most vibrant flowers possible.

It is recommended that your love be sealed at the Trevi Fountain, a marvellous fountain of immense dimensions it is highly recommended to visit it after sunset whereby you will find this wonderful piece of renaissance art illuminated. As tradition goes a coin must be thrown into the fountain to ensure your return to Rome – maybe for your next anniversary! Or why not consider this a place fitting for that special proposal, it certainly makes the ideal backdrop! Don’t forget that you must throu 2 coins to fall in love and 3 to be married in the eternal city……..

Getting married in the eternal city is also a wonderful idea and perfect for those wedding album snaps! You will be spoilt for choice with Rome housing some of the most beautiful curches worldwide or you may even opt for a civil service at the stunning Campidoglio with spectacular views of the Roman Forum. Yes Hotel would be pleased to accommodate you and your wedding party so contact us today for more information on how you can make your dream come true.
St. Valentine’s Day – The history of the this special day

Valentine's Day in Yes Hotel in RomeWhen one thinks of Valentine’s Day images of flowers, candy and chocolate spring to mind, but for what reason? There is a great deal of mystery surrounding this special day. Many a legend has been formed with probably the most prominent explaining that during the third century a priest by the name of Valentine who was sentenced to death having defied the regulations of Emperor Claudius who forbid all young men to marry (believing that a young man made a better soldier if he were not married!) Priest Valentine continued to perform the sacred act of marriage in secret and paid for his defiance in the worst possible way. However this is just one legend and although with precision we do not know the exact account we do know that the patron saint of Valentine’s Day was a heroic figure and the perfect icon for this romantic day.

Valentine’s Day is a special celebration and what better way to celebrate than with the perfect destination and accommodation in rome city centre. Yes Hotel is a brand new hotel that offers a real romantic getaway in the city of love. Rooms have rich fabrics, soft lighting and are all completely new. This 3 star hotel in central rome has the added bonus of offering romantic accommodation at an exceptionally reasonable price, allowing you money to spend on special meals in local trattoria’s and restaurants. So why not contact Yes Hotel today to check their special offers for your trip, they would be more than happy to place a complimentary bottle of bubbly in your room to begin what is sure to be a fantastic break away.

Rugby In Rome – 6 nations tournament 2007

Rome is proud to host 3 matches in 2007 for the tournament 6 nations and as always it will surely prove to be a big success every time with fans flocking to the eternal city to participate in this highly enjoyable spectators sport.

RugbyWhat better way to enjoy the rugby than combining it with a fabulous weekend in the beautiful city of Rome. With so much to do you are guaranteed a fun packed time. Rome has plenty to offer for tourists and you may ask yourself if you have time to go to the rugby as well! Must do sights on the check list include the Vatican City boasting the largest catholic church and the famous Vatican museums with the splendid Sistine chapel, stop for an ice-cream at the Spanish Steps and don’t forget to throw a penny into the fountain of the Trevi to ensure that you will indeed return to this mesmerising city so steeped in art and history but very cosmopolitan at the same time. Rome is the perfect setting for your Rugby excursion and all that remains is to find the perfect rome accommodation for your trip…… Yes Hotel Rome is brand new, recently opened and offering the highest level of comfort and quality at a price that can’t be beaten. Located in the city centre Yes Hotel could not be better situated, close to the station area for easy access to and from airports as well as all the transport links to every corner of the city Yes Hotel is the perfect base. Rooms are warm and inviting and boast plasma televisions to ensure your comfort. Yes Hotel Rome looks forward to welcoming Rugby fans to Rome, so check online today for great rates for your rome city centre accommodation.

Fixtures

Matches are played at the Stadium Flaminio located in the north of the city centre. The stadium can be easily reached and from Yes Hotel in Rome all you need to do is take the metro line A from Termini Station 4 stops to Flaminio, from here you are actually only a 10 minute walk away from the stadium and many choose to walk up to the stadium savouring the atmosphere in the area but you can jump on a tram (no.225) which will take you closer. (4 stops for south side and 5 stops for north side).

Italy Vs France 3 February 2007 14:30 local time
Italy Vs Wales 10th March 2007 16:30 local time
Italy Vs Ireland 17th March 2007 14:30 local time

Rome will be kicking off the 2007 6 nations tournament by hosting th very first match of the tournament with Italy against France, not to be missed – find out abour accommodation in rome today to ensure that you will be there at Flaminio Stadium.
History

The sport for gentleman? Rugby has over the years become one of the most popular sports not just in Europe but worldwide, and Italy is slowly but surely becoming more and more recognised as a nation to watch out for. Founded in 1928 the Federation of Italian Rugby records the very first rugby match in Italy as being in 1910 with ‘Racing Club Parigi’ against ‘Srvette di Ginevra’ in Turin (the far north of Italy), shortly after in 1911 Italy itself played in their very first match with the Milanese team US Milanese against the French club Il Voiron. Since the beginning of the 19th Century Italy has Stadio Rugby 6 nation tournament 2007made steady progress until 1998 when the real breakthrough came and they were accepted into what was then the 5 nations transformng officially into the 6 nations in 2000. The beginning of Italy’s 6 nations appearances got off to a great start with the victory over Scotland, a challenging team, but unfortunately it was to be their only victory that year. Last year in 2006 was still not the great Italy that everyone was hoping for and although they closed their difference with Ireland from a loss in 2005 of 28 – 1 to their loss in 2006 26 – 16!, the great victories that the Italian fans hoped for unfortunately did not materialise…however 2007 is a new year and never to be under estimated the ‘Azzurri’ hope for better results, so why not make the worthwhile trip to Rome for an unforgettable weekend.

Rome accommodation doesn’t get much better than the newly opened Yes Hotel combining quality and comfort with a great location and affordable price. Check availability today to stay in Rome’s brand new Yes Hotel.