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Villa Borghese and the “Temple of Asclepius”

One of the must visit places in Rome that combines nature, pleasure, history and physical excercise. You can spent a lot of hours walking, drinking coffee etc. You can ride your bike and enjoy! The Villa is a great place to cycle around and the cafe’s are definitely worth stopping at while taking in the scenery. It’d also be a great place for a picnic, however, there’s not a whole lot else to keep you entertained. It’s only a short walk from the Spagna metro station and the Spanish Steps though so it’s definitely worth stopping at if you’re in the area.

The lake is circled by the walking path “Viale del Lago,” but you won’t be able to miss the centerpiece – “Temple of Asclepius.” Asclepius  was the Greek god of medicine and healing – exactly what your legs will need after all this time exploring Rome & Italy!IMG_6694

From Piazza del Popolo ­- The wide open Piazza is very popular with Romans as well as tourists, for its beautiful statuary and Egyptian obelisk. To the east of the Piazza is the massive Borghese Gardens, a quiet green spot among the big city hustle and bustle. This park is great for strolling, jogging, etc, and I believe you can rent a bicycle to ride around on. On the east side of the park is the most excellent Villa Borghese, a prime site to view art, especially, in my opinion, sculpture. There is no lack of magnificent art in Rome, but don’t miss this place.

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Modigliani and his band of damned artists in Rome


Paris, beginning of the 20th century. Many of the revolutions that are going to change our understanding of the world and ourselves are being planned here. The first battles in the front of art are fought by a little group of broke bohemian painters that gather at Montparnasse and make ends meet selling paintings to a certain Jonas Netter, a shy businessman with an eye for art, deep pockets, and a soft spot for that band of outsiders that paint what most people then consider monstrosities.

Many of those monstrosities will become artistic treasures, specially those by Utrillo and the Italian Modigliani, whose stylized portraits are among the most iconic works of art of the 20th century. Netter, on the other hand, will be known to posterity only through his protégées. More, however, than most of his less farsighted contemporaries can say.

The Netter collection, that includes works by Modigliani, Utrillo, Chaim Soutine and other “damned” artists will be on display at the Palazzo Cipolla, Via del Corso 320, from November 14 to April 6, 2014. The Museum can be easily reached from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes with the bus 64 from the Station Termini (Stop Piazza Venezia).

Six Nations 2014

Six_Nations_Championship.svgScotland and England will jet into Rome for the 2014 Rugby Six Nations tournament to face the Italian team at home.

The Azzurri will want to improve last year’s performance wen they finished in the 4th place, under England, France and Ireland. This year will see them take to their home ground 2 times. The first home game sees the Scottish travel to the capital on Sunday February 22nd. Then England will visit the Eternal City on March 15th.

England, will try by all means to  win again the tournament as they did for the last time on 2011. The Irish could be among the tournament’s favourites, and maintain a ruthless record against Italy.  Scotland will try to improve the third place obtained last year and Wales will be looking to renew its championship.

The matches will take place at the Stadio Olimpico that can be easily reached from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes: just take the red subway line and get off at the station Flaminio, then take the tram 2 across the street until the last stop.

Rome: Conclave to Elect New Pope Starts Today


Today, cardinals from all around the world will meet in Rome to elect a new leader for the catholic church.

According to the Italian media there are a couple of strong names, namely cardinal Scola from Milano and cardinal Scherer from Sao Paolo but none of them seems to be able to get the 77 votes that are necessary to reach the majority of the preferences. Specialists do not expect a quick decision but it’s almost certain that the new pope will be elected before the week ends, probably on Sunday, a possibility that the city council has already contemplated, making arrangements to move the annual city marathonf from the morning to the evening in case Sunday turns out to be the big day.

Tonight rains in Rome and there is in the air a feel of anticipation while the eyes and cameras of the world turn to the Sistine chapel waiting for the white smoke signal that will open the next chapter in the history of catholicism.

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il concerto di raf roma 2013

Raf, or better raffaele Riefoli is one of the most famous Italian singers. The singer began his splendid career in 1983 with the track self control. In 1988 was an unforgettable year for the singer where he participated for the first time at the festival san remo with one of his most beautiful songs, “inevitabile follia”. The nineties have been a period of great success for the Italian singer recorded songs where still widely listened to by all kinds of people. The most famous are Cosa resterà degli anni Ottanta, Ti pretendo, Stai con me, Infinito,Due, Battito animale and many many others..Raf worked as well with other italian singer like Eros ramazzotti and Laura pausini.

Raf returns to perform live on the stage of the most important theaters in Italy with his “Le ragioni del cuore” that will take him on February 2 at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome.
The concert will again present in key electro-pop of his greatest successes as well as the new hit “Le ragioni del cuore” enclosed eponymous album.

During the live Raf resurface some of his most famous hits new arrangements synthetic clothes and electronic equipment. This back to the future, starting from the sounds of the 80s to the present.

Where: Auditorium parco della Musica, Viale Pietro de Coubertin

When: 02 February2013 21.00PM

For ticket info call 06/8024128


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Etruscans: Mystery and legends

etruscan The National Museum of Villa Giulia is a place in Rome where you can discover the fascinating civilization of the Etruscans.The history of this ancient lost people it is still full of mystery and legends.

The greek mythology tells us about the domination of Etruscans pirates  in the Mediterranean Sea.They  established colonies on Corsica, Sardinia and perhaps even Spain and also founded cities in Tuscany( Viterbo, Tarquinia)and Capua (nearby Naples), at the time the last step of the Appian Way.

Nowadays the museum, once a papal palace shelters a priceless colection of art from the mysterious Etruscans. Known for their sophisticated art and design, they left a legacy of sarcophagi, bronze sculptures, terra-cotta vases and jewerly.

If you have time for only the masterpieces just look for the remarkable 6th century B.C. Apollo from Veio.The other two widely acclaimed statues here are Dea con Bambino(Godess with a Baby) and a greatly mutilated but still powerful Hercules.

Final, one of the most important Etruscan art treasures is the bride and bridegroom coffin, maybe one of the most romantic and iconic images of the ancient world.

Our hotels,Yes Hotel and Hotel Des Artistes are in perfect location! Stay with us to enjoy  your summer holiday and learn more about the Etruscans!


The placebo’s concert

The PLACEBO, Brian Molko (vocals, guitar), Stefan Olsdal (bass) and Steve Forrest (drums), the trio’s recent history of British rock, arrives at “Rock in Rome” at the Hippodrome Capannelle to give a unique and sensational live alternative rock.


The band is known for his diverse musical style: Brian and friends ranging from post-grunge to Britpop, and punk rock to get to the electronic contamination (which can be seen especially in the last album).

With fifteen years of history behind it, six studio albums released and 11 millions copies sold worldwide, PLACEBO have achieved global success that makes them come right in rock history. The trio is always productive and continues to churn out new ideas and brilliant with this year in the studio to record their seventh album.


With their sixth studio album, “Battle For The Sun, the  group had reached the top of the European Billboard chart placing in position 1 ^ in 10 countries and over 20 in the Top 5. On the 02 of August the band will perform at their concert here in Rome. The price for the ticket is €40,25 at Ippodromo delle capannelle.


Don’t miss this unique experience! Our hotel gives you the best accomodation in Rome.




DanteLa Divina Comedia is considered a masterpiece of world literature and a milestone of culture in Italy. It is divided into three parts: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.

Its author,  Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is known as the Supreme Poet and is also called the Father of the Italian language.

From this epic poem was born the Dante Live Project, a multimedia concert for piano played by two performers. The musical performance includes reading recited passages from the work and images of some famous artists  like Delacroix and Doré.

The event is under the Honorary presidence of Maestro Ennio Moricone (composer of some of the most wonderful film music, theatre and radio).The show will be performed at St Andrew’s Church located  about half way between Piazza della Republica and Palazzo dell Quirinale, near Hotel Des Artistes and Yes Hotel.

Don’t miss this unique experience! Our hotel gives you the best accomodation in Rome. Please leave a comment if you enjoyed the concert!

WHERE: St Andrew’s Church in Via XX Settembre, 7 Rome (Barberini Metro station)

WHEN: Saturday 24th March  at 6.30 pm

TICKET PRICE: 10 euros

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The Borghese Gallery retrieves its trasures


One of the most important art galleries in Rome,Galleria Borghese houses part of the Borghese collection of paintings ,sculptures and antiquities.

The museum is located  inside a suggestive landscape garden,Villa borghese,the largest park in Rome after Villa Doria Pamphili and Villa Ada, surely the nearest to an ideal of eternal beautiness  as the number of buildings,museums, and attractions that it contains.Also in Villa borghese or nearby you will find the Galleria Nazionale d’arte moderna,Villa Giulia,Villa Medici,Casa del Cinema.

As regards the Galleria Borghese, here you can admire some of the most important creations by  Antonello da Messina,Giovanni Bellini, Raffaello,Tiziano,Correggio,Gian Lorenzo Bernini,Canova,Caravaggio.On my opinion, among all the famous  works that are inside its twenty rooms,some sculptures of  Bernini are worth to be seen for theirs dynamism and for the virtuosism,such as his Apollo and Dafne. If you are an art lover you must visit at least once in your life Galleria Borghese and from  december 2011 for three months  65


masterpieces given by Camillo Borghese to Napoleon in 1807 will return in Rome and be replaced inside the gallery. It’s an event not to be missed, and our hotel will be pleased to accomodate you in Rome!

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The Janiculum Hill

gianicolo_garibaldi2Janiculum, or Gianicolo in Italian, is the second highest hill in the contemporary city of Rome and separate from the famous seven hills of Rome. The Aurelian wall made it’s way up the Janiculum hill in order to include inside the walls of the city the water mills that were used to grind corn and make bread.

Locals often come here for a walk as the park provides a welcome escape from the hectic streets of the city. There are also some activities for children to enjoy here like an authentic puppet theatre.

Many tourists head here just to see the magnificently beautiful view of Rome from the top of the hill, however there are other interesting things atop this hill…..

The largest monument on the janiculum is the Garibaldi monument, an enormous equestrian statue of Giuseppe Garibaldi, honouring the italian patriot’s heroics on this hill in 1849.


Another monument can be found here, a formal arched memorial with the inscription ‘Roma o Morte’ (Rome or Death), honouring the other Italian patriots who died in the Italian independence wars between 1848 and 1870.

And one more magnificent thing to see is the Fontana dell’Acqua Paola, a monumental baroque fountain built in the early 17th century by pope Paul V.the fountain was built here to celebrate the reopening of an old roman acqeduct, originally created in 109 AD by emperor Trajan. The fountain was named after the pope.

This is one of the most beautiful and interesting places to visit in the eternal city and it is worth your time to take a look. To reach the Janiculum Hill from the center of the city, Hope you enjoy.

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