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Rome in April // The Essentials

Rome in April // The Essentials


April is the most beautiful time of year to visit Rome. 

The whole month is rich of events and the climate is perfect for walking around among the beauties and wonders of the eternal city. Of course,  lots of people will be around, but with a good timetable and  an early wake up call, you will be able to visit museums, archaeological sites and monuments with no stress!


Beyond this, the eternal city will host countless events

First of all, next  April 7 will run the XXV  Rome Marathon . The start is  at 8.30 am in Via dei Fori Imperiali between Largo Corrado Ricci and Via di San Pietro in Carcere. The race course of the marathon maintains  the fascination that characterizes  the 42 km of Rome

The  finish is in  Via dei Fori Imperiali  too, passing by the Arch of Constantine  and   turning  around the Colosseum
On April 13th there will be the second edition of the E-Prix in Rome, inside the Eur district. The route centres around the obelisk dedicated to Guglielmo Marconi and passes by the Palazzo della Civiltà e del Lavoro , known as the ‘Square Colosseum”. Then, the circuit passes close to the innovative Convention Center – La Nuvola, by Massimiliano Fuksas
The E-Prix in Rome will start at 7:00 am on 13 April with the opening of the gates to all participants. There are many activities on the track, with the official test and qualifying sessions of the Formula E.  The E-Prix in Rome will start at 16:00 instead

On April 14th  begins  the Holy week with Palm Sunday  Mass at St. Peter’s Square at 09.30 am. (tickets are required).

April 21st will be a special date.The liturgical events of Easter will mix with the anniversary of the  2772 years of  the Foundation of Rome. The Rome Foundation dates back to April 21st 753 AD and the “Gruppo Storico Romano” will celebrate this special birthday with a series of events from Thursday 18 April 2019 to Monday 22 April and the traditional parade at the Circus Maximus and in the Mercati di Traiano museum.

The Holy Week that  begins April the 14th  will continue with the Via Crucis at 9.15 pm  from Colosseum on Good Friday (no tickets are required) the celebration of Easter mass and  the Urbi et Orbi blessing on April 21st

Thursday 25 April is celebrate the Liberation Day of the fascism in  Italy and Wednesday 1 May is celebrated the Labor Day. A perfect opportunity for an extra bank holiday !!!!!
Book your nights at YES HOTEL ROME and take advantage of the beautiful weather to enjoy our beautiful terrace




dcbe5488c128bea712611503a38a578f_368854 Thanks to the initiative  #DomenicalMuseo over 480 museums, archaeological sites and monuments throughout Italy will be free for citizens and tourists

So next Epiphany in Rome will be an opportunity to discover more about art and history

Like every  first Sunday of the month, entrancy to galleries, archaeological excavations and mouments will be FREE. So don’t miss the opportunity to visit  the Colosseum Archaeological Park, the Baths of Caracalla, the Pantheon, Villa di Livia and the Ostia Antica Archaeological Park.

If you prefer doing something else, the Eternal city offers plenty of fun events. You can walk through the winter market of Piazza Navona,

You can attend the folkloristic  historical procession in  San Pietro Square  , where 1400 people in ancient costumes will parade in Via della Conciliazione and bring traditional symbolic gifts to Pope Francis,  following  tradition of the Three Wise Men

If you are looking for more ideas , our staff will provide you even more information !

We look forward to welcoming you at Yes Hotel Rome



Il piu grande nemico della conoscenza non è l’ignoranza, ma l’illusione di sapere, dice il fisico Stephen Hawking.
Intorno a questa considerazione ruota la decima edizione romana del Festival delle Scienze, ospitato dal 22 al 25 gennaio all’Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma. A prendere parola saranno alcuni tra i più importanti scienziati contemporanei, come il matematico di Oxford Marcus du Sautoy, e il nostro Carlo Rovelli, la cui attività è attualmente rivolta allo studio dei buchi neri.
“L’Ignoto” – questo il titolo della quattro giorni di lezioni e dibattiti aperti a tutti –, ovvero quel che ancora non si conosce, va ritenuto come spinta creatrice per eccellenza: per dirla con le parole del manifesto dell’evento: “Dobbiamo rispettare quindi ciò che non sappiamo e non solo, dobbiamo persino imparare a essere a nostro agio nell’incertezza. Il poeta John Keat la chiamava negative capability: l’essere capaci di restare nell’incertezza e nel dubbio, senza cercare frettolosamente fatti e ragioni e la indicava come strumento fondamentale per il progredire della conoscenza.”
Non perdetevi uno degli eventi filosofici e scientifici più intriganti dell’anno: lo staff di Yes Hotel sarà lieto di darvi ulteriori informazioni sul programma e la sede del festival!

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.

Our Blogger: Joseph

A Summer Under The Shadow Of The Colosseum

tajoPeople visiting Rome this summer can’t complain for lack of entertainment options. Besides the SoyLatino Festival, Rock in Roma,  Luglio Suona Bene at the Auditorium Parco della Musica and the New 900 Lab open-air club, visitors will be able to enjoy the festival All’Ombra del Colosseo (Under the Shadow of the Colosseum) that will take place at the enchanting Parco del Celio, located just beside the famous monument and a very nice place to visit on its own right.

The festival features mostly Italian comedians (in fact the motto this year is “Che Tajo””, Roman for “So funny!”) , so you might not be interested in the performances unless you have a pretty good grasp of Italian. However, the atmosphere will be worth it and besides, an open air restaurant and club has just been opened so you will be able to enjoy the evening through the universal languages of food and music!

The Parco del Celio is located almost literally under the shade of the Colosseum, a short subway ride away from Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel. The festival will run from June 30 to September 8, 2013.

The Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome

Auditorium_Parco_della_Musica,_cavea_(Rome)One of my favorite venues for Concerts in Rome is the Auditorium Parco della Musica. They present performers who represent the best of different music styles: classical music, jazz, latin music and electronic music as well.

But the Auditorium is an attraction well worth seeing by itself. It was designed by the famous Italian architect Renzo Piano and is structured in 3 beetle-shaped units that function as independent music halls. The complex includes also a bookshop, a bar and a restaurant, making it the ideal spot for a lovely evening before or after a concert.

To reach the Auditorium from Yes Hotel, take the red subway line from Termini and get off at the station Flaminio, from there take the tram 2 and get off at the station Apollodoro.
Enjoy the music and don’t fotget to write us to get the best rate for accommodation in Rome– don’t forget to claim your discount as a reader of our blog!

Florence and the Machine Visits Rome

-After a long internal struggle Ilaria brings you the nuts and bolts of the upcoming visit of the new British pop sensation, Florence and the Machine.

Our Blogger: Ilaria

florence-and-the-machineOne of the events more expected this summer in Rome is the concert of a talented and sensual English singer: her name is Florence Welch, playing with her band, “the machine”, she’s already been defined as heiress of Kate Bush, Siouxsie e Pj Harvey and very soon she has became the pop diva more appreciated and cuddled on the English stage , climbing the charts of half the world and conquering the Italian radios too with the single  You’ve got the love.

After staying at the very first position on the English charts and winning the  Brit Awards with the album  Lungs, there are rumors about a  collaboration of her with Thom York , the singer of Radiohead.

HThe band’s debut album is a very original work that doesn’t betray the best English tradition, being able anyway to  go beyond the definition of independent rock . This album was made inside a debunked synagogue with the help of  two among the most sought-after producers   : James Ford (already working for Klaxons and Arctic Monkeys) and Paul Epworth (Bloc Party).

When Florence was very young at school she was a “peculiar character”  who used to read Poe and Jack The Ripper, to listen to the Velvet Underground and make gothic drawings  ( so that her mates used to define her as “macabre” ) : a teenager’s past a little bit dark transformed into an absolutely bright present; Florence says “ I love singing, I love dancing, I love playing the drums. The fact that someone pays me for doing it, well is just incredible”.

Florence has also been chosen by the Blur to open their concert in London and Manchester in June 2009. The band’s Roman concert will take place at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica, located only a short bus trip away from Yes Hotel and Hotel Des Artistes.

In Short

When: July 22nd, 2010

Where: Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Viale Pierre De Coubertin, Rome

How to get there: From Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes,go to the Termini station and take the bus 910 or M (available only the days on which concerts take place)
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Elton John in Rome

Our Blogger: Angelo


September 19th and 20th at 2010 Elton John is going to offer two concerts at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. Sir Elton John will be companied by legendary drummer Ray Cooper at both concerts which starts at 20.30. The English musicians are going to perform some of the biggest hits of Sir Elton like Rocket Man, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Your Song, Daniel, Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me, Nikita and Elton Joh’s last ballad the Boy in the Red Shoes.


Legendary Sir Elton John as everybody knows him, was born in the London suburbs at 1947, has made a long and remarkable career, received numerous Grammy Awards and at least 250 million sold albums. During the years ’72 and ’96.

Ray Cooper has worked for example with the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Eric Clapton and many many other artists. He has played in many Elton John’s albums and last time they performed in concert together was in Russia at 1979.

The concert will be held at the Auditorium Parco Della Musica, one of the most modern music venues in Rome that can be easily reached from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes.

When: September 19th, and 20th, 2010
Where: Auditorium Parco Della Musica, Viale Pietro De Coubertin, Rome.
Ticket price: 50-200 Euro.
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Malika Ayane’s Italian soul in concert in Rome

Our Blogger: Rhodora

-Rhodora introduces you to Malika who will be performing soon in Rome; we hope she surprises you as se has surprised us all in Italy.

malika-ayane1Malika Ayane was born in Milan in 1984 to a Moroccan father and an Italian mother.

In 2006 Ferdinand Arnò decides to use her voice for Time Thief, music composed by himself  for the DTC advertising campaign, which begins in a symbiotic partnership, which in 2007 brings to Soul Waver, soundtrack to Saab’s advertising. Another television spot where we can find one of her songs is that of Barilla in 2009, whith its instrumental rendition of  I giardini dei salici.

The first single from the album is Feeling Better, that becomes a hit radio and allows Malika to  gain recognition all over the country.
In 2007, the singer meets Caterina Caselli that immediately sees in her an artist with an original style:  fresh and spicy.

Malika began working on his first recording project, released in the autumn of 2008 and is titled Malika Ayane. The first single from the album, Feeling Better, becomes immediatly a radio hit.

On 2009  Malika partecipates to the Sanremo Festival with Come Foglie (As tree leaves , lyrics and music by Giuliano Sangiorgi one the greatest Italian signers and part of the band Negaramaro) produced and arranged by Ferdinand Arnò.

On wesnesday 28th april 2010 at 9.00 p.m, Malika Ayane will meet her fans to treat them with her special brand of pop-soul on a concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica, one of the finest music venues in Rome .

The auditorium is located only minutes away (with a bus) from Hotel Des Artistes and Yes Hotel, the choice for all those trying to live Rome to its fullest!