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Rome in April // The Essentials

Rome in April // The Essentials

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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

 

Rome marathon 2019 // Countdown to April 7.

Rome marathon 2019 // Countdown to April 7.

Less  than 2 weeks to the  XXV Acea Maratona Internazionale di Roma, scheduled for 7 April 2019,

Today march 25th is the last day to register to one of the most spectacular  marathon which has already  achieved  more that  10.000 registration requests

 

The race course of the marathon maintains  the fascination that h  characterizes  the 42 km of Rome
Departure  is fixed in Via dei Fori Imperiali, between Largo Corrado Ricci and Via di San Pietro in Carcere.

The  finish is in  Via dei Fori Imperiali  too, passing by the Arch of Constantine  and   turning  around the Colosseum

The race track will unfold  on Via Cristoforo Colombo , then continue on Viale Ostiense and the first part of Lungotevere.

At the 18th kilometre it will pass in Via Della Conciliazione with the view of St. Peter’s Basilica, then it will immerse in the Prati district to return to the Lungotevere,

From 34 ° km to the finish the most exciting part of the track, that is the historical center of the Eternal City, what makes the race course of the International Marathon of Rome unique in the world.

The departure of the marathon will happen at 8.30 and the time limit of 7 hours will ensure everyone to complete the 42.195 kilometers.

Regard  the Stracittadina, the non-competitive of 5 kilometres, the departure will always take place from Via dei Foro Imperiali, following that of the marathon and finishes inside the Circus Maximus.

Stay at Yes Hotel Rome and enjoy special our offers on the occasion of the Marathon booking in advance your nights in Rome


Here is the route of the marathon!

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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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! ! Happy Women’s day ! !

! ! Happy Women’s day ! !

The international women’s day is celebrated every year on March 8th.

The meaning of women’s day  refers to political, social and economic achievements of women and the fight against violence they suffered in history.
The history of the “ Women’s Day” dates back to the beginning of ‘900 to the tragedy that occurred on March 8th in 1908, in which women workers of the Cotton textile industry in New York, were killed by fire. The fire of 1908 was however confused with another fire in the same city, which occurred in 1911 when  146 victims were recorded, including many women.

Initially the “Woman’s Day“,  was set up to discuss over sexual discrimination and the right to vote.

At the end of 1908 the American Socialist Party decided to dedicate the last Sunday of February 1909 to the demonstration for the vote to women.

So, the first “Women’s Day” in the United States took place on February 23, 1909.
A couple of years later it was decided to follow the American initiative by setting up an international day dedicated to the rights of women. Initially this day was not the same in all countries

In  1944  in Italy the Woman’s day  was set on March 8 and that the symbol became the mimosa,a  seasonal and cheap flower.

Today the women’s party has lost its initial value.

While there are women’s organizations that continue to try to raise public awareness about the various issues affecting women – such as violence against women and the pay gap compared to men – many women consider this day as an opportunity to go out with friends, leaving husbands, companions and children at home

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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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RUGBY – SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

RUGBY – SIX NATIONS CHAMPIONSHIP 2019

 

Rugby’s Six Nations Championship will lead off the dance of  the sport events in Rome:

The Tournament  will begin on February 1 in France , with its first match in Rome on February 9: Italia v Wales
This traditional rugby tournament is a yearly event in Europe involving six teams: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales.

It is the successor of the several competitions played among the most important European teams at the end of the 19 Century.

Italy joined it in 2000 (till then it was named indeed Five Nations), thanks to the great results she gradually achieved since the Nineties.
Italy will play three home matches and two away matches. Below the schedule at Stadio Olimpico in Rome:
Saturday  9 February : ITALY vs WALES
Sunday 24  February: ITALY vs IRELAND
Saturday 16 March: ITALY vs FRANCE
Choose  YES HOTEL ROME for a gateway to Rome on those weekends: a special welcome is reserved to any rugby team fans!

Exhibitions in Rome || DREAM – ART MEETS DREAMS

Exhibitions in Rome || DREAM – ART MEETS DREAMS

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CLOISTER OF BRAMANTE | Via Arco della Pace, 5 – 00186 Rome
MONDAY to FRIDAY 10:00 am to 8:00 pm*
SAT – SUN 10:00 am to 9:00 pm*

Cost of ticket : 14 euros

With eyes open or closed dreams meet great contemporary art.

Magic, utopia, essence, enchantment and desires take shape in the exhibition Dream
Dream, meaning of exploration, knowledge and emotion, but also an expression of the deepest part of the human being

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Dreams guide viewers through a series of stages and steps, stops and re-starts: from confrontation with nature to identification in forms, from the evocation of personal and collective memories to the passage of time, from the sublimation of shadows to immersion total in light.

From 29 September 2018 to 5 May 2019 the Cloister Of Bramante invites the public to live this experience without equal. The Cloister is right behind Piazza Navona and easily reachable from YES HOTEL  ROME

Walk to the main Termini Station and from there take bus 64 or 40Express, they will stop you at a few steps from the magical location.

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

Liturgy of Christmas || Papal Mass in Rome

Liturgy of Christmas || Papal Mass in Rome

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Just a few  hours are left to  the Christmas celebrations  held  by Pope Francis.

At 9.30 pm, the Pontiff will start celebrating the Christmas Eve Mass inside the Papal Chapel

Tomorrow for Christmas, at 12.00 , the Pope will give the blessing “Urbi et Orbi” from the central lodge of San Pietro.

On Wednesday, December 26, the day of Saint Stephen Martyr,  the Pontiff will  recite the”Angelus prayer “ (Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariæ ) at 12.00 in St. Peter’s Square.

The liturgical celebrations will  continue until Sunday 6 January with the Mass of Epiphany, once again at 10.00 am in the Vatican Basilica, with the Angelus to follow.

YES HOTEL ROME  is in Termini area: just catch metro line A for few stops (get off at Ottaviano) or bus #40 up to its route end.

Last metro runs at 9.00 pm !

Public Transportation in Rome from Christmas to New Year’s Day

Public Transportation in Rome from Christmas to New Year’s Day

Here we are to give you some infos on metro, bus and railway transportation during the upcoming holidays.

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On Christmas Eve, the public service will stop for a few hours but it will be extraordinary prolonged  in the afternoon of December 25th so to ensure as much as possible the use of public  transportation to Romans and tourists during their holidays .

On the day of 24 December the service will end at 9 pm.

On December 25, the public service will be active from 8.30 am  to 1.00 pm and then again  from 4.00 pm to 9.00 pm.

On New Year’s Eve, the underground:  A,  B / B1  and C lines will be in service continuously from 5.30 am on 31 December 2018 to 3.30 am on January 1st 2019

On January the 1st, metro and busses  service  will start at 8.00 am and will proceed as usual on working days !

Yes Hotel Rome is in Termini area , the very best base form where  you can move around the city during the christmas holidays.

You can catch metro line A and  in  few stops you arrive  in the center of Rome ( Piazza di Spagna) or to the Vatican City ( get off at Ottaviano ).

You can also catch metro line B that takes you to Coliseum and  the fascinating atmosphere of the Roman Forum !

 

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