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ROME WEARS GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK!

ROME WEARS GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK!

St. Patrick’s Day means big news this year: for the first time the Eternal City will be part of the event promoted by Tourism Ireland and the Ireland embassy, the Global Greening! On this special occasion indeed the Colosseum will wear green lights, starting from tonight March 16th at 7.30 pm. Other 86 famous landmarks in the world will homage the most renowned Irish festivity: Niagara Falls, the Christ the Redeemer’s statue in Rio de Janeiro, the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, the London Eye and the Cibeles Fountain in Madrid only to name a few.
But it’s tomorrow, March 17th, that both the religious and wordly celebrations will take place: at 10 am at St. Patrick’s Church (via Boncompagni 31, metro stop Barberini) Cardinal Prosper Grech will officiate the Mass for Lá Fhéile Pádraig, while in the late morning the IrishFilmFesta will be officially launched in the presence of Irish authorities. The Festival (come to the 8th edition) will take place from March 26th to 29th at Casa del Cinema in Villa Borghese (metro sto Flaminio) and will showcase several films, short films and documentaries all rigorously made in Ireland, a special part being dedicate to works in Irish Gaelic language.
All day long both cheering Irish expats and Green Island lovers will be livening up the most popular pubs of the centre.
To get more suggestions about where to go on your St. Patrick’s Day in the Eternal City just contact our staff at Yes Hotel!

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.

Vatican Museums & Colosseum at night

If you want to see art at night the Vatican museums will return for the fourth year running on 4th May. This has by now become a fixed event in Rome’s spring and summer calendar. So, beginning on 4 May, the Vatican Museums will be open every Friday from 7.00 to 11.00 pm. The Night Openings will continue to 26 October (except for the period from 20 July to 31 August).

MUSEUM SECTORS OPEN TO VISITS: Egyptian Museum, Pio-Clementine Museum, Upper Galleries of the Vatican Museums, (Gallery of Tapestries and Candelabra, Hall of Maps),Raphael’s Rooms, Borgia Apartment (limited to Rooms I, III, IV, XIII, XXVIII), Collection of Modern Religious Art, Sistine Chapel.

This exclusive invitation to visit the Museums by night is addressed not only to all tourists, Italian and foreign, for whom the Vatican Museums are a “sanctuary of art and faith” – to use the words of the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI – but also and above all to all the Roman public, normally too busy to visit the Museums during the day.

Full price ticket € 15,00+€4,00 reservation fee                vatican476814538_292fd708df

Reduced price ticket € 8,00+€ 4,00 reservation fee 

Online booking is required! You can do the booking in HERE!

Colosseum night opening

Small groups of tourists, lead by an archaeologist, will walk through the monument, reaching the most important spots.It will be explained the history of the Colosseum, the “Nerone” exhibition and the hypogeum during the night opening.The end of the visit will lead to the arena: it will be possible to look at Colosseum underground rooms, to know their functioning and how they were employed during the games.

This amazing visit will be accompained by the light of a “private” moon, over the monument: the atmosphere recreated will be as close as possible to the full moon nights of the Ancient Empire.

 
Colosseum-at-night-1From 08.20 pm to 22.45 pm it will be possible to join a group guided tour to the Colosseum, the “Nerone” exhibition and to the hypogeum.

The reservation is compulsory and includes the entrance ticket and the guided tour. More Information about the ticket prices and tour dates you’ll find it HERE!


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