Exhibitions in Rome

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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Vinoforum: Event for food and wine

1.6 – 6.6.2012 Vinoforum

Where: Flaminio (Metro A) Lungotevere Maresciallo Diaz

Price: Sunday – Thursday 16€ Open from 19.00-24.00 VINOFORUM-137

This is an event that promotes food and wine culture – including business, education and entertainment. Vinòforum 2012 is held, as usual, Tiber Marshal Diaz, in an exhibition space of 10,000 sqm en plein air, where they will present over 2500 labels in tasting the best Italian and international wine producers, culinary excellence, chefs and wineries. This ninth edition, after the success of every year in 2011 there were over 43 000 visitors puts even more emphasis on its protagonist: the wine.

In the exhibition the event will be hosted even a whole line of furniture and objects related to the consumption of wine from corkscrews to bottle, to a range of essential accessories to fully enjoy the precious night. L initiative is a collaboration between Vinòforum and vanishing point, a group of young designers who work with wood and handcrafted according to tradition.

The Capitoline Councillor for Productive Activities, Davide Bordoni said: Rome is proud to host the 2012 edition of Vinòforum, an event that confirms its ability to promote the culture and food and wine lovers and professionals involved in events level. This year I particularly appreciate the choice of the organizers to honor the Capital giving ample room for a Roman restaurant project from chef Cellars. Some of the best chefs will cook and great hostelries live and present their dishes paired with wines from the most important wineries. I think it’s a good idea to highlight two areas that give a lot to our city and our country: the catering, which in Rome is an important part of economic activities and the Capitoline wine that continues to garner awards and giving us so many important satisfactions .

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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!

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No room for squares: Piet Mondrian in Rome

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From next October and until January 29 2012, the Victoriano complex will be housing an exposition of Piet Mondrian, one of the greatest painters of the 20th century.
Even if you don’t know Mondrian by name, we are usure you have seen some designs inspired by his characteristic squares. This was Mondrian’s strategy to achieve a pure, non-representative art.
Mondrian was born in Holland and later in life emigrated to the United States where passed away in 1944, and his works are some of the most influential examples of modern art of the 20th century.
mondrian.car The Victoriano Complex is a short bus ride away (bus 40 from Termini) from Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel. Don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail or give us a phone call to get our best offer. You can use of course, our automatic booking system to check our availability