Foro Italico



Less than one month is left to one of the most renowned tennis tournaments in the world: Internazionali di Tennis di Roma. The current edition (i.e. number 72) will take place from May 9 to 17, as usual in the prestigious backdrop of Foro Italico. All the most important tennis players will be joining it: Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Murray, Raonic, Nishikori from the men side; Flavia Pennetta, Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Camila Giorgi, Francesca Schiavone and Karin Knapp on the female side. Both men and women’s competitions will be played simultaneously on the same days.
Among the news related to this edition, the two thousands new seats available at Stadio Nicola Pietrangli and Grand Stand arena, where the matches will be played.
Tickets are still available starting from €20 approximately.
To get mor info about where to buy them and how to reach Foro Italico from Termini station just ask our staff at Yes Hotel!



Già fervono i preparativi per i prestigiosi Internazionali di Tennis, che come da tradizione Roma ospiterà nell’incantevole cornice del Foro Italico a primavera, precisamente dal 9 al 17 maggio 2015.
Più che di preparativi logistici, in realtà si tratta dei tornei di pre-qualificazione che hanno già preso avvio in varie zone di Italia da qualche giorno. Sul modello dello Slam americano, infatti, la celebre competizione internazionale di Roma ha inaugurato dal 2011 una nuova tradizione: ovvero dare la possibilità a qualunque giocatore iscritto alla FIT, senza restrizioni legate al livello o alla classifica, di poter gareggiare sui campi rossi del Foro Italico affianco ai più grandi tennisti della scena internazionale.
I biglietti per il grande torneo di maggio sono già in vendita sui siti officiali, e partono circa da €17, a seconda della partita.
Gli Internazionali di Tennis rappresentano un’ottima occasione per visitare la Città Eterna sotto i raggi primaverili: Yes Hotel è sempre a vostra disposizione per ulteriori dettagli sul torneo e gli altri avvenimenti della Capitale!

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

Leonard Cohen in Rome


There are few singers as talented and enigmatic as Leonard Cohen and whose work keeps eliciting so much interest after a career that spans more tha 40 years.

Mr Cohen was already an accomplished poet when his first record, The Songs of Leonard Cohen, saw the light in 1967 and indeed his attitudes towards art and fame are more those of a writer or a mystic poet that those of a rockstar. A New Yorker’s recent review of one of his performances portrayed him as an elder sage, not singing but uttering words with a voice that told itself stories through timbre and emphasys only.

mr Cohen will be performing at the Centrale Live Foro Italico July 7, 2013 at 21:00 PM. To get there from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes,  take the Bus 910 from the station Termini and get off at the stop ” LGT THAON DI REVEL/FORO ITALICO”; then follow this map.

The Internazionali BNL:International Tennis in Rome

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Key Biscayne Tennis

The Internazionali BNL d’Italia is an annual tennis tournament held in Rome, Italy, the Masters Series event at the Foro Italico. Aside from the Grand Slams, this is the highest-ranking tennis competition in the world, attracting the best male and female tennis players. The men’s competition is one of the 9 phases of the ATP Masters1000 circuit, while the women’s is one of the main WTA circuit competitions. The two competitions are currently held in separate weeks in May. The tournament is played on clay courts.

The event was previously known as the Italian Open and changed to its current name in 2002. The Italian tennis championship was first held in 1930 in Milan, where it was held until 1934 before being moved to the Foro Italico in Rome in 1935. Now is the highest profile tennis event in Italy; every year tennis enthusiasts from all over the round flock to the Eternal City to assist to the tournament.

In 2007, the Italian bank BNL becomes the “title sponsor” of the tournament. BNL has always developed strong relationships with Italian sport and its main associations: it has been the bank partner of the CONI (the Italian National Olympic Committee) for 70 years.

The venue

The spectacular Foro Italico was constructed between 1928 and 1938 and is located on the bank of the River Tevere. It hosts numerous sports venues including the Stadio Olimpico, which hosted the 1960 Summer Olympics.


Mussolini built the sports centre to encourage young Italians to keep both bodies and mind fit. As such, the track and the tennis court were embellished with colossal marble sculptures of athletes who preside over all athletic efforts whilst showing off their fine physiques.

The event is more than just tennis – it is a total entertainment experience. High fashion, fine food, fabulous shopping and celebrity musical performances have made it one of the most glamorous stops on the ATP World Tour. To enjoy all of it don’t hesitate to make a reservation at Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes!

Tickets for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia go on sale on the Italian Tennis Federation website.

When: 24 April – 8 May, 2010
Where: Foro Italico (Viale dei Gladiatori, 31 – 00194 ROMA)
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