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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 !

 

How and where  to celebrate New Year in  Rome| Some tips

How and where to celebrate New Year in Rome| Some tips

When in Rome , just party like an Italian ! Here some suggestions of what you can do :)

 

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1 * Cenone (  New  Year’s Eve dinner)

One of the most common way to celebrate the New Year ‘s  Eve in Italy, is to have a plentiful dinner at home with family and  the beloved  ones

Traditional dishes that can’t be missed are Lentils and Cotechino ( pork sausages ). Both  Cotechino  and Lentils represent abundance since the Roman  times.

Eating  lentils the night of  New Year’s Eve symbolizes the wish of prosperity and fortune for the new year. This tradition comes  from the Romans, who used to donate a  leather bag  containing lentils, with the wish that they would be transformed into coins.

If you are a tourist , many restaurants offer a New Year’s menu, excellent in quality and tradition !

Just remember to book ahead.

 

2 * New Year’s Eve outdoor.

Another common way to celebrate New Year’s Eve is to party in the heart of the towns. Concerts and streets shows are organized everywhere  in  Italy, both in small villages and in big cities.

In Rome you will find 24 hours no-stop shows. Free theatre and dance performances with street artists all around the city center.

Along the Tiber there will be the greatest fun as well as around Circo Massimo and Coliseum area, where after midnight will perform the big Italian artist Vinicio Capossela !

At midnight you can watch the fabulous fireworks over the Coliseum. UNMISSABLE !

 

3* Disco Party  !

Still not tired? What about going dancing till dawn ?!

Here’ s a list of discos where you can dance all night long , but also book there a dinner!

Just remember to book and pay in advance

 

We wish you a joyful end of the Year and Great start of the new one!

For more infos visit us at Yes hotel Rome , our staff will be happy to assist you in every way!

 

 

 

 

A must-see : the Christmas Market of Piazza Navona

A must-see : the Christmas Market of Piazza Navona

The Christmas countdown has begun:  just 3 weeks left !

The good news is that finally , after 3 years, the classical   Christmas Market of  Piazza Navona  has reopened  December 2nd, and will last until January 6th.

You can’t miss it. It represents the Christmas spirit in Rome and you will find handmade  gadgets ,  little ideas  for Christmas gifts, decorations, clothes and any kind of sweets!

Once Piazza Navona was the  site of the local market, but in the middle of the 19th century  this last  was moved to Campo de’ Fiori,  and that of Piazza Navona became the ultimate  Christmas Market in Rome!

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How to reach it from Yes Hotel Rome ?

Very easily ! Just walk to the Termini  Station and from there take Bus Number 64 or Bus Number 40.

Stop at C.so Vittorio Emanuele/ Argentina. Just a  few minutes’ walk and you have  arrived !

Our staff will give you even more  tips , we wait for you !

Jewish Ghetto in Rome

Jewish Ghetto in Rome

The ghetto was projected to lock up and control the Jews minority  in 1555  by Pope Paul IV on 14th of July

The papal bull  imposed economic and freedom restrictions to the jews . This oppression continued for 315 years until its abolition in 1870 (reunification of Italy).

At present, the Ghetto has become an attractive area full of shops , bakeries and kosher restaurants, bakeries and shops.

Kosher “philosophy” is the basis of Jewish cuisine. Kosher is a set of rules, of religious nature and origins, on which is based the nutrition of Jews.

Absoloutely not to miss,  the artichokes cooked Jewish style (only in March).

Major tourist attractions in the ghetto are: Portico di Ottavia, Ponte Fabricio (originally called Jews’ Bridge), Jewish Museum of Rome, the Synagogue of Emancipation and Santa Maria della Pietà.

Largo 16 Ottobre 1943 is a square in remembrance to the suffering of the ghetto’s residents during the second world war and the nazi-fascist years.

The fascinating ghetto is located on the east of river Tiber, facing the Vatican. It is, easily accessible by buses and trams.

When  staying at Yes Hotel you can reach the Ghetto by bus n. 492 or bus n. 70 and stop at Torre Argentina

From there just walk a few minutes, you will enjoy !

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soweto Gospel Choir  in Rome || 17 novembre 2018

Soweto Gospel Choir in Rome || 17 novembre 2018

November 17, Soweto Gospel Choir  will perform  at the  Auditorium – Parco della Musica, the sophisticated modern theatre projected by Renzo Piano

Founded in 2002 and currently  led  by Beverly Bryer, Mazwe Shabalala and Mulalo Mulovhdzi, the Choir  inlcudes  the best vocal talents of  the churches and communities of Soweto , the big  suburb of Johannesburg.
Born to celebrate the uniqueness and power of African Gospel music, the amazing group is recognized as one of the most important  in the gospel music scene worldwide

The shows are  full of rhythm, energy and passion.
All  tours and performances  in the most important theaters have always bee n greeted with  endless ovations

Yes Hotel Rome  located on a quiet side street in the city center is perfect for a romantic getaway, a relaxing break or business trip!

Journeys through Ancient Rome // Extended to November 13.

Journeys through Ancient Rome // Extended to November 13.

The successful projects that  has attracted more than  100  thousand spectators will be extended till next November 13 .

Two projects tell the story of the Forum of Augustus and the Forum of Caesar starting from stones with the use of technology. The journey is accompanied by the voice of the italian  journalist Piero Angela and video reconstructions showing the places as they appeared in ancient Rome. The show inside the Forum of Caesar is itinerant. The access is near the  Trajan’s Column and crosses the Trajan’s ForumThen down the tunnel of the Fori Imperiali  you reach the Forum of Caesar  and  continue  till  the Roman Curia.

The ticket for a single show costs 15 euros,  while combined in the same evening or in two different evenings the visit of the Forum of Caesar and that at the Forum of August cost 25 euros . There are three replies (duration  40 minutes) inside the Forum of AugustusThe itinerant path of the Forum of Caesar instead consists of four stages, each lasting about 10 minutes.

First show:  7. 00 pm

Last show: 9.00 pm

Don’t miss the last call.

Travel Tips – HOW TO MOVE IN ROME

Travel Tips – HOW TO MOVE IN ROME

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Rome’s public transport net consists of three underground lines (A, B and B1, C), buses, trams and urban trains.

TICKETS
The same type of ticket is used for all transports:
BIT: € 1,50 valid for 100 minutes from the very first validation. Please note: no more than one journey per metro line is allowed
ROMA 24H: € 7,00 valid for 24 hours from the first validation. Unlimited journeys within the territory of the Municipality of Rome
ROMA 48H: € 12,50 valid for 48 hours from the first validation. Unlimited journeys within the territory of the Municipality of Rome
ROMA 72H: € 18,00 valid for 72 hours from the first validation. Unlimited journeys within the territory of the Municipality of Rome
CIS: € 24,00 valid for 7 days from the first validation, that is to say until midnight of the seventh day counting from its validation. Unlimited journeys within the territory of the Municipality of Rome

Where to buy them
– vending machines at each metro station- any tobacco shops  (T – Tabaccaio)
– most of newspaper stands

WORKING HOURS
METRO LINE A, B , B1 and C
From  5.30 am last to  11.30 pm. Friday and Saturday: until  1.30 am

Buses and trams: from 5.30 am to 11 pm
Afterwards nearly 20 night buses operate on the same roots.

TAXI
Licensed and authorized taxis are white, provided with “TAXI” black and yellow sign on the top of the car. Both the licence and the rate table are displayed on the seat backrest. Beware of those which do not satisfy any of these conditions.
Fixed fares are set for journeys to/from airports, inclusive of all extra charges.
From Fiumicino Airport to within the Aurelian Walls and vice versa: € 48.00
From Ciampino Airport to within the Aurelian Walls and vice versa: € 30.00
Please note that Hotel Des Artistes is located within the Aurelian walls, therefore our guests benefit from these special fares.

ROMA PASS
A convenient option to travel around Rome and visit her museums at cheaper prices is by using the Roma Pass

3 DAYS ROMA PASS – 36.00 €
• 2 museums: free entry to 2 museums and / or archaeological sites
• Discounts and reduced price ticketing for all the other museums
• Metro, buses & trams: illimited use of any public transports within the territory of the Municipality of Rome.Valid 3 days

48 HOURS ROMA PASS – 28.00 €
• 1 museum: free entry to 1 museum and / or archaeological sites
• Discounts and reduced price ticketing for all the other museums included in the list, as well as for events, exhibitions and tourist services
• Metro, buses & trams: illimited use of any public transports within the territory of the Municipality of Rome.Valid 48 hours

WHERE TO PURCHASE IT
– online (max 4 cards, method of payment: credit card Visa and Mastercard)
– at any of the museums and sites included in the Roma Pass
– at the Tourist Information Points

 

Remember: Yes Hotel Rome is close to Termini Station and to all public transportations points !

In case you prefer walking , we are at 30 minutes distance from all the major sites !

What about shopping in Rome ?

What about shopping in Rome ?

From major chains to small boutiques, here is where you can shop in Rome

CASTEL ROMANO DESIGNER OUTLET
It’s part of the British McArthurGlen  Designer Outlets and includes more than 140 boutiques located within a full-service setting where nothing is missing: children’s area, beauty center, tailoring service, car parking, cafes and restaurants, of course.
Discounts range from 30% to 70% all over the year, on all fashion design brands such as Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Michael Kors, as well as on casual labels like Diesel and Guess, and sport brands, starting from Adidas and Nike.
Opening hours: every day from 10 am to 9 pm.
Address: Castel Romano Designer Outlet, via Ponte di Piscina Cupa 64,
Castel Romano (Rome), Italy
How to get there: about 25 km from Rome city center. The Castel Romano roundtrip shuttle bus service runs everyday from/back to the city center of Rome, just nearby Hotel Des Artistes.Pick up and drop off on Via Marsala, 58 – Termini station
Departure: 9.30 am – 9.55 am – 11.30 am – 12.30 pm – 3.00 pm
Return: 10.45 am – 1.45 pm – 5.15 pm – 9.00 pm

VALMONTONE OUTLET
It offers more than 180 brand stores, with discounts from 30 to 70% year round, as well as a number of facilities and services, including play areas for kids, restaurants and cafes, helmet deposit for bike riders and umbrella rentals.
Opening hours: every day from 10 am to 9 pm.
Address: Valmontone Outlet, via della Pace
Pascolaro district, Valmontone (Rome), Italy
How to get there: about 50 km from Rome. Get on highway A1 direction Napoli; exit Valmontone.

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FLEA MARKETS

PORTA PORTESE
For over sixty years it’s the most popular flea market in Rome, where you will literally find anything you can think of: clothes, shoes, accessorizes, pieces of furniture, ethnic items and handicrafts, bycicles, paintings, LP, toys and any sort of antiquities. Given its size, we suggest you begin your visit as earliest as possible: this will allow you to visit it all (it might take up to 3 hours) and to have better chances to find great deals.
Opening time: just on Sundays 7 am – 1 pm
Address: piazza di Porta Portese, Rome, Italy

VIA SANNIO 
This is the must-visiting place if you are looking for vintage clothes. At the market stalls of via Sannio you will find any shade of jeans, shoes and t-shirts as well as theatrical customs, leather and suede jackets original from the ‘70s.Via Sannio’s market spreads just beside St. John Lateran’s Basilica, one of the most important churches in Rome: you can successfully combine here your leisure time and sightseeing agenda.
Opening time: from Monday to Friday 8 am – 2 pm. Saturday 8 am – 5 pm
Address: via Sannio, Rome, Italy
How to get there: from Termini station (stroll distance from Hotel Des Artistes), catch metro line A direction Anagnina and get off at San Giovanni stop.

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DOWNTOWN
There is something for all tastes in Rome city center, from high fashion and department stores to tiny handicraft boutiques… you just need to know where to go.
If you are looking for shoes and clothes nearby the historical hot spots, via del Corso (the lane connecting piazza del Popolo to piazza Venezia) teems with options to suit all budgets. Take also a visit to Galleria Colonna (nearby the Parliament) and let yourself be enchanted by its elegant architecture. The adjoining road via del Tritone is a must if you are interested in leather bags and accessorizes.Piazza di Spagna and its neighboring lanes (such as via dei Condotti and via Frattina) are the core area for all the high fashion designers stores: Bulgari, Valentino, Vuitton, Burberry, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, only to name a few. Following via del Corso style, there is via Nazionale (the lane starting from piazza della Repubblica, at stroll distance from Termini station): the realm of casual clothes,underwear and shoes shops.
Moving to the Vatican area, make of via Cola di Rienzo your reference point if you are looking for an Italian style classical and fashionable attire, whereas the little shops standard of via Ottaviano is a good alternative to via del Corso and via Nazionale

 

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How to Skip the line tickets in Rome

How to Skip the line tickets in Rome

Some hints….

If you stay in Rome just a few days and you don’t have time to waste in endless tickets lines, you may know there is a faster way to enter the Roman Majors sites as the VATICAN MUSEUMS and  COLOSSEUM

VATICAN MUSEUMS:

In order to skip the line at the ticket office, you can purchase your ticket on the official website of the Vatican Museums. Full payment is requested on line (ticket price + pre-booking fee € 4,00). With your voucher go straight to the ticket office (without queueing) just 30 minutes prior the beginning of the visit you have booked online, and collect you tickets.

Notes
– entry to both Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel is included in the same ticket- admission to St. Peter’s Basilica, as well as to any other Church, is always free.

 

GENERAL AUDIENCE ON WEDNESDAY
The General Audience held by the Pope takes place every Wednesday in St. Peter’s Square or inside the Paul VI Audience Hall, according to the weather conditions. It begin at 10.30 am.It is quite common on this occasion to see the Pope up close, but a ticket is required to attend the event. The ticket is totally free of charge and it is issued by the Prefecture of the Papal Household; it is necessary to pre-book it, which thing can be done by forwarding a specific request fairly in advance.The form can be downloaded from the official website:
http://www.vatican.va/various/prefettura/it/biglietti_it.html
You need to fill it up and provide the following details:- date of the General Audience- number of tickets requiered- name/group- mailing address- telephone and fax numberAfterwards you just have to print it and send it by fax to +39 06 6988 5863 (that belongs to Prefecture of the Papal Household, 00120 Vatican City State)

 

COLOSSEUM, PALATIN AND FORUM

The tickets for the Colosseum are also valid for the Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. There extist many online ticktets pages where you can buy tickets in adavance in order to skip the line, you can combine with Hop on Hop off Bus tours ord with the Roma Pass, so to make your journey even more exiting !

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Rome Welcomes Pope Francis

Il nuovo Papa Jorge Mario Bergoglio con il nome di Francesco I

So, we finally have a Pope.

The world was surprised to learn the election was so quick, but was even more surprised to learn that the new pope – who will go under the name Francesco, or Francis in English- was Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, who wasn’t included in any of the preliminary lists made by Vatican experts and probability whizzes at the gambling companies around the world. As the  Roman saying  goes, whoever enters the conclave as a pope, leaves as a cardinal.

With hindsight, the election of archbishop Bergoglio, who will become the first pope to arrive from outside Europe, is a smart one. An austere man who chose his papal name inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi, he is sure to bring warmth and vigour to the church he is called to lead, that without mentioning the immense reserve of devotion and support he will find in Latin America, where the majority of the population is catholic.

Next Sunday, Pope Francis will offer his first Angelus, the public blessing the pope offers every week at noon. It will be a great opportunity to be part of a historical event! If you need help with your accomodation in Rome, don’t hesitate to contact us, or check our website to get the  best rates in the Eternal City!