10 DECEMBER 2014, SIGN THE DATE: A.S. ROMA VS MANCHESTER CITY!

10 DECEMBER 2014, SIGN THE DATE: A.S. ROMA VS MANCHESTER CITY!

A little bit more than two weeks are left before one of the biggest matches of autumn season will light the Stadio Olimpico up one more time: A.S. ROMA VS MANCHESTER CITY. Rome’s away game on 30 September signed Totti’s consecration to history: with his goal at 38’ (which marked as well the tie-conclusion of the match) he became the oldest player ever scoring in the final stage of Champions League competition.
Manchester City ill certainly looking for revenge in Rome, on WEDNESDAY 30 DECEMBER 2014, 20:45.
Yes Hotel staff will provide with any information about tickets and public transport to attend the game!

VILLA TORLONIA: MUSSOLINI’S BUNKER & THE THEATRE ARE OPEN AGAIN

VILLA TORLONIA: MUSSOLINI’S BUNKER & THE THEATRE ARE OPEN AGAIN

For those interested in roaming around Rome a little bit off the beaten track, until 31 December 2014 Villa Torlonia will be worth a visit more than ever. The beautiful neo-classical & liberty structure which belonged to nobles Torlonia, and which was home to Mussolini and his family, just opened to visitors two more sections: the theatre and the bunker (built at the very beginning of the II World War). After long time restorations, the theatre will serve again as a collector of events such as plays and concerts. Beyond this, it will be accessible during the day as well, even if upon mandatory booking (which includes a guided tour as well). The same opening conditions are provided to visit the bunker.
Venue: Villa Torlonia, Via Nomentana 70.
Ask Yes Hotel’s staff for more details & reservations!

SPONSORED BY… THE POPE! ‘500-‘600 ITALIAN MASTERPIECES AT CASTEL SANT’ANGELO

SPONSORED BY… THE POPE! ‘500-‘600 ITALIAN MASTERPIECES AT CASTEL SANT’ANGELO

”Popes of hope: art and religion in Seventeeth century Rome” exhibit in Castel Sant’Angelo has been now extended until 11 January 2015.
It is much more than an exhibit in fact, it’s an event, for it was set up (still in spring 2014) in order to celebrate the first year after Pope Francis’ election. Thanks to this extension, any visitors at Castel Sant’Angelo will have the unique chance to admire some of the masterpieces of ‘500-‘600 Italian art: works by Caravaggio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Pietro da Cortona, only to name a few.
The exhibition aims at highlighting the intimate connection between art and catholic faith between 16th and 17th century, when the Popes gradually turned the arts into a vehicle to spread Christian religion.
Venue and timing: Castel Sant’Angelo Museum, Tue-Sun 9am-7pm.
Yes Hotel is located at walking distance from bus #40 stop, which takes right beside Castel Sant’Angelo: ask our staff for further info!

NORMAN ROCKWELL: THE AMERICAN “GOLDEN AGE” IN ROME

NORMAN ROCKWELL: THE AMERICAN “GOLDEN AGE” IN ROME

American Chronicles: the Art of Norman Rockwell” is the autumn event among Roman contemporary art exhibitions. On display paintings, documents, photographs and 323 original covers of the “Sunday Evening Post by the iconic painter & illustrator Norman Rockwell, who who caught in his works over 50 years of American history. He portrays the Golden Age of his country, in a time of social changes which in fact didn’t spare turmoil, such as that deriving from the huge economical crisis and race problems. Optimism and trust into state institutions and future are the dominant values emerging from the collection on show in Rome.
Venue: Fondazione Roma Museo, Palazzo Sciarra (next to Via del Corso).
Timing: Mon-Fri 9:00-18.00; Sat ore 9:00-12:00. Until February 2015.
From Hotel Yes you can reach Via del Corso & the exhibit location by a shor bus journey: ask our staff for more details!

LEONARDO DA VINCI INVENTIONS BECOME REAL!

LEONARDO DA VINCI INVENTIONS BECOME REAL!

Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome currently offers an exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci machineries: rather than an exhibit, a deep interactive experience for a true understanding of Leonardo da Vinci’s genius. About 50 full scale machines are on display: from flying machines to the bicycle and the hydraulic saw, projected by the Italian inventor ages before the modern devices to which we are used. Being the machines on show fully operational, visitors can touch them and they set them in motion. They are grouped into 5 sections based on four elements of nature (water, air, earth and fire), plus a pure “mechanism section.
The exhibition venure can be reached in 20 minutes bus journey from Termini station: ask Yes Hotel‘s staff for more info!

OUTDOOR URBAN ART FESTIVAL: AN UNCONVENTIONAL ROME

OUTDOOR URBAN ART FESTIVAL: AN UNCONVENTIONAL ROME

Lady Aiko (strong of her cooperation with Banksy and Takashi Murakami) from Japan, Laurina Paperina from Italy, Faith47 from South Africa: 3 out of the 15 big street artists currently in Rome are women. Until 22 November the Eternal City gives room (literally!) to Outdoor Urban Street Art: an occasion to give new life to disused buildings in areas reputed out of the classical Roman itineraries. For 5 weeks, street artists gathered in Rome from 6 different nations will enhance an abandoned industrial site in San Lorenzo area (few steps away from the well-known Termini station): bright murals and fusion lights spread on 5m²“Moving forward” – such the title given to 2014 event – through an artistic itinerary which is in fact a physical, mental and emotional journey.
Venue: ex Dogana, via dello Scalo San Lorenzo 10 – San Lorenzo quarter (walking distance from Termini station).
Time: daily 12:00-22:00 until 22 November 2014
Yes Hotel offers you the perfect accommodation to easily reach this unconventional festival!

ROMAN HISTORY THROUGH THE GLADIATORS’ LIVES

ROMAN HISTORY THROUGH THE GLADIATORS’ LIVES

”To study how gladiators’ customs and equipments changed it means to study Roman society and the evolution of its military art”. Inspired by such a perspective curators of the ultimate exhibition on gladiators put on display more than 350 artefacts in the core of Rome: at Piazza Navona.
The reason for this location is quite simple: in place of the beautiful churches and fountains we nowadays observe, once upon a time there was a magnificent Roman stadium to host gladiators’ combats, known as Stadium of Domitian. The official shift from Colosseum as a traditional location for these public shows occurred when the Colosseum itself had to undergo renovation works already in the II century AC.
“Gladiators: Arms and armors in the Roman Empire” outlines the history of gladiators’ combat art from its origin – when the gladiator was just looked at as slave-warrior – to its latest times – when the gladiator raised to the status of a modern celebrity.
Venue: Museo dello Stadio di Domiziano, Piazza Navona.
Tickets from €6.
Yes Hotel has got direct connection to Piazza Navona through many bus lines: stay with us for a centrally placed accommodation!

FROM SECRET WALKWAYS TO FRIGHTFUL PRISONS: CASTEL SANT’ANGELO BY NIGHT

FROM SECRET WALKWAYS TO FRIGHTFUL PRISONS: CASTEL SANT’ANGELO BY NIGHT

Until 31 December Castel Sant’Angelo – the massive fortress built up in the Middle Age to ensure the Pope’s safety during invaders’ attacks – will surprise its visitors with a special opening schedule: every Friday night it will be accessible to public until 9pm.
This is not the only news though. Besides its museum, four of its sections usually restricted to public will be now open:
– the “Passetto”: a 800 m. long secret path connecting St. Peter’s Church to the castle itself;
Clement VII “stufetta”: unique example of Renaissance bathrooms;
– the prisons: many opponents of the Pope were imprisoned here in the past centuries;
– the garrisons’ mill: they open to visitors for the first time
Yes Hotel is efficiently connected to the Vatican by both buses and metro: don’t hesitate to contact us!