Monthly Archives: March 2007

Modern art in Rome: Trash people

If you’re staying in Rome during the last week of March, 21st-29th March, there will be an interesting and quite spectacular out-doors art exhibition to admire: the Trash people of Trash peopleHa Schult, an artist who from the 1970’s has continued to create art out of garbage. Schult’s Trash people have been touring the world’s major cities since 1996.

The artefact consists of 1000 natural sized human figures made of compressed garbage, such as cans, computer kay boards, card board boxes. The Trash people are meant to demonstrate in provocative tones how much we consume and throw away each and every day.

Trash people: art in RomeUntil now, the Trash people have already been exhibited for example in Xanten, in Paris, and in the Red Square of Moscow, and one exemplar of the artefact has even participated a space trip of the NASA! Now from 21st March they will be seen in Rome, in the magnificent Piazza del Popolo, Popolo Square in the city center bearing their message to yet another enthuastic public.

The venue of the exhibition, Piazza del Popolo, is located in the Rome centre, in the end of a famous shopping street (isn’t that irony…), and can be reached for example by the metroline A (stop Flaminio).

If you’re looking for accomodation in Rome or other information of things to do, places to see, guided tours etc., check this useful information site.

Roman Theatre

Here in the Eternal City thrives a vast array of theatre still providing the eternally classic entertainment as the performances once enjoyed by the ancestors of Italian culture. Theatrical plays, opera, and dance illuminate the stages of beautiful Roman theatre. After a typical day of walking the city and sight-seeing, an evening at the theatre seated in the surroundings of an elaborately decorated theatre will surely be a delightful experience. Some of the more frequented theatre in Rome are Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, Teatro Eliseo, Chiesa All Saints, and Teatro Politeama Brancaccio.

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The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma offers a variety of brilliant shows set in one of the most beautiful classic restored theatre, for a list of current operas click the link above. This theatre is also in collaboration with the school of dance, and therefore the students often organize unique performances. Ticket prices range from 17,00 to 130,00 euro with discounts for seniors, students, and groups. This theatre is a 5-minute stroll from the Yes Hotel.

theatreThe Teatro Eliseo is a special blend of theatre, art, and culture; also offering a cafè to quench your thirst while you are absorbing artistic beauty and perhaps listening to a bit of live music. This theatre is another one of the revived Roman theatre with an interesting history. The Eliseo group also sponsors many special events. One will certainly find something tantilizing to each particular taste by exploring their website. Located in the center of Rome, it is easy to arrive while you are comfortably lodging at the three star My Hotel.

The Chiesa All Saints specializes in opera and musical performances put on by the Italian Accadamy of Opera, for further information visit their website. This theatre is unique in that it was converted from a immaculate church and provides amazing accoustics. Therefore one may be breath-taken by the surroundings in addition to the elaborate costumes and talented musicians. Hotel Rome Des Artistes offers the convenience of making reservations for these shows.spettacolo

The Teatro Politeama Brancaccio is another popular theatre in Rome located in the center close to the Nice Hotel. This theatre offers a selection of plays somewhat more modern, fun, and light-hearted such as musicals, comedy, drama, and children fantasy.

For further information regarding accomodation and entertainment in Rome click here.

Concerts in Rome: George Michael in Rome July 21st!

George michaelGeorge Michael will be touring Europe this spring and summer. The megatour will start in Denmark, on the 18th of May, and the concert in Rome on July 21st will be the closure of the tour. This tour continues the “25 Live” of 2006 meant to promote the artist’s new disc “Twenty five” which reached the op of the English hit lists in last November!

George michael concert

The 2006 “25 Live” tour was George Michael’s first in 15 years. This long absence of the legendary singer from the spotlights was due to the artist’s phobia of the stages and of being in the center of attention, which, he now declares, he has managed to conquer, and promises that this summer’s tour will not remain the last.

The current tour will start in Aarhus, Denmark, will comprehend most central andGeorge Michael Rome 2007 eastern European countries and will extend as far as Iceland! In Italy Michael will do three concerts: in Padova on the 17th July, in Lucca on the 19th July, and last but not least, in Rome on the 21st July!

The Rome concert will take place on the Olympic Stadium as is fit for a world class star and a legend such as George Michael. To get your tickets for the event, you can use one of these links. Also be sure to book the best accomodation for your stay in Rome, such as the new and fabulous Yes Hotel in Rome center, the bed & breakfast Rome De’ Cappuccini near Via Veneto and “dolce vita”, or the popular Hotel Des Artistes in the Rome Termini station area.

Transportation in Rome

Rome Public Transport :Rome Airports, Rome Metro and Buses
In Rome Italy there are two international airports : “Ciampino� and “Fiumicino�.

Metro RomeCiampino is where most low cost companies fly to and from.It is situated 20 kms south east of Rome along the Appian Way and close to Castelgandolfo. You will be able to get to Termini station and your discount hotel Yes Hotel Rome easily by shuttle bus that leaves every 40 mins after a flight landing.

Fiumicino, also known as Leonardo Da Vinci, is the main Rome airport and is located by the seaside 35 kms north west of the city centre, close to Ostia Antica. You will reach Rome city centre in 30 mins by direct train that leaves from inside the airport.
Rome AirportsMetro (underground train)
In Rome the Metro is the fastest form of transportation around the city. The main Station in Rome for both Metro and Railway services is Termini. The railway platform has been in use since 1864.
The Termini Railway Station is situated in the centre of the city of Rome and is open from 4 am to 1 am
From termini station you are able to travel to any part of Italy.
To simplify things even more, there are only two lines in Rome, Line A (Red Line) and Line B (Blue Line)
Rome AirportsTermini is connected to both lines. Termini station is surrounded by many good value hotels such as My Hotel Rome which is only 10 minutes walk from the station. There is a Non-Stop train Service for the transport from Fiumicino Airport to Roma Termini and back.
Buses
For those who are new to Italy, you may find that the procedure may be a little different, especially those who are travelling from London. All journey tickets must be purchased prior boarding.
You must purchase a single or return ticket from a tobacconist or newsagent. Tickets cost as little as one Euro and are valid 75 minutes. If you stay over a few days then a weekly pass is advisable, and in order to make the most of Rome we suggest you get a Roma Pass so you can visit museums of your choice too.

Rome Vatican, the Sistine Chapel

Segnatura Raffaello

The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican one of the world’s most visited attractions based in Rome. The Chapel was built between 1475 to 1483, and its chapel was named after Pope Sixtus IV. The first Mass in the Sistine Chapel was celebrated on August 9, 1483.
The chapel meets the exact dimensions of the Temple of Solomon given in the Old Testament. The wall paintings around the chapel were executed by Pietro Perugino, Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Cosimo Rosselli, Luca Signorelli and their respective apprentices, which include Pinturicchio, Piero di Cosimo and Bartolomeo della Gatta.

 

Adam's creation
Situated here are some of the finest pieces of art the world has ever seen, by one of the world’s most redounded artists  : Michelangelo.
 In 1508 Pope Julius II asked Michelangelo to paint the ceiling, which he did and completed after four years.  Michelangelo was originally commissioned to paint only 12 figures, the Apostles. He turned down the commission because he saw himself as a sculptor, not a painter. The Pope offered to allow Michelangelo to paint biblical scenes of his own choice as a compromise. When the work was finished there were more than 300. His figures showed the creation, Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and the Great Flood.

 

 Giudizio Universale

 

 

The Sixtine Chapel is a must see  site  when  in Rome, and its location is in easy reach of our Yes Hotel Rome  , situated only a few minutes from Termini Station, which is the main station In Rome which connects to all the major sites.
The location of Yes Hotel Rome  gives the flexibility to any traveller, to access any of the major sites in Rome.