Eating and Drinking in Rome



No less than Christmas time, Easter brings to Italian tables a huge variety of homemade food, most of them predictably including bread & eggs.
But every region has got its own peculiar tradition which is reflected in names, so according to where you are these days in Italy you will be served Easter pizza, or Easter focaccia, etc.
Those of you in Rome will make sure to enjoy the gargantuan Roman Easter breakfast, made of hard-boiled eggs, cheese, Easter pizza (a type of highly leavened pizza as tall as a panettone), a particular variety of salami called corallina (that in the past was produced exclusively during Easter time), and wine!
Don’t hesitate to ask our staff at Yes Hotel for recommendations on the best Easter breakfast in the area!



On the last Thursday of November it traditionally falls one of the most important public holidays in the USA: Thanksgiving Day. Despite its birth dates back Christian Protestant England, its American roots are conventionally identified with the harvest celebrations which would have been performed by the first Pilgrims in 1621 in the town of Plymouth. Since then, the meals cooked upon this festivity changed with time passing (at that stage, for instance, potatoes and sweet potatoes where not yet so regular in the English diet; sugar, requested by the cranberry sauce, was still too expensive, and pumpkin pie was suffering the lack of crust ingredients): today we have a menu where roasted turkey can’t be missing.
To embrace the spirit of its American visitors, Rome will be celebrating as well on 27 November 2014 with special arrangements in restaurants, pubs and places such as Palazzo Sciarra (where Norman Rockwell’s exhibit is on), and Cinecittà World (the biggest amusement park on Italian cinema industry). Ask Yes Hotel staff for full programme on events & venues!

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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Rum In Rome


If you are anything like us, you’ll agree that taking a moment to enoy a drink in good company is one of life’s greatest pleasures.

Noting beats a good drink with a good friend and when it comes to drinks Rum it’s up there with the most celebrated. Show Rum, the Italian Festival of Rum, will guide you through the history of the beverage and through to the ways it can be combined (with food, chocolate, cigars or coffee) to complex sensorial experiences.

Show Rum will take place 19 and 20 acotober 2014 at SET in Via Tirso 14. The venue can be easily reached from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes: from the station Termini take the bus 92 and get off at the stop “Buenos Aires”, then walk 250 meters.

Etruria Eco Festival 2012

9-19.8.2012 at 18.00

Etruria Eco Festival, not just music

EtruriaEcoFestival is an event, now in its sixth edition, which features musical and artistic events of national and international. The event has the ambitious goal to combine the artistic and cultural heritage through the promotion of all issues related to environmental protection and the protection of the territory.

Etruria Eco Festival is not only great music, dance and theater. This year for the first time is also 100% eco village with over 40 stands (Library, crafts, vintage clothing and eco-friendly, Tshirts, natural fabrics, ethnic products, bags, decorations, ecobigiotteria, solar cookers, systems for energy savings associations, and more cooperation). The Festival is in the beautiful park of Legnara of Cerveteri, a city of the Province of Rome.
The village is open daily at 18 and always FREE!


Here is more information about the schedule, artists and bands performing in Eco Festival

How to get there?

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The Legendary Dire Straits In Concert

Dire Straits in concert at The Place July 24, 2012 at 22.00
Pick Whiters, Phil Palmer Mel Collins and Dire Straits will meet on July 24 on the stage, after almost 20 years since the breakup of the band. The musicians will offer a resounding concept show” between original sounds and acoustic atmospheres, playing their songs that made rock history with the same energy and the same intensity when they were conceived.

The formation of Dire Straits Legends – the name of the project will then pick the battery Whiters, founder of Dire Straits with his brothers Knopfler and bassist John Illsley in 1977, Phil Palmer on guitar will be in Dire Straits between 1991 and 1995, among the most popular guitarists of all time on the international scene (Frank Zappa, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan), the wind will be the famous Mel Collins, flutist and saxophonist who has accompanied the band to the success of “Brothers in Arms , formerly of King Crimson and musician of Caravan, the Alan Parsons Project, The Rolling Stones and several other world-famous names. The training will be supplemented by three Italian musicians: Marco Caviglia, guitar and vocals, Primiano Di Biase, piano and Maurizio Meo, bass. direstraits

TICKETS 25€ concert at 22.00

DINNER + CONCERT 100€ RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION CALL I Dire Straits in concerto al The Place il 24 luglio 2012
392/9594568 OR 06/68307137


Yes Hotel Rome – Via Magenta, 15 – 00185 Rome, Italy
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Aventino Estate 2012

Aventino Summer 2012: July 16.07 – 30.07
Is another music festival to fill the long nights in Rome. Every evening, after 23.00 pm, the Terrace on the Aventino (Terrazza sull’Aventino), furnished with chairs, tables and umbrellas, will become a point of comfort from which to admire the wonderful view of Rome at night.

In the garden entrance, open from 19.00, the stands will be located also contain institutional information material on the event on the institution and the host. Program yet to be determined. The event will be held between 16 and 30 July.


Yes Hotel Rome – Via Magenta, 15 – 00185 Rome, Italy
Tel : +39 06 44363836 Fax : + 39 06 44363829

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Rome Vintage 2012

VINTAGE 2012 ROME – Rome Vintage is a festival that celebrates the cultural production of the ’70s and ’80s. Music, TV shows, cult films and theatrical performances are held at Park St. Sebastian in Rome. A special section is dedicated to all that is made ??in Italy. An oasis of alternating plays, music, booths, food and wine. Out for a lunch with the family, the mini roof with a flag, the true 70‘s rock, the hairstyles inflated, the skirts of chess, books and journalism assault, the comics page, vinyl records. All this and not only becomes Roma Vintage!vintage

Live & Dance:For the fourth edition of the event space dedicated to the show and disco is on two levels, creating two distinct situations, but with the ability to be experienced simultaneously, with an opening that will allow the development and the vision of different shows at the same time.
One section is devoted to concerts and dance evenings sponsored by the Artists’ Club, which confirms exceptional partner for this edition of the festival and the other is intended to accommodate all parties revival Saturday 70, 80 and 90.

Eat & Drink: The culinary side of the village is represented by restaurants, bistros and bars points. Inside the restaurant, The Sea of ??Rome, you can taste typical dishes of fish, which tradition has always been handed down with love and wit.
The hotel offers a pubsandwich shop, restaurants, Dolce Kosher Jewish cuisine with its Jewish, Little India (Indian cuisine), Red House (home cooking and bio km zero), the Bistro‘s Kino.
Sport Area:On Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 19.30 to 21:30, at the sports area set up inside the village in collaboration with CSAIN Lazio, you can practice many sports activities: Step, Aerobics, Gym Music, business-to-hand free. Furthermore, in collaboration with Rome Fight Team, Fiscam, Bold Boxing, Indomitable boxing lessons, prepugilistica, Thai boxing, K-1 Rules, and self defense for women.
Cinema Area:Every evening, by the Kino screenings, meetings, early Italian and foreign films undue or not seen. Since no one lives only cinema, the Kino has moved in the open area also his bistro, depending on every night from 20 midnight (and up to 2-3 for those who want to keep drinking). Each evening of dining always overseen by the new chef Marco Tombolini and his team.
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