Events in Rome

STEVE MCCURRY’S GAZE… AND BEYOND

STEVE MCCURRY’S GAZE… AND BEYOND

Steve McCurry is no doubt one of the most representative figures in contemporary photography. His works appeared on the covers of a number of books and magazines worldwide. During his long career he  published more than a dozen volumes and exposed his images in solo and group exhibitions around the world.
McCurry starts his life in a suburb of Philadelphia (USA) in 1950 and studies cinematography at Pennsylvania State University before starting to work for a local newspaper. After years as a freelance, he travels to India and explores it far and wide. After crossing the border with Pakistan, he gets to know a group of Afghan refugees who do enter illegally in Afghanistan. It’s 1985, and it’s when he will have the chance to take one of the most iconic pictures of this century.
Since then, McCurry continues to describe the world through his photographs, ranging from the theme of conflict to that of cultures and traditions in danger, always focusing on these with a human gaze rich of empathy.
The exhibit has on display one-hundred-fifty works of his: side by side to those classical, worldy renowned masterpieces, one will find his most recent portraits, several not published anywhere else before. He challenges the viewer to follow his itinerary, recently made of “an unusual search, moving beyond the gaze, through doors and windows to describe space and light, to overcome pain and fear”.
“Steve McCurry. Beyond the Gaze” is at Teatro 1 in Cinecittà, the famous film studios. To go there just catch metro line A and get off at the namesake stop. The exhibit is open from 9:30 am to 7pm every day but Tuesdays.
Our staff at Yes Hotel will be glad to provide you with more info!

EVEN IF ETERNAL… ROME HAS A BIRTHDAY

EVEN IF ETERNAL… ROME HAS A BIRTHDAY

Rome is just about to celebrate the 2768th year after her birth. Public events will take place starting from April 19th, having their peak on April 21st: this is the date that, according to first century historian Marcus Terentius Varro, should be taken as the actual foundation day by Romulus in 753 BC.
The tradition to celebrate the fact goes back to the Roman age of course; after many-century interruption, it was rivived in 1870.
A number of performAnces are scheduled, most of them by Gruppo Storico Romano, a society which has been looking after faithful historical reenactments (battles, plays, ceremonies, dances) for the past twenty years.
To begin with, on April 19 a parade of 2,000 customed “Romans” will reach Circo Massimo at 11am, after a fire-lighting ceremony fixed there likewise at 10.00am.
But it’s rigorously on April 21st, at 4pm, that the Tracciato del solco will be performed, i.e. the trench-digging ritual with which Romulus founded the city, legend says.
It’s not over yet. Mayor Ignazio Marino announced a couple of special surprises, such as the powering on of the Forum’s new lighting design by Oscar-winning director of photography Vittorio Storaro and, last but not least, an event to be enjoyed with augmented reality glasses.
Yes Hotel will be glad to celebrate Rome’s birthday together with its guests: contact us for more details!

ROMA… COMICS, GAMES & TANTO ALTRO!

ROMA… COMICS, GAMES & TANTO ALTRO!

La prima parte di ROMICS 2015 sta per sbarcare a Roma! Dal 9 al 12 aprile (ci sarà un secondo appuntamento in ottobre) appassionati di fumetti, cosplays, animazione, games, musica e cinema da tutta Italia avranno ragione di riunirsi alla Fiera di Roma per un evento che raccoglie grandi matite e appuntamenti imperdibili.
Il programma completo della quattro giorni è consultabile sul sito ufficiale, ma per darvi un’idea ve ne elenchiamo le sezioni principali:
ROMICS Movie, il grande cinema con i protagonisti più amati
ROMICS Games, nuovissimo padiglione con videogame, giochi di ruolo e di strategia
ROMICS Castelli Animati, dove convoglieranno eccellenze internazionali dagli studi di cinema di animazione
– eventi e contest di vario genere come la gara cosplay; la selezione ufficiale per il Campionato Karaoke WKG, in collaborazione con il Giappone; il ROMICS Song Contest; il K-Pop Kontest; e il ROMICS Gran Galà del Doppiaggio
– e infine il ROMICS Kids & Junior, tutto dedicato a bambini e ragazzi.
Romics 9-12 aprile 2015 sarà aperto dalle 10:00 alle 20.00. I biglietti saranno in vendita anche in forma di abbonamento a due, tre o tutte e quattro le giornate.
Per indicazioni sul trasporto urbano disponibile per raggiungere la Fiera di Roma da Termini (autobus o treno urbano) non esitate a contattarci: Yes Hotel!

RUN TO ROME AND ENJOY A SUNDAY PLENTY OF BENEFITS!

RUN TO ROME AND ENJOY A SUNDAY PLENTY OF BENEFITS!

Spring is just around the corner… as so it is Rome Marathon 2015: on March 22 people in Rome will enjoy the both! As just four days are left before this International run competition, we will sum up some good points that partecipants might want to know:
MARATHON VILLAGE: a large expo at the Palazzo dei Congressi (EUR area) it’s where the race competitors (and those taking part to the non-competitive RomaFun) can collect their BIB numbers and “the race package”, or just give a look at what’s new in terms of gudgets and professional products
ROME MARATHON AFTER PARTY: yes, there’ll be an after party! It’ll be held at Nur Bar, in Via del Teatro Valle 19 (in the heart of Rome). It’s of course on Sunday 22 March and you can enter from 6.30 pm till late at night. Admission: € 10,00 for Rome Marathon and RomaFun 5k partecipants (bring your medal or bib number!) & friends. Includes buffet and first drink. Free entry for children under 14. Food is served until 10:00 pm.
FREE TRANSPORT: underground, trams and buses will be free on the race day for all marathon and RomaFun partecipants: just keep your bib number visible.
SHOWER SERVICE: there’s the chance to take a shower for free after the marathon, as several facilities will be open to runners: Stadio Delle Terme Di Caracalla “Nando Martellini” Viale Guido Bacelli, 14 (near Metro B Circo Massimo) – timetable: 11.45 am – 5 pm Impianto Sportivo Comunale Uisp “Fulvio Bernardini” Viale dell’Acqua Marcia, 51 (near Metro B Ponte Mammolo) – timetable: 12 pm – 6 pm Due Ponti Sporting Club Via Dei Due Ponti, 48 – Timetable: 12 Pm – 6 Pm Forum Roma Sport Center Via Cornelia, 49 – timetable: 12 pm – 6 pm. Once again, just show your bib number at the entrance.
ART CARD: the Art Marathon Card gives the right to a discount on the cost of the entrance ticket. You can find the full list of museums and archaeological sites is on Rome’s museums website. Validity: March 19 – 24, 2015. You will find the card inside your bib envelope.
Stay at Yes Hotel duting the Marathon weekend: we are at walking distance from the transport hub in the city center!

LOVE & LIFE ACCORDING TO MARC CHAGALL

LOVE & LIFE ACCORDING TO MARC CHAGALL

March Chagall and his personal experience in life and love will be soon on exhibit in Rome. A co-operation between the Eternal City and Jerusalem indeed is bringing to Italy 150 woks of art by the Jewish painter, who was born in Russia in 1887 and settled down in France, where he died in 1985.
The whole exhibition is about the strong relationship between Chagall and Bella Rosenfeld, who was not only his wife but also his artistic muse. All the paintings, drawings and prints that visitors will have the chance to admire from March 16 to July 26 are reflections of the artist’s experience and cultural background. Deeply rooted in him is the Jewish culture, which is embodied by basically ever-present characters in his paintings: the goat, an allegory of hope and confidence; the hut, reminiscent of the celebration of the feast after the Exodus; the donkey, tied to the different moments of the Bible; the fiddler figure who uses to attend the major Jewish religious holidays.
“Marc Chagall. Love and life” is goint to be at Chiostro del Bramante, at short walking distance from Piazza Navona. It will be open on a daily base: from Monday to Friday 10am – 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday 10am – 9 pm. Tickets: maximum € 13.
Don’t hesitate to contact us at Yes Hotel should you be interested in more info about current exhibitions in Rome!

MATISSE: ARABESQUE FASCINATION AT SCUDERIE DEL QUIRINALE

MATISSE: ARABESQUE FASCINATION AT SCUDERIE DEL QUIRINALE

From now until June 21st, Scuderie del Quirinale (the prestigious building opposite to the abode of the President of the Republic) host a drizzling new exhibition dedicated to the works of Henri Matisse. Common ground of the paintings on display is the characteristic arabesque motif which is part of a number of Matisse’s works of art, the fascination for geometric designs and graphic undulations deriving from the encounter the author had with the Oriental culture during his journeys, as well as from the International lively milieu of 19th-20th century France.  Paintings have come to Rome from some of the major museums in the world, such as Tate, MET, MoMa, Puškin, Ermitage, Pompidou, Orangerie, Philadelphia, Washington.
Ticktes range from € 6 to € 12. Opening time: Sunday to Thursday 10:00am to 8:00pm; Friday and Saturday 10:00am to 10:30pm.
Scuderie del Quirinale are easily connected by bus to Termini station: ask our staff at Yes Hotel for directions!

MARATONA DI ROMA: PRONTI, PARTENZA, VIA!

MARATONA DI ROMA: PRONTI, PARTENZA, VIA!

Con oggi manca ufficialmente meno di un mese alla Maratona di Roma, l’evento di fama internazionale che, dato il numero di partecipanti, è considerato la manifestazione sportiva più grande d’Italia. La data è ormai nota: il 22 marzo, la prima domenica di primavera.
E mentre i preparativi fervono sempre di più, vi ricordiamo qui di seguito alcuni dettagli importanti. Chi desideri partecipare sappia che… è ancora in tempo!
– la Maratona partirà alle ore 8:50 da Via dei Fori Imperiali, che sarà anche il traguardo;
parallelamente alla corsa di 42 km si terrà un evento non competitivo aperto a tutti: la ROMAFUN Stracittadina, 5 km di camminata che inizieranno alle 9:10 sempre da Via dei Fori Imperiali (ma con punto di ritrovo in Via Cavour alle ore 8:00) e si concluderanno al Circo Massimo;
– date ultime per la registrazione: 5 marzo per la Maratona (per ulteriori informazioni consultare il sito ufficiale; 21 marzo per la Stracittadina (costo: € 8,00 inclusa la maglietta dell’evento);
– una settimana prima dell’evento sarà allestito il Villaggio della Maratona presso il Palazzo dei Congressi (zona EUR), la vetrina ufficiale della competizione (per ritirare pettorali, ecc.);
– il Villaggio della RomaFun attenderà invece i partecipanti al termine della competizione: si tratterà di uno spazio di ristoro, giochi e altri mini-eventi organizzati da diverse associazioni.
Yes Hotel sarà lieto di fornirvi ulteriori informazioni su questa grande festa internazionale che si terrà nella Capitale all’inizio della primavera!

QUIRINALE, CASA DEGLI ITALIANI

QUIRINALE, CASA DEGLI ITALIANI

1200 stanze e oltre 110.000 m²: Roma offrirà a breve un nuovo impareggiabile gioiello a visitatori e residenti, il palazzo del Quirinale. Com’è noto, il neo-eletto Presidente della Repubblica Sergio Mattarella ha disposto l’apertura giornaliera dello storico edificio, che diverrà effettiva dopo i tempi tecnici necessari per ridimensionare le aree attualmente occupate da uffici o utilizzate per eventi istituzionali, in modo da rendere accessibile al pubblico il maggior numero possibile di ambienti.
Il guadagno per gli amanti dell’arte e della storia è inestimabile. Questo palazzo del Cinquecento è la più grande residenza al mondo occupata da un capo di stato, e in generale costituisce il sesto edificio più esteso del pianeta. Ma il suo valore intrinseco sta soprattutto nel patrimonio che custodisce: libri antichi, arazzi, tappezzerie, mobili, dipinti, sculture, servizi di porcellana, carrozze storiche, lampadari all’interno di saloni che risalgono a fine Rinascimento, per non parlare di giardini e serre. L’occupazione del palazzo rispecchia dalla sua fondazione la storia del nostro Paese: vi hanno abitato trenta papi, quattro re d’Italia e dodici presidenti della Repubblica.
In attesa del nuovo riassetto, la struttura è visitabile solo di domenica con il consueto orario: 08:30 – 12:00. Chiusure nei prossimi mesi: 5 aprile – 31 maggio – 1° novembre – 20, 27 dicembre e durante il periodo estivo (28 giugno – 6 settembre).
Il Quirinale è facilmente raggiungibile da Yes Hotel con diverse linee di autobus: chiedete al nostro staff per maggiori dettagli!