Events in Rome

TWO MONTHS INDIE PERFORMATIVE ARTS: ROMA FRINGE FESTIVAL

TWO MONTHS INDIE PERFORMATIVE ARTS: ROMA FRINGE FESTIVAL

Rome Fringe Festival – since 2011 a most awaited event every Summer – is just around the corner. From May 29 to July 5 the gardens of Castel Sant’Angelo will be livened up more than ever by this festival entirely dedicated to independent theatre & performative arts.
Every day from 9am to 2 in the night the whole area will be popping with an explosion of non-stop shows, art exhbits, day & night markets, refreshment areas, wine & food tasting, workshops and kids activities. All is free but the shows, which €5 ticket will be paid directly to the given performing company. A considerable variety of performances are scheduled indeed, involving involving song theatre, comedy, drama, social theatre, dance, stand up, street art, clowning, puppet, poetry, literature.
The festival definitely has an international appeal: a number of foreign artists play their role in it.
The daily programme will follow this sketch:

  • from 9am to 4.30pm: market, summer camp for children by Arteficine, free events and gastronomy
  • from 6pm to 8.30pm: aperitif, concerts, food tasting and market
  • from 8.30pm onwards nine shows of any sort descrive above

From Yes Hotel, to go and enjoy the breeze nearby the Tiber river, at Castel Sant’Angelo gardens, you just need to catch bus #40 express or metro line A and get off at Lepanto!

THE (HIDDEN) GREAT BEAUTY

THE (HIDDEN) GREAT BEAUTY

Sunday May 24th will be a good day to explore Rome off the beaten track: in the frame of “Open Courtyards Rome” some of the most beautiful historical private palaces in the Eternal City will be open to public just for one day, disclosing their inner courtyards and gardens. The event is due to the Italian Association of Historical Houses (ADSI – Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane) and it is free of cost for visitors, who will be guided through these architectural treasures also by the properties’ owners. Opening time will be from 10 am to 7 pm. Here below a list of the sites:

Palazzo Attolico, Via di Parione 12
Palazzo Berardi Gugliemi, Via del Gesù 62
Palazzo Capizucchi, Piazza Campitelli 3
Palazzo Capponi Antonelli, Via Monserrato 34
Palazzo Cisterna, Via Giulia 163
Palazzo Costaguti, Piazza Mattei 10
Palazzo Grazioli, Via del Plebiscito 102
Palazzo Lante, Piazza dei Caprettari 70
Palazzo Malvezzi Campeggi, Via del Consolato 6
Palazzo Massimo Lancellotti, Piazza Navona 114
Palazzo Montoro, Via di Montoro 8
Palazzo Odescalchi, Piazza Santi Apostoli
Palazzo Pasolini dall’Onda, Piazza Cairoli 6
Palazzo Ruspoli, Via della Fontanella Borghese 56
Palazzo Sacchetti, Via Giulia 66
Palazzo Taverna, via di Monte Giordano 36
Palazzo Pamphilj, Ambasciata del Brasile, Piazza Navona 14

Our staff at Yes Hotel will be glad to provide you with more details!

ROSE PETALS RAINING INSIDE THE PANTHEON!

ROSE PETALS RAINING INSIDE THE PANTHEON!

This Sunday, 24th May 2015, a 2,000 years old religious feast will be celebrated in a spectacular way: thousands of red rose petals will be raining inside the Pantheon from the huge hole located in the centre of its ceiling – what makes of it possibly the greatest of architectural wonders in Rome.
This occurs on the occasion of Pentecoste, the Christian festivity falling every year on the 50th day after Easter and celebrating the descend of the Holy Spirit on heart after Jesus Christ’s sacrifice (whose blood the roses symbolise as well). The tradition of the red rose petals dates back to the time of the earliest Christian communities, who used to gather in in the Church of Santa Maria dei Martiri, better known today, indeed, as the Pantheon… a name which betrays the pagan origins of this magnific cult structure.
The mass will be starting at 10.30 am.
For further info and details on how to reach it from Termini station (easy by bus) ask our staff at Yes Hotel!

THE GOLDEN AGE OF ART: BAROQUE IN ROME

THE GOLDEN AGE OF ART: BAROQUE IN ROME

A majestic cultural event will be running in the Eternal City until July 26th: Baroque in Rome a “multi-venue” exhibition which traces rise and peaks of the art movement which still marks so neatly the Roman skyline.
The event counts in fact on several venues all over the city center, each of them offering its own contribution to give vistors an idea of what Baroque age meant to Rome.
Below the complete lists of places:

  • Museum of Rome (Palazzo Braschi): exhibition; “baroque parties”
  • St. Yves at the Sapienza: thematic tour; exhibition
  • Oratorio dei Filippini: thematic tour
  • Palazzo Colonna: guided tour
  • Palazzo di Propaganda Fide: thematic tour
  • Vatican Museums, Apostolic Palace and St. Peter’s basilica: a special itinerary about Bernini & the Vatican
  • Doria Pamphilj Gallery: thematic tour
  • Capitoline Museums: itinerary across the baroque masterpieces in the
  • National Gallery of Ancient Art (Palazzo Barberini): itinerary
  • Academy of Fine Arts: conference
  • Castel Sant’Angelo: thematic exhibition on the baroque fireworks
  • Fondazione Roma Museo – Palazzo Sciarra: conferences

Not just painting masterpieces will be on display, as conferences, concerts, workshops for both kids and adults, thematic tours and many more satellite events will be part of Baroque in Rome. For more details don’t hesitate to ask our staff at Yes Hotel!

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!