Sep
15
2014
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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.

Our Blogger: Joseph

May
06
2013
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Internazionali BNL 2013: The Greats of Tennis in Rome

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Tennis lovers in Rome are looking forward to the BNL Internazionale d’Italia.

The tournament is played on outdoor clay courts at the Foro Italico and brings to the Eternal City some of the most prominent figures of international tennis.

Roger Federer, for many the greatest tennis player ever, has confirmed his participation. It’s only fitting to have in Rome the man whose play was considered by David Foster Wallace a “religious experience”.

To get tickets and more details, visit the tournament’s official website. To find accomodation at the best rates, check our site!

Feb
19
2013
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TAXI IN ROME TIPS

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By following this simple tips you may have not a story to tell about a taxi driver that has left you with a wallet excessively empty.

Before taking a cab ask our staff about how much a fair price will be for the desired destination,  which helps you to avoid unpleasant situations.

It is true that our hotel is just around the corner from Termini Station, but also half a block from Piazza Indipendenza. The point is that from Termini you pay a supplement of  2 euros more, that you save instead from the stand at Indipendenza square.

There are two airports in Rome: Fiumicino and Ciampino. There is an official rate for taxis which is from our Hotel 48 euros to Fiumicino and 30 euros to Ciampino. This price applies for a maximum of four persons and four bags.

Any trip to the historic centre should show up as Tariffa 1 on the meter. Tariffa 2 applies beyond the Grande Raccordo Annulare and it is charged at a higher rate. Make sure that the driver has set the right Tariffa while traveling to the Roman centre.

Rome taxi drivers prefer to use taxi stands. You might be able to flag a taxi down, but it is a rarer occurence than in most cities. Romans know they’ll find a taxi stand in all the major piazze.

Official cabs are white, have a taxi sign mounted on the roof, have an insignia on the driver’s door reading “Comune di Roma,” have an official number and a meter. You want an official cab. Do not use the touts at Termini Station.

The meter starts at different rates depending on the day and time, as it follows:

Monday –Saturday from 7am- 10pm the meter starts at €2,80

Sundays and Holidays the meter starts at €4,00

Night fares from 10pm-7am, the meter starts at €5,80

Supplement from Termini Station plus 2 euros.

* Each piece of luggage with the following dimensions cost (cm 35×25x50) €1,00 each..

If you feel you have been cheated by a taxi, the driver’s license number is written on a metal plate on the left door on the passenger side. Make sure you get a receipt or ricevuta and write down the name and number printed on the plate. In addition, you should also take note of which cab company you used .With this information, you can file a complaint with the cab company and should be able to receive reimbursement.

And remember that our staff will assist you with all the information you may need. See you soon.

MARCELO

Feb
10
2013
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Roma Against Juventus

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This is a very important match between two of the most important football teams in Italy.AS Roma and Juventus FC will play at the Olympic Stadium in the capital city.Roma – Juventus is something unique, a match with enormous charm!The occasion is the second round of the Italian Championship “Serie A”.

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Juve won the Italian Championship in 2012.Juve is continuing to head the rankings and dominate in Italy.Juventus won the first round with a resounding 4-1 at Juventus Stadium last September, and it is certain that the “Bianconeri”  will arrive at the Olympic Stadium to win again.But this time, Totti and his companions will play in front of their fans, and they will give their best to win.We will now see if the “Giallorossi” will be able to overturn the result of the first round and get thethree points. It will be a difficult but interesting match for Rome.

The Olimpic Stadium can be easily reached from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes taking the red subway line from Termini until the station Flaminio (direction Battistini) and then the tram 2. We hope you enjoy the game, and if you need hel with accomodation while in Rome, don’t forget to contact us to get the best rates in the Eternal City!

Details:
Stadio Olimpico , Roma.
Viale dello Stadio Olimpico, Roma
Saturday, February 16th,  8.45 P.M.
Giuseppe
Jan
05
2013
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Become a Gladiator in Rome!!!

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The most exciting experience, that will take you back in time not only to understand a very special aspect of daily life in Ancient Rome, but to feel it in a unique way. The Gladiator School in Rome run by the Gruppo Storico Romano (enthusiastic volunteers willing to tell you everything they know about Rome) provides this opportunity.

First a  history lesson: weapons, costumes and models from Ancient Rome. Then, the gladiator style warm up (dressed in a kind of toga) with belt, sandals and a wooden training sword called a ‘rudis’. The rest of the time at gladiator school is about learning different techniques of attack and defence using your wooden sword. When you’ve proved yourself with that, you’ll move on to use the ‘gladius’, the heavier sword which gave gladiators their name

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The activity is good for both adults and kids (thou for children over 6 years old). The price depends on the size of the group that makes the booking. The school is located at Via Appia Antica 18, which is just a short cab ride from the Coliseum and a wonderful complement to its visit.

I came to know about it for clients that tried it and found it the most interesting and funny! ( So now  I have to try it myself,  maybe I will see you there. Why not?)

MARCELO

Apr
26
2012
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The All Blacks

The All Blacks, New Zealand’s national rugby team, will play a test match against Italy in Rome on 17 November, according to the Italian Rugby Federation. The New Zealand men’s national rugby union team, known as the All Blacks, represent New Zealand in what is regarded as its national sport. The All Blacks are the Rugby world cup champions, the IRB’s current Team of the Year, the leading points scorers of all time and the only international rugby team with a record winning margin against every test nation they have played. The All Blacks have held the top ranking in the world for longer than all other countries combined and in over 100 years only five test rugby nations have ever beaten New Zealand.  All-Blacks-Rugby

It will be the first time that the All Blacks have played at the 72,000-seater Stadio Olimpico, as the last time Italy hosted the formidable squad from down under was in 2009. That game was played in Milan’s S. Siro stadium in front of 81,000 spectators, and the All Blacks won 20-6. The last time the All Blacks played in Rome was at Flaminio Stadium – currently no longer being used by the FIR – when they hammered the Italians 59-10 in 2004.

The champion team is known for performing the fearsome “haka” (a traditional M?ori challenge) before each international match. During their northern hemisphere tour, the All Blacks will play Scotland on 10 November, then Italy, Wales and England over the following Saturdays.

Italy plans to face Tonga on 10 November in Turin, and Australia on 24 November in Bologna.  

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

Joseph

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Apr
01
2012
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Eco Move Rent vi mette in moto a Roma

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C’è chi si prender solo vacanze: tempo per riposarsi e magari conoscere un nuovo posto, ma ci sono anche quelli che vogliono non solo conoscere un posto, ma anche viverlo e cogliere l’opportunità di fare qualcosa di diverso che gli aiuti a capire non soltanto il posto ma anche le persone che ci abitano.

Un’ottima opzione per coloro che cercano di vivere e non solo “visitare” Roma e noleggiare uno scotter ed esplorare la città alla maniera dei legendari protagonisti di “Vacanze Romane”: spostandosi a proprio piacimento per conoscere da vicino i percorsi della la Città Eterna e i suoi abitanti.
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Vicino alla Stazione Termini, a qualche isolato dallo Yes Hotel, troverete Eco Move Rent, che è in grado di soddisfare tutte le vostre richieste per quanto riguarda il trasporto di svago: da loro è possibilie noleggiare biciclette e scooter moderni e anche d’epoca. E’ possibile noleggiare tutti questi mezzi o anche prenotare dei tour nei quali una guida vi mostrerà la città abbordo di uno di questi leggendari veicoli. In effetti è anche disponibile un tour nel quale una guida vi mostrerà i vicoli di Roma su una Cinquecento, la leggendaria macchina che è anche un’icona della Roma della Dolce Vita.
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Per coloro che vogliono esplorare e vivere al massimo ciò che Roma ha da offrire, non c’è di meglio.
E’ possibile mettersi in contatto con Eco Move Rent attraverso il loro sito internet o tramite telefono (06.44704518).
Jan
16
2012
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S.S. Lazio – AC Milan

milan-lazio1The second round of “Serie A” 2011/2012 will start on Saturday, January 28th
and for the second day, the computer has given a super-challenge:
Lazio-Milan ( on Wednesday, February 1st )

For those seasoned football fans:
the Olympic Stadium Rome in Italy is the perfect venue to see this interesting football-match!
Don’t miss the opportunity to feel the atmosphere of a stunning football competition of AC Milan at the Olympic Stadium of Rome in Italy!

Last year at the first round at the stadium of “San Siro” in Milan the match ended 2-2, but now both teams will try to win, making the match more interesting.

milan-lazio_serie-aIf you want to be there at the Olympic Stadium in Rome to witness this world-class match, then what are you waiting for?
Make a reservation at Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes.
Staying with us you’ll get everything you need to enjoy the city.
Style, quality, great location and advice from our knowledgeable staff-
some of them are real soccer experts!

S.S. Lazio – AC Milan 01/02/2012
Venue: Olympic Stadium of Rome, Italy
Start: 08.45 pm

Tickets
Prices from 55 to 200 euro

Our blogger: Giuseppe

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