Museums in Rome

VILLA TORLONIA: MUSSOLINI’S BUNKER & THE THEATRE ARE OPEN AGAIN

VILLA TORLONIA: MUSSOLINI’S BUNKER & THE THEATRE ARE OPEN AGAIN

For those interested in roaming around Rome a little bit off the beaten track, until 31 December 2014 Villa Torlonia will be worth a visit more than ever. The beautiful neo-classical & liberty structure which belonged to nobles Torlonia, and which was home to Mussolini and his family, just opened to visitors two more sections: the theatre and the bunker (built at the very beginning of the II World War). After long time restorations, the theatre will serve again as a collector of events such as plays and concerts. Beyond this, it will be accessible during the day as well, even if upon mandatory booking (which includes a guided tour as well). The same opening conditions are provided to visit the bunker.
Venue: Villa Torlonia, Via Nomentana 70.
Ask Yes Hotel’s staff for more details & reservations!

NORMAN ROCKWELL: THE AMERICAN “GOLDEN AGE” IN ROME

NORMAN ROCKWELL: THE AMERICAN “GOLDEN AGE” IN ROME

American Chronicles: the Art of Norman Rockwell” is the autumn event among Roman contemporary art exhibitions. On display paintings, documents, photographs and 323 original covers of the “Sunday Evening Post by the iconic painter & illustrator Norman Rockwell, who who caught in his works over 50 years of American history. He portrays the Golden Age of his country, in a time of social changes which in fact didn’t spare turmoil, such as that deriving from the huge economical crisis and race problems. Optimism and trust into state institutions and future are the dominant values emerging from the collection on show in Rome.
Venue: Fondazione Roma Museo, Palazzo Sciarra (next to Via del Corso).
Timing: Mon-Fri 9:00-18.00; Sat ore 9:00-12:00. Until February 2015.
From Hotel Yes you can reach Via del Corso & the exhibit location by a shor bus journey: ask our staff for more details!

LEONARDO DA VINCI INVENTIONS BECOME REAL!

LEONARDO DA VINCI INVENTIONS BECOME REAL!

Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome currently offers an exhibition dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci machineries: rather than an exhibit, a deep interactive experience for a true understanding of Leonardo da Vinci’s genius. About 50 full scale machines are on display: from flying machines to the bicycle and the hydraulic saw, projected by the Italian inventor ages before the modern devices to which we are used. Being the machines on show fully operational, visitors can touch them and they set them in motion. They are grouped into 5 sections based on four elements of nature (water, air, earth and fire), plus a pure “mechanism section.
The exhibition venure can be reached in 20 minutes bus journey from Termini station: ask Yes Hotel‘s staff for more info!

ROMAN HISTORY THROUGH THE GLADIATORS’ LIVES

ROMAN HISTORY THROUGH THE GLADIATORS’ LIVES

”To study how gladiators’ customs and equipments changed it means to study Roman society and the evolution of its military art”. Inspired by such a perspective curators of the ultimate exhibition on gladiators put on display more than 350 artefacts in the core of Rome: at Piazza Navona.
The reason for this location is quite simple: in place of the beautiful churches and fountains we nowadays observe, once upon a time there was a magnificent Roman stadium to host gladiators’ combats, known as Stadium of Domitian. The official shift from Colosseum as a traditional location for these public shows occurred when the Colosseum itself had to undergo renovation works already in the II century AC.
“Gladiators: Arms and armors in the Roman Empire” outlines the history of gladiators’ combat art from its origin – when the gladiator was just looked at as slave-warrior – to its latest times – when the gladiator raised to the status of a modern celebrity.
Venue: Museo dello Stadio di Domiziano, Piazza Navona.
Tickets from €6.
Yes Hotel has got direct connection to Piazza Navona through many bus lines: stay with us for a centrally placed accommodation!

FROM SECRET WALKWAYS TO FRIGHTFUL PRISONS: CASTEL SANT’ANGELO BY NIGHT

FROM SECRET WALKWAYS TO FRIGHTFUL PRISONS: CASTEL SANT’ANGELO BY NIGHT

Until 31 December Castel Sant’Angelo – the massive fortress built up in the Middle Age to ensure the Pope’s safety during invaders’ attacks – will surprise its visitors with a special opening schedule: every Friday night it will be accessible to public until 9pm.
This is not the only news though. Besides its museum, four of its sections usually restricted to public will be now open:
– the “Passetto”: a 800 m. long secret path connecting St. Peter’s Church to the castle itself;
Clement VII “stufetta”: unique example of Renaissance bathrooms;
– the prisons: many opponents of the Pope were imprisoned here in the past centuries;
– the garrisons’ mill: they open to visitors for the first time
Yes Hotel is efficiently connected to the Vatican by both buses and metro: don’t hesitate to contact us!

THE SISTINE CHAPEL IS BORN AGAIN

450 years since Michelangelo’s passing away. 20 years since Sistine Chapel’s complete restoration.
The Vatican commemorates these two events both occurring in 2014 introducing major innovations within one of the most admired works of art in the world: the Sistine Chapel.
A brand new lighting and air-conditioning system has been installed to guarantee the best visibility possible either in terms of hues and brightness of the frescoes. A sophisticated technique employing new video cameras will mantain constant temperature and humidity within the holy chapel, with a twofold benefit on visitors and paintings alike.
The Sistine Chapel is located within the Vatican Museums. It can be reached in a short time span by metro – line A: stay with us at Yes Hotel, we are at walking distance from the line A main station!164818738

M.C. Escher: the pleasure of paradox

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If the degree to which popular culture appropiates the works of an artist is any measure of merit, M.C. Escher is among the most relevant graphic artists of our time.

His work explores the nature of logical and visual paradoxes, anticipating some of the themes that have come to dominate our lives with the increasing importance of science and mathematics.

Now people visiting Rome will have the chance to admire the work of this prescient artist attending the exhibition to take place at the Chiostro del Bramante from September 20 to May 22, 2015.

Frida Khalo at the Scuderia dei Quirinale

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An exhibition that explores the whole of her artistic career. Pure masterpieces from public and private collections in Mexico, Europe and the United States. Self depiction is the central theme, with more than forty fabulous portraits, including: Self portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (for the first time in Italy).

Frida is the very symbol of an artistic avant-garde of Mexican culture in the 20th century. Always rebel, her works mix the most important cultural movements of her period: Revolutionary Pauperism, Stridentism, Surrealism and Magical Realism.

The exhibition hosts also works from other artists who were active during the period including of course her husband, Diego Rivera (Portrait of Natasha Gelman, 1943 and Nude, 1930 among others) and also Jose Clemente Orozco, Jose David Alfaro Siqueiros and Maria Izquierdo.

Scuderia dei Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio, 16 Roma

From 20th March until 31st August 2014

Ticket price: 12 euro

Times:  Su.- Thu 10.00-20.00, Fri- Sat 10.00-22.30 (from 20th March until 13th July)

Su – Thu 16.00-22.00, Fri- Sat 16.00-24.00 (from 14t July until 31st August)

Buses: 40, 60, 64, 70, 117, 170, H)

Metro: B stop Cavour, A stop Barberini.

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