Parks and Villas in Rome

Villa D’Este, Tivoli


Popes or their families were involved in making expensive and impressive villas, works of art or monuments for power and family prestige, now these structures account to a great deal of income.

Villa D’Este is no different story, in-fact this is byproduct of Roman Catholic priests’ luxurious and competitive life style.

Pope Julius III elevated Cardinal Ippolito II D’Este, grandson of Pope Alexander VI, to governor of Tivoli (north east of Rome) in 1550.

As a result of his new assignment, the cardinal was given an old monastery. Not satisfied with the new office, Ippolito, called famous architects, engineers and painters of that time to change an unknown monastery to ‘gardening and water-play model’ across Europe.

In the process, Villa Adriana marbles and statues were dismantled by the orders of the cardinal to making his own villa better.

The late-Renaissance villa stayed on D’Este family until the 18th C. when Maria Beatrice (daughter of Ercole II D’Este) married Duke Ferdinand of Habsburg, and automatically the villa became a Habsburg property.

As other Roman villas fate, the D’Este fell in disrepair and was neglected till the Italian State bought and restored it after the end of first world war. It is now open to the public

Villa D’Este became UNESCO world Heritage Site in 2001.
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Monte Mario

montemarioMonte Mario is the highest hill in Rome. From the top of the hill there is an observatory place where you can see almost the whole Rome. There is also a restaurant and a bar, where you can have a dinner or drinks and watch the breathtaking views. The eastern part of the hill is a nature reserve. There you can walk around or go for a jogging or just relax in the beautiful nature.

You can take a taxi or use public transportation to Monte Mario: Go to stop TERMINI (MA-MB-FS) , Take line 40 (P.ZA PIA / CASTEL S. ANGELO) , get off at TRASPONTINA/CONCILIAZIONE, Take line 23 (CLODIO) 6 to 23 stops every 15 min. Get off at GIULIANA / GRAZIOLI LANTE , Walk about 800 meters

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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, T-shirts, 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 Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda” at the Baths of Caracalla

The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda at the Baths of Caracalla 10 to 15 July 2012.
It ‘s the second round with the summer season of opera. The Combat of Tancredi and Clorinda with music by Giorgio Battistelli by Claudio Monteverdi, directed by Mario Martone and direction of Erasmus Gaudiomonte, will be staged July 10 to 15 in the picturesque scenery of the Baths of Caracalla. A show that combines the classical world derived from Monteverdi to contemporary music Battistelli. A proposed construction at 19.00 in the light of day so enjoy it for the first time with a show, the Baths of Caracalla in one of his most evocative moments: the passing of the sunset.

You can book the tickets HERE

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Etruscans: Mystery and legends

etruscan The National Museum of Villa Giulia is a place in Rome where you can discover the fascinating civilization of the Etruscans.The history of this ancient lost people it is still full of mystery and legends.

The greek mythology tells us about the domination of Etruscans pirates  in the Mediterranean Sea.They  established colonies on Corsica, Sardinia and perhaps even Spain and also founded cities in Tuscany( Viterbo, Tarquinia)and Capua (nearby Naples), at the time the last step of the Appian Way.

Nowadays the museum, once a papal palace shelters a priceless colection of art from the mysterious Etruscans. Known for their sophisticated art and design, they left a legacy of sarcophagi, bronze sculptures, terra-cotta vases and jewerly.

If you have time for only the masterpieces just look for the remarkable 6th century B.C. Apollo from Veio.The other two widely acclaimed statues here are Dea con Bambino(Godess with a Baby) and a greatly mutilated but still powerful Hercules.

Final, one of the most important Etruscan art treasures is the bride and bridegroom coffin, maybe one of the most romantic and iconic images of the ancient world.

Our hotels,Yes Hotel and Hotel Des Artistes are in perfect location! Stay with us to enjoy  your summer holiday and learn more about the Etruscans!


A nice little evening walk in Rome

I started my evening walk from Ottaviano metro station. (Line A, direction battistini).  I wanted to see the city in a evening time with a beautiful lights around the buildings.ROMA-DI-NOTTE-34

It took about 10 minutes walking from metro station to San Pietro. San Pietro is very beautiful in the evening time. Every traveller must  see it! And in the evening time it’s not too crowded there. You can see all the statues and be amazed by the beauty of  the Vatican.

After San Pietro I headed to the Gianicolo. It takes about 30minutes to walk from San Pietro to Gianicolo. I was walking down a street called Viale delle mura aurelie: a very nice  green area with  little gardens and plantings. Finaly I arrived to the Gianicolo which is located up  in a hill, where you can see almost the whole city. It is one of the best locations in Rome for a breathtaking view of the innumerable domes and bell towers that pierce the skyline of the multi-hued architectural museum that is the Eternal City. I stood there for a while, enjoying the view and then I felt very hungry so I decided to go eat something.

800px-Piazza_santa_maria_in_trastevere_nightlifeThere’s no better place for dinner than Trastevere! After 10 minutes walk from Gianicolo I arrived to Trastevere.  The neighbourhood is easily recognizable by its narrow cobbled streets lined by medieval houses. At night, both natives and tourists alike flock to its many pubs and restaurants. I found a nice restaurant next to the Piazza Santa Maria. My first course was Bruschetta with olive oil and tomatoes,  a traditional italian antipasto. It consists of roasted bread with several choices of garnish. Molto buono! My second dish was pepper steak with cream sauce, potatoes and salad. So delicious! My stomach was full! Instead of dessert I ordered Limoncello. Limoncello is traditionally served chilled as an after-dinner digestivo.  Very good for your stomach after dinner!

For more juicy advice on what to do in Rome and specially to get the best rates for accommodation, check our website or contact us!

I recommend you to go these places to see and experience it yourself!!

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The Borghese Gallery retrieves its trasures


One of the most important art galleries in Rome,Galleria Borghese houses part of the Borghese collection of paintings ,sculptures and antiquities.

The museum is located  inside a suggestive landscape garden,Villa borghese,the largest park in Rome after Villa Doria Pamphili and Villa Ada, surely the nearest to an ideal of eternal beautiness  as the number of buildings,museums, and attractions that it contains.Also in Villa borghese or nearby you will find the Galleria Nazionale d’arte moderna,Villa Giulia,Villa Medici,Casa del Cinema.

As regards the Galleria Borghese, here you can admire some of the most important creations by  Antonello da Messina,Giovanni Bellini, Raffaello,Tiziano,Correggio,Gian Lorenzo Bernini,Canova,Caravaggio.On my opinion, among all the famous  works that are inside its twenty rooms,some sculptures of  Bernini are worth to be seen for theirs dynamism and for the virtuosism,such as his Apollo and Dafne. If you are an art lover you must visit at least once in your life Galleria Borghese and from  december 2011 for three months  65


masterpieces given by Camillo Borghese to Napoleon in 1807 will return in Rome and be replaced inside the gallery. It’s an event not to be missed, and our hotel will be pleased to accomodate you in Rome!

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Spring is in the air…..

Eventually there comes spring : the air is gently scented by flowers and fruit trees, the city of Rome is warmed up by the sun, all around everything takes on a different look.

Rome, my Rome in this period is magic, charming, unforgettable.

Everybody, once in their lives, must see this city during the spring when is not too cold and warmer enough to permit you to enjoy every single moment and make it last for ever in your mind’s eye.

I would like to suggest you something a bit different from the usual itinerary that most of the websites and agencies generally suggest to do once in Rome.



I want to talk about one part of Rome that more than often tourists don’t know: “villas” and parks.

This is a shame. Roma’s villas are beautiful and so relaxing, that it will be as if you were far from the noise and buzzing city !

Villa Pamphili is the largest roman park. Divided in 3 parts, palace and gardens, pinewood, estate, is the ideal place where to have an outdoor hamper.

Villa Mazzanti was built in the middle of Monte Mario park, and there you can take a stroll among luxuriant vegetation like laurels, holms-oaks, palms, pines, agaves.

Scipioni’s park is where you can admire the sepulchre of the Scipione’s family and the famous Pomponio Hylas columbarium with its fresco paintings dated as old as 1st century A.C.

The Colle Oppio’s park, located behind the Colosseum, with the ruins of Traiano’s bath has been forsaken during the middle age and later on during the modern time inserted in the “reserved monumental zone”.


At the Yes Hotel we breathe the same air with our special discount for the spring time. In fact 6 days stay can cost you less than 600 euros. Check here to see our Yes Hotel spring rates !

Our Central Yes hotel Rome is a 3 star hotel, of modern design, and only open since 2007.

You will have a comfortable room with breakfast included, all the facilities, charming design, central position within few minutes walking from Termini station but over all at your arrival you will find me Arianna and all my colleagues everybody happy to welcome you in this amazing city. Try us ! The staff will do their best to make your stay unforgettable.

Try also our other discounted Des Artistes Hotel in Rome for your Spring stay in Italy.

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