Rome Travel Guide

MAURICE DENIS… COMING SOON TO ROME

MAURICE DENIS… COMING SOON TO ROME

Summer has just begun, and yet in many museums in Rome the forthcoming season of exhibitions has already being refined.
Right across the fresh and relaxing environment of Villa Borghese (the central park in Rome), for instance, the specialist team at the National Gallery of Modern has been working on Maurice Denis, dai Nabis a una Nuova Spiritualità (Maurice Denis, from the Nabis to a new spirituality), the new exciting art event scheduled from 20 November 2015 until 3 April 2016.
The exhibition will revisit, throughout one hundred works of his, the evolution of the French artist from a legendary post-impressionist avant-gard group which had named itself “Nabis” (Hebrew word for “prophet”, with reference to the new forms of expressions created by this artistic group), to the “Ateliers d’Art Sacré”, that on the other side attempted to reconcile the Church institution with the modern civilization.
Maurice Denis stands against any  sort of art aiming at sacrificing the emotions to conventional patterns; consistently, he is as against the “dead prose” of realism. He is a promoter of  living poetry instead, where the personality of the artist is the only crucial issue during the creative process: “What really creates a work of art is the power and the will of the artist” and “anything necessary to a paint well has to be sincere.’’
From Yes Hotel just catch metro line A and get off at Flaminio. From there either bus #910 or tram 19 will take you right opposite the National Gallery of Modern Art!

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!

NATURE, FOOD & FASHION DESIGN ALTOGETHER FOR A BRAND NEW EXHIBIT

NATURE, FOOD & FASHION DESIGN ALTOGETHER FOR A BRAND NEW EXHIBIT

Rome is celebrating in a new charming way the theme of nutrion, main subject at EXPO MILANO 2015, combined to one of the best known facets of Made in Italy, that is to say fashion design.
The brand new exhibit at the Trajan’s Market is focused indeed on the transposition of the link “nature & food” on embroidery, textures, dresses and accessories.
The Elegance of Food. Tales about Food & Fashion is therefore a journey through yesterday and today’s haute couture garments by means of photographs, holograms, video mapping and visual-art following the four basic elements: Water, Air, Earth and Fire.
The exhibit is open daily until November 1st, 2015, from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm.
Our staff at Yes Hotel will be glad to provide you with more details!

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!

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!

INTERNAZIONALI DI TENNIS DI ROMA 2015: LESS THAN ONE MONTH TO GO!

INTERNAZIONALI DI TENNIS DI ROMA 2015: LESS THAN ONE MONTH TO GO!

Less than one month is left to one of the most renowned tennis tournaments in the world: Internazionali di Tennis di Roma. The current edition (i.e. number 72) will take place from May 9 to 17, as usual in the prestigious backdrop of Foro Italico. All the most important tennis players will be joining it: Nadal, Djokovic, Federer, Murray, Raonic, Nishikori from the men side; Flavia Pennetta, Sara Errani, Roberta Vinci, Camila Giorgi, Francesca Schiavone and Karin Knapp on the female side. Both men and women’s competitions will be played simultaneously on the same days.
Among the news related to this edition, the two thousands new seats available at Stadio Nicola Pietrangli and Grand Stand arena, where the matches will be played.
Tickets are still available starting from €20 approximately.
To get mor info about where to buy them and how to reach Foro Italico from Termini station just ask our staff at Yes Hotel!