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!

OUTDOOR URBAN ART FESTIVAL: AN UNCONVENTIONAL ROME

OUTDOOR URBAN ART FESTIVAL: AN UNCONVENTIONAL ROME

Lady Aiko (strong of her cooperation with Banksy and Takashi Murakami) from Japan, Laurina Paperina from Italy, Faith47 from South Africa: 3 out of the 15 big street artists currently in Rome are women. Until 22 November the Eternal City gives room (literally!) to Outdoor Urban Street Art: an occasion to give new life to disused buildings in areas reputed out of the classical Roman itineraries. For 5 weeks, street artists gathered in Rome from 6 different nations will enhance an abandoned industrial site in San Lorenzo area (few steps away from the well-known Termini station): bright murals and fusion lights spread on 5m²“Moving forward” – such the title given to 2014 event – through an artistic itinerary which is in fact a physical, mental and emotional journey.
Venue: ex Dogana, via dello Scalo San Lorenzo 10 – San Lorenzo quarter (walking distance from Termini station).
Time: daily 12:00-22:00 until 22 November 2014
Yes Hotel offers you the perfect accommodation to easily reach this unconventional festival!

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!

TAKE A LEAP INTO SWING & JAZZ!

TAKE A LEAP INTO SWING & JAZZ!

For jazz lovers and for those who never miss the chance to pop in a ballroom: Rome Jazz Festival is back! Now come to its 38th edition, the festival has always attracted many international artists. This year on stage at Auditorium Parco della Musica the vocalist Dee Dee Dee Dee Bridgewater (Grammy award winner), the contemporary jazz pianists Jason Moran and Robert Glasper, the best “Gipsy Jazz” (also known as “Manouche”) guitarists in Europe, only to name a few.
Besides Auditorium Parco della Musica, Teatro Torlonia (just restored and opened to public), Teatro Quarticciolo and Teatro Tor Bella Monaca will host the musical and dance events, which are scheduled until 30 November.
2014 news: introduced a three-days dance workshop & final performance for lovers of swing out, inside turn, outside turn, Texas Tommy, Lindy circle, Charleston basic.
Entrance fee: €5-€25.
Stay at Yes Hotel for more info on the programme!

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

A WATER NYMPH OPENS 2014-2015 ROME’S OPERA HOUSE

Rome’s Opera House (Teatro dell’Opera di Roma) begins its 2014-2015 season with the lyric fairy tale “Rusalka”, by Antonin Dvorak.
Love, sacrifice and betrayal are combined in this story, which was inspired to its Czech authors by elements of Slavic folk culture. It equally shares a few details with “The Little Mermaid” by Hans Christian Andersen and “Undine” by Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué: the performance brings to life the story of a water nymph who falls in love with a human prince.
On stage on 27th November 2014 at Teatro Costanzi at 7 pm, tickets starting from €23.
Yes Hotel is strategically placed, being at only one metro stop distance from Teatro dell’Opera: contact us for tickets and accommodation.rusalka_0416

TUTANKHAMON COMES TO ROME!

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Egyptian Museum of Rome opens again after massive restoration, and does it in the most exciting way for either specialists and general public: on display “The Mysterious Discovery of Tutankhamon’s Tomb”.
A two-years exhibition dedicated to the treasures discovered at the beginning of XX century by British archaeologists inside the tomb of most famous Pharaoh of ever, Tutankhamon, who ruled Egypt from 1333 until 1323 BC.
On show 30 official replicas of the original pieces currently collected at Cairo’s museum: an exclusive chance to approach the world renowned golden mask, sarcophagus, jewels and many more pieces which were supposed to accompany the departed in his afterlife.
Timing & location: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm at Accademia Egizia (inside Villa Borghese).
Staying with us at Yes Hotel will allow you to reach the exhibition venue with just few metro stops!