MOTOR SHOW IN BOLOGNA & GATEWAY TO ROME!

MOTOR SHOW IN BOLOGNA & GATEWAY TO ROME!

From 6 to 14 December 2014 the city of Bologna hosts one of the biggest car events in the year: Bologna Motor Show, the international automobile exhibition which as usual collects the major exponents of car industry worldwide.
2014 edition will be more rich than ever, as partecipants will enjoy 9 days of test drives, track races, music&fun, technological innovations, interactive routes, and even outlets to buy your new automobile right on the spot.
Take advantage of this event to enjoy a bit of Rome as well: Rome and Bologna are connected by just 2 hours train journey. Don’t hesitate to contact us at Yes Hotel for any info on tickets and accommodations: we have special fares for weekend gateways!

“CINEMONDO” FILM FESTIVAL: SOUTH-EAST ASIA MOVIES IN ROME

“CINEMONDO” FILM FESTIVAL: SOUTH-EAST ASIA MOVIES IN ROME

Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam: “Cinemondo” international film festival‘s fourth edition celebrates South-East Asia this year. At Villa Medici (French Academy in Rome) from 27 November to 3 December 2014 there will be on show few works which, thanks to film festival such as this one, are getting more and more popular in Itay. A particular tribute will be given to cambodian director Rithy Panh’s “L’image manquante”, awarded at Cannes 2013 and Oscar 2014.
Spend an alternative evening in Rome: reach Villa Medici by metro line A, get off at Spagna… it’s just five minutes journey from Yes Hotel.

CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN ROME: WHERE & WHEN

CHRISTMAS MARKETS IN ROME: WHERE & WHEN

One month is left to Christmas and preparations for the major shopping time in the year are in full effect. While shops windows have been shining for some weeks already, enlightened by their lavish decorations, Christmas stands & proper markets are being set up all around the city these days.
Typically Italian Christmas markets usually include puppets, toys, sweets, but their backbone is always in the befane with their grooms (old witches chasing away bad luck) and in the nativity scenes (presepi). If you like them, don’t miss out the nativity scenes’ exposition at Sala del Bramante (in Piazza del Popolo, next to the Church of Santa Maria del Popolo): more than 200 presepi will be on display.
Below a short list of the main spots in Rome where you can give a look for your Christmas gifts:
– “Christmas market” at PIAZZA NAVONA: definitely the most traditional one. From 1 Dec to 6 Jan, 10am-1am. On the Epiphany day (January 6th) the Befana will distibute sweets and “coal” (edible & sweet of course!) to all kids in the square.
– “Christmas at Auditorium Parco della Musica“: market, ice-skating, play area, open daily from 6 Dec to 6 Jan.
– “Magic Christmas” at Parco Rainbow Magicland: Christmas market in the amusement park until 6 Jan.
If you are looking for an unconventional Christmas market where you can find old & new stuff:
Japanese Christmas market at via Casilina 713: on 14 and 21 Dec only, 10am-8pm.
Ask Yes Hotel staff for more suggestions!

AMERICAN THANKSGIVING DAY IN ROME

AMERICAN THANKSGIVING DAY IN ROME

On the last Thursday of November it traditionally falls one of the most important public holidays in the USA: Thanksgiving Day. Despite its birth dates back Christian Protestant England, its American roots are conventionally identified with the harvest celebrations which would have been performed by the first Pilgrims in 1621 in the town of Plymouth. Since then, the meals cooked upon this festivity changed with time passing (at that stage, for instance, potatoes and sweet potatoes where not yet so regular in the English diet; sugar, requested by the cranberry sauce, was still too expensive, and pumpkin pie was suffering the lack of crust ingredients): today we have a menu where roasted turkey can’t be missing.
To embrace the spirit of its American visitors, Rome will be celebrating as well on 27 November 2014 with special arrangements in restaurants, pubs and places such as Palazzo Sciarra (where Norman Rockwell’s exhibit is on), and Cinecittà World (the biggest amusement park on Italian cinema industry). Ask Yes Hotel staff for full programme on events & venues!

10 DECEMBER 2014, SIGN THE DATE: A.S. ROMA VS MANCHESTER CITY!

10 DECEMBER 2014, SIGN THE DATE: A.S. ROMA VS MANCHESTER CITY!

A little bit more than two weeks are left before one of the biggest matches of autumn season will light the Stadio Olimpico up one more time: A.S. ROMA VS MANCHESTER CITY. Rome’s away game on 30 September signed Totti’s consecration to history: with his goal at 38’ (which marked as well the tie-conclusion of the match) he became the oldest player ever scoring in the final stage of Champions League competition.
Manchester City ill certainly looking for revenge in Rome, on WEDNESDAY 30 DECEMBER 2014, 20:45.
Yes Hotel staff will provide with any information about tickets and public transport to attend the game!

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!

SPONSORED BY… THE POPE! ‘500-‘600 ITALIAN MASTERPIECES AT CASTEL SANT’ANGELO

SPONSORED BY… THE POPE! ‘500-‘600 ITALIAN MASTERPIECES AT CASTEL SANT’ANGELO

”Popes of hope: art and religion in Seventeeth century Rome” exhibit in Castel Sant’Angelo has been now extended until 11 January 2015.
It is much more than an exhibit in fact, it’s an event, for it was set up (still in spring 2014) in order to celebrate the first year after Pope Francis’ election. Thanks to this extension, any visitors at Castel Sant’Angelo will have the unique chance to admire some of the masterpieces of ‘500-‘600 Italian art: works by Caravaggio, Gian Lorenzo Bernini and Pietro da Cortona, only to name a few.
The exhibition aims at highlighting the intimate connection between art and catholic faith between 16th and 17th century, when the Popes gradually turned the arts into a vehicle to spread Christian religion.
Venue and timing: Castel Sant’Angelo Museum, Tue-Sun 9am-7pm.
Yes Hotel is located at walking distance from bus #40 stop, which takes right beside Castel Sant’Angelo: ask our staff for further info!