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!

80 METERS AURELIAN WALLS JUST DISCOVERED DURING EXCAVATIONS FOR THE NEW UNDERGROUND

80 METERS AURELIAN WALLS JUST DISCOVERED DURING EXCAVATIONS FOR THE NEW UNDERGROUND

Breaking news recently came from the excavation works for the third underground line of Rome: 80 meters Aurelian Walls (3rd AD) never seen before were uncovered few days ago in the area of St. John Lateran’s basilica (i.e. San Giovanni metro stop, where future line C will cross with line A).
Archaeologists defined it an astonishing discovery as it pertains to a section of the walls which was thought to be lost centuries ago, and for which no records exist in scientific literature.
They were found eleven arches, two towers, and even traces of medieval painting (those walls served indeed as shelters to hermits during the Middle Age), plus a complex hydraulic system of the modern era (Seventeenth century) and slits for archers with visible amendments after the invention of gunpowder. What striked scholars the most is the perfect conservation status of the structures, resting for centuries just below the present ground level and so preserving themselves from air pollution and the modern age other transformations.
That stretch of the Walls was certainly buried in the middle of the Eighteenth century, when the area radically changed due to the restoration of the majestic facade of St. John Lateran’s basilica, and the Walls – they used to think – collapsed or were torn down.
Now they won’t be buried again: works are in progress to bring them all to light and make them one of the newest attractive antiquities of the Eternal City
The archbasilica of St. John in the Lateran (one of the four in Rome) is just three metro stops away from Yes Hotel and it’s a must-see sight in Rome: ask our staff for more information!

 

PIZZA, EGGS, SALAMI: THE ITALIAN EASTER BREAKFAST

PIZZA, EGGS, SALAMI: THE ITALIAN EASTER BREAKFAST

No less than Christmas time, Easter brings to Italian tables a huge variety of homemade food, most of them predictably including bread & eggs.
But every region has got its own peculiar tradition which is reflected in names, so according to where you are these days in Italy you will be served Easter pizza, or Easter focaccia, etc.
Those of you in Rome will make sure to enjoy the gargantuan Roman Easter breakfast, made of hard-boiled eggs, cheese, Easter pizza (a type of highly leavened pizza as tall as a panettone), a particular variety of salami called corallina (that in the past was produced exclusively during Easter time), and wine!
Don’t hesitate to ask our staff at Yes Hotel for recommendations on the best Easter breakfast in the area!

ROMA… COMICS, GAMES & TANTO ALTRO!

ROMA… COMICS, GAMES & TANTO ALTRO!

La prima parte di ROMICS 2015 sta per sbarcare a Roma! Dal 9 al 12 aprile (ci sarà un secondo appuntamento in ottobre) appassionati di fumetti, cosplays, animazione, games, musica e cinema da tutta Italia avranno ragione di riunirsi alla Fiera di Roma per un evento che raccoglie grandi matite e appuntamenti imperdibili.
Il programma completo della quattro giorni è consultabile sul sito ufficiale, ma per darvi un’idea ve ne elenchiamo le sezioni principali:
ROMICS Movie, il grande cinema con i protagonisti più amati
ROMICS Games, nuovissimo padiglione con videogame, giochi di ruolo e di strategia
ROMICS Castelli Animati, dove convoglieranno eccellenze internazionali dagli studi di cinema di animazione
– eventi e contest di vario genere come la gara cosplay; la selezione ufficiale per il Campionato Karaoke WKG, in collaborazione con il Giappone; il ROMICS Song Contest; il K-Pop Kontest; e il ROMICS Gran Galà del Doppiaggio
– e infine il ROMICS Kids & Junior, tutto dedicato a bambini e ragazzi.
Romics 9-12 aprile 2015 sarà aperto dalle 10:00 alle 20.00. I biglietti saranno in vendita anche in forma di abbonamento a due, tre o tutte e quattro le giornate.
Per indicazioni sul trasporto urbano disponibile per raggiungere la Fiera di Roma da Termini (autobus o treno urbano) non esitate a contattarci: Yes Hotel!

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT EXPO TICKETS* (*BUT WERE AFRAID TO CHECK)

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT EXPO TICKETS* (*BUT WERE AFRAID TO CHECK)

Expo Milano 2015 is just about to begin, and while superb architectures are still being completed, 145 partecipant countries are looking forward to the opening celebrations on May 1, 2015.
Until October 31 million visitors will be attending events, debates, tours, conferences, exhibitions on the theme of food and nutrition shaped according to each and every country’s taste.
We thought it useful to give you here an orientation about the tickets:

WHERE: you have three options to purchase your ticket.
1) From the official website of Expo Milano 2015;
2) at the Expo Gate set in Piazza Cairoli, downtown Milan;
3) from any Authorised Reseller (chek out the official website for the full list)

HOW MUCH: prices depend on the kind of event you wish to attend and on some variables that will give you right to discounts (i.e. age; being part of a family group, school; having diabilities etc.). As a general idea, tickets range from a minimum of 5€ for night events to more than 100€ for the seasonal pass. In between there are several options of course! And now shift to the next point…!

WHAT: these are all the possible ticket combinations:
Open Date –> for the entire day on a date of your choice between May 2 and October 31.
Fixed Date–> for the entire day on a specific date between May 2 and October 31.
Evening ticket –> just for entry starting at 19:00.
May 1 Opening –> for opening day of the Exhibition Site (official cerimony & celebrations to inaugurate the six months of events, debates and experiences)
Multi-day –> for two consecutive days, between May 2 and October 31. (It’s less expensive than purchasing two one-day tickets. Available either as a Fixed or Open option… see above).
2-3 day Carnet –> to visit Expo Milano 2015 whenever you want. These are available for two or three open dates between May 2 and October 31.

Expo Milano 2015 will be open Monday to Sunday 10am – 11pm! Rome, as well as the whole country, takes actively part to Expo Milano 2015 with several events: ask Yes Hotel for more information!

ENJOY IRISHFILMFESTA IN ROME!

ENJOY IRISHFILMFESTA IN ROME!

Those who love cinema and those who are fond of Ireland have a meeting point… in Rome. Since 2007 indeed it is held in the Eternal City a movie festival dedicated exclusively to Irish film productions: the IrishFilmFesta.
As we can read from the official manifesto of the event “Irish cinema only gained productive continuity starting from the eighties, and this is why it is still scarcely known. It hardly crosses Irish borders, and even when it does, it is often considered English or American. So far, the only film makers which managed to gain international popularity are Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan. But Irish cinema generated many more talents, and in the last years is being characterized by a remarkable artistic variety, which needs to be exported”.
2015 edition will be taking place from March 26 to 29 at Casa del Cinema di Roma, from 5pm (3.30pm on the weekend). Entry is free, but there’s the chance to support IrishFilmFesta with a minimum donation of € 50, which guarantees a seat reserved for the whole duration of the event. The programme includes presentations and meetings with Irish guests (directors, actors, screenwriters and producers) as well as debates and special events. New films and old unedited classics will be shown. Screenings are in original version with subtitles.
Casa del Cinema is in via Marcello Mastroianni 1, inside Villa Borghese: ask our staff at Yes Hotel for more info and directions!

RUN TO ROME AND ENJOY A SUNDAY PLENTY OF BENEFITS!

RUN TO ROME AND ENJOY A SUNDAY PLENTY OF BENEFITS!

Spring is just around the corner… as so it is Rome Marathon 2015: on March 22 people in Rome will enjoy the both! As just four days are left before this International run competition, we will sum up some good points that partecipants might want to know:
MARATHON VILLAGE: a large expo at the Palazzo dei Congressi (EUR area) it’s where the race competitors (and those taking part to the non-competitive RomaFun) can collect their BIB numbers and “the race package”, or just give a look at what’s new in terms of gudgets and professional products
ROME MARATHON AFTER PARTY: yes, there’ll be an after party! It’ll be held at Nur Bar, in Via del Teatro Valle 19 (in the heart of Rome). It’s of course on Sunday 22 March and you can enter from 6.30 pm till late at night. Admission: € 10,00 for Rome Marathon and RomaFun 5k partecipants (bring your medal or bib number!) & friends. Includes buffet and first drink. Free entry for children under 14. Food is served until 10:00 pm.
FREE TRANSPORT: underground, trams and buses will be free on the race day for all marathon and RomaFun partecipants: just keep your bib number visible.
SHOWER SERVICE: there’s the chance to take a shower for free after the marathon, as several facilities will be open to runners: Stadio Delle Terme Di Caracalla “Nando Martellini” Viale Guido Bacelli, 14 (near Metro B Circo Massimo) – timetable: 11.45 am – 5 pm Impianto Sportivo Comunale Uisp “Fulvio Bernardini” Viale dell’Acqua Marcia, 51 (near Metro B Ponte Mammolo) – timetable: 12 pm – 6 pm Due Ponti Sporting Club Via Dei Due Ponti, 48 – Timetable: 12 Pm – 6 Pm Forum Roma Sport Center Via Cornelia, 49 – timetable: 12 pm – 6 pm. Once again, just show your bib number at the entrance.
ART CARD: the Art Marathon Card gives the right to a discount on the cost of the entrance ticket. You can find the full list of museums and archaeological sites is on Rome’s museums website. Validity: March 19 – 24, 2015. You will find the card inside your bib envelope.
Stay at Yes Hotel duting the Marathon weekend: we are at walking distance from the transport hub in the city center!

ROME WEARS GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK!

ROME WEARS GREEN FOR ST. PATRICK!

St. Patrick’s Day means big news this year: for the first time the Eternal City will be part of the event promoted by Tourism Ireland and the Ireland embassy, the Global Greening! On this special occasion indeed the Colosseum will wear green lights, starting from tonight March 16th at 7.30 pm. Other 86 famous landmarks in the world will homage the most renowned Irish festivity: Niagara Falls, the Christ the Redeemer’s statue in Rio de Janeiro, the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, the London Eye and the Cibeles Fountain in Madrid only to name a few.
But it’s tomorrow, March 17th, that both the religious and wordly celebrations will take place: at 10 am at St. Patrick’s Church (via Boncompagni 31, metro stop Barberini) Cardinal Prosper Grech will officiate the Mass for Lá Fhéile Pádraig, while in the late morning the IrishFilmFesta will be officially launched in the presence of Irish authorities. The Festival (come to the 8th edition) will take place from March 26th to 29th at Casa del Cinema in Villa Borghese (metro sto Flaminio) and will showcase several films, short films and documentaries all rigorously made in Ireland, a special part being dedicate to works in Irish Gaelic language.
All day long both cheering Irish expats and Green Island lovers will be livening up the most popular pubs of the centre.
To get more suggestions about where to go on your St. Patrick’s Day in the Eternal City just contact our staff at Yes Hotel!