Is October in Rome, the weather is lovely and we wish you were here.
Considered a master by Matisse and Picasso, the bridge between late 19th-century Impressionism and the early 20th century’s Cubism , Paul Cezanne’s immortal legacy will be present in Rome for what is probably one most interesting exhibitions of the Year.
The name of the event is ‘‘Cezanne and the Italian Artists of the twentieth century’’. It takes place at the Complesso del Vittoriano, just around the corner from Piazza Venezia, at the very heart of the City Centre. Easy to reach from our location with the underground B, stop Colosseo or with the Bus 40, stop Piazza Venezia.
Here follows for you the ticket prices and admission time:
Individuals: 12 euro
Groups: 9 euro
Over 65 years 9 euro
Children under 6 year old free admission
Admission time and dates:
Monday to Thursday from 9:30 to 19:30;
Friday and Saturday from 9.30 to 23.30;
Sundays from 9.30 to 20.30.
The exhibition will be on until February 2nd 2014. Enjoy it !!!!
The Azzurri will want to improve last year’s performance wen they finished in the 4th place, under England, France and Ireland. This year will see them take to their home ground 2 times. The first home game sees the Scottish travel to the capital on Sunday February 22nd. Then England will visit the Eternal City on March 15th.
England, will try by all means to win again the tournament as they did for the last time on 2011. The Irish could be among the tournament’s favourites, and maintain a ruthless record against Italy. Scotland will try to improve the third place obtained last year and Wales will be looking to renew its championship.
The matches will take place at the Stadio Olimpico that can be easily reached from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes: just take the red subway line and get off at the station Flaminio, then take the tram 2 across the street until the last stop.
If you are anything like us, you’ll agree that taking a moment to enoy a drink in good company is one of life’s greatest pleasures.
Noting beats a good drink with a good friend and when it comes to drinks Rum it’s up there with the most celebrated. Show Rum, the Italian Festival of Rum, will guide you through the history of the beverage and through to the ways it can be combined (with food, chocolate, cigars or coffee) to complex sensorial experiences.
Show Rum will take place 19 and 20 acotober 2014 at SET in Via Tirso 14. The venue can be easily reached from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes: from the station Termini take the bus 92 and get off at the stop “Buenos Aires”, then walk 250 meters.
Elena Bonora’s “Roma 1564″ is authoritative and educational but is also as entertaining as the best thriller. The book documents with great historical rigour a conspiracy to kill pope Pious IV and unveils through its reconstructions the sometimes brutal past of the city and the peculiar worldview of its inhabitants (there are astrologers and treasure hunts involved!)
Unfortunately the book is yet to be translated in English. If you know italian, get it; if you don’t, keep checking for the translation: it’s an indispensable read for those who believe that reality is stranger (and sometimes more intriguing) than fiction.
There is a very special niche for tourism in Rome: wedding tourism.
Many couples chose the Eternal City to take their vows, which as you can imagine is not a simple operation: involves booking hotels, organizing conflicting schedules and flights, but the memories are worth it!
Even if you are not part of the itinerant sposes club but are planning to get married Roma Sposa, an exposition of everything related to weddings: music, decoration, wedding dresses. You will have the chance to not only get ideas but also to buy items that will make that special occasion even more unique.
Roma Sposa will take place September 26-29 at the , which can be easily reached from Palazzo dei CongressiYes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes taking the blue subway line from Termini (get off at the station EUR Fermi).
Rome has recently elected a new mayor Ignazio Marino, who has brought back the beloved tradition of the the Notte Bianca (White Night), a sleepless night where museums and shops stay open until late for citizens to enjoy temselves and celebrate their city.
This time the White Night will take place August 3, to celebrate the beginning of a project whose aim is to turn the Fori Imperiali into a gigantic archeological park, so most of the action will take place near or around that area: acrobats, Shakespeare plays, music and even a tightrope walker who will walk above the ruins of the forum! Definitely an occasion not to be missed !
One day in 1917 a man submitted his peculiar contribution for a modern art exposition: a signed a urinal.
The man was Marcel Duchamp and with his work was inaugurating conceptual art and changing aestethics forever. Since then we want art to outrage us, to force us to follow unusual thought-paths and to grow free of the bi-dimensional space of a canvas.
Starting from October visitors will be able to appreciate the works of this intriguing artists at the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art, which can be easily reached from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes: just take the red subway line and get off at Flaminio and walk through Villa Borghese to get there.