DIGITAL CELEBRATIONS OF AUGUSTUS

DIGITAL CELEBRATIONS OF AUGUSTUS

To commemorate 2000 years after Augustus’ death (the great emperor passed away on 19 August 14 AD) Rome had settled two majestic exhibitions which will still be running for some time even in 2015. The reason behind these long-lasting celebrations has to be found in the deep social and political changes that Augustus’ governance brought to the Roman domain, marking its official shift from the status of republic to empire.
The first of the two is mainly a colossal digital expo which, through the most sophisticated interactive technologies, offers a conceptual itineray developing across 4 cities formerly part of the Roman Empire: Amsterdam, Sarajevo, Alexandria of Egypt and Rome of course. Each of them is currently hosting a branch of the joint exhibit project called “Keys to Rome”. It’s not a random choice: visitors will approach Roman Empire history from four different points of view corresponding to the former four different corners of Augustus’ reign.
The second exhibit highlights instead the impact of Augustus’ rule on the traditional Roman culture. One of the most meaningful changes he introduced has to do with time calculation: he didn’t hesitate to add new festivities and events to the Roman calendar even for propaganda purposes.
We shortlisted for you few info on these two events:
“KEYS TO ROME – THE CITY OF AUGUSTUS”, Trajan’s Markets, 9 am- 7 pm (Mon closed)
“AUGUSTUS REVOLUTION”, Roman National Museum at Palazzo Massimo, 9 am – 7.45 pm (Mon closed).
Yes Hotel is at walking distance from Palazzo Massimo, and at short bus journey from Trajan’s Market!

ALL THE BEST OF ILLUSIONS AT “SUPERMAGIC”

ALL THE BEST OF ILLUSIONS AT “SUPERMAGIC”

For one week Rome will be offering the chance to go far beyond the real world and enter the realm of magic and illusion… a realm where the place of the physics rules is taken by the invisible power of marvel.
This will be happening in one of the greatest Roman theatres, Teatro Olimpico, on occasion of the Festival of Magic, from January 29 to February 8. The most skillful magicians, illusionists, conjurers and manipulators from Europe, Asia and America will be gathering in the Eternal City to give life every night to a world where everyone will feel comfortable regardless of age and native country.
Quite interestingly, the artists performing at “Supermagic” will personally look after the several backstage steps, to make sure of the secrecy of their tricks.
To get more info on this intriguing event such as tickets & time, just ask our staff at Yes Hotel!

FELLINI, LEONE AND EASTWOOD BACK IN CINECITTÁ

FELLINI, LEONE AND EASTWOOD BACK IN CINECITTÁ

From January 24 Italian film industry greatest productions and artists will be protagonists of a brand new exhibition at Cinecittà, the cinema studios home to Fellini, Sergio Leone and many more milestone of world cinema. “Shooting in Cinecittà, 1937-1989” leads visitors across three genres of movies in particular: Hollywood on the Tiber, Italian comedy, Neorealism and Spaghetti Western.
Historical and propaganda movies on display include The Siege of the Alcazar, 1940; The Iron Crown, 1941, while from the Neorealistic side there will be shown Miracle in Milan, 1951; Bellissima, 1951; Umberto D, 1952. A large section is dedicated to stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Jayne Mansfield, Ava Gardner and Italian Loren, Lollobrigida, Mangano. Attention will be given to customs, such as those worn by Alida Valli and Farley Granger in Senso, 1954, by Luchino Visconti; Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in The Tame of the Shrew, 1967, by Franco Zeffirelli; and Clint Eastwood’s outfit in A Fistful of Dollars, 1964, by Sergio Leone.
The exhibit is in Cinecittà Studios, Via Tuscolana 1055: just catch metro line A and get off at Cinecittà. Open every day but Tuesdays, from 9.30 am to 7 pm.
Don’t hesitate to ask Yes Hotel’s staff for more details!

FESTIVAL DELLE SCIENZE, L’IGNOTO E I PIÚ GRANDI FISICI CONTEMPORANEI

FESTIVAL DELLE SCIENZE, L’IGNOTO E I PIÚ GRANDI FISICI CONTEMPORANEI

Il piu grande nemico della conoscenza non è l’ignoranza, ma l’illusione di sapere, dice il fisico Stephen Hawking.
Intorno a questa considerazione ruota la decima edizione romana del Festival delle Scienze, ospitato dal 22 al 25 gennaio all’Auditorium Parco della Musica di Roma. A prendere parola saranno alcuni tra i più importanti scienziati contemporanei, come il matematico di Oxford Marcus du Sautoy, e il nostro Carlo Rovelli, la cui attività è attualmente rivolta allo studio dei buchi neri.
“L’Ignoto” – questo il titolo della quattro giorni di lezioni e dibattiti aperti a tutti –, ovvero quel che ancora non si conosce, va ritenuto come spinta creatrice per eccellenza: per dirla con le parole del manifesto dell’evento: “Dobbiamo rispettare quindi ciò che non sappiamo e non solo, dobbiamo persino imparare a essere a nostro agio nell’incertezza. Il poeta John Keat la chiamava negative capability: l’essere capaci di restare nell’incertezza e nel dubbio, senza cercare frettolosamente fatti e ragioni e la indicava come strumento fondamentale per il progredire della conoscenza.”
Non perdetevi uno degli eventi filosofici e scientifici più intriganti dell’anno: lo staff di Yes Hotel sarà lieto di darvi ulteriori informazioni sul programma e la sede del festival!

TRAMJAZZ: AN ENCHANTIG DINNER IN THE HEART OF ROME

TRAMJAZZ: AN ENCHANTIG DINNER IN THE HEART OF ROME

For a good bottle of wine and a gourmet Italian dinner on the sound of live jazz performances, Rome has a cozier alternative to any traditional restaurants or lounge bars: it’s TramJazz, a cable car of 1947 totally restored to be turned into a warm travelling restaurant and evocative concert hall.
The cable car itinerary twists and turns around the most enchanting spots of Rome city center, while guests, accompanied in their romantic dinner by live music of high quality, will be tasting the best of Lazio local food. The 3-hour event starts at 9 pm; you can take part to it upon previous booking, that we suggest to make fairly in advance.
Yes Hotel is at your disposal for any further information!

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME: ROME MARATHON 2015

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME: ROME MARATHON 2015

March 22, 2015, 8:50 am: runners, walkers, Eternal City’s lovers from all over the world save this date, the day of Rome Marathon 2015.
This traditional sport event, a major one in Italy due to the amount of participants, has come to the 21st edition. As usual, competitors will run for 42 km 195 m along a path which passes across several famous spots in the city center, leading to areas off the beaten tracks of tourists but still enchanting in their own way, to end up exactly where it all began: at via dei Fori Imperiali. Registration deadline expires on March 5. Maximum time to conclude the marathon is 7 hours, while on the ground of previous editions the professional runners’ time is actually estimated around 2 hours (2014 marathon was won by two Ethiopian athlets: Shume Hailu with his 2:09:47, and Ayelu Lemma with her 2:34:49).
Besides the Maratona di Roma, a non-competitive event will take place on the same day: the so called Romafun, “La Stracittadina”, an occasion open to everyone (youngsters, elderly, families with pets) to take together a 5 km walk from via dei Fori Imperiali (starting at 9:10 am) to Circo Massimo. Registration deadline in this case is just on the day before, March 21, upon € 8 fee (which gives right to the official t-shirt).
Don’t miss the chance to visit Rome on occasion of this great event! Yes Hotel will be the perfect accommodation for you in the city center!

WINTER SALES: HOW TO (BETTER) SHOP AFTER CHRISTMAS

WINTER SALES: HOW TO (BETTER) SHOP AFTER CHRISTMAS

For both fashion addicted and just “made in Italy” lovers, winter sales time is definitely the best to land nice items at good prices. They begun few days ago, being over on February 15, which provides shoppers with a six-week long chance to make their good deals. Beyond pointing at the big brands’ venues such as all the area from the Spanish Steps down to via del Corso, via Frattina and via dei Condotti, Italian and International more affordable brands will offer up to 50% discounts. Via Cola di Rienzo (next to the Vatican) as well as via Nazionale (between Termini station and Republic Square) are among the best options. But sales are not just about city center: in the outskirts of Rome at least a couple of outlets and shopping malls meet customers’ desires of Italian brands at good prices. We particularlu suggest Castel Romano’s Designer Outlet and the Valmontone Outlet, which are connected to Rome city center by a special shuttle service or regular buses.
Our staff at Yes Hotel will be glad to provide you with more information about the most convenient shopping spots in Rome!

THE MAGIC OF CINEMA IN A PARK: CINECITTÁ WORLD

THE MAGIC OF CINEMA IN A PARK: CINECITTÁ WORLD

You can now touch for real the magic of cinema in a brand new thematic park in Rome: Cinecittà World. Its name clearly reminds us of the greatest cinema studios in Italy which in the past decades were home to major actors and directors of the international scene. This park, far from being a mere commemoration of the past glory, projects visitors directly into a high tech cinematic illusion thanks to a skillful combination of live shows, movie sets, amusement areas, restaurants, shopping and green zones where every single detail is meant to produce the impression of being into a movie and feeling like a star. Cinecittà World perfect illusionism is due to the highly refined designs by Oscar winner set designer Dante Ferretti, and music atmospheres by Oscar winner musician Ennio Morricone. The park regularly hosts special events as well, for both kids and adults.
Cinecittà World provides its guests with a special shuttle service from Termini station which will take you there in the easiest way. Yes Hotel will be glad to help you out with more info!