May
26
2013
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Rome, the Ruthless

leonecheazzannaSymbols have a life of their own: their associations with certain concepts is very hard to break once we establish it. That’s why I was suprised to learn that before the famous she-wolf became the symbol of Rome, the most iconic sculpture associated with the Eternal City was that of a lion attacking a horse. Back in the day it was considered a symbol of the strenght and ruthlessness of the city.

Now the sculpture will come back to the Capitoline museums after a thorough restoration and a tour of the USA. Don’t miss the chance to admire the statue to learn more about how Rome thinks (or used to think) about itself.

May
17
2013
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The Azaleas of the Spanish Steps

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Living in Rome is full of small joys and one of our favorites is to see the city bloom in April, as if waking up from its winter sleep.

The ritual sign that let you know officialy that spring has arrived are the Azaleas of the Spanish Steps. Every year for the last 75 years the staircase is decorated towards the end of April with flowers that contribute to the feeling of joy that pervades the city when winter is left behind.

To experience Rome during Spring, check our website to book you accommodation or send us a line: we’ll find an option that fits your budget!

May
06
2013
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Internazionali BNL 2013: The Greats of Tennis in Rome

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Tennis lovers in Rome are looking forward to the BNL Internazionale d’Italia.

The tournament is played on outdoor clay courts at the Foro Italico and brings to the Eternal City some of the most prominent figures of international tennis.

Roger Federer, for many the greatest tennis player ever, has confirmed his participation. It’s only fitting to have in Rome the man whose play was considered by David Foster Wallace a “religious experience”.

To get tickets and more details, visit the tournament’s official website. To find accomodation at the best rates, check our site!

Apr
23
2013
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Titian, a Venetian master in Rome

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People visiting Rome shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the current exhibition about Titian at the Scuderie del Quirinale. The aim is to offer a comprehensive vision of the work of one of the most important Venetian masters whose style influenced generations of painters and also to show the results of the most recent research about the paintings on display.

The Scuderie museum is located at Via XXIV Maggio 16 , and can be easily reached from Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes taking the bus 40 from the Station Termini (get off at the Station Nazionale/ Quirinale)

Apr
01
2013
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Eye in the Sky of Rome

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The Wizard of Sound, Alan Parsons, will perform next 23 th July in Rome at the Foro Italico. No excuses, be there at 9.00 pm, so you will not miss the enchanting atmospheric vibrations of this Master of Rock.

Low profile image, with his almost ‘’shy boy’’ look, focusing all his energies in the invisible inspiring force of sound, Alan Parsons worked with bands like The Beatles and Pink Floyd, helping to give birth to authentic immortal masterpieces.

His band, the Alan Parsons Project, offers a cool and sophisticated vision of rock in all its elegance and philosophical aspirations. Just pure musical Hedonism.  For more information about the Alan Parsons concert or accommodations during July contact us at info@yeshotelrome.com.

MARCELO

Mar
14
2013
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Roma se Prepara para Dar la Bienvenida a Papa Francisco

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Finalmente Roma tiene un nuevo papa.

El mundo se mostro sorprendido al descubrir que la eleccion habia sido mas rapida de lo esperado, pero la sopresa mayor fue descubrir que el nuevo papa – que tomara el nombre de Francesco, o Francisco en espanol- no era otro que Jorge Mario Bergoglio, arzobispo de Buenos Aires, quien no habia sido incluido en ninguna de las listas preliminares elaboradas por expertos en cuestiones vaticanas y por los genios de las probabilidades de las casas de apuestas de todo el mundo. Como se dice en Roma, quien entra al conclave como papa sale como cardenal.

Vista en retrospectiva, la eleccion del arzobispo Bergoglio- quien sera el primer papa “extra-europeo” de la historia-  es una eleccion inteligente. Se trata de un hombre austero, quien eligio su nombre como homenaje a San Francisco de Asis y que sin duda dara a la iglesia calor humano y fuerza, eso sin mencionar las inmensas reservas de apoyo y devocion que lo respaldan en America Latina, donde la mayor parte de la pobacion profesa la fe catolica.

El proximo domingo el papa Francisco ofrecera su primer Angelus, la bendicion publica que los papas ofrecen cada semana a medio dia. Sera sin duda una gran oportunidad para presenciar un evento historico! Si necesita ayuda o informacion para encontrar alojamiento en Roma, no dude en contactarnos por e-mail. o usando nuestro sitio de internet, para que asi obtenga las tarifas mas convenientes en la Ciudad Eterna.

Mar
14
2013
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Rome Welcomes Pope Francis

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So, we finally have a Pope.

The world was surprised to learn the election was so quick, but was even more surprised to learn that the new pope – who will go under the name Francesco, or Francis in English- was Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, who wasn’t included in any of the preliminary lists made by Vatican experts and probability whizzes at the gambling companies around the world. As the  Roman saying  goes, whoever enters the conclave as a pope, leaves as a cardinal.

With hindsight, the election of archbishop Bergoglio, who will become the first pope to arrive from outside Europe, is a smart one. An austere man who chose his papal name inspired by Saint Francis of Assisi, he is sure to bring warmth and vigour to the church he is called to lead, that without mentioning the immense reserve of devotion and support he will find in Latin America, where the majority of the population is catholic.

Next Sunday, Pope Francis will offer his first Angelus, the public blessing the pope offers every week at noon. It will be a great opportunity to be part of a historical event! If you need help with your accomodation in Rome, don’t hesitate to contact us, or check our website to get the  best rates in the Eternal City!

Mar
12
2013
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Rome: Conclave to Elect New Pope Starts Today

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Today, cardinals from all around the world will meet in Rome to elect a new leader for the catholic church.

According to the Italian media there are a couple of strong names, namely cardinal Scola from Milano and cardinal Scherer from Sao Paolo but none of them seems to be able to get the 77 votes that are necessary to reach the majority of the preferences. Specialists do not expect a quick decision but it’s almost certain that the new pope will be elected before the week ends, probably on Sunday, a possibility that the city council has already contemplated, making arrangements to move the annual city marathonf from the morning to the evening in case Sunday turns out to be the big day.

Tonight rains in Rome and there is in the air a feel of anticipation while the eyes and cameras of the world turn to the Sistine chapel waiting for the white smoke signal that will open the next chapter in the history of catholicism.

Want to witness history? check our availability on-line or send us an e-mail to book your accommodation for this memorable day.

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