Rock in Rome

Villa Borghese and the “Temple of Asclepius”

One of the must visit places in Rome that combines nature, pleasure, history and physical excercise. You can spent a lot of hours walking, drinking coffee etc. You can ride your bike and enjoy! The Villa is a great place to cycle around and the cafe’s are definitely worth stopping at while taking in the scenery. It’d also be a great place for a picnic, however, there’s not a whole lot else to keep you entertained. It’s only a short walk from the Spagna metro station and the Spanish Steps though so it’s definitely worth stopping at if you’re in the area.

The lake is circled by the walking path “Viale del Lago,” but you won’t be able to miss the centerpiece – “Temple of Asclepius.” Asclepius  was the Greek god of medicine and healing – exactly what your legs will need after all this time exploring Rome & Italy!IMG_6694

From Piazza del Popolo ­- The wide open Piazza is very popular with Romans as well as tourists, for its beautiful statuary and Egyptian obelisk. To the east of the Piazza is the massive Borghese Gardens, a quiet green spot among the big city hustle and bustle. This park is great for strolling, jogging, etc, and I believe you can rent a bicycle to ride around on. On the east side of the park is the most excellent Villa Borghese, a prime site to view art, especially, in my opinion, sculpture. There is no lack of magnificent art in Rome, but don’t miss this place.

Our Blogger: Joseph

Crosby, Stills & Nash in Rome

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It was more than rock or folk. It was more than the sum of elements from the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and the Hollies, some of the most influential bands of the 60’s and 70’s. Crosby, Stills & Nash was way more than the sum of its parts, as is always the case with legendary groups.

David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash first got together in 1969 and were joined in 1970 by Neil Young, also a former member of Buffalo Springfield and a rock and roll legend on his own right. The affair beetwen the trio and Young was on-and-off but with and without him the band has earned a foremost place in the rock and roll canon.

The original trio will be touring the United States and Europe this year and will reach Italy this summer. They’ll stop by in Rome July 19 to offer a concert at the Auditorium Parco della Musica.

The Auditorium, designed by famous Italian Architect Renzo Piano, is located at Viale Piero de Coubertain, and can be easily reached from our hotel, located near the station Termini: just take the red subway line until Flaminio and then take the tram 2 and get off at the stop “Apollodoro”.

Avril Lavigne rocks Rome!

The teen idol will electrify the eternal city with his special brand of girl-punk.

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For all the fans in Rome and surroundings (practicaly every breathing teen) we have great news: the pop – punk Canadian star Avril Lavigne will be visiting the Eternal City next September.

The famous singer singer will be offering a concert in Rome the 10th of september 2011 at the palalottomatica arena, and the tickets are already available online.

This concert will be unbelievable , on top of that she added to this tour the new album called “Goodbye Lullaby” that included a great hit since came out last march.

The petite  queen of pop will be singing the greatest and newest hits of her last album as she had great fame with the songs “what the hell and smile”

Attend to this fabulous concert and get yur fix of pop-punk. And don’t forget to call us or drop us a line at Yes Hotel or Hotel Des Artistes to get our best offers for accomodation!

Our blogger: Angelo

Negramaro to hit the Roman stages

-The hugely popular rock band Negramaro is ready to hit the Italian sadiums with the themes from their new album “Casa 69″.

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A few weeks before the release of  “Casa 69″, the new album debuted atop the sales charts, legendary Italian rock band Negramaro announce that they are ready to go live on stage and play their new songs in front of their many fans.
Since their debut in 2003 Negramaro have emerged to public attention thanks to their incendiary live shows, not surprisingly they have been the first Italian band to perform at the San Siro stadium, the legendary temple of football (and rock). We are confident that sooner or later will want to replicate the experience.

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The Negramaro casa 69 tour has yet to start and promises to be already a great success, the band is gearing up to perform in major stadiums in Italy, the return of the band live is awaited, so that you add a third date in the capital , the three Negramaro Roman dates will take place at the Palalottomatica arena on March 10, 11 and 12. “Casa 69″, the fifth studio album of the group debuted a top the sales charts and remains stable in the top five best sellers of the week.

Our Blogger: Jona