Monthly Archives: July 2010

BYG GYM ROME 2010, The Sports Village in the Eternal City

is an amazing Sports and Fun village in Rome during all the summer months.
Over 12.000 square metres for sports lovers to practice : football, tennis , volleyball, ping pong, futbolokey the hydrobike,  virtual golf and many other sports. Personal trainers are available and so is a huge gym. Families with kids will enjoy the  summer centre for children. Big Gym 2010 in Rome also has a swimming pool and a Disco with top DJs along with a restaurant , a bar and a shopping area !

Multi activitiesMens sana in corpore sano (a healthy mind in a healthy body) is a famous Latin quotation. It derives from Satire X of the Roman poet Juvenal. It sums up somehow the importance that ancient Greek-Roman tradition gave to the body and health, a balance between body and mind for a happy life.

Nowadays Roman people still keep this notion and live in accordance to it. Ever since the most ancient times  Roman Sports have been  part of the culture and has had a relevant place in the life of its citizens.

This year just live up to the  the past editions, and  Rome will not only offer its classical beauty but also Big Gym, the sports village where you can relax enjoying  the ‘’Dolce far niente’’, keep fit and have fun as well.
Oh, I almost forgot, yes…Besides…It appears to be also a wonderful opportunity for socializing, since everyone  there will share a love for sports and physical activity, so you can meet people and experience the real everyday Roman people which is a  whole attraction by itself…

Big Gym is children friendly : Big Gym 2010 provides  a summer center dedicated to children, from June 14, daily from 8:30 to 16:30 where plenty of  healthy, fun and creative activities are available to them such as  painting, collage,  drawing and  also various sports.

Add the best DJ sets and a shopping area,  Mon Amour Restaurant open daily from 12.00 to 15.00 and from 20.00 to 22.30,  Mon Amour  Disco open Friday and Saturday from 24:00 to 04:00,  bar  open daily from 10.00 to 24. AND YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE.

Day centre for childrenBig Gym Rome 2010 is doubtlessly something to be experienced if  you love sports or simply if you want to have a different day and night out in Rome.

WHERE: Via delle Tre Fontane 5, Roma EUR,  ROME
WHEN: From 9th June to 8th August, from 10.00 to 24.00
Getting there: Metro (underground) Line B, Stop Eur Palasport.

When planning your trip to Rome, you can book our comfortable Rome hotel Des Artistes which welcome families with children and  is central and in easy reach to the Big Gym 2010 , and perfectly connected with the B line.
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Today’s blogger : Marcelo

Music in Rome : July Sounds Good 2010

From 26th  June to 31st July  2010, Rome has dedidacated itself again to good music for an unforgettable outdoor summer with  a calendar full of big names, national and international, for a month full of  concerts  not to be missed at the Auditorium.

The eighth  edition  of July Sounds Good, authentic myths of musical history, the outdoor summer event that concludes the season 2009 – 2010 Music for Rome Foundation Auditorium.

Serj Tankian in RomeYet again this year with the appointment in July Sounds Good, the show promoted by Music Foundation in Rome Auditorium Parco della Musica.
Among the artists exhibiting in Rome there will be worldwide famous bands and singers of jazz, funk, pop, rock and world music. To name a few :  Serj Tankian , Erykah Badu in Jons, Florence & The Machine to Tinariwen,  Paolo Nutini and the Kings of Convenience.
You can read more information at The Auditorium official websiste.


Event calendar from:  02 July 2010
– 02nd July   2010, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club ® feat. Omara Portuondo
– 03rd  July 2010, Los Lobos
– 04th July 2010, Chick Corea e Stefano Bollani
– 05th July 2010, Serj Tankian, Orchestra Sinfonica Italiana
– 06th July 2010, The XX
– 09th July 2010, PMJO, Coro e Voci soliste dell’Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Petra Magoni
– 12th July 2010, Jeff Beck Band
– 13th July 2010, Mark Knopfler
– 14th July 2010, Earth Wind & Fire
– 15th July 2010, Mario Bondi
– 16th July 2010, Carmen Consoli
– 16th July 2010, Paolo Fresu, Omar Sosa, Trilok Gurtu
– 17th July 2010, Pat Metheny Group
– 18th July 2010, Paolo Nutini
– 18th July 2010, Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette
– 19th July 2010, Crosby Stills and Nash  
– 20th July 2010, Erykah Badu
– 21st July2010, Jonsi
– 22nd July 2010, Florence & The Machine
– 23rd July  2010, Norah Jones
– 24th July 2010, Simply Red
– 25th July 2010, Neffa
– 25th July 2010, Neffa
– 26th July 2010, Tinariwen
– 27th July  2010, Ludovico Einaudi
– 28th July 2010, De Andrè Canta De Andrè
– 29th July  2010, Kings of Convenience
– 30th July 2010, Alessandro Mannarino
– 31st July 2010, Giovanni Allevi

Info: from 26.06. 2010 to 31.07.2010

Rome Auditorium Parco della MusicaThe Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome in Viale Pietro de Coubertin, near the Sports Palace Viale Tiziano. L ‘Auditorium Parco della Musica, located in the Flaminio district, the Olympic Village is easily accessible by public transport and close by our central Rome Hotel Des Artistes where you may wish to book your stay while in Rome so check out our latest deals and packages !
Buses: 910 bus terminus Terms / Piazza Mancini 53, Terminus Piazza Mancini and Piazza San Silvestro 217, Terminal Viale XVII Olympiad / Termini Station 231, Terminal Piazza Mancini P.le the basket (Villa Borghese) Saturdays and Sundays only line ” M” , Termini Station Terminal / Viale Pietro de Coubertin (Auditorium) 17 pm until after the last show. Departures every 15 minutes.
Tram : 2, Capolinea P.le Flaminio/P.zza Mancini
Metro :  Metro A line subway station then tram 2 Flaminio Rome-North Railroad stop Piazza Euclide
Make the reservation with us at Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel and enjoy your holiday, will be really happy to give you all the information you need!

Further reading on past July Sounds Good .

Today’s blogger : Vanda