Monthly Archives: March 2012

Harlem Globetrotters in Rome: excitement with your kids

Palalottomatica – Rome


Though basketball is not as popular in Italy as in the U.S., Italy has a score of NBA players who make a difference in a basketball game. No matter the popularity, Harlem Globetrotters will exhibit in Rome.

Harlem Globetrotters is an exhibition basketball team. Since 1926 the team accomplished 20,000 exhibition games in over 110 countries.

The show is full of acrobatic dunk, regular game, street basket, dribble show, theatre, comic basket and more.

Kids love this kind of shows wholeheartedly. In Harlem Globetrotters’ show some children may have the opportunity to play with the basketball stars. Amazing experience children will never forget.

Moreover, Emporio Armani Milano’s Coach Sergio Scariolo, has notified that the Harlem Globetrotters’ Italian Tour 2012 is also a solidarity occasion.

Shot Events promoters, has decided to dedicate part of the Italian Tour 2012 to Fondazione Candido Cannavò. This in turn will contribute the abet to Minibasket dei Bambini giocato in Carrozzina (literally: mini-basket children players wheelchair).

Tickets vary from Euro 3.5 to 40.50. For more info visit:

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Our blogger: Adu K

Eco Move Rent: Rome on the go for those who want more


There are vacations and then you have experiences. A vacaction is a little time off where you get to relax and maybe see some new places. Doesn’t sound bad, but for some is not enough: some people want to really experience the places they visit and live their time there as an exciting opportunity to see life with different eyes and to live things the way other people do.

An excellent option for those who want to live Rome to its fullest is to rent a scooter and explore the city in the legendary “Roman Holidays” fashion: you go where you want to go, when you want to, and you get a unique view of all the breath-taking marvels you can find in the Eternal City.
Near the Termini Station and just a couple of blocks away from Hotel Des Artistes you can find the guys of Eco Move Rent. When it comes to visiting Rome in two or four wheels, they have all your needs covered: they have bikes, and vintage and modern scooters. You can rent all these transportation options and they even organize tours where a guide shows you around in these legendary vehicles. They have also a tour on a Cinquecento, the tiny Italian car that is a symbol of the roaring Rome of La Dolce Vita.
You can contact Eco Move rent at their premises in Via Varese 48/50 and also by telephone (+39 06.44704518)or using their website. If want you want is to not only “visit” but live the city, then this is an experience you just can’t miss.


WWE_SD_RevTour2012_TZ_00.inddWrestling is a sport-show, where the stars are called “wrestlers”, they are athletes who perform simulated combat maneuvers, or try to recreate as faithfully as possible moves such as, punching, kicking, using the infamous steel chair and much more mayhem.

The outcome of the match is predetermined and the different stories that come out  between the wrestlers (known also as “storyline”) are invented by people called “bookers”.

Although wrestling is somewhat protected and secure, injuries do occur quite frequently.The dominant wrestling organization has its headquartered in the U.S. and is known as the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). The WWE was known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) until 2000, when the World Wide Fund for Nature filed a lawsuit against the company claiming that it was violating the agreements for the use of the initials WWF.

The President of WWE Vince McMahon, with his wife Linda and their children Shane and Stephanie, appear often in the plots designed to add interest to the shows of  Raw, SmackDown and ECW.

If you are not familiar with the world of professional wrestling, you might assume that this is an activity for men only. However, many women are quite successful as  professional wrestlers. In WWE, the female wrestlers are called Divas and an annual competition called the WWE Diva Search is held every summer to discover new talent.

For all the fans of wrestling hold on tight, because this spring arrives, in Italy, the WWE RAW WrestleMania Tour Revenge with a double event for this year: jumps, moves, entertainment and much more.

The return of wrestling athletes, performances and the breathtaking spectacle of the fight: Wrestlemania returns to Italy! the most important event of the WWE, the most important league in the world of pro wrestling. The fans will have the chance to see the WWE Superstars including John Cena, CM Punk, Alberto Del Rio, The Miz, R-Truth, Kelly Kelly and many others.imagesCABRO36D

WWE Raw Wrestelemania – Revenge Tour will stop in Italy in Rome Tuesday, April 17, 2012 and Wednesday, April 18, 2012 in Milan.

In Rome you can admire them from 20:30 at Palalottomatica in Piazzale dello Sport (suburban area)

tickets are available on and the cost of are :

€ 34.50 for the third numbered ring,

 € 46.00 for the second numbered ring,

€ 57.50 for the first numbered ring and

 € 69.00 for the audience numbered.

Its sure to be a spectacular show so don’t miss it and don’t forget to write us or visit our website to get the best accomodation in Rome at the most affordable rates.

Our Blogger: Rhodora

Golden Gala: There is time to win and time to lose

Rome-Italy Samsung Diamond League is scheduled to be contested on the 31st  of May 2012 after Qatar and China competitions of the same month.

Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell have both confirmed they will run on the fore mentioned date in Rome. Sensational! Last year’s spectators were mounting 47.732. Not only numbers but both have had a nice sprint and in the end Bolt overcame his co-national by only 0.02 sec. 9.91 to 9.93. The presence of such competitive sports women and men make events like this enjoyable. 

boltUsain Bolt and Asafa Powell are just a drop in the ocean, there are also other professional first class athletes, ideal to watch. And the Samsung Diamond League is a superb occasion.

The Samsung Diamond League is an annual series of track and field meetings held from 2010 onwards, beginning with the 2010 IAAF Diamond League. It is organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and was designed to replace the IAAF Golden League, which was held annually since 1998.

While the Golden League was formed to increase the profile of the leading European athletics competitions, the Diamond League’s aim is to “enhance the worldwide appeal of athletics by going outside Europe for the first time.” In addition to the original Golden League members and other traditional European meetings, the series includes events in the United States, China and Qatar.

The winner of each of the 32 Diamond Races will receive a 40’000 USD cash prize and a spectacular Diamond Trophy created by Beyer, one of the oldest and most respected jewelers in the world, which was established in Zurich in the 18th century.

Samsung Diamond League IAAF 2012

Doha, QAT – 11 May

Shanghai, CHN – 19 May

Rome, ITA – 31 May

Eugene, USA – 2 June

Oslo, NOR – 7 June

New York, USA – 9 June

Paris, FRA – 6 July

London, GBR – 13 / 14 July

Monaco, MON – 20 July

Stockholm, SWE – 17 August

Lausanne, SUI – 23 August

Birmingham, GBR – 26 August

Zurich, SUI – 30 August

Brussels, BEL – 7 September

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blogger: Adu K

Negramaro Casa 69 tour 2012

Negramaro is a group of six musicians, born at Lecce. After various exhibitions live they become a phenomenon of the alternative music scene. Their first album  is published at 2003 with the collaboration of sugar, but “00566” (2004) is the album that launch and confirm them in the mainstream music scene.


They also like to produce music for films and participate to various music competitions , wining various recognitions.

But they express better themselves when they act live, with various sold-outs all around Italy.

The 10th of June 2011 they come back with a live at “Heineken jamming festival” with thousands of participations.

“Casa 69”, their fifth work, takes the title from their natural place of stay, where they live everyday and from where they get inspired.

So now here they are for another live tour around Italy, their first date is on 30th of April at Genova, then to   Rome, Caserta , Livorno and other cities in Italy.

In Rome we can see them on  02/05/2012  at  Palalottomatica.

The cost of the ticket is about €46

Where :  Palalottomatica
Piazzale dello Sport (zona EUR),
00100 ROMA

For more info you can visit the following site:


On Saturday, April 7th the football teams in Italy will play the 31° day of the Italian Championship, called “Serie A”.

They all will play on Saturday ( very unusual ) as the following day is Easter.

In Rome there will be an outstanding match between S.S. Lazio and S.S.C. Napoli. Both teams are trying to obtain the third place in the Championship as it guarantees the qualification for the Champions League next year.


Last year they played in Naples on November 20, but no-one won, they drew 0-0, even if the “ partenopei ” , as the Napoli players are nicknamed, they played much better than Lazio but Lazio’s goalkeeper “Marchetti” played one of his best matches and Lazio could go back home with a positive result.

In April, for the 12° day of the second round of the Championship the match will be played in Rome at the “ Stadio Olimpico” at 9.00 pm.

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The prices for the tickets differ according to the areas of the stadium.

They are as follows:

35 euro for the two “ curve ” ( the seats behind the goals ),

45 euro for the “ distinti ” ,

from 72 to 85 euro for “ Tribuna Tevere ”

and from 115 to 160 euro for “ Tribuna Montemario ”.

If you want to be there at the Olimpic Stadium in Rome,

then what’s the delay ?

Make a reservation at Yes Hotel or Hotel des Artistes !

S.S. Lazio – S.S.C. Napoli  07/04/2012

Venue: Olympic Stadium of Rome, Italy

Start: 9.00 pm


Prices from 35 to 160 euro

International tennis coming to Rome for the 69th edition

 ATP World Tours Masters 1000, Internazionali BNL d’Italia 2012,  to be contested at Foro Italico starting 12th of May for eight consecutive days.  In this tournament, top stand is worth euro 2,427,975.  Internationally recognised players do not simply pop-up over a night indeed, but gift, hardwork, determination,  professionalism and experience is what makes them popular and most paid. The honour is worth it.

Attention of the media and fans is inclined towards most known athletes. Fans long to watch favorites play, take a photo or perhaps a signature.

Victoria AzarenkaAccording to recent ATP ranking, women’s best start are Victoria Azarenka (Belorussia),  Maria Sharapova (Russia) and Petra Kvitova (Czech Republic) with 8980, 7680 and 7095 points consecutively.

Top seed, Victoria Azarenka,  is in Rome after securing the Qatar Total and Australian Open.

Last year, Novak Djokovic won a record five ATP Masters Series 1000 titles: Indian Wells, Miami and Canada, played on hard courts, and Madrid and Rome, on clay. Novak Djokovic is netting ten million U.S. dollars a year compiling a 43-match winning streak until his defeat in the French Open semifinals in May. He is currently ATP number one player with 13,310 points followed by Rafael Nadal (10,415) and Roger Federer (8,710).

 Novak Djokovic is also landing in Rome winning the Australian Open  in February.Novak Djokovic

For more in depth information on results, players, tickets, courts and more visit this site:

Tennis in Rome is not mere professional players, games, media, presentations, sponsors, photos and autographs. The event is an interact of all minor things that insert aroma to the whole experience: dolce vita , fashion, history, religion, accommodation, pizza and pasta.

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Our blogger: Adu K

Rome Marathon: The Run and The Fun

img-1203021500-maratonaSunday, March 18, 2012 at9am from the Via dei Fori Imperiali- starts the 18th Rome Marathon. The racecourse passes all major tourist attractions in Rome, namely the Coloseum, Roman Forum, Mouth of Truth, Circo Massimo, Piramide,  St Paul Basilica, Tiberina island, Navona Square, Castle St Angel,  St Peter Basilica, Campidoglio, music auditorium and many others. Perfect for a fun and sight-filled run through Rome.

International, national and continental competitors are flocking from all corners of the earth to Rome for the 18th marathon edition. Cristal clear, no one can foretell who will be the winner, but like all other major-long-distance-competitions this also might be dominated by East African champs. Nevertheless Brazilian fans, as in any World Cup competition- won’t be satisfied with runner up, the same is true with any elite runner, i.e. the thirst to win internationally sealed marathon race, on the hill tops of thousand-years-history of athletic tournaments.

In the past half-decade, like other long-distance-competitions, the Rome marathon was under the East-African-runners dominion. Kenyan gems have won the five highest podiums of the last six consecutive Rome marathon chapters and Ethiopian athletes seem coming back- fifty years to the legendary barefoot runner Abbebe Bekila-  dominated  last year’s table with seven runners in the best-ten list. Is someone from Italy going to make it to a podium higher than the 2006 second result? But as the proverb goes, ‘Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched’.


The Rome marathon-day is a two-day event. Side by side to the International marathon is the non-competitive Rome Fun race, this is more a leisure walk than a race. Parents, friends, class mates, lovers, co-workers and so on use this event to walk & talk the 4km distance coined “La Stracittadina”.

Those who want to participate on one of the two occasions can visit this site:-

Runners, art hunters or  admirers can take this opportunity to imagine the knowledge and wisdom of the Most High that vested upon the great grandparents of Rome. Decorations, architectures and the history that accompanies the ancient sites add flavour to the whole event.

At the end of a busy day running, filming, shopping, visiting points of interests, jogging and etcetera come and relax in Des Artistes and Yes Hotel Rome  which are ready to satisfy the needs of everyone. These hotels are located within a 5 minute walk from Termini Central Station, three underground stops from the marathon start/finish line, easily accessible from the major tourist attractions and extremely reasonable prices for your stay.

For more detailed information it is possible click & book on our websites. or

Our bloggers: Adu K & Liam


roma1Notre Dame de Paris, the now historic musical produced by David Zard and music by Riccardo Cocciante, also arrives in Italy for a tour celebrating the 10th anniversary. The italian debut is set to take place in Rome on March 14 until April 1 ” Grand Theatre Notre Dame “, a structure of 2900 seats that was built in record time in an area near the Stadio Olimpico.

The production is a huge success that is renewed from 1998, the year of its French debut, that had more than 15 million viewers around the world, of which only 2 million and a half were in Italy, where it toured 38 different cities in 842 performances .

When the production went on stage for the first time in our country, in the original French version, on 21 March 2001 at the Forum of Assago, Notre Dame de Paris had already been seen and acclaimed in France by 3 million viewers. It was then translated into four languages, became also famous in Russia, Barcelona in the Spanish version and in London in the English version. But no one could imagine that the Italian version would have been a huge success!

Notre Dame de Parisis tells the story of Quasimodo, the hunchbacked bellringer of Notre-Dame and his love both impossible and tragic for Esmeralda, a beautiful gypsy. Quasimodo who was forced by his ugliness to see the world from a tower, falls hopelessly in love one day to Esmeralda, when she saw her dancing and singing on the square outside the cathedral. But Esmeralda was in love with Phoebus, the handsome captain of the guards of the King. Also Frollo, the archdeacon of the cathedral, was secretly attracted to the gypsy, and when he saw the two lovers together, in a fit of jealousy stabbed Phoebus in the back.

Esmeralda is arrested with the accuse of attempting to kill the captain of the guards and thrown into prison. Frollo takes advantage of the situation giving the freedom to the women in exchange for her body. Esmeralda refuses the offer. Quasimodo frees Esmeralda and hides her into the tower.

But a friend of Esmeralda, Clopin, and his protector misunderstand the intentions of Quasimodo, and attack the cathedral, placing himself at the head of a revolt to free the beautiful gypsy.

In an attempt to crush the revolt Phoebus and his men set fire to the cathedral and kill Clopin. The poor Quasimodo believing that Phoebus wants to free the woman, he gives her to Froolo which gives her to the guards. For Esmeralda is the end. Phoebus wants the death of the gypsy because only after her death he can marry his rich girlfriend.

Quasimodo after witnessing the hanging of his beloved realizing the betrayal of the Archdeacon, in a fit of anger, trows Frollo from the tower. Destroyed by the pain, the hunchback  leads the body of Esmeralda to a grave where he is going to stay until his own death.

For info and reservations go to the website:

Its sure to be a spectacular show so don’t miss it and don’t forget to write us or visit our website to get the best accomodation in Rome at the most affordable rates!

Our Blogger: Rhodora