Art exhibitions in Rome

”POPES OF HOPE: ART AND RELIGION IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ROME” AT CASTEL SANT’ANGELO

”POPES OF HOPE: ART AND RELIGION IN SEVENTEENTH CENTURY ROME” AT CASTEL SANT’ANGELO

Extended up to 11 January 2015 the exhibition set up in Castel Sant’Angelo since May 2014, which was conceived to celebrate Pope Francis’ first year after election.
Even without taking into account the magnificent backdrop provided by its locations, the exhibit offers a unique content to its visitors: on display works by Caravaggio, Bernini, Pietro da Cortona and many more artists who between ‘500 and ‘600 cooperated to beautify the Eternal City. Thanks to them, and to the enlightened Popes who sponsored their works, Rome became once again the guiding light of Christianity after centuries.
Where & when: Castel Sant’Angelo Museum, Tue-Sund 9am-7pm.
From Hotel Des Artistes just catch bus #40 up to its last stop: it’s just beside Castel Sant’Angelo.

AMERICAN CHRONICLES: NORMAN ROCKWELL’S WORKS IN ROME

AMERICAN CHRONICLES: NORMAN ROCKWELL’S WORKS IN ROME

The “American dream” most insightful painter & illustrator has been brought to Rome: until February 2015 Norman Rockwell’s paintings, documents, photographs and 323 original covers of the “Sunday Evening Post” will be on display at Palazzo Sciarra (just beside Via del Corso, in the heart of Rome). Rockwell captured USA in a sharp and affectionate way, although idealized, over a span of fifty years, throughout wars, economical crisis, race problems. His works, despite – or maybe ‘because of’ – those historical junctures always communicate optimism, banking on the state institution and ultimately in future.
Where: Fondazione Roma Museo, Palazzo Sciarra – via M. Minghetti 22 (corner Via del Corso)
When: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm; Sat 9am-12pm.
Many bus lines connect Hotel Des Artistes to the exhibit venue: contact us for further info!

CARTIER-BRESSON: THE EYE OF THE CENTURY IN ROME

To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson’s statement inspires the exhibition set up in Rome to commemorate the first decade since his departure: 500 of his works (pictures, but also films, documentaries, drawings and paintings) will be on display until January 25th 2015 at Ara Pacis, a unique monument of its kind located in the core of Rome.
Reputed the father of photojournalism, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s shots captured events, daily life and atmospheres throughout many decades of the ‘900, after which thing he was rightly named “eye of the Century”.
A good reason to visit Rome between now and January: book your nights with us to enjoy a centrally located accommodation.2014-09-25-Cover_Catalogo_mostra_HCB-thumb

October in Rome

In our opinion October is the best month to visit Rome. And to give you a prove of the lovely atmosphere that reigns over the Eternal City during this month we snapped this picture of the work of an anonymous street artist. The caption inside the heart says “I want to steal your…”

Is October in Rome, the weather is lovely and we wish you were here.

Lungotevere’s bars, restaurants and lots more!

Every year during August  a small market is set on both sides of the Tiber river: there you can eat the very Roman porchetta, buy the products of many local artisans, attend a street-theatre performance and have dinner too!

It might just be the best event in Rome, at least in the summer: On every night until September 1, the Tiber River’s banks come alive. More than a kilometer of stalls line the river—each one a shop or cafe, restaurant or bar.

If you’re a shopping, or strolling-and-people-watching, kind of person, the possibilities are endless. On my last walk through the festival, called Lungo il Tevere Roma, I perused jewelry, bought fistfuls of dried figs and kiwis, sipped a mojito in a swanky bar, and even watched one of the last World Cup games.


All in all a very good option to spend an evening in Rome after a long (and hot) day of sightseeing. The manifestation takes place along the river, beetwen the Sisto and Garibaldi bridges; the area can be easily reached from Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel Rome taking the bus H from the station Termini (get off the first stop after the bridge).

Our Blogger: Joseph

Night Of Museum Rome 2014

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2011/05/notte-dei-musei-night-of-free-museums-may-14-rome-italy-quirinale.html#sthash.leZEnGTp.dpuf

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2011/05/notte-dei-musei-night-of-free-museums-may-14-rome-italy-quirinale.html#sthash.leZEnGTp.dpuf

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2011/05/notte-dei-musei-night-of-free-museums-may-14-rome-italy-quirinale.html#sthash.leZEnGTp.dpuf

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2011/05/notte-dei-musei-night-of-free-museums-may-14-rome-italy-quirinale.html#sthash.leZEnGTp.dpuf

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2011/05/notte-dei-musei-night-of-free-museums-may-14-rome-italy-quirinale.html#sthash.leZEnGTp.dpuf

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2011/05/notte-dei-musei-night-of-free-museums-may-14-rome-italy-quirinale.html#sthash.leZEnGTp.dpuf

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2011/05/notte-dei-musei-night-of-free-museums-may-14-rome-italy-quirinale.html#sthash.leZEnGTp.dpuf

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2011/05/notte-dei-musei-night-of-free-museums-may-14-rome-italy-quirinale.html#sthash.leZEnGTp.dpuf

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2011/05/notte-dei-musei-night-of-free-museums-may-14-rome-italy-quirinale.html#sthash.leZEnGTp.dpuf

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2011/05/notte-dei-musei-night-of-free-museums-may-14-rome-italy-quirinale.html#sthash.leZEnGTp.dpuf

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2011/05/notte-dei-musei-night-of-free-museums-may-14-rome-italy-quirinale.html#sthash.leZEnGTp.dpuf

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2011/05/notte-dei-musei-night-of-free-museums-may-14-rome-italy-quirinale.html#sthash.leZEnGTp.dpuf

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.

– See more at: http://www.revealedrome.com/2011/05/notte-dei-musei-night-of-free-museums-may-14-rome-italy-quirinale.html#sthash.leZEnGTp.dpuf

Rome’s Night of Museums is back on Saturday, May 17, 2014: museums and cultural spaces open to the public at night and hosting many events including art shows, music, dance, theatre, cinema, readings, guided tours.
Follow the Night of Museums on Twitter with #NDMroma14

A little more unusually, it also includes museums not often part of these free events, like the Scuderie del Quirinale (currently with a Lorenzo Lotto exhibit); the MAXXI, with its great Michelangelo Pistoletto exhibit; and the Palazzo delle Esposizioni, with its show on European 19th- and 20th-century art including pieces by Corot, Monet, Renoir, Ernst, Klee, and Picasso.

All will be open, and free, from 8pm-2am, with last entrance at 1am.


Rome Night of Museums 2014

Rome Night of Museums 2014

Some highlights on offer include a performance by Max Giusti and his group SuperMax in Piazza del Campidoglio which will be broadcast live on Rai Radio 2, and at the Casa del Jazz Marco Siniscalco and Antonella De Grossi of Partenope perform revamped traditional Neapolitan songs. Blues musician Roberto Ciotti appears at the Ara Pacis museum, there is a joint concert at the Centrale Montemartini by jazz singer Maria Pia De Vito and Brazilian guitarist Guinga, while performing for the first time in Italy is the Israeli musician Mosh Ben Ari at the Casa dell’Architettura.

For a full list of museums in Rome and across Italy see www.museiincomuneroma.it or www.beniculturali.it. Information is also available by calling the city’s cultural telephone hotline 060608

Our Blogger: JOSEPH

First May Concert 2014

san giovanniThe 1st May Concert is surely one of the most anticipated musical events and debated in the Italian music scene. There is always great anticipation to meet the cast of artists , presenters and guests who will tread the stage in Piazza San Giovanni in Rome on the first day of May of this 2014.

The artists

The first is the participation of Clementino , rapper famous for his O ‘ vient and for his feat with Negrita titled Buenos Aires / Naples. The second is the extraordinary presence of Rocco Hunt will pass within a few months from the stage of the Ariston to the Piazza San Giovanni . There will also be linked to this historical band concert as the Modena City Ramblers and the Bandabardò.

Participate as a representative of a very strong singer-songwriter scene , Brunori Sas , recently on tour with his Camino de Santiago in Taxi , and Disturbed , fresh San Remo. Continuing with the long list of names come to the Levant, Stefano Di Battista and 50 sax Conservatory of Santa Cecilia , Francesco Di Bella, Taranproject with Daniele Ronda, Enrico Capuano, P- Funking Band. Finally , one of the most anticipated players certainly stand Pelù and Tiromancino.

The conduction

The historian Mark Godano organizer ensures that the run will be ” less screaming ” and see how the protagonists triptych composed by Dario Vergassola , Edoardo Leo and Francesca Barra.

Guests

Guests announced so far are the writer and journalist Aldo Cazzullo , Federica Sciarelli , known presenter and journalist, and the founder of Slow Food, Carlo Petrini . Max Paiella and Nino Frassica ( historical actor and television personality ) , will have the task of keeping up the mood even if you predict reflective passages and remembrance of the massacre of Door Broom.

 

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Luxury shopping in Rome

Shopping in Spanish steps and along Via Condotti

Let’s face it, the place is crowded (it is a notorious local meeting point). Lots of onlookers everywhere. But it is truly one of Rome highlights. The site itself is lovely. But it is also located at a place where all the Italian designers are. The palace that hosts the Bourbon Spanish Embassy is nearby facing a column with the statue of Virgin Mary. Behind the steps that lead to Trinita dei Monti church, you can visit Villa Medici (the French Art Center) and beyond Villa Borghese. The esplanade at the top of the stairs offer a full panoramic view of Rome. If you are scared of climbing all these steps, take the free metro elevator up to the church esplanade. By the way, Piazza di Spagna is a regular metro station from Termini. And then, down on the square, don’t miss some of the famous Roman cafés or the house where the British poet Keats died at the age of 25. So, yes, this place is quite unescapable in Rome!

The steps are wonderfully kept. You can enjoy walking up and down them, as well as looking into the fountain at the base and the views from the top. The steps and the view is stunning. There is a restaurants at the top but it seemed to have a very good menu and a marvelous view.

Go early so that that it is not too crowded.
thw whole area around the Spanish steps is a rabbit warren of tiny cobbled streets and well worth exploring. Avoid the tacky tourist shops though! Close to the heart of Designer shop Rome! A must for all us women! take your credit card!

The best way to reach the Spanish Steps is by walking up Via Condotti. Take Rome’s main thoroughfare Via del Corso, which cuts ancient/tourist Rome in half and passes near to a lot of the major sights—then head up Via Condotti towards the Spanish Steps. There are a lot of elite and fun shops. However, the prices are sky-high and the merchandise isn’t really that special—just elite and with a fancy label. So, window shopping is where the fun is here. At the end of the street, the Spanish Steps will loom above you.

 

Our Blogger: Joseph

Rome: The City of Seven Hills

ForoRome, over the last two thousand years, became center of power, wealth and religion. At its highest peak, the Roman Empire extended Scotland to North Africa and Israel to England. And at the end of the day, the Roman Catholic state is reaching billions of followers across the globe.

Rich families, consulates and/or religious figures hired artists or architects to personalise their villas with statutes, gardens, thermae, theatre, temples, libraries and so on. The Roman Catholic hegemony, for example, hired artistes like Michaelangelo to paint the Last Super and Sistine Chapel. No wander, the rich families and the powerfull did the same.

Obsession to family interest, power and a luxurious life style often engulfed governors, generals, cardinals, popes and rich at odds against each other. This kind of selfish and controversial life style was also wide spread in the peninsula.

Rome owes its architecture, art, history and might; either to those who trampled the poor or to those who used religion to further their apetite to power, money or religious ambitions.

In a ‘modernised and civilized’ Rome, nothing seems to have changed except that now all the hassle is in a more fashionable and refined way.

Yet, Rome is worth watching.


Adu K


Villa of The Quintilii

villaquintiliiromeVilla Quintilii, located in the Appia Antica surrounding, was constructed in 151 AD by Sextus Quintilius Maximus and Sextus Quintilius Condianus, who were successfull consuls in the 2nd century. Nevertheless, the earliest construction of the villa dates back to the Hadrian rule.

The end of the once influential consul brothers was so sad. It is said, Emperor Commodus so coveted the villa, may be due its location or magnificence, and killed (182 AD) the Quintilii bros and automatically became the heir.

Villa Quintilii was discoverded in 1776 by Gavin Hamilton, in what the locals commonly call  Roma Vecchia for after the villa was first excavated, it looked like a small city in itself. This houses extensive thermae with its own water supply system and amazingly a horse race course (dating to the fourth century).

Now, the villa (a state property since 1989) has a museum that houses the marbles and other materials which were used to adorn the villa. In 1784 the villa has to it added a terrace, which give a good view of the Castelli Romani.



Adu K