Events in Rome

ONE NIGHT, THREE DAYS… AT THE MUSEUM!

ONE NIGHT, THREE DAYS… AT THE MUSEUM!

6-7-8 December promise to be a long dream-weekend for museums lovers: Rome will offer her visitors several exceptional events in both State and City Museums. Concerts and a series of live performances will turn on the Eternal City’s cultural life just before Christmas.
Here a resume of the happenings:

Saturday 6 December: “Music at the Museums”. From 8 pm to 2 am dance & music performances will take place into all the major museums (including Musei Capitolini, Centrale Montemartini, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, MACRO, MACRO Testaccio, Mercati di Traiano, Castel Sant’Angelo, Terme di Diocleziano, Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Scuderie del Quirinale etc.). Visitors will be admitted for free, or alternatively will be requested to offer €1
as a symbolic donation (valid to access the museum collection & attend the events).
Sunday 7 December: “National Archaeology Day”. Special sections of the musueums (such as depositories and area normally prevented to public) will be accessibile through guided tours.
Moreover, there will be no admssion fee for everybody at State Museums (while free entrance at City Museums will be for residents only).
Monday 8 December: opening of all City Museums which are normally closed on Mondays.

Hotel Des Artistes will help you out any time to figure out what’s the best museums for you!

Some More Tips About Rome

AmphitheatreAlmost two thousand years after its collapse as an Empire, Rome now lives under the shadow of a once powerful and prosperous nation.

The beauty of the Spanish Steps with its sinking boat, massive amphitheatre called Coloseum, fine wall arts sparsed across the city’s Catholic santuaries, monuments, catacombs, religious abondance etc. Visiting all these and others is definitely going to be an unforgotable memory.

After roaming, the Trastevere area is good area to chill out, certainly if you have time because this is located on the other side of the river Tiber, opposite to the major touristic sites. This neighbourhood is full of Trattorias, bars and/or restaurants, mainly giving service to the locals. After a good lunch, espresso  would be fantastic. The small and condensed coffee, rouses from sleep instantly. If not familiar with espresso, better not to try it before going to bed.

Other good stuff worth trying are: gelato (icecream), cannoli and pastries. To name some of the best gelateria in Rome: Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè, Said, Cristalli di Zucchero, Vice Gelateria, Gelateria Grom, Gelateria San Crispino, Mondi,Gelateria del Teatro, Biscottificio Innocenti, Fatamorgana, Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè, Gelateria Bocca Di Dama.

Love shopping, visit the Via Del Corso street, where you will find all the big brands. So expensive? Pass on to shopping malls like Porta di Roma, or take a cub and visit the Castello Romano Outlet where you will find best brands  for less pay. Non European residents have the option to get a refund of the VAT. Get forms from the store keepers and present the filled forms to the Customs office in the airport together with the items bought (tags not removed).

 

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THANKSGIVING DAY IN ROME

THANKSGIVING DAY IN ROME

On Thursday 27th people from USA will celebrate their traditional Thanksgiving Day. As usual, the fourth Thursday of November marks this festivity which origin can be traced back to Sixteenth century religious disputes in England. Pilgrims migrated to USA apparently celebrated their first Thanksgiving Day in the year 1621, at Plymouth, shaping it as a harvest festival. Food traditionally associated to this festivity undoubtedly changed through the centuries (according to local productions), until we come to our days when stuffed turkey, pumpkin soup, potato puree and green beans, as well as brownies or pumpkin pie, are undisputed protagonists of American tables.
Many places in Rome will be celebrating together with their American guests on 27 November 2014 : from Norman Rockewell’s exhibition venue (Palazzo Sciarra, behind via del Corso), to Cinecittà World (the biggest amusement park dedicated to Italian cinema industry): ask Hotel Des Artistes staff for full details!

ROME & STREET ART: OUTDOOR URBAN ART FESTIVAL

ROME & STREET ART: OUTDOOR URBAN ART FESTIVAL

5,000 m², a disused industrial architecture, 15 artists from 6 different countries: Outdoor Urban Art Festival points at innovation more than ever. From the streets of Ostiense quarter – a suburban area where the street art movement grew up in the past years, and which now appears enhanced by impressive mural decorations – the 2014 event moves to San Lorenzo area. Here, an abandoned structure is being renovated by artists coming from France, Greece, Japan, South Africa and Norway. Each of them (all big names in the field) will transform a wing of the building through his/her own artistic intervention. The remaining areas will be looked after by Roman street artists.
Music, street food & guided tours are part of the event!
Where: ex Dogana, via dello Scalo San Lorenzo 10 – San Lorenzo quarter (walking distance from Termini station).
When: daily 12:00-22:00 until 22 November 2014
Don’t miss out the chance to explore Rome’s alternative tracks and stay with us at Hotel Des Artistes!

SWING & NEW DEAL AT ROME JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014

SWING & NEW DEAL AT ROME JAZZ FESTIVAL 2014

A new wave of swing has hit Europe (and Italy as well) in the latest years: 2014 Rome Jazz Festival celebrates this trend with one-month jazz concerts, events, swing dance performances & workshops. All this is already happening at Auditorium Parco della Musica and other locations such as freshly renewed Teatro Torlonia, where many big names of the international musical scene will be on stage in the next weeks: vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater (Grammy award winner), Jason Moran and Robert Glasper (the two famous American contemporary jazz pianists), the best “Gipsy Jazz” (also known as “Manouche”) guitarists in Europe.
Time: until 30 November 2014.
Tickets on sale from €5 to €25.
Contact http://www.hoteldesartistes.com/ for the full programme and accommodation!

ROME’S OPERA HOUSE STARTS WITH A LYRIC FAIRY TALE

A water sprite inhabiting a lake, a human prince, a forbidden love: these the evocative ingredients chosen by Rome’s Opera House (Teatro dell’Opera di Roma) to begin its 2014-2015 season.
“Rusalka” by Antonin Dvorak will be on stage on 27 November 2014 at Teatro Costanzi at 7 pm (a number of performances scheduled in the month of December as well). Tickets on sale from €23. The plot recalls many features from Slavic mythology, and is loosely inspired by elements which also appear in other well-known fairy tales: Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”, and “Undine” by German writer Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué.
Performed for the first time in Prague in 1901, “Rusalka” represents one of the peaks of Czech opera repertoire and has recently gained more and more fame being staged worldwide by major opera companies in the past 5 years.
Hotel Des Artistes is located at just one metro stop distance from the opera house (or alternatively 15 minutes walk): you can book with us to enjoy a night at the opera in total comfort.opera-rusalka-2015_1

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

“BODY WORLDS”, OR HOW THE BODY WORKS

With over 40 million visitors since its creation, BODY WORLDS – “The Cycle of Life” exhibition by German anatomist Gunther von Hagens is definitely one of the most successful travel events ever realized. And one of the most debated as well. A path-breaking technique for corpse preservation called “plastination” makes sure the visitor will vividly catch any details of human anatomy. Far from being a mere horrific display, the exhibit provides public with a unique chance to learn how the body works and how it changes at any life stage. Special labs for kids are set up.
In Rome from October 2014 to February 2015 at Spazio Eventi Tirso, via Tirso 14: within a stone’s throw of Termini station on public transports: come and stay with us at Hotel Des Artistes to get info and directions!Body Worlds in Rome

Roma Europa Festival 2014

Roma Europa Festival 2014

Roma Europa Festival 2014

Not only electronic music, experimental dance and interactive exhibitions. Until November 30th, ROMAEUROPA FESTIVAL 2014 offers you a deep immersion into the latest trends in contemporary arts throughout the works of talents from all around the world.
Historical locations such as La Pelanda (Ex Mattatoio), Accademia di Francia, Teatro Argentina, Teatro Brancaccio will be the roman stage for this two-months event.
If you are looking for the best accommodation to reach them all, then don’t hesitate to book with us at http://www.hoteldesartistes.com/!

Rome International Film Festival 2014

Rome Film Festival 2014

Rome Film Festival 2014

Rome Film Festival is on our doorstep: from October 16th to 25th cinephiles, film professionals and paparazzi from all over the world will gather in Rome to attend movie screenings, exhibitions and the many more events planned at Auditorium Parco della Musica (from Termini bus # 910, 217, line M) and other central venues (metro A). Being part of the Festival is very easy: you can buy your tickets on line or at the dedicated sale points from October 9th. If you are still looking for a strategically placed accommodation then contact us through Hotel Des Artistes is at a stroll distance from buses and metro to comfortably reach any Festival’s location!