Events in Rome



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!



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 for the full programme and accommodation!


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


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


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!

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!

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

Cirque du Soleil Quidam – in Rome (October 2014)

Quidam is the ninth stage show produced by Cirque du Soleil. It premiered in April 1996 and has now been watched by millions of spectators around the world. Quidam originated as a big top show since its premiere in Montreal, but has since been converted into an arena format beginning with its 2010 tour in North America.

The entire show is imagined by a bored young girl named Zoé who is alienated and ignored by her parents. She dreams up the whimsical world of Quidam as a means of escaping the monotony of her life.

The first half included some impressive aerial work by a female performer. The show was fantastic and the massive venue of Palalottomatica will help massively. The show wasn’t what was expected and never is. The performances are fantastic and will leave you amazed as to how can actually do it without injury. The best thing about the show was how funny it is. It is hilarious, at points, and wil had the whole of the hall in fits of laughter.

October 22-26 2014

Event Location: Rome, RM – Palalottomatica

Our Blogger: Joseph