Music in Rome

Our Lady Of The Snows

smm‘Virgin Mary’ – as the legend goes – indicated a rich couple to build a temple for her memory by covering an acre of land with snow in the middle of summer. The area indicated by the alleged miracle is on the Esquillian Hill. But the alleged miracle is only reported 1000 years late. The fall of snow is celebrated by throwing white petals atop of the church on August 5.

Led by Pope Liberius (350’s), the couple agreed to finance a temple in Mary’s honour. The couple then dedicated all their fortune to ‘Our Lady of the Snows’ – aka Santa Maria Maggiore/Santa Maria Liberiana or Liberian Basilica (after Pope Liberius).

In 431 the Council of Ephesus proclaimed Mary ‘Mother of God’ and Pope Sixtus III commissioned to make church on the site where ‘Our Lady of the Snows’ had already ordered a temple in her glory.

Since its first start by Liberius in 350’s, Santa Maria Maggiore went through various remodeling works. The apse was restored in 1200. The bell tower was built in the 1300’s. The back was replaced in 1600 and the facade in 1700.

There are many Santa Maria temples in Rome but the largest and important of all is Santa Maria Maggiore . This is one of the four Roman basilicas (St Paul outside the wall, St Peter’s and St John Laterine).



Adu K

The Rasmus in Rome 2012

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After four years since their last studio album and three since the release of “Greatest Hits 2001-2009″, the “Rasmus” arrive in here in Rome. The Rasmus were formed in late 1994 when the group members still attending high school and where they began to be known simply by Rasmus, then the changed in year 2000 by “The rasmus”. in 1995 they released their first album with this PEEPe and won a gold record and a Grammy award in Finland. With their second album Playboys they won another gold record.And the band despite the young age of the members, they began to be more and more present in the Finland charts. The band’s third album, Hell of a Tester, was released in 1998 launched by the video of the single Liquid who won the title song of the year by music critics Finland. the Fourth album was published in 2001 titled Into, and like the previous albums, this was an incredible success in Finland and finished at the top of the charts. In 2003 they recorded their new album Dead Letters, which was published all over Europe and climbed the top of the charts in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Finland of course, and in that year became even here in Italy with the single In the Shadaw, and it was through this single that the band was known in other countries of the world collecting a total of six gold records and two platinum. And finally, their last albums are Hide from the Sun(2005),Black Roses(2008),and The Rasmus(2012).

So if you are thinking to visit rome, and specially if you are a fan of the group, don’t lose this occasion to follow their concert here in rome on November 17 2012!.For the best accommodation, check our best deals on www.hoteldesartistes.com and www.yeshotelrome.com !!


PLACE:ORION CLUB Viale J.F Kennedy 52 (Ciampino, Rome)
TIME:22:00PM (21:OO OPENING TIME)
TICKETS:€15  + pre-sale fees, available at the venue or through http://www.ticketone.it/

Our Blogger: Jona

Eataly Opens In Rome

eataly romeRome June 2012: Eataly has opened its biggest store in the world. The current location is in an abandoned air terminal built for the 1990 Italy World Cup event. Four storey complex with 20 restaurants, bars, coffee and diverse specialist markets for cheese, ham, pasta, olives oils and wines.

Oscar Farinetti said: “Welcome to the biggest place in the world dedicated to Italian food. Our aim is to make it the third most visited place after the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums”.

Seen the aftermath of January 2007 Turin debut and later succeeding in opening 18 others (eight in Italy) including New York and Tokyo; Farinetti seem to give correct business forecast but don’t count your chickens before they are hatched.

Anyway, people have started chatting and twitting about this structure that gave a sense of joy for the employment (400 workers) it created in a time of economic crack down and restoring the abandoned store to life.

Eataly is not just a food mega store with the best Italian quality but kind of school that teaches children responsible food consumption and be food friendly.

Those visiting Rome for few days can take the opportunity to enjoy foodies in this station in just few  underground or train stops from the main tourist attractions of Rome.

Metro B: from Termini direction Laurentina and get off Piramide (Ostiense Station).

Train: from Tiburtina Station direction Fiumicino Airport and get off Piramide (Ostiense Station) .



Adu K

Paolo Nutini in Rome


Paolo-NutiniDon”t miss your chance to see  PAOLO NUTINI  play live this summer.

Paolo is coming to Italy this summer to headline the Pistoia Blues Festival.
The Scottish singer was born 9/01/87 in Paisleiy. His father  is of italian descent, from Barga ,Tuscany, altough  his family has been in Scotland for three generations .

Paolo Nutini”s debut album, These Streets ,was released by Atlantic Records in the United Kindom  in July 2006 and included the Singles Last Request , Jenny Don”t Be Hasty , Rewind ,and New Shoes .
Last Request was the most successfu of theml , reaching number five on the UK  Singles Chart. The album peaked  at number three on the UK Chart  and was certified 4x platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.
In May 2009 Nutini released his second album, Sunny Side Up ,which debuted at number one in the UK  and has produced four Singles : Candy , Coming Up Easy , Pencil Full of Lead and 10/10 ,it has so far been certified  4x platinum by BPI  ,on February 2010 it Scooped Best International Album at the 2010 Meteor Awards .
These are the dates for Paolo’s concerts in Italy :

13 July -Festival Villa Arconati ,Milano ;  13/07/12 (21:30) -34,50
14July -Pistoia Blues Festival ,Piazza Duomo ,Pistoia;14/07/12 (22:00) -34,50
16July -Cavea Auditorium, Roma ;
17 July -Music International  Festival Veruccio (Rimini) ; 17/07/12(21:30)
19 July -Teatro D”Annunzio , Pescara ; 19/07/12 (21:30) 28,75
20 July -Castello  Scaligero ,Villafranca (Verona);20/07/12(21:30)28,75
21July -No Borders Music Festival 2012 ,Piazza Unita , Tarvisio ;21/07012 (21:15) 34.70
Don’t miss the chance to see him perform live, and don’t miss the best rates for accomodation in Rome! You will find them all checking our website.

Our blogger: Julieta

It’s (Free) Culture Week!

1_settimanaThe 14th edition of Settimana della Cultura (Culture Week), which provides free admission to museums and offers guided tours around a variety of cultural sites in Rome and across Italy, takes place from 14-22 April.

Some of the Rome attractions include the cinematic costumes from the collection of Fondazione Annamode on Via Vittor Pisano, a visit to the house museum of writer Alberto Moravia on Lungotevere della Vittoria, the new collections at the National Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia, and guided tours of Porto di Traiano near Fiumicino.

Not all of Rome’s museums or institutions are participating fully in culture week however. The National Museum of 21st-century art joins in only from 17-19 April, with reduced-price tickets. The Borghese Gallery charges a fixed rate of €2 a ticket throughout the week while the Planetarium and Museo Astronomico are excluded entirely.

For full details of Settimana della Cultura tel. 060608 (09.00-21.00) or see www.beniculturali.it.

Meanwhile from 4 May the Vatican Museums open their doors every Friday evening from 19.00-23.00, with last admission at 21.30.

The late Friday openings run until 13 July, and then from 7 September until 26

October. Now in its fourth consecutive year, the popular initiative attracts an audience of mainly Roman residents as opposed to tourists.


Our blogger: Joseph

NOTRE DAME DE PARIS THE MUSICAL


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: www.ticketone.it

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

Kasabian: British Rock in Rome

kasabianKasabian are an English rock band formed in Leicestershire in 1997. The composition of the band is a little ifferent today than when they began. The original members were Tom Meighan, vocals, Christopher Karloff, guitar & keyboard, Sergio Pizzorno, guitar & backing vocals and Chris Edwards, bass.

Currently the band is made up of Meighan, Pizzorno, Edwards and the drummer Ian Matthews. They have risen to fame and released a few  albums such as “Kasabian” (2004), “Empire” (2006), “West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum” (2009) and “Velociraptor” (2011).

This month they will be performing here in Rome at the Atlantico (Viale del Oceano Atlantico  )so make sure you don’t miss out on their great performance and remember to contact us or check our website for more information about events and accomodation in Rome.


Our blogger toay: Liam

Radiohead visits Rome


radiohead_1Four years after the overwhelming success – 36 thousand tickets sold in a few days – of their live shows in Milan, Radiohead will visit Italy again, this time as the first stop of his European tour and decided to please the Italian fans with four concerts in some of the most beautiful cities of our country. Radiohead have rewarded this time the Italian public: in fact, Italywill be the country where the band will make more stops. The first will be Saturday, June 30 in Rome at the ‘Ippodromo Capannelle (as a part of the Rock in Roma Festival).

In a career that spans 8 albums and nearly 20 years of outstanding music-making Radiohead has fused alternative rock art rock, electronic to punk and psychedelic pop, becoming one of the most influential bands – for critics, musicians and audience – in recent decades. With electronic rhythms, especially the voice of Thom Yorke and visionary lyrics, the band of Oxford has created a soundtrack for our age, producing political texts, and often openly siding on the side of protest.081029_125122_thomradioheadDCL02

The band has often made anti-commercial choices, forcing rapid changes to an already full of sound experimental details: This did not prevent them, however, to sell more than 25 million records, and collect prizes and awards, including 3 Grammy Awards, Ivor Novello 1 , and 3 Q Awards.
For all the fans, don’t lose the chance to see theme live!! See you in Rome then, on Saturday 30 June 2012, and dont forget to contact us or check our website to get the best accomodation at the most affordable rates!

Rodrigo y Gabriela live in Rome

Rodrigo y Gabriela, also known as El Rodi y La Gabi, are a Mexican duo who specialize in playing fast, rythmic acoustic guitar. The duo’s members are Rodrigo Sanchez, lead guitar, and Gabriela Quintero, rythim guitar and percussion.

The musicians gained a reputation by playing in the pubs and bars of Dublin, Ireland, where they gained a cult following. They are hard to pigeon-hole; their style is an idiosyncratic mix of genres that refuses any labels.

This month on the 22nd they will be playing in Rome in the Parco Della Musica, Viale Pietro De Coubertin 30, at 9pm. To get there from Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel you can take the bus M from the station Termini.Be sure not to miss this great concert!

Our Blogger: Liam

Sting in Rome

sting-concerti-italiaMister Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner was born the 2nd October 1951. That name may doesn’t tell you that much. He is  known worldwide as STING.

Sting took his nickname while playing in jazz clubs at the beginning of  his amazing careerBack then, he performed wearing a black and yellow sweater with stripes, so he was called STING , since his clothes reminded a bee. He alternated his activity as a musician with a job as a School teacher.

His big time began when he moved to London and formed the Police. The band explored the ferocity of punk rock adding a richness of elements non usual on that style, letting show the virtuosity of his members. The Police evolved towards pop music with some elements of reggae and jazz music creating ‘’standards’’ in pop music such as ‘’every breath you take’’.

Even if there was not a formal dissolution of the band, each member took his own path for a solo career in the middle of the 80’s (at the top of their success). Sting as singer and song writer of The Police continue a very successful career by his own.

STING is 59 years old.  he keeps himself in good shape: How? running 8 km a day and practicing yoga as part of his daily routine.

He is music is unique, combining powerful and delicate sounds with direct references to jazz.

He is very fond to Italy, he has a residence in this country, where he lives for periods.

The 30th July you can see STING  in action in Rome, at the Auditorium Parco della Musica. with the Ensemble Symphony Orchestra, will present a footage of the Police and his solo tracks.

And don’t forget: if you need accomodation in Rome your best options are Hotel Des Artistes and Yes Hotel!