Rome 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) .
Don”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.
The 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.
Notre 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.
Kasabian 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.
Four 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.
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, 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!
Mister 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.
As every year, “Rock in Roma Festival” at “Ippodromo Le Capannelle” is one of the most enjoyable appointment for music lovers. The latest editions have seen perform on the stage some of the best national and international bands and artists as Ben Harper, Franz Ferdinand, Killers, Massive Attack, Nine Inch Nails, Motorhead, Afterhours and Marlene Kuntz, Cranberries and Skunk Anansie.
“Rock in Roma Festival” will start June 18th and for more than a month it will offer every night concerts and different kindsof events. Opening guests this year will be the very famous band among young people “30 Seconds to Mars”; the show will continue in the following days with others big names of international music scene as: Jamiroquai, Dream Theater, Franco Battiato, Ben Harper & Robert Plant, Korn, Subsonica, Moby, Caparezza, Almamegretta & Raiz, Jack Johnson, Slash, Chemical Brothers and more others.
Here’s the complete program of “Rock in Roma Festival”:
June 18th – 30 Second to Mars
June 21st – Avenged Sevenfold
June 23rd – Alessandro Mannarino
June 29th – Korn
June 30th – Subsonica
July 3rd – Black Label Society
July 4th – Dream Theater + Anathema + Gamma Ray
July 6th – Afterhours
July 8th – Mogwai
July 9th – Fabri Fibra
July 13th – Chemical Brothers
July 15th – Franco Battiato
July 16th – Caparezza
July 17th – Almamegretta & Raiz Reunion Tour
July 18th – Daniele Silvestri
July 19th – Ben Harper & Robert Plant
July 20th – Skunk Anansie
July 21st – Elio e Le Storie Tese
July 22nd – Jamiroquai
July 23rd – Jack Johnson July 24th – Moby July 26th – Modà
July 29th – Slash
“Ippodromo Le Capannelle” on via Appia is a big area, in addition to concerts, you can find other events and attraction and is very easy to reach it from Hotel des Artistes and Yes Hotel! For ticket prices and any other information, give us a ring (+39 064454365) or drop us a line (firstname.lastname@example.org): you will get our best offer for accomodation and the best way to enjoy the good music in Rome!
IN SHORT When: June 18th – July 29thWhere: Ippodromo Le CapannelleHow to get there: from Termini Station take the train FM4 (8 minutes) and get off to Capannelle Station; or take the red subway line, get off to Cinecittà and then take the bus 654 to Via delle Capannelle; or take the red subway line, get off to Colli Albani and then take the bus 664.
- From African ethnic music to latin-tinged art rock, this festival will bring to Rome the sounds of the world from both emerging artists and well-known performers, like Suzanne Vega or Cesaria Evora.
Roma Incontra il Mondo (Rome Meets the World) has become a pleasant tradition in the cultural landscape of the city. Every year, the festival offers space to performers from all around the world to share their music and their culture.
Here you have a preliminary list of the artistis performing this year at Villa Ada:
18 June: double concert Mad Professor feat. Earl 16 + Zion Train
19 June: double concert Ojos De Brujo (Spain) + Ely Guerra (Mexico)
15 July: Petra Magoni & Ferruccio Spinetti (Italy)
16 July: Nando Citarella Tamburi del Vesuvio (Naples, Italy)
17 July: Verdena (Italy)
18 July: Joa Bosco Quartet (Brazil)
20 July: Suzanne Vega (USA)
21 July: Goran Bregovic & Wedding and Funeral BandCampagne for Gypsie (Serbia)
22 July: Anthony B (Jamaica)
23 July: Eugenio Bennato (Naples, Italy)
24 July: Cesaria Evora (Cape Verde)
25 July: Tuck & Patty (USA)
28 July: Luciano & Iriepathie (Jamaica)
29 July: Final PartyDaniele Pepe
Our main pick would be Cesaria Evora, closely followed by Suzanne Vega and Mexican female rocker Ely Guerra, but all the performers are definitely worth a chance, and any of the concerts would be the perfect way to wrap a summer evening in Rome: with great music in the beautiful surroundings of a Roman Villa.
_IN SHORT_Where: Villa Ada, Rome When: 18 June-29 July, 2011 How to get there: From the Termini Station take the bus 92 for 15 stops and get off at the stop “Stimigliano”. Villa Ada is 650 meters away.