Nightlife in Rome

MADE IN IRELAND: A FOUR-DAY FILM FESTIVAL IN ROME!

MADE IN IRELAND: A FOUR-DAY FILM FESTIVAL IN ROME!

The latest film festival in Rome is entirely focused on the Green Island: it’s the IrishFilmFesta!
From March 26 to 29, 2015, presentations, meetings with Irish guests (directors, actors, screenwriters and producers), debates and most of all movie shows made in Ireland will take place at Casa del Cinema di Roma. New movies as well as old unedited classics will be shown in original version (including Gaelic!) with subtitles.
IrishFilmFesta, set by Culture Ireland, the Irish Film Board, Tourism Ireland and Irish Embassy to Italy together with the Italian association Archimedia, is meant to promote Irish cinema, a less known cinema industry which “hardly crosses Irish borders, and even when it does, it is often considered English or American. So far, the only film makers which managed to gain international popularity are Neil Jordan and Jim Sheridan. But Irish cinema generated many more talents, and in the last years is being characterized by a remarkable artistic variety, which needs to be exported” as we read from the event manifesto.
Shows at 2015 IrishFilmFesta will be from 5pm (3.30pm on the weekend). There is no entrance fee, but you can support IrishFilmFesta with a minimum donation of € 50 if you like, which will guarantee a seat reserved to you for the whole duration of the event.
Casa del Cinema is inside Villa Borghese, at few metro stops from us: our staff at Hotel Des Artistes will be glad to provide you with directions!

 

WAITING FOR ST. PATRICK’S…

WAITING FOR ST. PATRICK’S…

Big celebrations are planned for St. Patrick’s Day! The Irish expats and all the Green Island lovers will have the chance to enjoy this traditional festivity starting from tonight, with the Global Greening appointment, this year involving Rome for the first time: the Colosseum will be englighted in green at 7.30 pm tonight March 16th, likewise more than eighty landmarks all over the world (such as the Niagara Falls, the Christ the Redeemer’s statue in Rio de Janeiro, the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai, the London Eye and the Cibeles Fountain in Madrid).
The proper religious celebration in Rome will take place tomorrow at 10 am, when Cardinal Prosper Grech will officiate the Mass for Lá Fhéile Pádraig at St. Patrick’s Church on via Boncompagni 31 (metro line A stop: Barberini).
Later on the eight edition of the IrishFilmFesta will be presented at the Irish embassy: beginning on March 26th it will take place at Casa del Cinema of Villa Borghese (metro line A stop: Flaminio). For four days films, short films, documentaries made in Ireland will be shown, including a special section in Gaelic language.
Moreover, all the most popular pubs in the Eternal City will be the traditional meeting points to the cheering crowds from tomorrow Tuesday 17th at 11am, till 4 am of the morning after.
To get more info on Irish pubs in Rome and other venues where to celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day just contact us at Hotel Des Artistes!

SUPERMAGIC ROME

SUPERMAGIC ROME

At the edge between dream and reality, material world and illusion stands “Supermagic”, the festival of magic which will be held in Rome from January 29 to February 8.
For one week people of any country and age will have the chance to be talked to via a universal language which doesn’t need any words to marvel and amaze. The best magicians, illusionists, conjurers and manipulators of our time will be gathering in Rome to offer their astonishing skills to public, challenging the laws of physics and time.
To protect their tricks’ secrecy, the backstage will be rigorously locked, only the illusionists being admitted behind the stage, to the point that they themselves will look after every technical and logistical step of the performance which otherwise would be up to technical staff.
Several shows are scheduled: to know them in detail you just need to contact “Supermagic” venue, that is to say Teatro Olimpico, or alternatively get any info you need from our staff at Hotel Des Artistes: “Supermagic” is the perfect way to spend an enchanting night in Rome even with kids!

CANDLELIGHT DINNER, LIVE JAZZ CONCERT & TOUR OF ROME ALL IN ONE

CANDLELIGHT DINNER, LIVE JAZZ CONCERT & TOUR OF ROME ALL IN ONE

Rome offers an original form of entertainment to those who wish to combine at one time a romantic candlelight dinner with a tour across the most beautiful spots of the Eternal City on the notes of a live jazz concert. All this is possible on TramJazz, a vintage cable car converted into an itinerant restaurant and cozy concert hall.
The night starts at 9 pm: guests are warmly welcomed on the cable by refined starters and drinks; by that time the concert reaches its peak, the cable will have covered an enchanting itinerary at the end of which it will stop on the hill right opposite the Colosseum. It’s there that the dinner of typical local products will be served. Every event on TramJazz is dedicated to a specific theme (Dolce Vita, Brazilian Jazz, etc. just to name a few).
This exclusive 3-hour music and tasting journey can be enjoyed upon previous reservation, which we suggest to forward quite in advance for better chances to get your spot.
Hotel Des Artistes will be glad to help you with any bookings you may need during your stay with us!

NEW YEAR’S EVE…NTS IN ROME

NEW YEAR’S EVE…NTS IN ROME

Rome City Hall organized two major groups of events as public celebrations for the New Year’s Eve, so if you want to begin your 2015 by taking a bath in the sea of people who will warm up St. Sylvester’s night, you can basically choose between the following:
CIRCO MASSIMO from 21.30 onwards big concert with:
Spiritual Front, for lovers of neofolk, swing revival, symphonic rock
Gemitaiz & Madman, flagship rappers of Italian hip-hop scene
Mannarino, most emotional interpreter of traditional Roman music
Subsonica, the stars of electro music
Daddy G, the well-known founder member of Massive Attack
FORI IMPERIALI from 20:00 onwards dance and concerts on the notes of swing, funky, soul, ’60 revivals and electro swing. They will turn all the area of Via dei Fori Imperiali down to Altare della Patria into a huge partying stage inspired to 52nd Street of New York between the Thirties and the Sixties.
Choose Hotel Des Artistes for your holidays in Rome: thanks to our strategical location you’ll safely reach any venue in a short timespan, even by foot!

ROMEO & JULIET IN MUSIC AND DANCE

ROMEO & JULIET IN MUSIC AND DANCE

To end this year with a bang or to begin the new one in style, the current show at Gran Teatro in Rome will leave you astonished: on stage “Romeo & Juliet. Love and change the world”, a colossal musical production which already received appreciation by 9 million spectators around the globe.
The immortal story by Shakespeare has been transposed in music and words by French composer Gérard Presgurvic, translated in Italian by Vincenzo Incenzo (lyricist to some of the most famous Italian singers of the past 50 years) and directed by skilled Giuliano Peparini (who gained great fame with theatre works in France).
45 artists on stage, 30 dancers and acrobats wearing more than 200 customs by Frédéric Olivier, 55 people working on production, 550 m² for stage, backstage and storages: all contirbutes to a “Rome & Juliet” more enchanting than ever.
When: until 6 January 2015.
Tickets: from €24.
Ask Hotel Des Artistes for more info and directions!

“THE NUTCRACKER” BY BALLETTO DI ROMA

“THE NUTCRACKER” BY BALLETTO DI ROMA

“The Nutcrucker” (“Lo Schiaccianoci”, in Italian) is back in Rome to take us company all along festivity time. It will be performed from 30 December 2014 to 6 January 2015 at Auditorium Conciliazione, which is located in the heart of Rome, nearby St. Peter’s Square. The staging by Mario Piazza (both director and coreographer) highlights the drama laying underneath the surface of this traditional fairy tale, that is to say the painful passage from childhood to adulthood.
This masterpiece of contemporary opera ballet (originally choreographed by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov and scored by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) was firstly brought to stage in Russia in 1892. It appeared in Italy in 1938 at Teatro alla Scala of Milan.
Tickets: €13-€45.
From Hotel Des Artistes catch metro line A and get off at Ottaviano, or alternatively bus #40 and get off at the last stop (Piazza Pia, besides Castel Sant’Angelo).

“CINEMONDO” AT VILLA MEDICI

“CINEMONDO” AT VILLA MEDICI

French Academy in Rome is currently hosting the fourth edition of “CINEMONDO”, the International film festival which this is year is dedicated to South-East Asia film industry.
On show from 27 November to 3 December 2014 movies from Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Special honor will be tributed to works which recently gained international appreciation at the major film festivals (in particular: “L’image manquante” by Rithy Panh, which was at Cannes 2013 and Oscar 2014).
Villa Medici offers a unique backdrop to the event, at just 5 minutes walk from the Spanish Steps.
Contact us at Hotel Des Artistes for more info!

Something More About Rome

something more about rome

something more about rome

Almost 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 little boat, massive amphitheatre called Coloseum, fine wall arts sparsed across the city’s Catholic santuaries, monuments, catacombs, religious abondance etc.

Not all, after roaming the fantastic sites in Rome, take your breath and try a pizza. At lunch, if you have more time go the Trastevere area and enjoy Roman food. This area is full of Trattorias, mainly offering service for 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 take it before going to bed.

After meal you can also try 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. 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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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.