The Romans wanted to defeat every enemy that stood on their path hindering the empire’s growth and roads were built to achieve the end. Roads played significant role in moving armies, supplies, reinforcement, trade, power and wealth.
Appian way, which connects Rome to south Italy, was one of the main roads Romans desperately needed.
Appius Claudius, Roman censor, constructed dirt road with stones and mortar stretching from Rome to Capua for 200km. Part of the road was started and finished in 312 BC. The Appian to date hasthe longest straight road in Europe (64 km).
To mention few of the important historical events that happened on this road:
In the 71 BC, 6000 slaves were slain by the Romans after their revolt ended in defeat at the hands of the Roman Army. In the WWII, Allied Forces landed at Nettuno to capture Rome penetrating through Appian way but the Germans resisted until their defeat in 1944. And Abebe Bekila won 1960 summer olympics, that passed through this way.
Long kilometers of the Appian way are now open to the public for walking, jogging, bicycling etc.
The following monuments are found along the Appian way: Baths of Caracalla (at the start), catacomb of San Callisto and a small church (chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis) on Via Ardeatina a street that branches off Appian Way.
“Disney On Ice” will turn your day into an extraordinary adventure! Is about to arrive in Italy “Disney On Ice – Let’s Party!”. The new production on ice of “Feld Entertainment”, with lots of Disney characters, over 50!
It’s an original Disney Show, with classic and modern Disney songs, a fabulous story with bright costumes on ice and with such infectious energy of Mickey Mouse and his friends for adults and children: these are the ingredients of the show that will take audiences to celebrate some of the most famous festivals in the world, all in one evening and in your own city – from “Halloween” with the “Disney Villains” to “Dance Royal Valentine’s Day” with the “Disney Princesses” to “Happy Birthday Do not” with Alice and the “Mad Hatter “.
A fun and exciting production that will accompany the audience in an ideal “world tour”, including exotic destinations like Brazil (with its Carnival parade) or Hawaii (for a “luau party”) and Japan (with the its “Festival of Flower”).
“Disney On Ice – Let’s Party! offers families a reason to celebrate at any time of the year, “says producer Kenneth Feld. “It ‘a wonderful show, unforgettable, and the audience will go home remembering to celebrate everyday joys and successes of life.”
The tour will touch Rome from Novermber 29 to December 2 at “Palalottomatica”.
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/
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) .
Temprature in Rome during summer is too hot due to congested buildings, large number of people, climate change andmore. Waiting outside the Vatican Museum under certain circumstances is boring. Visitors run short of time before fully enjoying the museums, due to a large number of crowd waiting to enter the museum.
The new schedule gives visitors more romantic time and plenty of time to enjoy art with calm in a lovely cool night weather.
Since Vatican Museum started opening at night to the public three years back, the number of visitors has edged as much as thirty thousand visitors in last year alone.
The following museums are open by night: Pio Clementino, Egyptian, GallerieSuperiori (Candelabri, Arazzi e Carte Geografiche), Stanze Raffaello, Appartamento Borgia, Modern Religion Art Collection and Sistine Chapel. The schedule runs May 4th through July 13th but August is closed. And again restarting from September 7 to October 26.
The night visit is from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. every Friday. The last admission into the museum is 9.30 p.m.
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.
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.
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!
- 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.
is an amazing Sports and Fun village in Rome during all the summer months.
Over 12.000 square metres for sports lovers to practice : football, tennis , volleyball, ping pong, futbolokey the hydrobike, virtual golf and many other sports. Personal trainers are available and so is a huge gym. Families with kids will enjoy the summer centre for children. Big Gym 2010 in Rome also has a swimming pool and a Disco with top DJs along with a restaurant , a bar and a shopping area !
Mens sana in corpore sano (a healthy mind in a healthy body) is a famous Latin quotation. It derives from Satire X of the Roman poet Juvenal. It sums up somehow the importance that ancient Greek-Roman tradition gave to the body and health, a balance between body and mind for a happy life.
Nowadays Roman people still keep this notion and live in accordance to it. Ever since the most ancient times Roman Sports have been part of the culture and has had a relevant place in the life of its citizens.
This year just live up to the the past editions, and Rome will not only offer its classical beauty but also Big Gym, the sports village where you can relax enjoying the ‘’Dolce far niente’’, keep fit and have fun as well.
Oh, I almost forgot, yes…Besides…It appears to be also a wonderful opportunity for socializing, since everyone there will share a love for sports and physical activity, so you can meet people and experience the real everyday Roman people which is a whole attraction by itself…
Big Gym is children friendly : Big Gym 2010 provides a summer center dedicated to children, from June 14, daily from 8:30 to 16:30 where plenty of healthy, fun and creative activities are available to them such as painting, collage, drawing and also various sports.
Add the best DJ sets and a shopping area, Mon Amour Restaurant open daily from 12.00 to 15.00 and from 20.00 to 22.30, Mon Amour Disco open Friday and Saturday from 24:00 to 04:00, bar open daily from 10.00 to 24. AND YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE.
Big Gym Rome 2010 is doubtlessly something to be experienced if you love sports or simply if you want to have a different day and night out in Rome.
WHERE: Via delle Tre Fontane 5, Roma EUR, ROME
WHEN: From 9th June to 8th August, from 10.00 to 24.00
Getting there: Metro (underground) Line B, Stop Eur Palasport.
When planning your trip to Rome, you can book our comfortable Rome hotel Des Artistes which welcome families with children and is central and in easy reach to the Big Gym 2010 , and perfectly connected with the B line.
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