Don”t miss your chance to see PAOLO NUTINI play live this summer.
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.
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
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
- 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)
- 23 June: double concert Caribou (Canada) + Battles (USA)
- 25 June: Teresa De Briganta Banda (Naples, Italy)
- 27 June: Sean Kuti & Egypt (Nigeria)
- 28 June: Bandabardò (Italy)
- 29 June: Natasha Atlas & Trasglobal Underground (UK, Egypt)
- 5 July: Cristina Donà (Italy)
- 6 July: Sud Sound System (Salento, Italy)
- 7 July: Maria Gadu (Brazil)
- 9 July: Officina Zoè (Salento, Italy)
- 10 July: Niccolò Fabi Tour (Italy)
- 11 July: Yann Tiersen (France)
- 12 July: Jimmy Cliff (Jamaica)
- 13 July: Alex Britti (Italy)
- 14 July: Alborosie (Jamaica)
- 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 Band Campagne 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 Party Daniele 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.
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.
Our blogger: Raul
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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Today’s blogger : Marcelo
Our Blogger: Rhodora
Who comes to visit the Eternal City, seeks not only to visit museums and major monuments , but to live the nightlife as much as possible, including restaurants, pubs and discos.
The most populated and popular areas when it comes to nightlife in Rome are San Lorenzo and Testaccio.
San Lorenzo is not far from the main train station Termini, is the area where many university students use to hang out at night, also because is not far from the Rome University of La Sapienza. In this area you will find many restaurants, but above all pubs and bars for a good happy hour.
Testaccio area is a rather famous for its nightclubs and good restaurants.
Try the disco-bar, music club, disco or art-space most famous of Testaccio is “The Akab”, that changes each year and sets trends in the city, remaining always at the forefront among the discos in Rome. It has two floors that in the warm summer nights are filled with people. They have on program evenings of pure musical experimentation (L-Ektrica, Tuesday; Essentially Mood, Thursday), artistic events (Wednesday, based on art, film and performance) and more one-night disc (weekend with musical selections ranging from black music to dance and house music).
For those who love salsa and meringue the temple of latin music in Rome is “The Caruso”, an elegant and articulate disco, for lovers of Latin-American dancing. You will be overwhelmed by the rhythm of salsa and merengue, samba and bossa nova, and every week you also have the chance to attend performances of professional dancers.
San Lorenzo is located within walking distance from Yes Hotel and Hotel Des Artistes. Testaccio can be easily reached from both hotels using the subway. Visit us, and we will be more htan happy to give you more tips about the best clubs in the city!