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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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!