Sports in Rome



Just four days left to Rome Marathon 2015! Waiting for this huge event which will take place on Sunday 22, we would like to highlight a few benefits for those joining it:
MARATHON VILLAGE: Rome Marathon has got a wide expo at the Palazzo dei Congressi (EUR area). For the whole week preceeding the event, partecipants can go there to collect their BIB numbers and “the race package”, or just to give a look at the latest professional products.
MARATHON AFTER PARTY: an official after party will be held at Nur Bar, in Via del Teatro Valle 19. The party is from 6.30 pm till late at night Sunday, March 22. Admission: € 10,00 for Rome Marathon and RomaFun 5k partecipants (don’t forget your medal or bib) and friends. Includes buffet and first consumption. Free entry for children under 14. Food is served until 10:00 pm.
FREE TRANSPORT: on the race day travel on the underground, trams and buses will be free for all marathon and RomaFun La Stracittadina partecipants: your bib number must be made visible.
SHOWER SERVICE: if you like to take a shower after the marathon, the following facilities will be open for free to runners: Stadio Delle Terme Di Caracalla “Nando Martellini” Viale Guido Bacelli, 14 (near Metro B Circo Massimo) – timetable: 11.45 am – 5 pm Impianto Sportivo Comunale Uisp “Fulvio Bernardini” Viale dell’Acqua Marcia, 51 (near Metro B Ponte Mammolo) – timetable: 12 pm – 6 pmDue Ponti Sporting Club Via Dei Due Ponti, 48 – Timetable: 12 Pm – 6 Pm Forum Roma Sport Center Via Cornelia, 49 – timetable: 12 pm – 6 pm Show your bib number at the entrance.
ART CARD: the Art Marathon Card, to the owner, gives the right to a discount on the cost of the entrance ticket. The list of the museums and archaeological sites part of the agreement is on the official website of Rome’s museums. Validity from 19th to 24 th March 2015. The card is in your bib envelope.
Stay at Hotel Des Artistes and enjoy special our offers on the occasion of the Marathon!



Exactly one month is left to the biggest sport event in Italy: Rome Marathon (21 edition), and according to tradition it will be held in March, precisely on Sunday 22nd.
Preparations are in full effect since weeks. We remind you here just few details:
- two events are in programme: the ROME MARATHON (starting at 8.50 am from Via dei Fori Imperiali, where the finish line will be set as well) and the ROMAFUN (non-competitive 5 km walk on a parallel route to that of the professionals’ marathon. It starts at 9.10 am from Via dei Fori Imperiali as well, but ends at Circo Massimo).
- deadlines for registration: March 5th for the Marathon (check out the official website for more details); March 21st for the RomaFun (€ 8,00 included official t-shirt).
- a Marathon Village will be set one week before the event as the official expo of the Marathon. Where? At Palazzo dei Congressi, EUR area.
- a RomaFun Village will be waiting for the participants of the 5 km non-competitive event at the end of the route itself for refreshment, more fun and other small competitions.
Hotel Des Artistes offers special facilities & services to guests coming on the occasion of Rome Marathon 2015: contact us directly for more details!



Qualification tennis tournaments have started all over Italy to give any tennis players the chance to take actively part to the prestigious “Internazionali d’Italia” competition which will be held from 9 to 17 May, 2015.
According to a tradition initiated in 2011, a few months before the beginning of the major tournament, any tennis player having FIT card (i.e. being member of Italian Tennis Federation), regardless of level or rank position, can be selected for playing shoulder to shoulder with the most renowned tennis players competing for the cup. This project took inspiration from a similar qualification tournament which occurs every year some months before the famous American Slam.
Foro Italico in Rome offers as usual the most suggestive backdrop to this worldwide recognized sport event.
Ticket prices range from about €20 up, depending on the match.
Visit Rome in May and watch live your favourite tennis players: Hotel Des Artistes will provide you with any comfort to let you fully enjoy Rome in spring time!



Rome Marathon, considered as the greatest sport event in Italy given the number of its participants, will take place this year on Sunday 22 March. The race will start at 8:50 am, departure and arrival points being established on via dei Fori Imperiali. Registration is compulsory and expires on 5 March, 2015.
Runners will vie for the first medal, that was won by Ethiopian athlets in 2014 edition, in both the males and females competition.
Together with this professional marathon, a parallel non-competitive event will take place: the Romafun, “La Stracittadina”, a 5km walk in the heart of the city open to everyone (classmates, families, together with their favourite domestic animal, on skates, ecc.). Starting point for participants is on via dei Fori Imperiali at 9:10 am, to end up at Circo Massimo. Registration deadline for “Romefun – La Stracittadina” is 21 March, its fee being € 8,00 (inclusive of the official t-shirt).
Hundreds of thousands of people will gather in the Eternal City to enjoy these special sport events: don’t miss them and stay with us at Hotel Des Artistes!



Many exciting sport events will be hosted in Rome in 2015, and rugby’s Six Nations Championship will lead off the dance: it will begin on February 6 in UK, with its first match in Rome on the following day, February 7.
This traditional rugby tournament is a yearly event in Europe involving six teams: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. It is the successor of the several competitions played among the most important European teams at the end of the 19 Century. Italy joined it in 2000 (till then it was named indeed Five Nations), thanks to the great results she gradually achieved since the Nineties.
Italy will play three home matches and two away matches. Below the schedule at Stadio Olimpico in Rome:
Saturday 7 February 2015, 2:30 pm: ITALY vs IRELAND
Sunday 15 March 2015, 3 pm : ITALY vs FRANCE
Saturday 21 March 2015, 12.30 pm: ITALY vs WALES
Choose Hotel Des Artistes for a gateway to Rome on those weekends: a special welcome is reserved to any rugby team fans!



We are almost on the eve of a big match in Rome: AS ROMA vs MANCHESTER CITY, Champions League return match of the Group E including also Bayern Munich and CSKA Moscow. The two teams tied the match on 30 September, when Roma scored her goal thanks to Totti. Predicatbly, the British will be searching for their redemption.
2014-2015 season marks AS Roma 9th participation to this international competition, the first one occurred in 1984.
Hotel Des Artistes is conveniently connected to the stadium by bus: ask our staff!

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.

Lungotevere’s bars, restaurants and lots more!

Every year during August  a small market is set on both sides of the Tiber river: there you can eat the very Roman porchetta, buy the products of many local artisans, attend a street-theatre performance and have dinner too!

It might just be the best event in Rome, at least in the summer: On every night until September 1, the Tiber River’s banks come alive. More than a kilometer of stalls line the river—each one a shop or cafe, restaurant or bar.

If you’re a shopping, or strolling-and-people-watching, kind of person, the possibilities are endless. On my last walk through the festival, called Lungo il Tevere Roma, I perused jewelry, bought fistfuls of dried figs and kiwis, sipped a mojito in a swanky bar, and even watched one of the last World Cup games.

All in all a very good option to spend an evening in Rome after a long (and hot) day of sightseeing. The manifestation takes place along the river, beetwen the Sisto and Garibaldi bridges; the area can be easily reached from Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel Rome taking the bus H from the station Termini (get off the first stop after the bridge).

Our Blogger: Joseph

Cirque du Soleil Quidam – in Rome (October 2014)

Quidam is the ninth stage show produced by Cirque du Soleil. It premiered in April 1996 and has now been watched by millions of spectators around the world. Quidam originated as a big top show since its premiere in Montreal, but has since been converted into an arena format beginning with its 2010 tour in North America.

The entire show is imagined by a bored young girl named Zoé who is alienated and ignored by her parents. She dreams up the whimsical world of Quidam as a means of escaping the monotony of her life.

The first half included some impressive aerial work by a female performer. The show was fantastic and the massive venue of Palalottomatica will help massively. The show wasn’t what was expected and never is. The performances are fantastic and will leave you amazed as to how can actually do it without injury. The best thing about the show was how funny it is. It is hilarious, at points, and wil had the whole of the hall in fits of laughter.

October 22-26 2014

Event Location: Rome, RM – Palalottomatica

Our Blogger: Joseph

First May Concert 2014

san giovanniThe 1st May Concert is surely one of the most anticipated musical events and debated in the Italian music scene. There is always great anticipation to meet the cast of artists , presenters and guests who will tread the stage in Piazza San Giovanni in Rome on the first day of May of this 2014.

The artists

The first is the participation of Clementino , rapper famous for his O ‘ vient and for his feat with Negrita titled Buenos Aires / Naples. The second is the extraordinary presence of Rocco Hunt will pass within a few months from the stage of the Ariston to the Piazza San Giovanni . There will also be linked to this historical band concert as the Modena City Ramblers and the Bandabardò.

Participate as a representative of a very strong singer-songwriter scene , Brunori Sas , recently on tour with his Camino de Santiago in Taxi , and Disturbed , fresh San Remo. Continuing with the long list of names come to the Levant, Stefano Di Battista and 50 sax Conservatory of Santa Cecilia , Francesco Di Bella, Taranproject with Daniele Ronda, Enrico Capuano, P- Funking Band. Finally , one of the most anticipated players certainly stand Pelù and Tiromancino.

The conduction

The historian Mark Godano organizer ensures that the run will be ” less screaming ” and see how the protagonists triptych composed by Dario Vergassola , Edoardo Leo and Francesca Barra.


Guests announced so far are the writer and journalist Aldo Cazzullo , Federica Sciarelli , known presenter and journalist, and the founder of Slow Food, Carlo Petrini . Max Paiella and Nino Frassica ( historical actor and television personality ) , will have the task of keeping up the mood even if you predict reflective passages and remembrance of the massacre of Door Broom.