Is October in Rome, the weather is lovely and we wish you were here.
Is October in Rome, the weather is lovely and we wish you were here.
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
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
The 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 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 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.
Next Sunday we’ll have a new edition of the Rome Marathon. Athletes from all around the world will visit the city to compete but also to admire one of the most beautiful and suggesting cities while doing so.
Since is more than likely that the official ceremony to present the new pope will also take place on Sunday mayor Alemanno has already announced that if that should be the case, the papal ceremony will take place during the morning and the marathon will be moved to the evening, so people visiting the city that day can expect a day full of surprises and emotions.
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 has the 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.
Rome Marathon will start March 17, 2013. Start-finish line is Via dei Fori Imperiali, Colosseum area. The 42,195km unleashing run is as usual accompanied by La Stracittadina Roma Fun run (4,7km). This smaller non-competitive run is open to every one with out age limit.
Marathon Village 14-15-16 March 2013
Time: 10:00 – 20:00
Piazza J.F.Kennedy, 1 Rome
In 490 BC, Thersipus of Erchius run from Marathon to Athens; to announce Persians had been defeated. The messenger, run all the way to Athens non-stop, said “We have won!” and collapsed on the ground.
This is the legend, the modern marathon competition claims origins.
In Greece, Messengers like Thersipus, were important in conveying messages and thus were raised with great enthusiasm, care and training.
The first official marathon race was conducted in 1896 Athens Olympics. French philosopher, Micheal Breal is believed to have influenced his friend Pierre de Coubertin (one of the main contributors to modern Olympic competitions) to include marathon in the olympics.
Today, marathon has the largest number of participants as per race, ten of thousands in a single competition.
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) .
Rome 17 November: Italy versus New Zealand rugby Test Match. The visitors are favorite but Italy is not an easy team too.
New Zealand all blacks are famous for Haka (traditional New Zealand dance) show, which over the years has become identity of the national team.
In the RBS Six Nations games, Italy is scheduled to play France on February 3rd, Wales (last year’s winners) on February 23rd and Ireland on March 16.
Rugby is believed to has been first created in 1823 football game when a pupil -William Webb Ellis- picked up the ball and started running. Unfortunately there is no evidence to back this incident.
In a rugby game there are 15 players per team and play for 80 minutes. Amazingly the shape of the ball is oval but not for technical reasons rather for the fact that the first ball made by a coddler was from a pig’s bladder and when inflated became oval.
Chinatown in Rome is booming. Yes, compared to other Chinatowns, the later is 15 years old phenomenon and its growth is fascinating. Restaurants, shops, travel agents, hotels, market, internet and telephone centres are blossoming in this little town.
Regarding Chinatown, the first thing that one imagines is a beautifully adorned gate which over the years has become an identifying landmark for Chinese in exile. In Rome the landmark is not available but the area is noted for its multi-ethnicity.
After busy weekdays explicitly on Saturdays, the area is jam-packed with people of varied tribes, nations and languages to acquire the best of fresh fish, meat, vegetables available by the open market inside Chinatown. Asians, Africans, Latinos and Italians flock to this quarter for cheap shopping and also to find shops that specialize in homeland merchandise.
Chinatown Rome’s diversity is what gives it beauty. It is nice little town full of cultures interesting to visit.
After hunting down all major tourist attractions in Rome, visiting such an area is a good experience. Cheap souvenirs, African objet d’art, clothes and variety of dishes (Chinese, Indian, Eritrean, Philipine, Bangladesh etc) are a plus to the shopping experience in Rome.
This area of Rome, though, close to Rome Termini Central Station remains unexplored by many tourists. Interested clients are able to get information from Hotel Des Artistes’ staff of visiting Rome Chinatown.
Chinatown located on one of Rome’s seven hills – Esquillino- is five minutes walk from Hotel Des Artistes.
our blogger: Adu K
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