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CINECITTÁ SHOWS OFF

CINECITTÁ SHOWS OFF

From this week a brand new exhibition will put on display splendor and glory of Cinecittà, the City of Cinema in Rome which was home to some of the greatest film industry productions around the middle of the past century. “Shooting in Cinecittà, 1937-1989” guides visitors on an itinerary across film genres such as Hollywood on the Tiber, Italian comedy, Neorealism and Spaghetti Western, and in so doing it celebrates the immortal artists who contributed to the greatness of Italian film industry production worldwide.
Among the historical and propaganda movies on show: The Siege of the Alcazar, 1940; The Iron Crown, 1941. Then excerpts from Neorealistic films like Miracle in Milan, 1951; Bellissima, 1951; Umberto D, 1952, as well as a large section dedicated to stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Jayne Mansfield, Ava Gardner and Italian Loren, Lollobrigida, Mangano. On display costumes evoking unforgettable actors and films: Alida Valli and Farley Granger in Senso, 1954, by Luchino Visconti; Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in The Tame of the Shrew, 1967, by Franco Zeffirelli; the costume of character Don Saverio Petrillo, “O pazzariello”, interpreted by Totò in L’oro di Napoli, 1954, by Vittorio De Sica, or the outfit worn by Clint Eastwood in A Fistful of Dollars, 1964, by Sergio Leone.
When: from 24 January, permanently.
Where: Cinecittà Studios, Via Tuscolana, 1055.
How to reach it: metro line A, get off at Cinecittà.
Time: Mon-Wed-Thur-Fri-Sat-Sun 9.30 am – 7 pm. Guided tours provided.
Hotel Des Artistes is at your disposal for any further info!

FESTIVAL DELLE SCIENZE 2015: “SO O NON SO, QUESTO É IL DILEMMA”!

FESTIVAL DELLE SCIENZE 2015: “SO O NON SO, QUESTO É IL DILEMMA”!

“L’Ignoto” arriva a Roma. Ma niente paura, si tratta dell’Ignoto in senso filosofico e scientifico. Ancora più paura? No, davvero, non temete! Per capire quello a cui ci stiamo riferendo basta fare un salto al Festival delle Scienze che si aprirà fra pochissimi giorni a Roma.
Si tratta della decima edizione dell’evento, ospitato quest’anno dal 22 al 25 gennaio nella bella cornice dell’Auditorium Parco della Musica, e che avrà per tema appunto il concetto di Ignoto, ovvero tutto quello che si trova ancora al di là del livello di conoscenze sinora raggiunto. Dell’Ignoto, ci spiegheranno, non bisogna aver paura, in quanto è proprio ciò che ancora ci sfugge a darci la spinta propulsiva per continuare a cercare, a capire e dunque a conoscere.
A sviscerare l’argomento interverranno alcuni fra i più grandi scienziati del nostro tempo, stranieri ma non solo: Carlo Rovelli, celebre fisico attualmente impegnato nello studio della gravità quantistica e dei buchi neri, aprirà il Festival con una lezione dal titolo illuminante “La scienza ci dà certezze?”.
Perché, citando le parole del fisico Stephen Hawking, “il piu grande nemico della conoscenza non è l’ignoranza, ma l’illusione di sapere“.
Hotel Des Artistes sarà lieto di fornirvi il programma completo del festival e tutte le indicazioni necessarie per raggiungere l’auditorium.

CANDLELIGHT DINNER, LIVE JAZZ CONCERT & TOUR OF ROME ALL IN ONE

CANDLELIGHT DINNER, LIVE JAZZ CONCERT & TOUR OF ROME ALL IN ONE

Rome offers an original form of entertainment to those who wish to combine at one time a romantic candlelight dinner with a tour across the most beautiful spots of the Eternal City on the notes of a live jazz concert. All this is possible on TramJazz, a vintage cable car converted into an itinerant restaurant and cozy concert hall.
The night starts at 9 pm: guests are warmly welcomed on the cable by refined starters and drinks; by that time the concert reaches its peak, the cable will have covered an enchanting itinerary at the end of which it will stop on the hill right opposite the Colosseum. It’s there that the dinner of typical local products will be served. Every event on TramJazz is dedicated to a specific theme (Dolce Vita, Brazilian Jazz, etc. just to name a few).
This exclusive 3-hour music and tasting journey can be enjoyed upon previous reservation, which we suggest to forward quite in advance for better chances to get your spot.
Hotel Des Artistes will be glad to help you with any bookings you may need during your stay with us!

ROME, THE CAPITAL OF  SPORT: “ROME MARATHON” & “ROMAFUN”

ROME, THE CAPITAL OF SPORT: “ROME MARATHON” & “ROMAFUN”

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!

ENJOY A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN THE HEART OF ROME!

ENJOY A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN THE HEART OF ROME!

Rome temporarily discloses one of its secret gems: Palazzo Ferrajoli, the prestigious 18th century palace facing on Piazza Colonna, in the heart of Rome, will be exceptionally open to public from January 3 to 7, 2015, on occasion of the Festa delle Luci in Piazza Colonna. It will be a four-day event dedicated to food & drink, traditional handicraft , music and art. Literature will have great attention through the exposition of ancient original documents (many of them in English; captions available). The access to the Palace is for free, and it includes a guided tour of it which will provide visitors with a unique chance to admire Antonine Column from above.
To get more info and free vouchers to take part to the event, please ask Hotel Des Artistes‘ staff!

PLUNGING INTO THE FUTURE: ROME’S HIGH-TECH AQUARIUM

PLUNGING INTO THE FUTURE: ROME’S HIGH-TECH AQUARIUM

2015 promises to enrich Rome with many exciting entertainments. One of these is the introduction of Rome’s first aquarium, a colossal structure which will be the biggest in Italy and one of the major in Europe. Its first opening is currently fixed to June 2015, at the end of a long path of construction works. The aquarium will be covering a surface of 16000 square meters underneath the EUR lake and has been conceived to show history, environment and biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea, from which its own name comes: Mediterraneum – The Aquarium of Rome. An authentic revolution lays behind this project as the most sophisticated technologies were applied. The traditional section of the aquarium will host – as one would expect – living fishes born in captivity, while another sector will be entirely dedicated to scientific research, technological innovation and educational services: it will include an auditorium for 3D shows and huge tanks where high-tech robot-fishes will be swimming. Visitors will feel like plunging into the ocean abyss for real, thanks to special acrylic tunnels.
From Hotel Des Artistes you can easily get to EUR (the modern quarter in Southern Rome born to host the Universal Exposition in 1942) by metro line B: ask our staff!

ST. PETER’S WEARS NEW LIGHTS AT CHRISTMAS

ST. PETER’S WEARS NEW LIGHTS AT CHRISTMAS

A new lighting system has just been installed on St. Peter’s dome, which had appeared like wrapped into darkness in the past nights precisely because renovation works were going on. All is now completed, and the brand new lights will be inaugurated today 19 December at about 6pm by Pope Francis himself. The revolutionary light setting will guarantee 70% of energy saving and a much better performance, since the LEDs shades have been designed and placed according to the piece of architecture they will enlighten. The same lightining system has been set on the facade of the of Santa Maria Maggiore Church (one of the four major basilicas in Rome, few steps away from Termini station).
The inauguration cerimony significantly falls on the same day when the traditional Christmas tree (a white spurce coming from Calabria region) and the Nativity scene (Presepe) will be light up in St. Peter’s Square.
From now onwards, even after Christmas time, St. Peter’s will be wearing a new shining dress of lights, making definitely worth a visit by night time.
Hotel Des Artistes is in Termini area: just catch metro line A for few stops (get off at Ottaviano) or bus #40 up to its route end.

MORE THAN BEAUTIFUL… “BELLISSIMA”!

MORE THAN BEAUTIFUL… “BELLISSIMA”!

A brand new exhibit at Maxxi Museum of Rome glorifies Italian excellence in fashion design: on display 80 haute couture garments and jewels dating back to the period between 1945 and 1968. A piece of Italian history throughout the work of the greatest designers who, soon after the Second World War, changed the concept of “fashion”, moving away from French models, and by doing so created that iconic Italian style which is still admired today worldwide.
Bulgari jewels are paired to masterpieces by Valentino, Sorelle Fontana, Balestra, Gattinoni and the many more designers in vogue in the Fifties and Sixties.
Venue: “Bellissima: Italy and High Fashion 1945-1968″, MAXXI Museum, via Guido Reni 4a.
Time: until 3 May 2015, evey day 11am-7pm. Sat 11am-10pm. Monday closed.
Maxxi Museum is part of Roma Pass network. Ask Hotel Des Artistes staff how to reach it: you can catch both buses and metro from Termini station!

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.

David Guetta at Rock in Roma

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David Guetta arrives at Postepay Rock in Roma as a special guest in the line-up for the next edition for an exclusive live; in the best tradition of the greatest festivals in the world - the same French DJ and producer has played as a headliner at the Rock In Rio, Sziget Festival and T in the Park - the Capitoline rock showcase will give his fans an evening of dance with the best dj and producer in the world.


Guetta is arguably the record producer who has most influenced the style and fashions of the first decade of the new millennium with his unique style that dictates law among the giants of pop, as in most rowdy dancefloors around the world. Nominated five times for the prestigious Grammy Awards and winner of what can be considered the Oscar of music awards for Best remix of 2010, is without doubt the number one house DJ in the world, a true international music star.