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.
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.
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.
A very special meeting between two very important and influencial people, president Barack Obama and pope Francesco will be taking place in the Vatican City in Rome Italy on the 27th of March. Italy and the Vatican City are two of the president’s stops after having visited with leaders in Holland and Belgium. Both Obama and Pope Francesco will be discussing poverty and other social issues which both men believe greatly in. President Obama will be also visiting with president Giorgio Napolitano and premier Matteo Renzi during his stay in Italy.
A chocolate festival with views of the Eternal City , one of the best panoramic views of the Imperial Rome that coexists with the tourist metropolis and fashion, embellished with handcrafted masterpieces to taste, excellence in sales , artworks, to taste , that sweet and that scent of chocolate ready to indulge anyone, from 28 February to 4 March 2014.
With ancient roots , alchemy timeless and cutting-edge concoctions , the history , the essence and the wonders of chocolate , they come back to town with the new edition of Ciok in Roma , distilling joyful delight for the palate, culture and imagination .
After transforming the industrial archeology of Central America ” Montemartini ” , in a sort of Willy Wonka the Chocolate Factory , the Festival of ambrosia to taste, along with the history of the origins and the ancestral link with the senses that has fascinated the cinema promises to indulge the capital from the terrace of the Pincio .
The program of events and initiatives is with free admission, that characterize this edition of Ciok in Roma 2014.
The Trevi Fountain by night The Trevi Fountain is a stunner. Our advice is to visit it both during the day and during the night, but on that special day you might like to make a night visit to throw a coin with your significant other and make a wish together.
Lo Zodiaco One of the most legendary restaurants with a view in Rome, and a sure hit if you want to impress your date. Its location outside the city makes it a little offhand, but allows a clear view of the city and the stars. Reservations: +39 06 3549 6744
Pincio A terrace that’s part of Villa Borghese and can be accessed from Piazza del Popolo. Offers a marvelous view of Rome, and is probably the most romantic spot in the city.
Ponte Milvio A recent fashion has lovers locking padlocks to the handrail of this bridge and then throwing the key away. For sure a memorable way to celebrate Valentine’s day!
Villa Quintilii, located in the Appia Antica surrounding, was constructed in 151 AD by Sextus Quintilius Maximus and Sextus Quintilius Condianus, who were successfull consuls in the 2nd century. Nevertheless, the earliest construction of the villa dates back to the Hadrian rule.
The end of the once influential consul brothers was so sad. It is said, Emperor Commodus so coveted the villa, may be due its location or magnificence, and killed (182 AD) the Quintilii bros and automatically became the heir.
Villa Quintilii was discoverded in 1776 by Gavin Hamilton, in what the locals commonly call Roma Vecchia for after the villa was first excavated, it looked like a small city in itself. This houses extensive thermae with its own water supply system and amazingly a horse race course (dating to the fourth century).
Now, the villa (a state property since 1989) has a museum that houses the marbles and other materials which were used to adorn the villa. In 1784 the villa has to it added a terrace, which give a good view of the Castelli Romani.
Well, in Rome almost everything is worth noting. Cathedrals, basilicas, villas, museums, statues, bla bla are the big shots people like to visit, take pictures, talk about, chat or google. Today, I want to give you a very shortsummary on the little known or may be ignored or less googled but very essential part of everyday life in Rome, be it locals, tourists or animals. The Nasoni literally means ‘big nose’. It supplies potable water free of charge.
The Nasoni, were first installed in 1874, by mayer Luigi Pianciani. Today, incredibily, the nasonis are 2500 in number, spreading almost everywhere in Rome. They are financed by the city hall, and that is also why locals call them, ‘l’acqua del sindaco’ meaning mayer’s water.
Identifying characteristics of nasino:- twentyfour seven water flow, almost 120 centimeters tall, cold and potable water, limited water wastage (excess water goes to gardens, clean the sewer systems and supply for industrial cleanings), multi-use spout (allows fast and free water flow, touch-spout-mode to switch to drink-without-a-cup-style).
Looks like the photographic exhibition that the Cervantes Institute dedicated to Frida Kahlo some months ago was only a hint of big things to come. From March 20 to July 13, 2014 The Scuderie del Quirinale will be hosting a big exposition of paintings by the iconic paintress along with a selection of photographic portraits made by the American photographer Nickolas Muray.
With these news, as we enter the last leg of this 2013, we begin to rub our hands in anticipation for 2014.