SEE THE SISTINE CHAPEL IN A NEW LIGHT

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A brand new lighting and air-conditioning system has been recently installed in the Sistine Chapel.
Such an intervention scores multiple goals at one time: to improve the frescoes’ visibility (the highest possible brightness and hues definition guaranteed), to optimize energy consumption and consequently to save money.
Each and every LED of the 7,000 just placed within the Chapel has been customized in terms of color shade and power on the ground of the specific piece of painting it is meant to enlighten. The Sistine Chapel will be like shining in its’s own light.
That’s not all: a special set of video cameras has been introduced to count the number of visitors within the Chapel and regulate its air condition accordingly: temperature will be constantly kept between 20 and 25 °C, and humidity between 50% and 60%.
Both paintings and public will benefit from all this.
The Sistine Chapel is located within the Vatican Museums: few stops away by metro (line A) from where Hotel Des Artistes is. Contact us for museum reservations and accommodation!

ROME’S OPERA HOUSE STARTS WITH A LYRIC FAIRY TALE

A water sprite inhabiting a lake, a human prince, a forbidden love: these the evocative ingredients chosen by Rome’s Opera House (Teatro dell’Opera di Roma) to begin its 2014-2015 season.
“Rusalka” by Antonin Dvorak will be on stage on 27 November 2014 at Teatro Costanzi at 7 pm (a number of performances scheduled in the month of December as well). Tickets on sale from €23. The plot recalls many features from Slavic mythology, and is loosely inspired by elements which also appear in other well-known fairy tales: Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”, and “Undine” by German writer Friedrich de la Motte Fouqué.
Performed for the first time in Prague in 1901, “Rusalka” represents one of the peaks of Czech opera repertoire and has recently gained more and more fame being staged worldwide by major opera companies in the past 5 years.
Hotel Des Artistes is located at just one metro stop distance from the opera house (or alternatively 15 minutes walk): you can book with us to enjoy a night at the opera in total comfort.opera-rusalka-2015_1

A PIECE OF EGYPT IN ROME

Not only Roman masterpieces: Rome is getting a landmark in Egyptian archaeology as well.
The museum affiliated to the Egyptian Academy of Rome will host from now – and for the next couple of years – a unique exhibition dedicated to Tutankhamon, the Pharaoh whose name recalls the world-renowned golden mask discovered in his own luxurious tomb at the beginning of 20° century by British archaeologists. The circumstances of his death remain mysterious till today, which contributes to his celebrity not only among historians and archaeologists.
About 30 pieces (official replicas of the original artefacts, preserved in Cairo’s museum) will be on display in Rome, including the iconic funerary mask, the golden sarcophagus and a war chariot.
In other words, a good chance to admire some of the most famous pieces of ancient Egypt without travelling so far.
Egyptian Academy is located within Villa Borghese, at few metro stops from Termini station: one more event you can easily enjoy if you book your nights at Hotel Des Artistes!tutankhamon-incesto-faraone-malformazione

CARTIER-BRESSON: THE EYE OF THE CENTURY IN ROME

To photograph: it is to put on the same line of sight the head, the eye and the heart.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson’s statement inspires the exhibition set up in Rome to commemorate the first decade since his departure: 500 of his works (pictures, but also films, documentaries, drawings and paintings) will be on display until January 25th 2015 at Ara Pacis, a unique monument of its kind located in the core of Rome.
Reputed the father of photojournalism, Henri Cartier-Bresson’s shots captured events, daily life and atmospheres throughout many decades of the ‘900, after which thing he was rightly named “eye of the Century”.
A good reason to visit Rome between now and January: book your nights with us to enjoy a centrally located accommodation.2014-09-25-Cover_Catalogo_mostra_HCB-thumb

SELFIE AT THE MUSEUM

If you are selfie-addicted and you like art, then Rome is just perfect for you: for the next 3 months you can approach your favourite painting, take a selfie and win a smartphone!

#selfiedautore (that’s the name of the fancy contest) is promoted by National Gallery of Modern Art of Rome (GNAM) and it’s an unconventional way to enjoy some of the city’s masterpieces:

1) go to the GNAM or any of its satellite museums, point at the work of art which inspires you the most, take a photograph of yourself next to it
2) by January 6th 2015 send it to gnam.contest@gmail.com (object: #selfiedautore) together with title of the work, date, your name and email address
3) wait for its publication online: among the top 50 selfies (selected according to the amount of “likes” received from the public) 5 will be chosen by a jury of experts and will be awarded smartphones and other devices.

What’s better than Hotel Des Artistes for your artistical accommodation in Rome?SELFIE


“BODY WORLDS”, OR HOW THE BODY WORKS

With over 40 million visitors since its creation, BODY WORLDS – “The Cycle of Life” exhibition by German anatomist Gunther von Hagens is definitely one of the most successful travel events ever realized. And one of the most debated as well. A path-breaking technique for corpse preservation called “plastination” makes sure the visitor will vividly catch any details of human anatomy. Far from being a mere horrific display, the exhibit provides public with a unique chance to learn how the body works and how it changes at any life stage. Special labs for kids are set up.
In Rome from October 2014 to February 2015 at Spazio Eventi Tirso, via Tirso 14: within a stone’s throw of Termini station on public transports: come and stay with us at Hotel Des Artistes to get info and directions!Body Worlds in Rome

Roma Europa Festival 2014

Roma Europa Festival 2014

Roma Europa Festival 2014

Not only electronic music, experimental dance and interactive exhibitions. Until November 30th, ROMAEUROPA FESTIVAL 2014 offers you a deep immersion into the latest trends in contemporary arts throughout the works of talents from all around the world.
Historical locations such as La Pelanda (Ex Mattatoio), Accademia di Francia, Teatro Argentina, Teatro Brancaccio will be the roman stage for this two-months event.
If you are looking for the best accommodation to reach them all, then don’t hesitate to book with us at http://www.hoteldesartistes.com/!

Rome International Film Festival 2014

Rome Film Festival 2014

Rome Film Festival 2014

Rome Film Festival is on our doorstep: from October 16th to 25th cinephiles, film professionals and paparazzi from all over the world will gather in Rome to attend movie screenings, exhibitions and the many more events planned at Auditorium Parco della Musica (from Termini bus # 910, 217, line M) and other central venues (metro A). Being part of the Festival is very easy: you can buy your tickets on line or at the dedicated sale points from October 9th. If you are still looking for a strategically placed accommodation then contact us through Hotel Des Artistes is at a stroll distance from buses and metro to comfortably reach any Festival’s location!

Something More About Rome

something more about rome

something more about rome

Almost two thousand years after its collapse as an Empire, Rome now lives under the shadow of a once powerful and prosperous nation. The beauty of the Spanish Steps with its little boat, massive amphitheatre called Coloseum, fine wall arts sparsed across the city’s Catholic santuaries, monuments, catacombs, religious abondance etc.

Not all, after roaming the fantastic sites in Rome, take your breath and try a pizza. At lunch, if you have more time go the Trastevere area and enjoy Roman food. This area is full of Trattorias, mainly offering service for locals. After a good lunch, espresso would be fantastic. The small and condensed coffee, rouses from sleep instantly. If not familiar with espresso, better not to take it before going to bed.

After meal you can also try gelato (icecream), cannoli and pastries. To name some of the best gelateria in Rome: Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè, Said, Cristalli di Zucchero, Vice Gelateria, Gelateria Grom, Gelateria San Crispino, Mondi,Gelateria del Teatro, Biscottificio Innocenti, Fatamorgana, Il Gelato di Claudio Torcè, Gelateria Bocca Di Dama.

Love shopping, visit the Via Del Corso street. You will find all the big brands. So expensive? Pass on to shopping malls like Porta di Roma, or take a cub and visit the Castello Romano Outlet where you will find best brands  for less pay. Non European residents have the option to get a refund of the VAT. Get forms from the store keepers and present the filled forms to the Customs office in the airport together with the items bought (tags not removed).


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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.