Rhapsodic tones apart, one of the concerts we are already looking forward is that of Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. They are two of the greatest living legends of jazz but the best about them is not their historical importance (which cannot be overstated) but the quality of their playing. Just as the Roman evening described above, the interplay beetwen these two is one of those fine pleasures you just cannot deny yourself when given the chance.
The only Italian date of the tour in the world “14 on Fire”, the City of Rome opens the place more ‘prestigious history for a concert that promises to be unique just like the event last year, in Hyde Park in London, with more than 120 thousand people.
The Stones made their debut with the new tour in February, performing for the first time in their career, in the middle east, and are currently on tour in Asia, Australia and New Zealand, bringing their music and their legendary stage presence finally in Europe, after an absence of seven years.
The concert will take place next June 22 in the Circus Maximus, a suggestive ancient arena.
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.
Skunk Anansie are an English band, whose image is generally associated with the singer and band-leader Skin (Deborah Dyer), known among other things for his habit of wearing her hair completely shaved.
After the success of the summer tour, which saw them dominate the stage of the peninsula from north to south, the tireless SKUNK ANANSIE return to Italy-19 of march here in rome.
A brand new adventure for Skunk Anansie, yet another - in the nearly twenty years of career - the overwhelming challenge for rock band led by Skins, creator of this acoustic tour, started with an argument than the “confidence” that the singer has with the his voice: “Many singers do not like my voice, and somehow I am also very insecure and I am afraid to expose my voice without being accompanied by a sound. I asked myself, ok I can sing loud, but I could do it equally singing plan? “
The Italian tour will therefore be a new step in this adventure Acoustic unusual for listeners, and also for the rock band “The perspective is different when sitting on the stage and you need to focus a lot on his own music. (….) meet again during the show in London made us realize how everything was so fresh and vital energy and enthusiasm impossible to forge. we are proud of every album we made, but this acoustic experience is really something special. “
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.
Rome, over the last two thousand years, became center of power, wealth and religion. At its highest peak, the Roman Empire extended Scotland to North Africa and Israel to England. And at the end of the day, the Roman Catholic state is reaching billions of followers across the globe.
Rich families, consulates and/or religious figures hired artists or architects to personalise their villas with statutes, gardens, thermae, theatre, temples, libraries and so on. The Roman Catholic hegemony, for example, hired artistes like Michaelangelo to paint the Last Super and Sistine Chapel. No wander, the rich families and the powerfull did the same.
Obsession to family interest, power and a luxurious life style often engulfed governors, generals, cardinals, popes and rich at odds against each other. This kind of selfish and controversial life style was also wide spread in the peninsula.
Rome owes its architecture, art, history and might; either to those who trampled the poor or to those who used religion to further their apetite to power, money or religious ambitions.
In a ‘modernised and civilized’ Rome, nothing seems to have changed except that now all the hassle is in a more fashionable and refined way.
Yet, Rome is worth watching.
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!
Rock in Roma takes place every summer at the race course Capannelle, and if you have been following us you know well that it thingles our rock-head soft spots.
pd: Just in case you have trouble recalling how awesome The Black Keys are, we’ll just leave you a video of our favorite song of theirs.
2.- The Piazza Navona Christmas Market
3.- The Christmas scene at the Vatican
4.- Panettone and Pandoro
5.- Roasted chestnuts street vendors
We don’t like chesnuts but we love to see the vendors on the street. Winter wouldn’t be the same without them.