Feb
27
2014
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SKUNK ANANSIE IN ROME

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.

Feb
26
2014
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Ciok in Roma – Chocolate festival in Rome from Feb. 28 – Mar. 4

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.

Feb
16
2014
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Rome Marathon 2014

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As every big city Rome has its own marathon, than draws visitors from all around the world. This year’s marathon will take place on March 23 2014. The runners pass by some of the most suggestive monuments in the city, so it’s a great attraction for those who love to travel and stay fit. The race starts at Via dei Fori Imperiali (Colisseum) at 9:00 AM. Then, participants will run by Piazza Venezia, Piramide, Castel Sant’ Angelo, The Vatican, Piazza Navona until they reach the finish line at the Colisseum again.

You can check the route and the information to sing in in the official website and don’t forget to visit the websites of Hotel Des Artistes and Yes Hotel to get the best accommodation in the city!

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Feb
06
2014
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Rome: The City of Seven Hills

ForoRome, 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.


Adu K


Jan
28
2014
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Our Suggestions for a Valentine’s day in Rome

11679The 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!

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Jan
04
2014
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Arcade Fire and The Black Keys in Rome.

Call us hasty, but we are already expecting our beloved Rock in Roma Festival. And we have good reasons:  Arcade Fire and The Black Keys, two of the best bads on the scene (in our humble opinion) are confirmed to participate. The Arcade Fire will offer its concert on June 23, while the Black Keys will perform on July 8, 2014.

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.

Nov
19
2013
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Christmas in Rome: 5 things we love

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1.- The Pincio Christmas tree
Il Pincio, the terrace overlooking the city from Piazza del Popolom  is one of our favorite spots in Rome, and with a huge Cristmas tree it becomes a memorable postcard to send home.

2.- The Piazza Navona Christmas Market

Candy, puppets, a merry-go-round. No matter where you come from, this little market will bring back all the Christmas memories from you childhood.

3.- The Christmas scene at the Vatican

Italy takes pride on its nativity scenes, and the most important in Rome is the one that the Holy See sets at Saint Peter’s square

4.- Panettone and Pandoro

For us this is more reliable than most personality tests. There’s no middle ground:you are either a Panettone person or a Pandoro person. These are 2 types of bread commonly associated with Christmas: Panettone  contains candied orange, citron, and lemon zest;: Pandoro does not contain candied fruits but is covered with deliclious  vanilla-scented icing sugar.

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.

If you are planning to spend Christmas in Rome, you best option for accomodation are Yes Hotel and Hotel Des Artistes. Just check our websites or send us a line to get the best rate available.

Nov
14
2013
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Villa of The Quintilii

villaquintiliiromeVilla 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.



Adu K

Oct
25
2013
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Fountains of Rome

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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).



Adu K

Oct
24
2013
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Rome Film Festival 2013

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As every year, the Rome Film Festival is one of the highlights of the cultural calendar of the Eternal City.

The details haven’t been revealed yet, but many international stars are expected to show up. Rumor has it we may get a chance to see Scarlett Johansson, Olivia Wilde and Christian Bale, among others. The main venue for the festival will be the Auditorium Parco della Musica where visitors will be delighted to discover a cinema village and one of the largest red carpets ever.
The festival will take place from 8 to 17 November 2013. The Auditorium Parco della Musica can be easily reached from Hotel Des Artistes or Yes Hotel with the bus 910 from the Station Termini.



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