SUPERMAGIC ROME

SUPERMAGIC ROME

At the edge between dream and reality, material world and illusion stands “Supermagic”, the festival of magic which will be held in Rome from January 29 to February 8.
For one week people of any country and age will have the chance to be talked to via a universal language which doesn’t need any words to marvel and amaze. The best magicians, illusionists, conjurers and manipulators of our time will be gathering in Rome to offer their astonishing skills to public, challenging the laws of physics and time.
To protect their tricks’ secrecy, the backstage will be rigorously locked, only the illusionists being admitted behind the stage, to the point that they themselves will look after every technical and logistical step of the performance which otherwise would be up to technical staff.
Several shows are scheduled: to know them in detail you just need to contact “Supermagic” venue, that is to say Teatro Olimpico, or alternatively get any info you need from our staff at Hotel Des Artistes: “Supermagic” is the perfect way to spend an enchanting night in Rome even with kids!

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!

WINTER TIME, WINTER SALES

WINTER TIME, WINTER SALES

As always Christmas holidays’ end marks the beginning of Winter sale season. 2015 edition in Rome will be almost one week longer than previous years: launched on January 3, sales’ll last till February 15.
It’s too early to say whether crisis impacts on them, so everything keeps on being set and ready to welcome the crowds that, as the first days show, apparently haven’t renounced to hang around shops.
Rome offers several options for those willing to combine a visit in the Eternal City with the chance to buy branded or casual items at cheaper prices, occasion which occur just twice in a year in Italy: from hot spots in the core areas such as via del Corso (and all little lanes annexed), via Nazionale and via Cola di Rienzo to outlets and shopping malls in the city’s outskirts, the most famous being at Valmontone and at Castelromano. Special buses from Termini station are available for any of these locations and our staff at Hotel Des Artistes won’t forget to provide you with a few hints about where to go first and what to watch out!

CINECITTÁ WORLD: OSCAR WINNING ENTERTAINMENT FOR ADULTS & KIDS

CINECITTÁ WORLD: OSCAR WINNING ENTERTAINMENT FOR ADULTS & KIDS

A few steps from Rome there’s a huge, brand new theme park entirely dedicated to the world of cinema. Named after the well renowned studio in Rome where several blockbusters were produced in the past, Cinecittà World offers visitors an experience to satisfy all five senses: movie sets, live shows, green areas, restaurants, shops and roller coasters melting together for a perfect mix of cinema, fun and culture for both kids and adults, all arranged into thematic areas matching with everyone’s taste. Cinecittà World is the path to cinematic illusion, during which visitors themselves will feel like being movie stars.
The high quality standards of the park encompass designs by Oscar winning set designer Dante Ferretti and music by Oscar winning composer Ennio Morricone.
The park is located in Castelromano and to reach the park from Termini station you can just catch the special shuttle which can be combined to the entrance ticket to the park: ask Hotel Des Artistes staff for more info!

RUGBY’S SIX NATIONS IN ROME

RUGBY’S SIX NATIONS IN ROME

Many exciting sport events will be hosted in Rome in 2015, and rugby’s Six Nations Championship will lead off the dance: it will begin on February 6 in UK, with its first match in Rome on the following day, February 7.
This traditional rugby tournament is a yearly event in Europe involving six teams: England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. It is the successor of the several competitions played among the most important European teams at the end of the 19 Century. Italy joined it in 2000 (till then it was named indeed Five Nations), thanks to the great results she gradually achieved since the Nineties.
Italy will play three home matches and two away matches. Below the schedule at Stadio Olimpico in Rome:
Saturday 7 February 2015, 2:30 pm: ITALY vs IRELAND
Sunday 15 March 2015, 3 pm : ITALY vs FRANCE
Saturday 21 March 2015, 12.30 pm: ITALY vs WALES
Choose Hotel Des Artistes for a gateway to Rome on those weekends: a special welcome is reserved to any rugby team fans!

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!