Mar
12
2013
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Rome: Conclave to Elect New Pope Starts Today

conclaveToday, cardinals from all around the world will meet in Rome to elect a new leader for the catholic church.

According to the Italian media there are a couple of strong names, namely cardinal Scola from Milano and cardinal Scherer from Sao Paolo but none of them seems to be able to get the 77 votes that are necessary to reach the majority of the preferences. Specialists do not expect a quick decision but it’s almost certain that the new pope will be elected before the week ends, probably on Sunday, a possibility that the city council has already contemplated, making arrangements to move the annual city marathonf from the morning to the evening in case Sunday turns out to be the big day.

Tonight rains in Rome and there is in the air a feel of anticipation while the eyes and cameras of the world turn to the Sistine chapel waiting for the white smoke signal that will open the next chapter in the history of catholicism.

Want to witness history? check our availability on-line or send us an e-mail to book your accommodation for this memorable day.

Feb
26
2013
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Deep Purple Rome 2013

Old school still rocks!

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Deep Purple, the band that has made ​​the history of rock, after two years of absence from the stage, will perform on July 22, 2013  at the Hippodromo delle  Capannelle here in Rome


There is also a lot of waiting for their new album, their first in eight years since the successful “Rapture of the Deep.” The album recordings have brought the band to close the studio for much of the last  year, bringing the painful decision to give up the summer tour of 2012.

The title of the new album has not yet been revealed, but the statements of vocalist Ian Gillan and guitarist Steve Morse suggest a record that will leave a mark. Morse makes it clear that the same could be one of the latest in the band’s studio. The eight years that separate  “Rapture of the Deep” allowed the English education to tap into a multitude of material written in this period. Therefore legitimate to expect a work worthy of the best Deep Purple.


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Written by NIC81 in: Concerts in Rome, Events in Rome |
Feb
12
2013
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All the taste of chocolate in Rome

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For the first time in Rome  you can enjoy the world of chocolate: Ciok in Rome, from February 9 to March 10

Is start in rome  by appointment from 9 February to 14 March with Ciok in Rome, the first Roman event entirely dedicated to chocolate.

Scheduled at the Montemartini, in Ostiense, introduces us to the magical world of chocolate in all its facets, from history to craft production, its representations in art and cinema to the traditions of the great companies

The typical post-industrial atmosphere of the Ostiense, celebrated by the cinema and the artists, will be the backdrop to the “Chocolate Factory” recreated the premises of the “Central Montemartini John”, a unique example of industrial archeology.

Ciok in Rome is an exhibition through which artisans, businesses, shops, associations, producers have to the general public for the first time involved in an amazing project come to life thanks to which synergies, business relationships and new business. It ‘a village with attention to every detail, for an itinerary that, through the great Italian tradition, reaching regional markets, celebrating the pride of the most important culinary traditions of Italy.

Pralines, tablets, sculptures, teddy bears, mugs of hot chocolate without the calories here is the most popular delicacies not to be missed during the gourmet event.

Exhibition February   9 to 14 of February 2013
- The artisans and the master chocolatiers -

Free entrance
Hours:

Saturday 09/02
Opening hours 12:30
Hours open to the public 12:30 to 22:00

Sunday  10/02

Monday 11/02

Wednesday 13/02

Tuesday 12/02 and

Valentine’s Day Thursday 14/02
10:00 to 22:00

MontemartiniVia Ostiense 106 – 00154 Rome

So there is no way to miss this greats events! Contact us through our websites or Hotel Des Artistes to make a booking


Written by NIC81 in: Events in Rome, Exhibitions, Uncategorized |
Jan
30
2013
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Shrek The Musical

13415950667514-0-368x276Once upon a time lived in the kingdom of Duloc a greenish, foul-mouthed and a bit ‘gruff ogre named Shrek.

His perfect life was quiet and happy until he was disturbed by a horde of enchanted creatures guilty of messing up his peaceful swamp. The creatures were the victims of an edict of Lord Farquaad, the local prince, who wanted all the enchanted creatures out of his kingdom. Among them, there was a friendly and talkative Donkey, who soon became Shrek’s faithful companion of adventures.

In an effort to solve this annoying situation, Shreck and Donkey head together to the castle of Lord Farquaad whose only concern however, is to be crowned king and this can only happen if he marry a princess.
This is how our two heroes end up trying to save Princess Fiona, locked in the tower of a castle guarded by a dragoness as  the deal with the stupid and wicked prince is: if Shrek will liberate Fiona, he can have back his quiet life in the swamp…

Will the extravagant character win the heart of his Princess? Will he be able to simply go back to his quiet but lonely swamp after having made so many friends and living such and adventure? Join Shrek and his loyal friend 9BC21F9509823EC5EF66F8E119F42824Donkey in their adventure to rescue Princess to find ithe answers!

The musical version of this Pixar hit that has been a box office hit in New York, London and Paris and now  is also in in Rome at the “Teatro Olimpico” from 14th February until 24th February 2013

For tickets and info click here.




Our Blogger: Rhodora

Jan
07
2013
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David Guetta in Rome

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After nearly two years from his last concert in Italy, is back to Rome the number one DJ in the world: David Guetta. The thirty-five French artist who began his career as a disc jockey, has become one of the most famous DJs in the world.

Born on November 7th 1967 in Paris to a French father and a Belgian mother at the age of 17 years began his career as a DJ in the Broad Club in Paris and that since his debut as a singer has sold over 3 million albums and 15 million singles worldwide, collaborating with famous pop and hip-hop artists as Akon, Kelly Rowland, Black Eyed Peas, Chris Willis, TX, Estelle, Fergie, Flo Rida, Kid Cudi, Nicki Minaj, LMFAO, Rihanna, Lil ‘Wayne, Ludacris, K’naan, Kylie Minogue, Taio Cruz, Snoop Dogg, Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Will.I.Am, Jennifer Hudson, Jessie J, Sia, Chris Brown.

David Guetta will perform in a special live set, a real show of music and special stage effects, between lighting and original images transmitted by maxi led screens. In addition to the major hit, the king of the clubbing side of the Alps will present the new unreleased tracks contained in Nothing but the Beat 2.0, an updated version of the previous self-titled album, released in September.

The appointment for one of the Italian dates is February 2nd at the Palazzo dei congressi.

To buy the tickets click here.


Our Blogger: Rhodora

Dec
18
2012
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Christmas cakes: Panettone and Pandoro

Christmas indexis approaching and preparations for the Christmas dinner or lunch is important to every Italian family.

Typical cakes Panettone and Pandoro are Very important on Italian tables.

For Italians, the Cakes symbolize Christmas and this special day with out such cakes is like thanksgiving day with out Turkey.

The legend tells both were first made hundreds of years ago: Panettone in MilanPandoro_g

and Pandoro in Verona, but today you can not find a single Italian family, north to south, which does not end lunch or dinner festivities with these delicacies.

But what is the difference between Panettone and Pandoro?

The difference is mainly in the ingredients (in panettone there are more eggs and especially there are candied fruit and raisins) but also in the type of machining and rising time. Panettone is done strictly with the yeast base while the Pandoro can be maid also with the brewer’s yeast. Panettone must also rise for about 2-3 days while the Pandoro for 18 up to 36 hours.


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Written by NIC81 in: Holidays in Rome |
Dec
14
2012
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Appian Way (Appia Antica)

Appia AnticaThe Romans wanted to defeat every enemy that stood on their path hindering the empire’s growth and roads were built to achieve the end. Roads played significant role in moving armies, supplies, reinforcement, trade, power and wealth.

Appian way, which connects Rome to south Italy, was one of the main roads Romans desperately needed.

Appius Claudius, Roman censor, constructed dirt road with stones and mortar stretching from Rome to Capua for 200km. Part of the road was started and finished in 312 BC. The Appian to date has the longest straight road in Europe (64 km).

To mention few of the important historical events that happened on this road:

In the 71 BC, 6000 slaves were slain by the Romans after their revolt ended in defeat at the hands of the Roman Army. In the WWII, Allied Forces landed at Nettuno to capture Rome penetrating through Appian way but the Germans resisted until their defeat in 1944. And Abebe Bekila won 1960 summer olympics, that passed through this way.

Long kilometers of the Appian way are now open to the public for walking, jogging, bicycling etc.

The following monuments are found along the Appian way: Baths of Caracalla (at the start), catacomb of San Callisto and a small church (chiesa del Domine Quo Vadis) on Via Ardeatina a street that branches off Appian Way.




Adu K

Nov
26
2012
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Villa D’Este Tivoli

Villa D'Este TivoliPopes or their families were involved in making expensive and impressive villas, arts or monuments for power and family prestige, now these structures account to a great deal of income.

Villa D’Este is no different story, in-fact this is byproduct of Roman Catholic priests’ luxurious and competitive life style.

Pope Julius III elevated Cardinal Ippolito II D’Este, grandson of Pope Alexander VI, to governor of Tivoli (north east of Rome) in 1550.

As a result of his new assignment, the cardinal was given an old monastery. Not satisfied with the new office, Ippolito, called famous architects, engineers and painters of that time to change an unknown monastery to ‘gardening and water-play model’ across Europe.

In the process, Villa Adriana marbles and statues were dismantled by the orders of the cardinal to making his own villa better.

The late-Renaissance villa stayed on D’Este family until the 18th C. when Maria Beatrice (daughter of Ercole II D’Este) married Duke Ferdinand of Habsburg, and automatically the villa became a Habsburg property.

As other Roman villas fate, the D’Este fell in disrepair and was neglected till the Italian State bought and restored it after the end of first world war. It is now open to the public

Villa D’Este became UNESCO world Heritage Site in 2001.




Adu K

Nov
23
2012
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Villa Adriana Tivoli

villa AdrianaVilla Adriana, a UNESCO Heritage Site since 1999, continues to marvel generations that come to pass 20 centuries after it was built. On return from Egypt & Greece, Emperor Hadrian decided to make a retreat villa (from the chaotic city of Rome) similar to the architecture and worship that he learnt in the eastern section of his empire.

At the end of his reign, Hadrian had his quarters in this impressive villa of 1 sq km. There were various edifices including theatres, Greek and Latin libraries, two bathhouses, formal gardens with fountains, statues, pools, underground for servants, extensive housing for guests and the palace staff.

Today, the villa located 25 km north east of Rome, is nothing but ruins of what was once the glamour of its time.

Little remains of the original villa, because materials were reused to make Villa D’Este in the area, looted by barbarians or civilians and neglected for centuries. Though,16th century excavations brought to life parts of the villa, still large section remains unearthed.

The various sections of the complex recovered in part are: Hall of Doric Pillars (basilica), Temple of Venus, Greek Theatre, Maritime Theatre (Hadrian’s small favorite island), Hall of Philosophers (library), Heliocaminus (baths), Nymphaeum Stadium, Poecile (large garden with swimming pool), Canopus (god Serapis sanctuary with 119 m long canal decorated with statues), Large and Small Thermae (hot & cold baths) and Piazza d’Oro (formal dinning room).



Adu K


Nov
21
2012
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Christmas Concert at the Vatican


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The Christmas concert, which began as the name of  “Christmas in the Vatican”, is a Christmas musical event created in 1993 to bring together every year several Italian and international singers at the invitation of the Church of Rome.

Born in the Vatican 20 years ago and then moved into different locations (Monte Carlo, Verona, Catania, Malta) is the most traditional Christmas event on Italian television that will be shown on St. Peter’s Basilica on December 15, 2012.

The originality of the event, which now has been repeated for 20 years, lies in the fact that this music “marathon”  with the presence of many artists from every nation, religion and culture, coming to Rome to sing Christmas Carols from different music genres ranging from opera to rock, through folk, gospel, classical music, world music and any other form of musical expression.

Constantly broadcast on television in prime time on Christmas Eve, the Concert  become every year the show with the highest number of viewers during the Christmas Dinner.
This twentieth edition of the Christmas Concert will be show on  December 24 2012 at 9.00 pm on RAIDUE.

To book your tickets click here.


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