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ESTATE ROMANA 2014 - ROMAN SUMMER
The roman summer edition 2014 offers many opportunities for local and tourists visiting the eternal city: many good reasons to visit Rome in june, july, august and september 2014 - Music, theatre, cinema and festival an many events, old and new ones, going on the whole summer.
Se c’è una città nella quale in estate non si corre il rischio di annoiarsi, questa è sicuramente Roma. L’Estate Romana da anni ormai offre a cittadini e turisti una grandissima scelta di intrattenimenti che va dalla musica, al teatro, alle fiere e al fitness per i più sportivi che vogliono mantenersi in forma anche in agosto
THEME PARK AND WATER FUN PARK IN ROME AND CLOSEBY
CINECITTA' SHOWS OFF
This exhibition will take you on a magical journey through cinema.
These historic film studios have played a giant part in the history of Italian and Hollywood cinema. Created back in the 30s by Mussolini under the timeless tagline, “Il cinema è l’arma più forte” (Cinema is the most powerful weapon), this is one part of Rome worth making a trip out to see.
There have been some veritable classics shot here over the years, including the epic Ben-Hur and Cleopatra modern films such as Mel Gibson’s The Passion of Christ , Martin Scorsese’s Gangs of New York and Rob Marshall musical Nine. However, perhaps it is most renowned for being the home of Italy’s most internationally recognized director of all time: Federico Fellini. It doesn’t get more Roman or more acclaimed in cinema history than La Dolce Vita.
The grounds are actually the largest studio in the whole of Europe and you can enjoy private or group tours of the entire area. It’s located just 9km out of Rome making it an easy day trip for any cinema buff.
CINECITTA' SHOWS OFF:
You will be guided through monumental sets and a precious collection of set dressing items coming from the most significant films shot at Cinecittà.
You can get up close to costumes and accessories worn by international stars such as Sophia Loren and Alberto Sordi; be enchanted by the wonderful
sketches of the most renowned designers; and be taken directly into the heart of the Dream Factory.
The exhibition is divided into three sections and traces the history of Italian and International cinema, explaining the crafts necessary to make a movie.
It allows interactions with the different audiovisual languages in the last section called ‘Backstage’.
It’s an exhaustive homage to the most important costume and production designers, allowing visitors to perfectly understand how many professionals are required to make a movie successful. It is also possible to take a complete tour through the resident sets that are still used today for all kinds of audiovisual, domestic feature films and international productions. Expert guides will accompany visitors to the set of Broadway/New York, previously used by Martin Scorsese’s ‘Gangs of New York’ and recently revamped for Paul Haggi’s ‘Third Person’.
Guests can be taken through Florence in the 15th century and to the incredible ‘Ancient Rome’ location, which hosted the renowned period TV
series, with your guide providing insight into all the details of this mammoth production.
The opening of the prestigious Caffè Cinecittà will allow a relaxing break in the stylish café and a quick visit to the bookshop where you can pick up some unique souvenirs.
Via Tuscolana, 1055
Metro A Cinecittà
From Monday to Sunday: from 9.30 am until 5.30 pm (ticket office close at 4.30 pm)
10.00 (in Italian)
11.00 (both Italian and English)
13.00 (in Italian)
14.00 (in Italian)
15.15 (both Italian and English)
16.30 (in Italian)
Close on: Tuesdays
CineBimbiCittà: Opening days: Sunday from 10.00 am until 5.00 pm
EVERY WEDNESDAY THE PAPAL AUDIENCE AT 10:30 AM IN SAINT PETER SQUARE
(OUR BREAKFAST ROOM OPENS EXTRAORDINARILY AT 6:30 INSTEAD IF 7:00)
EVERY SUNDAY MEET PAPA FRANCESCO DURING THE ANGELUS ( PAPAL BLESSING ) AT 12:00 IN SAN PETER SQUARE
Apostolic Blessing "Urbi et Orbi":
"Brothers and sisters, good evening!
You know that it was the duty of the Conclave to give Rome a Bishop. It seems that my brother Cardinals have gone to the ends of the earth to get one... but here we are... I thank you for your welcome. The diocesan community of Rome now has its Bishop. Thank you! And first of all, I would like to offer a prayer for our Bishop Emeritus, Benedict XVI. Let us pray together for him, that the Lord may bless him and that Our Lady may keep him.
And now, we take up this journey: Bishop and People. This journey of the Church of Rome which presides in charity over all the Churches. A journey of fraternity, of love, of trust among us. Let us always pray for one another. Let us pray for the whole world, that there may be a great spirit of fraternity. It is my hope for you that this journey of the Church, which we start today, and in which my Cardinal Vicar, here present, will assist me, will be fruitful for the evangelization of this most beautiful city.
And now I would like to give the blessing, but first - first I ask a favour of you: before the Bishop blesses his people, I ask you to pray to the Lord that he will bless me: the prayer of the people asking the blessing for their Bishop. Let us make, in silence, this prayer: your prayer over me.
Now I will give the Blessing to you and to the whole world, to all men and women of good will.
Brothers and sisters, I leave you now. Thank you for your welcome. Pray for me and until we meet again. We will see each other soon. Tomorrow I wish to go and pray to Our Lady, that she may watch over all of Rome. Good night and sleep well!"
Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum;
Eminentissimum ac Reverendissimum Dominum,
Dominum Georgium Marium
Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinalem Bergoglio
qui sibi nomen imposuit Franciscum
17th March The first Angelus of Papa Francesco 12:00 am in Saint Peter's square
19th March Intronizzazione di Papa Francesco 9:30 am in Saint Peter's square
13th May Holy Mass and Canonization of the Blesseds in Saint Peter's square:
- Antonio Primaldo and Companions
- Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena
- María Guadalupe García Zavala
VATICAN MUSEUMS AND SISTINE CHAPEL
Just 3 minutes walking from our hotel ............
The magnificent and immense Vatican Museums are among the greatest and most important in the world. This explains the extremely long queues tailing back from the the entrance, especially in the high seasons such as at Christmas, Easter and during spring.
Rest assured however, your patience will be rewarded inside.
In order to avoid the queues and save time, it is therefore a good idea booking your admission ticket or guided tour online.
The Vatican Museums in fact encompass a number of different museums: the Pio-Clementino Museum, the Chiaramonti Museum, the Gregorian Etruscan Museum, the Gregorian Egyptian Museum, the Gregorian Profane Museum, the Pio-Christian Museum, the Ethnological Missionary Museum, the Collection of Modern Religious Art, the Upper Galleries Museum, the Vatican Library Museum, the Pinacoteca (Art Gallery) and of course the exquisite and unique Sistine Chapel.
An entire day will not be long enough to see everything, so you would do well to dress comfortably and have a clear idea of what you really want to visit before embarking of this “expedition”.
The Vatican Museums are also open on the last Sunday of every month when admission is free
Viale Vaticano, 100
Fax: +39 06 69885100
Telephone: +39 06 69883145 - 06 69884676 info - 06 6982
Web site: www.museivaticani.va
Vatican Museums - Sistine Chapel
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 - 18:00;
Last admission 16:00;
Last Sunday of the month: open and free of charge from 9:00 to 14:00, last admission 12:30. Closed if it falls on Easter, 29 June (Saints Peter and Paul), 25 or 26 December (Christmas Day or Boxing Day).
THE BEST WESTERN HOTEL SPRING HOUSE WINS “THE MOST UNIQUE ROOM” IN
Thousands Cast Their Votes for Their Favorite Hotels on Facebook
Milano, 1 ottobre 2012 – Best Western International asked Facebook users to cast their votes for the first-ever Fan Awards on the Best Western Facebook page. Best Western hotels from around the world submitted nominations in seven categories ranging from Most Unique Hotel to Best View from a Hotel Room. A panel of travel industry experts reviewed the nominations and selected the five finalists for each category.
Thousands of Best Western fans answered the call voting for their favorite hotel in each category and voted the BEST WESTERN Hotel Spring House for “The Most Unique Room”.
“Our team at the BEST WESTERN Hotel Spring House is honored to win the title “The Most Unique Room”. Our guests have always appreciated our rooms and setting and the Fan Awards have been a great opportunity to showcase our hotel to travelers across the world,” said Stefano Gabbani, owner of the BEST WESTERN Hotel Spring House. “While we are honored to receive this award, what I am most proud of is the daily feedback we receive from our guests who appreciate not only our uniqueness, but the superior level of customer care they receive when they stay with us.”
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For a complete list of Best Western Fan Award winners please visit the Best Western Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bestwestern.