News & Events
BICIROMA - 10, 11, & 12 MAY
The nineth edition of BiciRoma - is waiting for you in Piazza del Popolo on May the 10, 11, 12 , with guests, shows, events and gadgets.. for families and Bykes lovers..
IFriday 10th in the afternoon acrobatic bykes show,
Saturday 11th mountainbykes competition at Villa Pamphili park mountainbykes competition ,
Sunday 12th ride BICIROMA ride of 38km in the city centre escorted by local police of Rome.
more info and booking at www.biciroma.it
or write directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
OPEN HOUSE ROMA 2013, MAY 4 & 5
For a second time, rare discoveries of the Capital’s architecture on May the 4th and the 5th
Sociality, sustainability and exchange are the fundamental concepts behind Open House Rome, a cultural project the goal of which is to better familiarize the public with Italian architecture. It is a simple, yet revolutionary, initiative to open the most artistically and architectonically-interesting places on the Peninsula. This year, the event takes place in Rome on May 4th and 5th. Thanks to numerous free guided tours, the public can visit sites and spaces that are otherwise inaccessible. Such includes the usually-hidden interiors of commercial structures, office buildings, places of work and private homes.
The first edition of Open House, last year, welcomed 26,000 visitors to some of the city’s most beautiful spots. This year, approximately 150 locations – from every historical epoch – will be revealed to the eyes of all who want to explore these unseen components of the Capital's terrain. Organized by neighborhood, participants can walk or bike from site to site during their tour, many of which will be led by the designers of the relevant, more contemporary buildings.
The event is organized by the cultural association Open City Roma - presented as acultural platform that fosters encounters between the city’s managing, development and quality control entities, with projects tackling long-term strategies for synergy as its main objective.
Open House also aims to diffuse the culture and practice of sustainability, an area that primarily concerns the way that architectural structures are designed and used.
RACE FOR THE CURE, ROME MAY 17, 18 & 19
On May 17, 18 &19 : race for the cure 2013
The 14th edition of Rome’s Komen Italia Race for the Cure takes place on the streets of the capital on Sunday 19 May to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer.
The annual event is divided into three categories: a non-competitive 5-km or 2-km run; a 2-km walk; and a competitive 5-km race. The Roman edition is the "Largest Race for the Cure in the World" – out of a worldwide total of 151 events – and last year it attracted more than 51,000 people, both professional athletes and amateurs.
The sporting event marks the culmination of a three-day festival of related workshops and family activities taking place at the Race Village in the Circus Maximus from 17-19 May. The money raised goes towards funding educational and early detection programmes to help fight breast cancer.
The run begins at Terme di Caracalla and passes through Piazza Venezia and past the Colosseum before finishing back at the starting point. Participants in the 5-km competitive race must register by 15 May, while those joining the non-competitive events have until 19 May to sign up.
Competitive runners are required to be at least 18 years old by 19 May and must exhibit either a medical card attesting to their fitness for competitive running or a valid card from the Federazione Italiana di Atletica Leggera(FIDAL).
The minimum donation for all categories is €13 which can be paid online by credit card, or in person at the Susan G. Komen Italia offices Via Venanzio Fortunato 55 (Mon-Fri 10.00-18.00).
Payment can also be made at the Race Village, on Via dell’Ara Massima di Ercole, but only on 17 May and 18 May from 10.00-18.00, and before 09.00 on race day, 19 May. At the same address, and during the same times, participants can pick up race hats and t-shirts by presenting their receipt of registration.
The race was founded by Nancy G. Brinker in 1983 in Dallas, Texas, with 800 runners. Thirty years later around 1.5 million people are expected to participate in sponsored races all over the world.
full information at:
NIGHT OF MUSEUMS 2013 SATURDAY MAY 18TH
NIGHT OF MUSEUMS 2013
SATURDAY MAY 18TH FROM 8 PM TO 2 AM
Rome's Night of Museums 2013 is back on Saturday, May 18th
More than 60 important cultural and exhibition spaces of the city are open for the Night of Museums in Rome, 6 hours of a non-stop series of events, more than 150 free events and initiatives, including music, dance, cinema, theatre, readings.
Rome's Civic Museums, State-owned museums, historical museums of the Italian army, private spaces, municipal libraries, academies and foreign cultural institutions, schools and houses of culture will be open and free of charge from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am. You can visit for free the permanent and temporary exhibitions hosted in these museums, or attend concerts, performances and events.
More info at:
EVERY WEDNESDAY THE PAPAL AUDIENCE
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).
RAINBOW MAGICLAND THE BIGGEST ROME'S THEME PARK
THE ROME'S THEME PARK REOPEN FOR A NEW EXCITING SEASON, A FUN DAY OUT WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
SATURDAY 23RD MARCH
Childhood festival of Rome
SATURDAY 23RD APRIL
Bog party for the new season of Magicland.: Shock in thr USA
every last saturday of the month .........Winx Day.
Magicland Run ( a marathon of 10 km) Gattobaleno run ( a marathon of 1 Km )
Republic day. a new world guinness record , the biggest flag.
Ask at the Front Desk how to get to the park
MUSE - SUMMER TOUR 2013, JULY THE 6
ROME 06 lug 2013 AT 9 PM
Muse Summer Tour 2013
get the venue by bus : number 32 from piazza Risorgimento :)
more info about the tour at:
Visiting the exhibition will be possible to trace the salient features of the unstoppable rise of the great Italian artist: the beginning Venetians within the workshops of Giovanni Bellini and Giorgione autonomy gained from large canvases to the doges, the Este and the Della Rovere up to the imperial patronage of Charles V and then of his son Philip II. Decade by decade, the career of Titian will be represented at the highest level by emphasizing the masterful sense of color and the evolution of a brushstroke able to go beyond the limits of the imaginary painting.
Scuderie del Quirinale
1st February-30 June 2013
From 8th March to the 23rd June 2013 at "Vittoriano" the new exhibition “Cubisti, Cubismo”.
A major exhibition entitled Cubisti Cubismo on the work of Picasso, Braque, Léger and the international language of Cubism, from 8 March to 23 June 2013, at the Vittoriano Complexin Rome.
The exhibition examines Cubism as a revolutionary international language, created in France between 1907 and 1914 by Pablo Picasso and George Braque and carried forward immediately after by Fernand Léger and Juan Gris. Spreading rapidly in the space of three years, Cubism won the enthusiasm of artists in Spain, Holland, Great Britain, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Mexico, Italy and the United States, becoming synonymous with modernity until the end of the First World War and beyond.
As well as being modern artistic style not only the Cubists, but Cubism too, became also new paradigm of a changing world, rocked by rapid political and social upheavals. As a revolutionary language it was able to transform not only painting, but also architecture, literature, theatre, music, cinema, design, interiors and fashion. Consequently, in addition to works by known and unknown cubist artists, the exhibition also highlights the expression of Cubism in all its various facets.
Organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, the Lazio Region and the City of Rome, and with the patronage of the President of the Republic, the exhibition boasts the collaboration and support of many prestigious museums, including the Tate, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Courtauld Gallery in London, the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation in New York, the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, and the Fundacio'n Coleccio'n Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid.
Complesso del Vittoriano, Via San Pietro in Carcere (Fori Imperiali) – Roma
8th March – 23rd June 2013
Mon - Thurs 9.30 – 19.30
Fri and Sat 9.30 – 23.30
Sunday 9.30 – 20.30
Standard 12.00 euro
Reduced 9.00 euro
"CANOVA. THE SIGN OF GLORY"
Until April the 7th 2013 The Museum of Rome, Palazzo Braschi, host the new exhibition “Canova.Il segno della gloria. Disegni, dipinti e sculture”.
The 79 drawings have been selected from the 1800-piece collection constituting the largest in the world of art by an artist, donated in the mid-nineteenth century to the newly inaugurated Museo Civico of Bassano by Giambattista Sartori Canova, half-brother of the artist and his universal heir.
The drawings are accompanied by 15 etchings of the works, 6 original plaster models, 4tempera, an oil painting, two terracottas and two marbles that show the transition the concept stage to the production of the artwork. A choice that presents a unique historical context of Europe between eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, clarifying the role of Canova as the first real modern artist.
Entrance from Piazza Navona,2 and from Piazza San Pantaleo, 10
from 5th December 2012 to 7th April 2013
From tuesday to sunday 10.00- 20.00
closed on monday
standard € 11,00 – reduced € 9,00
ROMICS - 13TH INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL
ROMICS - 13TH INTERNATIONAL COMICS FESTIVAL
SPRING EDITION FROM APRIL THE 4TH TO APRIL THE 7TH
AND FALL EDITION FROM 3RD OCTOBER TO 6TH OCTOBER
WHERE? AT THE "NUOVA FIERA DI ROMA"
For all fans of the comic art it is time for Romics, international festival of comics and animation.
In this large trade exhibition you will find the great characters of comics and animated films, publishing houses, house of production and distribution of films, comics and booksellers, collectors, videogames companies that will present all the latest innovations and the latest hits regarding comics, animation, games, entertainment.
During the exhibition will be organized concerts, previews, and discussions with prominent personalities in the field of comics
more info at: www.romics.it
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.”
“Congratulations to the BEST WESTERN Hotel Spring House on being selected for “The Most Unique Room”. Thousands of Best Western Fans voted and the BEST WEster Hotel Spring House won over five other impressive finalists,” said Best Western President and CEO David Kong. “The Fan Awards have brought some well deserved recognition to the winning hotels and have been a tremendous opportunity to showcase Best Western’s global portfolio of more than 4,000 hotels to travelers who weren’t familiar with the tremendous variety and quality available through the Best Western brand.”
For a complete list of Best Western Fan Award winners please visit the Best Western Facebook page at www.facebook.com/bestwestern.