HOSTEL DES ARTISTES ROME BLOG

A FRINGE EVENT IN THE CENTER: ROMA FRINGE FESTIVAL 2015 AT THE VATICAN!

By | May 29, 2015

Those in Rome from now to July will have the chance to enjoy the charming gardens all around Castel Sant’Angelo under new lights: those enlighting Rome Fringe Festival 2015! This most awaited Summer event offers one month non-stop shows, art exhbits, day & night markets, refreshment areas, wine & food tasting, workshops and kids activities. From […]

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SUNDAY 24th MAY: TAKING A PEEK INTO ROMAN HISTORY…

By | May 23, 2015

Those in Rome this weekend will have the chance to enjoy a rare event called “Open Courtyard Rome”, promoted by the Italian Association of Historical Houses (ADSI – Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane): historical private palaces normally closed to public (unless converted into some museums) will be open to visitors and disclose their most hidden courtyards […]

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PANTHEON, PENTECOSTE & THE RED ROSE PETALS RAIN

By | May 21, 2015

On Sunday May 24th, 2015, a two thousand years old ritual will take place inside one of the most famous monuments in Rome, the Pantheon, also known as Church of Santa Maria dei Martiri. On the occasion of Pentecoste, indeed, hundreds of red rose petals will be poured inside the Church through the huge hole […]

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GIFTS FROM THE EARTH IN ROME: 80 “NEW” METERS AURELIAN WALLS!

By | April 12, 2015

Rome is a never ending source of history. Just few days ago, for instance, no less than 80 meters Aurelian Walls were uncovered a little bit below the current ground level in a very central area of the city, i.e. St. John Lateran’s Archbasilica (San Giovanni metro stop). Not that any archaeologists were effectively searching for […]

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QUIRINAL PALACE ON THE QUIRINAL HILL: 1,200 ROOMS ON 110,000 m² SOON OPEN TO PUBLIC!

By | February 20, 2015

Did you know the largest palace in the world is in Rome and it’s the abode of the President of the Italian Republic? Well, this incredibile building will be very soon open to everyone on a daily basis: one of the first disposals by the newly elected President Sergio Mattarella aims at making of it […]

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ST. VALENTINE’S DAY AT THE MUSEUM!

By | February 12, 2015

Fall in love with art and visit one of the many museums in Rome on St. Valentine’s day! We shortlisted for you the main State museums in the Eternal City, where you might find some special discounts on entrance tickets: Colosseum  Piazza del Colosseo (metro line B, stop Colosseo) Villa Adriana (in Tivoli) Largo Marguerite […]

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ROMAN TRIBUTE TO EGYPT: THE PYRAMID OF CESTIUS

By | January 27, 2015

Off the beaten tracks of classical tourist paths stands one of the most ancient and intriguing monuments in Rome: the Pyramid of Cestius. Its shape immediately reminds us of more exotic cultures such as the Ancient Egypt… actually we are not wrong: this particular funerary monument was expressely commissioned by a Roman dignitary (Caius Cestius) […]

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