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2017
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Aperitivo as a local in the heart of “Prati”

Rome is not only an amazing open-area historical museum but also a variety of restaurant , bottega´s and trattoria with typical tasty dishes.
Let´s immagine that after a long walk throw the center after seeing so many masterpieces you just want to sit and have a good glass of wine or some drink and relax.
For this moments italians invented “Aperitivo” that literally means “an alcoholic beverage con-sumed prior to a meal with the intention of stimulating the appetite”

Usually it’s served between 5/6 PM to 7/8 PM just in time to have a good time with some friend before dinner.
We found some really cool places close to Colors Hotel for your Apertivo time.

IL GIANFORNAIO

Via Dei Gracchi 179 | Via Attilio Regolo 12, Rome  – Open every day until 8 PM

Il Gianfornaio

Photo credit : www.ilgianfornaio.com

 

TED LOBSTER AND BURGER

Via Terenzio, 12/14/16 , Rome – Open every dal until 2 AM

Ted Lobster and Burgers

Photo credit : romeing.it

 

IL PICCOLO DIAVOLO

Piazza Cola di Rienzo, 33-35, Rome – Open every dal until 2 AM

Il Piccolo Diavolo

FONCLEA PUB

Via Crescenzio, 82, Rome – Opern every day form 7PM to 2AM

Fonaclea

Photo credit : romeing.it

 

ASTORIA CAFE
Via Alessandro Farnese, 2/H, Rome – Open from Mond. to Satur. until 2 PM

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GRECO ENJOY

Via Gregorio VII, 239, Rome –  Open every day until 9 PM

GRECO ENJOY

 

NOVECENTO TREDICI

Via Leone IV, 83/87, Rome – Open every day – 24 H/24H

NOVECENTO TREDICI

photo credit :nottiromane.net

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23
2016
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Where to take a “cool” appetizer in the center of Rome

During your vacation in Rome at Colors Hotel, you can’t miss a “cool” appetizer taken at the dusk, watching the animated squares and the downtown streets giving the start to the evening with a drink.

So point out some of the best places to enjoy Roman cocktails and wines, in the most characteristic and striking locations of the city, situated a short distance from Colors Hotel.

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St. Peter: “La Zanzara”

Newly opened and very trendy for the residents of the Prati district, “La Zanzara” really offers cocktails with alcohol only of the highest quality. Here you can sit outside and drink is organized with small samples called “chupitos”, very tasty, served by fast waiter every 20 minutes. Orders are rather task of the waiters all dressed in hipster style.

Ponte Milvio: Panifico Nazzareno

The most famous bridge among teenagers, is located on its forecourt of the most famous restaurants of the city, excellent both as an aperitif and dinner. One of these is the “Panifico Nazzareno”, offering countless local delicacies in one room for restaurant, cafe, bakery, and American bar. Cocktails and great food in one of the Roman nightlife venues. Try it for lunch and dinner. The restaurant is located at Piazzale Ponte Milvio, 35.

Trastevere: “Freni e Frizioni”

If you feel like spending an evening in the historic district of Trastevere, there is nothing better than “Freni e Frizioni” to begin. Informal guests, meeting place of the Romans, the restaurant offers an extensive appetizer buffet, excellent substitute for dinner at reasonable prices. The local Via Del Politeama 4 promises fun evenings between plates and cocktails, including the interior of the bar and its forecourt.

Piazza Navona: Bar del Fico

Two stpes away from from Piazza Navona and Piazza del Fico, 26-28, you can find one of the most fashionable of the capital premises. Mixed Roman customers to tourists, cocktails and meeting place par excellence in one of the most beautiful views of the old town. Try it at least once just for the location.

Rione Monti: The three steps

Ai Tre Scalini, liquor store since 1895, not far from the Colosseum, Via Panisperna 251, is the ideal place to breath the air typical of the neighborhood. The restaurant offers an extensive wine list, as well as beers and spirits, accompanied by always original dishes and tasty. Do not be put out of the line because it’s worth it. local strong point: the staff, always friendly and efficient. Try and try again.

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16
2015
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The sea of ​​Rome. Where to go to the beach near the capital

Summer has begun since one month, the weather is true hot too, so for those are on holiday in Rome and want to get away a bit by the beauty (and also by the heat) of the Capital …. even Rome has its own sea not so far.

We point four places easy reachable from Rome with public transportation. Starting from the best beach and sea ( but also the farther ), Sperlonga, until the other places like Santa Marinella, Ostia and Fregene. If possible, it’s advisable to avoid the crowd on Saturday and Sunday during the months of July and August.

Sperlonga

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Beautiful sea. Beautiful beaches. Beautiful town. Our favorite place among those described below. Sperlonga, located at south of capital is a bit farther from Rome than the other places, but do a few more kilometers worth.
Sperlonga is often inserted in the Blue Flags that certify the quality of the sea and beaches: which is a guarantee. Most of the beaches of Sperlonga are private so you have to pay to enter.

Sperlonga is a delightful town, with narrow streets that climb the hill from the sea. At the center there is all the liveliness of a seaside popular village. Not surprisingly, Sperlonga was often visited by the Emperor Tiberius, who had a villa here, the remains of which are still open to visitors.

To reach the sea of ​​Sperlonga from Rome you have to take a train from Termini Station and get off at the station Fondi-Sperlonga (it takes just over an hour). So take one of the buses which pass by the station to the sea.

Santa Marinella

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Santa Marinella is located at north of Rome. About an hour of regional train from Termini station. Once you get off at the station of Santa Marinella, it takes five minutes to walk to the beach and the sea is nearby.

At Santa Marinella there are beautiful sandy beaches. Being a seaside town very close to Rome, the weekend the beaches of Santa Marinella are very crowded. The pleasant town of Santa Marinella is full of bars, shops and excellent seafood restaurants.

Little more about Santa Marinella (less than a dozen kilometers) you can get to another beatiful place in the “sea of ​​Rome”: Santa Severa, town famous also for its castel located right on the seaside.

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Fregene

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Fregene is considered the “pearl of the Roman coast” and offers much being so close to Rome. It has in fact equipped beaches of all types and for all tastes, for young people, with open spaces and theme days, and especially areas for water sports.
This town has a wide an array of bars and restaurants, more or less famous, which invite you to taste specialties strictly fish. Salads, garlic bread but also pasta dishes, stews or for those who want to eat light.
Fregene has the look of an elegant lady, ready to meet the needs of anyone who wants to experience the sea: cocktails at sunset on the beach, beach volleyball and tennis or just walking.

The most direct way to Fregene from Rome is by bus. Get on one of the blue regional buses at the terminal next to the Cornelia metro station, west of Vatican City. Travel time is about 35 minutes. The bus stops in the center of town along the Viale Castellammare, Fregene’s main thoroughfare, which bristles with cafes and beach-wear boutiques.

Trains leave from the Termini, the main station in central Rome. Take a train to the Maccarese station then a bus to nearby Fregene. Be sure to check the train and bus schedules upon your arrival for departure times back to Rome.

Ostia Lido

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From a geographical point of view Ostia is the nearest sea to Rome. Indeed, the sea of ​​Rome, Ostia is because part of the city of Rome.

At Ostia there are both free beaches but also paying beaches, complete with bar and swimming pools that serve as alternative to the sea. The sand is dark and the sea is suitable for bathing even for the little ones also if it isn’t at the level of Sperlonga.

The sea of ​​Ostia is easily accessible from Rome by public transport. Just take the Rome Metro Line B, until the Piramide stop; then take the train to Ostia-Lido. Get off at Ostia Star. And if you have the time we recommend you take a visit to Ostia Antica.

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07
2012
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Rock in Rome 2012

Rock in Rome 2012Rock in Rome is one of the greatest Italian rock festivals.
In fact, in the three previous editions, more than 370,000 people have attended dozens of concerts in the beautiful location of Hippodrome Capannelle.
Rock in Rome 2012, from June 12th 2012 to July 31th 2012, with about 24 concerts scheduled, is expected to attract around 300.000 people, almost the total achievied in total last last three editions, and has already provided many sold-out.
At the moment, in fact, the program includes concerts by artists like Radiohead, Lenny Kravitz, The Cure, Kasabian, Portishead, Ben Harper, Placebo, Simple Minds and many others.

Event : Rock in Roma 2012
Where: Hippodrome Capannelle, Rome
When: From June 12 to July 31, 2012
Who: AfterHours, Incubus, Cypress Hill, Portishead, Radiohead (Sold Out), Deadmau5, Snoop Dog, Fats Waller, Justice, The Cure, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of the Doors, J-Ax, Garbage, Lenny Kravitz, Kasabian, Elio and stories straight, Caparezza, Goran Bregov, Ben Harper, Subsonica, the Beach Boys, Placebo
Information and Updates: Official Site Rock in Roma 2012: www.rockinroma.com

It’s possible to reach Hippodrome Capannelle from Colors Hotel by the subway and a bus in only 50 minutes.
Our hotel is so ideally located to visit Rome and at the same time to go to one or more events of Rock in Rome 2012!

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28
2012
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Cinecitta’ Studios in Rome

Cinecitta Studios in RomeFor anyone is visiting Rome and loves the Cinema, there is the great opportunity to visit the Cinecitta’ studios.
Cinecitta’ has the largest film studios in Europe over an area of 40 hectares representing the most important reference point for the national and international cinema, television, commercials, video and photo shootings.
Cinecitta’ studios are located just 9 km from the centre of Rome, a few steps from the metro station and can be reached easily by tourists or anyone else interested to visit them.
The Studios are part of one of the biggest production communities in the world, second only to Hollywood.
More than 3,000 productions have been made in Cinecittà studios, from recent features like The Passion of The Christ, Gangs of New York, HBO’S Rome, The Life Aquatic, Miracle at St Anna, Amalfi, Fifty Seconds and Dino de Laurentis’ Decameron to such cinema classics as Ben Hur, Cleopatra and the films of Federico Fellini.
So this is a great oppotunity to spend a spectacular journey through the studios to discover the secrets of cinema.
The exhibition is open every day (closed on Tuesday) from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm (ticket office close at 5.30 pm).
For more information visit the Cinecitta Studios Offical Website.
Colors Hotel is conveniently located near metro Station and it’s possible to reach the Studios in twenty minutes, click here to book now !

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31
2011
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Spending Christmas in Rome, a unique experience to live once in your life !

Christmas in Rome Navona SquareDuring Christmas there is a special feel in the air in the city of Rome: the buildings and the monuments seem to come to life with lights everywhere, the streets change and become fun and full of happiness. Everywhere you can see lights and decorations.

In Piazza Navona there is one of the most famous Christmas markets.

In fact, the whole square is transformed into Christmas central, with games and toys for children, appearances by Santa and the famous “Befana” . There are also stalls crammed with toys, crafts and a host of seasonal goods. But the historic speciality in piazza Navona is hand-crafted figures used to compose nativity scenes.

Vatican Christmas TreeMeanwhile, the Vatican is turned into a magical Christmas haven. Since 1982, a Christmas tree of about 30 meters or more is put in the centre of St. Peter’s Square. Beside the tree, a nativity scene is placed, drawing pilgrims from all over to have a look.
The pope himself gives midnight mass on Christmas Eve. If you are lucky enough to get tickets for this mass, it is a really special event.

Spending Christmas in Rome also means walking through the streets of the festively decorated centre: the historic alleys and shopping streets are illuminated by Christmas lights and the big squares in the center are filled with tourists and Romans who stroll or relax in search of gifts. Via del Corso, Via del Tritone, Piazza di Spagna, and Via Nazionale, are just some of the places where you can find shops and enjoy yourself.

Christmas in RomeSo if you decide to come to Rome for Christmas, you can stay at Colors Hotels, really located in a strategical position two steps away from Vatican, Piazza Navona and from city centre.
See here Colors Hotel rates and special offers for who wants to spend Christmas in Rome, a unique experience to live at least once in your life!

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