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.


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

Il Gianfornaio

Photo credit : www.ilgianfornaio.com



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

Ted Lobster and Burgers

Photo credit : romeing.it



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

Il Piccolo Diavolo


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


Photo credit : romeing.it


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




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




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


photo credit :nottiromane.net


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.


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.


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.



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


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.

santa severa 2



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


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.


The best of Rome exhibitions in summer 2015

The roman summer has just begun and there are a lot of occasions to see beautiful exhibitions actually on display until September 2015 and in next months.
Between them, we reccomend you to see:


The photographic masterpieces of Steve McCurry, the most famous National Geographic photographer, exhibited in Rome at the Teatro 1 of Cinecittà until September 20, 2015.
150 stunning photographs of the great American photographer are on display from the beginning of his professional career in the ’80s when with his camera captured unique and meaningful
images of India until he went to Afghanistan where he was one of the first witnesses of the war that had just broken out.
Here he snapped one of his most famous photographs, Sharbat Gula, the Afghan girl at Nasir Bagh refugee camp near Peshawar.
The exhibition shows also more than fifty new works never published before.

The exhibition is open daily at the Teatro 1 of Cinecitta ( Via Tuscolana 1055, Rome ) , except Tuesday, from 9:30am to 7pm and the standard ticket price is Euro 12.00, also sold online on Ticketone.


David La Chapelle, after “The Deluge” another great American artist and photographer comes back, after more than fifteen year, at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Via Nazionale 194 until 13 September with one of the most important and exhaustive exhibitions of his works.
In fact there are more than 100 works on view, some presented for first time in a museum including many large-scale works.
LaChapelle has been influenced from Roman art, fact that is more evident in the realization of “The Deluge”, modeled after Michelangelo’s impressive fresco in the Sistine Chapel, in which the
artist returns to conceiving works with the unique purpose to exhibit in art galleries and in museums.
The exhibition also includes a selection of some of the most renowned and loved photos that made hiim famous, realized during the decade between 1995 and 2005.
David LaChapelle is today one of the most famous and appreciated photographer in the world.

elegance -of-food

The Elegance of Food. Tales about Food & Fashion is an exhibition on display in Rome at Markets of Trajan which has as its theme the food with a “Call of nature” according to the four natural elements Water, Air , Earth and Fire.
In the halls of the museum there are more than 160 creations, including clothing accesories, photographic images and video where the food and the raw materials of nature are always the
main theme.


And finally we can’t forget the Night Openings of the Vatican Museums.  Every Friday evening, from 24 April to 30 October – except in August – the monumental door of
the Pope’s Museums will open at sunset to reveal over a thousand years of treasures in the Vatican Collections.
The cultural and musical accompaniment to enrich the experience of some of the evening openings represent an extraordinary opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums in an exclusive and unique atmosphere.
You can book your night vist to Vatican Museums directly on Vatican Online Ticket Office

So, if you are planning a vacation in Rome this summer keep in mind the tips above and dont’ forget for your stay the best accommodation near the Vatican and the city centre of Rome,
obviously Hotel Colors!


100 Christmas creches, a special Christmas in Rome..

Christmas in RomeChristmas is approaching , and Rome is the perfect place to visit during the Holidays for the many events to see and to live in the city.

One of these is the historic International Exhibition “100 Presepi” , from November 27, 2014 until ‘January 6, 2015, in the Sale del Bramante in Piazza del Popolo,

The exhibition of 100 Christmas creches offers many new features this year: in addition to the classic nativity scenes, such as those Neapolitans, this year more than 200 presepi will be on display from 42 countries all over the world made with materials of all kinds

To achieve unusual cribs were used spatulas, screws, bolts, matches, ties, jute, raffia, reed vegetable, pasta, popcorn, chocolate, pellets, musical instruments, car parts and also Swarovski beads, porcelain Limoges degassed, set in a root of a tree in a corner of Rome disappeared, in a pumpkin and more.

The more then 200 crèches in the exhibition are made in different sized miniatures reproduced inside a nutshell to the man-high ones.

The “Game Laboratory of the Christmas creche“, as always wants to give the opportunity to children, assisted by specialist staff, to build with poor materials a custom and characteristic Christmas creche and then take it home.

The exhibition is opened continuouslty from 9.30 to 20.00, from 27nd november 2014 to 6th janaury 2015.


– Full price € 8,00

– Over 65 € 6.50

– Childrens (4-10 years old) € 5.50

– Groups (at least 25 people) with – reservation (mandatory) € 5.50

– School groups (min. 25 students) with reservation (mandatory) € 4.50

An unforgettable Christmas begins with Colors Hotel in Rome, located in the centre of Rome, enjoying a privileged location just two steps away from the heart of Christmas places and events like St’Peter Square and vatican as well Via Condotti, Via del Corso, Piazza di Spagna. Piazza Navona.

Colors Hotel in Rome offers plenty of attractive rooms deals and packages, find out more about our Christmas Promotion here!


Hard Rock Cafe Rome

The Hard Rock Cafe in Rome is located in the city center in Via Veneto within 10 minutes walk from the Metro station of Piazza Barberini. Like all Hard Rock Cafe chain restaurants, inside are exposed discs, clothes, guitars and other memorabilia,
The place is a veritable museum of rock where are exposed clothes of famous artsts like Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen’s guitars, Noel Gallagher, Bono’s glasses, and much more.
The Hard Rock Cafe Rome has a nice feature, a painted ceiling in the main bar/restaurant area. The music is prominent but not quite too loud to carry on a conversation
The food was very good and the prices, while not cheap, are not as expensive
There’s a dining area in the front where the bar is and there’s a dining room in the back area as well. and of course the shop where it’s possible to buy Hard Rock souvenirs.

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Momix in Rome with “Alchemy”

From November 18 to 30, return to the Teatro Olimpico in Rome the Momix, the famous company of dancers-illusionists directed by Moses Pendleton.
After the huge success of last year, the Momix return to Rome with their latest show, “Alchemy”.
The show is dedicated and inspired by the eternal quest for gold and is characterized by fantasy, humor, beauty and mystery of surreal images through the interaction of human bodies, costumes, accessories and lighting effects.
The company Momix, known worldwide for its performances of exceptional beauty, has taken its name from a solo created by Pendleton for the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid in 1980.
Over the years, the size of the group and the names of the formation have undergone many changes, but remained intact global success and the choice to bring the art of dance amusing the audience.
In addition to annual appearances at the Joyce Theatre in New York, the company performs regularly around the world: Canada, Spain, Italy, Greece, France, England, Austria, Switzerland, Ireland, Netherlands, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Russia, Australia and all the East.

Where: Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano, 17, Roma
Hours: Tue-Sat 21:00; Sun 17:00; Thu 20 November at 19:00
Date: from 18th to November 30th, 2014
Price: from 20 to 40 €
Address: Piazza Gentile da Fabriano 17, Rome
Info: +39 06.3265991 – biglietti@teatroolimpico.it


Cinecittà World: the new game park in Rome inspired by the historic Cinecittà Studios


Cinecittà World is a new and exciting experience, inspired by the historic Cinecittà Studios, a unique theme park.

Cinecittà World is located in Rome, close to Castel Romano, where lie the Film Studies of Dino de Laurentiis, a few kilometers from the historic center and equidistant from both the city airports – Leonardo da Vinci and Ciampino. Cinecittà World offers 20 attractions suitable for the whole family: exciting, innovative, full of adrenaline and special effects.

Cinecittà World is much more than theme park. It is the road to get to the heart of cinematographic illusion. Through animated shows and exciting attractions, visitors will be transported into an imaginary world; along one of the eight movie sets designed by set designer – three times Academy Award-winning – Dante Ferretti, will feel a real movie star. To complete this experience Cinecittà World has four excellent restaurants and many other dining options, each with its own unique theme and decor and a dedicated, where they will be served typical dishes of Roman culture and Italian

Visitors can also relax in one of the green areas of the park (by beautiful old trees Romans to the most original projects of modern ecosystems) while the rest of family and friends will enjoy the many attractions of the park.
Over the past few years in preparation for this exciting and fantastic experience of Cinecitta World, a lot of attention has been kept not only to the quality of the sets and attractions, restaurants and entertainment, but also to the smallest details to ensure a unique experience, that will stimulate all the senses – a park where you can feel like a star!

More informations about the park are available on Cinecittà World official web site

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Shopping in Rome – Castel Romano Outlet


The Village Outlet of Castel Romano is one of the most visited shopping centers in Rome and is considered the Roman Temple of Shopping.
Halfway between the centers of Castel Porziano and Pomezia, Castel Romano is located in the heart of the Agro Pontino, 25 km from Rome city center and not far from the Tyrrhenian coast.

Among the most famous Outlet Village and province of Rome, the Castel Romano Designer Outlet is part of the British circuit of McArthurGlen Outlet Center and is one of the most popular Outlet Village of Lazio.

More than 110 multi-brand outlets make the Outlet Castel Romano Village the ideal place to make a quality shopping with a large selection of items with the best brand.
Customers of the Outlet Castel Romano promotions can find in its shops a lot of promotions during the whole year, with the opportunity to enjoy discounts from 30% to 70%.

Shopping in Castel Romano Outlet Village is an enjoyable and relaxing, away from the stress of the city, and takes place between streets, palaces and buildings inspired by the monumental civil and religious architecture of ancient Rome.
For this reason, the outlet center has been dubbed by many the Roman Temple of Shopping.

When :
Opening Hours – Open 7 days a week
Monday – Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Friday – Sunday: 10am – 9pm

Via Pontina SS 148, exit Castel Roman ( Rome )
Shuttle bus service available form Rome

Castel Romano Designer Outlet
Via Ponte di Piscina Cupa, 64
00128 Castel Romano – Rome – Italy

How to get there:

From Rome: Eur – Via Cristoforo Colombo – State Road 148 Pontina – Castel Romano outlet.From the GRA: Exit 26 of G.R.A. (Direction Pomezia) – Highway 148 Pontina – Castel Romano outlet.

You can also arrive with shuttle service to / r from the center of RomeFiumicino Airport, Rome.Take the motorway Rome – Fiumicino A91 (direction Rome) – Exit the ring road (towards Naples) – Exit 26 of the GRA (Direction Pomezia) – Highway 148 Pontina-

Shuttle service to/from the center of Rome. Active every day. Way Departure from Via Marsala (Termini Station) Hours: 10:00 am – 12:30 to 15:00
RETURN Departure from Castel Romano Designer Outlet Via Marsala (Termini Station) Hours: 11:15 to 13:45 – 17:00 to 20:30 WayDeparture from Piazza Risorgimento hours: 09.30 – 12:00 to 14:30

RETURN Departure from Castel Romano Designer Outlet to Piazza Risorgimento hours: 10.45 – 13.30 – 17:00 to 20:30RATES A / RAdults: € 13 Children aged 14 to 18 years: 8 € Free for children up to 14 years The service does not require reservations and tickets can be purchased at retail stores.


Most wanted exhibitions in Rome : Andy Wharol and Frida Kahlo


From 20/03/14 to 31/08/14

Frida Kahlo, the rebel, was the symbol of the avant-garde and artistic exuberance of Mexican culture of the twentieth century.  The exhibition at the Quirinal Stables, presents the entire artistic career of Frida Kahlo bringing together the masterpieces of the main collections, public and private collections, from Mexico, Europe and the United States.

Over 40 extraordinary masterpieces, including the famous Self-portrait with thorn necklace and hummingbird (1940), for the first time exhibited in Italy, or the self-portrait with dress vellutodel, (1926), painted just when he was 19 years old and performed for the beloved Alejandro Gomez Arias, where its elongated neck
recovers the aesthetics of Parmigianino and Modigliani.

Where :
Scuderie del Quirinale
Via XXIV Maggio, 16.

When :
From 20/03/14 to 31/08/14
Sun-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-10:30pm.

Tickets :
Entry fee €12.00 / €9.5 reduced ticket

Web Site :



From 18/04/14 to 24/09/14

After the great success obtained in Milan, Andy Warhol finally arrives in Rome. The works of the American artist, father of American Pop Art, will be hosted in the renovated rooms of the Museo della Fondazione in Rome, Palazzo Cipolla.

The exhibition presents over 150 works, paintings, photographs, sculptures that are part of the Brant Foundation and tell a powerful story and a unique cultural exchange between the young collector and artist.
A meeting from which will be born from a unique partnership which will lead to the legendary and revolutionary Warhol’s Interview magazine founded by himself in 1969 and that Brant will purchase with his publishing house shortly after the artist’s death in 1987


Palazzo Cipolla
Fondaziome Roma Museo

From april 18 to september 28

Open Hours Monday: 14.00-20.00
From Tuesday to Sunday: 10.00-20.00
Special openings :
2 june 10.00 – 20.00
29 june 12.00 – 20.00
15 august 10.00 – 20.00

Ticket Prices :
€ 14,00 + € 2.00

Web Site :


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