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 –


Rugby Six Nations 2014 – Next Italy matches in Rome against Scotland and England

Rugby Six nations 2014 scotland italyThe 2014 6 Nations, the most important international rugby 15s tournament in the Northern hemisphere. began on last 1st February 2014 and an exciting 6 weeks of passionate and patriotic rugby action will then follow – culminating in a final game on Saturday 15th March.
Games will be played in some of Europe’s most wonderful stadiums, including , the Stade de France in Paris, England’s iconic Twickenham Stadium, Dublin’s Aviva Stadium, Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, Edinburgh’s Murrayfield, and the Olympic Stadium in Rome.
The matches are held over seven weekends, with a total of 15 games in each championship and Italy will see two important matches held at home, in the Olympic Stadium on 22 February and 15 March.
Rugby has gained wide exposure and popularity only recently in Italy and the first game will be against Scotland on 22 February in Rome, where they have a realistic chance of winning.
The match against Scotland will take place Februrary 22nd, at 14:30 P.M; the one against England on March 15, 15:30 P.M
The Olympic Stadium is located just outside the city center: to get there just take the red subway line (”A” line), get off at the Station Flamino and then take tram 2 until the last stop.
For those who love rugby the Six Nations is a great opportunity to mix pleasure with pleasure, since every match is also an opportunity to dicover the beauty of an European capital.
..and, of course, for your best accommodation the right choice is Colors Hotel, located in Rome city center few minutes’ walk from many important focal points of the city and from Olympic Stadium.


The exhibition “Augustus” in Rome until February 9, 2014 , Scuderie del Quirinale

harvest 2013Augustus, also known as Octavian Augustus or Caesar Augustus was a man of great charisma, a skilled politician and overall it was the first Roman Emperor.
Augustus was the main promoter of the birth of that immense empire that until 395 AD dominated a territory so large extending from the Iberian Peninsula to the Middle East, from France to Egypt.
Rome dedicate to Augustus a great exhibition called “Augustus” which will run until February 9, 2014 .
The exhibition is a journey to discover the life of the first emperor in more than 200 masterpieces created during his 40 years of power.
In the exhibition it’s possible to admire some of the most famous statues of the Emperor Augustus, sculptural groups expressing the new Classicism, examples of decorative art as the silvers of Boscoreale , the precious cameos and 11 reliefs which tells of a clash during the naval battle of Anzio.
Click here for the whole list of works exposed in the exhibition.

Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome

Until February 9, 2014

Full price € 12,00
Reduced price € 9,50

From Sunday to Thursday: from 10 am to 8 pm ,
Friday and Saturday: from 10 am to 10.30 pm

Information and reservations
Tel. ++39 06 39967500

Click here to visit the Official Website of the exhibition of Augustus


Family Day in Rome – October 26th and Sunday 27th

family day in rome
The Vatican will celebrate family to highlight its role a fundamental institution in Christian life. To celebrate this, the Vatican will keep a unique pilgrimage to St. Peter’s tomb.
The event, which will take place on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday 27th, is sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family. It’s included in the list of celebrations for the Year of Faith. Specifically, the Council wants to emphasize the the key role the family plays in transmitting the faith to younger generations.
This is an excellent way to end the Year of Faith. This pilgrimage underlines how the family is the first and fundamental means of transmitting faith in the new millennium.
The pilgrimage is set to take place on Saturday between Rome’s Piazza del Popolo and St. Peter’s Square. There, Pope Francis is scheduled to join the pilgrims to celebrate their faith. The following day, the Pope will celebrate a Mass in St. Peter’s Square to mark the end of the pilgrimage.


Saturday, October 26
h 14.00 Opening of St. Peter’s Square – Reflections, music and testimonies.
h 17.00 Meeting with the Holy Father and the Profession of Faith

Sunday, October 27
h. 09.30 Recitation of the Holy Rosary in St. Peter’s Square
h. 10:00 Solemn Mass in St. Peter’s Square presided over by the Holy Father
h. 12.00 Angelus

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Internazionali Tennis Rome, Italy 11-19 May 2013

Internazionali Tennis Rome 2013Also this year the International Tennis championship of Rome is one of the most prestigious event in the world calendar.
To celebrate its 70th edition, the tournament offers highest level players, all the the best in the world.
In particular, the male sector will be present with all top 44 players in the world and for females with the best 18 of the first 46.
The formula is always that of the “combined event”, with the men’s and women taking place at the same time in a period of 9 days.
The tournament will begin Saturday, May 11 with the qualifying round, while the end of the tournament is scheduled for Sunday 19 with the finals.
The matches will be divided everyday into two sessions, one daytime and one evening.
The first will start at 11 a.m. on the Super Tennis Arena, Nicola Pietrangeli and on the court sides, and at 12 on the Central Court, considered by insiders as tennis players the tennis stadium with the best visibility in the world.
In the central stadium will host the evening session, starting at 19.30 p.m, with a male match and one female match.
In total, the Foro Italico has 11 clay courts, including 8 for singles matches and doubles and 3 for training.
Semifinals and Finals will be played on Center Court.
The compositions of the draws for male and female tournaments, scheduled for May 11, will be held at the Trevi Fountain and the Sunday after the finals will be done a photo shoot of the winners in some of the most evocative places in Rome

In Short:
What: BNL Internazionali d’Italia (Tennis)
Where: Foro Italico, Rome

When: 11 -19 May, 2013
How to get there: From Metro Ottaviano Take te red subway line, get off at Flaminio station and then take tram 2 and get off at Piazza Mancini


Concert on May 1st in Rome 2013

concert 1 May Rome 2013The traditional concert on May 1st will be held as every year in Piazza San Giovanni in Rome.
In the square there is the beautiful basilica of St. John Lateran, which is relevant in the history of the church of the city.
The 2013 edition of the concert will be presented by Geppi Cucciari with the participation of many famous singers, including Fabri Fibra.
The orchestra rock event will consist of the names of the relevance of the Italian music scene: Enzo Avitabile and Stefano di Battista (sax), Boost Subsonica (keyboards), Fabrizio Bosso (trumpet), and Maurizio Federico Poggipollini Solieri (guitars), Andrea Mariano Negramaro (keyboards and synths).
The orchestra will perform the classic rock of the great musicians of Italian music, such as Francesco De Gregori, Lucio Battisti, Lucio Dalla.
It ‘also planned the execution of Mameli Italian Hymn by an orchestra consisting of only strings (100 cellists), directed by Giovanni Sollima.
The guest of honor at the event will be Nicola Piovani, Oscar-winner for his score for the film “La Vita è bella”
As in previous editions, once again the show will revolve around a specific theme, which this year will be “Music for the New World. Spaces, roots and borders. ”

The easiest way to reach Piazza San Giovanni is by Metro.
The nearest station is San Giovanni and is on line A, direction Anagnina.
Alternatively, the square is easily accessible by bus, to take the most comfortable are the numbers 186, 218, 665, 16, 81, 85, 571, 650, and 87.

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Welcome Papa Francesco !

Pope FrancisOn March 13th, white smoke rising from the conclave at the Vatican signalled a decision had been reached on the new head of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics.
The new Pope has been elected: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires in Argentina. He is took name Francis and is the first non-European Pope elected and he will be the 266th person to hold that office.
His appearance came after French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the protodeacon, announces “Habemus Papum” – “We have a pope” – and gave the name of the new pontiff in Latin.
The election of this first South American pontiff is surely something of a surprise.
A simple person, spontaneous and available these are the first impressions of many faithful Catholics.
The name Francis symbolizes poverty, humility, simplicity and rebuilding the Catholic Church.
In just few days, Francis’ straightforward, spontaneous style has become immediate hallmark of his papacy.
Pope Francis’ installation is set for Tuesday, March 19th — on the day of the Feast of St. Joseph. As many as 200 foreign delegations are expected to attend the historical event

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Pope Benedict XVI resign, Conclave to be called soon in March 2013

Pope Benedict XVI resign conclaveWe have to go back more than seven centuries back to find the last event of the resignation of a pope, when Celestine V decided to leave the pontificate.
Now comes the unexpected decision of Benedict XVI, who announced his resignation in Latin during the consistory for the canonization of the martyrs of Otranto, and we can affirm that this is a real historical and uinique event.
Last goodbye by Joseph Ratzinger to the faithful will be on next Wednesday February 27 in S. Peter.
This will be the last official ceremony of the Pope before his departure in the evening of February 28 as he has just annunced.
The Conclave to elect the new Pope will be held instead in mid-March, may be also same days before as some “rumors” say in last days.
March’s conclave also means pilgrims will be coming from all over the world for the event to be in Rome during the election of a new pope.
So, If you’re planning a March trip to Rome to assist at this unique event or also only for a vacation what best chance to book your stay at Colors Hotel which is in a stategical location just a 10-minutes pleasant walk from the Vatican and St. Peter’s Square annd from city center ?


Franco Battiato in concert in Rome from 20 to 23 February 2013

Battiato in concert romeFranco Battiato will be on tour next 20, 21, 22 and 23 February 2013 at the Auditorium of Conciliazione in Rome.
Battiato, singer, musician and composer, is born in the province of Catania 67 years ago, he took his first steps at the end of the ’60s, but is in the early years of the next decade that he stands out as nonconformist character devoted mainly to experimental and cultured music.
He achieved some success in the late 70s with the publication of the dell’album “L’era del cinghiale bianco” and the subsequent “Patriots”, but is with ‘La voce del
Padrone’ in 1981 that he reached the great success thanks to songs like ‘Centro di gravità permanente’ and ‘Bandiera Bianca’.
Franco Battiato come back from January 2013 in tour showing and presenting to his fans the new album “Apriti Sesamo“‘ composed all of unpublished and new songs, just released in radio and in digital stores on last October 23, 2012,

Where : Auditorium of Conciliazione, Rome
Via della Conciliazione 43, Rome
When : 20, 21, 22 and 23 February 2013

Ticket Prices: from 26 € to 52 €

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Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini

domus romaneThe Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini is one of the best archeological ancient sites located just few steps from Piazza Venezia.
Visiting Palazzo Valentini is like walking into another world.
In fact, under the Palace is possible to find and see luxorios villas well preserved with marble floors, beautiful mosaics and starcases inside.
Trough multimedia, the ruins come alive with special lights effects while automated voices accompany the visitor walking through the rooms.
The recorded voice is accompanied by projections, video and reconstructions that explain the origins of the ruins, visible through the glass floor on which you walk along the way.
domus romaneA video of about 15 minutes explaining in detail, and clearly, the decoration of the Column of Trajan visible, as mentioned, just before finishing the visit, showing how the area had to appear in antiquity.
The multimedia tour takes about an hour.

It’s possible to walk to Palazzo Valentini from Colors Hotel in only fifteen minutes.

Contact Information

Address: Via IV Novembre 119/A, near Piazza Venezia, Rome, 00187
Phone: 06/32810

Full price ticket: € 10,00.
Reduced ticket: € 8,00 for visitors aged 6-25 years old and OAPs over 65 years old and Province Card holders.
Schools € 6,00 for primary and secondary schools
Children under 6 years old, differently-abled citizens with accompanying person: free of charge.

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