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 most popular markets of Rome

Porta Portese Market

There are a lot of markets in Rome, beginning from the most important and famous, Porta Portese.
Porta Portese Market is open every Sunday from 6:00 AM until 2:00 PM starting from via Portuense to viale Trastevere and piazza Porta Portese.
It’s possible to reach the market from Termini Railway Station, by Bus Line number 75, from Largo Argentina, by tram number 8 and from Vatican / St. Peter area by
Bus Line numer 23 at Ottaviano/St Peter Metro A underground stop.
Here it’s possible to find almost anything: furniture and objects of all times, flea market merchandise, but also lining, new and used clothes, vinyl and CDs, books
and prints, historical newspapers, but also Rome soccer team t-shirts and underwear, pet food and balls of wool or cotton.
Porta Portese market is a “must to do and see” in Rome and has a beautiful and unique atmosphere.
Here it is Porta Portese Market on Google Maps.

Campo de Fiori MarketIn Rome city Center, near Piazza Navona, in Piazza Campo de’ Fiori there is another historical market that takes its name from the one of the square, Campo de’ Fiori
Open from Monday to Saturday, hours 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM, it’s possible to reach the market from Termini Railway Station, by bus Line 64 and from Piazza del
Colosseo, by bus Line 87 or 186 or also in 10/15 minutes walk from Vatican / St. Peter area.
In this market it’s possible to find typical Roman food and vegetables with stalls selling fruits, veggies, fish or cheese or also ‘ready to use’ mixes of herbs or
flavours such as carbonara, amatriciana, “pasta ciociara”, cacio e pepe (cheese and pepper) but also beautiful and coulored flowers!
Here it is Campo de’ Fiori Market on Google Maps.

Via Sannio MarketThe smaller “cousin” of Porta Portese Market is Via Sannio Market that is open every day except Sunday ( H 8:00 AM – 1 PM , on Saturday 8 AM- 6 PM )
This is an historical clothing market that is born in the ’70s, in San Giovanni area, just to the side of the Basilica of St. John Lateran. Here you can find articles from
camping, fishing, hunting and military, as well as clothing from past seasons, all at very low prices.
In fact, the wares of the Via Sannio market range from €1 heaps of clothes, to authentic cashmere sweaters, to high-end leather.
The market lies an easy walk from the San Giovanni metro stop (Line A) and the area surrounding San Giovanni in Laterano.
Here it is Via Sannio Market on Google Maps.


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


Grape Harvest 2013 will produce more excellent italian wine

harvest 2013According to forecasts the 2013 vendemmia will produce an estimated 45 million hectolitres of wine surpassing the France too.
Italy’s 2013 grape harvest could reach a historic record in terms of quality and quantity.
The grape harvest has started with the Pinot and Chardonnay grapes intended for the production of sparkling wines.
It continues throughout September and October with the collection of the Sangiovese, Montepulciano and Nebbiolo native red grapes. This year, the harvest will end in November with the Aglianico, Cabernet and Nerello grapes.
Climactic conditions in summer 2013 favoured an optimum ripening of grapes, resulting in very high quality.
Monitoring of the grapes picked already suggests that the quality of white wine will increase in particular, and reds are expected to meet 2012 levels of quality and production.
The 2013 harvest in Italy is being celebrated with a 10% increase in the export value of Italian wines, which are heading towards hitting a record 5 billion shipments abroad if the current growth trend maintains until the end of the year.

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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

Official Site : www.family.va

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Celebrations of the 110 years of Harley Davidson from 13 to 16 June in Rome

110 years of Harley Davidson in RomeEverything is ready and there are already thousands of reservations by the people of the two wheels to participate in the celebrations of the 110 years of Harley Davidson from 13 to 16 June in Rome.
The Eternal City will be the epicenter of the European recurrence, like Melbourne (Australia, 13/14 April) and Milwaukee (USA, 29 August / 1 September) headquarters.
A procession of stands for the catering and merchandising related to the historical brand are redy to invade the quay of the harbor and much of the seafront of Rome.
Therefore, will be demonstrations, road tests, driving courses, motorcycle parades, music shows.
Rome also will have its village but the location is still a secret, probably the choice will fall on Villa Borghese.
The program also announces two concerts at the Olympic Stadium: the first night, that of Friday, June 14, will be entrusted to a major international performer rumors saying between ACDC, U2 or the Rolling Stones.
Saturday 15 the artist will be Italian instead: the shortlist would be restricted to Luciano Ligabue or Eros Ramazzotti.
Sunday, June 16th a largest motorcycle parade will be done from the port of Ostia to Piazza San Pietro.
A few days ago on the websites of the U.S. company and the main fan club started the task of booking or reservation of hotel rooms in which to stay in Rome on the
occasion of the festivities and also Colors Hotel is ready for the event.
The forecast talking of about 700 thousand visitors with more than 130 thousand motorcycles all concentrated between Rome and Ostia.

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Cubist Cubism at the Vittoriano in Rome From March 8th

Cubism in RomeThe masterpieces of the Masters of Contemporary Art History will be on display from March 8 to June 23, 2013 in Rome, in the halls of the Victorian.
The exhibition will display more than 200 works including oil paintings, drawings, sculptures, videos, objects of design, costumes and documents that illustrate the breaking strength of the movement created by Picasso and Braque in France between 1907 and 1914, capable of influence the culture of an era.
This revolutionary movement has been able to transform not only painting but also architecture, literature, theater, music, cinema, design, decor, fashion.
The exhibition, then, in addition to works of cubist artists known and unknown, even the expression of Cubism in its various facets.
The exhibition presents works of the Spaniards Pablo Picasso and Juan Gris, the French Georges Braque, Fernand Leger, Albert Gleizes, Jean Metzinger, the American painter Marsden Hartley, the Mexican artist Diego Rivera, the Russian Natalia Goncharova, the Italian Gino Severini and Ardengo soft, of British artists Wyndham

Here there are the information for visiting the exhibition Cubism Cubist:

Address: Vittoriano complex, Rome (show on map)
Hours: From Monday to Thursday from 9:30 to 19:30;
Friday and Saturday from 9:30 to 23:30; Sunday from 9:30 to 20:30.
Tickets: Full price: € 10.00; Reduced for groups: € 9.00.

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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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