From the Imperial Forums, passing through the Venice Square (Piazza Venezia), you will arrive at the heart of Rome’s shopping area: Via del Corso, Via Frattina, Via Condotti, are the streets you should be looking for if you are a fashion lover. But there is more to see than admiring the clothes: a few meters from here you can find one of the legendary attractions of Rome, the famous Fontana di Trevi (Fountain of Trevi).
In the waters of Fontana di Trevi you can see the statue of Anita Ekberg in an evening dress as she played in the famous movie: “La Dolce Vita”. Besieged by souvenir shops, where you can go shopping and surrounded by palaces, it will surprise you with its beauty.
The stage that many tourists are curious about when they visit Rome is definitely the Coliseum. Built in the year 72 a.C. at the order of Flavia dynasty, the Flavio Amphitheatre, which could host an audience of 150 000, was the stage for a big variety of games, such as animal fights and gladiators combats, but also more cruel events, such as beasts tearing convicts. From Coliseum, you can walk towards the majestic archaeological area of the Roman Forum, which was once the political, economical and religious heart of Rome.
“After Christmas, it’s always Carnival”, it’s said in Italy, don’t you agree? This year Carnival comes late, it’s not at the beginning of February like last year in 2013. This year Carnival is on March 2nd, but obviously the events don’t occur all on one day. Lets’ take a look together and see where and how many events there will be in the Capital.
Fat Thursday this year, falls on February 27th, Fat Tuesday is March 4th and we can’t wait to embrace you and have you spend the most crazy month of the year in our company. Events, parties. markets and colorful and masked displays in these days, beginning at the end of February and the beginning of March, will have you running to dance in the streets of Rome. But more than these masks, which events are actually found in the city of Rome? Let’s take a look at them together.
It’s useless to deny it, one of the most Roman attractions in the last few months in Rome is not the visits to see the Colosseum, and not the events that happen in the moonlight, however it is seeing the new Pope.
After almost one year since his election, Pope Francesco has been able to increase the registration of tourists and the faithful, that not even an archeological discovery would be able to do. In addition to the fact that this Pope is a magnet for follower and non followers alike, as he is always extremely available, so much so that he often goes “off script” during his mass and in his comments
He is why so many want to come to Rome to see him and possibly touch him. In this post, we want to make a point of the hours of the Vatican Museums in 2014, and the hours of the Holy Mass audiences. Are you ready? Follow us!
One of the easiest ways to arrive in Rome, and to us, is by train. Rome is an important train hub in Italy and you can get there from any part of Italy with regional trains. For those who find a bargain or prefer to fly and come to Rome by airplane, here is how to get from the airport to the center of Rome , and to us at B&B Gli Artisti.