Category: Rome

Here you will find many news about events, exhibitions and much more about Rome. If you would like to visit Rome, we suggest you a useful tourist guide to Rome: About Roma

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The Orient Festival and Il Mondo Che Vorrei in Rome

Festival-dellOriente-RomaEuropeans have always been fascinated by the Orient, a far-away, mysterious and magic part of the world to our eyes. If you’re in Rome at the end of May, you’ll finally have the opportunity to satisfy your curiosity with the oncoming Orient Festival which is the biggest world festival on this theme with its 40.000 square meters area.

In the same time in Fiera Roma will occur the fair “Il Mondo Che Vorrei” (The World I’d like). The two events are connected, that’s why you’ll be able to enter both with the same ticket.

The Orient Festival is dedicated to cultures and traditions of the numerous countries attending, among them China, Japan, Korea, Tibet, India or Thailand. The programme is really complete with events of every kind like dance, music and martial arts performances, traditional ceremonies, exhibitions, workshops, food and drink tasting, display of bio natural disciplines or meditation and, obviously, many markets so you can bring typical artisan products at home.

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The 1st May Concert in Rome

concertoLabour Day is one of the most celebrated annual holidays in the world. It was established to honour the workers who fought for the rights that we today consider obvious and guaranteed, at least in the major part of western countries. The tradition in Rome is the “Concerto del 1° Maggio” which happens every year since 1990 and that we suggest you to see at least once in your life. Organized by the biggest Italian trade unions (CGIL, CISL e UIL) along with Roma’s municipality, it takes place in piazza San Giovanni.

During this day, the “eternal city” doesn’t look that old. The 1st May Concert is indeed mostly intended for young people which participate in many (between 600.000 and 800.000 each year). The concert is free, that’s why everybody can join the crowd staying there from the afternoon until late at night.

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Exhibitions in Rome, our suggestions

frida-kahlo-a-roma2Over the past years, Rome has tried to open up to the world by hosting numerous shows with works of international artists. They are dozens of exhibitions one can see each month in the eternal city and we did a selection for you: between artists more or less famous, here are our suggestions.

Frida Kahlo Exhibition.

The Mexican artist Frida Kahlo started to paint at the age of 18, after a dramatic bus accident  left her with her backbone, ribs and pelvis broken. She was forced to stay in bed for months and, spending a lot of time alone, she began to take herself and her wounded body as favourite subject for her painting.  Her self-portraits are nowadays her most famous pieces and show the strength of a woman who suffered physically during her whole life and who could never have children.

Spring in Italy

girasoliThe nice weather is coming back in Italy along with springtime! In order to enjoy these sweet days, there’s nothing better than discover or rediscover  the most beautiful Italian gardens or to organise some excursion in one of the many natural parks of the country.

We gave a look to our tour guides and found activities for you to make the most of your spring trip in Italy. Here are our suggestions.

Florence and Tuscany

If you’re in Florence you should enjoy a visit at the Giardino delle Rose (the Roses Garden) which has a wonderful panoramic view on the cathedral and its dome. In May, the place becomes tinged with the colors of all the different roses blooming.

The Giardino di Boboli, the biggest and most famous park of Florence is situated behind the Palazzo Pitti and hosts numerous fountains and statues. Based on the Italian garden style, this garden is also mentioned in Dan Brown’s famous novel, Inferno.

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Rome Marathon – 20th Edition

20th Edition Rome MarathonThe 20th Rome Marathon is going to be held on Sunday, March 23rd, starting at 9 am from Via dei Fori Imperiali.
The event involve every year thousands of athletes of all levels, this year more than 17.000 are already entered the race.

For the occasion the historic center of Rome will be closed to traffic, so that the race will cross the most beautiful streets and the most emblematic places of the Eternal City.

The route will pass from the Roman Forum, St. Peter, St. Paul Outside the Walls, Piazza Venezia, the Mouth of Truth, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Foro Italico, Piazza di Spagna, the Trevi Fountain.

Together with the Official Rome Marathon, non professional runners can participate to the RomaFunStracittadina“, a non-competitive run of 4.7 km.

The Rome Marathon is a unique occasion to run in an extraordinary urban environment, that’s why more and more people chose to participate to the race.

For more information: http://www.maratonadiroma.it
About Rome: http://www.aboutroma.com