You are walking in the historic center of Rome?
Before making a stop (recommended) to Ciampini Bar in Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina for an ice cream cone, you should definitely pay a visit to DODI Boutique in Vicolo Torretta.
Follow the palm trees … in front of the small boutique!
Then, madame Dodiwelcomes you to “make you plunge” in this little wishing well.
Not only clothes, but also bags (divine!) and accessories from select fashion.
Then continue in the Vicolo della Torretta up to the number 60, where you will find a lovely local restaurant“Vini e Buffet”, simple and unpretentious, with great value for money. Suggestions for the afternoon?
A walking aimlessly in the nearby Via di Campo Marzio, to the ancient Church of S. Maria in Campomarzio. (VIII century).
This church, although the Roman obedience, is a temple Catholic Eastern Rite of Antioch, and the religious function there is still celebrated in Aramaic airo-palistenese, the language that was spoken the time of Jesus Christ.
FASHION: DODI Boutique, Vicolo della Torretta 18, Roma FOOD: “Vini e Buffet” Restaurant, Vicolo della Torretta 60 ART: Chiesa di S. Maria in Campomarzio, 45/a
ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI SANTA CECILIA Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale Pietro de Coiubertin SALA SANTA CECILIA at 19.30 Ticket: from 18 to 50 euros Telephone presale with credit card: Italy tel. 892982, from abroad +39 02 600 60 900
Who loves Tango?
Passion and history, blended together in a dance that can tell a lot…
I suggest for this evening, a Theater-dance:
“Evita – La Duarte. The courage of a woman who has become a myth “ that celebrates Evita Peron, sixty years of death.
L’étoile Eleonora Cassano recalls the visit of the first lady of Argentina, in 1947, and represent with the dance, the courage, the passion,the shocking strength of the woman who changed the Argentina.
A “room – museum” is preserved intact since then in the Embassy Residence of Argentina in Rome.
[youtube:http://youtu.be/z5pj9EdT7VQ%5D The show was declared of Cultural Interest and is sponsored by the Secretariat of Culture of the Presidency of the Republic of Argentina, the Ministry of Culture of Buenos Aires and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Argentina.
Then continue from March 20 his tournée in Italy.
“Evita – La Duarte” Teatro Olimpico – International Festival of Roman Philharmonic Dance Academy at 21.00 Piazza Gentile da Fabriano 17, Rome Tickets: from 20 to 30 euro
INFO: +39 06.32.65.991 Pronto Taxi – Tel 06.6645 (save 10% on routes to and from the Teatro Olimpico)
The National Historical Dance Society organizes Dancing Tea parties, exclusive and elegant, from 15.30 to 19.00, that will cast you in a magical atmosphere.
It combines the pleasure and magic of the Great 1800 Balls, to the fine round of afternoon tea, with a nice buffet, listening to great music and dancing …
The National Historical Dance Society is, in Italy, the legitimate prosecution of the tradition of Ball of Debutantes. The Ball of Debutantes has a history dating back to the eighteenth century. Within the palaces, in a blaze of candles, mirrors and gilded stucco, aristocratic girls shyly made their entrance into society and at times surprisingly found her prince charming.
If you can not attend a Debutante Ball, you can at least be protagonists for a day, complete with a Grandmaster of the Ceremony,which will involve you in learning the dances 800, even if you’ve never danced!
The clothing can be contemporary.
Tea Dances Museo Nazionale delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari Piazza Marconi 8/10 – ROMA EUR Info: +39 2 2 800 800
The ancient streets of Rome are a spectacle in itself!
Lost in the historic center, preferably not in a group, you will always find an amazing corner, magical… and could find some artist’s atelier, often famous, like that of Ferdinando Codognotto.
Master of Italian sculpture in wood, known and appreciated throughout the world, there may happen to meet him, sitting in his workshop-studio while listening to Operas music, reading …
Near Piazza Navona, follow the arrows carved in wood, created by him, and like a fairy tale, take you to his world…
Follow the arrows carved in wood, created by him, and like a fairy tale, take you to his world …
So you can see some of his works closely, and if you are particularly appealing, he can also give you his catalog, with the most beautiful creations, now part of private and public collections in Japan, New York, Moscow, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo…
FERDINANDO CODOGNOTTO – SCULPTOR Via dei Pianellari 14, Roma
Are you walking down Via Sistina? You are right in the center of Rome …
The day is beautiful and, before enjoying to a relaxing aperitif, I suggest you do not miss this gem, a unique event, the exhibition of an eclectic artist: the “World of the spots” by Damien Hirst.
“Imagine a spots world. Every time I make a painting I delete a square. They regenerate.
Are connected with each other. “
The spot paintings are among the most iconic works of contemporary art!
The exhibition will be presented simultaneously in all eleven Gagosian galleries in the world: New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles, Athens, Geneva, Hong Kong and Rome.
More than 300 paintings, from the first commercial painting made in 1986, to the monumental paintings where no color is ever repeated, until the most recent works, some of which have patches of color only mm in diameter!
The exhibition will be celebrated by the catalog:The Complete Spot Paintings 1986-2011.
Damien Hirst – The Complete Spot Paintings, 1986-2011 Gagosian Gallery Via Francesco Crispi 16, Rome Info: +39 0642086498
Free admission www.gagosian.com
A good initiative, to celebrate women, muses, and Protagonists of precious artistic heritage, is an invitation to Maxxi Museum, with reduced ticket. In additions the currently exhibitions dealing a critical subject: Recycling.
RE-CYCLE: “Strategies for the architecture, the city and the planet.”
This is the largest exhibition dedicated to one of the main themes of the third millennium: the recycling of waste materials.
Over 80 works including drawings, architectural projects, urban planning and landscape, in continuous dialogue with works of artists, designers and video makers.
A journey through artworks, all united from the creative reuse of waste.
Two installations are outside the museum: the project Maloca, of the Brazilian designers Fernando and Humberto Campana, and the Pavilion and Workshop in recycled material of the German collective.
Another interesting exhibition is the “Permanent Error”by Pieter Hugo: 27 shots tell disturbing portraits through an apocalyptic, technological landfill huge in Ghana.
MAXXI Via Guido Reni, 4/ARoma Special Ticket: 8 euros Opening Hours Tue-Wed-Thu-Fri-Sun 11:00 to 19:00 Sat 11:00 to 22:00
I can say that this suggestion is just right: Il Pastificio in Via della Croce.
Pasta, pasta and more pasta.
Two or three sauces to try on a dish of fresh pasta, made precisely the same day, by the Pastificio.
It ‘s a small shop, which is equipped for the lunch hour, and prepare tasty meals to eat quickly. There you will have to adapt to eating often standing, because there are no tables, but only a few stools, and you will find a large number of young people doing the lunch break!
Instead of the usual sandwich…
Gnocchi, fettuccine, trenette, depends on the day!
Il Pastificio Via della Croce 8, Roma From 4 to 6 euros a portion
“They say that Rome is the center of the world and thatSpanish is the center of Rome. My wife and I, therefore, we live in the center of the center of the world …” Giorgio de Chirico
I would say yes.
Just in Piazza di Spagna, in fact, is the House-Museum of Giorgio de Chirico, italian painter, leading exponent of the artistic metaphysical painting.
Famous, his manikins, who began painting in the early decades of 1900.
In various metaphysical paintings, objects are totally incongruous with the context, like a rowboat in a living room.
So, before tackling the Spanish Steps, I suggest you visit this beautiful house…
Three floors of art, among his works, and romance between his canvas and brushes, in the beautiful seventeenth-century Palace of the Borgognoni.
House-Museum of Giorgio de Chirico Palace of the Borgognoni, No. 31 of Piazza di Spagna VI floor Tickets: 7 euro The tours are guided, in Italian and English: H 10.00-11:00 to 12:00 RESERVATION REQUIRED Info: +39 06 6796546 mail at: email@example.com
One of the most flourishing periods of art in Rome, which played the role of Capital of the Arts, and greater promoter of works and artistic models, wasbetween 1800 and 1900.
Ancient and “modern” found in this age, fertile and full of expectations, the impetus that led abroad the eco of the environment, culturally different and vibrant, of the second decade of 1800 in Rome.
Do not miss the exhibition that ends today at Palazzo Braschi: “Rome away from Rome.”
A collection of drawings, sketches and prints, some never exhibited before, sometimes humorous and often transgressive!
“Rome away from Rome” in the eighteenth and nineteenth-century Palazzo Braschi ( Piazza Navona) Tuesday-Sunday from 10:00 to 20:00 Tickets: 10 euros Info: +39 060608
In this period the the weather is giving us wonderful days! So… should enjoy a walk in the beautiful park of Villa Borghese, is just what we want.
But, we are in Rome,,,, and then could not miss a beautiful art gallery here too!
Just in the restored building called the Orangery of Villa Borghese, you’ll find the Museo Carlo Bilotti.
Here you can see a series of artworks by Giorgio de Chirico, alongside works by Gino
Gino Severini – The Dance of the Pan-Pan at the “Monico” (1909-1911) – Detail (Photo credit: Cea.)”]
In addition to this permanent exhibition inside the museum, are also presented exhibitions of the most significant artists of our time.
If then, you are a little hungry, you can take advantage of the discount of 10% in the Cafeteria Casina del Lago, by presenting the ticket for the Museum.
Museo Carlo Bilotti, Villa Borghese’s Orangery Viale Fiorello La Guardia – Rome Tuesday to Sunday 9.00-19.00 Ticket: 7 euros Visit accompanied by staff, every 30 minutes, from 9 to 18. Duration of visit 45 minutes. Saturday and Sunday: free visit.