Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel

You are in Rome. Did you already see the Sistine Chapel?

Wonderful isn’t it?

BUT, may I suggest you a cool experience:

GIUDIZIO UNIVERSALE

Michelangelo and The Secrets of the Sistine Chapel 

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This is a wonderful 60 minutes live show, in the Auditorium Conciliazione, a theatrical performance  with special effects that capture you in a 270° immersive projections, in a journey through time.

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AN INNOVATIVE SHOW COMBINING ART, THEATRE PERFORMANCE, MUSIC AND THE MOST ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES…

 

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With the scientific advice of the Vatican Museums and main theme song of Sting, the show is in italian but with the translation service in many languages.

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An aesthetic, emotional and spiritual experience…

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All the INFO HERE : Giudizio Universale.com

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One day of Thermal Spa in Sirmione

  • NORD OF ITALY- SIRMIONE

In Italy we have a great tradition in Thermae: warm water that flow from the depths of the earth, rich in minerals.

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There are many thermal spa sites in almost all regions.

Today I want to write about SIRMIONE: delightful village close to the Lake Garda, very suggestive, about thirty minutes from Milan.

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Aquaria is the  “Thermal spa on the lake”. Outdoor pools of thermal water at 33/37° C, relaxation areas and whirlpools overlooking the lake.

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Wonderful at night.

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You can spend a relaxing day, cuddling you and visiting in Sirmione village, for example, the Scaligero Castle ( mid-thirteenth century) admiring the fabulous view of the lake from above,

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or going to the Grotte of Catullo ( first century B.C) walking through a beautiful archaeological site.

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Here you’ll find all the info about prices and more…

Do no miss it!

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Shopping in Italy: the Fidenza Village Outlet

Are you in the Nord of Italy?

Just an hour from Milan, easily reachable by shuttle (all the info at the bottom of the post), among the many outlets in Italy, I would like to point out this gem: the Fidenza Village Outlet.

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It is not the usual shopping center, but a very nice “village”, very accurate in details.

I recommend it if you want to do a full immersion in the most prestigious fashion brands (Prada, Belstaff, Peuterey, Sergio Rossi, Dolce & Gabbana, Jimmy Choo, La Perla and so much more) and spend a relaxing day

away from the traffic of the city center, maybe after a cappuccino with the background of the chirping of birds!

Fashion contests and theme nights are also organized, the look of the outlet is continually renewed with exhibitions and lounges among flower pots.

 

Shopping becomes a pleasure, especially if you pamper yourself with some delight of the Emilian cuisine offered in one of the many delicious little restaurants and bars

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To visit absolutely!

FIDENZA VILLAGE

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Piazza di Spagna

Here is THE square par excellence: Piazza di Spagna.

In your trip to Rome … you will definitely pass here.

You will walk in the crowd (always) and venture on the famous steps …

Not everyone knows that for designing the fountain in the center of the square, called “Barcaccia”, Bernini was inspired by an old boat beached during the overflowing of the river Tiber in the 15th century.

If you are romantic, do not miss a walk on the “Botticella” the characteristic little  coach, through the ancient streets of Rome!

But, if you are a little hungry, I recommend a stop for a quick lunch by GINA, right at the top of the climb Via San Sebastianello (on the left, facing the stairs) …

Or, even if it is not “Italian style”, a delicious stop by Babington’s, tea rooms, but not only …. a real treat!

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CASTEL S. ANGELO – ROMA

Today, a beautiful cold sunny day ….
a nice walk will open your heart …

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Right on the promenade leading from the “Palazzaccio”, the Palace of Justice in Rome, to the Basilica of St. Peter.

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It ‘a pedestrian area, very pleasant, overlooking the Tiber and the statues of the “Angels” of the Bridge Sant’Angelo, will accompany you in front of the entrance to Castel S. Angelo.

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This monument is home to the National Museum, Archaeological site, fortress and prison, but also a Papal residence, rich in artistic episodes of great importance.

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I suggest, indeed, a visit …

Opening :
From Tuesday to Sunday – 9.00 – 19.30
Ticket price: 10,50 Euros

Piazza Navona: THE square

Piazza Navona, the symbol of Baroque Rome, is one of the most famous squares of Rome.

Its shape is that of an ancient stadium, when usually the square was flooded in August to relieve the heat.
In ancient times the square was concave, the three fountains were clogged so the water came out to flood the square and offer refreshment to the people.

Surely you will passing through Piazza Navona, visiting Rome …

At number 71, a romantic door for an unexpected surprise, The Home Suite Rome, a Luxury Relais with suitable prices to the breathtaking view…

Don’t forget to look  up….

…and all around you.

“Putting on the same line of sight, the heart, the mind and the eye.”

“Putting on the same line of sight, the heart, the mind and the eye.”

This was the thought of Henri Cartier Bresson, the great photographer of the moment and eternity!

This exhibition is a journey between his art and the memories of his best friends, the thoughts of other great artists, historians, photographers and intellectuals who knew him

The exhibition is titled in fact, Images and Words, and  narrative voices will accompany you as a guide.

The artist who knew how to make a seemingly insignificant moment, a masterpiece…

I love the black and white, even if it seems easier, not at all.

Here are his ten lessons for “photos from the road”:

– Focusing on the geometry
– Be patient
– travel
– Be faithful to a single goal
– Photographing children
– Not be intrusive
– Look at the world as a painter
– Do not cut photos
– Not develop the photos yourself
– Think of the next photograph.

Cartier Bresson was not jealous of his pictures, like all geniuses, he was generous…

HENRI CARTIER BRESSON: “Immagini e Parole”
PALAZZO INCONTRO, Via dei Prefetti 22, Roma
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 19.00
Tickets: 6 euros 

Loves and passions in the atmosphere of Belle Epoque!

Roma, Oratorio del Gonfalone

A fascinating musical event is what I propose to you tonight: Loves and passions in the atmosphere of Belle Epoque!

The concert will be held at the Oratorio del Gonfalone, in the beautiful frescoed hall of 1500. 


It is located near the charming Via Giulia, and is a jewel of Roman Mannerism and a temple of music with perfect acoustics.

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Music of Puccini, Catalani, Mascagni and Leoncavallo.

ORATORIO DEL GONFALONE
Via del Gonfalone 32, Rome
at 21.00
Ticket: 15 euros
Info: +39 066875952

Luxury swaps in the Borghetto Flaminio Market

If you love Flea Market, do not miss the Antique Market in Borghetto Flaminio.
It’s an unique  Market, you pay 5 euros to enter, and find the luxury  Vintage at very competitive prices!

In this  little special place, there aren’t professional traders, but the “junk dealers as a hobby.”

Snobbery of the century: things that recycles used, swaps, buys and sells …
It ‘easy to find items of Gucci, rather than, Prada or Armani…

Real bargains for those who know how to choose!

 

Borghetto Flaminio

Borghetto Flaminio, Rome
Piazza della Marina 32
Every Sunday from 10.00 to 19.00

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McCurry’s superb photographic homage to Italy

Steve McCurry's "Afghan Girl"

Here is another historic area of ​​RomeTestaccio.
The Testaccio, is located south of the Aventino hill, another essential goal, and is very characteristic, having retained its popular spirit, almost a village within the city!

The name Testaccio derives from the Latin word testae, meaning “piece”(fragment of a broken vase head-shaped ).

The Testaccio perches on a mountain of “pieces” of broken amphorae, some 25 million amphorae, dating back to 140 AD!

Right here, at MACROMuseum of Contemporary Art Rome can not miss the exhibition of Steve McCurry, one of the greatest masters of photography of our century.

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200 photos, his photos, made ​​in Burma, Tibet, Thailand, as the famous portrait of the Afghan girl, is exhibited also a selection of his “Italian pictures,” a magnificent tribute to Italy in the year that celebrates its 150 years!

The exhibition is a journey into the human being, who, in spite of the different customs, traditions, history, has, in every continent, always the same needs, fears and emotions!

MACRO Testaccio, The Pelanda, Rome
Piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4
Tuesday to Friday from 15.00 to 23.00
Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11.00 to 23.00.
Closed on Mondays
INFO: +39 06 6710 7040 0
Ticket: 10 euros

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I saw a mermaid in Rome

Here is an address for the real fashion victims: Via delle Carrozze 81.

What will you find?
Swimwear but… Haute Couture.

Each swimsuit is a work of art, almost tailor-made, combined with long sarong, or shorts, tops, tunics, trousers …
In the boutique there is a feeling of times past, a little Saint Tropez, a little “sixty”!

The Roman aristocracy, and not only, frequent this boutique for the quality and, above all, the uniqueness of its swimsuits!

Considering the prices, (several hundred euros each), they offer a  repair and maintenance  swimsuit’s service!

Who wears a swimsuit of these, made ​​by hand with unique details and fabrics, it will always feel “dressed”!

It is not by chance that many swimsuits for several films, have been created by this brand!

Definitely an investment… but they can also be used as tops for evening wear!

MARISA PADOVAN
Via delle Carrozze 81, Roma
Info:+39 066793946
www.marisapadovan.it 

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The power of the gaze: Raffaello

Just a stone’s throw from the Trevi Fountainthe National Gallery of Ancient Art, in the Palazzo Barberini, restored last year, with its 34 rooms, is a beautiful setting for exhibitions and events.

Today I suggest you, a very interesting exhibition: Raffaello meets Raffaello.
Two famous works of Raffaello, Portrait of a Young Man (the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum) and La Fornarina, are compared.

Works apparently so different, they hid a common thread: the gaze.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART – PALAZZO BARBERINI
Via delle Quattro Fontane 13, Rome
Tuesday-Sunday 8:30 to 19:00
INFO: +39 06 4824184 +39 06 4814591
Tickets: 5 euros

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Cut out time for relaxation:thai massage.

Well …. Today I woke up a little “contracted” …
I needed a massage, so…
I LOVE massages!

Here is a nice address, if you’re around and want to cut out time for relaxationBAAN SABAI, Thai massage center.

Small, very clean, the masseuses are all Thai, relaxed atmosphere with soft lighting and candles, low voices.

In short, delicious. I did the Traditional Thai massage with aromatic oils, because finally it is possible take a shower comfortably in the same cabin massage!

And then, go for a walk.

BAAN SABAI
Thai Massage Center
Via degli Scipioni 173, Roma
INFO: +39 0632609359
www.baansabai.it

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“Death is normal and is part of life. Is life to be exceptional.” (Von Hagens)

“Special” exhibition: Body Worlds, by Dr. Gunther von Hagens!

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At Officine Farneto, (near the Olympic stadium) illustrates the human body to the public, with a range of information related to medicine and anatomy, which otherwise would be relegated to just science!

It must be strong!

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Thanks to the technique of “plastination“, invented and patented by the same Von Hagens, which preserves tissues and organs to replace body fluid silicone polymers, it will be possible to see about 200 real human body “samples”!

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< Death is normal and is part of life. And is life to be exceptional.> said Von Hagens.
The show of the anatomy, for the first time, for everyone.

BODY WORLDS EXHIBITION
OFFICINE FARNETO, Via Dei Monti della Farnesina, 77, near Stadio Olimpico, Rome
Monday to Thursday 10:00 to 14:00
Friday to Sunday 10:00 to 23:00

Symphony from the New World

It’s cold. The atmosphere of the winter, makes us romantic…
So tonight, do not miss The Concerto in B minor, for cello of the great Mario Brunelloand orchestra, the Symphony From the New World by Antonin Dvorak, and Elgar‘s Symphony No. 1, conducted by Antonio Pappano.

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The same concert will be proposed, on January 23,  free broadcast live streaming on Telecomitalia.com

SALA SANTA CECILIA  at 18.00
Auditorium Parco della Musica

Viale Pietro De Coubertin
Infoline: +39 06 8082058
tickets from 18 to 50 euros

 Presales with credit card:Italy tel. 892982, abroad +39 02 600 60 900

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