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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Icing on the cake…

A beautiful day, it becomes even more pleasant if you start with a delicious breakfast.

You will find many bars in Rome … and if you are in the Prati area and if you are going to Castel Sant’Angelo … I will recommend this Café: Valadier.

The quality is excellent and the service very polite.

Try their pastries, the “Cannoli” filled with pastry cream, or “Bull’s eye“with jam!

Sip a creamy coffee or a fragrant tea beneath crystal chandeliers, is definitely a good way to start the day!

CAFFE’ VALADIER
Via Ennio Quirino Visconti 38, Roma

Gnam, Gnam…..the “feeding” of Culture

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You can not miss, a visit to GNAM, GALLERIA NAZIONALE D’ARTE MODERNA E CONTEMPORANEA National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art), and its splendid 1800s halls, including The Salon of Hercules, with sculptures by Canova, the Hall of Psyche, the Hall of Sappho, the room of Cleopatra… 

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Interesting  visit that will lead you through the masterpieces by Van Gogh and other Impressionists, up to Klimt, the Macchiaioli, and the Landscapes typical of the Belle Epoque!

Fountain from Marcel Duchamp

Do not miss the Dada works by Duchamp, his Bicycle Wheel and the Fountain, then Joan MiròGiacometti, and the Sculptures by Ray.

GNAM
NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART
Viale delle Belle Arti, Rome, 131
Disabled Entrance: Via Gramsci, 71
Information and tickets: +39 06 322 98 221
From Tuesday to Sunday 8.30 – 19.30 Monday closed.

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Eighties Are Back!

MACROwall: Eighties Are Back!

MACRO is the Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome.

– Eighties are Back!- It’s an exhibition that aims to re-read the Italian art of the eighties through a series of solo exhibitions of representative artists.

Then, if you have a little hungry, stop at the Macro Cafe, or to the Macro138(restaurant) for a buffet lunch, or a brunch, if it is Saturday or Sunday!

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MACRO, Via Nizza 138, Rome
Tuesday 11:00 to 19:00 
Saturday 11:00 to 22:00
Information +39 060608
Ticket price: 11.00 euros

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Bollywood Bizarre Christmas Bazaar in Rome

Christmas time, ready for gifts and flea markets full of light and atmosphere?
I propose to you an event a bit different ….

Bollywood Bizarre Bazaar’s
Christmas Market. 

For those looking for an alternative Christmas shopping “Bollywood -Christmas Market” is the place where choose from crafts, collectibles, art & fashion design.

It will be also possible have a brunch from 13.00 to 15.00, or watch the show of a tribal fusion bollydance Sciahina, that will be followed by an aperitif and a buffet of Indian cuisine.

At 21.30 the concert of the Quartet Wordream …

BOLLYWOOD  BIZARRE BAZAAR’S CHRISTMAS MARKET 
December 18 from 11.00 to 23.00.
Room26, 31 Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, ROMA EUR

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The Market of the taste in a cozy roman restaurant…

If you are leaving and you want a nice souvenir… but also if you want a taste of local specialties, perhaps thinking of a Christmas present, then this is an address to write!

Settembrini. It ‘a restaurant, a bistro, but also a library.
It ‘a cozy place, where you can enjoy dishes to be discovered, as the Bean soup of Purgatory with seafood, or the Tomato ravioli with smoked mozzarella and egg soup ….

In other words a place to visit, for example, on the occasion of the

“Market of the taste of Settembrini”

today from 10.30 to 13.30.

You can taste the specialties, order one of their packages, or create your own personalized gift!

SETTEMBRINI Restaurant, Café,Library (20 minutes walk approx. from Vaticano)
via Settembrini 21/27 Roma
Piazza  Martiri di Belfiore, 12
INFO:+39 063232617- +39 0697277242

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Don Chisciotte della Mancia…in Rome

In the historical center of Rome, you will always discover something new, unusual, unique. 

As this tip: La Galleria Don Chisciotte.

If you pass by this dreamy corner, this afternoon,  you will find a souvenir of your trip in Italy, definitely precious!!!

A “piece” of Italy as one of the beautiful original marionettes, or a precious and romantic collection of tin soldiers... rare objects…

Since 1962, is one of the oldest art galleries in Rome, an important meeting place of the Roman cultural world, frequented by artists, actors, intellectuals,writers and poets of international renown.

The gallery is a benchmark for lovers, collectors and art dealers from around the world.

Over the years the gallery has published over 50 catalogs, covering the works of contemporary painters, contemporary collections of graphics,illustrations, ancient sculptures, rare editions and vintage toys.

GALLERIA DON CHISCIOTTE
Via Angelo Brunetti 21a-b (corner of  Via di Ripetta and a few away from Piazza del Popolo)
Open from 10.30 to 13, from 15.30 to 19.30.
Closed Sunday and Monday morning.

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A menu (to remember) written with a Quill Pen

Ready to enjoy a dinner to “light of Rome”?

Just a stone’s throw from Piazza del Popolo, you will found the restaurant La Penna d’Oca. (The Quill Pen)

Little welcoming and cosy place, smart kitchen staff, Roman food  specialties!

All you can search for dining outdoors on a winter evening in Rome.

Have a look at the Menu…Battered pumpkin flowers with mozzarella, olives and dried tomatoes, Amatriciana with crispy bacon, Suckling pig with potatoes, spinach and…

RISTORANTE LA PENNA D’OCA
Via delle Penna 53, Roma
Tel:+ 39 063202898
Closed on Tuesday lunch.

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Saturday Night Museum of Rome

And it  is Saturday.
This evening will be a lovely evening and, then, what better than  a walk through the streets of Rome?

Just at sunset, before going to enjoy some pleasure in one of the downtown restaurants,  stop by the Tempio dell’ Ara Pacis!

Did you know that the monuments and architecture created in ancient times, were in fact originally colored?

The monochrome image that we see today is the result of the wear of time…

Saturdays evening in Rome, the museums are open, and only on Saturdays, it is proposed the initiative “The Colors of the Ara Pacis.”
The virtual coloration of antique marbles, thanks to a advanced lighting technology!

Projected images are such as to “complete” the lost parts of the monuments.
A truly unique experience!

I COLORI DELL’ARA PACIS
Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta
Saturday night in museums
Tickets: 10 euros
Open from 20:00 to 24.00
Info: +39 060608

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Thank God it’s Friday: the Bolshoi Ballet is in Rome!

For all those who, like me, love the classic  ballet, here is an event for a unique and romantic evening in Rome, the PREMIO ROMA – JIA Ruskaja 2011″

 

A performance of classical ballet under the Artistic Director, the Étoile, Eleonora Abbagnato.

The Company of the Bolshoi Ballet Academy  will perform in one of the most important ballet “Les Millions d’Arlequin“. Do not miss!

During the evening will be awarded four international prizes and a scholarship at the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow Acdemy.

Fondazione Accademia  Nazionale Danza
Premio Roma, Jia Ruskaja 2011
Compagnia del Bolshoi Ballet Academy
Sala Petrassi at 21.00

Collect your FREE TICKETS at the Infopoint Auditorium Parco della Musica
(subject to availability)
Viale de Coubertin
info: +39 06 3276785742
http://www.fondazioneand.it

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