Monday, 16 October 2017

The famous Italian shop "Rinascente" opens its flagship store in Rome

150 years after the opening of the first store in Milan and 100 years after its birth with the name coined by Gabriele D'Annunzio in 1917, La Rinascente loses a piece of its name by eliminating 'La', but gains a new position in the luxury segment, opening in the capital its second space, in Via del Tritone, dedicated to the major clothing brands, design, jewelery and cosmetics. For Rinascente it is the second flagship store in Rome, to be added to that of Fiume Square. For Rinascente it is one of the largest stores: 15 thousand square meters.
"We are proud to open this department store in Rome - announces the CEO of Rinascente Pierluigi Cocchini - a palace which in the last 11 years underwent a complex work of renovation. The result is perfect harmony with the context that hosts it. We added value to the historical-cultural richness of the space. An element which is extraordinay is the possibility to visit the archaeological site in the basement which brings to light one of the treasures of Ancient Rome: the Virgin Aqueduct inaugurated by Augusto in the 19 century b.C.“




The store also incorporates a small building built in early XX century called 'Palazzetto' which on several floors becomes part of the architecture. Another distinctive element is the chariot that crosses all the floors in height by allowing the light to spread. Found and preserved also a domus of the IV century, mosaics, spa and a stretch of Salaria Street, the street where the salt was carried.
The façade on Tritone Street includes 96 windows and seven showcases. It was  redesigned by Vincent Van Duysen. On the ground floor are housed design objects, luxury accessories, jewelery and watches. On the first floor there is the perfumery. Second and third floors designed by the architect Paolo Lucchetta are dedicated to male collections. Fourth and fifth are for female lines. On the sixth floor two terraces are for the food and its restaurants.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Rome

Rome’s Irish community marks St. Patrick’s Day with numerous social events.



St Patrick’s Day in Rome begins officially on Friday 17 March at 10.00, with the annual Mass for Lá Fhéile Pádraig being celebrated by Cardinal Seán Brady at St Patrick’s Church on Via Boncompagni 31 in the Via Veneto area. The Mass is always well-attended by the city’s Irish community and friends of Ireland, who join together to sing a nostalgic rendition of Hail Glorious, St Patrick.

Later that evening, at 19.30, the students of the Pontifical Irish College present an adaptation of Reginald Rose’s classic courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men. The English-language production is repeated the next evening, 18 March, at the same time.

This year the Colosseum will be illuminated in green lights in honour of Saint Patrick, at 21.00 on 17 March, following a recent agreement between Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi and Ireland’s ambassador Bobby McDonagh, as part of Tourism Ireland’s internationalGlobal Greening initiative.

St Patrick’s Day festivities continue over the weekend with the 26th edition of the Celtic Ball– Rome’s biggest social occasion in Irish circles – on Saturday 18 March at 19.00. This year the annual black-tie ball moves to the Hotel Quirinale on Via Nazionale, providing the event with an “atmosphere of elegance and charm” according to Irish Club president Helen Harrington. Celtic Ball raffle proceeds will be donated to homeless charity Project Rome.

Meanwhile for those who wish to raise a toast to St Patrick with a pint of Guinness, some of the pubs most favoured by the capital’s Irish expats include the Druid’s Den, the Fiddler’s Elbow, Finnegan’s, and Scholars Lounge, all of which are sure to attract large crowds over St Patrick’s weekend.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

'Moonlight' to open Rome Film Festival

Director Barry Jenkin's "Moonlight" will open the upcoming 11th edition of Rome Film Festival.

The much-buzzed about film, which will have its European premiere in Rome, is already at the center of a great deal of awards chatter, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The new film from the "Medicine for Melancholy" director explores the life of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami as he struggles to find his place in the world through topics of friends, family and love. 

The film stars Alex Hibbert, Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Jharrell Jermome, Ashton Sanders, Andre Holland and Janelle Monae. 

"Moonlight is an extraordinary film, at the same time powerful and tender, realistic and poetic. It is a great honour to open the Rome Film Fest with such a work of art," said Rome's artistic director Antonio Monda. 

"This is a film destined to go a long and successful way and which will stay in our hearts; it also confirms the great, genuine talent of Barry Jenkins." 

The film played Telluride and Toronto and will play in New York before being released in the US on October 21.

During the Rome Festival 2016 there will presented many films. Among the films shown will be "In war and in love" by Pif or the former Hyena and "Storks in mission" which is distributed by Warner Bros. 

Surely the most anticipated films of the season, which will premiere Monday, October 3rd at 21 in the Cinema Barberini in ​​Rome, is American Pastoral by Ewan McGregor. This movie is based on the novel American Pastoral by Philip Roth who is considered one of the masterpieces of contemporary American literature.

Among the famous actors who will take part at the Festival are Viggo Mortensen, the unforgettable Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings but also Tom Hanks that will always be remembered for his performance in Forrester Gump. And still there will be Oliver Stone, David Mamet and Meryl Streep. 

The Rome Film Festival is on from 13th to 26th October 2016.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Rome Maker Faire October 2016

The engines are warming up for the 2016 edition of the Maker Faire, the only worldwide event during which creativity, self-employment and digital manufacturing meet, celebrating the culture of technological innovation and presenting the visitors a foretaste of the future that awaits them. From 14 to 16 October 2016, the Rome Fair will turn into a real innovation theme park where will be exposed hundreds of projects, ideas and inventions makers, startups, innovative SMEs, schools, universities and Fab Labs around the world. And for the little ones, the festival of innovations has also prepared this year an extensive Kids area rich in recreational and educational activities.

The Maker Faire Rome - The European Edition is promoted by the Chamber of Commerce of Rome, organized by its Special Agency Innova House and curated by Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino project, and Riccardo Luna, senior journalist of innovation and Digital Champion Italy.



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Thursday, 15 September 2016

The underground lake in Monteverde

Visit Penthouse Apartment Monteverde in Rome

A special feature for the history of Monteverde is the presence of a proper underground quarry in the basement of the University Hospital of San Camillo.

Speleologists of underground Rome, in 2013 did a survey and in May 2014 they published photos and news on the rediscovery of this extraordinary underground lake.

It dates back to the institute building sanatorium, when, during the construction of the foundations, was discovered an underground cave, on which the foundation of the structure were placed.

The cave, large 7000 square meters and 10 meters high, consists of a greenish yellow stone walls that characterize the subsurface of the neighborhood, and maintains a constant temperature throughout the year, equal to 13 degrees.

A part of it, about 50 meters, is full of ground water, drinking water, which was used for the hospital and for the irrigation of gardens of the complex.


Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Join the International Festival of Pathological Films in Rome from 13 April 2016

The president of the Association of Pathological Theatre Dario D'Ambrosi is pleased to present the seventh edition of the International Festival of Pathological Films, which will be held at the headquarters of the Pathological Theatre (Via Cassia 472, Rome), from 13 to 17 April 2016. D 'Ambrosi is happy that this year coincides with the opening of the first university course in the world of "Integrated Theatre of Emotion", launched last 15th February 2016 in collaboration with the University of Rome Tor Vergata.



The Festival is not only a rich appointment of events, but also a competition for feature films and one short film in the world for its jury, entirely composed of children with disabilities, students at the Pathological Theatre, and headed by Paul Vasey, old member of the group. An initiative to promote young Italian cinema and foreign and synergies between the world of cinema and environments where you work on the mental and social hardship, convinced that this will contribute to an evolution of film language. 

Also this year many artists and personalities from the world of film and television who have chosen to join the event with live performances that will involve the children of Pathological Theatre. Among the participants of the previous editions include Simon and Garfunkel, Marco Giallini, Francesco Montanari, Claudio Santamaria, Riccardo Scamarcio, Maurizio Battista, Vinicio Marchioni, Sabrina Impacciatore, Marco Bocci, Alessandro Roja and Filippo Timi. For the fourth consecutive year, exceptional godmother will be Claudia Gerini.