Month: dicembre 2015

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How to visit St. Peter’s Basilica skip queue!

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basilica-di-san-pietro-skip the queue

The St. Peter’s Basilica, the true heart of Christianity, the seat of popes, is the place where faith, history and art come together in a unique synthesis of majesty and beauty. You’ll be amazed at the long history of this place, from the first newsstand built on the tomb of Peter, passing through the basilica erected by Constantine to get to what you see today, the result of the prophetic vision of the popes of the Renaissance and the ‘600.

 

 

 

What to visit in Rome

You can visit all the places, the aisles, the chapels and the works of art contained in them, where the genius and imagination of great artists such as Michelangelo, Bernini, Raphael, to name a few, they have expressed to the fullest extent human. And within each monument, we will also see the living history of men, popes, saints, artists who have dedicated their lives to the Church and to spread the Christian message.

You will have the opportunity to visit the Basilica with the aid of an audio-rich content, detailed information and anecdotes.

The audio guide is included (identification is required to receive the audio guide).

Available languages: Italian – English – Spanish – Portuguese – French – German – Russian – Polish – Japanese – Chinese

What is the Meeting place:

Office O.R.P. St. Peter (Palace of the Propylaea) or Piazza Pio XII, 9 (Piazza San Pietro)

Days: Every day except Sundays and holidays Vatican. Wednesdays are available at certain times.

Day and Time:Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday hours 9:30 to 10:30 – 11:30 to 12:30 – 13:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday: at 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Vatican closed Sundays and holidays.

Duration: 2 hours

Where can i sleep in Rome

If you want to stay in Rome at a B & B where you can cook using the kitchen to save money and eat healthy you can stay in a 5 minute walk from iazza cake in bed and breakfast QueenRome city center via Sardegna 29.

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Christmas markets in Rome

Piazza Navona
Piazza Navona

Since the classic Christmas market in Piazza Navona this year is in doubt, let the other Christmas markets in Rome.

7 to 20 December, Christmas Together

Christmas market in Piazza Gardenie, Centocelle

4 to 6 December, Japanese Christmas Market

from 10.00 to 20.00 in via Cardinal Mistrangelo, 25

December 19, at the Market Theatre Pathological

from 11.00 to 19.00 in Via Cassia 472

December 20 Market at the Imperial Coach vintage

Great Christmas event with the adjacent market to be held in the beautiful scenery of the Museum Vintage Carriage, from 10.00 to 20.00, from Via Andrea Millevoi 693

from 29 November to 20 December, Waiting for Christmas

Christmas Market, from 9:00 to 20:00, in serrapetrona (near the shopping center Porta di Roma)

Finally, every Sunday in December from Sunday 6 to Citta ‘Alternative Economy in Testaccio there’ Car Boot Market, an impromptu market of used items made exclusively from private to those who pass by the seeking a deal. A nice way to make a few euro fun.

Christmas Concert Saturday, December 12, Auditorium della Conciliazione

Back at the Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome the XXIII edition of the Christmas Concert, the traditional Christmas musical spectacle that will be offered on television the evening of Christmas Eve.

A great musical event, one of a kind, with Riccardo Cocciante, Anastacia and other national and international artists who play traditional Christmas songs and evergreens

Ticket price: from 75.00 € to the gallery numbered 3 to € 250.00 for The Armchair

 

Christmas Concert Saturday, December 12, Auditorium della Conciliazione

concerto_natale
concerto_natale

Back at the Auditorium della Conciliazione in Rome the XXIII edition of the Christmas Concert, the traditional Christmas musical spectacle that will be offered on television the evening of Christmas Eve.

A great musical event, one of a kind, with Riccardo Cocciante, Anastacia and other national and international artists who play traditional Christmas songs and evergreens

Ticket price: from 75.00 € to the gallery numbered 3 to € 250.00 for The Armchair

 

100 Nativity scenes in Piazza del Popolo

100_presepi
100_presepi

From November 26 to January 6, 2016, Sale del Bramante
100 Cribs returns this year in the picturesque Sale del Bramante, a time study of the illustrious Renaissance architect, leaning against the Aurelian walls, adjacent to the Basilica of Santa Maria del Popolo.

100 Cribs is a crib art exhibition began in 1976 to reaffirm a typically Italian tradition which in those years was in danger of being supplanted by fashion Christmas tree alien to our culture.
Internazionel an event with about 200 new cribs every year, including over 50 from five continents.

Open every day, including Christmas Day, St. Stephen, New Year and Epiphany from 9:30 to 20:00
Price: 7.50 € whole, € 6.50 for those over 65, € 5.50 for children 4-10 years

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The opening of the Holy Door

Giubileo
Giubileo

The introductory rite of the giubileo is the opening of the Holy Door, a door that is open only during the Holy Year, while in other years remains walled. Have a Holy Door the four major basilicas of Rome: St. Peter, St. John Lateran, St. Paul Outside the Walls and St. Mary Major, the Holy Doors of the other Basilicas it will be opened after the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica. The rite of opening the Holy Door symbolically expresses the idea that, during the Jubilee, is offered to the faithful an extraordinary journey to safety.

 

Appointments on Tuesday December 8, 2015

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s Basilica.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Third Sunday of Advent

Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of St. John Lateran, and in the cathedrals of the world.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

World Day for Peace.

Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore

Monday January 25, 2015

Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul

Opening of the Holy Door of the Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls.

The Giubileo in antiquity ancient times

Among the Jews, the Jubilee year was declared a saint falling every 50 years, in which it was meant to restore equality to all the children of Israel, offering new possibilities to families which had lost their property and even their personal freedom.

The rich, however, the jubilee year reminded that the time would come when their Israelite slaves would once again become their equals and would be able to reclaim their rights.

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San_Pietro

Evenmore you can discover how Online booking for access to St. Peter’s Basilica without queuing. Contact us and we weill give you all the information about that! During the Giubileo at QueenRome B&B you will feel really confortable and do not want go away anymore!

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What to do in Rome

Colosseum B&B QueenRome
Colosseum B&B QueenRome

The Colosseum is one of the most evocative of Rome and one of the most famous in the world.

Many people and animals were killed here, you could see everything from gladiatorial games to the drama of murder and battles between wild animals.

Emperor Vespasian began building that was completed by his son Titus. The building was completed in 80 A.D. The inauguration lasted 100 days, and about 9,000 animals and 2,000 gladiators were killed during the event.At its peak it housed 87,000 spectators.

Is possible to book accommodation to sleep during your stay in Rome, some are very comfortable and not very far from the Colosseum, and are located in the city center about 2,5km from the coliseum such as QueenRome bed and breakfast that has the possibility to use the kitchen to try to practice in the days of stay the Roman cuisine.

In addition to the coliseum you can always visit the nearby Imperial Forums. Between visits and the other, there are many comfortable environment where you can have lunch and then resume again sightseeing

the origins of the coliseum

The construction took place in the area occupied by the enormous house of Nero’s Domus Aurea, built after the great fire of Rome in 64, which was to be a valley nestled among the hills of Velia, Palatine, Celio, Opium, and Fagutale and was crossed by a stream that ran in the direction of the Tiber along a path roughly follows the actual street of San Gregorio.

The presence of the pond was abundantly exploited to save on the foundation, made of travertine pillars resting on a ring of concrete continuous, interrupted only by some culverts for scrolling of groundwater that would otherwise have flooded the entire area.

After killing the emperor’s statue it was remodeled to represent the sun god, by adding the appropriate solar crown. The Colosseum was then moved from its original location to make way for the Temple of Venus and Rome under Hadrian. The site of the base of the colossal statue after moving and ‘currently marked by a modern tufa base.

The Flavian Amphitheatre is elliptical in shape, with a circumference of 527 meters, 188 meters along the major axis and a minor axis of 156 57 meters high.

It could hold up to 70,000 seats and the arena was 76 meters x 46. The first three floors were made of arches framed by half-columns, the fourth floor and ‘scompartito by pilasters and there were inserted the poles that supported the large curtain into wedges to protect the spectators from the sun.

Why choose Bed and breakfast QueenRome

We advise you to choose the B&B Queen Rome for its strategic location, also the property was completely renovated in December 2015. Just a 5-minute walk from the Spanish Steps, QueenRome B & B offers elegant classic-style accommodation in the center of Rome, 1 km from the Trevi Fountain and Barberini metro linea A in via Veneto.

Whan to visit the coliseum

The Coliseum is open to the public almost every day, except 25 December and 1 January, with a schedule that goes from 9 am to afternoon-evening (17 in winter, 19:30 in summer ).

Sometimes, they are also open to visitors on the third ring and underground and in summer, on some days of the week, you can visit the Amphitheatre Flavio even at night.

The ticket is valid for 2 days and allows the igresso also the Roman Forum and the Palatine.