how about a movie at night in Rome and in Italian lol! love it. Red 2 could not have been better in English. admission 5€
great for the entire family and the teatro adriano at piazza cavour is wonderful; here since 1898.
many of the concerts and theater were done here from the early on and later the cinema came about.All keeping the old architectural layout of the early theater, gorgeous.
Dress Code: nice casual dress was ok.
The Scholar's Lounge is an Irish pub located in the heart of the city, it's a great place to have a pint with friends and meet people, both locals and travelers. This pub is mainly filled with people in their 20's. The food was tasty and live music is often played here. Although it's not a Roman/Italian bar I had a very good time here!
Dress Code: Casual
Great club to go for raving. It took us a little while to get in, since there were lot of people lining up, but after getting inside, it was all good, loads of people, several different rooms with DJs and bars.
“Wood is fundamental. Wood is music itself. Just remember Steinway, and Stradivari.”
— Renzo Piano (1937- ), remarking about his choice of material (cherry wood) for the auditoriums’ interiors.
Designed by Renzo Piano in 2002, Parco della Musica is a large public music complex north of the city center; this site was part of Rome’s 1960 Summer Olympics.
It is composed of three large concert halls (the largest concert facility in Europe!). Resembling giant beetles the buildings are separate, sound-proofed auditoriums, with a Roman-inspired amphitheater providing an outdoor venue between them. An area of Roman ruins, discovered while construction was underway, gives some historic context to the complex. Bookshops, restaurants, bars are also on-site.
We attended a wonderful classical piano recital by Russian-born Evgeny Kissin; we bought our tickets the day of the recital and had great seats in the Santa Cecilia Auditorium, the largest of the three spaces. The Parco is the base for the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Fondazione Cinema per Roma, and Fondazione Musica per Roma. The range of musical offerings is wide and ticket prices within reach; look at the website for what is current.
The complex is open daily between 10am and 6pm for a free a look around, or guided tours (9€) are available on an irregular basis.
Dress Code: Dressy / Casual
The special social event of my Rome conference took place in the Auditorium Conciliazione. This is a beautiful modern hall located near the Vatican. The plush red seats can accomodate an audience of 1763 people. The auditorium houses different kinds of shows: Classical music, contemporary music, theater, dance...
We went there for a special concert of the Carabinieri Orchestra, a musical extravaganza with pieces from famous operas, Neapolitan songs and American musicals. Watching the carabinieri enter the stage with their impressive uniforms and hats and glistening brass instruments was an experience. After the concert there was a reception in the spacious auditorium foyer.
Most evenings during our trip were spent leisurely enjoying dinner. But, I did want to see at least one Opera. Operas are performed in Opera houses but they can also be performed in many of the churches throughout Rome. Our hotel concierge found La Traviata at a church near the Barberini metro station exit. It would have taken us about 20-25 minutes to get there from our hotel. As we started on our way, we turned the corner about 50 feet from our hotel and noticed a line of people at the church on the corner. Viola! La Traviata was being performed right there! So, we lined up, bought our tickets and within 30 minutes we were inside with great seats to see a wonderful performance. The acoustics in the church were great!
I'm not exactly sure but I get the idea that Operas are performed seasonly. So, during various times of the year, you would be able to see a particular Opera at many locations. Something to keep in mind if you think this is something you would like to do. It is not necessary to buy tickets in advance. I would go early to line up and then buy the tickets this way you are not commiting yourself to have to go on a particular day in the event you might be too tired.
The link below is one of the information sites on operas and concerts in Rome. This site does not list all venues but will give you an idea what is available to see around town.
When it's Friday, it's Muccassasina night at Qube Disco. Definitely a place for those who love diversity. Primary a gay spot but there are a lot of heterosexuals coming to this place. You can choose 3 varieties of music to groove with. First floor has disco music and ideal for fag-hags, generation of the 80s and disco-music lovers alike. The second floor buzz with hiphop, R&B and generally black music while the 3rd floor buzz with ultra-house music.
There are also drag performances every now and then.
Entrance cost €15 for non-members inclusive of 1 drink.
Dress Code: Come as you want but if you feel like dragging, sure you can come with whatever costume you like! Ideal for transvetites and fag-hags.
Great place in the heart of trastevere!!
Up to the 08pm the atmosphere is soft and relaxing with nice music. Great the low couches and the soft lights. Excellent as it tea room or for eat a creps. The evening, up to late night, the music increases the volume and becomes chillout, the cocktails are excellent and the atmosphere becomes crazy. Not to lose!!!
I was in Italy last Week and i joined the Dreamers Pub-Crawl in Rome. Awesome tour, free beer and shot, memorable party experience!!! They will take you to the locations that are really the most popular, even among Romans.Thanx to Charlie...see you next time!
Next Saturday September 18th there will be the second "White Night" (Notte Bianca) In Rome music, cinema, shows, sports, solidarity, shopping... the city will remain open all night long. For detailed programs check the official web site:
The festival ROMA INCONTRA IL MONDO takes place on the sides of the lake inside Villa Ada.
The program of the festival includes a concert every night... with very good ethnic music.
It opens at 8pm, and shows start at 10pm.
It is also possible to have dinner there. After show, disco bar till late night.
From June 23 until August 9 ... :)
Dress Code: whatever you like...
A small café/bar I went to after late dinners and really enjoyed is right behind the church Sta Maria Maggiore, on or by Piazza dell' Esquilino.
It appears to be owned and managed by a young couple, whose mischievious young daughter dances and sings by the tables outside until Babbo catches her and brings her in.
I loved sitting in the cool air, in the huge night shadow of the church, which looks totally different from that angle and at that hour. On my first stop there, I wasn't feeling ill... but perhaps a bit badly after a very long day in the sun, walking all over Rome and this huge bucatini all' amatriciana I'd just had at the corner...
I told the woman at the bar that I couldn't decide, she said "A Fernet-Branca will set you straight!"
This turned out to be a very good suggestion. Fernet-Branca is supposed to be good to take if something ails you. It's a mix of many aromatic plants such as myrrh, saffron from Iran, aloe from South Africa, gentian from France, Curcuma zedoaria.... oh that last leaves a strong after-taste!
In fact it tastes pretty bad. I enjoyed it, very slowly sipped, because I'm convinced that such medicinal-tasting stuff must cure all ailments. I've always been a fan of Italian herbal liqueurs.
And it doesn't cost much since you really have enough of one shot! Make it last, watching the world go by. Each time I went to that café, I saw a priest in cassock leave the church from the back, lock the door and rush across the street with his attaché-case. A strange image for me, since we never see priests in traditional dress anymore in Montreal. It really fired up my imagination... where is he running to? a business meeting? going home for supper? He may even have wanted a quick Fernet-Branca himself!
But one needs to eat first, Fernet-Branca is "particolarmente indicato per il dopo-pasto"... a digestive what!
Most important, Piazza Sta Maria Maggiore was the obligatory passage for my daily explorations going west, towards the centro historico, the Tiber and across to the Vatican and Trastevere.
I only went the OTHER way from the hostel when I wanted to reach TERMINI, as the block on that side is not interesting.
One place going that way is worth a look, and that's the park, garden and beautiful monument of the Acquario Romano at Piazza Fanti, at the corner from the hostel. The inside is used for conventions, concerts etc. The park closes round 7.30 p.m. in Summer, but I managed to be allowed in later as last conference organiser was picking things up and talking to the custodian.
The Acquario Romano was inaugurated in 1887 and intended to be a meeting place for the up and coming middle-class of the new Esquilino district.
The garden is dedicated to Nicola Calipari, who was killed in Irak in 2005, in an unfortunate foul-up by allied forces.
The Church of Santa Maria Maggiore is a great sight to behold. Since it's near Stazione Termini, it's often one of the first monument visitors see on arrival in Rome and it stays with you from then on. About the church itself, I'll just mention that it's the largest in Italy and that it has the highest steeple in Rome.
My focus is on the life you'll find all around. First, the church is on a grand piazza -- Piazza Santa Maria Maggiore -- good adrenaline rush from a typical Roman street scene: traffic, passersby, cries of Rome, terrace cafés, rushing waiters, fountain, gelateria, tourists snapping pics, etc.
What I liked here is that it always felt safe, even as darkness fell -- (careful crossing street however.)
I recently spent nine days at the Youth Hostel on Carlo Cattaneo (3 minutes from the Piazza) and passed the Piazza often, at all times of day or night. Just to give you an idea, here's what I found near the church:
- a laundromat
- 3 cafés to eat at late at night
- a small bar to end an evening pleasantly
- a good gelateria
- a supermarket
- many hotels
Don't go to Miscellanea, is a Pub near the Pantheon.
I was there with a friend and I was looking to the kitcken when I saw my food going on the floor.
The waiter bring it to us and I had to fight with the guy to have a new one coocked.
Anyway the service was poor.
I find out this blog, next time I'll go only to a suggested pub http://www.iloverome.net/rome-night-life-clubbing-locations-in-rome/
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