Monthly Archives: March 2010

 Our Blogger: Rhodora

Looking for a unique romantic evening in Rome? Then keep reading: Rhodora has the answer!

tb_02The tram is one of the oldest  means of transportation by rail, mainly used for public transport city. Now, from historical means of transport they become true mobile restaurants, which offer the opportunity to stop in front of the most charming places in the city.

tj_01The Trambelcanto is one of the oldest, built on the thirties but perfectly restored and refurnished with every comfort, driving his passengers on a journey where you can listen singers or professional musicians playing live the most famous italian arias and not only. On the meanwhile you can dine by candlelight, as in a real restaurant, during a stop at Park Celio overlooking the Colosseum and the Fori Imperiali.

The ingredients of Tramjazz are high level quality: the beauty of Rome, the deliciousness of food, but also the originality and quality of proposals music and musicians who participate.

trambelcanto_01The departure takes place every Friday at 9 pm from Piazza di Porta Maggiore. In this vintage trams  passengers will travel for about 3 hours in the most picturesque routes in the center of the capital, in the company of professional musicians

For dinner you will taste the typical Italian products, cheese, wine, and delicious meet or fish disches.

Buon viaggio e Buon appetito, on board the tram between  restautraditional flavors and hints of romance!

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The Colors of the Ara Pacis

Our Blogger: Vanda


During a guided visit visitors to this exhibition will have to chance to see the Ara Pacis in full color, as stood originaly. The feat will be made using  projections of light. Besides, the meaning of the reliefs will be illustrated by an actor who will  read as well classic Roman texts  that will deepen the message of it: a passage from the VIII book of the Eneide, where Virgilio narrates the foundation of Lavinio and the prodigy of the white sow; a passage on the meaning of the deities of the country; and the pages in which Tito Livio is questioned on the origins, the greatness and the decadence of Rome.

ara2The technique of projection has been updated and renewed projectors will allow to modify and to modulate the profiles and the colors in real time. Even if over thousand years of permanence underground on Campo Marzio has cancelled from the monument any trace of color, experts have demonstrated almost beyond doubt that originaly the altar was very colorful, as were most sculptures in ancient Rome; the use of the colors on monuments was usual, even if we all have in our imagination the color-less versions found nowadays in museums and books everywhere.

augusto-di-prima-portaThe choice of the single shades for “the Colors of the Ara Pacis” has been operated on the base of comparisons with other ancient Roman paintings, especially from pompei with the Greek-Roman sculpture.

Our locations are not far from the museum,so when you’re planning to come to Rome check on or, your ideal options for a perfect vacation in the Eternal City.

Schedule extraordinary Opening of the museum during the last weekends of February, March and April from the hours 20.00 to her times 23.00 (last entry 22.00)
26, 27, February 28 th 2010 26, 27, March 28 th 2010 21, 23, 24, 25 April 2010
Entry ticket: € 8,00
Information: Tel 060608 /
Where: Lungotevere in Augusta (Subway stop Flaminio)

Technology in ancient Rome

Our Blogger: Jona

machina_tecnologia_dell_antica_roma_largeFrom 23 December until 5 April 2010 is currently being shown MACHINA: TECHNOLOGY OF ANCIENT ROME, which aims to illustrate the level of technology to which ancient Rome had come through reconstructions, archaeological and photographic documentation. The power of the Roman Empire, based on technology as well as political organization, will be told in the science fair MACHINA. TECHNOLOGY OF ANCIENT ROME, hosted by the Museum of Roman Civilization from 23 December to 5 April 2010. For the first time will be unveiled to the public the secrets of the machines that have contributed to the construction and operation of the Empire.

The exhibition is organized by Rita Perceval Correnti, president of Association Piazza Duomo, and is promoted by the Cultural Policies and Communication – Superintendency of Cultural Heritage of the City of Rome and from Sapienza University of Rome with the help of Fondazione Roma.

ariete_270_sqlargeThe exhibit to the visitors offers more than 100 examples of technology divided between archaeological finds, reconstructions, virtual machines, mechanisms and works in scale. Some 47 imprints from the collections of the Museum of Roman Civilization and 32 fragments, including the unpublished from Antiquarium from municipal, enrich and complement the exhibition. Through exhibits, built from scratch by the Florentine craftsman Gabriele Niccolai based on studies of exhibits and testimony, you will understand the technological principles of operation of some of the most important (and interesting) machines built and used by Romans on their everyday lives.

When: 23 December 2009- 05 April 2010
Where: Museo della Civiltà Romana, Piazza G. Agnelli, 10, Rome
Ticket price: 6.50 Euro
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