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Apr 27 2015

Things To Do This May in Rome!

This May in Rome is jam packed full of great things to do including BBQ, good music, good food and good art! The weather is also getting warm so come to Rome and soak up the sun and culture!



Fri May 01 2015 at 12:30 pm 

Birra turbacci, località monte dei porci 50, Mentana, Italy


The Birra Turbacci Country fest is a great day out for all the family with lots of different things to do and see as well as great food, beer and music!

You can start the day by having lunch with the brilliant Venerando Valastro who is known as "the king of the grill" and you can taste some delicious American BBQ style food both meat and vegetarian! (For the BBQ Venerable a reservation is required by 22nd April as places are limited)


AMERICAN BBQ – Meat – (only lunch / afternoon) Price 22 € – single dish consisting of:

Spare ribs with Baked beans – Pulled pork with Coleslaw – Cam-wursterl puree and bacon with mustard sauce

AMERICAN BBQ -Vegetarian- (only lunch / afternoon) Price 16 € – single dish consisting of:

Coleslaw – Jack Potatoes – Ratatouille-

There are also chefs who will prepare various different dishes and homemade desserts such as Cheesecake and Banana Split which can also be purchased with tokens.


In the afternoon there will be Mississippi River Band to entertain the party with their live music and at the same time there is also Beer Pong that can also be played with children. 

From 13 to 15 the Riding School Talus will open up their stables nearby. For those who want to try, there will be opportunities for younger people to ride Ponies and adults to ride Horses. They will also teach you a lot about the sport of horse riding.

The drinks can only be purchased using tokens:

1 token = 1 €

Benefit Package 7 tokens + a Turbacci pint glass that you can keep 10 €

For beers on tap, you can choose the different formats:

20 cl – 2 tokens

30 cl – 3 tokens

40 cl – 4 tokens


Sinead O´Connor

Sunday, May 10,  21.00

Auditorium Parco della Musica – Sala Santa Cecilia – Rome

Come and see the legendary Sinead O´Connor perform live in Rome, it is sure to be a fantastic night. For tickets to see Sinead O´Connor click here.


Urban Market

Not far from the Colosseum you'll find the hip quarter of Monti, which hosts a fantastic "urban market" every weekend – held in the conference hall of Grand Hotel Palatino. Founded in 2009, the market is a blend of contemporary creativity and vintage fashion: expect to find everything from handicrafts from cutting-edge designers to retro clothing, furniture and homeware items. The colourful and diverse array of trinkets and fashion on sale makes Mercato Monti an ideal place for a weekend wander, and the perfect excuse to explore the other independent stores and galleries dotted around the rest of the area's small streets.
• Via Leonina, Every weekend 10am-8pm


Art Museum

The ambitious yet somewhat obscure Norweigan-American artist Hendrik Christian Andersen moved to Rome at the end of the 19th century where he lived for over 40 years. When he died he left all his works to the Italian state, and his studio home – an art-nouveau villa between the river and via Flaminia – was eventually converted into a museum where some 200 sculptures, 200 paintings and 300 graphic works are now displayed. With an interest in urban planning and architecture, much of Andersen's work is inspired by the idea of a great "world city", an intriguing concept to explore in the context of a visit to Rome itself.
• Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini, 20,

 Open Tues-Fri 9.30am-6pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-7pm



First weekend in May – Open House Roma. Guided tours of buildings and architecture studios in Rome. Free but reservations required – See Open House Roma.

If you are planning on coming to Rome and havent yet found somewhere to stay then take a look at Habitat Apartments where you will find a variety of different apartments available to rent. Featured below is the Pineto Attic Apartment which is in a great location just a few minutes walk from the Vatican Museums.


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Jan 21 2015

From Rome with Love

This February in Rome there are a lot of great events and things to do, so why not bring your loved one over to the beautiful city to celebrate Valentines Day and enjoy some of the great culture the city has to offer. Below is a list with a variety of different things to do, so that you can get an idea of the different things available in the city.

Gladiator Training!

Copyright: Hans Splinter

Master the basics of hand-to-hand combat at a genuine gladiator school on the ancient Appian Way. You'll discover the secrets of Imperial Rome's gladiator games, get hands-on with ancient Roman history and have the best fun you can imagine!


·         Two-hour Roman gladiator training

·         Lessons led by members of the Historic Group of Rome

·         Hire of gladiator clothing and weapons

·         Free drink included

·         Free entrance to the Gladiator School of Rome Museum

·         Choice of lesson times throughout the day


Six Nations Rugby (Ireland v Italy)

If you are a rugby fan then on February the 7th in Rome at the Stadio Olimpico the 2nd match of the Six Nations will take place between Ireland and Italy. This will be a great match and the stadium and surrounding areas will be filled with rugby enthusiasts from all over the world, who have come to see the match. Click on the link above to buy tickets, but get them as soon as possible as they are likely to sell out!


The Vatican Museums are the museums of the Vatican City and are located within the city's boundaries. They display works from the immense collection built up by the Popes throughout the centuries including some of the most renowned classical sculptures and most important masterpieces of Renaissance art in the world.

Pope Julius II founded the museums in the early 16th century. The Sistine Chapel, with its ceiling decorated by Michelangelo, and the Stanze della Segnatura decorated by Raphael are on the visitor route through the Vatican Museums. In 2013, they were visited by 5.5 million people, which combined makes it the 5th most visited art museum in the world.

There are 54 galleries, or salas, in total with the Sistine Chapel, notably, being the very last sala within the Museum. Click here to buy tickets for the Vaitcan Museum.

If you enjoyed the Vatican Museums you should definetely also consider visiting the San Giovanni di Laterano (or Saint John’s in Lateran) Church. San Giovanni is the first Christian Basilica built in the world and the original Papal seat until the 15th century, consecrated and dedicated to the Savior in A.D. 324. 


On February the 2nd buy tickets to see the legendary rock band Korn playing live!


Quiet and Authentic

If you would like to escape the more touristic areas of the city and enjoy some delicious authentic Italian food and drink then head to the local area of Trastevere. Take a stroll around the cobbled streets before choosing one of the many excellent local restaurants. It’s a picturesque neighbourhood which has the look and feel of a traditional small Italian town, with people shopping, chatting and drinking espresso at the pavement cafes.


If you are planning to come to Rome this February and haven´t found somewhere to stay yet then take a look at Habitat Apartments who have a wide range of apartments available to suit all needs! Featured below is the incredible Babuino Super Top apartment.


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Mar 04 2014

March in Rome

Visiting Rome in March can be considered as a pretty perfect idea since Italy in the springtime is not as crowded and hot as it is in the summer. If you are one of those people wanting to take advantage of these nice circumstances keep reading and enjoy our great event-tips for a perfect trip to Rome in March.

Roma Music Festival: Since Italy itself is famous for creating great music it is no big surprise that there are a lot of special festivities all over the country throughout the whole year. One of those lovely events is called the “Roma Music Festival” and – as already said in the name – takes place in Rome. From March 6th to 10th the “International Festival of Choirs and Orchestras” will be held for the 3rd time to fill the air of the “eternal city” with beautiful sounds. During this festival music collaborations of different sizes and ages will perform in various churches and concert halls all over town. Music lovers are highly requested.


Maratona di Roma: Following the footsteps of Italy’s great tradition of running the “Maratona di Roma” will once again take place. On March 23rd athletes can face the challenge of a tough 42km run through the beautiful city of Rome. Starting at Via dei Fori next to the famous Coliseum the route will pass many other enormous sights, e.g. the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, the Vatican City and many more. For that reason this race is not only a marathon but also the most athletic way of sightseeing that anyone could choose. People who would like to actively participate can sign in until March 10th, the entry fee is 75€ each runner. All others who prefer not to put on their running shoes are just as welcome to show up to cheer for all the men and women rushing off their feet. For more information just click here.


Saint Patrick’s Day: Even though the Saint Patrick’s Day is no real holiday in Italy, it is celebrated at some places in Rome. Paing homage to the patron Saint Patrick the roots of this day go back to Ireland, where March 17th – the annually Saint Patty’s date – is an official holiday. Since Rome has a fair number of different Irish Pubs it is very likely that you can find many places to celebrate. At the “Abby Theatre Irish Pub” for example they offer live-music, Guinness beer and typical dishes, the “Druids Irish Pubs” promises a real Patty-Party. If you would like to go all the way dress-up green from head to toe and make your roman Saint Patrick’s Day experience complete. Find some more Irish Pubs in Rome online.


Italy vs. England: Another sporty event in Rome in March is the battle between two great national football teams: Italy vs. England. When these football giants meet on March 15th the field will definitely be heating up. Staring people like Wayne Rooney, Ashley Cole, Mario Balotelli or Gianluigi Buffon both teams offer a lot of excellent players and for sure won’t show a boring match with this high-level of manpower. When the whistle first blows at kick-off you can be pretty sure that there will not be a lot of free seats in the “Stadio Olimpico” – so hurry up and save yourself some tickets, which cost between 40€ to 150€.



If you plan on visiting the amazing city of Rome to take part in one or two of these events take a look at our beautiful apartments and find your place to stay at Habitat Apartments.


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Jan 30 2014

February in Rome

You are travelling to Rome in February and want to make plans what you will do there? We will give you some insider tips to experience the best things in the everlasting city of Rome!

Vivaldi – The Four Seasons: On the 18th and the 25th of February, the Orchestra of the Accademia d’Opera Italiana will perform The Four Seasons, Vivaldi’s most famous work! The classical concert will be shown at 8:30 p.m. in the main hall of the All Saints Church in Rome.


Antonio Vivaldi published this concert in 1725. The concert is divided into four parts, whereas each part is meant to portrait a season: La Primavera, L’Estate, L’Autunno, L’Inverno – spring, summer, autumn and winter.
If you like classical music, you shouldn’t miss this concert, it is breathtakingly beautiful. You can find tickets online at

La Tavernaccia: La Tavernaccia is said to be one of the best restaurants in Rome. It is located relatively close to the city centre and offers amazing Roman cuisine. As a starter, we recommend the garlic bruschetta which is served with hand-sliced prosciutto. As a main dish, you should try one of the restaurant’s excellent pastas, especially the lasagna is very good. The staff in the restaurant is super friendly and warm, it’s a nice restaurant to go to with your children as well. Average costs per person are about 25€ with a nice, well selected wine. Find more information about La Tavernaccia online, we also tell you the direction of the wonderful restaurant: Via Giovanni di Castel Bolognese 63, Roma.


Italy vs. Scotland: On the 22nd of February, the rugby team of Italy will play versus Scotland. The match starts at 2:30 p.m. in the Stadio Flaminio in Rome and is part of the RSB Six Nations games. You can see the best players live and enjoy an afternoon of sports. Find tickets here.

stadio flaminio

For the case that you are still looking for a perfect accommodation, you can find one here.

Enjoy your stay in Rome, it’s a wonderful city with a lot to discover!

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Dec 16 2013

Gospel Festival 2013 in Rome

13-day Roma Gospel Festival



Roma Gospel Festival

This special festival is an annual event in Rome since 1995. It is organized and produced by the “Music for Rome Foundation”. Visitors can be happy to see American choirs and gospel groups, as the festival is the largest Gospel Festival in Europe.

The festival lasts over 13 days and features different acts on every day. In the past groups and singers like Robin Brown and the Soul Children of Chicago took part in the huge event. It takes place every December and attracts more than 2000 visitors. The ticket prices range between 20 and 30€ depending on the act you want to see.

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