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Silvio Berlusconi’s lawyer and member of parliament Niccolò Ghedini and justice minister Angelino Alfano have been leading efforts to keep the prime minister out of court.


he buzzword in Italy at the moment is “reform”, an issue that have the effect of putting Berlusconi beyond the reach of the law but comes and goes in politics and has the consistency of clouds. without changing the constitution (see box). The first proposal would For most of this parliament, which began in 2008, all sides have allow the prime minister legitimately to refuse to attend a court hearagreed that political reforms are necessary and most of them even ing by pleading government business. There is already a weaker veragree on the general headings of what needs to be reformed. Not for sion in place, which Berlusconi used in November when he was meant the first time though the devil is in the detail and there is a very unsubto appear in court to answer to corruption charges in connection with tle form of shorthand being used in order to obfuscate the real issues, the Mills case, when he said that he had a cabinet meeting and the both constitutional and ethical. opening of a new stretch of motorway. The court accepted the first as At the same time as these “big issues” are being discussed, the a “legitimate impediment” but not the second. The bill would allow the much more down-to-earth preparations for the March regional elecprime minister rather than the court to decide. tions have been going ahead with the inevitable fighting over power Then there is a bill that would limit the three levels of judgement in and personalities more than policies. lesser criminal cases to three years for trials of first instance, two for President of the republic, Giorgio Napolitano, has made it abunappeals and 18 months for final appeals. If the court cannot reach a verdantly clear that the Italian government should address the economy; dict in this time then the case would be dropped. No one denies that latest figures from the national statistics Italian justice is in dire need of reform institute ISTAT show that unemployand that the English legal axiom of ment is still rising, with 389,000 fewer The government is pressing ahead “justice delayed is justice denied” jobs in November 2009 compared to applies in a major way, but limiting the with changes to the justice system duration without reforming procedure November 2008 and 44,000 fewer compared to October 2009. More than two would actually mean granting an as the economic crisis bites million people are looking for a job. In amnesty for all but the simplest cases. addition there are other millions who Minor delaying tactics would be and regional elections loom have problems making ends meet even enough to force most prosecutions into if they are not unemployed. the statute of limitations. Nonetheless, despite attempts by finance minister Giulio Tremonti, Both bills would act as major spanners in the workings of Italian the political agenda is still dominated by prime minister Silvio justice – so much so that some left-wing politicians have argued that a Berlusconi’s attempts to avoid facing trial. In October 2009, the conlaw to protect Berlusconi alone would be a lesser evil. stitutional court declared that the so-called Alfano law which gave the Proposed constitutional reforms include another version of the holders of the four highest offices of state – the president of the repubAlfano immunity law, which was overturned in October 2009; if it were lic, the speakers of the two houses of parliament and the prime minispassed as a constitutional amendment the constitutional court could not ter – immunity from prosecution while in office was unconstitutional. strike it down. But it is likely to pass with an absolute majority rather A summons was immediately issued for Berlusconi to appear before a than a two-thirds majority (see box) so that it would face a referendum, Milan court to face charges of corruption. Early last year his co-defenwhich would inevitably become a plebiscite on Berlusconi. dant in the original trial, the English lawyer David Mills, was given a There has also been the suggestion that immunity for all parliafour-and-a-half year sentence for having taken a bribe in order to lie in mentarians should be reintroduced (it was removed in the glorydays of court. Berlusconi is also accused of fraud and false accounting. the tangentopoli political corruption scandal in the early 1990s, when The right-wing governing coalition has put forward a couple of Italian public opinion was vehemently against politicians who had bills that they could pass with their present majority and which would been using the public purse as a milch cow for generous bribes). But 2

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times have changed and at least some opposition parliamentarians would not be averse to seeing it return. Other reforms under discussion include ones similar to those addressed by the Bicameral Commission in 1997-8, which was set up to spearhead institutional reform, but which came to nothing. These are less controversial, but it is still difficult for everyone to agree on the details. They include more power to the executive (some sort of presidentialism probably), a distinction between the two houses of parliament, which currently have identical power (the chamber of deputies, or lower house, looking after national issues, and the senate, or upper house, regional matters, and both with fewer members) and reform of the judiciary and judicial procedure. Finally, there are the “normal” political issues. Two of the most pressing, immigration and organised crime, came together in a bloody clash in Calabria in January. The integration of the millions of “new Italians” is a question that will only get bigger and a bomb outside the high court in Reggio Calabria in early January was yet another reminder of where real power lies in areas affected by organised crime. Soon after, a race riot broke out in Rosarno in Calabria when immigrant fruit pickers were fired on by local residents. Although the March elections are regional, the issues that parties will be campaigning on will be national and international.

Immunity for Silvio Berlusconi There are four bills currently before parliament or under discussion which, if approved, would have the effect of keeping the prime minister out of court. 1. Legitimate impediment (legittimo impedimento). Currently before parliament, would allow the prime minister and other holders of high office to refuse to attend trial on the grounds of institutional commitments. 2. Short trial (processo breve). Approved by the senate in January and currently befrore the chamber of deputies, would cap at six and a half years the length of time it takes to reach a definitive verdict for crimes carrying a sentence of less than ten years, allowing three years for the trial of first instance, two years for the first appeal and 18 months for the final appeal to the supreme court of cassation in Rome. For crimes carrying a sentence of ten years or more the maximum duration would be four years for the trial of first instance, two for the appeal and 18 months for the final appeal; for charges of mafia and terrorism this would increase to five years for the trial of first instance, three for the appeal and two for the final appeal. 3. Parliamentary immunity (immunità parlamentare). Bipartisan proposal presented as a constitutional bill, would allow each house of parliament to grant immunity from prosecution to its members for the duration of their mandate. Under article 138 of the constitution regulating constitutional laws the bill must be debated and approved twice by both houses of parliament at an interval of at least three months and must receive at least an absolute majority from both chambers on the second hearing. The bill is then published in the official gazette and eligible voters, members of parliament or regional governments have up to three months to call for a referendum. If no formal request for a referendum is made within this period the bill is signed by the president of the republic and passes into law. If the bill receives a two-thirds majority in both houses on the second hearing it goes straight to the president for signing and publication in the official gazette without the possibility of a referendum. 4. Lodo Alfano, would grant immunity for the holders of the four highest offices of state for the duration of their mandate. The provision was first introduced as an ordinary law in summer 2008 and thrown out by the constitutional court in October 2009 on the grounds that it had not been passed as a constitutional law with the due procedure in parliament (see above) and because it defied the constitutionally enshrined principle that all people are equal before the law. It has now been presented again in parliament as a constitutional law.

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The secrets of the Scala Santa Judith Harris specialised in Bril’s works. “Only faint traces of the paintings remained. The colours and themes were literally lost, and hence unknown to art historians.” The rediscovered colours are vibrant but at the same time remarkably subtle, with distant mountains in shades of blue picked out by pink and pale gold streaking across the sky. In addition, “like any good restoration, this one is invisible,” said Paolucci. Bril’s large landscapes occupy three lunettes, which he gave fake gilded wood frames as if windows; a fourth “window” reveals distant fantasy architecture. Details of daily life abound, from fishermen and river boats to hooded monks walking up a mountain path toward a church. A viaduct joins the church to what appears to be a semi-ruined castle. The Sancta Sanctorum is located next to a modern avenue of busy traffic. Originally the site was part of the complex of the Patriarchium, located in the palace donated to Paul Bril's restored landscape paintings are vibrant yet subtle. the Church by the Emperor Constantine when ttracting up to 2,000 visitors a day, the Scala Santa, or Holy he moved from Rome to set up his capital in Constantinople. Inside it Stairway, adjacent to the basilica of S. Giovanni in Laterano, was the Scala Santa, which legend has it Christ climbed for sentencing is one of Rome’s oldest and, for Roman Catholics, most venby Pontius Pilate, and which was brought to Rome from Jerusalem by erated sites. Many pilgrims climb the staircase on their knees, reciting Helen, the mother of Constantine. a prayer at every step, because the Stairway (the name refers to the In the mid-ninth century Pope Gregory IV had his private apartment staircase itself as well as to the building housing it) leads to the oldest in the Lateran palace near the Sancta Sanctorum, which became his perpapal chapel in Rome, the early mediaeval Sancta Sanctorum, or Holy sonal chapel. During the sack of Rome in 1527 the Lanzichenecchi of Holies, believed to date from the fourth century, and documented mercenaries tried but failed to loot its rich hoard of saints’ relics and from the eighth. votive offerings, closely guarded behind a thick grating. Flanking the Sancta Sanctorum are two other fine chapels, dedicated In 1585 Pope Sixtus V had architect Domenico Fontana move the to S. Silvestro and S. Lorenzo, whose extraordinary works of art include Scala Santa to join it with the Sancta Sanctorum. Fontana situated the a fresco cycle by the Flemish master painter Paul Bril. Born in Antwerp stairway within a long atrium, flanking it on each side with two other in 1554 and active in Rome by 1582, Bril was a parallel staircases. He then built a new chapel on seminal landscape painter, whose haunting and each side of the Sancta Sanctorum; in acknowlRestoration of a chapel edgement of his commission, one chapel wall inventive scenes “marked the transition between the autumn of Mannerism of the Renaissance and in the Holy Stairway near contains a larger-than-life-size depiction of St the birth of the Baroque style” in the words of Sylvester, given the face of Sixtus V, by Antonio Paolucci, the art historian who now heads the basilica of S. Giovanni Baldassare Croce. the Vatican museums. Bril is believed to have trained Agostino In late 2009 Paolucci inaugurated the restora- has brought to light some Tassi, who in turn taught Claude Lorrain, the tion of the S. Silvestro chapel, whose high vaultof the romantic ideal ruins and gilded landextraordinary works of art artist ed ceiling and lunettes were decorated by Bril scape. His work on the S. Silvestro chapel prewith assistance from Cesare Nebbia and Giovanni cedes even Annibale Carracci’s early landscape Guerra, who also worked in St Peter’s basilica and the Vatican Palace. painting, Flight into Egypt, in the Doria Pamphilj Museum, painted The restoration was financed by a grant from the John Paul Getty between 1606 and 1609. His other works can be seen worldwide in Foundation and it involved seven years of meticulous study and prepamuseums from the Hermitage in St Petersburg to the Harvard and rations by a total of 40 art restorers and experts, who then worked three Oberlin. They include a famous view of the ancient Roman Forum, more years on site under the Vatican’s master inspector Maurizio De The Campo Vaccino with Gypsy Woman, which shows the Forum as a Luca. The project manager was American curator Mary Angela Schroth. field given over to pasture. Bril also painted fresco cycles in the casiRestoration was desperately needed. Deep fissures risked bringing no of Palazzo Pallavicini and Villa Aurora, both in Rome. down whole patches of painted ceiling plaster and the paintings on the The second chapel devoted to S. Lorenzo similarly vaunts lunettes walls and vaulted ceiling were obliterated by four centuries of accuby Bril. That chapel urgently needs restoration, for which Schroth says mulated candle grease and grime. funding is actively being sought. The end result is that today Bril’s paintings burst upon the art scene For opening times and to book a visit to the Sancta Sanctorum and S. as if newly minted. “None of this has ever been published because it Silvestro chapel tel. 067726641. was essentially invisible,” said Carla Hendriks, a Dutch art historian


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On the agenda Scholars Lounge, Via del Plebiscito 101/b. Very central, a few steps from Piazza Venezia, and with plenty of room. Tel. 0669202208 or visit Mulligans, Via del Boschetto 28. Easy-toreach location, tucked just off Via Nazionale, and guarantees English-language commentary on all matches. Visit Fiddler’s Elbow, Via del Olmata 43. A tenminute walk from the Colosseum, something of an institution in Rome with claims to being the very first Irish pub in Italy. Tel. 064872110 or visit See also article on page 22.

Year of the Tiger A corner of the Casa di Goethe on Via del Corso.

Casa di Goethe expansion Rome’s Goethe museum on Via del Corso has announced its expansion after funding from the German government enabled the purchase of additional space adjacent to its current premises. The Casa di Goethe, located in the rooms where German writer and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe stayed in the 18th century, includes a specialist library of his works, including first editions, extracts from letters and diaries and artwork. It is the only German state museum outside Germany. For more information visit or tel. 0632650412. The museum is open TuesdaySunday from 10.00 to 18.00, closed Mondays. Entrance is €4, Via del Corso 18.

Six Nations rugby Romance and rugby: not two words you’d often put into the same sentence. However this year 14 February will be marked in diaries for a number of reasons and for many St Valentine’s is by no means the most important. Yes, the day to show your loved one how much you care is soon upon us, but so too is the RBS Six Nations Rugby tournament. And 14 February just happens to be the Italy vs England game in Rome at the Stadio Flaminio. The Six Nations tournament kicks off on 6 February with Ireland vs Italy and runs through to 20 March. The only other match being played in Rome is Italy vs Scotland on 27 February, but there are lots of pubs and bars throughout the city where you can watch the action. Here’s our pick of the best. Druid’s Den, Via di S. Martino ai Monti 28. Irish pub close to Cavour metro station, showing some matches live. Tel. 0648904781 or visit Finnegan Pub, Via Leonina 66. With the motto, “If it’s on and you want to see it you can see it here”, you can’t really go wrong. Tel. 064747026 or visit 3 February 2010

Chinese New Year falls on 14 February and ushers in the Year of the Tiger, the third sign of the Chinese zodiac and a symbol of power, courage and royalty. It’s traditionally considered good luck to clean your house from top to bottom before the arrival of the new year and decorate doors and windows in red. The year of such an auspicious and powerful sign might also be a good time to spruce up your career or business, so make reservations for the American International Club of Rome’s Shakers and Stirrers Business Networking Mixer on 25 February. Visit for more information; advance reservations are required.

The Rome Savoyards The controversial but groundbreaking The Crucible by American playwright Arthur Miller is a dramatisation of the 17th-century Salem witchcraft trials and his direct response to the American post-war McCarthy era. First performed on Broadway in 1953, the play is now considered a standard of American literature. The Rome Savoyards are presenting an English-language production of The Crucible directed by Sandra Provost, from 2 to 7 February at Teatro S. Genesio. Curtains up on weekdays at 20.30 and on weekends at 17.30. For more information contact or tel. 320 / 3099873. Teatro S. Genesio, Via Podgora 1.

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was life changing. “Chris Celenza will bring wonderful breadth and vigor to the role of director,” said academy president Adele Chatfield-Taylor. “This is the 115th year of the academy’s existence. When the 30 Rome Prize winners embark on their Roman adventure, they will find him an inspiring and stimulating presence.” American Academy in Rome, Via Angelo Masina 5, tel. 0658461,,

Innamorati dell’arte Are you in love with art? Then on 14 February you and your beloved (or just your partner) can make the most of a promotion by the Italian culture ministry. Buy one ticket to any state museum or archaeological site and the other can get in free. Happy St Valentine’s Day.

Georgina Masson revised The newly revised edition of Georgina Masson’s classic guide book, The Companion Guide to Rome, is now available in international bookshops in Rome. John Fort is once again responsible for the revision but he says that this is not a major reworking of the text in the way that the 2003 edition was. However it has some interesting additions, such as the House of Augustus on the Palatine hill, Villa Torlonia, the Carlo Bilotti Museum and the magnificent room in opus sectile from Ostia in the Museo dell’Alto Medioevo. Fort has also included updated information about all the major museums, taking into account alterations and new extensions. The maps, included in each section of Masson’s walks around Rome, have however had a major reworking and are now much easier to follow. Masson’s first edition of the guide came out in 1965, when Rome was very different from what it is today. Masson was well known in the British ex-pat community of the time and it is therefore fitting that another well known British ex-pat, Fort, who has lived in Rome since 1973, should continue her legacy.

Andy Devane show in London American Academy director The new director of the privately funded American Academy in Rome has been announced as Christopher Celenza, who is currently a professor in the department of German and Romance languages and literatures at Johns Hopkins University. He will succeed Professor Carmela Vircillo Franklin, who has spent five years in the post, in the summer of this year. The American Academy offers its coveted annual Rome Prize scholarships to up to 30 fellows every year, to enable research in the fine arts and humanities. Celenza, who will be the academy’s 21st director, is a previous fellow and professes that his own time in Rome

From London… Irish artist and ex-Rome resident Andy Devane, whose work can be seen on the cover of this issue of Wanted in Rome, is taking his love of Italy to London with a show entitled Carnevale, inspired by scenes of Rome and Venice, at the Highgate Gallery from 12 to 25 February. Visitors to the Scholars Lounge will be familiar with Devane’s work – he painted the giant mural of five Irish writers. The show is being opened by the Irish ambassador to Great Britain, His Excellency Mr Bobby McDonagh, at 18.00 on 12 February. Highgate Gallery, Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute, 11 South Grove, London N6 6BS, tel. +44 20 8340 3343. For more information go to Wanted in Rome


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EUR - LAURENTINA. Apartment with garden of 250 sqm, restored and furnished, living room, 2 bedrooms, live-in kitchen, bathroom, independent entrance, open air carport. €2.150. Tel. 068419827, for photos EUR - MOSTACCIANO - VIVANTI. Attic and super attic, living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, terraces, garage, unfurnished. €2.000. Other, Beata Vergine, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, furnished. €1.600. Tel. 065919125, EUR - PAVESE. Overlooking greenery, living room, 3 large bedrooms, service area, kitchen, large terraces, furnished, autonomous heating, A/C. €1.800. English spoken and personalized client assistance. Tel. 065919125, EUR - PAVESE. Well furnished apartment, 2 large bedrooms, maid’s room, 2 bathrooms, living room, fitted closets, balcony. €1.500. Tel. 065037468 - 339 / 3421012. EUR - PIANETA VENERE. Very nicely finished, furnished, living room, 3 bedrooms, wardrobe, 2 bathrooms, laundry room, kitchen, 2 large terraces, barbeque, garage. €2.000, annual contract. English spoken and personalized client assistance. Tel. 065919125, EUR - PIAZZALE ARDIGO’. Newly constructed, high floor, living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, large terrace, furnished, parking box. €1.200. Tel. 065916760, EUR - SIC. Refined, elegant, double living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, live-in kitchen, large terraces, modern furnishings, garage. €2.300. Tel. 345 / 8426096, EUR - SS. PIETRO E PAOLO. Superattic apartment, living room, bedroom, study, bathroom, furnished kitchen, completely renovated, large terrace, 200 sqm, unfurnished, highly referenced proprietors. €2.000. English spoken and personalized client assistance. Tel. 065919125, EUR - TINTORETTO / VIA ANDREA DEL CASTAGNO. Prestigious compound, swimming pool, tennis, club house, living room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, den, 3 bathrooms, furnished, garage. €1.900. English spoken and personalized client assistance. Tel. 065919125, EUR - TORRINO NORD. In elegant complex with pool, living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, terrace, parking box, partially furnished. €1.300. Tel. 065916760, EUR - TORRINO PIAZZALE CINA. Completely restored, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, large terrace, garage, furnished. €1.500. Tel. 065916760, EUR - TORRINO. Semi-furnished restored apartment, 90 sqm, ground floor, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, furnished kitchen, garden, parking places, storage. Ref 19. Tel. 0654211074, EUR - VIA BOMBAY. 5th floor, elegant condominium, doorman, 60 sqm apartment, living room, kitchen corner, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, balcony, garage. English spoken and personalized client assistance. Tel. 065919125,


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Do you want to advertise your apartment in Paris, Berlin, London or Madrid? Do you have a job to offer in Dublin, Bracelona, Brussels or Amsterdam? Then go to and place your ad directly online. Or come to our office at Via dei Falegnami 79 and we can place it for you. Tel. 06.6867967 or email us at EUR - VIALE EGEO. Newly renovated, top floor, near subway, semi furnished, living / dining room, spacious kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, terrace, balconies, parking in garage. €2.400. Other, Serafico, 4th floor, furnished, living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, terraces and parking. €1.900. Other, Pavese, top floor with terrace, living room with open kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, parking. €950. Other, Torrino, selection of lovely furnished apartments, 3 bedrooms with parking. €2.000. Tel. 065296634, 335 / 8123428. EUR - VILLA. 350 sqm, spacious, 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, living room, dining room, terrace, large private garden, parking. Ref 395. Tel. 063212341. EUR NEAR METRO. Comfortable apartment, 4 bedrooms, living room, 3 bathooms, perfect condition, private garden, storage room, garage. €2.500. Tel. 065037468 - 339 / 3421012. EUR. Mostacciano, Torrino, Laurentina, elegant apartments, furnished or unfurnished, nice compounds. Tel. 0652205391, EUR. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, 2 terraces, parking. Ref 962/670/562/168. Tel. 063212341. EUR. Prestigious condominium, 2 levels, living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lots of balconies, parking, nicely furnished, air conditioning, autonomous heating. €2.500. English spoken and personalized client assistance, EUR. Close to metro station, semifurnished apartment, last floor, 150 sqm, sitting room with beautiful view, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, terrace, parking. Ref. 23. Tel. 0654211074, EUR. Prestigious semi-furnished villa, 400 sqm, on 3 levels, living room with fireplace, 4 bedrooms, walk-in cabinet, kitchen, 4 bathrooms, patio, 1.000-sqm garden. Ref 57. Tel. 0654649582, FLAMINIO. 60 sqm, furnished, 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, high sunny floor, quiet, near center. Ref 882. Tel. 063212341. FURNISHED APARTMENT. Near Piazza Navona 2nd and top floor, XVI century building, wooden beams, fireplace, living room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, balconies Individual gas heating €3.000. Cell. 335 / 299705. GREGORIO VII. Furnished apartment, 40 sqm, balcony, TV, internet, optimal connections to public transport. €1.000. Tel. 338 / 1136718, HISTORIC CENTRE - FORI IMPERIALI. Very nicely restored, living room, large hall, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, elegantly and finely furnished, autonomous heating, air conditioning. €1.600. Tel. 345 / 8426096, HISTORIC CENTRE. 165 sqm, 4th floor, furnished/semi-furnished, high beamed ceilings, frescoes, very large living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, powder room, kitchen, small balcony. Tel. Property International 0657284503,, HISTORIC CENTRE. Characteristic, 140 sqm apartment, vast living / dining room, fireplace, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, furnished kitchen. Tel. Edwards 068610871, HISTORIC CENTRE. Elegant, 200 sqm apartment, master bedroom with private bathroom, other, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with fireplace, separate dining room. Tel. Edwards 068610871,

HISTORIC CENTRE. Testaccio, Trastevere, Monteverde, Prati, lovely studio or 1/2 bedroom apartments, well furnished. €800 to €1.500. Tel. 065813452, INFERNETTO / AXA / CASAL PALOCCO. Various villas, furnished or unfurnished, garden, swimming pool. Tel. 0652205391, INFERNETTO. Semi-furnished new villa, 160 sqm on 2 levels, living room with fireplace, 2 bedrooms, studio, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, patio, garden, parking, air conditioning. Ref 20. Tel. 0654211074, INTERNATIONAL POINT. In all areas of Rome we offer you many different size apartments and villas, furnished and unfurnished, short and long rental period, our assistance and our professional service for the duration of your contract. tel. 0654211074, 0659299101, LARGO ARGENTINA. Renovated, 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room, study, high ceilings. Ref 1092. Tel. 063212341. MONTEVERDE / VIA POERIO. Penthouse, terrace, marvellous view over Rome, unfurnished, 2 bedrooms. €2.200. Tel. 065813452, MONTEVERDE VECCHIO. Semifurnished, delightful studio apartment, bathroom, live-in kitchen and terrace. €1.000. Tel. Fidia Immobiliare 0639736426, MONTEVERDE. Furnished and restored apartment, 65 sqm, 3rd floor, living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, balconies. €1.200, Ref 59. Tel. 0654211074, MONTI - BACCINA (693). Renovated furnished apartment, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate equipped kitchen. €2.800 monthly. Tel. At Home 0632120102, 328 / 6942691 Katia Bosco, 349 / 5907149 Sabrina Cosi,

MONTI - CLOSE TO METRO. Beautiful semi-furnished and restored penthouse, sitting room with fireplace, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen, 20-sqm terrace, air conditioning. Ref 35. Tel. 0654211074, MONTI - PANISPERNA (992). Characteristic quiet apartment, living room, study area, bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen. €1.800 monthly. Tel. At Home 0632120102 - 328 / 6942691 Katia Bosco, 349 / 5907149 Sabrina Cosi, MONTI - SERPENTI (11). Furnished, 1 bedroom, bathroom with bathtub, living / dining room, quiet, characteristic, with lift. €1.900 monthly. Tel. At Home 0632120102 - 328 / 6942691 Katia Bosco, 349 / 5907149 Sabrina Cosi, MONTI. 130 sqm, high floor, bright, furnished, living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, good eat-in kitchen. Tel. Property International 0657284503,, MONTI. Furnished, 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, parquet flooring, A/C. Refs 803/1085. Tel. 063212341. NEAR FAO. Restored, 1st floor, quiet, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, live-in kitchen. €1.650. Tel. 063220500, 3211700, NOMENTANA - PIAZZA BOLOGNA. Very quiet location, unfurnished, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, balconies. €1.300. Tel. Fidia Immobiliare 0639736426, 36426, NOMENTANA. Small, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, balcony, quiet, near park, centre. Ref 672. Tel. 063212341. OLGIATA. Semi-detached villa, 500 sqm, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, vast living / dining room, fireplace, furnished kitchen, den, vast hobby room, 1.200 sqm park, double box. €3.200 monthly. Tel. Edwards 068610871, PANTHEON. Furnished, 1 bedroom, in historic building, living room, kitchenette, bathroom. Ref 190. Tel. 063212341. PARIOLI. Beautifully renovated, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, parquet floors, kitchen, quiet, sunny, parking. Refs 688/1071/664. Tel. 063212341. PARIOLI. 220 sqm, spacious, 4 bedrooms, living room, dining room, study, maid’s room, parquet floors, doorman, garage. Ref 1073. Tel. 063212341. PARIOLI. 190 sqm, 3 bedrooms, triple living room, dining room, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, enclosed veranda, lovely views, parquet floors, parking. Ref 1107. Tel. 063212341.

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PONTE MILVIO. Bright, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, terrace, parking. Ref 107. Tel. 063212341. POPOLO. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room, kitchen, private terrace. Refs 284, 1110, 861. Tel. 063212341. PRATI - MAZZINI. Fully furnished, very bright, 4th floor, entrance, large lounge, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, storage room, domestic appliances, balcony, porter’s lodge, near Metro Ottaviano, Viale Mazzini, Piazzale Clodio. €1.800 monthly. Rooms also available for rent individually. Tel. 328 / 8425579, 328 / 9095639 - PRATI - NEAR VATICAN. Unfurnished attic, perfectly restored, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, live-in kitchen, terrace. €2.300. Tel. Fidia immobiliare 0639736426, PRATI - VIA DELLA GIULIANA. Unfurnished, entrance, living / dining room, 2 bedrooms, live-in kitchen, bathroom. €1.500. Tel. Fidia Immobiliare 0639736426, PRATI. Delightful small attic, restored, semi-furnished, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathrooms, terrace. €1.500, available July 1st. Tel. Fidia Immobiliare 0639736426, ROME CENTRE. Monteverde, Trastevere, Parioli, Aventino, various apartments, furnished or unfurnished. Tel. 0652205391, ROME SWEET HOME - HISTORIC CENTRE. Lets to companies and private individuals. Exclusive locations. Apartments, 1 - 2 - 3 bedrooms, completely furnished, maid service, utilities included, special rates for monthly lets., Tel. / fax 0669924833. S. GIOVANNI - VIA CONTE VERDE. Furnished apartment, 100 sqm, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, 10-sqm terrace, storage room. Ref 20. Tel. 0654211074, S. GIOVANNI. Furnished, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, living room, parquet floors, near metro. Ref 983. Tel. 063212341. S. GIOVANNI. 120 sqm, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, terrace, lift, porter, near metro, FAO. Ref 298. Tel. 063212341. SPAGNA 2 beds, 2 baths, double entry, 100 sqmt, parquet, sunny, newly_refurbished, 1st_floor, view, double_glazed windows, furnished/unfurnished. €2.000 monthly. SPAGNA. Beautifully furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, parquet floors, views of piazza. Ref 1074. Tel. 063212341. ST PETER’S. Fully furnished, living room, bedroom, kitchen, balcony, view of St. Peter’s, 4th floor, doorman, renting privately. €1.100. Tel. 063331925, 349 / 2518565. STUDIO FLAT STAZIONE TRASTEVERE. Piazzale della Radio, few steps from Trastevere Station, sunny, quiet, 7th floor, inner aspect, furnished, one large room with kitchenette, bathroom, small balcony. Air conditioned. €900 monthly, utilities excluded, condominium included. Also short lets. Tel. 389 / 9710451, TORRINO - VIA CINA. Upper floor, large living / dining room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, terrace, garage, furnished. €3.500. Tel. 345 / 8426096, TRASTEVERE - ADJACENT TO TRILUSSA. Beautiful, perfectly restored, furnished, 2 levels, living room with fireplace, dining room, 1 bedroom, bathroom. €1.800. Tel. Fidia Immobiliare 0639736426, TRASTEVERE - LUNGARA. Furnished, 1 bedroom apartment, kitchen, living room, TV, high speed internet, washing machine, autonomous heating. Tel. 335 / 8343876, TRASTEVERE - PISCINULA. Restored, overlooking church, living room, furnished kitchen, double bed, single bed, bathroom. €1.800. Tel. 063220500, 321700,

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TRASTEVERE - S. COSIMATO. 3rd floor, studio apartment, 22 sqm, quiet, kitchenette, lift, air conditioning, washing machine. Available from 10 February. €850 monthly. TRASTEVERE - SETTIMA CORTE (461). Furnished apartment, balcony, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, fully equipped kitchen. €2.500 monthly. Tel. At Home 0632120102, 328 / 6942691 Katia Bosco, 349 / 5907149 Sabrina Cosi, TRASTEVERE STATION - MARCONI S. PAOLO. Furnished apartment, 75 sqm, €1.200 monthly, €400 weekly, all included. Tel. 393 / 9112757, 349 / 0861468, TRASTEVERE. Renovated, spacious 1 bedroom, study, living room, new kitchen and bathroom. Ref 1100, 10106, 1104. Tel. 063212341. TRASTEVERE. Furnished, restored, 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, terrace. Ref 692, 1061, 1103, 1008. Tel. 063212341. TRASTEVERE. Near train station, in period building, elevator, upper floor, living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, unfurnished, €1.500. Tel. 345 / 8426096, TRASTEVERE. Charming townhouse, 2 bedrooms, private garden, country atmosphere. €1.900. Also Trastevere, lovely cottage-like, living room, 1 bedroom, terrace, €1.400. Tel. 065813452, TREVI - ENGEL & VOELKERS. Very close to the famous Trevi Fountain, completely renovated gem of 35 sqm composed of living room with wood paneling, equipped kitchen, double bedroom with built-in cabinets, bathroom with bathtub and washing machine, ceiling in original beam. This property is fully air conditioned and gas heating is autonomous. Contacts: Tel. 066798810, TREVI - ENGEL & VOELKERS. Just a few steps from the magnificent Trevi Fountain, apartment of 65 sqm, on two floors, in building with service porter, double lift, composed of large living room, equipped kitchen, large bathroom with shower and bath and large bedroom with recessed wall cabinets and air conditioning. Central heating included in the monthly maintenance fees. Contacts: Tel. 066798810, TRIESTE - PIAZZA TRENTO. Quiet area, elegant, semi-furnished, living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, live-in kitchen. €2.800. Tel. Fidia Immobiliare 0639736426, VATICAN HILL. Charming, living room, bedroom, well furnished, quiet. €700. Same, Monteverde and St. Peter’s neighbourhood. €850. Tel. 065813452, VATICAN. Spacious, furnished, 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, terrace, sunny, quiet. Refs 143, 582, 463. Tel. 063212341. VATICAN. Furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, spacious kitchen, balconies, A/C, parking. Ref 600. Tel. 063212341. VIA FOGLIANO - NEAR VILLA ADA. Via Fogliano near Villa Ada, stately building, 120 sqm, second floor, renovated, air-conditioned, central heating, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathrooms, basement, semi-furnished, fully fitted kitchen. Tel. 335 / 7104423. VIGNA CLARA - NEAR MARYMOUNT SCHOOL. Elegant, air conditioned, 120 sqm apartment, living / dining room, 2 bedrooms, main bathroom. €2.300 monthly. Tel. Edwards 068610871, VIGNA CLARA - NEAR MARYMOUNT SCHOOL. Elegant, 230 sqm apartment, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living / dining room, lovely panoramic terrace with small swimming pool, furnished kitchen, maid’s quarters, double box. Tel. Edwards 068610871,

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VIGNA CLARA. Restored, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious living room, kitchen, terrace, parking, pool. Ref 319. Tel. 063212341. VIGNA CLARA. 250 sqm, bright, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, spacious living room, dining room, terrace, quiet, swimming pool. Refs 653, 1038. Tel. 063212341. VILLA PAMPHILI. Beautiful 200 sqm apartment, completely renovated, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living / dining room, surrounded by 50 sqm terrace with lovely view, ample maid’s quarters, kitchen, den, double car port, storage space. Tel. Edwards 068610871,

Accommodation Vacant out of Town CAVE. 35 km from Rome on bus route, historic centre. Sunny, independent, characteristic apartment, 110 sqm, living room, 3 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, ideal for studio and home, to rent long or short periods, available now, €650 monthly. Tel. 0677208489,

Bed & Breakfast CENTRAL B&B. Nice quiet accommodation, central, lively area, University/S. Lorenzo, rooms in charming converted family house, uniquely decorated rooms, private ensuite marble bathrooms, daily cleaning, computer with free wi-fi, up to 50% off regular rates for 7 nights or more (double from €35, breakfast €7 pp)., quoting this classified. Last minute +491722990916, Italy 339 / 7422788. EUR - LAURENTINA. Fully furnished flat, recently restored, 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 - 6, en-suite bathroom, kitchen, quiet neighborhood, near metro B Laurentina and bus stops. €40 per person per night, negotiable fee for longer stay. Tel. 065913628,, NAVONA. Antique art gallery, now charming flats. Super location, quiet, cosy. Sleeps 8 people, air conditioning, WIFI. Tel. 347 / 3884032,,

Property for Sale in Town TRASTEVERE - ENGEL & VOELKERS. Located in the heart of ancient Trastevere district, this charming ground floor apartment of 50 smq represents a small area of peace and tranquility in the middle of the city. The apartment consists of a dining room with open kitchen, a lovely living room, a bathroom with shower and two rooms used as a bedroom. Contacts: Tel. 066798810, VEIO PARK - ENGEL & VOELKERS. Located in a residential area of 6 villas, with an exclusive position in Veio Park, prestigious villa of 1000 sqm approx. on 5 levels with big 10000 sqm park. Four double-suites with chimney, library and baths, laundry-room, garage and cellar, annex of 40 sqm, garden-tools recovery complete this unique property. Contacts: Tel. 066798810,

Property for Sale out of Town BOLSENA - ENGEL & VOELKERS. Set in the magnificent scenery of Lake Bolsena, village in mediaeval style of 1.300 sqm with large land composed of 14 suites and 5 standard rooms based on a different theme and furnished with every comfort. Two swimming pools, restaurant of 200 sqm, and wellness area of 100 sqm, complete this property of rare beauty. Tel. 066798810, LAGO DI BOLSENA - MONTEFIASCONE. Apartment with beautiful view on the lake, 200 sqm, on 2 levels, sitting room with fireplace, 3 bedrooms, studio, large kitchen, 3 bathrooms, garage, garden. Ref 22. Tel. 0654649582,

Rooms and Flat Shares DOUBLE ROOM IN TIBURTINA. Large with own terrace, newly-renovated apartment, share with professional females. 1st March. 1 min metro Monti Tiburtini. Tel. 329 / 8756056. LAURENTINA. Elegant, small bedroom with shower and kitchen corner, private entrance. Adjacent to Metro B stop Laurentina. To referenced person. €400 per month, bills included. Tel. 065913628. PORTA PIA (ADJACENT). Large, bright room, with ADSL, available from 1 February to 31 March. Tel. 327 / 0382431, S. LORENZO / UNIVERSITY. Quiet, independent, newly renovated, nicely furnished, double room, en-suite bathroom, free WIFI, cooking corner, linen towels, weekly cleaning, all included. €190 weekly, November/February, longer stay discount. Possible connected rooms., lastminute +491722990916 Italy 339 / 7422788. ST PETER’S. Furnished room to rent with independent entrance, period building, very quiet and safe, opposite the entrance of the Vatican, shared kitchen and bathroom, washing machine, also short lets. Females only. €540 monthly, €160 weekly. Tel. 366 / 4303699, TRASTEVERE - LUNGARA. Bedroom with bathroom, in private apartment, near Lungara Trastevere, every comfort. €900 including bills. Tel. 339 / 7857565.

Short Lets APARTMENTS, HOUSES. Linen service, minimum deposit. Tel. 0648930557, tel. / fax 0648976525 office hours,, CAMPO DE’ FIORI - SPAGNA NAVONA. Pantheon, Trastevere, Prati. Fully-furnished apartments, 1 week minimum. Many other possibilities. Tel. / fax 0648905897,, NAVONA. Antique art gallery, now charming flats. Super location, quiet, cosy. Sleeps 8 people, air conditioning, WIFI. Tel. 347 / 3884032,, PANTHEON - VIA VENETO. Nice studios, period building, new and well decorated, fully equipped, kitchen corner, double bedroom, bathroom, air conditioning or fan, internet, TV. Long term too. Tel. 348 / 9792106, ROME SWEET HOME - HISTORIC CENTRE. Short lets to companies and private individuals. Exclusive locations. Apartments, 1 - 2 - 3 bedrooms, completely furnished, maid service, utilities included, special rates for monthly lets., Tel. / fax 0669924833.

ROME, HISTORIC CENTRE. Delightful apartment (65sqm), sleeps 2/4, lovely terrace, all comforts including air conditioning and Internet,, SPAGNA SQUARE. 10 meters from Piazza di Spagna, easy access to major sites of Rome and the luxurious boutiques of Rome. One kichen, one living room with single bed and double sofa bed / dining room and TV room, one three-quarter bedroom with a bathroom and a kitchen. 3 or 4 people. email TRASTEVERE. Bedroom, living room, all inclusive, 4 adults max, cycle park, tv, internet wireless. Tel. 339 / 6149317,

Jobs Vacant ACCADEMIA BRITANNICA. Seeks Celta qualified experienced mother tongue English teachers for work with children and/or adults. Tel. 066626722, 333 / 7813026, ENGLISH MOTHER TONGUE BABYSITTER. Experienced babysitter with references, only mother tongue UK/US/AU, wanted Mon-Fri 4-7pm, for a 2yo girl, location Corso Trieste 320 / 6324238. ENGLISH TEACHERS. Mother tongue required all year, Rome. Apply at Jobs page or tel. 0643419069 only if no internet. ESL TEACHER. International School in Rome seeks full-time qualified Englishmother tongue teacher working in 2 primary classes. Please send your C.V. to: ESTABLISHED LANGUAGE SCHOOL in Rome seeks mother tongue, certified EFL instructors for part-time / full-time positions teaching English to adults and children. Send CV to IT TECHNICIAN / NETWORK ADMIN. St. George’s British International School is looking for 2 new members of the IT support staff. For further information please visit our website QUALIFIED, NATIVE, ROME-BASED EFL TEACHER. With experience, urgently required for kids and adult courses. Good pay rate. Tel. 0633220960, SPECIAL NEEDS TEACHER. Required for immediate start, a qualified SEN (Special Needs/Learning Support) teacher for part time work. Applications by email with a cover letter, CV and the names of 2 referees. The New School, Via della Camilluccia 669, Rome 00135, Tel. 063294269, Email:

TOUR OPERATORS. Looking for tour operators with regular documents, flexible scheduling. Send CV to TRANSLATING WORK. Translators wanted to work in centrally-located Rome-based company. Applicants should be English mother-tongue or equivalent, with excellent writing skills. Most of the translations will be Italian into English, therefore an excellent understanding of Italian is essential. Subjects to be translated include economics, politics, current affairs, surveys, energy, etc. Work is to be carried out mainly on the premises. Hours are flexible and arranged on a monthly basis. If you are interested, of proven language proficiency, plan to stay in Rome for at least 6 months and have regular working papers, please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to

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Accommodation Wanted APARTMENT FOR ARTIST IN ROME. Artist from Austria (German and English speaking), just arrived in Rome, is looking for an apartment. 377 / 2462617,

Animals YORKSHIRE TOY KG 2,5. Yorkshire toy 2,5kg in the near future puppy 550 euro, welcome to see the adults. Tel. 068271618.


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DON’T MISS ‘THE SECOND VENICE’ BY ASKIN OZCAN. A humorous masterpiece., under author’s name. ENGLISH APERITIVO-CONVERSATION. Praticare e confrontare il tuo inglese con altre persone, guidato da un tutor inglese (UK). For information:, +39 339 / 7266537. GREAT BOOK CLUB!, Saturday 6 Feb 5pm we discuss Mistress of the Vatican by Eleanor Herman. Contact Jeannie 069456447.

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MEISNER SESSION: TEATRO TESTACCIO. London Actors Temple Taster as an introduction to Meisner Technique. 5 euro including refreshments. To book call 366 / 4589154 or THAI REFLEXOLOGY MASSAGE. Learn authentic Thai foot massage. UK-qualified instructor. Sat/Sun 27-28 Feb. €220 e-mail:

Exchanges GERALDINE. Moving to Rome, please reply again to my advert, you did not type in your correct email address. HELP FOR IMPROVING ITALIAN. I can help you learn Italian in exchange for English conversation. I am a journalist. Email Francesco ITALIAN FOR ENGLISH. 37 yo italian guy looking for serious and profitable exchange language activity mob: +39 389 / 1070380. SWAP YOUR ROME FOR OUR PARIS. Exchange your place in central Rome for our classic 3BR apartment central Paris for 1 week in May.

Health / Fitness ADS AMERICAN DENTAL STUDIOS. Team of 3 dentists, hygienist & assistant. Via delle Terme di Tito 92 (80 m metro Colosseo) or our Infernetto studio, American dentist is available for emergencies everyday. We provide complete dental care with the latest dental technology. Appointment only. Tel. 333 / 9061799,, AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST provides individual psychotherapy for all mental health issues. Offices: Metro Cipro and Metro Manzoni. Rose Kazma 0639742957, 333 / 5822808. ART COUNSELING IN ENGLISH. Art counselor, Porta Pia area. Creative solutions to your problems. No artistic experience required. Contact, or call 340 / 8576670. AYURVEDA-YOGA MASSAGE. Eliminates joint and muscle tensions. Realigns posture. Helps body mind Harmony. At your home hotel or studio. Paolo 340 / 2749091, BIG SAVINGS ON ACAI LIQUID. Acai Liquid is most beneficial, compare and buy products at discounted price at BOWEN THERAPIST. UK Bowen Therapist, for injuries, back pain, headaches, joint pain, IBS, asthma etc. Call 339 / 1237179. CHIROPRACTOR. Specialist in low back / neck pain, headaches, sports injuries and muscular pain. Email, or call 348 / 5323633. EXERCISE BIKE. Google-Image for “Decathlon VM460”, good condition, new 170, now 90 Euro. Tel. 065591371. FREE OPI NAIL POLISH. At Ari’s nails free opi polish of your choice with every manicure and pedicure. Tel. 0668212190, Via del Sudario 39. MAKEUP ARTIST. Italian makeup artist, good English, available for makeup for weddings, evenings or special occasions. Call roberta at: 328 / 8148949. MASSAGE AT YOUR HOME HOTEL. Masseur Cellulitis Total Relax, 7/7 - women 30/H. - men: 60/H. Tel. 347 / 7244003. MASSAGES 7/7 PLACE STUDIO. Massages, ayurvedic, Thai, Californian, lomi lomi nui sport. Metro line Ottaviano. Tel. 340 / 9340064. PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINER. International Sports Sciences Assn. certified. Physical assessments, exercise programming and lifestyle counseling. Varied stimulating techniques to guide you to optimal health by losing weight and gaining lean mass. To arrange free consultation tel. 338 / 3543539.

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POWER LIVES COACHING. Create a life plan and achieve your goals with a renowned life-coach. Tel. 339 / 3332547, for information. SEMINARIO WEEK-END VISTA. Per recuperare la vista con metodi naturali. 6/7 Febbraio 2010. Hotel Mercure, Via Gradisca - Roma. Info: 348 / 8526994; YOGA. Private, prenatal, small groups in Trastevere. Tel. 065803377, YOGA-CLASSES PRIVATES & RETREATS. Afternoon, evening & Saturday classes in Flaminio zone. Therapeutic privates w/ experienced teacher. Umbria retreats. Tel. 346 / 3763722, email:,

Household Sales CD COLLECTION FOR SALE. Need to make storage space. My entire CD collection (500+) covering all the major music genres could be yours. Tel. 338 / 3543539. CHILDREN’S LOFT BED. Solid pine, beautiful, robust, 100x200x180h, new 680, now 350, Google-Img “Flexa Hochbett”. Tel. 065591371. CHILDREN’S TRICYCLE. High quality, imported, good, find Google-Image at “Puky Dreirad”, new 100, now 50. Tel. 065591371. CHILDSEAT FOR 2-WHEEL VEHICLES. Type approved fits all scooters / mopeds. As new. Bargain at E 90. Sells for E 190. Tel. 339 / 7370682. FREE DRAFTING TABLE, TOP 1X1,7M. Metal base w/ counterweight; excellent condition. Yours if you pick it up. Nuovo Salario. Tel. 068860970, 338 / 6869067. LEATHER DOUBLE BED. Leather double bed, cream colour, in Chesterfield style, with wood wired bed frame, 750 euros. Phone 348 / 7733214, email OLD AMERICA. Original (bought in USA) table with 4 chairs sell for Euro 700. Pictures available on request. USED BOOKS. Narnia Chronicles (7 books)-Lewis 7€, His dark materials trilogy-Pullman 6€, Deception point/Digital fortress-Brown 2€ each, The fourth protocol-Forsyth €2, Imperium-Harris 2€.

IT and Computers BRAND NEW APPLE IPHONE 3GS 32GB. Tel. +44 7035944153 Yahoo chat: Msn: Email: We are reputable and renowned distributors and retailers of mobile phones. BRAND NEW CANON EOS 5D MARK II. Tel. +44 7035944153 Msn: Email: We are reputable and renowned distributors and retailers of mobile phones, camcorders and cameras.

Jobs Wanted 28-YEAR-OLD LADY seeking job as babysitter, hotel or house cleaner, taking care of the elderly, with experience. Tel. 345 / 5886324. ACTOR. Italian 1.81 cm. smart expressive dynamic humour classical pianist average English available for films & commercials. Tel. 334 / 3147028. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT. Italian lady fluent English and experienced secretary in international sectors. Computer literate. Professional, responsive. Seeks position. Rome. Tel. 389 / 5820192. AFRICAN LADY SEEKING job as babysitter or carer for the elderly, high school diploma in social economy, speaks French and Italian. Tel. 329 / 3616116. AFRICAN STUDENT seeking tourism job during free time, from 15:00 to 22:00, speaks Italian and English. Tel. 327 / 5738245.

AMERICAN / ITALIAN MOTHER TONGUE. Former airline supervisor, seeks job. See CV posted at or write to: BANGLADESHI MAN SEEKING JOB. I am an MBA, fluent in English also can speak good Italian seeking any kind of job. Tel. 329 / 0238200. BILINGUAL TRANSLATOR. ItalianEnglish bilingual available for translation work from home to collaborate with companies. Long experience with psychology and literary texts. Tel. 340 / 2358749. BUSINESS ENGLISH TEACHER. Qualified and experienced freelance Business English teacher available for company courses. 45 Euros per hour. Tel. 333 / 5743960. CAMEROONIAN qualified in linguistics, with Masters degree, looking for a job babysitting, or in tourism or hotel. Speaks French, English, Italian. Tel. 388 / 3632587. CELTA ENGLISH TEACHER. CELTAcertified English teacher available for private lessons for both children and adults. Mornings and afternoons. 20 euros per hour. Tel. 331 / 9791852. CLEANING JOB WANTED. House or office cleaning. Good references, with permit to stay, speaks English and Italian. Tel. 328 / 8139588. DOMESTIC / DRIVING. Experienced driver looking for a job in a private family or office, with reference. Tel. 328 / 7870716. DOMESTIC WORK WANTED. Ghanian girl looking for domestic work, house cleaning, babysitter or hotel services. Tel. 328 / 8772302 or 327 / 7830916. DOMESTIC WORK WANTED. Looking for job as cleaner or ironing from 15 - 19. Speak English and Italian. 380 / 9014528. DRIVER, HANDY MAN, GUARDIAN. Italian man, referenced, honest, 55, polite, strong, looks for any kind of job, very little English spoken. Tel. 329 / 9641617. ENGLISH M.TONGUE ASSISTANT. Looking for a position starting September 2010 as Nursery / Kindergarten Assistant. 6 years’ experience. E-mail: or 338 / 1504665. ENGLISH MOTHER TONGUE. Babysitter or private teacher, all levels, email: ENGLISH MOTHER TONGUE. Honest, reliable and experienced. Available for teaching and babysitting. ENGLISH TEACHER. Lady looking for a job as an English teacher, conversation, reading, grammar. Has Masters in Linguistics. Tel. 388 / 195944. ENGLISH TEACHER. Canadian seeking a job in Italy as an English teacher / tutor. Qualifications: University degree TEFL certificate, Bilingual (English / Italian). EU PASSPORT ENGLISH 1ST LANG. Lived in Rome all required docs. Teaching experience (TEFL certificate) but would like to try other jobs. Tel. 334 / 5799456. GERMAN LESSONS. Lady, mothertongue German, Geothe University graduate in Psychology, €20/hour, speaks Italian and French. Tel. 339 / 7262344, GHANA BOY SEEKING JOB. Looking for job as house helper, cleaner, or all sorts of jobs. Tel. 327 / 5895800. GHANA GIRL SEEKING JOB. Looking for job as babysitter, housekeeper, or in hotel or restaurant. Tel. 327 / 7830916, 328 / 8772302. GHANAIAN BOY looking for any kind of cleaning job, speaks English, good references, documents in order. Tel. 380 / 4713687. GHANAIAN LADY seeking job babysitting, or in shops, restaurants, or hotels, speaks English and Italian, with permit to stay. Tel. 388 / 8985453. GRADUATE LADY. 34 yrs. experienced as a housekeeper, steward, baby sitter in Italy. Looking for a full or part time job. Tel. 333 / 7897981. HARD WORKING 28-yr-old man seeks job as gardner, cleaner, any job requiring a hard working man, 327 / 7613509,

HOUSE CLEANER. Good Irish girl available for spotless house cleaning. Email: HOUSEKEEPER, BABY SITTER, COOK. Exp. / Ref. Morrocan Lady in Italy 21 yrs. Domestic, Baby Sitter 8.00 to 17.00. Italian and French. Karima 338 / 4119512. HUNGARIAN GIRL / SEEKING SUMMER JOB. I’m looking for student / summer work in Rome. Speak English fluently and speak Italian a little. INSEGNANTE MADRELINGUA INGLESE. Insegnante con esperienza disponibile per lezioni private per gruppi o individuali adulti. email ITALIAN TEACHER. Experienced baby sitter, seeks work with children of different age, mornings 8-11.30 from Monday to Saturday. Tel. 329 / 0170531. KENYAN MAN AGED 32. I am a Kenyan man 32 years old staying in Rome looking for any kind of job. Contact 345 / 7736685. LEZIONI PRIVATE DI INGLESE. Insegnate madre lingua con esperienza. Tutte le eta! 20E a testa per un ora. Chiama 334 / 2860685. Grazie! LOOKING FOR babysitting or domestic work. Tel. 339 / 1992258. LOOKING FOR babysitting job or domestic work. Tel. 328 / 7174174. LOOKING FOR A JOB. Filipina looking for a job as domestic helper, with reference, 54 years old with experience, tel. 331 / 9353073. LOOKING FOR A JOB. I’m 28 Indian with experience and reference, hotel or restaurant crew. Tel. 328 / 46761592 or 327 / 5363267. LOOKING FOR A NIGHTJOB, FILIPINO looking for night job (waiter, room boy, hotel assistant, cleaning jobs for offices etc). 34yr old Filipino, speaks English and still studying Italian language. You may contact me at 389 / 1245915. LOOKING FOR ANY KIND OF WORK. Looking for any kind of work, please if needed cont. me., 327 / 4953374. LOOKING FOR PART/FULL TIME JOB. Male, Filipino, 25 yrs. old, fluent in English but average in Italian, 7 euro / hour., 320 / 8613668. LOOKING FOR JOB cleaning house, office, or supermarket, or taking care of the elderly. Speaks English and Italian, with permit to stay. Tel. 327 / 0394208. MOTHER TONGUE ENGLISH TUTOR. Available for lessons on Tuesdays 7pm8.30pm in Battistini area. Chris 327 / 4647666. ORGANIZATIONAL SPECIALIST. Professional with extensive communications / organizational planning background. Dual US / Italian citizen, contact 346 / 1311643. Fee based on project. PERSONAL ASSISTANT / COMPANION. Looking for personal assistant / companion position for an English-speaking female. Tel. +27 71 9222129 - E-mail: PRIVATE ENGLISH TEACHER. 2 years’ experience with all ages. American with TEFL credentials Battistini / Cornelia / Prati area. Contact: QUALIFIED ENGLISH MT YOUNG LADY. Canadian for part time Englishteaching work. Experienced and flexible. Language school or private lessons for 15 eur/h, contact QUALIFIED ENGLISH TEACHER. Private lessons, flexible time, Prati area. Price: 15 EUR/h. Contact QUALIFIED TOUR GUIDE ROME. Ita lady offers qualified tour guide services in Rome and surrounding area. English, French and German. +39 347 / 0002647 or REFERENCED TRANSLATOR IT-EN. Referenced freelance translator IT-EN, degree in Italian literature, offers translation / proofreading services. Specialization: literary / historical translation. Contact:, +39 333 / 1736522.

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RELAXED EVENING ENGLISH. Mother tongue English tutor available, based in Rione Monti, until late every evening for conversation lessons. Chris 327 / 4647666. SEEKING JOB as babysitter, housekeeper, or taking care of the elderly. Tel. 327 / 2349309, 345 / 0528935. SEEKING JOB. Looking for job house or office cleaning, chamber maid, dish washer, sales clerk, or caregiver. Speaks English fluently and Italian. Tel. 327 / 8405786. SEEKING JOB. Handsome man, fluent in Italian and English, seeks job in reception, guest relations, housekeeping, or looking after disabled. Tel. 320 / 9462874. SEEKING WORK. 28-year-old Ethiopian, looking for full-time babysitting work, lives in Prenestina. Tel. 347 / 5580482. SOUTH AFRICAN LADY looking for job as domestic worker, or assistant to the elderly, with more than 10 years’ experience. Tel. 340 / 4007597, SRI LANKAN FOR WORK. Sri Lankan man looking for domestic cleaning work, gardening, hotel work, or any other suitable part timee job. CNT-VITHANAGE tel. 389 / 6485982. TRANSLATION / INTERPRETING. Professional Translator / Interpreter available for conventions and document translations of all kinds. English, French, Spanish, Italian. Reasonable rates. 388 / 0600138, TRANSLATOR. Sworn translator, Italian lady interpreter, seeks serious work opportunities, flexible rates, invoice, good experience. No weekends. Tel. 348 / 9358602. TV COORDINATOR / EXPORT CONSULTANT, extensive work experience abroad UK & USA, seeks position in TV / Sport / import export field. Tel. 320 / 6450786. VIOLIN LESSONS AVAILABLE! Lessons available with professional violinist. Lessons from beginner to advance levels! English or Italian spoken! Price and hours flexible! Contact me! Tel. 347 / 5543285. WEB DESIGNER + PC ASSISTANCE. Build Your WebSite, euro 20/page, even within 2 days plus do your PC home assistance. Tel. 068271618. YOUNG CAMEROONIAN looking for a job babysitting, or in sales or tourism. Speaks English, French and Italian. Qualified in public administration. Tel. 329 / 6290388. YOUNG GHAIANIAN LADY looking for domestic work, preferably live-in, in Rome area. Tel. 333 / 5629032, 349 / 3749369. YOUNG GHANAIAN looking for job in Rome as cleaner or job assistance. Tel. 327 / 1785054. YOUNG MAN SEEKS JOB as a gardener or in a hotel, speaks several languages, excellent English. Tel. 340 / 9804429.

Lessons 1ST LESSON FREE. English language and pronunciation teacher for private lessons. Great rates. Relaxed and informal. Email or tel. 366 / 4589154. BILINGUAL TRANSLATOR available for Italian / English lessons: grammar / conversation at your office or at a cafè. Also on weekends, translations. Tel. 0639730649. BUSINESS ENGLISH TEACHER. Qualified and experienced freelance business English teacher available for company courses. 45Euros per hour. Tel. 333 / 5743960. DANCE IN TRASTEVERE. For a lighter and strenght lyfe with dance: yoga-pilates, afro, classical. also individual lessons. Trastevere area. Contact Maristella:, 340 / 2365408. DRAMA AND PRONUNCIATION COACH. Trained actor and pronunciation coach for non-English speaking actors preparing speeches or auditions. 20e/hr. Email or tel. 366 / 4589154.


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DRAWING LESSONS. Learn the art of charcoal drawing through unique exercises. €40,00 1.5 hrs 328 / 2115557. DYNAMIC, LIVELY ITALIAN LESSONS. By a teacher with a music, drama degree, all ages. Experienced, patient, reasonable rates, ENGLISH AT HOME. 2 Qualified American teachers offer lessons at your home or office. Centro Storico, Metro A. 392 / 3701430. ENGLISH CONVERSATION. American gentleman gives English conversation in Piazza Bologna zone Rome tel. 0644233865. ENGLISH FOR KIDS Lezioni per bambini con una maestra di madrelingua giovane e simpatica. Metodo divertente. 15E/ora. Info: ENGLISH LESSONS. TEFL certified teacher, offers private English lessons for both young and adult learners. Zona Tuscolana, 25€ per hour., 331 / 7111630. ENGLISH LESSONS. UK Engligh teacher, teaches euro 25 hourly in center Rome, Villa Ada and Trieste zones. Tel. 339 / 6675270. ENGLISH LESSONS FROM THE UK. Online from England with a mother tongue teacher €12 per hour. Free initial lesson. For details or skype johnacooper2006. ENGLISH LESSONS. Experienced mothertongue teacher for grammar, conversation, Cambridge exam preparation, interviews. 20E/hour. Email ENGLISH PRIVATE LESSONS. Insegnante madrelingua inglese impartisce lezioni private d’inglese. Laurea in insegnamento d’inglese. Grammatica e conversazioni. 15€/ora, 20€. Tel. 331 / 4836395. ENGLISH TEACHER, MOTHER TONGUE. I am available after 4 pm, 15 euro, cell. 340 / 8589249. ENGLISH TEACHER. I am available in the morning, 20euro, 338 / 1506620. EU PASSPORT ENGLISH 1ST LANG. Lived in Rome all required docs. Teaching experience (TEFL certificate) but would like to try other jobs. Tel. 334 / 5799456. GERMAN LESSONS. Lady, mothertongue German, Geothe University graduate in Psychology, €20/hour, speaks Italian and French. Tel. 339 / 7262344, GUITAR LESSONS. Blues guitarist lessons at your home for young and old. Call Luca 349 / 3152290. GUITAR LESSONS. Professional guitarist (jazz, classic, rock, pop, etc.) available for private lessons, 333 / 7525597. IT COMPUTER BASIC AND ADVANCED. IT professional located_in_Rome, quartiere_Flaminio, gives ITcomputer lesson, basic_to_andvanced (also printer_scanner_camera_phone_etc...) 25€/h at own home, 50€/h at_your_location mob: +39 389 / 1070380. ITALIAN COOKING LESSONS IN ROME Enjoy a hands-on lesson in a lovely terraced private home in the centre of Rome ITALIAN FOR FOREIGNERS. Italian mother tongue with abroad teaching experience organizes goups for Intermediate and Advanced. Call 338 / 8590485, ITALIAN FOR FOREIGNERS. Ciao Italia, morning / evening courses, discounts, come for a free lesson, Italian certification preparation, cultural activities. Tel. 064814084, ITALIAN LANGUAGE FOR FOREIGNERS. Qualified and experienced Italian teacher offers individual or group lessons for beginners to advanced (area P.zza Fiume), email ITALIAN LESSONS. Qualified and experienced teacher, currently teaching at a US University, is available for Italian lessons. Anna 320 / 0785748,

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Via Genova 30 00184 Roma Repubblica Tel: 064747955 ITALIAN LESSONS BASE & TOP LEVEL. Italian Mothertongue Former with abroad teaching experience, available for cheap Italian Private Lessons (grammar/speaking/writing/reading). Call 328 / 3756855. ITALIAN LESSONS. Writer / translator graduated in Italian (language and literature) and in languages, available for italian lessons., tel. 333 / 7525597. ITALIAN TUTORING (15€ P/H). Do you need a help with your Italian? 4 yrs experienced Italian teacher is looking forward to helping you. Tel. 347 / 1786627. ITALIAN / FRENCH / ENGLISH LESSONS. Italian mothertongue gives private lessons in Italian, French and English. English/Italian/French Translation and Conversation. Send e-mail to: Tel. 329 / 2585434. LEZIONI DI INGLESE MADRELINGUA. Lezioni di inglese da un madrelingua. faccio tutti i livelli, individuali, gruppi, bambini, a domicilio. faccio anche lezioni sullo skype. Tel. 347 / 4536421. MATER CLASS IN ART. Traditional master classes in German and English language. Austrian artist is collecting a free group of students. Tel. 377 / 2462617, MEISNER SESSION: TEATRO TESTACCIO. London Actors Temple Taster as an introduction to Meisner Technique. 5 euro including refreshments. To book call 366 / 4589154 or MOTHER TONGUE ENGLISH TEACHER. TEFL-certified, 5 yrs experience. Children and Adults. Tutoring, Test preparation, General English. Aurelia, Vatican, Monte Verde. Tel. 340 / 0774397. NEW METHOD DANCE TO ENGLISH! Impara l’inglese ballando / cantando! Prova gratis, Ials, ogni età. Tiny Torfs è anche autrice libro Zanichelli. Anche lezioni tradizionali., tel. 349 / 1654799.

PIANO. Lessons your home Italian pianist graduated at S. Cecilia Conservatoire, €25 per hour. Auditions €100. Tel. 334 / 3147028. PIANO AND VIOLIN LESSONS. Piano, Violin lessons given by Royal Academy teacher and Leader of Rome orchestra, 35 euro hour, tel. 347 / 3391235, 0697998887. QUALIFIED ITALIAN LESSONS by native teacher € 20 per hour CV at Sergio 338 / 9686830 e-mail: RUSSIAN LANGUAGE LESSONS. Native Russian language tutor for private or group lessons. Please contact Anna at SOCIAL PROJECTS WRITING. Looking for someone to teach me how to write social projects for NGOs, non-profit associations, ONLUs etc. SPANISH LESSONS. Bilingual writer / translator graduated in languages, available for Spanish lessons., tel. 333 / 7525597. STUDENTE INGLESE VUOLE INSEGNARE. Sono ragazza inglese (madrelingua), e offro lezione private d’inglese conversazionale. Se ti interessa, mandami un messaggio a 334 / 1477405. TALK TO A LIFE COACH. Take time to think about your goals and how you will achieve them. Contact Penny or 347 / 8313769. TEFL-CERTIFIED PRIVATE TUTOR. Mother tongue, graduate of Stanford University, offers English lessons and math tutoring. 2.5 years experience. Prati. Contact Vlad 392 / 9262715, THE ART OF RENDERING. Learn 3D Autocad, 3D Studio Max and Vray from a professional. for info. VIOLIN LESSONS AVAILABLE! Lessons available with Professional Violinist. Lessons from beginner to advance levels. English or Italian spoken. Price and hours flexible. Contact me. Tel. 347 / 5543285. VOICE LESSONS. Learn technique used by Grammy award singers like Jackson, Jarreau, Streisand. Instructor-American mothertongue. for more info! WRITING WORKSHOP IN ABRUZZI. Memoir, travel and food writing. June 13-19 2010. Visit YOUR PERSONAL ENGLISH COACH. Gain added confidence for work or education through intensive personalised coaching with Oxford educated Rome Business Professor. Tel. 392 / 4448136.

Personal ATTENTION ESL TEACHERS. Canadian teaching in CostaRica wants to compare ideas and experiences with ESL teachers in Italy. MASSAGE 4 LADY EXCHANGE WT ENG. Man, massage therapist, looking for a lady (22-99 years old) to exchange massage with ENG. language, at your home. Tel. 347 / 7244003. PHOTOGRAPHER. Your private or commercial Photos. at YOUR Home Office Company 333 / 1953311. SEEKING MAN. African lady, 27 years, seeks a decent man with whom she can spend her life, speaks French, English and Dutch. Tel. 0023 / 776047878.

Services ASIAN FOOD FOR YOUR PARTY. Experienced Asian cooks, stewards available for your parties, special events, reasonable prices., tel. 328 / 7870716. ORIGINAL WEBSITE DESIGNS. Give your business the right touch with a personalized web site and original graphics. Tel. 328 / 2115557. PROFESSIONAL FLYERS. Advertise your business or services with an original professional flyer. The graphics make the difference! Tel. 328 / 2115557. RELAXED EVENING ENGLISH Mother tongue English tutor available, based in Rione Monti, until late every evening for conversation lessons. Chris 327 / 4647666. RENOVATING YOUR HOME OR OFFICE? See what it looks like before the construction begins with 3D views! Go to to see examples. ROME GUIDE. Want to discover the hidden secrets of Rome? Email RUSSIAN TRANSLATOR / INTERPRETER. Native Russian language translator / interpreter from English, French and Italian. Please contact TRADUZIONE, EDITING, COPYWRITING. Devi tradurre un testo dall’Italiano all’Inglese? Vuoi riscrivere il tuo CV? Hai un colloquio di lavoro in Inglese? VISA PROCUREMENT ASSISTANCE. Frequent traveler to India, China, etc. Principal Relocation Company can process all your Visa needs. Call +39 069094776 or visit

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Bodies are transformed into natural forms in Moses Pendleton’s In Bothanica.

The Musicians by Caravaggio from the Metropolitan Museum in New York.


Rome Momix. 2-28 Feb. In Bothanica, choreography by Moses Pendleton. The much-loved company of virtuoso acrobatic dancers does its bit in this age of ecological awareness with choreographer Moses Pendleton’s latest crowd-pleasing creation. As always, the troupe performs to a backdrop of clever set designs and tricks of light that create breathtaking optical illusions. All this, completed by the sounds of nature and an eclectic music score that ranges from Vivaldi to Peter Gabriel, succeeds in transporting the spectators

into a world of fantasy in which bodies are transformed into trees or insects. The ultimate aim of the production is to illustrate the existing relationship between humans and nature through the concept of metamorphosis. Pendleton has in fact taken Pablo Neruda’s idea about metamorphosis as the core element of his show. For Momix lovers and for a much wider audience than usually attends the ballet. Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano, tel. 063265991. For information tel. 063201752.

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Star of stage and screen Licia Maglietta features in a tribute to Teatri Uniti.

Choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui heads up the Equilibrio festival. Photo by Musacchio Ianniello.

Rome Equilibrio. Festival della nuova danza. 6-26 Feb. The big news is that the festival – this year in its sixth edition – is headed by acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. It offers a panorama of contemporary dance today, hosting both emerging artists as well as international names. During the festival the Premio Equilibrio Roma will be awarded to a new talent. Some big names to look out for include Cherkaoui, Pilobolus in Tsu Ku Tsu (10, 11 Feb), Ted Stoffer and Sayaka Kaiwa (12, 13 Feb) and Benoit Lachambre (14 Feb). Also to look out for are Meg Stuart, Dave St-Pierre and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin. For booking and information tel. 0680241281, See Dance for details.

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Caravaggio. 20 Feb-13 June. This project marks the 400th anniversary of Caravaggio’s death. Curators have focused only on paintings known to be by Caravaggio, meaning that any works attributed to his “school” have been excluded, as well as those “additional versions” and all of the questionable works debated by critics with often differing opinions throughout the 20th century. The end result is a consistent and stringent exhibition that sheds new light on the various stages in Caravaggio’s tortured artistic career. It includes many of his most representative works, including the Bacchus from Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, the David With the Head of Goliath from the Borghese Gallery in Rome, The Musicians from the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Lute Player from the Hermitage in St Petersburg, Amor Vincit Omnia from the Staatliche Museum in Berlin and numerous other masterpieces from many of the most important museums in Italy and around the world. Scuderie del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio 16, tel. 0639967500. 10.00-20.00. Fri and Sat 10.00-22.30. Mon closed.

Rome Italian soprano Raffaella Milanesi sings in a homage to Vivaldi at Oratorio del Gonfalone.

Rome Oratorio del Gonfalone. 18 Feb. The Oratorio del Gonfalone presents Cupido tu vedi, a concert entirely dedicated to the Venetian composer Antonio Vivaldi. The programme includes a combination of sung pieces and chamber music, which will be performed by soprano Raffaella Milanesi and the Accademia Ottoboni, a Rome-based ensemble that performs early music. 21.00. Oratorio del Gonfalone, Via del Gonfalone 32, tel. 066875952. See Music and Opera Notes.

Teatri Uniti. 2-17 Feb. Teatro Valle pays tribute to the acclaimed Italian drama company Teatri Uniti and to two actors whose careers are closely tied to it. The actors, who are also well known internationally for their work in the cinema, are Toni Servillo and Licia Maglietta. Teatro Valle has chosen to present five different works – two of them films – to illustrate the versatility of the two protagonists. They are: Trilogia della Villeggiatura by Carlo Goldoni (2-14 Feb), Letture Napoletane by Toni Servillo (8 Feb), Manca solo una domenica by Silvana Grasso (16-21 Feb). The two films are Sabato, Domenica e Lunedì by Edoardo De Filippo (10 Feb), and Delirio Amoroso by Licia Maglietta (17 Feb). Teatro Valle, Via del Teatro Valle 21, tel. 066869049,

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NEW. Il nostro mondo. 6 ical discoveries made in Rome from 1703 to 1948. Museo Feb-4 May. Presented by Nazionale Romano delle Terme di Diocleziano, Via Enrico National Geographic magaDe Nicola 79. For information tel. 0639967700. Tues-Sun zine. Photographs from 09.00-19.45. Mon closed. National Geographic Italia Machina. Tecnologia dell’Antica Roma. 23 Dec-5 April. focus on the protection of This scientific/didactic exhibition reveals the secrets of the the environment and the technology that underpinned Roman civilisation and made beauty of the planet. the expansion of Roman commerce and military power Palazzo delle Esposizioni, possible. Some of the technology, in areas such as civil Spazio Fontana, Via Milano engineering, construction and transport, as well as inven13, tel. 0639967200. 10.00tions such as the mechanical reaper, remained unsur20.00. Fri and Sat 10.00passed until the 19th century; others, such as the arch, 22.30. Mon closed. have remained untouched to this day. There are over 100 NEW. Charlotte Bonaexamples of Roman technology on show, including archaeparte dama di molto spirological remains, virtual reconstructions, machines and ito. La romantica vita di plastic models. Museo della Civiltà Romana, Piazza G. una principessa artista. 5 Agnelli 10, tel. 060608. 09.00-14.00. Sat and Sun 09.00Feb-18 April. This exhibition 14.00. Mon closed. explores different moments Martin Parr “Sei Fotografie”. 18 Dec-5 April. This exhibiin the short but eventful life tion dedicated to the British photographer Martin Parr of Princess Charlotte marks the start of a collaboration between Macro in Rome Bonaparte, niece of and Forma (The International Centre for Photography) in Napoleon, and highlights Milan, thanks to which the Rome museum will host a series the historic moment of of exhibitions by important contemporary photographers. which she was a part. Edward Hopper’s masterpiece Morning Sun (1952), on show in Rome. Macro, Via Reggio Emilia 54, tel. 06671070400. 09.00There are separate sec19.00. Mon closed. tions, beginning with her Michelangelo architetto a Roma. 6 Oct-21 Feb. This exhichildhood and ending with the years she spent in exile. bition profiles Michelangelo the architect from 1505-1516 Museo Napoleonico, Piazza di Ponte Umberto I 1, tel. and from 1534 until his death in 1564, when he lived and 060608. 09.00-21.00. Rome worked in Rome. Capitoline Museums, Piazza del NEW. Australia Today. Le Ab-Origini dell’Arte ContemCampidoglio 1, tel. 060608. 09.00-20.00. Mon closed. poranea. 18 Jan-7 March. For the first time in Italy an exhiNEW. Macro’s new season. 23 Jan-5 April. Five new Non Angli sed Angeli: a Pilgrimage, a Mission. 21 Octbition presents the work of some of the most representatiexhibitions open the 2010 season at Rome’s gallery for 31 July. The Venerable English College opens its subterve contemporary aboriginal artists in Australia today. contemporary art. ranean spaces to the public for the first time for an exhibiParticipating artists include Rover Thomas, Clifford A Roma la nostra era Avanguardia. A look at Rome’s tion on England’s religious relationship with Rome. Possum, Judy Watson Napangardi, Linda Syddick artistic scene in the 1970s. Dedicated to the activity of Napaltjarri and Nancy Nungurrayi. Organised by the Venerable English College, Via di Monserrato 43. TuesGraziella Lonardi Buontempo, collector, patron and pubNational Gallery Firenze. Palazzo Incontro, Via dei Prefetti Thurs 10.00-18.00, Sat 10.00-14.00. licist, whose passion for contemporary art was vital to 22, tel. 328 / 1758131. 10.00-19.00. Mon closed. Nuove Chiese Italiane 5. 20 Jan-21 Feb. The works on the Transavanguardia artists. NEW. Album di Famiglia. Diario di una bambina sotto il show have been chosen for the fifth national competition Roommates/Coinquilini: Valentino Diego/Pietro Fascismo. 27 Jan-28 Feb. To mark the Holocaust memororganised by the Italian Bishops’ Conference for architecRuffo. The second opportunity for young Rome curators ial day on 27 Jan, 80 paintings and documents by Lorenza tural projects for church complexes in three dioceses. Sala and artists to compare and contrast the works of their Mazzetti tell of her childhood under Fascism and the sec1, Piazza di Porta S. Giovanni 10, tel. 067008691. 16.30contemporaries - this time of Valentino Diego and Pietro ond world war. Mazzetti and her twin sister Paola were 19.30. Sun 11.00-13.00. Mon closed. Ruffo - displayed in the same room. orphaned at an early age and brought up by their aunt and Quattro Passi per l’Oriente. 19 Dec-14 March. Examples Enzo Cucchi Costume Interiore. The main hall of the uncle, Cesarina and Robert Einstein, in Tuscany. In August of ancient and traditional footwear from the collections of museum hosts a cylindrical tower by Cucchi, one of the 1944 their aunt and two cousins were brutally murdered by the Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale, the Museo major artists of the Transavanguardia, containing the Nazis, prompting their uncle to take his own life the folNazionale Preistorico Etnografico “L. Pigorini” and the thought-provoking interior images. lowing year. Antica Casa di Correzione di Carlo Fontana, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Barberini give Complesso Monumentale di S. Michele a Ripa Grande, Via Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: The Blue Carpet. This work by an overview of religious and cultural traditions and tastes in di S. Michele 25. 10.00-13.00, 15.00-19.00. the Russian-born, American-based artists is from the their countries of origin, from Siria to Japan. Museo museum’s own collection. An enormous blue carpet surNEW. Il Carnevale Romano. 10 Feb-5 April. Paintings and Nazionale d’Arte Orientale, Via Merulana 248, tel. rounded by a series of small paintings fills one of the photographs depict traditional celebrations of the Roman 0646974801/2/3. Tues-Fri 09.00-14.00, Sat and Sun 09.00building’s large halls. carnival. Museo di Roma, Piazza S. Pantaleo 10, tel. 19.30. Mon closed. 060608. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Architettura in bianco e nero nelle fotografie di Ruth Sacks. Double-sided Accumulated. 14 Jan-27 Feb. Oscar Savio. Black and white photos by Oscar Savio, Beatrice Caracciolo. Tumulti. 23 Jan-14 March. The exhiThis is the South African artist Ruth Sacks’ first solo show one of the key photographers of Rome in the second bition highlights the most significant moments in the artist’s in Italy. The Brussels-based artist has shown her work at half of the 20th century. Here the images are of unusual career, with works from many private collections. There are the Venice Biennale and she has recently been invited to Rome landscapes, but all of them are well known to true drawings, collages, works with zinc, water marks, the participate in the collective exhibition Performa 09 in the Romans: the underground garage in Villa Borghese, the Kosova series and the Riots. Villa Medici, Viale Trinità dei Museum for African Art in New York. Extraspazio, Via S. Rinascente department store and the Piper night club. Monti 1, tel. 0667611. 11.00-19.00. Mon closed. Francesco di Sales 16/a, tel. 0668210655. 15.30-19.30. Macro, Via Reggio Emilia 54, tel. 060608, www.macro.roBoldini e gli Italiani a Parigi. 15 Nov-14 March. Giovanni Sun and Mon closed. Tues-Sun 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Boldini (1842-1931) was one of the most prominent Italian artists of the late 19th century. Born in NEW. Edward Hopper. 16 Feb-13 June. The exhibition preFerrara, he moved to Paris in sents more than 160 works, including famous masterpieces 1871, where he lived for the rest of such as Summer Interior, Pennsylvania Coal Town, Morning his life. The exhibition focuses on Sun, Second Story Sunlight, A Woman in the Sun and varihis work from the beginning of the ous paintings. Structured in seven sections according to 1870s to the mid 1880s, and chronological order and theme, this exhibition covers reflects the influence of his conHopper’s entire oeuvre, from his education to his years as a temporaries: Degas, Manet, student in Paris, up to his “classic” and best-known period of Caillebotte, Meissonier and the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, closing with the large images of his later years. Most of the works belong to the Whitney Fortuny. Chiostro del Bramante, Museum but also to other important American museums. Via della Pace, tel. 0668809035/6. Museo Fondazione Roma, Via del Corso 320, tel. 10.00-20.00. Mon closed. 066786209. 10.00-20.00. Mon closed. Gli anni di Grace Kelly, NEW. Viaggi. Sculture di Matko Mijic. 21 Jan-16 Feb. Principessa di Monaco. 16 OctThe exhibition presents some 40 sculptures, most of which 28 Feb. Documents, photographs, were created in the last decade. The Croatian artist Matko personal belongings, garments, Mijic is well known for his imaginative and “non-functional” jewellery and accessories. Palazzo art works. Sala S. Rita, Via Montanara, tel 06.67103780, Ruspoli, Via del Corso 418, tel. 060608. 10.00-18.00. Sat and Sun closed. 06832179. 10.00-19.30. Fri, Sat and Sun 10.00-20.30. Mon closed. NEW. Piranesi, il Rembrandt delle rovine. 17 Feb-17 April. A selection of about 30 etchings by Giovanni Battista I colori dell’archeologia. 18 DecSpirits of Lake Mackay (2008) by Australian artist Piranesi, all of them depicting ancient and classical monu24 Feb. Over 100 drawings and Linda Syddick Napaltjarri is inspired by her ancestral homeland ments of the city of Rome. Casa di Goethe, Via del Corso watercolours trace the evolution of 18, tel. 0632650412. 10.00-18.00. Mon closed. in the Gibson Desert. Australia Today, Rome. the documentation of archaeolog-



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Sandro Chia. Della pittura, popolare e mobilissimo arte. 16 Dec-28 Feb. Over 60 works by the Italian contemporary artist Sandro Chia trace the evolution of his career from the 1970s to the present day. Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Viale delle Belle Arti 131, tel. 0632298221. Tues-Sun 08.30-19.30. Mom closed. Urs Luthi. Just Another Story About Leaving. 17 Dec-5 April. Swiss artist Urs Luthi reflects on the significance of the journey. The exhibition, which has been especially conceived for this museum, includes a selection of recent works and a site-specific sculptural self-portrait. Macro, Via Reggio Emilia 54, tel. 06671070400. 09.00-19.00. 24 and 31 Dec 09.00-14.00. Mon closed.

18 Feb. Chamber music concert by the Accademia Ottoboni, with Raffaella Milanesi soprano. Music by Vivaldi (21.00). See Opera Notes.

For a more comprehensive list of exhibitions in Rome and in other Italian cities see the What’s on section on our website

Teatro Palladium Largo Bartolomeo Romano 8, tel. 0657067761, 17 Feb. Concert by the Roma Tre Orchestra conducted by Silvia Massarelli. Music by Debussy, Tanguy, Poulenc (20.30).

music Accademia Filarmonica Romana Concerts at Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano 17, tel. 063265991. For information tel. 063201752, 11 Feb. Chamber music concert by the Bernini Quartet with Marco Serino and Yoko Ichihara violins, Gianluca Saggni viola and Valeriano Taddeo cello. Music by Galuppi, Haydn, Schubert (21.00). 18 Feb. Cello recital by Natalia Gutman. Music by Bach (21.00). This is the first of two concerts dedicated to Bach’s Suites for solo cello. The second concert, performed by Misha Maisky, is scheduled on 11 March. Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia Concerts at Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin 30, tel. 068082058, 5 Feb. Piano recital by Yefim Bronfman. Music by Beethoven, Schumann, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky (20.30). 6 Feb. Concert conducted by Kurt Masur, with Louis Lortie piano. Music by Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms (18.00). Repeated 8 Feb (21.00), 9 Feb (19.30). 10 Feb. Piano recital by Krystian Zimerman. Music by Chopin (20.30). 13 Feb. Concert conducted by Wayne Marshall. Music by Bernstein (18.00). Repeated 15 Feb (21.00), 16 Feb (19.30). 14 Feb. Family Concert conducted by Wayne Marshall. Music by Bernstein (12.00). 17 Feb. For the cycle of events entitled It’s Wonderful, concert by The Richard Galliano Sextet (21.00). Associazione Roma Sinfonietta Concerts at the Università di Tor Vergata, Auditorium E. Morricone. For booking and information tel. 063236104, 0632111712, 3 Feb. Follia Musicale: concert by a double-bass quartet with A. Sciancalepore, A. Pighi, A. Bocini and A. Bernardi (18.00). 10 Feb. Quel delizioso orrore… Farinelli evirato cantore: with Carlo Broschi, texts by Guido Barbieri and Sandro Cappelletto (18.00). I Musici Veneziani Concerts in the church of St Paul’s within-the-Walls, Via Nazionale 16a, tel. 064883339, 6 Feb. Lyrical concert. Excepts and arias from well known operas (20.30). Repeated 9, 13, 16 Feb (20.30). Istituzione Universitaria dei Concerti Concerts in the Aula Magna of the Università La Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5. For booking and information tel. 063610051, 13 Feb. Piano recital by Antonio Ballista. Music by Rossini, Satie, Stravinsky and others (17.30). 20 Feb. Concert by the Orchestra Roma Sinfonietta conducted by Franco Piersanti. Programme of music composed for film (17.30). Oratorio del Gonfalone Via del Gonfalone 32, tel. 066875952. 4 Feb. Trumpet and piano recital by Mauro Maur and Francoise De Clossey. Programme unavailable at press time (21.00). 11 Feb. Violin and piano recital by Laura Marzadori and Giacomo Ronchini. Music by Schubert, Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel (21.00).

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Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma Concerts at Auditorium Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione 4. For information tel. 800904560, 7 Feb. Concert conducted by Francesco La Vecchia. Music by Respighi and Mussorgsky (17.30). Repeated 8 Feb (20.30). 28 Feb. Concert conducted by Lior Shambadal. Music by Bach (17.30). Repeated 1 March (20.30).

festivals Rome La poesia è di casa. 14 Jan-27 March. Organised by various city cultural institutes, this little poetry festival presents three different poetic itineraries, each of them tied to a different venue: at Sala S. Rita the theme is Visioni; at the Casa dei Teatri the theme is La Poesia va in Scena; and at the Casa della Memoria the theme is La Poesia Civile. Actors and actresses are included in the programme of romantic poetry, opera librettos, exotic verses, the beat generation and so on. The festival hopes to become a reference point for poetry lovers, a workshop of new ideas and a launch-pad for new talents. For information tel. 060608. Sala S. Rita, Via Montanara,; Casa dei Teatri, Villa Doria Pamphilj, Largo 3 Giugno 1849,; Casa della Memoria e della Storia, Via S. Francesco di Sales 5, Fluxus Biennale. 2010-2011.This two-year project put together by Achille Bonito Oliva is dedicated to Fluxus, the international collective of artists that formed in the 1960s and blended different artistic disciplines and media. The project opens with an exhibition of work by Lithuanian artist George Maciunas (26 Jan-17 March), the creator and coordinator of the Fluxus group. On 26 Feb there will be performances by Cesare Pietroiusti, Raimundas Malasauskas and Tonino Battista, while on 3 March there will be a concert, Telephone & Birds, in homage to American composer John Cage. The project is presented by Fondazione Musica per Roma and events take place at Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin 30, tel. 0680241281,

dance Latina Aterballetto. 14 Feb. In Certe Notti, choreography by Mauro Bigonzetti, music by Ligabue. Teatro D’Annunzio, tel. 0773662659.

Milan Compagnia della Rancia. 27 Jan-14 Feb. In Cats, choreography by Daniel Ezralow. It has been around for almost 30 years, and finally the all-singing, all-dancing musical spectacular based on the poems from T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats has an official Italian version. Italy’s only real musical company, the Compagnia della Rancia, has managed to secure the services of the successful choreographer Daniel Ezralow of Momix and Amici fame in the hope of increasing its popularity. However, Anglophones and those who have seen Cats in London or on Broadway will most probably be disappointed. Teatro Allianz, tel. 02488577516. Balletto del Teatro alla Scala. 13-20 Feb. In Don Quixote, choreography by Rudolf Nureyev. The year 1966 saw Nureyev’s first production of Don Quixote for the Vienna Opera. On that occasion he danced the role of the young barber Basilio, showing a side of his character that had not yet been revealed elsewhere: a mischievous sense of fun. Building on the version he had known in Russia, he made new additions such as a comic duel between the tottery old Knight and Gamache and many new numbers. He also changed the order of the dances and added an important

new section, a romantic pas de deux beneath the old windmill, to music by the same composer, Ludwig Minkus, borrowed from La Bayadère. Teatro alla Scala, tel. 027203744,

Reggio Emilia Israel Galván. 13 Feb. In Arena, choreography by Israel Galván. Set around the world of bullfighting, Arena consists of six individually choreographed pieces. The only dancer is Galván. His vocabulary includes dancing bare foot, gentle or poetic interludes and violent outbreaks. The dialogue

Rome Equilibrio. Festival della Nuova Danza. 6-26 Feb. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin. For booking and information tel. 0680241281, Premio Equilibrio Roma. 6, 7 Feb. Performances by the eight finalists competing for the Equilibrio Roma Prize. Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. 6-8 Feb. In Orbo Novo, choreography by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. Cherkaoui, a choreographer of Belgian-Moroccan descent, took his inspiration from My Stroke of Insight, a memoir in which Dr Jill Bolte Taylor, a Harvard-trained neuroanatomist, describes her slow recovery from a severe stroke. But Cherkaoui avoids a biographical approach. Rather, he makes the production itself a new world, a complex theatrical organism dancing to an original score by Szymon Brzóska, played by the Mosaic String Quartet and pianist Aaron Wunsch.

Pilobolus is best known for its living sculpture exhibits. Photo by John Kanebug. Pilobolus. 10, 11 Feb. This company offers a line-up of works choreographed from 1996 to 2000. Tsu-Ku-Tsu (2000), a dance for the full six-member company, is set to a Japanese taiko score composed by Leonard Eto, adding much artistry to Pilobolus’s distinctive acrobatic athleticism. In Dog id, a production credited partly to Steven Banks, the head writer of the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, a girl finds herself trapped in a fantasy of shadows. Then there is Michael Tracy’s 2001 Symbiosis, set to music by composers including Arvo Pärt and George Crumb. Jonathan Wolken is represented by his 2004 Megawatt, a tour de force of motion that bumps along to thudding scores by Primus, Radiohead and Squarepusher. Finally Shizen, from 1978, celebrates the beauty and strength of the human body. This is what Pilobolus is best known for: living sculpture exhibits. Ted Stoffer/Sayaka Kaiwa. 12, 13 Feb. In Under erasure. Ted Stoffer formed Aphasia Dance Company in 1998 to create a framework in which to investigate the language of the human body. He believes in observing the rhythm of breathing, thought, action, reaction and contemplation. Sayaka Kaiwa is a choreographic assistant to Stoffer. She sees physical movement as a basis of communication, and dance as a fundamental form of universal expression. Benoit Lachambre. 14 Feb. The Canadian artist Benoit Lachambre has developed in the international dance community for almost 30 years as a choreographer, dancer, improviser and teacher. In 1996 he founded his company Par B.L.eux, devoted to contemporary and interdisciplinary choreography.

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he achieves by dancing with instruments as varied as piano, guitar, percussion and pipers is unique. The introduction, interludes and ending are all in the capable hands of cantaor Enrique Morente, whose video performance is projected onto a screen. Teatro Valli, tel. 0522458811,

Rome Moscow Ballet. 9-14 Feb. In Swan Lake, choreography by Alexander Vorotnikov, music by Tchaikowsky. Teatro Quirino, Via delle Vergini 7, tel. 800013616, 066794585, Balletto del Teatro dell’Opera. 12-17 Feb. In Il papavero rosso, choreography by Nikolay Androsov from Lev Lashchilin. The Red Poppy, also known as The Red Flower, is a rarely performed ballet in three acts and an apotheosis with music by Rheinhold Glière. It was created in 1927 as the first ballet with a modern revolutionary theme. Possibly the most famous dance from this ballet is the Sailors Dance. Teatro Costanzi, Piazza B. Gigli, tel. 0648160255, 064817003.

opera Bologna Idomeneo by Mozart. 21-28 Feb. Conducted by Michele Mariotti, directed by Davide Livermore, with Francesco Meli, Silvia Beltrami, Arianna Ballotta, Angeles Blancas. Teatro Comunale, tel. 199107070,

Opera Notes In this edition of opera notes Paolo Di Nicola profiles a concert dedicated to Vivaldi at the Oratorio del Gonfalone in Rome. A Roma in pieno centro storico, a due passi da Via Giulia, c’è l’Oratorio del Gonfalone, una splendida chiesa, con scranni lignei e affreschi di maestri “manieristi” romani, dove da 70 stagioni si eseguono concerti di musica da camera e per piccole orchestre, con uno sguardo particolare alla musica antica proposta da alcuni dei migliori interpreti attualmente in circolazione. Il 18 febbraio vi avrà luogo un concerto interamente dedicato ad Antonio Vivaldi e dal titolo Cupido tu vedi, che presenterà in alternanza cantate e concerti, il cui tema portante è l’amore in tutte le sue espressioni, dalle più tenere alle più drammatiche. Artefici dello spettacolo saranno l’Accademia Ottoboni, un “ensemble” di musica antica formato da musicisti dell’ultima generazione che sono cresciuti e hanno fatto esperienza sulle maggiori scene musicali internazionali, e dal soprano Raffaella Milanesi, in carriera da dieci anni, che vanta diverse collaborazioni con importanti direttori d’orchestra e registi e un discreto repertorio, incentrato soprattutto su opere del Settecento con qualche incursione in quelle di primo Ottocento. Paolo Di Nicola


Genoa Nabucco by Verdi. 19 Feb-2 March. Conducted by Daniel Oren, directed by Saverio Marconi, with Sergey Murzaev, Dimitra Theodossiou, Tiziana Carraro. Teatro Carlo Felice, tel. 01053811,

Don Giovanni by Mozart. 30 Jan-14 Feb. Conducted by Louis Langrée, directed by Peter Mussbach, with Erwin Schott, Georg Zeppenfeld, Carmela Remigio, Emma Bell. Teatro alla Scala, tel. 027203744,

Turin Peter Grimes by Benjamin Britten. 24 Feb-10 March. Conducted by Yutaka Sado, directed by Willy Decker, with Neil Shicoff, Mark S. Doss, Emily Magee, Mark Milhofer. Teatro Regio, tel. 0118815241,


academies Centre Culturel Saint-Louis de France. 11 Jan-31 March: Francofilm, Rome’s Francophone film festival, screens a selection of films from all over the world to be judged by a professional jury. The festival is organised in conjunction with French embassies and members of the International Francophone Organisation. Film projections are on Mon at 21.00 and on Wed at 17.00. All films are in original language with subtitles in French, English and Italian. Largo Toniolo 20/22, tel. 066802626, American Academy in Rome. 11 Feb: lecture by Leonard Barkan entitled Thinking of the Grapes: Food Culture and High Culture in Early Modern Europe (18.00). 15 Feb: lecture by Daniel Mendelsohn on the Melancholy of the Classics: Time, Loss, Memory (18.00). 16 Feb: “Spontaneity”- The first of a series of lectures by Kathleen Coleman dedicated to Q. Sulpicious Maximus, Poet, Eleven Years Old (18.00). 18 Feb: “Precocity”- the second

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Il barbiere di Siviglia by Rossini. 11-16 Feb. Conducted by Renato Palombo, directed by Bepi Morassi, with Christian Senn, Lorenzo Ragazzo, Manuela Custer, Elia Fabbian. Teatro La Fenice, tel. 041786511,

and became friends while attending the Mozarteum in Vienna, and only one — the narrator — is still alive. The other two characters are a heavily fictionalised Glenn Gould (one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century) and the “loser” of the title, Wertheimer. Both the narrator and Wertheimer abandoned their art when they met Gould; Wertheimer ultimately commits suicide, and the narrator lives because he can’t give up his obsession (unlike his piano) with Gould. Written as an unbroken interior monologue, this cult novel has offered playwrights and stage directors Francesca Macrì and Andrea Trapani a canvas upon which to explore the theme of “ineptitude” (20.00). 15 Feb-31 March: exhibition entitled Impressioni austriache e italiane by Kurt Panzenberger. Viale Bruno Buozzi 113, tel. 063608371, British School at Rome. 3 Feb: Society of Renaissance Studies lecture by Carol Richardson on St Joseph as “Alter Petrus” in the work of Pinturicchio, Perugino and Raphael (among others) (18.00). 10 Feb: Architecture lecture and exhibition entitled IaN+ “Architettura a Roma – Work in Process” introduced by Gabriele Mastrigli. It closes the series London-Rome: Work in Process (18.00). Exhibition open Mon-Sat 17.00-19.30. Until 3 March. Via A. Gramsci 61, tel. 063264939,

The Crucible. 2-7 Feb. By Arthur Miller, directed by Sandra Provost, with The Rome Savoyards. Teatro San Genesio, Via Podgora 1. For booking and information tel. 063223432, See On the Agenda page 7. Bartleby the Scrivener. A Wall Street story. 5-7 Feb. By Herman Melville, adapted by Daniel Pennac, directed by Francois Duval, with Pennac. This performance is part of an event entitled Face à face - Parole di Francia per scene d’Italia, promoted by the French embassy. The prize-winning, and much loved, author Pennac says that Bartleby by Melville is one of those stories that has always fascinated him. In French with Italian subtitles. Teatro Argentina, Largo di Torre Argentina 54, tel. 0668400311/346,

Adriana Lecouvreur by Francesco Cilea. 19-24 Feb. Conducted by Bruno Bartoletti, directed by Ivan Stefanutti, with Adina Nitescu, Marco Berti, Marianne Cornetti, Juan Pons. Teatro Comunale, tel. 055213535,


Project by the IaN+ studio for the new trade fair centre in Milan. In IaN+ "Architetture a Roma Work in Process" at the British School at Rome. in Kathleen Coleman’s series of lectures dedicated to Q. Sulpicious Maximus, Poet, Eleven Years Old (18.00). Villa Aurelia, Largo di S. Pancrazio 1, and Via Angelo Masina 5. For information tel. 0658461, Istituto Giapponese di Cultura. 11 Dec-13 Feb: exhibition entitled Winter Garden, curated by the art critic Midori Matsui. Divided into three sections, the show is an exploration of micropop imagination in contemporary Japanese art and features a selection of works by contemporary Japanese artists. 12 Jan-16 March: Donne dietro la macchina da presa, a cycle of films entirely dedicated to women film directors, which also highlights women screenwriters and actresses. The films are in Japanese and the majority have English subtitles. Screenings are on Tues at 19.00. Via Antonio Gramsci 74, tel. 063224794, Forum Austriaco di Cultura. 9 Feb: Fragile Show, performance by the Compagnia Biancofango based on Thomas Bernhard’s The Loser. Like much of his other work, Thomas Bernhard’s novel has suicide at its core. Three men met

I cavalieri della favola gioconda. 11-15 Feb. Actors and puppets use comedy to engage the public and children become the real stars of the show. Music, songs, choreography and colourful costumes enrich the performance. Teatro Verde, Circonvallazione Gianicolense 10, tel. 065882034, Nella bocca dell’immaginazione. 18 Dec-7 March. An itinerant exhibition full of props, extraordinary theatrical machines, figures and puppets. A lovely tribute to theatre for children. Casa dei Teatri (Villino Corsini - Villa Pamphilj), Largo 3 Giugno 1849 corner Via di S. Pancrazio (entrance Arco dei Quattro Venti), tel. 06 45460693, Activities at Explora. Permanent workshop. Carta. Children learn about paper recycling using pulper, press and dryer. Permanent exhibition. Economiamo. This game for children aged 7 to 10 helps them understand the real value of money and how to spend it without waste. Explora - The Children’s Museum of Rome, Via Flaminia 82, tel. 063613776, 10.00, 12.00, 15.00, 17.00. Mon closed. Workshops at Palazzo delle Esposizioni. 6 Dec-14 Feb. Giochiamo con.. piccolo blù e piccolo giallo. Educational workshop for children aged 3 to 6. Kids learn many things by reading a book by Leo Lionni. Vedere l’Invisibile. Educational workshop for children aged 7 to 11. Participants discover the secrets of the universe and learn how to “see the invisible”. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, tel. 0639967500, Luzzati e Rodari. I segni della fantasia. 5 Dec-28 Feb. Drawings, posters and videos shed light on the collaboration between the famous 20th-century Italian children’s author Gianni Rodari and illustrator Gabriele Luzzati. Children can participate in educational workshops and animated readings. Casina di Raffaello, Viale della Casina di Raffaello (Villa Borghese), tel. 060608, Tues-Fri 15.00-17.00, Sat-Sun 10.00-12.00, 15.0018.00. Camilla Van Staaden

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News and e ven ts in



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This page contains a selection of news and cultural events in cities across Africa and Europe. They represent the pick of the news and What's on listings on and

Accra Ghana’s cocoa weddings. On 14 February 15 couples will make their wedding vows at a group ceremony at the international conference centre in Accra. The ceremony is part of a week-long festival from 7-14 February titled Chocolate Food for Love organised by Centuries International Cocoa-Chocolate Festival Organization (CICCFO), a non-governmental organisation dedicated to promoting the cocoa industry in Ghana. Food for the wedding reception will be provided by the Ghana Gastronomy College at Tema in Accra, according to a statement on the CICCFO website. The menu will have a predominantly chocolate theme. The chocolate festival, the first of its kind in Ghana, will also see events at district and regional level. If all goes to plan the festival will become an annual event. Based in the capital Accra, CICCFO works to establish small and medium-sized industries in the areas of cocoa production and processing into chocolate, cake, soap, body lotions, hair cream and cocoa powder for home consumption and export. Cocoa is the largest cash crop in Ghana and the second largest foreign currency earner after gold.

Arusha Kilimanjaro Marathon 2010. 28 Feb. The eighth edition of the annual Kilimanjaro Marathon begins as usual from the town of Moshi in northern Tanzania. In addition to the standard 42.2 km marathon there is also a 21.1 km half marathon. Both events begin and end at Moshi stadium and involve a gradual climb to Mweka on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. The marathon is supported by the Tanzania Tourist Board, the Tanzania Amateur Athletics Association and the International Association of Athletics Federations and typically attracts runners from Tanzania, Kenya and beyond. For details see the marathon website

While some have questioned the potential costs of such a venture, especially as some new facilities would have to be built in Barcelona, Hereu sees the move as having a positive economic impact on the whole region. “They would strengthen the Euro-region in the south of Europe,” he said in a statement. The wining bid for the 2022 Winter Olympic games will be announced in October 2015. Barcelona previously hosted the 1992 summer Olympics.

Brussels Brussels Molenbeek on tourist route. City authorities in one of Brussels most deprived areas have invited tourist sightseeing bus tours to include the area of Molenbeek – known for its mass social housing, poverty and street crime – in their classic tours of the Belgian capital. Local councillor Olivia P’tito put the idea forward after tourist buses were diverted past her municipal offices. Director Nabil Ben Yadir also filmed part of his recent success, Les Barons, in the area known locally as ‘Petit Manchester’. P’tito and councillors for French culture, Francoise Schepmans, and tourism, Jamal Ikazban, say that it is time for tourists to discover other facets of the capital aside from the MannekinPis, including the more industrial and working class areas. Ikazban already runs a tourist train around Molenbeek on traffic-free holidays.


Stolen antiquities conference. Egypt is to host a conference on the return of antiquities in Cairo in the spring. It is estimated that about 30 countries, including Italy, Greece, Mexico, Peru, Afghanistan, Iraq, Cambodia and China, will attend. No date has yet been finalised for the three-day conference, but it will probably be in April. The conference will be organised by the Supreme Council of Antiquities, whose head, Zahi Hawass, has spearheaded the campaign to have artistic treasures now in the hands of other countries returned home. The aim of the conference is to agree on some form of joint group action and to draw up a list of the main antiquities concerned. Photographer Olaf Otto Becker dramatically depicts Egypt is at present demanding the melting of the Greenland ice-cap in Songs from the return of the Rosetta Stone from the Cold Seas in Copenhagen. the British Museum, just as the Greek government wants the return of the Elgin marbles also in the British Museum. Egypt’s national committee for the return of stolen artefacts is about to draw up a formal request for the return of the bust of Nefertite now on display at the Neues Museum in Berlin. This has been ruled out so far by the German authorities on the grounds that it is too fragile to travel.


Barcelona Barcelona bids for Winter Olympics 2022. Barcelona mayor Jordi Hereu has announced that the city will be putting forward a bid to host the 2022 winter Olympic and Paralympic games. The opening and closing ceremonies and all indoor sports, such as figure and speed skating, ice hockey and curling, would be hosted in the city while the remaining events would take place in the Pyrenees. If the bid were successful it would make Barcelona the first city ever to host both the summer and winter Olympic games. Winter Olympics are usually held over 16 days during the month of February. Hereu says that the bid has been given the go-ahead by the International Olympic Committee and that the enthusiasm of Barcelona residents would make the games succeed.

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Songs from the Cold Seas. Until 6 March. Combining the artwork of two contemporary artists working in Greenland with early documentary photographs from the museum’s collection, Songs from the Cold Seas sheds light on Greenland’s climate change. Olaf Otto Becker dramatically depicts the melting of the ice-cap while Tiina Itkonen documents day-to-day life in the world’s northernmost inhabited region. Their work is set against the backdrop of William Bradford’s landmark 1873 book The Arctic Regions, one of the earliest examples of expedition photography and an important reference point for both Becker and Itkonen. 10.00-19.00. The Black Diamond, The Royal Library, Søren Kierkegaards Plads 1, tel. +45 3347 4747.

Dar es Salaam Zanzibar music festival 2010. 11-16 Feb. Musicians from all over Africa perform in the annual Sauti za Busara (Sounds of Wisdom) international festival celebrating east African music.

The annual Sauti za Busara music festival returns to Zanzibar mid-February. This year’s edition, organised by Busara Promotions, boasts a line-up of over 30 artists almost exclusively from Africa, including Thandiswa Mazwai from South Africa, Malick Pathé Sow from Senegal and Jimmy Omonga from Democratic Republic of Congo. The festival opens with a colourful street parade featuring a beni brass band, drummers, wanandege (umbrella women), dancers, stilt walkers and acrobats, and closes with a party at the Sau Inn, Jambiani, on Zanzibar’s east coast, with Swahili cuisine, acrobats, fire-eaters and dancing. There will also be a progarmme of fringe events around the island before, during and after the main festival. Tickets for the festival are available from Zanzibar’s Old Fort from 10 February; for the different price structure for international, east African and Tanzanian visitors see the festival website. Old Fort, Zanzibar.

Milan Resca made commissioner of Brera. Mario Resca, director of cultural heritage at the Italian culture ministry, has been appointed commissioner of Brera in Milan. The former head of McDonald’s Italy has the main goal of turning Brera into an internationally competitive museum and re-launching its image worldwide. One of Resca’s first tasks will be to oversee the controversial transfer of the academy of fine arts, otherwise known as the Brera Academy, established in Palazzo Brera in 1776, to a former army barracks on Via Lorenzo Mascheroni, not far from Porta Magenta. The move has been made necessary by the growth of the prestigious artistic institution in recent years. The new premises are currently undergoing renovations and should be ready in February 2010. The move has the support of academy president Gabriele Mazzotta, who believes the institution will gain about 1,000 sqm of extra space as a result. However it is being opposed by the academy’s director, Professor Gastone Mariani, who argues that the former barracks are too small and that they have only limited green areas and are surrounded by buildings that are still used for military purposes. The relocation of the academy will make way for the expansion and restyling of the Pinacoteca, or art gallery, which was also established in Via Brera in 1776. This will be done in accordance with an ambitious project by the Milanese architect Mario Bellini, which includes a glass dome over the internal courtyard among other things. Gabrielle Bolzoni

Paris Singapore, Malaysia: The Cinema! 16 Dec-1 March. The Centre Pompidou offers viewers the chance to celebrate the cinematic secrets of Singapore and Malaysia, as well as neighbouring Korea, Thailand, Kuala Lumpur and The Philippines. Although cinema in South East Asia remains largely unknown in the west, the industry there is witnessing something of a renaissance. This is being spearheaded by a young generation of directors and actors whose neverbefore-seen work can now be enjoyed in Paris. Weds-Mon 11.00-22.00, Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, tel. +33 (0)1 4478 1233,

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Rugby returns to Rome Sabina Zambon


he Six Nations rugby championship returns to Rome in February and tickets are sold out for the two home matches in the capital: Italy against England on 14 February at 15.30, and against Scotland on 27 February at 14.30. Despite football remaining the number one sport in Italy, in the past few years rugby’s popularity has grown exponentially. Just consider a few statistics: in the first decade of the new millennium the number of registered players (amateur and professional) at the Federazione Italiana Rugby (FIR) more than doubled, from 33,591 in the 2000-2001 season to 77,291 in 2008-2009. And in November 2009, for a friendly test match against New Zealand’s mythical All Blacks, a prelude for the Italian side in view of the Six Nations fixtures, Milan’s San Siro stadium was packed to bursting with 80,000 spectators, something that it hasn’t witnessed for a long while for a football game. The Italian side, which will debut with an away game at Croke Park in Ireland on 6 February, was allowed entry to the most important rugby union tournament in the northern hemisphere in the year 2000. Initially founded in 1883 under the moniker Home International Championship with only Wales, England, Ireland and Scotland competing, it welcomed France into the fold in 1910 (Five Nations) and was then rechristened Six Nations when Italy joined. The azzurri team hasn’t exactly left its mark against the colossi of international rugby: in the ten editions it has taken part in, it has only won six games, “conquering” the Wooden Spoon – a symbolic award given to the team which has lost all six matches of the The Six Nations tournament – four times. But despite the matches rugby tournament often being heavily weighted against Italy, rugby is becomcomes to Rome ing increasingly popular here. in February amid Why? For a series of reasons. A rugby match provides the growing enthusiasm kind of atmosphere that football has lost in recent years. If for the sport football stadiums are uncomfortable and often plagued with violence, the opposite is true of rugby grounds. It is no coincidence that Rome’s Flaminio stadium, where Italy plays its home games, sees the presence of far more families than the Olympic stadium, home to the local Roma and Lazio soccer clubs. And fans arrive by the coachload from all over the country to watch games, because rugby is considered to be more of a day-long celebration. At the end of the 80-minute match, all differences are laid aside for the traditional “third half”, during which both teams’ fans discuss the match over a beer and sandwiches laid on by the home squad’s supporters. For Italy’s home games this year the official sponsor of the FIR, Birra Peroni, is setting up the Terzo Tempo Peroni Village near the Flaminio stadium, a covered zone with a huge screen projecting the match for those unable to get their hands on tickets. Recent research on sports marketing by Acciari Consulting and Censis Servizi defined rugby as a “tribe sport” because of its distinctive cultural, lifestyle and bonding traits, making it particularly mouthwatering for advertisers and sponsors. This is one of the reasons that the International Olympic Committee has decided to re-admit the game, in its seven-a-side variant (rugby union teams comprise 15 players), as an Olympic sport in 2016 after an absence of 92 years. That rugby matches are very different to football games is demonstrated by the fact that booing is a rarity. Since the dawn of Italy’s participation in the Six Nations it has been heard only once, 22

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Italy hopes to improve its performance against England when the teams meet at Stadio Flaminio on 14 February. In 2009 the azzurri lost 11-36. Photo by Filippo Alfero.

in last year’s heavy 38-9 defeat against Ireland. And the captain, Sergio Parisse, who will not be taking part in this year’s edition due to a serious injury to his right knee, had a few words to say about that: “If people want to boo, they should go and see another sport.” He will be heavily missed by the team coach, the Briton Nick Mallett, who will rely upon brothers Mirco and Mauro Bergamasco, Martin Castrogiovanni and Salvatore Perugini as the team’s pivotal players. Ireland, holders of the title, are tipped to win the trophy, but France should give them a run for their money, having proved themselves in the past few months with victories against the mighty New Zealand and South Africa. Scotland look like they will battle it out against Italy to avoid the bottom rung, although with Ladbrokes’ odds on Italy coming in first at 251-1 (three weeks before the start of the tournament), it might be worth a flutter. Due to the overwhelming demand for tickets for home games, the seating capacity at the Flaminio stadium has been expanded to 33,000 thanks to the installation of new stands. It is still, however, too small. In October 2009 the International Rugby Board gave an ultimatum to the FIR: the stadium must either be extended to seat 40,000 spectators by 2012, or a new venue must be found. Rome came close to losing the Six Nations but this was narrowly missed thanks to an agreement between the FIR and Rome city council in January 2010. This autumn contractors should move into the Flaminio stadium to add extra seating, which will extend upwards on top of the current stands, and the remains of a Roman burial ground discovered on the premises in 2008 will be put on show, protected by a glass enclosure. And so even a rugby match in the eternal city will turn into an occasion for a bit of archaeological sightseeing. For a list of pubs in Rome where you can watch matches see On the Agenda page 7. 3 February 2010

USEFUL NUMBERS associations American International Club of Rome


St Francis Xavier del Caravita (Roman Catholic) Via del Caravita 7 -

S. Silvestro Church (Roman Catholic) Piazza S. Silvestro 1, tel. 066977121, Sunday Service 10.00 and 17.30

S. Susanna Church (Roman Catholic) Via XX Settembre 15, tel. 0642014554, Saturday service 18.00. Sunday service 09.00 and 10.30

American Women’s Association of Rome

The following cinemas show films in English or original language when available – see daily press for programme details.

tel. 064825268 -


Association of Malaysians in Italy

Via XX Settembre 7, tel. 064827627, Sunday service 11.00

tel. 339/2958451

Via Merry del Val 14, tel. 065880099. In original language on Mon

Caledonian Society

Cineclub Detour

tel. 0645447625 -

Via Urbana 47/a, tel. 0645490845

Canadian Women’s Association


St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church St Patrick’s Church (Roman Catholic) Via Boncompagni 31, tel. 064203121, Sunday service 10.00

St Paul’s within-the-Walls (Anglican Episcopal)

Via degli Orti d’Alibert 1/c, tel. 0668192987

Circolo di Cultura Mario Mieli


Gay and lesbian international contact group, tel. 065413985 - fax 065413971

Via del Corso 7, tel. 0632600500

Nuovo Olimpia

Daughters of the American Revolution

Via in Lucina 16/g, tel. 066861068

Nuovo Sacher

International Women’s Club of Rome tel. 0633267490 -

Largo Ascianghi 1, tel. 065818116. In original language on Mon when available

Alcoholics Anonymous

Irish Club of Rome

Warner Village Moderno

tel. 064742913 - www.aarome.imfo

Piazza della Repubblica 44, tel. 0647779111

Archè -

Professional Women’s Association

United Nations Women’s Guild tel. 0657053628,

Welcome Neighbor tel. 3479313040

books The following bookshops and libraries have books in English and other languages as specified.

Bibliothèque Centre Culturel Saint-Louis de France (French) Largo Toniolo 20/22, tel. 066802637

emergency numbers • Ambulance tel. 118 • Carabinieri tel. 112 • Electricity and water faults (Acea) tel. 800130336 • Fire brigade tel. 115 • Forestry corps (forest fires) tel. 1515 • Gas leaks (Italgas-Eni) tel. 800900999 • Police tel. 113 • Rubbish (Ama) tel. 8008670355

religious All Saints’ Anglican Church Via del Babuino 153/b, tel. 0636001881, Sunday service 08.30 and 10.30 nd th Kids Rock children’s service every 2 and 4 Sunday of the month at midday.

Herder International Book Center (German)

Christian Science Services

Piazza di Montecitorio 117-120, tel. 066794628 -

Church of All Nations

La Librairie Française de Rome La Procure (French) Piazza S. Luigi dei Francesi 23, tel. 0668307598 -

Libreria Feltrinelli International Via V. E. Orlando 84, tel. 064827878

support groups

HIV+ children and their families. tel. 0677250350

Luncheon Club of Rome tel. 0636307249

Via Nazionale, corner Via Napoli, tel. 064883339, Sunday service 08.30,10.30 (English), 13.00 (Spanish)

Via Stresa 41, tel. 063014425 Lungotevere Michelangelo 7, tel. 069870464

Church of Sweden Via A. Beroloni 1/e, tel. 068080474, Sunday service 11.15 (Swedish)

Footsteps Inter-Denominational Christian South Rome, tel. 0650917621 - 333 / 2284093 North Rome, tel. 0630894371

Associazione Centro Astalli (Jesuit refugee centre) Via degli Astalli 14/a tel. 0669700306

Associazione Ryder Italia Support for cancer patients and their families, tel. 065349622/0658204580

Astra (Anti-stalking risk assessment) tel. 066535499 -

Caritas soup kitchen (Mensa Giovanni Paolo II) Via delle Sette Sale 30, tel. 0647821098 11.00-13.30 daily

Caritas foreigners’ support centre Via Zoccolette 19, tel. 066875228 - 066861554

Caritas hostel Via Marsala 109, tel. 064457235

Caritas legal assistance Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano 6/a, tel. 0669886369

Celebrate Recovery Christian group tel. 338 / 1675680

Comunità di S. Egidio Piazza di S. Egidio 3/a, tel. 068992234

Comunità di S. Egidio soup kitchen Via Dandolo 10, tel 065894327 17.00-19.30 Wed, Fri, Sat

Disabled information line tel. 800271027

Joel Nafuma Refugee Centre

Via delle Quattro Fontane 20/a, tel. 064814484

International Central Gospel Church

St Paul’s within-the-Walls, Via Nazionale, corner Via Napoli, tel. 064883339

Libreria Spagnola Sorgente (Spanish)

Via XX Settembre 88, tel. 0655282695

Mason Perkins Deafness Fund

International Christian Fellowship Via Guido Castelnuovo 28, tel. 065594266, Sunday service 11.00

Support for deaf and deaf-blind children, tel. 0644234511,

Jesus Cares Ministries

Overeaters Anonymous

Libreria Quattro Fontane (international) Piazza Navona 90, tel. 0668806950

S. Susanna Lending Library Via XX Settembre 15, tel. 064827510 Opening times: Sat & Sun 10.00-12.30 Tues 10.00-13.00, Wed 15.00-18.00, Fri 13.00-16.00

The Almost Corner Bookshop

tel. 064743772

Jewish Community,

Salvation Army (Esercito della Salvezza)

Tempio Maggiore, Lungotevere Cenci, tel. 066840061

Via del Moro 45, tel. 065836942

Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas

The Anglo American Bookshop

Largo della Sanità Militare 60, tel. 067726761

Via della Vite 102, tel. 066795222

Lutheran Church

The Lion Bookshop & Café

Via Toscana 7, corner Via Sicilia 70, tel. 064817519, Sunday service 10.00 (German)

Via dei Greci 33/36, tel. 0632654007

Ponte S. Angelo Methodist Church

The Open Door Bookshop (second hand books) (English, French, German, Italian)

Piazza Ponte S. Angelo, tel. 066868314, Sunday service 10.30

Via della Lungaretta 23, tel. 065896478

Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina 35, tel. 066876652 - 066876211, Sunday service 10.30, 13.00 (Filipino), 16.00 (Chinese)

chiamaroma 24-hour, multilingual information line for services in Rome, run by the city council. Tel. 060606

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Rome Baptist Church

Rome Buddhist Centre Vihara Via Mandas 2, tel. 0622460091

Rome Mosque (Centro Islamico) Via della Moschea, tel. 068082167 - 068082258

Centro Sociale di Roma “Virgilio Paglieri”, Via degli Apuli 41, tel. 064451351

Support for elderly victims of crime (Italian only) Largo E. Fioritto 2, tel. 0657305104

The Samaritans Onlus Confidential telephone helpline for the distressed, tel. 800860022

transport • Atac (Rome bus, metro and tram) tel. 800431784, • Ciampino airport tel. 06794941, • Fiumicino airport tel. 0665951, • Taxi tel. 060609 - 065551 - 063570 - 068822 064157 - 066645 - 064994 • Traffic info tel. 1518 • Trenitalia (national railways) tel. 892021,

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ROME’S MUSEUMS Below is a list of the major museums and archaeological sites in Rome; in general, ticket offices shut approximately one hour before final closing time. In most cases admission is free for EU citizens under 18 and over 65 and reduced for those aged 18-25. Three-day tickets costing €9 will give entry to the museums/archaeological sites marked #, while seven-day tickets costing €20 give entry to the museums/archaeological sites marked *. Book tickets for many Rome museums and archaeological sites on tel. 060608 or online at Book tickets for the Borghese Museum, Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia, Palazzo Barberini and Palazzo Corsini online at For full details see Updated 16 October 2009.

ACEA (Montemartini) Art Centre

Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia

Via Ostiense 106, tel. 060608. Over 400 pieces of ancient sculpture from the Capitoline Museums are on show in a former power plant. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. €4.50, reduced €2.50. Guided tours in English for groups, reserve 15 days in advance. Seven-day Capitolinicard includes entry to Capitoline Museums, €8.50 + exhibition supplement.

Piazza Villa Giulia 9, tel. 063226571. National Etruscan collection. 08.30-19.30. Mon closed. €4. Guided tours in English and Italian on prior booking, tel. 0644239949.

Baths of Caracalla * Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, tel. 0639967700. The third-century AD bath complex that remained in use until the Goths cut its water supply in the sixth century AD. 09.00-19.15. Mon 09.00-14.00. €6.

Baths of Diocletian # * Viale Enrico de Nicola 78, tel. 0639967700. Part of the protohistorical section of the Museo Nazionale Romano in the Baths of Diocletian plus the restored cloister by Michelangelo. 09.00-19.45. Mon closed. Three-day pass combining Crypta Balbi, Palazzo Massimo alle Terme and Palazzo Altemps, €7. Guided tours in Italian on Sun (12.00).

Borghese Museum Piazzale Scipione Borghese (Villa Borghese), tel. 06328101. Sculptures by Bernini and Canova, paintings by Titian, Caravaggio, Raphael, Correggio. 09.00-19.30. Mon closed. Entry times at 09.00, 11.00, 13.00 15.00, 1700. €8.50. Guided tours in English and Italian €6.

Galleria Colonna Palazzo Colonna, Via della Pilotta 17, tel. 066784350. Private collection of works by Veronese, Guido Reni, Pietro di Cortona and Annibale Caracci. Open Sat 09.0013.00 only. €10 €8 reduction. Private group tours of the collection are available seven days a week on request. For visitors with special needs such as wheelchair access contact the gallery to arrange alternative entrance.

Museo Napoleonico Piazza di Ponte Umberto 1, tel. 060608. Paintings, sculptures and jewellery related to Napoleon and the Bonaparte family. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Guided tours in Italian and English. €3.

Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale Via Merulana 248, tel. 0646974832. Tues, Wed, and Fri. 09.00-14.00. Thurs, Sat, Sun. 09.00-19.30. Mon closed. €6, €3 reduction. Free guided tours in Italian on Sun (11.00 and 17.00).

Museo Nazionale del Palazzo Venezia Via del Plebiscito 118, tel. 0669994285. Residence of Pope Paul II Barbo in the 15th century, it was the embassy of the Republic of Venice and then of the Austrian Empire. Houses paintings, sculptures, bronzes by Pisanello and Bernini. 08.30-19.30, Mon closed. €4.

Museo di Roma - Palazzo Braschi Via S. Pantaleo 10, tel. 060608. The city’s collection of paintings, etchings, photographs, furniture and clothes from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. €6.50. Guided tours in English and Italian on prior booking tel. 0682059127.

Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna

Museo Preistorico ed Etnografico L. Pigorini

Viale delle Belle Arti 131, tel. 06322981. National collection of modern art. 08.30-19.30. Mon closed. €9.00. Guided tours in English (on prior booking) and Italian.

Piazza G. Marconi 14, EUR, tel. 06549521. Prehistoric Italian artifacts and ethnological material from various cultures. Autumn-Winter season 10.00-18.00. €6.

Keats-Shelley Memorial House

Palazzo Altemps # *

Piazza di Spagna 26, tel. 066784235. Museum dedicated to the lives of three English Romantic poets – John Keats, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron. Mon-Fri 10.00-13.00, 14.00-18.00; Sat 11.00-14.00, 15.00-18.00. €4. Guided tours on prior booking.

Museo Barracco Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 166, tel. 0668806848. A collection of mainly pre-Roman art. Tues-Sun 09.0019.00. Mon closed. €3. 1.50 reduction.

Piazza S. Apollinare 46, tel. 0639967700. Ancient sculpture from the Museo Nazionale Romano, including the Ludovisi collection. 09.00-19.45. Mon closed. Three-day pass combining Crypta Balbi, Baths of Diocletian and Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, €7.

Palazzo Barberini Via delle Quattro Fontane 13, tel. 064824184. National collection of 13th- to 16th-century paintings. 08.3019.30. Mon closed. €5.00 + booking fee.

Capitoline Museums

Museo Canonica

Palazzo delle Esposizioni

Piazza del Campidoglio, tel. 060608. The city’s collection of ancient sculpture in Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo dei Conservatori, plus the Tabularium and the Pinacoteca. 09.00-20.00. Mon closed. €6.50 + exhibition supplement. Guided tours for groups in English and Italian on Sat and Sun. Seven-day Capitolinicard includes entry to ACEA (Montemartini) Art Centre.

Viale P. Canonica 2 (Villa Borghese), tel. 060608. The collection, private apartment and studio of the sculptor and musician Pietro Canonica who died in 1959. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. €3. Guided tours in Italian and English (book ten days in advance).

Museo dei Fori Imperiali and Trajan’s Markets

Via Nazionale 194, tel. 0639967500. Huge exhibition space offering 10,000 sqm on three floors reopened to the public in 2007 after five years of restoration work. Tues, Wed, Thurs 10.00-20.00. Fri and Sat 10.0022.30. Sun 10.00-20.00. Mon closed. €10 or €12.50, including entry to Scuderie del Quirinale.

Castel S. Angelo Museum

Via IV Novembre 94, tel. 060608. Museum dedicated to the forums of Caesar, Augustus, Nerva and Trajan and the Temple of Peace. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. €6.50.

Lungotevere Castello 50, tel. 066819111. The Emperor Hadrian’s mausoleum, then used by the popes as a fortress, prison and palace. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. €5.

Colosseum, Palatine and Roman Forum * Colosseum: Piazza del Colosseo. Palatine: entrances at Piazza di S. Maria Nova 53 and Via di S. Gregorio 30. Roman Forum: entrances at Largo Romolo e Remo 5-6 and Piazza di S. Maria Nova 53, tel. 0639967700. 08.30-19.15. Single ticket gives entry to the Colosseum and the Palatine (including the Museo Palatino; last entry one hour before closing). €9. Admission to the Roman Forum is free. Guided tours in English and Italian.

Crypta Balbi # * Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31, tel. 0639967700. Museum dedicated to the Middle Ages on the site of the portico of the Imperial Roman Theatre of Balbus. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Three-day pass combining Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, Baths of Diocletian and Palazzo Altemps, €7. Guided tours in Italian.

Domus Aurea Via della Domus Aurea, tel. 0639967700. The Emperor Nero’s Domus Aurea is currently closed for restoration.

Doria Pamphilj Gallery Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, Via del Corso 305, tel. 066797323. Residence of the Doria Pamphilj family, it contains the family’s private art collection, which includes a portrait by Velasquez, a sculpture by Bernini, plus works by Raphael, Titian, Tintoretto and Caravaggio. 10.00-17.00. €9.


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Museo della Civiltà Romana and Planetarium Piazza G. Agnelli 10, EUR, tel. 060608. Replicas of ancient Roman artifacts, plus the new planetarium and astronomy museum. 09.00-14.00. Mon closed. Planetarium Tues-Fri 20.30-23.30, Sat and Sun 16.3023.30. €6.50 for either the museum or planetarium, €8.50 for both.

Museo dell’Ara Pacis Lungotevere in Augusta, tel. 060608. Home of the Roman altar to peace commissioned by Emperor Caesar Augustus in the 1st century AD. The museum was designed by American architect Richard Meier. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. €6.50.

Palazzo Corsini Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica Via della Lungara 10, tel. 0668802323. National collection of 16th- and 17th-century paintings. 09.00-14.00. Mon closed. €4.

Palazzo Massimo alle Terme # * Largo di Villa Peretti 1, tel. 0639967700. Important Roman paintings, mosaics, sculpture, coins and antiquities from the Museo Nazionale Romano, including the Kircherian collection. 09.00-19.45. Mon closed. Three-day pass combining Crypta Balbi, Baths of Diocletian and Palazzo Altemps, €7. Guided tours in Italian.

Roman Domus on the Celio Clivo di Scauro, tel. 0670454544. Ancient Roman buildings reopened to the public after extensive restoration. 10.00-13.00, 15.00-18.00. Tues-Wed closed. €6.

Museo delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari

Vatican Museums

Piazza G. Marconi 10, EUR, tel. 060608.Traditional Italian tools, crafts, clothing, furniture, musical instruments, jewellery. Tues-Fri 09.00-18.00, Sat-Sun 09.00-20.00. Mon closed. €4. Guided tours in Italian on prior booking.

Viale del Vaticano, tel. 0669883860. Not only the Sistine Chapel but also the Egyptian and Etruscan collections and the Pinacoteca. Mon-Sat 09.00-18.00. Sun (and bank holidays) closed except last Sun of month (free entry, 08.30-12.30). All times refer to last entry, closure 2 hours later. €14. For group tours of the museums and Vatican gardens tel. 0669884667. For private tours (museum only) tel. 0669884947. Closed 26 December and 6 January.

Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO) Via Reggio Emilia 54, tel. 060608. The city’s collection of contemporary art, plus temporary exhibition space. Via Reggio Emilia 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Free entry MACRO Future, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4, tel. 060608. Open for temporary exhibitions only 16.0024.00. Mon closed. Free entry for under 18s and over 65s, normal ticket €4.50. Ticket valid for 7 days.

Vittoriano Piazza Aracoeli, tel. 066991718. Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II and Italian unity. Also Museo Centrale del Risorgimento. 10.00-16.00. Mon closed. Free entry.

3 February 2010

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