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s we write it is hard to know exactly how the latest scandal will play out. We don’t know if civil protection chief Guido Bertolaso, despite the ongoing support of prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, will be forced to resign. We don’t know of what, if anything, the country’s most admired high-profile official is actually guilty. What we do know is that the preliminary results of an investigation into collusion, corruption and bribery by high-ranking civil servants and a group of unscrupulous costruttori (real estate developers) that has been carried out over the last 18 months by the ROS Carabinieri (organised crime branch) on orders from the public prosecutor’s office in Florence has left a sour taste in most people’s mouth. In the first place, it is hard to calculate the psychological effect the accusations against Bertolaso of corruption are bound to have on Italians who were still capable of trusting people in the public sphere. In addition, the particularly sleazy details regarding an encounter allegedly arranged by contract-hungry businessmen for Bertolaso with a Brazilian woman named Monica, whether true or false, are bound to sully the reputation of this highly-experienced civil protection expert forever. Gleaned from phone-tapped conversations (which are not supposed to be published but somehow always seem to find their way into the columns of newspapers), the sordid accounts published in banner headlines make it clear once again (witness the recent sex shenanigans of the prime minister and the former governor of the Lazio region, Piero Marrazzo) that in this country many men in power, even those who don’t take bribes, seem unable to resist the temptations of sex. Secondly, the events that began unfolding on 10 February when the prosecutor of Florence issued four arrest warrants and announced that various other people, including Bertoloso and one major politician from Berlusconi’s Popolo della Libertà, were being investigated for corruption, suggest that the Clean Hands investigation in the 1990s that followed Tangentopoli, the mega-scandal that effectively brought down Italy’s post-war party system, accomplished next to nothing. This is not another Tangentopoli, where it was discovered that kickbacks were being asked by politicians to finance several major political parties. This, in contrast, appears to be a scandal involving kickbacks from, and favours to, businessmen that were geared to personal enrichment and little else. Most of the alleged corruption charges so far appear to be linked to contracts awarded to companies for the buildings and infrastructure designed to host last July’s G8 meeting, originally scheduled on the Sardinian island of La Maddalena and later moved to L’Aquila. All this has brought to light a major anomaly that had gone more or less unnoticed, which is that a section of the civil protection department (which is usually associated with emergencies and natural disasters) called Grandi Eventi (Major Events) is involved in organising events as disparate as the G8 summit, the coming Milan Expo 2015 and the 11 infrastructure projects planned for the 150th anniversary of Italian unity next year. One of the reasons for this is that the government itself knows that bureaucratic procedures in Italy are so arcane and overly complicated that nothing can get done quickly. In an interview published on 14 February by the country’s major economic daily, Il Sole 24 Ore, Bertolaso himself replied to a question on this issue saying: “In a country like ours, where there are no functioning rules and where procedures are largely out of date, in the end everyone – on the left and on the right – calls on us to build highways, railroads, garbage tips, incinerators and so on. Should we say no?....What I wanted was to demonstrate that even in Italy things could be done well and even better than in the private sector.” But the result was to create an enormous structure with enormous responsibilities headed by a man who, whether he sought it or not, wielded, together with his staff, enormous power. And evidently that just cannot work in Italy, a country which as Pier Ferdinando Casini, leader of Unione di Centro, said in mid-February “just has too many thieves”. Wanted in Rome


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eatro S. Carlo in Naples opened its 2010 season in January in a as Bernstein’s Candide, Humperdinck’s Königskinder and Britten’s Peter completely restored opera house. The gold and stucco work in Grimes, and it has reached a sufficient level of preparation and maturity to the main auditorium has been returned to its original splendour be able to face the future with greater awareness and preparedness.” He and now shines so brightly that it hurts the eyes; the painted cloth that goes on: “I am sad to have to leave Naples because it is a great city, for the hangs above the stalls in place of the ceiling has been cleaned and beauty of its historic centre and the heart and warmth of its residents. I will restored to show the bright colours of old; and the parquet flooring, velcertainly come back to S. Carlo to conduct in future and to see the friends vet upholstery and seating have been renewed (the old chairs have been I have made during my time here, because Naples is now part of my life.” put on sale to the delight of aficionados, who have been all too happy Tate took his leave with a new production of Mozart’s La Clemenza di to take home a souvenir of the “old” opera house). Tito (27 January-4 February), the opera with which he made his debut at The first positive result has been the improvement of the acoustics, supCovent Garden in London. The conductor says of the work, composed ported further by the recovery of a large circular area directly beneath the after the bulk of the Magic Flute, Mozart’s final opera, had already been centre of the stalls that serves as an additional resonance chamber (the space written: “It is pure melody; the arias are beautiful and very simple in their will also be used as a second foyer and as a conference room and auditoriconstruction, as is the orchestral accompaniment, unlike in the Da Ponte um for chamber music concerts). During a private visit to the theatre a few trilogy where it is rather complicated. It is not unjustified to say that in this days before the official opening, Italian conductor work Mozart approaches neoclassicism and sets out Riccardo Muti played a few notes on a piano on the The English conductor on an untrodden path with unusual and original openstage before turning to his audience in a show of satings for the future; it is only a pity that he died three steps down from isfaction and emotion at the quality of the sound. months later, leaving us to imagine what his genius The stage has also been given an overhaul and might have gone on to produce.” the podium at Teatro now rivals facilities at the most modern theatres in La Clemenza di Tito marked a turning point for Europe, with avant-garde electrics and lighting and the theatre, as could be seen by the way it was premachinery that allows for the use of imposing sets S. Carlo after five years sented, with direction by Luca Ronconi, sets by and rapid scene changes. Last but not least, a Margherita Palli and costumes by Emanuel Ungaro, rehearsal room has been created out of an old storeroom and rubbish who used the new technology to the full and with excellent results. Tate dump; it is as big as the stage itself and the largest in Europe. was also pleased with the staging as it reflected his conception of lyric theAt the end of 2007 the San Carlo – dating to 1737 and the oldest funcatre as being “a creative and vital space, open to experimentation, always tioning theatre in Europe – found itself in deep water with debts of €16 in ferment, thanks to artists such as Ronconi, who do not stop at tradition million and was put into compulsory administration; however, the special or follow tired and conventional patterns. He and I share the need never to administrator Salvatore Nastasi has managed to prevent it from closing, be satisfied, to swim against the tide and always to look for new and interhave it restored in record time and stage two seasons, albeit in reduced esting things to say in order to advance theatre and lyric opera, which form. He has been supported in his efforts by the two programming assiswould otherwise remain as museum pieces. My only regret is that I have tants, Gianni Tangucci and Cesare Mazzonis, and by the musical direcworked with Ronconi only now, instead of 30 years ago when we were tor, the English conductor Jeffrey Tate. Born in Salisbury, this illustrious both more outrageous, with more ideas and more life to spread liberally.” musician became musical director in 2005 and conducted his last opera Naples’ opera theatre is now ready to resume normal production and at the theatre early this year, although his contract officially ends in June. to reclaim its place among the leading opera houses. Nastasi will remain Tate gives a positive overall assessment of the last five years, despite in post until the end of the season in June, after which a new board of what he describes as “the difficulty and edginess of the last two years of directors will be appointed. This will then have the task of electing a new compulsory administration and the added complication of the language, superintendent and musical director. 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Music, the food of love Long-term music goer and old timer American ex-pat Jason Lamont suggests looking beyond the historic centre for the authentic Roman music scene. He recommends checking the local daily newspaper Il Messaggero and going to neighbourhoods such as S. Lorenzo and Pigneto, and to venues such as Init Club Roma and Il Circolo degli Artisti in the Casilino area. However, he agrees that, besides the legendary Big Mama Club in Trastevere, in the historic centre live music is hard to find. Il Pentagrappolo, a charming wine bar near the Colosseum, is one place that guarantees live music every weekend. With live vocalists and jazz instrumentals every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night from 22.00-24.00, the venue attracts a sophisticated crowd. Employee and wine expert Lorenzo Grasso explains that the bar has a monthly contract for live music and therefore requires customers to pay €10 minimum. With only six tables in an intimate space, the problem of economics continues to present itself. However Il Pentagrappolo is one of the few venues within the ancient city walls committed to the love Theresa Potenza story between music and food. uke Orsino in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night famously notes: “If Another place in which to find music integrated with other art forms music be the food of love, play on.” However, there is less than is the Elefunk Club near Piazza Navona. This underground bar attracts an a love affair happening between music and the city of Rome. Italian and international crowd of trendy 20 and 30 somethings. Owner Unfortunately for musical artists in the Eternal City, music is not, well, Flavio Consolini agrees that live music is not much in fashion in Rome food and the live music scene leaves much to be desired in the historic and he opened this bar to create an atmosphere inspired by a visit to downcentre. Yet some international musicians are at work with local busitown Manhattan. The scene is vintage, with music on vinyl records played nesses to create something new. Musical artists such as Tom Shaker and five nights a week. In addition, the bar offers local musicians a place to the Cats and the Inbred Knucklehead feed the appetites of lovers and present their talent twice a month, when tourists and Rome residents have friends, while creating a music scene that is simultaneously and fashan opportunity to hear live local music without having to travel outside the ionably avant-garde and retro-garde. city centre (or to another city). Visual artists can also Shaker, from the United States, has been perThe live music scene display their art and photographs in the venue, which forming jazz in Rome for five years. He says bureaudoubles as an exhibition space. cracy is partly to blame for the struggling music Perhaps the most inspirational music story is in Rome leaves much scene in the city, impacting on venues that are put off that of the Inbred Knucklehead, which is committo be desired, but by licensing costs and the fear of being denounced ted not only to preserving the art of music, but to by the Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori (SIAE) creating something revolutionary for the music a handful of bands and if they do not pay. SIAE is designed to protect artists’ scene in Rome. The “Inbred” part of the band’s rights; however, Shaker believes it protects more the venues are beginning name comes from the fusion of styles and talents it interests of bureaucrats. He also says producing practices. With musical artists from Sweden, Italy to make their mark music in the centre of Rome is not cost-effective; and the United States, it combines jazz, country, hosting a live music event in a hotel or bar boils death metal, rap and anything that you have ever down to an administrative hassle full of daunting paperwork and unreaheard from any generation, to create a scene that inspires you to dance. sonable royalty fees. Italians would rather eat than drink, so bars rarely get The band also succeeds in bringing together a myriad of people, pera return on investing in live musicians that attract clients. Shaker says: “A forming at places such as Druids Rock, Conte Testaccio and Sensus person would have to drink five bottles of Scotch in order to make it Tabernae. Lead singer Mike Botula says he wants to “change the music worthwhile to have music in the lobby of a five-star hotel.” As a result, scene here and inspire other bands to focus on innovation.” many musicians perform for free, which consequently affects production For more on Tom Shaker and the Cats see: and promotion. Shaker has played in music hubs such as Hollywood, NYC and Chicago and loves performing in Rome. He says: “It breaks my For more on the Inbred Knucklehead see: heart that parts of the puzzle are here for music lovers, but it can’t be If you want to visit Il Pentagrappolo see: realised.” For now he plays his George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and For music, art and parties at Elefunk Club see: Dean Martin-inspired tunes mostly at private parties but he hopes to fight Big Mama, Vicolo di S. Francesco a Ripa 18, tel. 065812551, the bureaucratic battle and resume weekly performances at places such as Il Pentagrappolo, Gregory’s Jazz Club and Casa del Jazz. Casa del Jazz, Viale di Porta Ardeatina 55, tel. 06704731, Other local musicians lament the lack of advertising for music in Il Circolo Degli Artisti, Via Casilina Vecchia 42, tel. 0670305684, Rome. There are the weekly magazines Roma C’è and Trova Roma (the latter published by Gruppo Espresso and distributed with the Gregory’s Jazz Club, Via Gregoriana 54a, tel. 066796386, Thursday edition of La Repubblica newspaper), but there is nothing along the lines of the New Yorker for example. Nor is there enough Init Club, Via della Stazione Tuscolana 100, tel. 0697277724, advertising in English for the international community in Rome that might be interested in going to a show. The drummer for the Inbred Knucklehead, Dario Sacco. Photo by Paul Scalia.


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Since 1911, 8 March has been International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate women’s achievements all over the world. This day is celebrated as Festa della Donna in Italy, and the traditional gift is a bunch of mimosas. Throughout Italy state-run museums are open to women on 6-7 March (a weekend) free of charge as a way of celebrating women who have contributed to all the arts. In Rome, the Professional Women’s Association, an international networking organisation, is marking the occasion on 7 March with a trip to a production of Abelardo e Eloisa Prigionieri d’Amore, based on the tragic love story of the 12th-century French intellectuals Pierre Abelard and Heloise, at the Basilica di S. Elia in Castel S. Elia near Viterbo and a mediaeval-themed dinner afterwards. For more information, contact

Put on your dancing shoes for an evening of Scottish dancing on 6 March at St Andrew’s Church. Open to all, the evening kicks off at 20.00, and you are invited to donate €10 with proceeds going to the Samaritans. St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Via XX Settembre 7, tel. 064827627,

Happy Hours for biodiversity Iguanas, shrews, bears and bats are some of the unlikely stars of a series of talks being held at Rome’s Bioparco in the gardens of Villa Borghese. From March through June the zoo is holding Happy Hours with experts in their field, addressing the theme of biodiversity. On 11 March Marco Bologna from the Università Roma Tre will answer questions on the significance of wildlife exploration in the next millennium, and on 25 March Francesco Roverro of the Museo di Trento will discuss the biodiversity of Tanzania’s rainforests. All events are free and start at 18.00 but must be booked in advance. For more information, go to or tel. 0667109270. Museo Civico di Zoologia, Via Ulisse Aldrovandi 18.

B&B weekend Still in the throes of a global recession, there’s never been a better time to ditch high-end hotels with their high-end prices and discover the charm of the B&B. It may be a quintessentially British “thing”, but the format of the good old B&B has spread and the first weekend in March is Italian B&B Day, when anyone booking two nights or more over the weekend gets the Saturday night free. Over 9,000 B&Bs throughout Italy are taking part. The website, in English and Italian, has listings of all participating establishments and allows you to refine your search by region or city. Or you can check it out on Facebook, where owners have uploaded plenty of images to whet your appetite. For more complete listings of B&Bs in Italy, go to If you like the whole B&B experience and appreciate honest, plain-speaking recommendations, also try Alistair Sawdays Special Places to Stay at, which has over 200 B&B listings in Italy. 8

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Lenten Rice Bowl This year the annual Rice Bowl charity initiative organised during Lent by Churches Together in Rome, the umbrella organisation for the English-speaking Christian community in the city, is in favour of St Joseph Orphanage in Roxas City in the Philippines. People are asked to forego one meal a week and donate the money saved to the appeal. The funds will be used to carry out repairs and buy furniture and equipment for the orphanage, which cares for abused, neglected, abandoned or orphaned girls and has a feeding programme for local schoolchildren and disadvantaged members of the wider community. St Andrew’s Church in Via XX Settembre 7 is hosting a quiz night for the Rice Bowl appeal on 19 March at 19.30. For more information go to or tel. 064827627. Last year’s Rice Bowl appeal raised €25,000 to buy rice for orphans in the Maseno area in western Kenya.

Black tie for St Patrick Don’t forget that 17 March is St Patrick’s Day, when the Guinness will be flowing all over town. To celebrate, the Irish Club of Rome is holding its annual glamorous black-tie event, the Celtic Ball, at the Grand Hotel Parco dei Principi on 13 March. A champagne reception starts the evening at 19.30, followed by a fivecourse dinner and Irish music. A raffle on the night will raise funds for victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti. Tickets for the event are €85, and reservations need to be made in advance at, or visit for more information. In further celebration of Irish culture, the Università Popolare di Roma (UPTER) is holding its second annual Irish Day on 14 March, which will include Irish film, literature, music and song. For more information, go to

Tweet goes the British embassy The British embassy in Rome has launched itself on the fashionable information sharing and micro-blogging website Posted on the site is the embassy’s latest news and information and video feeds in English and Italian and, should you so desire, you can share your thoughts right back at them. It may be easier to post a response than to send a snippy email but remember that once you hit enter it’s all in the public domain... For more information, go to, or if you prefer the bog standard web go to

A poem for Keats and Shelley The closing date for this year’s Keats-Shelley House poetry prize for the city’s schoolchildren is 7 May. The annual prize is awarded by the museum – which holds a library of work by British Romantic poets, manuscripts and first editions of the work of Keats, Shelley and Byron – in three age categories in both English and Italian. This year’s themes are Ice Age or Magic Box for ages 5 to 9, Hero or Time Travel for ages 10 to 13 and Echo or Emancipation for ages 14 to 18. All entries must be authenticated by a teacher and attached to an official entry form. For more information, contact your child’s school or go to The winners will be announced in late May.

Lenten retreat If you’d like to undertake a retreat before Easter, the Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas is offering the Patrick and Mary Dorgan 2010 Memorial Series Lenten Retreat Weekend from 5 to 7 March with Reverend Timothy Costello at the Casa di Esercizi Spirituali of the Passionist Fathers. For more information, go to or tel. 067726761. The Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas, Largo della Sanità Militare 60.

Who’s for a quiz? The weekly Rome Pub Quiz continues to test our in-depth knowledge of music, film, sport, pop culture, history, literature and science. Visit for updates and league tables.

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COLOSSEUM. 115 sqm, newly renovated, 3 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, large closet, 2 entrances, parquet flooring. Ref 1109. Tel. 063212341. CORSO FRANCIA - PONTE MILVIO. Short, medium, or long term. Sunny, fully furnished apartment, living room/kitchen, bathroom, large bedroom, 60 sqm, 4th floor, lift, good bus service, English landlady. €1.200 monthly, visible now, free from 22 Feb. Tel. Mrs Pasqua 063332557, 338 / 3606849, email: CORSO FRANCIA. Sunny apartment, 2nd floor, living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, balcony, completely furnished. €800. Tel. 335 / 8413369. CORTINA D’AMPEZZO. Renovated, bright, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, panoramic terrace, doorman, garage. Ref 774/678. Tel. 063212341. CRISTOFORO COLOMBO GARBATELLA. Living room, 2 bedrooms, guest room, furnished, balconies. €1.500. Tel. 065813452, EUR - CENTRE VIA DEGLI URALI. In elegant condominium, apartment with living room, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and hanging garden with a lake view. Completely furnished, autonomous heating, A/C. €1.800. English spoken and personalized client assistance. Tel. 065919125, EUR - CENTRE VIALE EUROPA. 5th floor, in 60’s building, large living room with fireplace, 2 bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, completely furnished, 2 balconies, central heating. €2.000. English spoken and personalized client assistance. Tel. 065919125, EUR - CENTRO AMERICA. Prestigious condominium, doorman, lake view, restored, 80 sqm, open space, furnished, equipped, sky, plasma TV, adsl, A/C. €1.800. English spoken and personalized client assistance. Tel. 065919125, EUR - GIORDANO. Prestigious, restored, refined, living room, study, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, large terrace, balcony, 2 parking places, furnished kitchen and bathrooms, built-in closets. €4.000. English spoken and personalized client assistance. Tel. 065919125,

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EUR - GUIDO DA RUGGERO. 130 sqm apartment, 2nd floor, furnished, living room, 2 bedrooms, small bedroom, 2 bathrooms, large terrace. €1.800. English spoken and personalized client assistance.Tel. 065919125, EUR - INFERNETTO - PARCHI DELLA COLOMBO. 4-family villa, 180 sqm, 3 levels, in residential complex, living room, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, hobby room, kitchen corner, fireplace, garden, patio, 2 parking places, unfurnished. €2.000. English spoken and personalized client assistance. Tel. 065919125, EUR - MOSTACCIANO - VIVANTI. Attic and superattic, living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, terraces, garage, unfurnished. €2.000. English spoken and personalized client assistance. €2.000. Tel. 065919125, EUR - NEAR METRO. Beautiful mansard, semi-furnished, suitable for single or couple, 3 rooms, kitchen, bathroom, fitted closets, A/C, perfect condition. €1.400. Tel. 339 / 3421012, 065037468. EUR - NEAR METRO. Comfortable apartment, 4 bedrooms, living room, 3 bathrooms, perfect condition, private garden, storage room, garage. €2.500. Tel. 065037468, 339 / 3421012. EUR - PAVESE. Overlooking greenery, living room, 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, large terraces, furnished, autonomous heating, A/C, garage. €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 refinished, furnished, living room, 3 bedrooms, wardrobe, 2 bathrooms, laundry room, kitchen, 2 large terraces, barbeque, garage. €2.000, 18 month contract. English spoken and personalized client assistance. Tel. 065919125, EUR - S. PETER AND PAOLO. Superattic, living room, bedroom, study, bathroom, furnished kitchen, completely restored, large terrace, 200 sqm, unfurnished. Only for referenced clients. €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. 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. €1.300. 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 - VIA POGGIO AMENO. Truly amazing! Furnished, living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, live-in kitchen, balcony with nice view. €1.800. Tel. Fidia immobiliare 0639736426, EUR - VIALE EGEO. Newly renovated, prestigious, 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 / dining room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, terraces and parking. €1.700. 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. 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 closet, kitchen, 4 bathrooms, patio, 100-sqm garden. Tel. 0654649582, EUR. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, 2 terraces, parking. Ref 962/670/562/168. Tel. 063212341. EUR. Mostacciano, Torrino, Laurentina, elegant apartments, furnished or unfurnished, nice compounds. Tel. 0652205391, EUR. 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, furnished kitchen, private garden, balconies, garage. €2.200, plus expenses. Other 280 sqm. €3.500. Tel. Genesi 0637517066, FLAMINIO. 60 sqm, furnished, 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, high sunny floor, quiet, near centre. Ref 882. Tel. 063212341. FLAMINIO. Spacious, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living / dining room, balcony, study, elevator. Refs 1098. Tel. 063212341. GARBATELLA. 110 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, separate dining room, parking, parquet, bright. Ref 549. Tel. 063212341. HISTORIC CENTRE - CAMPO DE’ FIORI. Elegant, fully furnished apartment, 80 sqm, 1 double bedroom, other single bedroom, 2 bathrooms, living / dining room. €1.800 monthly. Tel. Edwards 068610871. HISTORIC CENTRE - MONTI. Charming apartment, very quiet, close to Fori Imperiali, Colosseum, Monti, completely renovated and fully furnished. €1.100 monthly. The 48-sqm flat offers a living / dining room, a charming double bedroom and bathroom, microwave, highspeed internet, air conditioning, 2nd floor, no lift, SatTV, fully equipped kitchenette. Available from 1 April. Tel. Frank +39 0683398444.

HISTORIC CENTRE - MONTI. Well restored, 2 bedroom apartment, furnished or unfurnished, old Rome charm. Metro B Cavour. €1.500. Tel. 065813452, HISTORIC CENTRE. Characteristic, 140 sqm, vast living / dining room, fireplace, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, furnished kitchen. Tel. Edwards 068610871, HISTORIC CENTRE. Near Colosseum, top floor (3rd), no lift, newly renovated, furnished, entrance, living / dining room, 1 bedroom, 1 large bathroom, fully equipped kitchen. €1.600. Other: S. Giovanni, 5th floor with lift, entrance, study, living / dining room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, balcony. Tel. 065296634, 335 / 8123428. 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 duration of your contract. Tel. 0654211074, 0659299101, LARGO ARGENTINA. Renovated, 3 bedrooms, living room, dining room, study, high ceilings. Ref 1092. Tel. 063212341. MANZONI - VIA CONTE VERDE. Furnished apartment, 100 sqm, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, 10 sqm terrace, storage. Ref 20. Tel. 0654211074,

MLD CASSIA - TOMBA DI NERONE. Elegant complex, 24 hour guard, immersed in greenery, completely restored, large entrance, living room, 3 double bedrooms, 1 small bedroom, 3 bathrooms, live-in kitchen, large terraces, parking box, semi-furnished. €2.500. Tel. 065916760, MLD CORTINA D’AMPEZZO. Very prestigious apartment, triple living room, dining room, 4 bedrooms, study, 4 bathrooms, kitchen, equipped terraces, 2 annexed studio apartments, double garage box, semi-furnished. €5.000 unfurnished or €6.000 furnished. Tel. 345 / 8426096, MLD EUR - PIAZZALE ARDIGO’. New building, upper floor, sunny, living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, large terrace, furnished, parking box. €1.200. Tel. 345 / 8426096, MLD EUR - TORRINO NORD. In elegant complex with pool, living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, terrace, parking box, semi-furnished. €1.300. Other, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, large terrace, garage, furnished. €1.600. Tel. 345 / 8426096, MLD HISTORIC CENTRE - MONTI. Very nicely restored, living room, large hall, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, finely and elegantly furnished, autonomous heating, air conditioning. €1.600. Tel. 345 / 8426096, MLD PRATI FISCALI - VIA SOVERETO. Elegant complex, condominium swimming pool, restored, large living room, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, equipped kitchen, balconies, unfurnished, parking. €2.500. Other, living room, 3 bedrooms, unfurnished. €1.700. Tel. 065916760, MLD TRASTEVERE - CLOSE TO STATION. In period building, lift, upper floor, 3 bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom, unfurnished. €1.500. Tel. 345 / 8426096, MONTEVERDE - FONTEIANA. Well furnished, living room, bedroom. €850. Also Portuense, penthouse, terrace, living room, 2 bedrooms, unfurnished, available April. €980. Tel. 065813452. MONTEVERDE VECCHIO / PARK SCIARRA. Very special newly restored garden apartment, well furnished, living room, 1 bedroom, shower, bathroom, terrace. €950. Tel. 065813452,

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Your Real Estate Service in Rome Assistance in English and German Tel. 068419827 MONTEVERDE. Furnished and restored apartment, 65 sqm, 3rd floor, living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, balconies. €1.200, Ref 59. Tel. 0654211074, MONTEVERDE. 80 sqm, top floor with terrace, semi-furnished, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, furnished kitchen. Tel. Property International 0657284503,, MONTI - BACCINA (693). Renovated furnished apartment, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate equipped kitchen. €2.600 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 - 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 studio apartment, bathroom, kitchen, living room, parquet flooring, A/C. Refs 803/1085. Tel. 063212341. MONTIPARIOLI. Beautiful apartment, redecorated, vast living / dining room, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, large balcony, furnished kitchen, car-port. Tel. Edwards 068610871,

NEAR VILLA ADA. Sunny, furnished, 1 bedroom apartment for rent by owner. Quiet, ground floor, overlooking courtyard. Freshly painted entrance, living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. €1.200 per month + utilities. References required. Tel. 348 / 7236244 after 16.00, English. Spanish, French spoken. NOMENTANA - NEAR VIA MAES. Perfectly restored, furnished, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, small bedroom, large balcony. €1.500. Tel. Fidia immobiliare 0639736426, OLGIATA. Beautiful Casale 700 sqm, living / dining room, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen, hobby room, 6.000 sqm garden, swimming pool. Tel. 339 / 6804787. 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, OLGIATA. Beautifully refurbished villa, with park, swimming pool, 5 bedrooms, living room, dining room, family room, large beautiful kitchen, semi-furnished. €7.000. Tel. Genesi 0637517066, PANTHEON. Furnished, 1 bedroom, in historic building, living room, kitchenette, bathroom. Ref 190. Tel. 063212341. PANTHEON. Charming split level, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, parquet flooring, sunny, silent. Ref 198. Tel. 063212341. PARIOLI. Beautifully renovated, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, parquet floors, kitchen, quiet, sunny, parking. Refs 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. POPOLO. 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room, kitchen, private terrace. Refs 1110, 861. Tel. 063212341. PRATI - NEAR VATICAN. Unfurnished attic, perfectly restored, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, live-in kitchen, terrace. €2.300. Tel. Fidia immobiliare 0639736426, PRATI. Penthouse flat with large, panoramic terrace, 1 bedroom, study, small bedroom, 2 bathrooms, unfurnished. €2.500. Tel. Live In It 0668135740,

PRATI. Delightful small attic, restored, semi-furnished, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathrooms, terrace. €1.500, available July 1st. Tel. Fidia Immobiliare 0639736426, PRATI. 120 sqm, furnished, 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom. High, sunny floor with lift. Ref 212. Tel. 063212341. QUIRINALE - VIMINALE (624). Renovated, 95 sqm, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living / dining room, open fully equipped kitchen, terrace. €2.800 monthly. Tel. At Home 0632120102, 328 / 6942691 Katia Bosco, 349 / 5907149 Sabrina Cosi, REALESTATE INTERNATIONAL IN ROME. Renting to Multinational Companies and Private Professionals. Offers the most beautiful apartments in Rome. Qualified Professionals Qualified Service. Tel. 0668309050, 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. 335 / 7713580. S. GIOVANNI - NEAR METRO. Furnished apartment, panoramic, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, balcony, bathroom, also short lets. Tel. 320 / 9208791. S. GIOVANNI. Furnished, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, living room, parquet floors, near Colosseum. Ref 983, 912. Tel. 063212341 S. GIOVANNI. 120 sqm, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, terrace, elevator, doorman, near metro, FAO. Ref 298. Tel. 063212341. SPAGNA - MARGUTTA. 160 sqm, entrance, living room, dining room, large kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, parquet floors. Ref 154. Tel. 063212341. SPAGNA. Spacious, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, high ceilings, small terrace, bright, air conditioning. Ref 1116. Tel. 063212341. SPAGNA. Beautifully furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, parquet floors, views of piazza. Ref 1074. Tel. 063212341. 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. In the heart of Trastevere, S. Cosimato, cozy apartment to rent for long and short periods. 4th floor, dining room with comfortable kitchen corner, bathroom, bedroom with balcony, furnished, air-conditioning, heater, TV. €1.100 monthly. Tel. 328 / 0999765. TRASTEVERE. Renovated, spacious 1 bedroom, study, living room, new kitchen and bathroom. Ref 1100, 1106. Tel. 063212341. TRASTEVERE. Charming townhouse, furnished or unfurnished, 2 bedrooms, private garden, country atmosphere. €1.900. Also Monteverde Vecchio / Via Poerio, penthouse, terrace, marvellous view over Rome, unfurnished, 2 bedrooms. €2.200. Tel. 065813452, TRIESTE - COPPEDE. Quiet, 3rd floor with lift, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, small bedroom, terrace, condominium. €2.600. Tel. Fidia Immobiliare 0639736426, TRIESTE. 300 sqm, 3rd floor, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 maid’s rooms with bathroom, balconies, parking space, restored, Tel. 068419827, for photos 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 FRATTINA - ENGEL & VOELKERS. Located on the 3rd and top floor of a XIX century building, this charming 130 sqm apartment is composed of entrance, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Can be rented furnished or unfurnished. Tel. 066798810, VIA MARGUTTA. Ex artist’s studio, charming loft in the heart of Rome. Picturesque, 2 bedrooms. €4.500. Tel. Live In It 0668135740, 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, bright, 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. 250 sqm, bright, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, spacious living room, dining room, terrace, quiet, swimming pool. Refs 653. Tel. 063212341. VILLA - GROTTAROSSA. Independent villa - 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, patio, storage unit, garden, parking. €2.400 month negotiable. Email: 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,

Bed & Breakfast NAVONA. Antique art gallery, now charming flats. Super location, quiet, cosy. Sleeps 8 people, air conditioning, WIFI. Tel. 347 / 3884032,,

Holiday Accommodation WEEK END - SABINA NAZZANO ROMANO. Charming self-catering country house, Tevere, Farfa park, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, sleeps up to 12, fireplace, verandas, BBQ, ping pong, wonderful place. Minimum rental 3 nights. €800 final cleaning not included, €100.

Property for Sale in Town BEAUTIFUL APARTMENT CASSIA AREA. For sale due to relocation, 135 sqm, owned by family of lawyers with 2 kids, in a park with playground and tennis court and guardian, close to Giustiniana station: 3 big bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, nice fully equipped kitchen (to be left to buyer), big living room, armoires, balconies, garage included in price. Perfectly refurbished, no works needed. No agencies. Tel. 335 / 7203894 Mrs Gabriella. CLOSE TO PIAZZA FARNESE. Apartment in historic building, 60 sqm, perfectly restored with high quality materials. €680.000. Tel. Live In It 0668135740, EUR - MOSTACCIANO - ENGEL & VOELKERS. This enchanting apartment of 200 sqm with 2 independent entrances and a garden of 600 sqm is based on 2 levels and composed of triple living room, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, hobby room, terrace, garage, cellar. Tel. 066798810,

PORTO TURISTICO DI ROMA. 4 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, hallway, surrounded by balconies, sea view, furnishings included, very interesting. €410.000. Tel. 349 / 8514436. VELLETRI - ENGEL & VOELKERS. Located in ‘contrada Aria Fina’, this panoramic 340 sqm villa is made from an old fashioned structure with beautiful and exclusive original tiles, panelled ceilings and original beams, 5 bedrooms, tavern, large park, solar system. Tel. 066798810, VIA DEL CASALETTO. In elegant compound with doorman, special, 1st floor with garden and terrace, double entrance, living room, 2 bedrooms, 1 small bedroom, live-in kitchen, 3 bathrooms. €1.300.000. Tel. 0653273466. VIA DEL GESÙ - ENGEL & VOELKERS. Located in the heart of Rione Pigna, on the 2nd floor of an historic building, this charming apartment of 35 sqm is composed of entrance, kitchen, living room, loft bedroom, bath with shower. Tel. 066798810,

Property for Sale out of Town 25 KM FROM ROME. 2 storey country house, 200 sqm, land of 5.125 sqm. €290.000. Tel. Live In It 0668135740, ARGENTARIO. In historic centre of Giglio Porto, unusual 90 sqm apartment on 3 levels, including living room with kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom with shower, small attic room with fabulous sea views. Private sale. Tel. 339 / 4041240, 340 / 6903793, 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 BARBERINI - VIA VENETO. Single room, double bed. Sharing verdant terrace, bathroom, live kitchen. €600 all included. Cleaning common spaces 1 per week, internet wireless.

COLOSSEO. Single room double bed sharing bathroom and kitchen, wi-fi, laundry/linen/dishes done by the renter, only male, non-Europeans welcome, overnight guests accepted. Look up on, Colosseo. €750 monthly. Tel. 335 / 8450821, LARGE BRIGHT ROOM. Metro B Garbatella, 2 stops from FAO, kitchen, washing machine, free internet. €500 monthly expenses included. Tel. 065140512 - 347 / 8588544, LUNGARA - TRASTEVERE. Large room with private bathroom in apartment, equipped with every comfort, near Via della Lungara. €850 expenses included. Tel. 339 / 7857565. S. MARIA MAGGIORE. Single room available immediately, near Metro A/B, shared kitchen, bathroom, and washing machine. Tel. 338 / 7911289.

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TRASTEVERE. Bedroom, living room, all inclusive, 4 adults max, cycle park, TV, internet wireless. Tel. 339 / 6149317,

Jobs Vacant ENGLISH TEACHERS. Mother tongue required all year, Rome. Apply at Jobs page or tel. 0643419069 only if no internet. 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 FREELANCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS required, general English, business English and legal English courses, applicants must have working papers, relevant qualifications and experience. Send CV to Tel. 0669792112, 348 / 8876577.

APARTMENTS, HOUSES. Linen service, minimum deposit. Tel. 0648930557, tel. / fax 0648976525 office hours,,

LANGUAGE INSTITUTE. Well-established private language institute in Rome wishing to expand its activity, seeks teachers/partners. Email:

CAMPO DE’ FIORI - SPAGNA NAVONA. Pantheon, Trastevere, Prati. Fully-furnished apartments, 1 week minimum. Many other possiblities. Tel. / fax 0648905897,,

MOVIE AND U.S. CELEBRITY JOURNALIST at seafront office, great earlier results, needs extra help, pleasant work setting, wage negotiable. Tel. 0665088152, 388 / 1052956. QUALIFIED, NATIVE, ROME-BASED EFL TEACHER. With experience, urgently required for kids and adult courses. Good pay rate. Tel. 0633220960, RELO & IMMIGRATION ASSOCIATE. Principal Relocation Company, Italy’s premier relocation company, seeks a motivated, focused and goal/detail oriented individual to work as a Relocation & Immigration Associate. Experience in the field of relocation, immigration and/or real estate is an advantage. Mother tongue Italian with fluent English is essential. Please send your CV and photo to with reference RIA-RM as the subject. Place of work: Mentana. Only applicants already resident in Rome will be considered. TEFL TEACHERS. Byron Language Development is looking for teachers with Business English experience. Teaching qualification essential. Professional environment, teacher workshops and real possibilities to develop in the TEFL field. Enquiries from Rome residents only please. For more info 0642873419, CVs to

COLOSSEUM. Top-quality penthouse apartment. 2 very panoramic terraces and balconies, breathtaking view, 3 bedrooms. €15.000 per month. Tel. Live In It 0668135740, 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. w w w. r o m e swe e t h o m e. c o m , Tel. 335 / 7713580.

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Accommodation Wanted ANY ROOM IN PIRAMID/TESTAC AREA? Hi! I’m an Italian teacher and flautist looking for a room with foreigners too 300/350e, Thanks! FORMER PROFESSIONAL LADY seeks cozy apartment with pleasant view, 2-3 rooms, max 1.200, central, on metro B, also Piramide, Testaccio, Monteverde. Tel. 0651962872. WANTING TO BUY FLAT in Rome centre or Piazza Mazzini, around 110 sqm, upper floors, with lift, small terrace, preferably to remodel. Tel. Mitchell 063729023.

Animals GORGEOUS PUPPIES. ‘Flora’, abandoned with 6 puppies, shepherd type (2M), Maremmano (2M, 1F), white with black markings (1F)., fotos/info, tel. 347 / 8024581. PET SITTER. Experienced house and pet sitter, dog walker, available for Rome Centre. Tel. Darteo 339 / 3463433. 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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10 DAYS X 10 EUROS BIKRAM YOGA. Sweat, laugh and do more for your health and body than you ever imagined possible! English classes available. CERFONTAINE - VIA DEI GRACCHI 17A. Stock clearance silks, linens, cashmires, cottons, till end of February. Great quality at small prices. CONFERENCE 20/03/10 ST. GEORGE’S. “Focus on the Family: Building Resiliency in our Kids”. St. George’s School. 65 euros. Tel. 063086001, GREAT BOOK CLUB!, Saturday 6 March 5pm we discuss A Heart So White by Javier Marias. Contact Jeannie 069456447. TABLE-TOP SALE. (Indoor car-boot sale) March 18th. For information and to book tables: Sara 333 / 8466820.

Exchanges ENGLISH AND FRENCH. I would like to further my education or polish my English and French. Free exchange. Tel. 327 / 5731181. ITALIAN MAN, 41, looking for English speaking lady for conversation exchange and friendship. Tel. 329/0135214. ITALIAN-ENGLISH EXCHANGE. We’re a 30-year-old couple. We need to improve our English. We can help you with your Italian. ITALIAN / ENGLISH EXCHANGE. I’m 21 I’m Michelangelo I’m Italian I’m looking for English person to improve my English My e-mail is

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,, 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 BIODANZA SESSIONS. Moving Dancing Socialising and Enjoying! Come and try a free Biodanza session on Saturday 20th 18-20. Info:; 347 / 0472237. DIETITIAN & NUTRITIONIST. Accredited Australian Dietitian. Specialised in weight loss, coeliacs, intolerances, IBS, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gastro-disorders, sports, pregnancy / lactation and children. Mob: 349 / 4472452. MASSAGE AT YOUR HOME HOTEL. Oriental masseur 7/24 Expert Cellulitis Total Relax, women 30/H. men: 60/H. Tel. 347 / 7244003. MYOPIA PREVENTION. Preventing myopia worsening in children and teens. Dott. Alessandro Mugnai 333 / 7501605, 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. POWER LIVES COACHING. Create a life plan and achieve your goals with a renowned life-coach. Tel. 339 / 3332547, PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE. Professional Massage offered also during the weekend at your place too. Price from 70 euros. Contact: 327 / 8334404. PSYCHOLOGIST AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST. Bilingual Psychologist and Psychotherapist. Specialized in Relational Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Counseling, Cultural adjustment. Dr. Sara Mirabelli. Viale Libia 4. Cell. 339 / 3681493. ROME MASSAGE. Rome black man Oriental Oil Massage Men €60/h Women €30/h. Tel. +39 347 / 7244003. THAI MASSAGE. Traditional or relaxing with oil by man with certificate in Thailand. At your home. Cell. 338 / 7967377. WHAT ARE YOUR EMOTIONS SAYING? You might need to re-balance. Hear Gio’s guest, Dena Saxer. click “audio”. YOGA. Private, prenatal, small groups in Trastevere. Tel. 065803377,

Household Sales BEDROOM IN RATTAN. Two chests of drawers, 5 drawers each, headboard for double bed, 2 nightstands. like new. €150. E-mail or call 333 / 6582965. BELSTAFF JACKET. Belstaff Jacket selling for 50 euros, ELECTRIC CLOTHES DRYER. Electric Clothes Dryer 24” Not new Free Standing Compact 5 Kg 7 Cycles Dual Motor 54x84x59 cm Ignis AWL 210 0624404276 U-haul €125. MOVE FORCES SALE OF white 3 Seater Sofa, Coffee Table, Sofa Bed, Wardrobe + Shelves, v. good condition, less than 2 years old, all 50 %+ off RRP. All offers considered, tel. 346 / 8819882, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. National Geographic magazine, complete collection, excellent condition, January 1992 to December 2002, July 1995 missing. Contact 347 / 7020772, OLD AMERICA. Original (bought in USA) table with 4 chairs sell for Euro 700. Pictures available on request. TABLE-TOP SALE. (Indoor car-boot sale) March 18th. For information and to book tables: Sara 333 / 8466820. TELEVISION AND CABINET. Sony 29” colour TV metallic silver 5 years old perfect condition with matching cabinet for VCR, etc. €150. E-mail or call 333 / 6582965.

Jobs Wanted ANY JOB. Man 35 educated, looking for any job, has experience in hotel industry etc. With work permit, speaks English, Italian. Tel. 389 / 9818703. 43 YEAR OLD TEACHER looking for housekeeping or babysitting work. Tel. 329 / 6156946. AMERICAN COUPLE LOOKING FOR JOBS. American couple recently graduated from university looking to live / work in Italy! Both speak Italian / German. Hardworking, energetic, personable people. AMERICAN GRAD STUDENT BABYSITTER. I charge 10 E/hour (negotiable). Tel. 340 / 5052836 Due to school, I am NOT available Wed-Fri 16:00-20:00.

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AMERICAN LOOKING FOR WORK. Male looking for work in Rome. Only speaks English. Construction / maintenance background. Please contact me at AMERICAN / ITALIAN MOTHER TONGUE. Former airline supervisor, seeks job. See CV posted at or write at: ANIMALS. Going away and need to leave your best friend behind? Pet sitting availabile. Monika 347 / 9511470. ANY JOB. Looking for any kind of job, age 33, from India, tel. 327 / 4964282. ANY KIND OF JOB IN A HURRY. I have various experience & am educated, seeking any type of job with contract soon. Good Italian too. Tel. 328 / 6322935. ARTE ARCHIT INGLESE ITALOAMERIC. Offressi Madrelingue Inglesa e Spagnolo Insegnante Traduttore Laurea Arte Architettura Esplora diverse possibilità di lavoro AUSTRALIAN AUPAIR AVAILABLE. Looking for live-in position in Rome, lots of experience babysitting. Can start March BABYSITTER - HOUSEKEEPER. Looking for job cleaning house, babysitting, doing laundry, or as a waitress. Tel. 328 / 6380936. BABYSITTER / CLEANER. A lady looking for job as a babysitter, cleaner or any domestic work, preferably live-in. Tel. 328 / 5577592. BABYSITTER / DOMESTIC. Seeking job as baby sitter, domestic help, badante or any other. Speaks Italian, French and English, has references. Tel. 323 / 293616116. BABYSITTER / DOMESTIC. University student looking for part-time work as babysitter or domestic duties. Speaks Italian, French and English. 14.30-22.00. Tel. 327 / 5738245. BABYSITTER. Looking for work as babysitter, live in or out. Speaks English and Italian. Tel. 329 / 3427567. DOMESTIC HELPER. African lady available as a domestic helper, full time or part time anywhere in Rome. Tel. 327 / 0590334.

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DOMESTIC WORK WANTED. Looking for domestic work preferably in the province of Rome. Tel. 333 / 5629032, 349 / 3749369. ENGLISH MOTHER TONGUE TEACHER. English teacher mothertongue, very experienced, gives lessons at home or office, children 9+ and adults, also translations. Tel. 338 / 9810612. ENGLISH MOTHER TONGUE AVAILABLE. English mothertongue qualified and experienced English teacher available for private /group lessons or babysitting in the mornings. Tel. +39 345 / 2234942. ENGLISH MOTHER TONGUE AVAILABLE for private / group lessons for adults or children, all levels. Babysitting & teaching English through play. Mornings only. ENGLISH TEACHER. English lady, 47, degree educated seeks afternoon position. Great with children, kind & patient. Teaches English through play. Tel. 345 / 9235341. EXPAT ASSISTANCE. Mother tongue English experience relocation & utilities, red tape, interpreting, translations. Italian correspondence available. Tel. Parry 338 / 4357243. EXPERIENCED DRIVER. Experienced driver looking for a job in Rome, English & Italian spoken, with domestic experience & office assistance. Tel. 328 / 7870716. EXPERIENCE FILM & DESIGN. Seeking work that exploits CREATIVE TALENT. Experience: Design, Art dir. SFX, Creative Writing, Illustration, Filmmaking. For resume email FILIPPINO LOOKING FOR JOB. 36 years old man looking for housekeeping, assistenza, bed&breakfast part / full time job. Speaks Italian and English. My contact info 388 / 4730476. FRENCH MOTHER-TONGUE TEACHER gives lessons (individual or small groups) at home or office, all levels, translations from Italian or English too. Cell 333 / 7130981. GERMAN SPEAKING TOUR GUIDES. is looking for German-speaking guides who like to guide tourists through Rome. By bike /foot. ITALIAN SEEKS a job as babysitter, cleaner, etc. Tel. 347 / 1215764. LADY LOOKING FOR JOB as domestica, babysitter, ironing clothes, hotel, housekeeping or restaurant work. Tel. 388 / 8985453, 388 / 1172877. LESSONS. Long experience, actually working with Americans, offers Italian classes. Cell 333 / 6580238. LOOKING FOR ANY FULL TIME JOBS. Male, filippino, 25yrs old, fluent in English but average in Italian, 6 euro/hour. Tel. 329 / 8613668. LOOKING FOR ANY KIND OF JOB. Part time from 15-17. Speaks English and Italian. Tel. 380 / 9014528. LOOKING FOR FUTURE WORK. Will be moving to Rome on May 30th. CV is available on request. Will do any work. Contact at LOOKING FOR JOB. Energetic, strong, respectful guy looking for work doing construction, cleaning, or other. Speaks English, and some Italian. Tel. 328 / 8610366. MOTHER TONGUE ENGLISH TEACHER. Qualified mother tongue English teacher available for private lessons in Rome city centre. All levels welcome. MULTILINGUAL DRIVER. Hardworking, serious driver, speaks English, French, Arabic, Italian, seeks jobs with Embassies, schools, companies, families etc. Please call: 338 / 1276448. Thank you.

MUSICIAN. Musician with 40 rap songs in English is looking for producer for production of the music interested? Tel. 334 / 1116572. PART-TIME JOB WANTED. 25-year-old Finnish girl looking for a part-time job. Fluent English and good Italian. Babysitting / English teaching, hotel work, shop assistant, waitress. Tel. 331 / 5315974. PLANNING PROFESSIONAL. Seasoned professional with extensive communications, marketing and organisational planning background. Available to assist both private and business clients on a variety of levels. Dual US and Italian citizen, mother tongue English, fluent Italian. Contact 346 / 1311643. PRIVATE ENGLISH TEACHER. Do your children need perfect English lessons? I can help them out at your home. You will appreciate. Tel. +39 389 / 3466875, PROFESSIONAL MOROCCAN COOK. English, French, Italian, Arabic speaking cook seeks employment. Specializes in delicious Moroccan and local cuisine, catering services available. Tel. 338 / 1276448. QUALIFIED TEACHER available for private Italian and English lessons in Rome South city area. 20 Euro for hour. Valentina 349 / 7567147 or RECEPTIONIST. Receptionist day / night looking for a job in the hotel sector. Fluent in Italian and English. Tel. 392 / 0448889. email - RECEPTIONIST / TRANSLATOR. Experience in the translation, hospitality and customer service industry. English, German and Spanish. RESUME: REFERENCED LADY FOR DOMESTIC JOB. 33 year-old Romanian married lady, good reference needs a fixed job cleaner & baby sitter. No English knowledge. Tel. 328 / 5777269. SECRETARY 52 YRS OLD. Highly experienced administrative secretary looking for a job. Bookkeeper, customer service and back office support. Mail to SEEKING JOB. Seeks employment of any kind, domestic cleaner housekeeper badante custodial banks hospitals hotel fluent in Eng, Italian, full time, tel. 329 / 0245133. SEEKING JOB. Looking for any kind of work in store, cleaning etc. Documents in order, speaks English and Italian. Tel. 328 / 1986519. SEEKING JOB. Lady seeks work as carer for elderly, nights only, has carta di soggiorno. Tel. 339 / 5847817. SEEKING PART-TIME EMPLOYMENT. 22, student, seeks restaurant, bar, hotel, or secretarial work, English tutoring, or babysitting. Good availability. Contact: or +39 347 / 0852855. SRI LANKAN FOR WORK. Sri Lankan man looking for domestic cleaning work, gardening, hotel work, or any other suitable part time job CNT-VITHANAGE tel. 389 / 6485982. TEACHING / GUIDING. Belgian, looking for a job as guide, tour leader or teacher. I speak fluently: French, Dutch, German, English and Italian.

TEACHING ENGLISH, ETC. 23y/o, mother tongue English-Italian, fluent French, decent German, seeking parttime job teaching (children, adults) / translating. Preferably Roma Nord-Ovest or Prati. TOUR MANAGER / INCOMING / TRANSFERS. Exp TM available now Brit mother tongue. Based Rome. email tel. 339 / 4787834. TRANSLATIONS REASONABLE PRICES. From Italian to English and viceversa. Experience, professionalism, accuracy and precision guaranteed. Mobile: 349 / 7182334, e-mail: TRANSLATIONS. Long experience translators offers their services in TRANSLATIONS: English Italian Spanish. Actually working with Americans. Good Prices. cell 335 / 6716763 TRANSLATOR. Italian-English bilingual available for translation work from home to collaborate with companies. Long experience with psychology and literary texts. Tel. 340 / 2358749. WEB DESIGNER + PC ASSISTANCE. Build Your WebSite, euro 20 a page, other service do your PC home assistance. Tel. 068271618. YOUNG GHANAIAN looking for job in Rome as cleaner or job assistance. Tel. 327 / 1785054. YOUNG GHANAIAN LADY looking for domestic work, preferably living in Rome province. Tel. 349 / 379369. YOUNG GHANAIAN MAN in Rome, looking for any type of work, documents in order. Tel. 327 / 7446202, 366 / 3663394.

Lessons ADVANCE YOUR ENGLISH. Qualified, experienced (EssoItaliano / Finmeccanica / S.I.A.E.) mothertongue teacher gives English lessons (Conversation, Grammar, Business). Adults only. €30 per hour. Tel. 334 / 3834309. AMERICAN ENGLISH LESSONS. English lessons and/or conversation for 10€/hr. AMERICAN ENGLISH LESSONS. American student looking to teach English to teens and older for 15-20 euro an hour. ART LESSONS. Young painter offers painting and drawing lessons to all ages. Portfolio preparation and art history lessons. Andro 333 / 5683243 or CERAMICS CLASS NEAR ANGUILLARA. Weekly ceramics classes for adults / children. Max: 4 people. Wheel, modelling, sculpting with traditional maiolica or raku firing. Tel. +39 347 / 8024581, ENGLISH MOTHERTONGUE NEW YORK. Teacher 18 years experience, graduate specialized business, marketing, economics, medical, legal, acting, individual or group. Tel. 348 / 4511565 / 066833176. ENGLISH FOR CHILDREN. Experienced mother tongue English (pref. UK) teacher with references, playful approach, for two boys 3&5y.o., twice weekly, 4.30-6.30pm, Monteverde, tel. 338 / 3604747,

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ENGLISH LESSONS. Experienced mother tongue teacher for grammar, conversation, Cambridge exam preparation, interviews. 20E/hour. Email ENGLISH LESSONS. Experienced, mother tongue English teacher offers lessons at 20 euros an hour. Centro Storico. Call 349 / 8193265 or email ENGLISH LESSONS. UK qualified teacher teaches English Villa Ada, Trieste and center Rome. Hourly euro 25. Tel. 339 / 6675270. ENGLISH LESSONS. Experienced mother-tongue teacher for grammar, conversation, Cambridge exam preparation, interviews. 20E/hour. Email ENGLISH LESSONS (ZONA PRATI). Secondary school English qualified teacher offers English lessons to all levels. 20 euros per hour. ENGLISH LESSONS IN OSTIA. Experienced Mothertongue English Teacher offers lessons to all ages, groups and stages. E-mail: for more information. ENGLISH LESSONS IN ROME. Learn the English Language and its Grammar, 10 Euro an hour contact by Email@ ULTAN84@HOTMAIL.COM, +35 387 / 1439455. ENGLISH LESSONS, EXPERIENCED. Eng. Mother Tongue; University Graduate; Experienced teaching all levels; can come to your home; 20 euros / hour; tel. 349 / 6248518. ENGLISH LESSONS, OXFORD GRADUATE. English lady, Oxford University graduate, long experience, offers English lessons / conversation (adults only) and translations. Tel. 068105213 / 340 / 5161007. ENGLISH MOTHER TONGUE. Experience FAO, Cambridge exams, interviews, CVs, Business English. Tel. Dott. Parry 338 / 4357243. ENGLISH TEACHER. We are a woman cell 338 / 1506620 and a man cell 340 / 8589249 for lessons. ENGLISH TEACHER FROM U.S. Experienced, CELTA-certified teacher; adults, teenagers, exam-preparation, legal, business; your apartment (€30/hr) or mine (€25/hr). Mobile: 348 / 9966075; Email: ENGLISH - PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS. English mother tongue New York degree, 16 years experience, business, marketing, economics, medical. All levels, individual or groups. Tel. 348 / 4511565, 066833176. EXPERIENCED ENGLISH TEACHER. Lessons in English conversation for adults. Reasonable rates. Serious students only please. Tel. Darteo 339 / 3463433. EXPERIENCED PAINTING TEACHER. Painting lessons in English for adults. Reasonable rates, serious students only please. Tel. Darteo 339 / 3463433, FABIOLOUS COOKING DAY. Chef opens his home (formerly owned by a princess) and gives private cooking instruction in Rome near the Spanish Steps. FULL IMMERSION IN ITALY. Italian teacher offers courses in Italian (20 euro) and weekend excursions to discover a different Italy. Tel. 340 / 2346832. GUITAR AND SINGING LESSONS. Blues & ballads guitarist English, French and Italian spoken. Call Luca 349 / 3152290. INSEGNANTE MADRELINGUA. Lezioni di inglese per tutti i livelli. Preparazione esame (KET, PET, FCE) e colloqui., 338 / 7265492. ITALIAN AND ENGLISH LESSONS. Anglo-Italian language teacher teaches Italian and English all levels, Portuense area, 066553819, 339 / 5644124.

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ITALIAN FOR FOREIGNERS. Learn with fun! Group-courses at home for intermediates or advanced. Very cheap! 338 / 8590485, 0678344197 ITALIAN LESSONS. Italian qualified teacher gives Italian private lessons. 15 €per hour. Michela 333 / 8077621. ITALIAN LESSONS. Qualified and experienced Italian teacher offers individual or collective lessons for beginners to advanced (Piazza Fiume area), email ITALIAN LESSONS by native teacher €20 per hour CV at Sergio 338 / 9686830 e-mail: ITALIAN LESSONS (ROME - PRATI). Italian Mothertongue Former with abroad teaching experience, available for cheap Private Lessons (grammar / conversation / speaking / writing / reading /listening). Call 328 / 3756855. ITALIAN LESSONS BY FORMER. Italian Mothertongue, referenced, long teaching experience, available for cheap lessons in Rome Prati (grammar / conversation / speaking / writing / reading /listening) Call 328 / 3756855. ITALIAN TEACHER. Experienced teacher for Italian lessons (private, embassy and companies). Excellent method for the best result. 25E/h. Carol 338 / 9793776. LEARN ITALIAN. Professional translator teaches Italian to beginners / intermediate learners. One-to-one tuition and continued support through e-mails and skype. Tel. +39 366 / 3538350. LEGAL ENGLISH - PROFESSIONALS ONLY. USA lawyer 20 years, TOEFLcertified, also Business English. Legal / business English intensive workshops. 45 EU per hr. Tel. 366 / 3986309 LEZIONI DI INGLESE. Lezioni di inglese a domicilio. faccio tutti i livelli, individuali, gruppi, bambini a domicilio. chiama 347 / 453642. MARINA GOZZI’S STUDIO - FORI IMPERIALI. Ceramic courses for adults and children, all level classes. Info 066797601, 333 / 8242225. MUSIC THERAPIST. Music Therapist available. Pupils’ home. Experienced in special needs esp. autism, down’s, ADD, speech impairments etc. Contact PIANO AND HARP CLASSES. Piano & Harp lessons at pupils’ home. London and Barcelona Academy qualified. All levels. Also theory. Contact PRIVATE TUTOR. From California, graduate of Stanford University, offers private tutoring in math and English. TEFL-certified. Contact Vlad 392 / 9262715, RAKU LESSONS IN 3 DAYS, FORMELLO. 3 days of total immersion in Raku ceramic technique. Make objects, glaze, fire and reduction. Paolo & Carla +39 347 / 8024581; RUSSIAN LESSONS. Russian native speaker University teacher gives Russian lessons. 20 years experience in Moscow, London, Dublin and Rome. SKYPE ENGLISH LESSONS ANYWHERE! Certified Australian EMT teacher. Lessons via skype at your convenience. Grammar, conversation, interviews, job applications. Mob: 349 / 4472452. STUDENT HELP. English speaking experienced teacher for Italian and French lessons any level. Grammar and conversation tel. 338 / 6314646 - mail to TAP DANCE LESSONS FOR ALL AGES. In Trastevere Tap Dance for children, teens, adults with RomaTapDance, artistic director Ann Amendolagine. Group and private lessons available.

Personal 30Y OLD ASIAN MALE SEEKS, LADIES seeking friends 35-60y ladies as friends plz write for more thx. ATTRACTIVE, CLASSY, ITALIAN LADY willing to meet cultivated, well groomed, affluent, generous, open minded gentlemen. Pls. email: CHOIR VACANCIES. New Chamber Singers have vacancies for singers who read music: programme Debussy, Dvorak, Pärt. Call 065022624 or mail LITERARY EVENINGS. UK lady organizes literary and travel, film evening discussions in English over a glass of wine tel 339 / 6675270. LOOKING FOR LOVING PARTNER. I’m a sexy girl that likes to party a lot just contact me at for fun time. MASSAGE 4 LADY EXCHANGE WT ENG. Black Man massage therapist, looking for lady 22-99 y.o. to exchange massage with ENG. language at your home 347 / 7244003. MUMS AND TODDLERS. Mums with toddlers around 3yrs old want to set up weekly group at each other’s houses. PHOTOGRAPHER. Your private or Commercial Photos. at YOUR Home Office Company 333 / 1953311. PLAY DAYS. Mums and toddlers group for English speaking kids 3 years old. Taking turns at houses. Centrally based! playdays SAPORE DI SALE, DI MARE, DI TE. Belga vorrebbe incontrare donna italiana per relazione seria. YOUNG ITALIAN FAMILY with two children, aged 5 & 2 years old, seeking friendship with English mother-tongue family for social_&_language exchange. Tel. 329 / 0135214.

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Via Genova 30 00184 Roma Repubblica Tel: 064747955 WEB SITE BUILDING €20 A PAGE. Web design building only €20 / page, registration and space of only €10 / year., tel. 333 / 1953311. WRITER, EDITOR AND RESEARCHER. Need help writing, editing or researching for website / blog / publication? Affordable freelance writer working online. Email for more info. WWW.GIFTBASKETSITALY.IT. We deliver flowers, fruits, chocolates, wines, gift hampers and more gifts on same day all over Italy. Please visit: WWW.GIFTFLOWERSUSA.COM. Add a zesty surprise to the celebrations of your loved ones. Please visit: WWW.GLOBALSARIDELIVERY.COM. Finest collection of Indian Sarees. WWW.GOAFLORISTSHOP.COM. Send flowers and gifts to Goa. WWW.INDIAFLORISTNETWORK.COM. Send flowers and gifts to India. WWW.KOLKATAONLINEFLORISTS.COM Add zing to the special occasions of your acquaintances in Kolkata by sending our fantastic flowers and tasty cakes. WWW.SINGAPOREFLOWERSHOP.COM. Singapore Florist, Flowers and Gifts to Singapore. Please visit:

Schools and Colleges BUSINESS ENGLISH TEACHER. I am a qualified experienced freelance business English teacher. Checkout my website for details. STUDY HOLIDAYS IN GREAT BRITAIN. Courses for all ages, year round. Family or residential accommodation. Agent offers information and placement service. Tel. 0655285664.

Transport CAR FOR SALE. Toyota Avensis, Sedan, 1998, 90.000 km; garage kept; E2700; Contact Rikiya Konishi: 345 / 3939248 or email OLDSMOBILE, EXCELLENT CONDITION 1991, one owner, new engine, excellent automobile. Automatic transmission. €3.200. email: or +39 346 / 0682793.

Services CONSULTING ROOMS. Attractive consulting rooms for counsellor / therapist (for group / individual, children work), in V. Marconi. Hourly / daily rates. Tel. Sue 347 / 3896634. DRYWALL / CARTONGESSO. Need drywall work done in your house or office? Very experienced. E-mail me at: for more information and/or an estimate. MASSAGES STUDIO PLACE HOTEL for sport, health, relax, tel. 340 / 9340064. PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL SKILLS. Courses in English. 2nd, 3rd & 4th Friday of Month, 5.30 - 8. Rome Centre. Registered Coaches & Psychologists. Tel. 340 / 7760020 PROFESSIONAL MOROCCAN COOK. English, French, Italian, Arabic provides exquisite Moroccan catering services for private parties, highly referenced. Tel. 338 / 1276448. Thank you. RELOCATING TO ROME? Let the experts at Principal Relocation Company take care of your relocation and immigration needs. Call +39 069094776 or visit

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What’s on and... ...where to go  by Linda Bordoni








a c a d e m i e s Pianist Daniele Lombardi performs the music in The Bad Boys of Piano.

French film director, actor and screenwriter Maurice Pialat. Photo by Gaumont.

Rome Balletto del Teatro dell’Opera. 11-14 March. In The Bad Boys of Piano, choreography by Ileana Citaristi, Tadashi Endo, Fredy Franzutti, Mario Piazza. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Futurism, this work is dedicated to the “Bad Boys” of the last century, whose modernist compositions amazed and appalled listeners in Europe and the US during the 1920s with their cacophonous celebration of mechanical devices. The music is performed by pianist

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Daniele Lombardi who has dedicated himself to the avantgarde music of the 20th century and to the compositions of George Antheil, Leo Ornstein, Alberto Savinio, Alexander Mossolov and Arthur Vincent Lourie, all of whom are featured in this ballet. The work recreates the atmosphere and the charged innovative energy of an artistic and philosophical movement. Teatro Nazionale, Via del Viminale 51, tel. 0648160255, 064817003,

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French Academy in Rome. 5-14 March. French film director, actor and screenwriter Maurice Pialat is the star of a cinema retrospective entitled Sous le soleil de Pialat. The programme includes screenings of two fulllength works, two shorts and a series of shorts dedicated to Turkey. All films are in original language with Italian subtitles. Villa Medici, Viale Trinità dei Monti 1, tel. 0667611,

f e s t i va l s Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich.

Made in Italy, part of the mini-festival dedicated to new names in Italian theatre. Photo by Marco Caselli Nirmal.

Rome Self portrait - talking to Vince by Francesca Woodman.

Rome Donna: Avanguardia Femminista negli anni ’70 dalla Sammlung Verbund di Vienna. 19 Feb-16 May. Over 200 works by 17 artists who were considered feminist pioneers during the 1970s. The main themes of the exhibition focus on different facets of the female identity, but the show also highlights the important role women played in art as well as in the socio-political field during that period. Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Viale delle Belle Arti 131, tel. 0632298221. 08.30-19.30. Mon closed.

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Martha Argerich & Friends I and II. 14, 17 March. The acclaimed Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich is in Rome for two evenings of music almost exclusively by Argentinian composers. Born in Buenos Aires in 1941, Argerich began performing in public at a very early age and won the international Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw in 1965, at the age of 24. Since then she has gone from strength to strength, performing across the world, although her dislike of publicity has kept her out of the limelight. The first concert is called South American Getaway: Tangos, with music by Piazzolla, Ginastera, Ramirez and Guastavino. The second, South American Getaway: Paisajes Sonoros, features music by Piazzolla, Bacalov, Lecuona and Guastavino. Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin 30, tel. 068082058, See Music.

Rome Vertigine 2010. 4-7 March 2010. This is the first edition of a mini-festival dedicated to new names in Italian theatre. Headed by artistic director Giorgio Barberio Corsetti, an international jury will evaluate a selection of 15 new works, awarding €10,000 to the winner. The initiative is designed to breathe new life into the theatre by presenting new work to Italian, European and international festival and theatre directors. The 15 competing productions have been chosen from over 420, which shows that there is still creative energy around despite the economic crisis. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin. For booking and information tel. 0680241281,

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NEW. Antonio Capaccio. Dal mare lungo il fiume. 10 Feb-13 March. A selection of paintings, drawings and two videos focus on the journey of the river Tiber from its source to the sea, a metaphor for the human condition. Galleria Giulia, Via della Barchetta 13, tel. 066861443. 10.00-13.00, 16.00-19.30. Sun and Mon closed. NEW. Gabriele Simei. Flussi. 13 Feb-11 April. Iron, copper, marble and glass are the materials used by the young Roman artist Gabriele Simei to create this group of sculptures. Musei di Villa Torlonia, Casina delle Civette, Via Nomentana 70, tel. 060608. 09.00-16.30. Sat 09.00-17.30. From the last Sun in March 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. NEW. Gea Casolaro. South. 25 Feb-24 April. South is the name given to a series of photographic works conceived in New Zealand. The gallery also presents a second project by Casolaro entitled visibile/invisibile, a video screened during the last international cinema festival in Rome that focuses on the mechanisms of visual perception. The Gallery Apart, Via di Monserrato 40, tel. 0668809863. 16.00-20.00. Sun and Mon closed. NEW. Gintaras Didziapetris. 24 Feb-27 March. This is the first solo exhibition in Italy by the young Lithuanian artist Gintaras Didziapetris, consisting of a 16mm film entitled Optical Events. Unosunove arte conemporanea, Palazzo Santacroce, Via degli Specchi 20, tel. 0697613696. 11.0019.00. Sat 15.00-19.00. Mon closed. NEW. Juliao Sarmento. The real thing. 27 Feb-30 April. New paintings and a site-specific installation focus on the female figure. Sarmento represented Portugal at the 1997 Venice Biennale. Galleria Alessandra Bonomo, Via del Gesù 62, tel. 0669925858. 15.00-19.00. Sun and Mon closed. NEW. Linea Minima. 26 Feb-13 March. Twenty artists present 80 small works that are a kind of ideal contemporary puzzle, each little piece representing a different technique, style and content. Il Sole Arte Contemporanea, Via Nomenatana 169, tel. 064404940. Thurs-Fri 15.30-19.30. Sat 10.00-13.00. NEW. Sacra Mirabilia. Tesori da Castiglion Fiorentino. 18 Feb-11 April. Some 40 works from the three main museums of the Tuscan city Castiglion Fiorentino. The city’s artistic patrimony spans the Etruscan and mediaeval eras, stretching into the 19th century, and includes priceless masterpieces. Museo Nazionale di Castel S. Angelo, Lungotevere Castello 50, tel. 0575659457. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed.

Detail of a reliquary bust of Saint Ursula in Sacra Mirabilia in Rome. NEW. Sulle tracce dei ghiacciai. 1909-2009: un secolo di cambiamenti climatici sui ghiacciai del Karakorum. 25 Feb-23 March. Photographs of the Karakoram mountain range in the Himalayas taken over the last century document important climatic changes that are affecting our planet. The exhibition includes recent and historical photographs and documents as well as a slide show. Sala S. Rita, Via Montanara 8, tel. 0667103780, 060608. 10.0018.00. Sun and Mon closed. NEW. Tito. “Piccolo Formato”. 26 Feb-31 March. Forty small sculptures in wax, wood and bronze from 1958 to 2009 trace the most significant phases in the artistic activity of Tito Amodei. Sala 1, Piazza di Porta S. Giovanni 10, tel. 067008691. 16.30-19.30. Sun and Mon closed.


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Auschwitz – Birkenau. 28 Jan-21 March. This exhibition has been organised to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the close of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp and contains previously unpublished material. Complesso del Vittoriano, Vicolo S. Pietro in Vincoli, tel. 060608. 09.3018.30. Fri, Sat and Sun 09.30-19.30. Beatrice Caracciolo. Tumulti. 23 Jan-14 March. The exhibition highlights the most significant moments in the artist’s career, with works from many private collections. There are drawings, collages, works with zinc, water marks, the Kosova series and the Riots. Villa Medici, Viale Trinità dei Monti 1, tel. 0667611. 11.00-19.00. Mon closed. Biographical Landscape. 26 Feb-25 April. Photographs by Stephen Shore. The 164 works on show have been divided into chronological order and illustrate Shore’s journeys across the United States in the 1970s, and include the series All the Meat You Can Eat and Uncommon Places. Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Largo S. Egidio 1/b, tel. 065816563. 10.00-20.00. Mon closed. 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. Scuderie del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio 16, tel. 0639967500. 10.0020.00. Fri and Sat 10.00-22.30. Mon closed. Charlotte Bonaparte dama di molto spirito. La romantica vita di una principessa artista. 5 Feb-18 April. Different moments in the short but eventful life of Princess Charlotte Bonaparte, niece of Napoleon. There are separate sections, beginning with her childhood and ending with the years she spent in exile. Museo Napoleonico, Piazza di Ponte Umberto I 1, tel. 060608. 09.00-21.00. Edward Hopper. 16 Feb-13 June. More than 160 works, including famous masterpieces such as Summer Interior, Pennsylvania Coal Town, Morning Sun, Second Story Sunlight, A Woman in the Sun. Structured in seven sections according to chronological order and theme, this exhibition covers Hopper’s entire oeuvre, from his education to his years as a student in Paris, up to his “classic” and best-known period of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, closing with the large images of his later years. Museo Fondazione Roma, Via del Corso 320, tel. 066786209. 10.00-20.00. Mon closed. Fabrizio De André. 24 Feb-16 May. Dedicated to the late songwriter, singer and musician Fabrizio De André. The narration and the visual representation of texts and music highlight the main themes of De André’s creative, artistic and political vision. Museo dell’Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta, tel. 060608. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Il nostro mondo. 6 Feb-4 May. Photographs from National Geographic Italia focus on the protection of the environment and the beauty of the planet. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Spazio Fontana, Via Milano 13, tel. 0639967200. 10.0020.00. Fri and Sat 10.00-22.30. Mon closed. L’Età della Conquista. Il fascino dell’arte greca a Roma. 5 March-5 Sept. The works on show have been selected to represent one of the most significant eras for the development of all western art: the period following the Greek campaigns at the end of the third century BC until the first half of the first century AD. The exhibition features imposing marble, bronze and terracotta statues including cycles and friezes as well as domestic decorative elements. Capitoline Museums, Piazza del Campidoglio, tel. 060608. 09.00-20.00. Lawrence Ferlinghetti: 60 anni di pittura. 26 Feb-25 April. A retrospective of works on loan from the Lawrence Ferlinghetti studio in San Francisco. Ferlinghetti is a prominent voice of the wide-open poetry movement that began in the 1950s. Often concerned with politics and social issues, his poetry countered the literary elite’s definition of art and the artist’s role in the world. Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Largo S. Egidio 1/b, tel. 065816563. 10.00-20.00. Mon closed. Machina. Tecnologia dell’Antica Roma. 23 Dec-5 April. This scientific/didactic exhibition reveals the secrets of the technology that underpinned Roman civilisation and made the expansion of Roman commerce and military power possible. Some of the technology, in areas such as civil engineering, construction and transport, as well as inventions such as the mechanical reaper, remained unsurpassed until the 19th century; others, such as the arch, have remained untouched to this day. There are over 100 examples of Roman technology on show, including archaeological remains, virtual reconstructions, machines and plastic models. Museo della Civiltà Romana, Piazza G. Agnelli 10, tel. 060608. 09.00-14.00. Sat and Sun 09.00-14.00. Mon closed.

Martin Parr “Sei Fotografie”. 18 Dec-5 April. This exhibition dedicated to the British photographer Martin Parr marks the start of a collaboration between Macro in Rome and Forma (The International Centre for Photography) in Milan. Macro, Via Reggio Emilia 54, tel. 06671070400. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Non Angli sed Angeli: a Pilgrimage, a Mission. 21 Oct31 July. The Venerable English College opens its subterranean spaces to the public for the first time for an exhibition on England’s religious relationship with Rome. Venerable English College, Via di Monserrato 43. TuesThurs 10.00-18.00, Sat 10.00-14.00.

Graziella Lonardi Buontempo, collector and patron of the Transavanguardia art movement. See Macro’s new season. Photo by Massimo Piersanti. Macro’s new season. 23 Jan-5 April. Five new exhibitions open the 2010 season at Rome’s gallery for contemporary art. A Roma la nostra era Avanguardia. A look at Rome’s artistic scene in the 1970s. Dedicated to the activity of Graziella Lonardi Buontempo, collector, patron and publicist, whose passion for contemporary art was vital to the Transavanguardia artists. Roommates/Coinquilini: Valentino Diego/Pietro Ruffo. The second opportunity for young Rome curators and artists to compare and contrast the works of their contemporaries - this time of Valentino Diego and Pietro Ruffo - displayed in the same room. Enzo Cucchi Costume Interiore. The main hall of the museum hosts a cylindrical tower by Cucchi, one of the major artists of the Transavantguardia, containing thought-provoking interior images. Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: The Blue Carpet. This work by the Russian-born, American-based artists is from the museum’s own collection. An enormous blue carpet surrounded by a series of small paintings fills one of the building’s large halls. Architettura in bianco e nero nelle fotografie di Oscar Savio. Black and white photos by Oscar Savio, one of the key photographers of Rome in the second half of the 20th century. Here the images are of unusual Rome landscapes, but all of them are well known to true Romans: the underground garage in Villa Borghese, the Rinascente department store and the Piper night club. Macro, Via Reggio Emilia 54, tel. 060608, Tues-Sun 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. For a more comprehensive list of exhibitions in Rome and in other Italian cities see the What’s on section on our website

music Accademia Filarmonica Romana Concerts at Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano 17, tel. 063265991. For information tel. 063201752, 11 March. Cello recital by Misha Maisky. Music by Bach (21.00). 18 March. Concert by the Italian Army’s Brass Band conducted by Fulvio Creux. Music by Milhaud, Berio, Einaudi, Copland, Respighi (21.00).

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Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia Concerts at Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin 30, tel. 068082058, 5 March. Concert by the cellos of the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia. Music by Piazzolla, Guastavino, Ginastera, Bacharach, Villa Lobos (20.30). 6 March. Concert conducted by Antonio Pappano, with Andrea Oliva flute and Han-Na Chang cello. Music by Sibelius, Nielsen, Smetana, Dvorak (18.00). Repeated 8 March (21.00), 9 March (19.30). 7 March. Ponti sonori viaggio nel mondo del pianoforte: a day of concerts, film and video projections and lectures featuring the piano. Free entry from 11.00. This event takes place at the Museo degli Strumenti Musicali, Piazza S. Croce in Gerusalemme. 13 March. Concert conducted by Antonio Pappano, with Omar Tomasoni trumpet. Music by Haydn and Bartok (18.00). Repeated 15 March (21.00), 16 March (19.30). Martha Argerich & Friends I and II. The Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia hosts the acclaimed Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich for two evenings of music mostly by Argentinian composers. 14 March. South American Getaway: Tangos: concert by the Choir and by the Boys’ Choir of the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia conducted by José Maria Sciutto, with Martha Argerich and Alberto Portugheis piano, Susanna Moncayo mezzosoprano, Nestor Marconi bandoneon, Rolando Goldman charango, Rafael Gintoli violin. Music by Piazzollla, Ginastera, Ramirez, Guastavano (20.30). 17 March. South American Getaway: Paisajes Sonoros: concert by soloists of the Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia, with Martha Argerich, Luis Bacalov, Alberto Portugheis and Eduardo Hubert piano, Susanna Moncayo mezzosoprano, Nestor Marconi bandoneon, Rolando Goldman charango, Rafael Gintoli violin. Music by Piazzollla, Bacalov, Lecuona Guastavano (20.30). Amici della Musica di Roma Concerts at the Forum Austriaco di Cultura, Viale Bruno Buozzi 113. For information tel. 333 / 6470115, 13 March. Clarinet and guitar recital by the Serenaten Duo. Music by Jobim, Cardoso, Piazzolla (18.30). Associazione Internazionale Amici della Musica Sacra Concerts in the church of St Ignatius, Piazza S. Ignazio. For booking and information tel. 0668805816, 13 March. Concert by Our Lady of Lourdes Choir. Sacred music programme (21.00). Associazione Roma Sinfonietta Concerts at the Università di Tor Vergata, Auditorium E. Morricone. For booking and information tel. 063236104, 0632111712, 10 March. Music Football: recital by Javier Girotto sax, Natalio Mangalavite piano and Peppe Servillo voice (18.00).

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Korean cellist Han-Na Chang performs at S. Cecilia on 6 March. 17 March. Chamber music concert by the Quartetto di Roma with Victor Ciuckov piano. Music by Mozart, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Verdi (18.00). I Musici Veneziani Concerts in the church of St Paul’s within the Walls, Via Nazionale 16a, tel. 064883339, 5 March. Lyrical concert. Excerpts and arias from well known operas (20.30). Repeated 6, 9, 12, 13, 16 March (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, 6 March. Violin and piano recital by Nicolaj Znaider and Robert Kulek. Music by Poulenc, Beethoven, Franck, Schubert (17.30). 9 March. Piano recital by Alexander Lonquich. Music by Scriabin, Webern, Schumann, Berg (20.30). 16 March. Sounds of the Americas: concert by the Cuarteto Latinoamericano with Manuel Barrueco. Music by Piazzolla, Guastavino, Barrios, De Aguila, Daugherty, Franck (20.30). Musica Per Roma Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin 30, tel. 0680241281. 3 March. Telephones and Birds: part of the ongoing Fluxus Biennale, an event dedicated to John Cage with Alvin Curran, Daniele Lombardi and Marcello Panni on electric keyboards, and with the Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble and the participation of Achille Bonito Oliva (21.00). See Festivals. 9 March. For the cycle of events entitled Contemporanea dedicated to contemporary music, guitar recital by Marc Ducret (21.00). 16 March. For the cycle of events entitled Contemporanea, an event entitled Requiem for a Dying Planet with music performed live from the films The White Diamond and The Wild Blue Yonder by Werner Herzog (21.00). Oratorio del Gonfalone Via del Gonfalone 32, tel. 066875952. 4 March. An evening of music and poetry by Luisa Sello flute, texts and direction, with Carlo Corazza piano, and with Donatella Bisutti and Carla Magnan voice. Music by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Verdi and others (21.00). 11 March. Chamber music concert by the Ars Trio di Roma. Music by Beethoven (21.00).

The Cuarteto Latinoameriano performs sounds of the Americas for IUC on 16 March.

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Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma Concerts at Auditorium Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione 4. Information tel. 800904560, 7 March. Concert conducted by Lior Shambadal. Music by Bach (17.30). Repeated 8 March (20.30). 14 March. Concert conducted by Xu Zhong. Music by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev (17.30). Repeated 15 March (20.30).

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 3 March there will be a concert, Telephones and 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 Ferrara Compagnia Virgilio Sieni. 16, 17 March. In Oro, choreography by Virgilio Sieni. Sieni’s recent creation, Oro, explores Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura through a journey into the ages of man. Four separate episodes reflect on the fleetingness of life from the point of view of equilibrium, blindness, the age of the body and death. Along with the company’s dancers, Oro presents some choreographic moments featuring groups of ordinary men, women and children who Sieni has involved in the project. They include a group of 7/8-year-old children, a group of 11/13-year-old adolescent girls and a group of men who are over 70. Teatro Comunale, tel. 0532202675,

Florence MaggioDanza. 6-10 March. In Don Quixote, choreography by Vladimir Derevianko. Don Quixote is based on the epic masterpiece by Miguel de Cervantes. The most successful choreography for the ballet was created by Marius Petipa at the height of his career in the late 1860s. The role of Don Quixote, the title character in the ballet, is usually portrayed by an older dancer, and in fact neither Don Quixote nor his sidekick, Sancho Panza, are heavily involved in the storyline. The ballet’s best dance is a wonderful wedding pas de deux performed by young lovers Kitri and Basilio. Teatro Comunale, tel. 0552779350,

Milan Momix. 2-28 March. 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. The ultimate aim of the production is to illustrate the existing relationship between humans and nature through the concept of metamorphosis. Pendleton has taken Pablo Neruda’s idea about metamorphosis as the core element of his show. Teatro Nuovo, tel. 02794026,

Palermo Balletto del Teatro Massimo. 17-21 March. In Coppelia. The ballet is an adaptation of The Sandman, a story written by E.T.A. Hoffman. With music by Leo Delibes, it was first performed in Paris over 100 years ago. Over the years there have been many different productions all over the world. To quote from one description, this humorous story takes place in the storybook village of Olympia in southern Poland. It’s about a clever young girl named Swanilda, her silly boyfriend (Franz), a beautiful mechanical doll (Coppelia) and a funny old toymaker (Dr Coppelius), who dreams of making a doll who would come to life. Teatro Massimo, tel. 0916053111,

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Opera Notes

Genoa Lucia di Lamermoor by Donizetti. 17-28 March. Conducted by Daniel Oren, directed by Gilbert Deflo, with Giorgio Caouduro, Désirée Rancatore, Stefano Secco, Deniz Leone. Teatro Carlo Felice, tel. 01053811,

Milan Da una casa di morti by Janacek. 28 Feb-16 March. Conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, directed by Patrice Chéreau, with Willard White, Eric Stoklossa, Stefan Margita, Jiri Sulzenko, John Mark Ainsley. Teatro alla Scala, tel. 027203744, Tannhäuser by Wagner. 17 March-2 April. Conducted by Zubin Mehta, directed by Carlus Padrissa, with Georg Zeppenfeld, Robert Dean Smith, Roman Trekel, Martin Hommrich, Anja Harteros, Julia Gertseva. Teatro alla Scala, tel. 027203744, See Opera Notes.

Naples Maria Stuarda by Donizetti. 16-25 March. Conducted by Andry Yurkevych, directed by Andrea De Rosa, with Mariella Devia, Sonia Ganassi, Ricardo Bernal, Carlo Cigni, Marco Caria. Teatro San Carlo, tel. 0817972301,

Rome’s opera theatre is staging a new production of the popular opera Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito, not seen in Rome for over half a century. La Scala is returning to Wagner’s romantic opera, Tannhäuser, under the guidance of Zubin Metha (conductor) and Carlus Padrissa (director), who were responsible for the success of the Der ring des Nibelungen staged two years ago in Florence. Al Teatro dell’Opera di Roma fa la sua ricomparsa, dopo ben 51 anni di assenza, Mefistofele di Arrigo Boito (16–23 marzo), che si annuncia come una nuova produzione nel rispetto però della tradizione più classica e più che consolidata; ci sarà infatti il regista Filippo Crivelli, che allestirà uno spettacolo sui bozzetti storici dello scenografo Camillo Parravicini, e ci sarà un cast di artisti di sicura resa: il direttore Renato Palumbo e i cantanti Orlin Anastassov, Stuart Neill, Amarilli Nizza e Teresa Romano. La prima volta che Mefistofele fu eseguita alla Scala nel 1868 fu un fiasco clamoroso, ma quando riapparve a Bologna nel 1875 fu accorciata di un bel po’, si trasformò da opera intellettuale a opera popolare (prevaleva adesso il dramma d’amore), il protagonista passò da baritono a tenore (che all’epoca era la voce maschile più richiesta) e il successo fu così assicurato. Mefistofele è un’opera molto amata dal pubblico ma poco dalla critica; eppure ci sono molti elementi interessan-

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Rome Mefistofele by Boito. 16-23 March. Conducted by Renato Palumbo, directed by Filippo Crivelli, with Orlin Anastassov, Francesco Palmieri, Stuart Neill, Amarilli Nizza. Teatro Costanzi, Piazza B. Gigli, tel. 0648160255, 064817003, See Opera Notes.

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,

Venice Dido and Aeneas by Purcell. 14-21 March. Conducted by Attilio Cremonesi, directed by Saburo Teshigawara, with Ann Hallenberg, Cristina Ferri, Oriana Kurteshi, Marlin Miller, Julianne Young, Krystian Adam. Teatro La Fenice, tel. 041786511,

Zubin Mehta conducts Wagner’s Tannhäuser at La Scala in Milan. Photo by Marco Brescia.

academies Accademia Tedesca a Villa Massimo. 18 Feb-31 March. Soltanto un quadro al Massimo: Nico Vascellari e Christian Pilz. Part of a cycle of exhibitions in which a work by an Italian artist and one by a German artist are shown side by side. The current show, dedicated to the youngest generations of artists, features a multi-media work entitled Nido by Nico Vascellari and a large drawing by Christian Pilz made up of 18 original papers. Largo di Villa Massimo 1-2, tel. 0644259340. 09.0013.00. 14.00-17.00. Fri 09.00-13.00. Sat and Sun closed. American Academy in Rome. 4 March: lecture by Mary Gibson on The Prisons of Rome: Mapping Punishment after Italian Unification (18.00). Villa Aurelia, Largo di S. Pancrazio 1, and Via Angelo Masina 5. For information tel. 0658461, British School at Rome. 3 March: Architecture lecture by Nicholas Champkins on Walls Matter: a question for contemporary architecture (18.00). 8 March: Archaeology seminar in English and Italian led by Valentina Porretta, Cecilia Cobianchi and Clare Rowan (17.00). 12-20 March: Fine arts exhibition featuring works by BSR Fine Arts Scholars (16.30-19.00). 17 March: Ancient history lecture by Caroline Vout on The seven hills of Rome (18.00). Via A. Gramsci 61, tel. 063264939,

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ti: le classiche arie si trasformano in scene meno isolate e più articolate, la struttura si arricchisce di originali inventive armoniche e ritmiche e la melodia dà spazio a una calda e sentimentale cantabilità. Alla Scala di Milano ci sarà Tannhäuser (17 marzo2 aprile), la grande opera romantica di Richard Wagner che porta sulla scena i palpiti e i tormenti artistici di un giovane cantore; avrà la direzione d’orchestra di Zubin Mehta e la regia, le scene, i costumi e le luci di Carlus Padrissa, elemento di spicco de La Fura dels Baus, il celebre gruppo catalano artefice di tanti allestimenti teatrali spettacolari e provocatori. “Coppia vincente non si cambia”: è sicuramente nel rispetto di questa regola fondamentale che la direzione artistica ha preparato il ritorno di Tannhäuser (dopo oltre vent’anni d’assenza alla Scala e cinque al Teatro degli Arcimboldi) invitando la coppia Mehta–Padrissa realizzatrice a Firenze, tra il giugno 2007 e il maggio 2009, di un Der ring des Nibelungen di Wagner emozionante e di grande effetto, che ha entusiasmato la critica e ha fatto riempire il teatro a ogni recita. Anche i cantanti principali invitati si annunciano di livello simile e sono: Robert Dean Smith, Anja Harteros, Julia Gertseva e Roman Trekel. Paolo Di Nicola


La Vera Costanza by Haydn. 3-5 March. Conducted by José Antonio Montano, directed by Elio De Capitani, with Federica Carnevale, Susana Cordon, Arianna Donadelli, Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani. Teatro Valli, tel. 0522458924,


Casa di Goethe. 17 Feb-17 April. Piranesi, il Rembrandt delle rovine: a selection of about 30 etchings by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, all of them depicting ancient and classical monuments of the city of Rome. Via del Corso 18, tel. 0632650412. 10.00-18.00. Mon closed. 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. 18 Feb-20 May: series of lectures featuring and dedicated to French theologians of the 20th century. Every Thursday at 17.00. These lectures take place at the Pontifical Gregorian University. Largo Toniolo 20/22, tel. 066802626, Forum Austriaco di Cultura. 15 Feb-31 March: exhibition entitled Impressioni austriache e italiane by Kurt Panzenberger. Viale Bruno Buozzi 113, tel. 063608371, Istituto Giapponese di Cultura. 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,

Le signorine di Wilko. 2-14 March. From the novel The Young Ladies of Wilko by Polish writer Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, adapted by Alvis Hermanis. Hermanis says that the story, which sees Wiktor Ruben return to the country home where he lived as a tutor to a family of six sisters 15 years previously. It is impossible not to be reminded of Federico Fellini’s film City of Women. However Hermanis says that Iwaszkiewicz’s text features other qualities and characteristics, including the fact that it is strikingly reminiscent of the writings of Marcel Proust. In Italian. Teatro Argentina, Largo di Torre Argentina 54, tel. 0668400311/346, Finishing the Kitchen. 27 Feb-7 March. This series of six one-act performances produced by the English Theatre of Rome describes the ups and downs of relocating; for those moving into a new city, for those moving out or just for those always in search of the perfect place. The author, theatre historian and playwright Patricia Gaborick, has worked before with Gaby Ford’s English Theatre. She comes from the United States and has lived in Rome since she was a fellow at the American Academy in 2005. English Theatre of Rome, Teatro Arciliuto, Piazza Montevecchio 5, tel. 066879419 after 16.00, L’Inganno. 9-28 March. By Anthony Schaffer, translated and adapted by Glauco Mauri, with Mauri and Roberto Sturno. The Teatro Valle celebrates actor and stage director Mauri’s 80th birthday with a series of his productions including Schaffer’s award-winning play Sleuth. The plot has all the ingredients of a top-class thriller, with audacious and cunning twists and turns as well as suspense and excitement. It has been described as a brilliant parody of the Agatha Christie country-house thriller, mercilessly satirising the genre at the same time as using its technical devices to the full. In Italian. Teatro Valle, Via del Teatro Valle 21, tel. 066869049,

kids Il mago dei sogni. 6-11 March. Modern fairy-tale for children aged 5 to 13. A trip into the world of dreams, illusions and emotions. Teatro Verde, Circonvallazione Gianicolense 10, tel. 065882034, Cemea projects at Auditorium. Una giornata con gli antichi romani. 13-14 March. A team of educators and actors will help children discover customs and daily life in ancient Rome. Educare all’arte con l’arte. 10-11 April. Guided tours of art exhibitions followed by workshops. Children will discover a new way of looking through touch. Auditorium-Parco della Musica, Via Pietro de Coubertin, tel. 0627800523, Lights on show. 20 Feb-13 June. Art workshop for children aged 7 to 11 that focuses on the atmosphere created by Caravaggio in his paintings. Scuderie del Quirinale, Via XXIV Maggio 16, tel. 0639967500, SatSun 16.00-18.00. Camilla Van Staaden

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News and e ven ts in



Afri ca

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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


Cape Town

African Cultural Capital Project 2010. 11-13 March. This project is the result of a Franco-German workshop entitled Accra on the way to becoming a cultural city, which took place in 2008 and has given rise to a movement to turn the city into a cultural capital. This is being led by the Accra Culture and Arts Network (ACCRACAN), whose aim is to raise the international profile of Accra, draw locals’ attention to cultural activities and artistic events in the city, improve the cultural infrastructure and promote creativity and innovation. ACCRACAN will launch officially in March with a three-day forum on the African Cultural Capital concept. For details see the Goethe-Institut website. GoetheInstitut Accra. 30 Kakramadu Road, tel. +233 21 776764,

Athol Fugard theatre opens. The Fugard Theatre has opened in Cape Town’s legendary District Six area, one of the main symbols of the apartheid area. The theatre is named after the leading South African playwright, novelist, actor and director Athol Fugard, who is an iconic figure in South Africa thanks to his political plays opposing apartheid. It is located within the Sacks Futeran building, a national heritage site, with the original decommissioned Congregational Church Hall in Caledon Street as its entrance, and includes a 270-seat auditorium, rehearsal room, foyer, dressing rooms and facilities for staff. The theatre is the home of the renowned Isango Portobello Theatre Company, which began life in 2006 as a collaboration between South Africanborn film, television and theatre producer Eric Abraham, British-born South African film writer and director Mark Dornford-May and South African opera singer and actress Pauline Malefane. The opening season includes two Isango Portobello productions that have already been performed internationally to unanimous acclaim, as well as the much-anticipated premiere of Fugard’s new play, The Train Driver, starring South African actors Sean Taylor and Owen Sejake and directed by the author himself. The play is based on the true story of Pumla Lolwana who died, along with her three children, when she stepped in front of a train on the Cape Flats in December 2000. It takes the point of view of the train driver who visits the woman’s grave in an attempt to come to terms with what happened. District Six was established in the mid 19th century as a mixed area but during the first half of the 20th century, black South Africans were forcibly removed and relocated to the outlying Cape Flats. In 1966 the district was declared a white area under the 1950 Group Areas Act and much of it was subsequently destroyed. Following the end of apartheid in 1994 the government began a programme of rebuilding, allowing some of the former residents to return. The Fugard Theatre, Caledon Street, corner of Harrington Street, District Six, tel. +27 (0)21 4614554 (box office),

Barcelona De Cajón! Flamenco Festival. 9 Jan-3 April. Organised by The Project, De Cajón! The Barcelona Flamenco Festival was first held in 2006 and is now the city’s most important celebration of flamenco as an art form. The festival takes place in a variety of venues across the city such as the Palau de la Música Catalana concert hall, and includes every genre of the flamenco discipline. In addition to De Cajón!, The Project coordinates over 300 annual productions and a variety of festivals including the Barcelona International Jazz Festival, the festival of Afro-American gospel music and the Barcelona Guitar Festival. Venues across Barclona. The Project, Diagonal, 482, 2º 2ª, tel. +34 934817040,


San Juan Evangelista by El Greco from the Museo del Greco in Toledo, on loan to BOZAR in Brussels.

Brussels El Greco. 4 Feb- 5 May. El Greco has not always enjoyed the honour of being regarded as the master of Mannerism and one of the greats of the Spanish School of Painting. It was almost 300 years after his death before he was truly recognised, when in 1908 the art historian Cossío published a study of the artist. This exhibition at BOZAR is important, not just because of the treasures it presents, but because it is the last time that Toledo’s El Greco museum is allowing this series of paintings to leave the city. The paintings on show include The Disrobing of Christ and The Tears of St Peter.Tues-Sun 10.0018.00, Thurs 10.00-21.00. Centre for Fine Arts, Rue Ravensteinstraat 23, tel. +32 (0)2 5078200,

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Lagos city hall reopens after renovations. The historic city hall on Lagos Island, the seat of the secretariat of the Lagos Island local government authority, is back in use after a restoration costing N5.2 billion. Built in 1968 as the seat of the then Lagos city council, the building was badly damaged by fire in 1997 and subsequently abandoned. In 2007 then governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, contracted a local construction company to restore and modernise the building with a view to turning it into a historical and tourist attraction. The “new-look” city hall boasts 85 offices, bank facilities, a banquet hall, air conditioning, parking for 130 vehicles, a back-up power supply and underground water storage tanks for firefighting purposes among other things. The facility will now be managed on behalf of the local authorities by a team of consultants who will oversee bookings, usage, maintenance and security on and around the premises. It is already slated to host a local beauty pageant and gala dinner on 3 April.

Milan Butterfly Oasis becomes a permanent museum. The temporary Butterfly Oasis in the Indro Montanelli gardens near Porta Venezia is being turned into a permanent “living sensorial museum”. The museum, which is due to open before the summer, will be housed inside a special pavilion located between the Natural History Museum and the Planetarium in the gardens.

The butterfly oasis opened in 2008 as a temporary project but following the success of last year’s exhibition Mimetism: The Strategy of Deception the city council decided to expand the structure and make it a permanent feature of the gardens. The new museum will occupy an area of about 1,700 sqm surrounded by 33 maple trees and it will have a centre for environmental education, a tropical garden and a greenhouse recreating the world’s most unusual environments including a rainforest containing hundreds of different butterflies as well as rare botanical species and animals. The museum will also host special events for children. Giardini Indro Montanelli, Corso Venezia, Milan, tel. 348 / 1646936. Gabrielle Bolzoni.

South African playwright and novelist Athol Fugard directs his new work The Train Driver for the opening season of the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town.

Paris Paris get tough on bouquinistes. Paris’ world-famous riverside booksellers – the bouquinistes – are being called to order by city authorities after many have been found selling tourist souvenirs and objects “made in China” and unlawfully subletting their stalls. The town hall has been accused of a lack of vigilance over the last decade since authorities removed the regulatory officer who policed the bouquinistes. From April, however, the city council is taking back its power and will remove stalls from holders if they are found to be flouting regulations. It has also announced that it will be imposing upkeep of the boxes and removal of graffiti on stallholders. In October the city will hold a day dedicated to its booksellers – the Journée des Bouquinistes. Over 200 booksellers share the 940 stalls that line the banks of the Seine.

Vienna Leopold Museum watercolours go on show. A collection of rarely seen watercolours will be on display at Vienna’s Leopold Museum for two months from March this year to commemorate the 85th birthday of founder Professor Rudolf Leopold. Around 150 watercolours, many of which have not been shown in public since the museum was opened in 2001 because they are so sensitive to light, have been chosen from the museum’s collection of 6,000 paintings by Leopold’s wife Elisabeth. The paintings cover 200 years of work from artists of the Biedermeier era to the 1980s and include Carl Schindler, Thomas Ender, Ludwig Heinrich Jungnickel, Josef Dobrowsky, August Rieger and Karl Stark. Leopold Museum, Museumsplatz 1, tel. +43 1 52570-0,,

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Exploring Villa Borghese Helene Pizzi


lthough the famous gardens of been recreated. It is best seen from the Villa Borghese are lovely at any top floor of the villa that houses the time of the year, the brisk days of permanent art collection. The parterres winter and early spring, when the air is are carefully clipped, forming a beautifresh and crisp, are an ideal time to visit. ful brocade-like design, and seasonal The garden occupies an area of giveflowers are planted in the central or-take 100 hectares and it is now in the spaces, respecting the old original heart of the city. When, in 1604, Cardinal planting plan. Scipione Borghese, nephew of Pope Paul Perhaps the most interesting parts of V, walked through his new property it was the Borghese garden are the garden in open country, outside the city walls. The rooms on either side of the villa. The noble families, including the Borghese, Secret Garden, located on the east side of lived in Rome in their palaces; Villa the villa towards Via Pinciana, is lovely Borghese was used as a luxurious country at any time of the year. Peeking through residence, designed for entertaining. the wrought iron fence, the small, The original garden was formal, but enclosed garden can be seen, now when Prince Marcantonio Borghese took restored to its former charm. Ornamental over the property in 1776 he created a and practical plants have been planted romantic English-style garden, the kind together, making this garden cheerful that was then in fashion all over Europe. and fragrant, and lemon trees are placed A view of the Secret Garden in Villa Borghese. He built the charming little lake with its along the paths in large terracotta pots. A Photo by Stefano Mascioli, tiny island and temple dedicated to hedge along the wall is made of orange Aesculapius, which remains a favourite spot over 200 years later. One of trees, while silver-leafed sage pokes through the fence as if begging to be the holm oaks (Quercus ilex) from the original planting can still be rubbed. Every season is “right” in this small secret garden, as the garadmired on the northeast side of the lake behind the little temple. These deners remove spent flowers and substitute them with other plants in evergreen oaks provide dense shade for the gardens in the summer. order to have a constant bloom all year round. The garden was enlarged during the Napoleonic occupation when The enclosed gardens to the west of the villa, leading to the aviary, are Prince Camillo Borghese married Napoleon’s sister, Pauline Bonaparte. also well kept and have been restored to their original plans. These enclosed An overpass now connects the garden to the area known as the Pincio, the areas all require high maintenance. Parterres need constant trimming, and first public garden planned in Rome as Napoleon wanted. Some 224 busts looking carefully it is easy to imagine how many hours of work have gone of famous people were placed in this area, but alas, they have been seriinto keeping them neat and tidy. ously vandalised. From the Pincio’s terrace, dedicated to Napoleon I, there is a splendid view of the city and St Villa Borghese attractions Romans continue Peter’s dome in the distance. There have been several important cultural additions to the attractions in The garden was extended still furVilla Borghese in the last decade. to enjoy the park ther in the 1820s, this time as far as the Casina di Raffaello is a play centre that offers animated lectures, manuAurelian walls. In the late 19th century al and creative workshops, cultural projects and educational activities for created as a the Borghese family allowed the peochildren. There is also an outdoor playground. ple to come to the Piazza di Siena area The Silvano Toti Globe Theatre was opened in October 2003 for multicountry retreat to celebrate the Festa delle Ottobrate disciplinary drama by Italian and foreign theatre companies. The stage is over 400 years ago (the end of the grape harvest), with built for Elizabethan-style sets and usually hosts Shakespearean plays during the summer season. singing, dancing and food galore. Museo Carlo Bilotti is housed in the Aranciera of Villa Borghese, which The garden was purchased in 1901 by King Vittorio Emanuele III was renovated especially for the Carlo Bilotti collection of contemporary art, and donated to the city of Rome for use as a public park. It was enlarged which the rich Neapolitan international cosmetics buyer donated to Rome once again, as far as Via Flaminia, to become what we know today. before he died in 2006. It includes 22 works, 18 of which are by De Chirico, as In this vast green park every spring the famous international equeswell as an Andy Warhol, a Larry Rivers, a Severini and a bronze by Manzù. trian competition takes place in Piazza di Siena. Lovers stroll around Visiting contemporary art exhibitions are also displayed in the Aranciera. the romantic lake, shaded by those secular holm oaks. There are events such as fashion shows and concerts and visitors can now take rides on Villa Borghese gallery and museum, Piazzale Scipione Borghese, tel. the little train that circles the garden. People walk their dogs in a dedi06328101, Booking essential; tel. as above. cated area, and in another part of the garden children and parents alike Fondazione Bioparco di Roma, Piazzale del Giardino, tel. 063608211, enjoy visiting the Bioparco, Rome’s zoo. When temperatures soar, the cool shade from the umbrella pines Piazza di Siena horse show, a major international horse show usually (Pinus pinea) and holm oaks provides respite and there is always a litheld in May each year. Piazza di Siena, tle breeze that the Romans so enjoy. Here and there along the walks you Casina di Raffaello, Viale della Casina di Raffaello (Porta Pinciana), tel. come upon a bike path, or a merry-go-round, or a puppet theatre for 060608, tel. 0642888888 for school groups, children (see also Casina di Raffaello below) and during lunch hour Il Globo Silvano Toti, Viale P. Canonica, tel. 060608, www.globethemany employees enjoy a quick rest in the garden before returning to their offices in the city only a few steps away. Museo Carlo Bilotti, Viale Fiorello La Guardia, tel. 060608, The Villa Borghese palace was restored and reopened at the end, online booking of the 20th century and now the elegant formal garden behind it has 22

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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.

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