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Paul Klerr, Senza titolo. Collage e matite colorate su carta cm 29,5 x 21. Paul Klerr, the eighth of Edith Schloss’ invited cover artists, studied at the Rome Academy of Fine Arts and lives and works in the capital. He has exhibited widely in Italy and abroad and has won several commissions for permanent public art works. His works are in public and private collections, including the city museum of contemporary art, MACRO, in Rome.
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editorial The Estate Romana comes around again Mary Wilsey
From opera in the Baths of Caracalla (above, the 2008 production of Verdi's Aida, photo © Corrado Maria Falsini) to reggae by the little lake in Villa Ada (below), Rome’s summer cultural programme has something for everyone.
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he list of events for summer evenings in Rome this year looks good and is long enough to satisfy almost every taste in every part of town. But the season has had an inauspicious start. The opening night of the Teatro dell’Opera’s programme at the Baths of Caracalla was called off in protest against the government’s budget cuts, which will hit opera theatres especially hard this autumn. The Caracalla festival is the oldest and the best-known of the city’s summer events and although it doesn’t have the same draw as the Verona opera festival in north Italy it is still a must for many tourists who love the spectacular setting in the Roman ruins. But whereas performances of Romeo and Giulietta, Aida or Rigoletto among the towering archaeological remains once had a romantic pull, now drowned out by the sound of cars all round and planes overhead, the Opera’s summer season also has to compete with over 150 other events on the city’s summer programme. There is a huge choice. You can go to Latin American evenings at the Capannelle racecourse close to Ciampino airport, if you can face the crowds and the noise. You can enjoy world music by the romantic lake in Villa Ada in the north. You can hear big names on the international music scene in the amazing cavea at the Auditorium Parco della Musica without even realising that there is traffic racing down Corso Francia just above you. You can enjoy the cool of Villa Doria Pamphilj with dance and concerts. For jazz you can head off to the small but beautiful Villa Celimontana, just a short walk uphill from the Colosseum. If you want Shakespeare in Italian there is the Silvano Toti Globe Theatre in Villa Borghese. And film fans who haven’t had the time or the inclination to see last winter’s releases can now catch some of them at outdoor screenings all over town. The one thing you will not have is good exhibitions. These do not return until the autumn and meanwhile museums have to rely on the not inconsiderable pull of their own wonderful collections. But this year the city is even making the most of its museum spaces with evening poetry readings, concerts and multi-media events. However this Estate Romana is a shadow of its former self. The former centre-left mayor, Walter Veltroni, and before him Francesco Rutelli, spared no expense on the cultural summer season. This was in part to attract tourists – although how many have ever come to Rome for its festivals as they do to Verona, Ravenna or Spoleto? – but mainly in the belief that the city should provide entertainment for those who don’t or can’t get away on holiday. This laudable tradition dates back to the time of the caesars and the popes when games in the Colosseum (so like today’s modern football stadiums in its design) and fireworks from Castel S. Angelo, the fortress of the popes, were the most extravagant and gorgeous ways of showing you had power and surplus money to burn. This summer things are different. The promised evening openings of the Colosseum were held up by lack of money to pay the staff overtime. And although Rome’s right-wing mayor, Gianni Alemanno, miraculously managed to find enough funds for the firework display at Castel S. Angelo to celebrate the June feast day of the city’s patron saints Peter and Paul, he was simultaneously declaring that the coffers were empty and that taxes and tariffs were going up. This year the summer festivals are indeed costing less, about €2.3 million compared with twice that figure four years ago. Some of the money will come from the city, some from the region and some from local companies as sponsorship. But according to the daily newspaper, Corriere della Sera, none of the money will arrive until the autumn. Meanwhile the organisers, some of them quite small, are going to have to rely on their own resources and their entrance fees to get by. According to present gloomy economic predictions the autumn may be further off than they think. For details of summer events in Rome see What's on pages 15-18 and our website www.wantedinrome.com.
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Fiumicino airport from central Rome are not subject to a charge, nor are those using the GRA to get from one side of the city to another. The provision also applies to several other stretches of motorway and ring roads across the country that were previously free of charge. In Rome it has been met by strong protests by unions, residents, consumer associations and politicians on both sides of the political divide, who are concerned about the impact on commuters into the city, on haulage companies delivering goods to local businesses and the subsequent increases in retail prices for consumers. Under the same set of budget provisions tariffs have risen by between €0.001 and €0.003 per km on all existing toll roads across the country.
Archaeologists and restorers working in a little-known catacomb in south Rome have uncovered what they say are the oldest known paintings of the apostles Peter, Paul, Andrew and John. The four full-face icons are datable to the second half of the fourth century AD. The images, in red, yellow, pink and blue, are on the ceiling of a burial chamber belonging to an ancient Roman noblewoman in the St Tecla catacombs on Via Silvio D’Amico near the Marconi metro stop, which are owned and maintained by the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archaeology. They came to light thanks to a special laser technology, which allowed the experts to remove the deposits of calcium carbonate that had formed on the paintings over the centuries without damaging the colours beneath. The discovery dates to summer 2009, when restorers working in the catacombs uncovered a fresco of St Paul. The team then decided to adapt existing laser technology for use in the catacombs, and the final results were announced in June. Fabrizio Bisconti, superintendent of archaeology at the catacombs, told journalists that St Peter appears in other images dating to around the same period, but never on his own as he does here, while the paintings of Andrew and John are the oldest in existence. The St Tecla catacombs were discovered by chance in the 1950s during excavations Icon of St Paul (right), one of four frescoes for building in the area and are discovered in the little-known catacombs normally closed to the public. of S. Tecla near Via Ostiense.
GRA toll causes controversy Drivers entering or leaving Rome via existing toll roads now have to pay a forfait of between €1 and €2 to cover use of the city ring road or Grande Raccordo Anulare (GRA). The fee is charged at the toll stations around the city regardless of whether motorists actually use the GRA or exit to locations before it. For example a vehicle arriving from the north at the Fiano Romano toll station on the A1 RomaFirenze is charged the forfait even if subsequently exiting before the intersection with the city ring road. The measure also means that drivers have to pay to use the A91 Roma-Fiumicino, which was previously free, but only when entering or exiting via the A12 Roma-Civitavecchia motorway in the northwest. Motorists travelling to 21 July 2010
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Rare Shelley volume purchase The Keats-Shelley Memorial House in Piazza di Spagna has recently bought a rare first edition of the English Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley’s five-act play The Cenci, which was printed in only 250 copies by Glauco Masi in Livorno, between August and September 1819. Shelley arranged for the printing himself through his London publishers, Charles and James Ollier, because, as he wrote to them, “it costs, with all duties and freightage, about half of what it would cost in London.”
The volume, which is now part of the museum’s significant collection of rare books, is in an early 19th-century binding, making it all the more interesting. The book, which is in excellent condition, has a moving dedication to Shelley’s friend Leigh Hunt. Shelley was working on the first draft of The Cenci in Rome when his son William became sick and died at the age of four in June 1819. William was buried in the Protestant cemetery in Rome, where Shelley’s ashes were also buried after he drowned in a storm off the coast of Lerici near La Spezia in 1822. The Cenci was not performed in public in London until 1922 because of what were considered the unsuitable themes of incest and parricide.
Rifkin plan for Rome According to a plan drawn up by the eco-economist, Jeremy Rifkin, Rome could be well on the way to bio-sustainability in 20 years. By then the city could have reduced carbon emissions by 46 per cent and be self-sufficient in its energy and food production. And although the cost over the 20-year period would be €10 billion, the return on investment from savings on energy and infrastructure maintenance, plus the spinoffs from new technological developments, could be €16 billion. Under the Rifkin plan, commissioned by city mayor Gianni Alemanno, Rome would be divided into inter-connecting residential, commercial-industrial and agricultural zones all linked by new non-polluting public transport systems and served by revolutionary distribution grids for renewable energy. The historic city would be the centre of the hub, where new public housing would be developed to reverse the present population drain to the suburbs. These new eco-friendly residential areas would be created within existing but abandoned commercial spaces and military barracks. This central zone would also become a network of private and public micro-gardens, where schools and institutions would be encouraged to have their own areas for growing vegetables. Around this central hub would be the industrial and commercial (work) zones, with new research establishments for the development of technologies for the future of a biocont. on page 13
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INTERNATIONAL POINT. We offer you many different size apartments and villas, furnished and unfurnished, short and long rental period, our assistance and our professional service for all duration of your contract. Tel. 0654211074, 0654649582, firstname.lastname@example.org. www.internationalpointgroup.com. MONTESACRO. Città Giardino, newly restored, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious living room, large private terrace. Ref 1157. Tel. 063212341. MONTEVERDE - DE LELLIS. Restructured, furnished apartment, living room with kitchen corner, bedroom, bathroom, balcony, parking space and garage, €1.000. Tel. 065919125, email@example.com. MONTEVERDE VECCHIO. Garden flat near park, 2 bedrooms, transport. Refs 574/601. Tel. 063212341. MONTEVERDE. Furnished apartment in quiet, very nice location, 2nd floor, 100 sqm, sitting room with balcony, 2 large bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, €1.500. Ref 22. Tel. 0654211074, firstname.lastname@example.org. MONTI - ATTIC. 60 sqm, bedroom, living room, restored kitchen, bathroom, balcony with breathtaking views, A/C, parquet floors. ref 289. Tel. 063212341. MONTI. Furnished, bedroom, bathroom, sunny living room, new kitchen, parquet floors, balcony. Refs 803/1085/1158/888. Tel. 063212341. NAVONA. 85 sqm, entrance, living room, dining room, bedroom, kitchen, sunny, doorman. Ref 1137. Tel. 063212341. NAVONA. Furnished, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with fireplace, kitchen, dining room, period building. Ref 1175. Tel. 063212341. NOMENTANA. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, spacious kitchen, balcony, period building, parquet floors. Ref 420. Tel. 063212341. OFFICE / STUDIO SPACE. Office / studio space for rent in Via Paganica 9/9a/10. Conveniently located next to Largo Argentina / Piazza Mattei, on street level, private entrance. Price negotiable. Tel. 347 / 3039189, 066793041. 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 garage. Tel. Edwards 068610871, email@example.com. OSTIENSE - ACILIA. Lovely cottage within prestigious horse-riding school property, living room, bedroom, garden. City train 20 minutes to Piramide. €800. Same Olgiata, condominium, A/C included, €900. Tel. 347 / 9409679, firstname.lastname@example.org.
OSTIENSE - PIRAMIDE GARBATELLA. Ostiense, next to Garbatella underground station, 50 sqm, newly restored, bright, overlooking Centrale Montemartini and Gazometro, silent, finely furnished and fully equipped for 2 + couch-bed, bathroom, living room with kitchenette, closet, balcony, TV, washing machine, independent heating. €950 Monthly. €1.900 Deposit. +39 348 / 6441041, email@example.com. More details can be found on: http://www.termoz.it/ostiense.htm. OSTIENSE. Between Piramide and Ostiense metro stations, restored, semi-furnished apartment, 85 sqm, 5th floor, sitting room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, €1.350. Ref 49. Tel. 0654211074, firstname.lastname@example.org. PAMPHILJ PARK - PICCOLOMINI. Elegant penthouse, spacious terrace, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, unfurnished, lift, porter, €2.000. Tel. 065813452, email@example.com. PANTHEON. Beautifully restored, 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room with fireplace, high ceilings. Ref 438. Tel. 063212341. PANTHEON. Spacious, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, large living room, parquet floors, lovely views, A/C, lift. Ref 1174. Tel. 063212341. PARIOLI - MONTI PARIOLI. Elegant condominium, 80 sqm on 2 levels, living room, kitchen, bedroom, 2 bathrooms, furnished, 2 balconies, parking space, A/C, €2.000. Tel. 065919125, firstname.lastname@example.org. PARIOLI. Villa with living room, dining room, 3 bedrooms, maid’s room, 3 bathrooms, large garden, terraces, sunny, quiet, garage. Ref 616. Tel. 063212341. PARIOLI. 220 sqm, spacious, 4 bedrooms, living room, dining room, study, maid’s room, parquet floors, doorman, garage. Refs 1073/1146/1171. Tel. 063212341. PARIOLI. Spacious, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, study / dining room, new kitchen, doorman, A/C, parking. Refs 1135/1145. Tel. 063212341. PARIOLI. Large, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, triple living room, dining room, maid’s quarters, panoramic terrace. Ref 1166. Tel. 063212341. PARIOLI. Elegant, 120 sqm apartment, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study or 3rd bedroom, living / dining room with 25 sqm terrace, furnished kitchen, car-port, autonomous heating. Tel. Edwards 068610871, email@example.com.
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TESTACCIO. 75 sqm, bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, living room, beautifully restored, Internet, A/C. Ref 259. Tel. 063212341. TRASTEVERE - ATTIC. 140 sqm, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, large private terrace. Ref 320. Tel. 063212341. TRASTEVERE - NEAR PIAZZA S. MARIA. 80 sqm apartment, well furnished, 2 bedrooms, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, available from August. Other, Trastevere 60 sqm, bedroom, dining room, bathroom, kitchen corner, available from now for the Summer. Tel. +39 333 / 2079279. TRASTEVERE / TRILUSSA. Quiet, very special, cottage-like, living room, bedroom, patio, terrace, well-furnished, €1.300. Also, beautiful 1-bedroom apartment, €1.600. Tel. 065813452, email@example.com. TRASTEVERE. Nice, bright, furnished apartment, 130 sqm, 4th floor, sitting room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, storage, walk-in cabinet, A/C. Ref 34. Tel. 0654211074, 0654649582, firstname.lastname@example.org. TRASTEVERE. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living room, dining room, kitchen, high ceilings, sunny. Refs 1106/883/1168/391. Tel. 063212341. TRASTEVERE. Charming townhouse on 2 levels, private garden, living room, fireplace, 2 bedrooms, A/C, country atmosphere, quiet, €2.200. Tel. 065813452, email@example.com. TRIESTE - ATTIC. Spacious, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen, balconies, bright, quiet. Ref 1082. Tel. 063212341. TRASTEVERE - VIA MAMELI. Beautifully furnished, quiet and renovated, 3rd floor, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lift, air conditioning. €1.500. Tel. 347 / 8796330. VATICAN. Furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, spacious kitchen, balconies, A/C, parking. Ref 600. Tel. 063212341. VATICAN. 1 bedroom apartment, 5 minutes from Metro Ottaviano, free from mid Nov to mid March 2011 during absence of owner. Negotiable rent according to requested period. All comforts, quiet, safe, Internet. Mobile 335 / 5325537 or firstname.lastname@example.org. VIGNA CLARA. 250 sqm, bright, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, spacious living room, dining room, terrace, quiet, swimming pool. Ref 653. Tel. 063212341. VIGNA CLARA. Near Marymount School, bright 120 sqm apartment, partial A/C, vast living / dining room, large balcony, 2 bedrooms, main bathroom, maid’s room and bathroom, furnished kitchen, garage, storage room. Tel. Edwards 068610871, email@example.com. VILLA PAMPHILJ. Beautiful 200-sqm apartment, completely renovated, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living / dining room, lovely terrace, maid’s quarters, double car-port. Tel. Edwards 068610871, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accommodation Vacant out of Town TIVOLI - MANDELA. 50 km from Rome, apartment in old castle, living room, bedroom, unfurnished, €240 + €40 condominium. Tel. 066786400.
Bed & Breakfast NAVONA. Antique art gallery, now charming flats. Superb location, quiet, cosy, sleeps 8 people. Also short lets. Tel. 347 / 3884032, email@example.com, www.navonaloft.com.
Holiday Accommodation 10 MINUTES FROM THE CENTRE. Beautiful bungalow rooms and equipped apartments, all provided with air conditioning, heating and sat tv. Special offers in low season. Prices from 25 € per person per night, breakfast included. firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: 0039063332604 Fax: 0039063330653. NEAR TIBURTINA STATION. 2 nice apartments (1 with garden), close to each other. €30 nightly per person. www.roominroma.com, tel. 335 / 263070, email@example.com.
Property for Sale in Town AURELIA. Restored farmhouse close to GRA Exit 2, 2 living rooms, 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (250 sqm) on 2 floors, GPL central heating, ACEA drinking water, solar panels, 1.400 sqm garden with irrigation system. More information by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. PORTO DI ROMA. Exclusive apartment in one of the most beautiful areas of Rome with panoramic views of the sea. Price €530.000 or annual rent €24.000. Tel. 349 / 8514436, 0656030047.
Property for Sale out of Town HOME FOR SALE IN CASAL PALOCCO. Main floor: kitchen, laundry room, living room, dining room, bathroom. First floor: 3 bedrooms, bathroom, linen closet. Second floor: bedroom, closet, 2 storage spaces. In complex with swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court, football pitch, €790,000. Contact Lorenzo Sorano: 392 / 8438478, 0650933694, email: email@example.com. ORVIETO, UMBRIA. House on 3 floors for sale in the old town centre. The house, consisting of living room with fireplace and kitchen downstairs, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs, has been completely and finely restored. A store room and a cellar on the ground floor are included in the property. Tel. Francesco Pacetti 335 / 5206229, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.francescopacetti.com.
Rooms and Flat Shares GARBATELLA. I rent out a furnished room in Garbatella area. Rent €450 per month. Tel. 329 / 0073305, 0657289400. HISTORIC CENTRE - GHETTO. Single room available in apartment, use of kitchen, bathroom and living room. €650 monthly all included. Tel. 333 / 5711422. LA STORTA. Independent room for female. Kitchenette, washing machine, wi-fi, tv. 10 minute walk from Olgiata train station. €600. Available August. Email: email@example.com.
MONTEVERDE NUOVO. 12 sqm room in a 2-level 110 sqm house. Shared kitchen and garden with 1 other inhabitant. Private entrance and bathroom. Internet, TV, telephone, A/C, autonomous heating, all utilities. Pet lovers. Tram no. 8, bus 791, 44, H. 400 m from Villa Pamphilj. €500 all inclusive. Available 1 September. Tel. 347 / 0574060, firstname.lastname@example.org. NEAR VILLA BORGHESE. Large, bright room in delightful attic, use of bathroom and kitchen, €500 bills included. Tel. 338 / 5436401, email@example.com. NICE ROOM NEAR ST PETER’S. Nice room (St Peter’s) and subway (Metro A) Cipro. Apartment located in (google maps: Viale Delle Medaglie D’oro 413). Tel. +39 392 / 7270460. PARIOLI - ORIANI. Single room in apartment with lovely garden, shared bathroom and kitchen, WIFI, €650 all inclusive. Available 1 September. Tel. 339 / 1419145, firstname.lastname@example.org. SINGLE ROOM BARBERINI - VENETO. Double bed, furnished. Sharing bathroom, live-in kitchen, large verdant terrace, Internet. €590 all inclusive. Available from 31 July. Tel. 392 / 3086605, email@example.com.
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ENGLISH TEACHERS REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY Berlitz Italy is among the world leaders in the field of language learning services. We are currently seeking full-time and part-time teachers in Rome and Milan. ENGLISH MOTHER-TONGUE NANNY. We are looking for an honest, hardworking, organised, reliable nanny who will also do housework. We have 2 young daughters, one 5 month old and one 21 month old. The candidate must have lots of child-care experience particularly looking after more than one child and also working with newborns as well as cleaning experience. We are looking for someone with a solid positive character who likes fun and instructive play. Please send a CV and covering note to: email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. OFFICIAL GUIDES WANTED with degree in Art History or Archaeology and excellent English skills to collaborate with a cultural association which organizes high-quality cultural guided tours (www.througheternity.com) mentioned in prestigious guide books. Please send your resume to: email@example.com. SCUOLA MATERNA - ROMA. Scuola materna cerca insegnante di lingua inglese con esperienza bimbi 3-5 anni. Inviare CV e recapiti a: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRITISH \ AMERICAN \ AUSTRALIAN FLAT. 23yo Italian guy looking for 1 single in appt. with native English people. Marconi, Ostiense. email@example.com !! NO SCAMS !! DOUBLE BEDROOM FOR 2 FEMALES. Looking for double bedroom for 2 females around Corso Francia / Ponte Milvio. Tel. 328 / 7870716. LOOKING FOR 3 BEDR APPT IN ROME. From 01/09/2010. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 00352 621 312327. Max price 2.400 EUR. ROOM REQUIRED TO LET. Responsible nonsmk, Australian lady, wants appropriate accomm / bath. Areas Ladispoli, S. Marinella, Cerveteri or Bracciano Sept / Oct. email@example.com. USE OF OFFICE / OFFICE SHARING urgently required in Guidonia / Villanova. Must have a static phone line. Please call Mike on 347 / 8547911. WANTED: 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT. Looking for studio or 1-bedroom apartment to rent starting 1 August. Rent: Less than 600/month, email: RobHolmesx2@gmail.com.
SPANISH NATIVE SPEAKER WANTED. Global Leader in Shareholder Communications seeks Spanish / Catalan native speakers for temporary full-time collaboration for 1 month in our office in Rome. The ideal candidate should have excellent organizational skills, strong sense of responsibility, a good ability to communicate and have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office. Banking background and understanding of the Financial Markets would be preferable but are not essential. To apply please send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact tel. 0642171405.
DOGSITTER ZONA PORTA PIA. Donna responsabile con esperienza in pensione per cani. ZONA Piazza Fiume / Regina Margherita. Tel. Eli 339 / 6882375, email@example.com.
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Accommodation Wanted 2/3 BEDROOM APARTMENT WANTED. 2/3 bedroom apartment wanted to rent in Rome STARTING FROM SEPTEMBER. €1.200 MAX for 2 bedrooms. €1.800 MAX 3 bedrooms. Tel. 328 / 8171530, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Events CHOIR VACANCIES. English-speaking choir has vacancies for new season: ability to read music essential. Information from email@example.com. HARPIST - MUSICIAN. Glamorous Italian Girl. Official web site www.tizianaliperoti.com, classical performance, contemporary, celtic for different events. Tel. 347 / 4129652.
Exchanges CYCLETTE FOR RUNNING MACHINE. Will exchange a practically brand new magnetic Carnielli Cyclette for a working electric Running / Walking Machine. Tel. 335 / 6265433. ENGLISH CONV. ACCOMMODATION. Italian woman seeks English mothertongue student (girl) in August. Meals, accommodation and pocket money offered. Tel. 329 / 5604609, firstname.lastname@example.org. ENGLISH CONVERSATION in exchange for computer lessons. Please call Chris: 340 / 2409461. ENGLISH FOR SPANISH. Me gustaria compartir inglese para tu espanol. Tambien con el skype. Email email@example.com. EXCHANGE BEVERLY HILLS, CA. APARTMENT. Exchange apartment in Beverly hills Ca. for apartment in Rome CENTER 2011. firstname.lastname@example.org. HOME EXCHANGE IN CHARLESTON, SC. American wishes to exchange home in golf community for apt in Rome; 12/2010 to 5/2011; email@example.com.
Candidates must be native speakers and have a degree, preferably with some teaching experience or teaching certification. Berlitz teachers are motivated, enthusiastic and open to new experiences. Would you like to work in a dynamic, international environment, then this is the job for you! Interested? Please contact Louise Thorne at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com NICE 30YO ROMAN BOY looks for an English mother-toungue girl for English / Italian conversation and to hang out. Mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org. Valentino.
Health / Fitness 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. http://www.bikramyoga.it. ADS AMERICAN DENTAL STUDIOS. Open in August. 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 every day. We provide complete dental care with the latest dental technology and our new colleague offers free cosmetic surgery consultation, including laser, botox, fillers, peeling etc. Appointment only. Tel. 333 / 9061799, email@example.com, www.americandentalstudios.com. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST provides psychotherapy for all mental health issues. 20 years’ experience. Metro Cipro and Metro Manzoni. Rose Kazma 0639742957 - 333 / 5822808. AYURVEDIC OIL MASSAGE. Professioanl masseuse, own studio / your hotel. Tel. 338 / 1737220. 1 hour authentic relax. 80 eu. BIG SAVINGS ON ACAI LIQUID. Acai Liquid is most beneficial, compare and buy products at discounted price at TheNutri.com. CANCER? YOU NEED INFORMATION. Cancer: The Complete Recovery Guide gives detailed information that can help you live longer and avoid pain. www.fightingcancer.com. CYCLETTE FOR RUNNING MACHINE. Will exchange a practically brand new magnetic Carnielli Cyclette for a working electric Running / Walking Machine. Tel. 335 / 6265433.
FREE SELF-DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER. Articles, inspiring stories, tips, life-enhancing strategies and much more. Sign Up Today! www.damienofarrell.com or tel. 339 / 3332547. INDIVIDUAL AND COUPLE COUNSELLOR. UKCP Psychotherapist. 18 years’ in private practice. S. Saba, Aventino (2 mins from FAO). Tel. 346 / 1284838. Luca Pinto. MASSAGE AT YOUR HOME, HOTEL. Oriental masseur www.abcdservizi.com Expert Cellulitis Obesity Overweight Relax women €24/H men: €60/H. Tel. 347 / 7244003. MASSAGE IN ISTANBUL. Professional, certified male masseur offers an exclusive massage experience. website: www.istanbulmasseur.com, click for aesthetical photos. Tel. 009 0539 661 10 47. MASSAGES STUDIO PLACE HOTEL. Ayurvedic, Californian, lomi lomi nui, sport massages, traditional thay, studio close to Vatican museums, also Sunday, reservation tel. 340 / 9340064. PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER. Physical education teacher with degree and qualification to teach disabled looks for job in school. Also teaches judo. Tel. 337 / 921553. THAI MASSAGE. Traditional or relaxing at your domicile by man with certificate. Cell. 338 / 7967377. ZEN MASSEUR €25 YOUR / MY HOME. Black man massage therapist oil massage www.abcdservizi.com your.my home.hotel MEN €60/h WOMEN €25/h. Tel. 327 / 0610447.
Household Sales 3-SEATER SOFA + ARMCHAIR. 3 seater + armchair, velvet, beige. Both for Euros 90. You pick-up. To view call: 339 / 7636677 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ALL FOR 2.000 EUROS! All 2.000 euro: double bed in decor iron, 2 single beds, armchair bed, closets, washmachine, table chairs drawer etc. Email: email@example.com. ALL FURNITURE AND AMENITIES SALE. Selling kitchen furniture, amenities, couches, double bed, orthopedic mattress, closets, lamps, plants, palm bouganville, rose garden utilities closet. FROM 20 euro NO TRANSPORT. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 380 / 7199946. BABY BEDS 120X60 CM. Cognac brown bed with wheels and mattress 90 euro. Soft “camping” bed Chicco and matress 60 euro. Heidi 340 / 9664286. BED + COUCH + MICROWAVE + MORE! 1 double bed with spring mattress (Ikea) 220 euro, 1 white couch (Ikea) 50 euro, 1 HP-Printer 50 euro, 1 LG-Microwave 45 Euro, email@example.com, tel. 339 / 6829739. BEDROOM SET. Solid wood wall 2 wall, wood, marine style, bed + orthopedic base and mattress. Euro 260. You pick-up. Tel. 340 / 7821586. CYCLETTE FOR RUNNING MACHINE. Will exchange a practically brand new magnetic Carnielli Cyclette for a working electric Running / Walking Machine. Tel. 335 / 6265433. ELECTRIC KITCHEN FAN. Excellent condition, clean, brand name kitchen fan with new filter. Euros 70. To view call: 339 / 7636677 or firstname.lastname@example.org. HIP / THIGH EXERCISE MACHINE. Almost New Body by Jake of California hip and thigh machine. For viewing call: 339 / 7636677 or email@example.com. JACKSON 5 2LP COLLECTION. Bought in Canada in the late 70s, Pickwick edition. This edition is very hard 2 find. 10.000 euro negotiable. Tel. 392 / 7388608. KITCHEN FURNITURE. Kitchen furniture in wood for sale. All for Euros 150. You pick-up. For photos call: 339 / 7636677 or firstname.lastname@example.org. MOVING SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO! Electronics, bed frame must go! Priced to sell. For a complete list with photos contact email@example.com or 334 / 9791984. Anna. POOL TABLE FOR SALE. A professional pool table with accessories in excellent condition to the best offer starting from 850 euros. Tel. 333 / 9958446. PRIVATE. Due to relocation must part with superb indoor and outdoor plants. Own transport a must. Prices negotiable. Anzio tel. 328 / 6142959.
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Jobs Wanted ACTOR. Italian 1.81 cm. smart expressive dynamic humour classical pianist average English available for films & commercials. Tel. 334 / 3147028. AMERICAN GRAD STUDENT BABYSITTER. Fluent English / Italian / Russian, 15 E/hr. Tel. 340 / 5052836, firstname.lastname@example.org. July NOT available Wed-Fri 16:00-20:00 (in class). BABY SITTER - PARIOLI AREA. I am looking for a job as a babysitter in Parioli (centre, Prati). I’m Moroccan and married to an Italian. I speak Italian. Tel. 333 / 7921553. BABYSITTER / HOUSEKEEPER AFTERNOON. Babysitter available in the afternoons on weekdays. English spoken and written, Italian spoken, well referenced. Tel. 331 / 2310565. BABYSITTING. Latvian woman, speaks English and Russian, seeking live-in / out babysitting. Starting from August. Pls call me at 348 / 7535301. BILINGUAL SECRETARY. Very experienced Italian lady seeks bilingual clerical / secretarial job. 30 years’ experience in multinational companies. Tel. 0681900779. CHRISTIAN SEEKING JOB. 47-year-old father, unemployed with 3 kids, seeks any honest job. Mother-tongue English, fluent Italian. Tel. 334 / 3758330. DESIGN BEGINNER OFFICE ASSIT. 45ne. per ufficio o azienda. bilingue Inglese e Spagnolo. Studi: Architettura Laurea. CVinternet completo: http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Adm DF5FgsJX7ZGhoOTJ4MzdfMTYzZzljOW 16ZjI&hl=en. DOMESTIC. I am seeking employment as a house keeper, driver, factotum. Can cook. Mr Bruno tel. 346 / 2280495. DOMESTIC. Dish washer, kitchen helper, cleaner, etc.. seeks position. Please tel. 340 / 2409461. DOMESTIC. We are a couple seeking employment in Rome as domestics / factotum / drivers. Tel. 346 / 22804395. ECONOMIC GARDENER, CLEANER. Young boy from Ghana looking for work as a cleaner, gardener. Tel. 327 / 1785054. ENGLISH PRE-SCHOOL TEACHER. English lady, young 48, seeks teaching job in pre school. Lots of energy and experience. Great with children. Please email email@example.com.
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ENGLISH TEACHER. Canadian Teacher living in Rome available for English Lessons. Call 346 / 6112753. FINLANDESE IN CERCA DI LAVORO. Fluent in Italian, English, Finnish. Office, restaurant, receptionist work! Business and marketing education. Further info email@example.com or 334 / 5321811. GRADUATE LADY. Experiences as a stewardess, house keeper, cleanner, looking for full or part-time job with food and lodging. Good references. Tel. 333 / 7897981. HOTEL RECEPTION OR MEETINGS. US resident wanting to relocate to Rome Seeking hotel job in Reception or Meetings, hard working. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. HOUSE KEEPER / OLD AGE CARE. Worker available immediately for any job with room and board anywhere in Italy and / or abroad. Tel. 339 / 7762166. HOUSE PAINTING JOBS. Male Filipino looking for house painting jobs, rate is negotiable. All painting materials not included to the rate. Tel. 320 / 8613668, email@example.com. INDIAN CITIZEN, MALE 30 YEARS OLD. Looking for a job as gate keeper / guard for hotels and companies, with experience and reference. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, 329 / 5612872. INDIAN GIRL, 28 YEARS OLD. Looking for a job as house cleaner, babysitter, old age care. Monday to Saturday (8.30 to 18.30). Cell 380 / 7958447, email: email@example.com. IRANIAN 35 Y.O. LOOKING FOR JOB. Experienced hotel receptionist, regular permit of stay, fluent English / Italian. Willing to work as driver / gardener. Contact 338 / 1425724. JACK OF ALL TRADES. English mother tongue Canadian seeking employment in the Novara area. Contact me at Hitchhikeris@hotmail.com. JOB IN FINANCE / CLIENT ASSISTANCE. Sono una ragazza polacca, parlo correntemente in italiano ed inglese al livello di madre lingua, laureata in Economia. Tel. 329 / 0452851. ITALIAN LADY, SPEAKS ENGLISH, looking for a house or office cleaning job in Rome. Monday to Friday. Tel. 347 / 0446114. LANGUAGES. Bilingual French / Italian, masters degree in conference interpreting. Fluent in Arabic, English. Available for any job related to languages / teaching. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. LOOKING FOR NEW CHALLENGES. Bilingual, experienced in International / multicultural environments, looking for NEW CHALLENGES and great opportunities. Contatcs: +39 4390963205, email@example.com. MOTIVATED YOUNG GRADUATE OFFERS English / Italian tutoring and / or babysitting for the months of July / August. Serious and experienced. Tel. 331 / 9769135, firstname.lastname@example.org. MULTILINGUAL ADM. ASSITANT / PR. Excellent Italian, several languages, shopping / liaison. Diplomatic & International environment. Serious enquiries only. Call 339 / 7636677 or email@example.com. MULTILINGUAL SECRETARY. Please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 00352 621 312327. MUSIC. We are 2 artists, specialised in Sinatra, Elvis and Martin songs. Piano player and singer. Interested? Tel. 346 / 2280495. PART-TIME JOB. University Student, with Italian Citizenship, Mother Tongue: English and Italian. Am available from July to October. Tel. 329 / 2656057. PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER. Physical education teacher, with degree, judo instruction, qualification to also teach disabled, looks for job in school. Tel. 333 / 7921553.
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Via Genova 30 00184 Roma Repubblica Tel: 064747955 email@example.com PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN. English lady, degree-educated, seeks work with pre-school children from September. Excellent references. firstname.lastname@example.org. SECRETARY / TRANSLATOR IN ENGLISH. Secretary and Translator in English. More than 20 years’ of experience, excellent PC utilization, blind keyboard. Tel. 339 / 3079404. SECURITY. A Ghanaian man with Permesso Di Sogggiorno looking for job as a security guard. Tel. 329 / 1671985, 327 / 2327444. SECURITY / CLEANING. A Ghanaian is looking for job as a security guard, cleaner and looking after old people. Tel. 327 / 1785054. SEEKING CERCASI LAVORO FOR P/T. NSL ONG Agricoltura. Architettura. Educazione. Bambini. Lav. Sociale, Progettazione. 3271038423 -Internet CV: http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Adm DF5FgsJX7ZGhoOTJ4MzdfMTYzZzljOW 16ZjI&hl=en SEEKING SUMMER JOB. Male Native English Speaker fluent Italian. Years experience: English Teacher Interpreter / Translator / Customer Service. Tel. 333 / 9022721, email@example.com. SUMMER JOB IN ROME. I am Italian, fluent in English, looking for any type of summer job in Rome. Phone number: 0636382090, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. TEFL TUTOR. Qualified TEFL tutor available for English lessons at your home. NW-Rome. Tel. 340 / 0734911. UOMO INGLESE CERCA LAVORO. NO PERDITEMPO. Cercasi lavoro in Roma e dintorni. Considererò quasi tutti i lavori. Sono madrelingua inglese e sto imparando l’italiano. email@example.com. WEB DESIGNER + PC ASSISTANCE. Build Your WebSite, euro 20/page other service: do your PC home assistance. Tel. 327 / 061044.
Lessons ITALIAN LANGUAGE LESSONS. Experienced mother tongue teacher available for private Italian language and conversation lessons. Individual lessons: €25/hour. Please contact on: firstname.lastname@example.org. CERCASI INSERIMENTO LAVORATIVO. Insegnante bilingue Privati Progetti educazione bambini. Laurea Architettura 327 / 1038423 CVInternet: http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Adm DF5FgsJX7ZGhoOTJ4MzdfMTYzZzljOW 16ZjI&hl=en. CORSO INGLESE TECNICO. Corso online GRATUITO, Il corso ha 3 macro moduli: Inglese Tecnico, Networks, Professioniste dell’IT. email@example.com - 0637725541 - www.learnit-ict.eu. COURS D’ITALIEN (ROME CENTRE). Enseignant d’Italien, langue maternelle, avec expÎrience en France, donne cours d’Italien à bon marchÎ. firstname.lastname@example.org. ENGLISH LESSONS & TUTORING. Native English speaker, proficient in Italian, offering fully immersive English lessons (speaking, writing, reading). Contact: email@example.com.
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ENGLISH LESSONS, OXFORD UNIV. English lady, Oxford University graduate, long experience, offers English lessons / conversation (adults only) and translations. Tel. 068105213, 340 / 5161007. ENGLISH LESSONS. Quality, tailormade English lessons for all levels and ages available. Also Business English. Contact 320 / 3384265. ENGLISH LESSONS. Experienced, Mothertongue English Teacher offers lessons at 20 Euros /hour. Can meet anywhere in Rome. Call 347 / 3633431 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. ENGLISH LESSONS. UK-qualified English teacher teaches hourly euro 25 zones Rome center Piazza Bologna, Trieste, Africano. Tel. 339 / 6675270. ENGLISH TEACHER. American - New York, mother tongue, degree, 21 years’ experience, specialized business, marketing, economics, medicine, law, acting. Cell 348 / 4511565. FABULOUS COOKING DAY. Chef gives private cooking lessons in Rome near the Spanish Steps and also Mazzano Romano. 130€. Tel. +39 338 / 5282517. GUITAR LESSONS. Blues guitarist. Lessons for adults & children. In your home. Tel. Luca 349 / 3152290. GUITAR LESSONS. Patient and professional guitar teacher available in Rome for students of any age or level. Tel. 331 / 3063954. IMPARA L’INGLESE A SOLI 5 €. Tutto il ricavato delle lezioni verrà utilizzato per aiutare i canili privati di Roma. Ogni mercoledì. Informazione sul http://www.Charlie-Riznyk.com registrazione@Charlie-Riznyk.com. ITALIAN LANGUAGE LESSONS. Experienced Italian tutor gives lessons at your home / office, long experience with diplomats, companies and private tuition. Please send e-mail, Rita. ITALIAN LESSONS. Do you want to learn Italian? Italian lessons for Englishspeaking people. Tel. 346 / 2280495. ITALIAN LESSONS (EUR / S. PAOLO). Mother tongue teacher who also speaks advanced English. Improve your Italian level. Eur/ S. Paolo €15/hr. Tel. 347 / 4900597, email@example.com. ITALIAN LESSONS (ROME CENTER). Native-language Teacher offers cheap and customized Italian courses for beginners and advanced. Pronunciation, grammar, listening, writing tests. Call 328 / 3756855. ITALIAN LESSONS (ROME CENTER). Italian Mother tongue Tutor with teaching experience abroad, available for cheap Private Lessons (grammar / conversation / speaking / writing / reading / listening). Call 0636003421.
ITALIAN LESSONS LIVELY & DYNAMIC by a motivated teacher with a music, drama degree, all ages. Experienced, patient, reasonable rates, firstname.lastname@example.org. ITALIAN TEACHER, QUALIFIED. Experienced and passionate teacher specialized in Italian for Foreigners at Siena University is available for individual / group courses. Tel. 3284454933. ITALIAN. Italian tutoring from beginner to advanced level. Intensive courses. Excellent prices, at your home on request. Email email@example.com. LANGUAGE. Are you from the USA or UK? Do you want to learn Italian? Tel. 346 / 2280495. LECON DE FRANCAIS / CONVERSATION. Donne cours de Français en groupe ou individuel: a domicile: firstname.lastname@example.org. MADRELINGUA. Professoressa americana offre lezioni d’inglese, anche spagnolo. Certificate TEFL, esperienza con tutti i livelli e preparazione per esame. Tel. 327 / 6151360. MATH, PHYSICS, SCIENCE. Master of Science from California Institute of Technology gives lessons and tutors students. Call 339 / 1359676. MODERN GUITAR LESSONS ROME. Canadian Professional Musician and songwriter offers lessons in the comfort of your own home. Tel. 392 / 7388608 or 333 / 3593523. NEW YORK STATE LICENSED. Mothertongue English school teacher available for lessons in the historic centre. Mornings, reasonable rates. Tel. 331 / 8874226. PIANO, VIOLIN LESSONS. Piano, Violin lessons given by Leader of Rome orchestra, Royal Academy teacher, 35 euro hour. Tel. 347 / 3391235, 0697998887 after 8pm. PIANO. Lessons in your home. Italian pianist, graduated from S. Cecilia Conservatoire, €25 per hour. Auditions €100. Tel. 334 / 3147028. PRIVATE ENGLISH LESSONS IN ANZIO. Mother tongue qualified English teacher available for private lessons for adults and children in Anzio. Contact 328 / 6142959.
Personal CANADIAN MUSICIAN SEEKS. Canadian Singer, Guitarist songwriter seeks English mother tongue musicians in Rome (bass, keyboards, drummer, guitar). Tel 392 / 7388608. MARRIAGE. Italian mature man, cultured single, seeks tall nice-looking American girl for friendship and more. Family lover. Tel. Bruno 346 / 2280495.
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MASSAGE 4 LADY EXCHANGE WT ENG. Black Man therapist, looking for lady 32-89 y.o. to exchange massage with ENG. language at your / my home. Tel. 347 / 7244003. MUSIC INVESTMENT PARTNER WANTED. Music Production seeks investment partner please view www.myspace.com/reymore and call Tel. 389 / 1886618. PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHER. Your private or Commercial Photos low-cost service, www.abcdservizi.com at YOUR Home Office Company. Tel. 333 / 1953311. SONGS NOW ON SALE on Itunes and Amazone Mp3!!! PUT YOURSELF IN A GOOD MOOD BUY NOW!! www.myspace.com/reymore follow the links. SRI LANKAN GENTLEMAN. 60 years old, seeks good friendship with a kind hearted, understanding lady. Please call Chris 340 / 2409461. VERY RESERVED. Is a woman out there, that needs a reserved relationship like me? Please contact me email@example.com.
Schools and Colleges STUDY HOLIDAYS IN GREAT BRITAIN. English courses for adults and teenagers in UK and Ireland. Family or residential accommodation. Recognized schools. Info@ingleseingranbretagna.it. Tel. 0655285664, 339 / 3202916.
Services AYURVEDIC OIL MASSAGE 80 EU. Expert masseur own studio Prati area / your hotel. 60 minutes. Tel. 340 / 9698914. COMPUTERS SALES AND SERVICE. Computer Reseller, Assembler, AMC Software, Laptops, All Related To Computers. www.pigasis.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. FABULOUS COOKING DAY. Chef gives private cooking lessons in Rome near the Spanish Steps and also Mazzano Romano. 130€. Tel. +39 338 / 5282517. HARPIST - MUSICIAN. Glamorous Italian Girl. Official web site www.tizianaliperoti.com Classical performance, contemporary, celtic for different events. Tel. 347 / 4129652. HTTP://WWW.GIFTS-TOINDIA.COM/RA. We deliver Flowers and Gifts all over Canada. Visit http://www.gifts-toindia.com/rakhi_canada.asp.
LOOKING FOR APARTMENTS!!! Leisure in Rome leader in short-term rentals is looking for apartments to rent! Send an email with photos email@example.com. RELOCATING TO ROME? Let the experts at Principal Relocation Company take care of your relocation and immigration needs. Call +39.06.9094776 or visit www.reloprc.com. TEACHER WRITER ASSISTANT ADMINST. Male 45. English, Spanish, Italian. Laurea Architettura Designer Activist Nutritionist. 327 1038423 CVinternet: http://docs.google.com/Doc?docid=0Adm DF5FgsJX7ZGhoOTJ4MzdfMTYzZzljOW 16ZjI&hl=en VISA PROCUREMENT ASSISTANCE. Frequent traveler to India, China, etc. Principal Relocation Company can process all your Visa needs. Call +39 069094776 or visit www.reloprc.com. WEB SITE BUILDING €20 A PAGE. Web designers build website only €20 per page, www.abcdservizi.com. Tel. 333 / 1953311. WWW.CAKESDELIVERYKOLKATA.COM. Send fresh baked cake all over Kolkata. WWW.GIFTBASKETSITALY.IT. We deliver flowers, fruits, chocolates, wines, gift hampers and more gifts on same day all over Italy. Please visit: www.giftbasketsitaly.it. WWW.GIFTS-TO-INDIA.COM. We deliver Flowers and Gifts to all over Australia. WWW.GIFTS-TO-INDIA.COM. Send breathtaking flowers and gifts to India and make a beguiling focal point to any celebration. Visit http://www.gifts-toindia.com/delivery_locations.asp.
Transport FIND OR SHARE A CAR IN ROME. Sofishare.com is a free person-to-person rental system that lets you share a car or bike with other members, anywhere. TOURING. Do you need to go out of Rome? Have no car? I can take you anywhere, any time. Tel. 346 / 2280495.
Travel SINGLE IN ROME? Socialize with other foreign or Italian singles while visiting new interesting places supported by a specialized organization. Weekend-breaks, beach resorts, cruises. www.weekandyou.it. Tel. 0697841354 - 340 / 4572153,
Britannia International School of Rome • • • •
Age range 3-11 Bus Transport Extra-curricular activities The school opens at 8.30 am in the morning and closes at 3.15 pm. Lessons start at 9.15 a.m.
Situated in the south of Rome in a modern villa. Small classes ensure that children receive the help and stimulation needed to achieve their maximum potential. A carefully structured Kindergarten provides a varied programme, including the preparation for learning basic skills, in a happy family atmosphere. Via E. Parisi 11 - Rome - Tel. 0671354252 www.britanniainternationalschool.it
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sustainable planet. Bicycle paths, pedestrian areas and clean public transport systems would connect them to the centre and each other. The third ring would be the agricultural zone for the city’s food supply. Here Rome is fortunate as it is the only European city of its size still surrounded by a large area of cultivated, but under-utilised, agricultural land. Ten immediate projects have been identified for development over the next two years. These include among other things a smart grid to connect nine areas (islands) of the city with energy from renewable sources, lowenergy lighting for streets and public buildings, new energy-efficient heating systems for public and private swimming pools, the completion of the electronic metering system to gauge supply throughout the city, more efficient use of the city’s reserves of wood and subsidies for new lighting systems for private residential buildings.
Rome schools summer opening Rome is keeping some of its schools open during the summer vacation to help look after 5,000 children from three to 11 years old. About 54 schools will open two to three days a week from July until mid-September, when the new academic year starts. The schools’ programme offers cultural activities such as painting, music, theatre and creative writing, as well as computing and trips to city parks and to other areas of interest in Lazio. There are also Italian language lessons for foreign children and English lessons for Italian children. The project is designed to help parents who work and are unable to make other arrangements for their children during the months of the long summer vacation. More information is available from the city council’s Dipartimento Servizi Educativi e Scolastici, direzione promozione servizi per la famiglia e la gioventù, tel. 06671070113.
Swimming in the shadow of the Colosseum This year for the second year running the traditional Roman summer festival All’Ombra del Colosseo includes a swimming pool and solarium in the Celio park overlooking the Flavian amphitheatre, renewing debate about the use of the ancient monument and its surroundings. In summer 2009 the state archaeological authorities gave permission for the installation of the panoramic pool near the so-called Ninfeo di Nerone on a one-off basis on grounds that Rome was hosting the world swimming championships at the same time. However the organiser Castellum, a local cultural association, has managed to secure its presence again this year, despite an initial
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refusal by Rome state archaeological superintendent Giuseppe Proietti. The U-turn is indicative of the ongoing battle between the state and city cultural authorities over the use of Rome’s archaeological heritage. In recent months there have been repeated calls to limit activities in and around the Colosseum amid concerns about damage from noise and pollution. All’Ombra del Colosseo is open daily from 09.00-02.00 and there is a live cabaret performance every evening at 21.45. The festival village is accessible from Via di S. Gregorio and runs until 4 September.
Cultural heritage up for grabs? Rome’s Etruscan museum in Villa Giulia, the Idroscalo in Ostia (where writer and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was murdered in 1975 in circumstances that remain unclear), the engineering faculty of La Sapienza University next to the church of S. Pietro in Vincoli on the Celio and Villa Gregoriana in Tivoli are among the sites that could be transferred from the state to Rome city council or province or the Lazio region under proposals currently before parliament. The idea is to transfer ownership to city, provincial and regional administrations of cultural and natural heritage sites currently belonging to the state free of charge as a way of promoting their use and upkeep and/or generating much-needed income. Under the plans local administrations can choose the sites that interest them from a predefined list, specifying what they intend to do with them once they have been “acquired”. They can opt either to retain ownership of the sites or to sell them and retain 75 per cent of the revenue to pay off local debts, with the remaining 25 per cent returning to the state. The proposals reportedly involve over 9,000 buildings and around the same number of natural sites including beaches, mines, lakes and rivers, to a total value of €3 billion. Sites outside Rome that may be deemed “transferable” under the plans include Palazzo dei Normanni in Palermo, the lighthouse on the island of Ponza, Piazza d’Armi in L’Aquila and parts of the Dolomite mountains. The list of sites is still only provisional but it has already met with strong opposition from cultural organisations and opposition parties, concerned about the impact on Italy’s natural and cultural heritage. The state property agency, the Agenzia del Demanio, is due to publish a definitive list of sites that could be transferred to local and regional administrations at the end of July.
Shoah museum plans get official showing The preliminary project for the Shoah museum in Rome has finally been presented officially in public to the city, regional and Jewish authorities. The museum, which will
commemorate Italy’s Jewish victims of the Holocaust, should have been opened on 18 October 2008, the day in 1943 when Rome’s Jews were rounded up and deported to Auschwitz. The idea for the museum was first presented in 2005 by the then mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni. The design for the Holocaust memorial, by Luca Zevi and Giorgio Tamburino, has not changed since it was completed several years ago. It is a heavy, dread-full edifice, with a part that looks like a cut-off smoke stack as an ever-present reminder of the gas chambers. Attached to this is a huge black cube, which will house exhibition spaces, the library, conference rooms and offices. The names of all the Italian Holocaust victims will be inscribed along the outside walls of this black block. The museum is to be built in the grounds of Villa Torlonia off Via Nomentana (with the entrance in Via Alessandro Torlonia). The neo-classical house, which was the residence of Mussolini when he was in power, and the surrounding park have recently been restored and turned into a museum centre. The grounds are also the site of important ancient Jewish catacombs – hence the choice of location – and there will be a walkway from the museum to the ancient burial grounds. It is estimated that the museum, which will cost about €13.5 million, could be completed in three years.
Fiumicino gets fast transit luggage system Fiumicino has opened a new automated system for processing transit passengers’ luggage, previously managed by hand. The new system, called NET 6,000 (Nuovo edificio transiti), can handle 6,000 pieces of luggage an hour, and is situated between the national and the international terminals. It is 1,200 m long and services 42 outlets. Luggage is taken from the arriving aircraft into the transit centre and then guided out again to the departing aircraft via a system of carriers with electronic readers that pick up the bar code on the luggage label. According to Aeroporti di Roma, which manages both Leonardo Da Vinci international airport (Fiumicino) and Ciampino, Fiumicino is now the sixth busiest airport in Europe and the first in Italy. The new transit system for baggage is the first of its kind in Italy. It was opened by the undersecretary to the prime minister’s office, Gianni Letta, on 8 July. The system has been built in four months at a cost of €20 million. Baggage handling at Fiumicino has always been one of the weak points of the airport, with arriving passengers sometimes waiting hours in the peak vacation period to pick up their suitcases. The new system will not improve the long wait in the arrivals hall but should manage to speed the transit, and lessen the anxiety, of passengers travelling through the airport to other destinations.
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Rome Everybody Welcome, Everything Free. 10 June-31 Oct. Organised to celebrate 90 years of friendship between the Knights of Columbus and the city of Rome. This exhibition traces the history of the Catholic mutual aid society founded in 1881 by Father Michael J. McGivney. Photographs, portraits, documents and newspaper articles are on show, as well as fragments of the Allied bombs that fell on the Knights of Columbus’ playground in S. Lorenzo in 1943 and the original letter from Pope Pius XII to US President Franklin Roosevelt – carried by the Knights of Columbus’ representative in Rome – asking for the city to be spared from Allied bombing. “Everybody Welcome, Everything Free” was the motto of the Knights when they first came to Rome serving US troops stationed in Italy and throughout Europe during world war one. The initiative so impressed Pope Benedict XV that he invited the society to maintain a permanent presence in Rome. Capitoline Museums, Palazzo Nuovo, tel. 060608. 09.00-20.00. Mon closed. Gladiatores. 26 March-3 Oct. A vast exhibition of epigraphs, frescoes, mosaics, statues and other historical documents narrate the history of Roman gladiators, focusing on their art of fighting, their psychology and their social status. Colosseum. For booking and information tel. 0639967700. 08.30-19.15. 2V page 15 Jacob Hashimoto. 1 June-22 Aug. Rome’s civic contemporary art museum MACRO has inaugurated one of the spaces joining its existing premises and its new wing (not yet open to the public) with a site-specific installation by Jacob Hashimoto entitled Silence Still Governs Our Consciousness, which creates a floating realm that anticipates the journey from the museum’s present to its future. In the description of organisers, “this cloud of 7,000 kites” fills the room like a “diaphanous canopy” evoking in its spectators the sensation of being “surrounded by a mist-filled forest of kites and strings – a quiet, meditative, sculptural environment. The piece synthesizes nature and technology to yield a fluid and organic landscape. This encourages meditation and evokes new readings of the gallery: as a void, as space, or as time”. MACRO, Via Reggio Emilia 54, tel. 06671070400. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed.
Auguste-D Dominique Ingres / Ellsworth Kelly. 3V page 15 Jean-A 20 June- 26 Sept. The exhibition examines the links between the contemporary abstract American painter and the 19thcentury director of the French Academy. The exhibition, curated by the Academy’s current director Éric de Chassey, displays some of Kelly’s recent abstract works as well as his drawings of flowers and figures, together with key Ingres works from the Louvre, Montauban and Besançon museums selected by Kelly. Grandes Galeries, Villa Medici, Viale Trinità dei Monti 1, tel. 0667611, www.villamedici.it. 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. La forma del Rinascimento. Donatello, Andrea Bregno, Michelangelo e la scultura a Roma nel quattrocento. 21 May-5 Sept. This exhibition focuses on the work of the three great 15th-century sculptors during the period of stylistic renovation in the Rome of the so-called humanist popes, from Pius II to Leo X. It includes a precious high-relief by Michelangelo that has never been shown in public before. Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Venezia, Via del Plebiscito 118, tel 060608. 10.00-19.00. Mon closed. The head of Gattamelata by Donatello, on display at Palazzo Venezia in Rome.
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Nedko Solakov. 20 May-3 Oct. This exhibition is part of a project, Committenze Contemporanee, launched by the Galleria Borghese, the Fondazione MAXXI and UniCredit Group to explore and experiment with the Borghese gallery’s collection. The Bulgarian artist Nedko Solakov is the fourth artist chosen to be part of the project. Galleria Borghese, Piazzale Scipione Borghese, tel. 068417645, 068413979, www.galleriaborghese.it. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Philip Guston, Roma. 26 May-5 Sept. Over 40 works from the series Roma, painted by Philip Guston between 1970 and 1971, are shown together for the first time. Organised in conjunction with the American Academy in Rome and curated by Peter Benson Miller, the works are on loan from international museums and private art collections. The focus of the exhibition is on Guston’s life-long interest in Italian art and culture and his late return to figurative painting. Museo Carlo Bilotti, Aranciera di Villa Borghese, Viale Fiorello La Guardia, tel. 060608, www.museocarlobilotti.it. 09.00-21.00. 4V page 15 Piranesi, Rembrandt delle rovine. 27 July-26 Sept. What did Rome look like during Goethe’s time? This exhibition answers this question with a selection of works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) belonging to the museum’s permanent collection. Casa di Goethe, Via del Corso 18, tel. 0632650412. 10.00-18.00. Mon closed.
Storia di un’anima. Immagini e memorie dal Diario di Olivia 7). 4 June-3 Oct. Paintings, photoCushing (1871-1 1917 graphs and other documents illustrate the life and work of Olivia Cushing, the Boston-born sister-in-law of Hendrik Christian Andersen. Museo Hendrik C. Andersen, Via Pasquale Stanislao Mancini 20, tel. 063219089. 09.3019.30. Mon closed. For more events in Rome and in Italy, as well as museum times in Rome, see our website www.wantedinrome.com.
The American jazz star Peter Cincotti, pictured here at the Auditorium Parco della Musica in 2008, returns to Rome to perform in the Concerti nel Parco in Villa Pamphilj on 31 July.
Most music seasons have come to an end but many music and cultural associations organise festivals or concerts in open-air venues and churches throughout the summer. Check the daily press and street posters for details. 2 O page 15 International Chamber Ensemble. Serate di Grande Musica al Cortile di S. Ivo. 2 July-10 Aug. Concerts at the Cortile di S. Ivo alla Sapienza, Corso Rinascimento 40. For booking and information tel. 0686800125, www.interensemble.org. Evening events in the courtyard of one of the city’s most splendid examples of Renaissance architecture. Just a short walk from Piazza Navona, the courtyard – part of the original 15th-century university of Rome – and its excellent acoustics lend themselves to a pleasant and successful musical initiative. The programme includes a varied selection of well-known music ranging from Vivaldi and Mozart to music from Argentina and the melodies of the Beatles. It also includes four fully staged and costumed performances of the J. Strauss Jr operetta Die Fledermaus, presented together with the Opera Academy company of singers. All concerts begin at 21.00 unless otherwise indicated. 21 July Performance of the operetta Die Fledermaus by J. Strauss Jr. conducted by Francesco Carotenuto, directed by Peter Atherton, with soloists and choir of the Opera Academy Company and with the Symphonic Orchestra of the International Chamber Ensemble. Repeated 23, 24 July. 27 July In conjunction with the Argentinian embassy to Italy, tango music concert by the Cuartetango Ensemble and with dancers Marcelo Alvarez and Sabrina Amato. Music by Gardel, Piazzolla, Plaza and others (21.30). Repeated 29 July (21.30). 3 Aug “The fabulous ‘60s between Piazzolla and the Beatles”: concert by the orchestra of the International Chamber Ensemble. Music by Piazzolla, McCartney, Lennon and Harrison (21.30). Repeated 7, 10 Aug (21.30).
Le meraviglie di Roma antica e moderna. 9 June-31 July. Landscape drawings, plastic models and projects for Rome from the collection of the Biblioteca di Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte. The works on show date from the 16th to the 18th century. Museo Nazionale del Palazzo Venezia, Via del Plebiscito 118, tel. 0669994285. 08.3019.30. Mon closed.
3 O page 15 I Concerti nel Parco. 30 June-31 July. Villa Doria Pamphilj, Via di S. Pancrazio 10. For information tel. 065816987, 339/8041777, www.iconcertinelparco.it. Organised by the pianist Teresa Azzarro, this festival takes classical music and its protagonists from their traditional venues and into real life. It is held in the gardens of Villa Pamphilj with a varied programme of artists and genres. Look out for the new American star of jazz, Peter Cincotti (31 July). 4 O page 15 I Musici Veneziani. Concerts in the church of St Paul’s within-the-Walls, Via Nazionale 16a, tel. 064883339, www.stpaulsrome.it.
23 July. Lyrical concert. Excerpts and arias from well known operas (20.30). Repeated 24, 27, 30, 31 July, 3, 6, 7 Aug (20.30). La Traviata 24, 31 July, 7 Aug. Enchanting Opera Arias are performed at the church on 23, 27, 30 July and 3 Aug, 6 Aug. Orchestra G. Tartini. Concerts in the church of St Paul’s within-the-Walls, Via Nazionale 16a, tel. 064883339, www.stpaulsrome.it. 21 July. Concert by the Giuseppe Tartini Chamber Orchestra conducted by Antonio Cipriani. Music by Piazzolla and Bacalov (21.00). Repeated 28, 29 July, 1, 4, 8 Aug.
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Luglio Suona Bene. 26 June-31 July. This open-air summer music season produced by the Fondazione Musica Per Roma presents a nightly concert and names to look out for include Pat Metheny, Keith Jarret, Gary Peacock and Jack Dejohnette Trio, Crosby Stills and Nash, Nora Jones, Simply Red, Ludovico Einaudi and Giovanni Allevi. All concerts begin at 21.00. Auditorium-Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin, tel. 0680241281, www.auditorium.com.
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Bolzano Danza. 19-31 July. One of Italy’s oldest and most established dance festivals celebrates the meeting between the arts and encourages a mix of different cultures and ideas. The theme this year is Made in Italy, but it also has an important subtitle, Going Green, and organisers experiment with an ecological festival at different levels of sustainability. Teatro Comunale and in other venues. For booking and information tel. 0471313800, www.bolzanodanza.it. See also Dance.
Ravello Festival 2010. 1 July-11 Aug. This festival boasts a magnificent setting overlooking the Amalfi coast on a stage jutting out over the cliffs at the edge of the gardens of Villa Rufolo. This year’s festival, directed by Stefano Valanzuolo for the second year running, has a theme and a leitmotiv, Folly, plus of course a tribute to Frederik Chopin on the bicentenary of his birth. The calendar includes symphonic music, chamber music, visual arts and events devoted to design, education, science, drama, film, literature and dance. For tickets and information tel. 089858360, 0668809816, www.ravellofestival.com.
Internationally acclaimed pianist Ludovico Einaudi is at the Auditorium Parco della Musica on 27 July with his project Nightbook. Photo by Luis Rosario. 2 Q page 15 Roma Incontra il Mondo. 18 June-7 Aug. Rome’s world music festival returns to the shores of the little lake in Villa Ada with a programme of interesting multiethnic names and international music. The festival area opens at 20.00; concerts begin at 22.00. Villa Ada, Via di Ponte Salario. Infoline tel. 0641734712, 0641734648, 0641707101, 347/2481011, www.villaada.org.
Rock in Roma. 5-30 July. This festival presents a line-up of big names on the international rock music scene including The Cranberries, Mika, ZZTop, Skunk Anansie, Gary Moore and Shaggy in addition to Italian artists Litfiba, Daniele Silvestri, 99Posse and Piotta. Concerts take place at the Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Via Appia Nuova 1245. For information tel. 0666182859, www.romarockfestival.it. 3 Q page 15 Villa Celimontana Jazz 2010. 1 July-5 Sept.
Rome’s lovely jazz garden is back for its 17th edition. As usual the rich programme includes a line-up of big names in the world of international jazz and pop and you can wine and dine under Rome’s ancient pines as you listen to the music in this beautiful setting. This year’s programme includes a handful of monographic cycles such as Piano Players from NY, Tango in Villa, Latin Jazz, Django Jazz and Women in Jazz. As per tradition, there is also space for a couple of pop music concerts, a photographic exhibition and some readings. Names to look out for include the Yellow Jackets, Mike Stern, Bill Saxton, Gary Smulyan and Diane Schuur. Villa Celimontana, Via della Navicella. For information tel. 0658335781, www.villacelimontanajazz.com. Fiesta! 26 June-16 Aug. Dedicated entirely to Latin American music and culture, Fiesta! no longer resembles a “village” but is conceived as a real open-air music-hall, with a stage, bars and differentiated eating places. There are dance floors dedicated to classical salsa dancing and Latino disco music. Big names to look out for include Ana Carolina, Gilberto Santarosa, La India, Luis Enrique, Eva Ayllon, Los Van Van. Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Via Appia, 1245. Info tel. 0666180136, 392/4683951, www.fiesta.it.
Cortona Tuscan Sun Festival 2010. 30 July-6 Aug. The Tuscan Sun Festival in the little Tuscan town of Cortona is the original within the family of Sun Festivals produced by IMG Artists and which include a festival in California’s Napa Valley and one in Singapore. For dance, principal dancers of the American Ballet Theater, Maxim Beloserkovsky and Irina Dvorovenko, return following their successful appearance at the 2009 festival to present a ballet gala with stars of the Bolshoi and Mariinsky. In the music section there is the Russian soprano Ekaterina Scherbachenko, winner of the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World award, together with tenor Marcello Giordani and the Orchestra della Toscana. The American soprano Reneé Fleming makes one of her rare appearances in Italy accompanied by the Orchestra del Festival Puccini led by Alberto Veronesi and with the participation of the young composer and conductor Anthony Arcaini. Violin superstar Joshua Bell returns to the festival with his long-time collaborator, cellist Steven Isserlis, and Italian actor/director Gabriele Lavia delivers an evening of monologues called Il Sogno di un Uomo Ridicolo by Dostoevsky accompanied on the cello by Cecilia Chailly. The festival is also host to an exhibition by the New York urban artist DAZE, who will create art works in a public space. As always wine tasting and local food feature as an important part of the programme. For booking and information www.tuscansunfestival.com.
Macerata Macerata Opera 2010. 29 July-10 Aug. This excellent opera season takes place in the fascinating setting provided by the “Sferisterio”, a long, oval-shaped arena that was originally built for the game of the ball and the bangle. The form of the building - made up of a playing field, several locations for a variety of uses, a sustaining wall, boxes and balconies - provides a challenging setting for stage directors who have turned it into a temple for opera with some really legendary productions. The opera programme this year includes Faust by Gounod, La Forza del Destino and I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata by Verdi, as well as Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine and Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans together with a programme of concerts and conferences. For booking and information tel. 0733230735, www.sferisterio.it. See also Opera Notes.
Martina a Franca 36th Festival della Valle d’Itria. 15 July-4 Aug. This worldclass music festival encourages the production of forgotten titles and rare works, and provides a springboard for up-and-coming musicians and singers. For information tel. 0804805100, wwwfestivaldellavalleditria.it. See also Opera.
Siena Incontri in Terra di Siena 2010. 23-31 July. This is a delightful chamber music festival organised by the cultural association of the same name founded in 1969 in memory of Antonio and Iris Origo, who dedicated their lives to the development and appreciation of the Val d’Orcia. It is based at Villa La Foce and in a nearby mediaeval castle, Castelluccio di Pienza, and spreads a love of music and art through concerts, meetings, and artistic events in the many beautiful venues of southern Tuscany. The new musical director is Kathryn Stott, a musician with valuable experience of running major festivals. The 2010 programme includes a line-up of internationally-acclaimed musicians in an eclectic series of chamber music concerts plus an incursion into the world of early music with a concert curated by Nicky Swallow. A multi-faceted orchestral programme and other events enrich the week’s events. For booking and information tel. 057869101, www.itslafoce.org.
Torre del Lago 56th Puccini Festival. 16 July-21 Aug. The operas on the programme this year are La Fanciulla del West, Tosca, Turandot and Madama Butterfly. There is also an evening of ballet with a performance of Romeo and Juliet (11 Aug). For booking and information tel. 0584359322, www.puccinifestival.it. See also Opera.
Verona 88th Opera Festival dell’Arena di Verona. 18 June-29 Aug. The operas this year are Turandot, Aida, Madama Butterfly, Carmen and Il Trovatore. The only new production is Turandot; all the others are successful stagings from past editions of the festival. For booking and information www.arena.it. See also Opera.
Viterbo Tuscia Opera Festival. 9 July-4 Sept. Festival director Stefano Vignati has brought a number of big names in the performing arts to Viterbo in the past few years. However the programme is extremely uneven, and although the festival goes under the name Tuscia Opera Festival opera actually features very marginally with lots of space for pop and jazz concerts and a variety of other events. Symphonic and chamber music are well represented and there are a couple of operas performed in concert form as well as the fully staged Suor Angelica by Puccini. See also Opera. Some names to look out for include pianist and composer Giovanni Allevi, jazz musician Stefano Bollani and dancer Raffaele Paganini. The festival spreads out across the province of Viterbo with concerts in Castiglione in Teverina, Civita di Bagnoregio, Montefiascone and Valentano. An exhibition showing 20thcentury costumes of heroines from Puccini operas is at the Sala Regia of the Palazzo dei Priori. For information tel. 0761331164, 347/8524241, www.tusciaoperafestival.com.
1 X page 15 The Globe Theatre. 8 July-19 Sept. Tucked
away in the heart of Villa Borghese is a full-scale reproduction of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, copied from the original designs, and almost identical to the one that now stands on London’s South Bank. Rome’s version of the Globe was built by the city council in 2003, and financed by the Silvano Toti foundation. The programme is overwhelmingly Shakespearean, but don’t get your hopes up too high as all productions are in Italian. This year’s fare includes The Two Gentlemen of Verona, The Tempest (featuring well known actor Giorgio Albertazzi), Much Ado About Nothing, The Taming of the Shrew and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For information tel. 060608, www.globetheatreroma.com.
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2 X page 15 L’Anfiteatro della Quercia del Tasso. 12 July-30 Aug. The perfect stone theatre on the Janiculum overlooking the roofs and cupolas of Rome takes its name from the 16thcentury poet, Torquato Tasso, who drew inspiration from the oak tree that once stood here. Since 1965 it has become a summer “must” with a characteristic programme of Greek and Roman comedy and a few incursions into comical 18thcentury drama. Don’t expect high quality theatre but a pleasant and relaxed evening with a sure bag of laughs. This year’s calendar forsakes its Greek and Roman tradition in favour of an adaptation of Victorien Sardou’s comedy Un Diabolico Divorzio and André Roussin’s La Cicogna si Diverte. For booking and information tel. 065750827, 348/8240450, www.anfiteatroquerciadeltasso.com.
Roma in Scena. 24 June-17 Sept. This initiative organised by the city sees a varied programme of drama, music, dance and readings in museums and public spaces throughout the summer. Many of the performances have been selected from a public competition endorsed by Rome’s civic museums. For information tel. 060608, www.museiincomune.it. The History of Rome – Part I. 18 June-6 Aug. By and with The Miracle Players. This year’s show is a collection of highlights from previous performances collated into an original comedy, using Roman history as the narrative thread. The words of ancient Roman writers are used to set the play in a historically accurate context. In English. Every Fri at 19.30. In front of the Mamertine prison in the Roman Forum. For further information tel. 0670393427, www.miracleplayers.org.
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Botega - Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival . 31 July. In Naji. For Bolzano Danza. This work is a co-production of the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival and the Italian hip-hop group Botega. The festival, which is supported by the European Commission, the Palestinian Authority, UNESCO and others, promotes arts and culture in support of Palestinian political and national goals. It takes place under Masahat, a Lebanese organisation that works to establish a dance network in neighbouring countries, so there are similar concurrent events in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. Botega comprises seven talented dancers who bring plenty of energy and social commitment to their work. Teatro Comunale, tel. 0471053800, www.bolzanodanza.it.
36th Festival della Valle d’Itria. 15 July-4 Aug. The 2010 programme showcases the rarely performed opera Gianni di Parigi by Donizetti, Handel’s Rodelinda, Regina de’ Longobardi and Nino Rota’s Napoli Milionaria on a libretto by Eduardo De Filippo, staged for the first time since its presentation in 1977 at Spoleto’s Festival of Two Worlds. The programme also offers concerts and recitals in venues throughout the city and its surroundings. For information tel. 0804805100, wwwfestivaldellavalleditria.it.
Rome Invito alla Danza 2010. 1-30 July. Rome’s annual appointment with dance, which celebrates 20 years of activity with a programme subtitled “The best…”. The programme includes Homage to the Royal Ballet, in which the prestigious English ballet company and its soloists perform a gala evening with a selection of excerpts from the classical repertory. Etoile Mara Galeazzi is among the dancers on stage (21 July); Otango Company in Concotango (22-23 July); Elisa Monte Dance in Emotions, an Italian premiere (27-28 July); and Compagnia Maria Serrano in Esencias, a world premiere (29-30 July). Villa Doria Pamphilj, Via di S. Pancrazio 10. For booking and information tel. 0639738323, www.invitoalladanza.it. The Elisa Monte Dance company presents the Italian premiere of Emotions at Invito alla Danza 2010. Photo by Roy Volkmann.
Rome Aida by Verdi. 15 July-5 Aug. Conducted by Andrea Giorgi, directed by Maurizio Di Mattia, with Micaela Carosi, Amarilli Nizza, Ticina Vaughn, Walter Fraccaro. Terme di Caracalla, Via delle Terme di Caracalla, tel. 0648160255, 064817003, www.operaroma.it.
Torre del Lago 56th Puccini Festival. 16 July-21 Aug. This festival takes place in an open-air theatre on the shores of lake Massaciuccoli near the Tuscan town of Lucca, just a stone’s throw from Villa Puccini where the composer lived, worked and is buried. Directed by Alberto Veronesi, it’s the only opera festival in the world entirely dedicated to the works of Puccini. The operas this year are La Fanciulla del West, Tosca, Turandot and Madama Butterfly. For booking and information tel. 0584359322, www.puccinifestival.it. See Opera Notes.
Verona 88th Opera Festival dell’Arena di Verona. 18 June-29 Aug. This famous opera festival is entirely dedicated to film and stage director Franco Zeffirelli, who has staged all the productions this year. The operas are Turandot, Aida, Madama Butterfly, Carmen and Il Trovatore. However the only new production is Turandot; all the others are from past editions of the festival. Singers to look out for include Marcelo Alvarez, Maria Guleghina, Amarilli Nizza, Fiorenza Cedolins, Svetla Vassileva, Tichina Vaughn, Carlo Ventre. For booking and information www.arena.it.
Viterbo Suor Angelica by Puccini. 23-30 July. Conducted and directed by Stefano Vignati, with Jessy Withers, Erika Papillion Posey, Sara Bielanski, Amanda Kadlubek. Piazza S. Lorenzo. For booking and information tel. 0761/331164, 347/8524241, www.tusciaoperafestival.com.
Turin Compagnie José Besprosvany. 24 July. In Inventions, choreography by José Besprosvany. This interesting company was created in 1986 by the Belgian choreographer and director whose main objective is to promote new ideas about movement, music and text. Besprosvany’s work follows two important threads: the relationship between movement and narrative; and openness to non-European cultures. Inventions focuses on the meeting between an artist who has been trained in classical and contemporary dance and three performers who portray choreographic and musical scripts, both contemporary and from the past. During the course of the evening three encounters take artists and spectators to a crossroads of theatre and dance that raises questions about the place of dance today. For Festival Teatro a Corte, tel. 0115119409, www.teatroacorte.it.
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Billy Cowie. 21, 25 July. In The Revery Alone/Ghosts in the Machine, choreography by Billy Cowie. Cowie is a Scottish choreographer, composer and filmmaker. He works principally in the areas of dance/theatre performance, screen dance and installation. Probably best known for his live performance pieces in conjunction with Liz Aggiss for Divas Dance Theatre, he has also completed six major screen projects. His stereoscopic dance installations The Revery Alone and Ghosts in the Machine have been screened worldwide and were featured in the British Council Showcase at the Edinburgh Festival in 2009. For Festival Teatro a Corte, tel. 0115119409, www.teatroacorte.it.
Verona Momix. 2-9 Aug. In Momix Remix, choreography by Moses Pendleton. This show celebrates the 25th anniversary of one of the most popular and crowd-pleasing dance companies around. Pendleton doesn’t offer particularly inventive choreography, but Momix performances captivate the audience and the 14-member troupe, made up of muscular performers who look as much like gymnasts as dancers, take full advantage of tricks of the theatre and clever lighting. Props include poles, hula hoops, big rolling wire frames and oversized exercise balls with which the polished troupe pushes familiar limits to sometimes astonishing heights. Teatro Romano. For the Estate Teatrale Veronese, tel. 0458011154, www.estateteatraleveronese.it.
Opera Notes The Macerata Festival, also known as the Sferisterio Opera Festival, marks the 400th anniversary of the death of the Macerata Jesuit and explorer Matteo Ricci, with works inspired by spiritual themes. The Puccini Festival near Lucca celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first performance of La Fanciulla del West. The festival counts on famous singers to attract both the ordinary public as well as passionate opera fans. Lo Sferisterio Opera Festival giunto alla sua 46a stagione (29 luglio-10 agosto) s’intitola A maggior gloria di Dio e propone una serie di opere, oratori e concerti tutti ispirati a temi spirituali, con cui si vogliono festeggiare i 400 anni della morte del maceratese Padre Matteo Ricci, che fu il primo uomo a stabilire un ponte religioso e culturale fra l’Occidente e la Cina. Il cartellone si apre e si chiude con due titoli scopertamente confessionali: Vespro della Beata Vergine di Claudio Monteverdi (29 luglio), splendida pagina musicalmente innovativa e sentitamente ispirata, e Juditha Triumphans (6 e 10 agosto), l’unico oratorio di Antonio Vivaldi rimasto dei quattro composti e scritto nel 1716 per celebrare la riconquista da parte Repubblica di Venezia della dell’isola di Corfù assediata dai Turchi. Tra questi lavori s’inseriscono quattro opere: Faust di Charles Gounod (30 luglio, 3 e 7 agosto), una rilettura dell’eterna lotta tra bene e male nell’ottica del “grand-opéra” francese; le verdiane La Forza del Destino (31 luglio, 4 e 8 agosto), I Lombardi alla Prima Crociata (1, 5 e 9 agosto) e Attila (6 e 10 agosto), che affrontano il tema della fede e della conversione da prospettive diverse e gettano più d’un dubbio sulle dichiarazioni di Verdi di essere ateo e anticlericale. A Torre del Lago, in provincia di Viareggio, è in pieno svolgimento il 56° Festival Puccini (16 luglio-22 agosto), che punta su cantanti dai nomi noti e apprezzati sia dal grande pubblico sia dagli appassionati. La coppia Daniela Dessì e Fabio Armiliano interpreterà La Fanciulla del West (23 luglio e 7 agosto), che quest’anno celebra i 100 anni della prima rappresentazione assoluta; Maria Guleghina, che è stata insignita del 39° Premio Puccini, vestirà i panni di Tosca (24 luglio-21 agosto); Madama Butterfly (25 luglio-22 agosto) vedrà impegnati il soprano Amarilli Nizza e il tenore Massimiliano Pisapia e per finire con Turandot (31 luglio-20 agosto) si assisterà allo scontro tra la gelida principessa di Martina Serafin e l’eroico principe ignoto di Ian Storey. All’interno della carrellata di titoli pucciniani ci sarà un Concerto di Gala (28 luglio), che avrà sul podio Alberto Veronesi, il direttore artistico del festival, e come star protagonista il soprano americano Renée Fleming, in una delle sue rare apparizioni italiane. Paolo Di Nicola
The Revery Alone by Billy Cowie. The audience lying on the floor watches what appears to be a dancer hanging from the ceiling. Photo by Matthew Andrews.
TRIPS OUT OF TOWN
The ghosts of Monterano Helene Pizzi The ruins of the church and convent of S. Bonaventura, designed by Bernini, now stand in the middle of a grassy open space. Photo by Erik Pettinari, www.erikpettinari.it.
oday there is little left of Monterano, once a bustling town built the economy crumbled and agriculture declined, invaders from the north on tufa rock in rolling wooded Etruscan countryside about 50 swept down to plunder the countryside. Eventually in the fifth century km northwest of Rome. It used to be the feudal seat of the the bishop of nearby Forum Clodii encouraged his people to abandon Orsini and Altieri families but in 1799, when the population had their town in the valley, where it was too vulnerable to attack from the already been hard hit by malaria, there was a dispute with the nearby Longobardi and malaria, and move to Monterano, the site of the old city of Tolfa over grain and as a consequence mercenary French troops Etruscan town, on safer, higher ground. Once again it became the cenin the service of the Roman Republic razed the town to the ground, tre of the area around the Monti Sabatini and remained so until the bishkilling and plundering. What was left of the population moved to nearopric moved east to Sutri in the tenth century. It was not until the 13th by Canale Monterano and Monterano was never inhabited again. Roofs century, when the centre of economic and political power shifted back fell in, walls crumbled and its three churches became shells. Vigorous to Bracciano, that Monterano came into its own once more. ivy and blackberries now hide much of what is left. In the 1500s woodcutters from Umbria and Tuscany, unhappy with A huge fig tree sprang up right in the middle of the church of S. the political turn of events and the conflicts under the Medici, moved Bonaventura, towering over its façade. This is hardly what Gian closer to Rome and cleared the dense woods of the Silva Mantiana Lorenzo Bernini would have imagined when he north of Lake Bracciano, making carbon and designed, or Mattia de Rossi when he built, this reviving the once-fertile agricultural land. The ruins of Monterano elegant and imposing church and convent They remained, and traces of their migration between 1677 and 1679 in what was then a are still found today in the local accents, in northwest of Rome point flourishing town. In front of the church an some of the traditions and in the bread, baked to its long history octagonal fountain with perfect simple harmoin wood-fired ovens, in Canale Monterano. It nious lines, also designed by Bernini, once was finally in the 1670s, during the papacy of and flourishing past marked the centre of the square. A copy of the one of the local Altieri landlords, Clement X, fountain still stands in the same spot, but that Monterano reached its peak of prosperity instead of a bustling square it is a grassy space surrounded by wooded and beauty, only to be abandoned again just over a century later. hills and silence. The original fountain is now in Canale Monterano. Now it is a nature reserve and in 1988 this area of approximately As you walk through what remains of Monterano stop at the base 1,000 hectares became the Monterano regional park where flora and of the ruins of the castle. The imposing stone lion fountain, also fauna are protected. The Mignone river winds through the deep valley designed by Bernini, was made on an outcropping rock in the side of to the east, where both cold and hot mineral springs bubble and flow. the castle and today a copy still seems to be fiercely guarding it, makWild boar roam the woods and these naughty fellows have ripped ing it clear that this was indeed once a powerful town. up a large grassy area near Bernini’s church and convent, looking for But Monterano’s history goes back well beyond the 17th century. roots and titbits that may be hiding in the grass. Other wild animals live We are in what was the land of Etruria in ancient times. In the eighth in these woods, including porcupines, wolves, badgers, martens and and seventh century BC the Etruscans spread their civilised culture and weasels. They are all protected on this reserve, but they stay well out of also founded the nearby cities of Caere, Tarquinia, Vulci, Sutri and the way of people and can rarely be seen. more. As you walk along you pass Etruscan tombs, which have been Walk back the way you came, enjoying the ruins from a different used to store hay for the animals that are free to roam here. This land viewpoint. This amazing ghost town has the feel of a gentle, haunting, has so many tales to tell as people have lived here since prehistoric surrealist dream. times; the Etruscans, in fact, built on neolithic sites. To get to Monterano: at Km 17 of Via Cassia, just after La Storta, take Via Everywhere you look the land is thickly wooded, hilly and with deep Braccianense Claudia. Go through the town of Manziana and proceed to gorges in some places. The Etruscans brought water here by aqueduct – Canale Monterano, surrounded by chestnut forests. the remains of which are still visible – from the high plain of Oriolo and For information about the town see the Pro Loco website www.monteraconstructed a good system of roads, the most important of which led to no.it/index.php. Riserva Naturale Monterano: www.monteranoriserva.it. what is now the town of Cerveteri; another went to Tarquinia. There are photos giving a wonderful panorama of the reserve on internet The Romans eventually defeated the Etruscans and took over the terif you search for Monterano. ritory. Then in the fourth century AD, as the Roman Empire weakened, 21 July 2010
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USEFUL NUMBERS associations American International Club of Rome tel. 0645447625 - www.aicrome.org
American Women’s Association of Rome
cinemas The following cinemas show films in English or original language when available – see daily press for programme details.
tel. 064825268 - www.awar.org
Association of Malaysians in Italy
Via Merry del Val 14, tel. 065880099. In original language on Mon
tel. 389/1162161 email@example.com
Caledonian Society firstname.lastname@example.org
Canadian Women’s Association email@example.com
Circolo di Cultura Mario Mieli Gay and lesbian international contact group, tel. 065413985 - fax 065413971
Daughters of the American Revolution firstname.lastname@example.org
Cineclub Detour Via Urbana 47/a, tel. 0645490845
Filmstudio Via degli Orti d’Alibert 1/c, tel. 0668192987
Metropolitan Via del Corso 7, tel. 063200933.
Nuovo Olimpia Via in Lucina 16/g, tel. 066861068
International Women’s Club of Rome
Largo Ascianghi 1, tel. 065818116. In original language on Mon when available
tel. 0633267490 - www.pwarome.org
Warner Village Moderno
Irish Club of Rome
Piazza della Repubblica 44, tel. 0647779111
Professional Women’s Association email@example.com
United Nations Women’s Guild tel. 0657053628, firstname.lastname@example.org www.unwgrome.multiply.com
Welcome Neighbor tel. 3479313040 email@example.com www.wnrome-homepage.blogspot.com
books The following bookshops and libraries have books in English and other languages as specified.
Via Mandas 2, tel. 0622460091
Rome Mosque (Centro Islamico) Via della Moschea, tel. 068082167 - 068082258
St Francis Xavier del Caravita (Roman Catholic) Via del Caravita 7 - www.caravita.org
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
St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Via XX Settembre 7, tel. 064827627, Sunday service 11.00
St Patrick’s Church (Roman Catholic) Via Boncompagni 31, tel. 064203121, Sunday service 10.00
St Paul’s within-the-Walls (Anglican Episcopal) Via Nazionale, corner Via Napoli, tel. 064883339, Sunday service 08.30,10.30 (English), 13.00 (Spanish)
support groups Alcoholics Anonymous
firstname.lastname@example.org - www.irishclubofrome.it
Luncheon Club of Rome
Rome Buddhist Centre Vihara
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
tel. 064742913 - www.aarome.imfo
Archè HIV+ children and their families. tel. 0677250350 www.arche.it
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 www.ryderitalia.it
Astra (Anti-stalking risk assessment) tel. 066535499 - www.differenzadonna.it
Caritas soup kitchen (Mensa Giovanni Paolo II) Via delle Sette Sale 30, tel. 0647821098. 11.00-13.30 daily
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.
Caritas foreigners’ support centre
Bible Baptist Church
Caritas legal assistance
Herder International Book Center (German)
Via Castel di Leva 305, tel. 0659602991 - 334 / 29334593
Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano 6/a, tel. 0669886369
Piazza di Montecitorio 117-120, tel. 066794628 email@example.com - www.herder.it
Christian Science Services
Celebrate Recovery Christian group
Via Stresa 41, tel. 063014425
tel. 338 / 1675680
La Librairie Française de Rome La Procure (French)
Church of All Nations
Comunità di S. Egidio
Lungotevere Michelangelo 7, tel. 069870464
Piazza di S. Egidio 3/a, tel. 068992234
Church of Sweden
Comunità di S. Egidio soup kitchen
Via A. Beroloni 1/e, tel. 068080474, Sunday service 11.15 (Swedish)
Via Dandolo 10, tel 065894327 17.00-19.30 Wed, Fri, Sat
Footsteps Inter-Denominational Christian
Disabled information line
South Rome, tel. 0650917621 - 333 / 2284093 North Rome, tel. 0630894371 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bibliothèque Centre Culturel Saint-Louis de France (French) Largo Toniolo 20/22, tel. 066802637 www.saintlouisdefrance.it
Piazza S. Luigi dei Francesi 23, tel. 0668307598 - www.librairiefrancaiserome.com
Libreria Feltrinelli International Via V. E. Orlando 84, tel. 064827878 www.lafeltrinelli.it
Libreria Quattro Fontane (international) Via delle Quattro Fontane 20/a, tel. 064814484
Libreria Spagnola Sorgente (Spanish) Piazza Navona 90, tel. 0668806950 www.libreriaspagnola.it
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 Via del Moro 45, tel. 065836942
The Anglo American Bookshop Via della Vite 102, tel. 066795222
The Lion Bookshop & Café
Mason Perkins Deafness Fund
International Christian Fellowship
Support for deaf and deaf-blind children, tel. 0644234511, email@example.com www.mpds.it
Via Guido Castelnuovo 28, tel. 065594266, Sunday service 11.00
Jesus Cares Ministries firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewish Community, Tempio Maggiore, Lungotevere Cenci, tel. 066840061
Jewish Reform Group in Rome Congregation Lev Chadash, Piazza della Libertà 10, tel. 339 / 3824815, Shabbat services at 10.00, Friday night service once a month
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Joel Nafuma Refugee Centre
Via XX Settembre 88, tel. 0655282695
The Open Door Bookshop (second hand books) (English, French, German, Italian)
24-hour, multilingual information line for services in Rome, run by the city council. Tel. 060606
Via Marsala 109, tel. 064457235
St Paul’s within-the-Walls, Via Nazionale, corner Via Napoli, tel. 064883339
Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas
International Central Gospel Church
Via dei Greci 33/36, tel. 0632654007 www.thelionbookshop.com
Via della Lungaretta 23, tel. 065896478 www.books-in-italy.com
Via Zoccolette 19, tel. 066875228 - 066861554
Largo della Sanità Militare 60, tel. 067726761 Via Toscana 7, corner Via Sicilia 70, tel. 064817519, Sunday service 10.00 (German)
Ponte S. Angelo Methodist Church Piazza Ponte S. Angelo, tel. 066868314, Sunday service 10.30
Rome Baptist Church Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina 35, tel. 066876652 - 066876211, Sunday service 10.30, 13.00 (Filipino), 16.00 (Chinese)
Overeaters Anonymous tel. 064743772
Salvation Army (Esercito della Salvezza) 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, www.atac.roma.it • Ciampino airport tel. 06794941, www.adr.it • Fiumicino airport tel. 0665951, www.adr.it • Taxi tel. 060609 - 065551 - 063570 - 068822 064157 - 066645 - 064994 • Traffic info tel. 1518 • Trenitalia (national railways) tel. 892021, www.trenitalia.it
21 July 2010
Published on Jan 7, 2011