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From collection of the American Academy in Rome. Head of reclining banqueter, Taranto, 4th-5th century BC. Photo Diana Mellon (see article page 5).

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HELPING IMMIGRANTS INTEGRATE Behind the alarmist headlines there are numerous organisations working to help immigrants integrate into Italian society fter three decades of net immigration into Italy, the foreign presence is finally becoming an issue and with positive undertones. Here in Rome there are initiatives aimed at encouraging integration and developing immigrant communities, while nationally there is some hope that the 2002 Bossi-Fini law regulating citizenship will be reformed. In the past, the only time that immigration was an issue was when strident politicians and press screamed about the “invasion” or “emergency” with pictures of overcrowded and dangerous boats in the seas between Lampedusa and North Africa full of mostly black Africans. In 2009 irregular immigration was made into a crime. Actually most immigrants arrive legally and by land or air and not as irregulars by sea. There are about 4.6 million foreigners resident in Italy or 7.5 per cent of the population. Almost 600,000 of these were born in Italy but because of the Bossi-Fini law they can only apply for citizenship when they are 18. More than half of the total (53.4 per cent) are Europeans (2.4m), and more than half (1.3m) are EU citizens, the majority Romanian. Here in Rome, there are almost 300,000 resident foreigners or 10.7 per cent of the total population, with a tenth of them born here. After the Romanians, the biggest national groups are Albanians (482,000), Moroccans (452,000), Chinese (209,000), Ukranians (200,000), Filipinos (134,000) and Moldovans (130,000). They mostly work in agriculture, in the building industry and as domestic helpers, either as cleaners or carers. The domestic workers reflect a big gender difference: unlike most previous migratory movements where it was the men who left, today in some sectors women are in the majority. The eastern Europeans are predominantly women while the Africans, both north and sub-Saharan, are mostly men. Not only do immigrants make up for the lack of public welfare services for children, the old and the sick, and do many of the menial task Italians are unwilling to do, they also make a substantial contribution to the country’s taxes. According to the 2011 International Organization for Migration (IOM) report on the immigrant economy in Italy, they make up 7.9 per cent of the total number of taxpayers (in Lazio it is 9.4 per cent). Because they earn less than Italians, their taxes make up 5.1 per cent of the total (Lazio 5.3 per cent). The number of middle-income immigrants is growing, as is that of immigrants who have started businesses. They are an increasing social, cultural and economic presence in Italy. For the first couple of decades of immigration, which started slowly in the 1970s, there was very little xenophobia or violent racism, but over the last ten years Italy has discovered a darker side. The Lega Nord has become explicitly anti-immigrant, riding a populist and only thinly-veiled racist tiger. The more mainstream right Popolo della Libertà (PdL) is only slightly more restrained. Apart from his much-publicised remark about a “suntanned” Obama, Silvio Berlusconi has on various occasions lamented the fact that Milan looks like an African city. Even the centre and the left, nominally antiracist and in favour of integration, are dragged into talking about the “invasion” of immigrants, referring to irregulars as clandestini or illegal. Not surprisingly, talk has led to action. Last month a Tuscan neo-fascist killed two Senegalese and wounded three others in Florence. A few days before, a group of vigilantes in Turin went into a Roma camp and set it ablaze, thankfully without casualties. The extreme, neo-fascist right plays on the most deadly fuse to racist violence: fear. There is bound to be more racism and racist violence but it can be kept under control.


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Already for years now, there have been schemes organised by the ministry of education teaching Italian to immigrant children and their parents. The ministry of labour and social policy has a department that provides information on labour, welfare and pension laws and regulations for immigrants. There is a myriad of civil society organisations created by immigrants themselves or by Italians working in the voluntary sector in order to bring immigrants into mainstream Italian life. Foreign embassies too play a role sharing the experiences of countries that have had much longer history of immigration. Italian journalists have been taken to Sweden to see how multiculturalism is reported. The British embassy organises seminars sharing best practices with Italian public authorities; the US has brought in American civil society organisations to talk to their Italian counterparts. Rome has four adjunct councillors on the city government with a voice but no vote; they represent immigrants from four areas – Africa, the Americas, Asia and non-EU Europe (residents with EU citizenship may vote directly for city councillors). My own university, the American University of Rome, recently worked with the four councillors organising seminars for future leaders of the immigrant communities, and will be holding further courses this spring on development and immigration issues (see box). But the most important issue is the campaign to change the present citizenship law so that children born and brought up in Italy have a right to citizenship. At the moment, they may apply for it when they are 18, while in all western European nations children born in the country with resident parents have the right of citizenship (ius soli). It is easier for an Australian, American or Argentinean with an Italian grandparent to become Italian than for someone born here. Last November, President Napolitano called this situation a “folly… absurd”. The speaker of the chamber of deputies, Gianfranco Fini, whose name is on the present law, is now one of the most vehement supporters of change. Given the present “technical” government, which is nominally neutral on the issue, there is a fair chance that the reform bills will get a hearing in parliament and, once there, might be passed. And when immigrants become Italian citizens, the biggest single obstacle to integration is removed. James Walston

In October, the American University of Rome organised two full-day workshops for future leaders of immigrant communities as part of Roma Capitale’s “I mondi a Roma” initiative. The annual event (this was the fourth) has the double aim of presenting immigrant cultures to Italian Romans and preparing immigrants to work in the city. In addition to AUR faculty, the workshops were presented by specialists from the ministries of labour and social policy, FAO, IOM, the labour unions and NGOs. Building on last year’s work, this spring there will be a series of seminars and workshops on international cooperation and sustainable development. The course is in Italian (with one day in English about Fair Trade,30 March) and is aimed at first and second generation immigrants, Italians students and workers in the voluntary sector looking for practical and academic qualifications. There will be four two-day modules, one per month from February to May on Development Cooperation (17-18 Feb), “More trade than Aid”. The reality of Fair Trade (30-31 March), Microcredit (13-14 April), Projects for Sustainable Development (19-20 May). For details, contact Gabriella D’Amico (



25 January 2012 Wanted in Rome

ANTIQUITIES AT THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME Home to a little-known but significant collection of antiquities espite the fact that it largely came into place more than a century ago it has to rank as one of the least-known. Now thanks to the digital age, the museum collection of the American Academy in Rome (AAR) is finally coming into its own. It comprises more than 5,000 artefacts in all, many now viewable on the website For pottery, there is everything from Greek geometric vases of the eighth century BC to late Roman ware. And that’s just a start. Cinerary urns, jewellery, coins, oil lamps, all sorts of sculpture, Etruscan mirrors, even bits of timber from Caligula’s now-lost ships at Nemi all find a place. Then there are the Roman inscriptions: There are almost 200 of them, most embedded in the walls of the academy’s courtyard. Together they offer so much information about ancient social relations that a BBC documentary on everyday life in imperial Rome structured an episode around them. The collection came together through purchases and donations prior to world war two and the international antiquities laws enforced today. The true founder was archaeologist and connoisseur Richard Norton, director of the old American School of Classical Studies in Rome, a predecessor to today’s AAR. He was born in 1872 as the youngest child of Charles Eliot Norton – social critic, public intellectual, Harvard art historian and first president of the Archaeological Institute of America. Born into immense privilege, the younger Norton led a life that was robust even by the standards of Teddy Roosevelt’s era. In the space of two decades he survived art world intrigue, marital scandal, bitter archaeological rivalries, widely-publicised political missteps, and a 1911 assassination attempt in Libya, finally to earn top French and British war honours for his work in launching (with the help of Edith Wharton and Henry James) and directing the American Ambulance Corps. Sadly, he had no time to relish his hero status; Norton was felled by meningitis in Paris in August 1918. In his lifetime, Norton found himself locked in a fierce rivalry with Bernard Berenson; they fought as competing art agents to Isabella Stewart Gardner for the new Boston museum she created in 1903. Evidently the antiquities that Norton did not send to Boston went to the American School in Rome. His sheer scale of high-quality purchases then served as a magnet for other contemporary donors to fill out that collection. It was in 1911 that the American School of Classical Studies in Rome and the American Academy in Rome (founded 1894, for art and architecture) decided to unite, in a daring disciplinary merger of humanities and the arts. Three years later the two schools took up a new joint home on the Janiculum hill designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White. When the two academies resolved to cohabit, each brought its own collection of antiquities into the union. Among the pieces evidently belonging to the artists was a nude relief of Silvanus, the Roman god of the woods, dating to the second century BC. The provenance is perfectly known: it was long part of the magnificent art collection of the Villa Ludovisi in Rome. A photograph from 1885, just before the Boncompagni Ludovisi family sold a major portion of its estate for development, shows that the Silvanus was set in the pediment of an outdoor shrine that sheltered the famed Battle


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Sarcophagus. Tough financial times in the 1890s forced the family to sell many of their best sculptures to the city of Rome, A second-century BC relief of Silvanus which today exhibits them is part of the Academy's collection. Photo by T. Corey Brennan. at the Palazzo Altemps museum. Others stayed put in the Boncompagni Ludovisi palazzo on Via Veneto that is now the American embassy, and at the Casino Aurora on Via Lombardia, a spectacular survival of the Villa Ludovisi that remains the head of the family’s residence. So how did the Silvanus come into possession of the American Academy? It must be associated with the fact that the young institution rented the Casino Aurora from the Boncompagni Ludovisis from 1895 until 1907. As it happens, the Silvanus is not the only ex-Ludovisi piece on the Janiculum: a wall of the AAR courtyard holds a Roman-era Medusa’s head that used to be set into the inner side of a gate to the Villa Ludovisi. Then in the Academy’s entrance vestibule there is a large seated figure identifiable (despite missing appendages) as Mars disarmed by Venus. An inventory of 1633 shows that none other than the villa’s founder, Cardinal Ludovico Ludovisi, had acquired the sculpture. The Academy’s inscriptions and larger marble pieces have been continuously visible, if not always noticed, in its public spaces for most of the past century. However the many smaller artefacts of the museum collection ended up spending a good 50 years in the dark. The outbreak of world war two forced the closure of the AAR museum and the transfer of its contents to storage. There the objects remained until the late 1980s, when a group of Academy veterans resolved to make these evocative examples of ancient material culture once again available to AAR scholars and artists. Following two decades of effort the work is nearing completion. The collection has found a new, stylish space in the Academy compound, dedicated to the memories of Richard Norton and classicist Albert William Van Buren, who studied and cared for the collection in its first incarnation. The website features detailed work by Academy scholars on several thousand individual items, with a round of updates scheduled for spring 2012. A conservation programme is in full swing, in collaboration with the Accademia Belle Arti di Frosinone, and a new print publication on the collection’s highlights and a separate volume on the inscriptions are slated to appear soon. For now, scholars outside the AAR can visit the museum collection only online. But still there are hundreds of permanently displayed objects to discover while attending one of the many open events that the Academy offers. It’s amazing that they’ve been there all along. T. Corey Brennan Head of the School of Classical Studies, American Academy in Rome The American Academy in Rome, Via Angelo Masina 5, tel. 065852151,



25 January 2012 Wanted in Rome

TO EDITH FROM MARY he cover of 21 December 2011 edition of Wanted in Rome was a watercolour by Edith Schloss on a musical score by Alvin Curran. It was to tie in with their exhibition “The Painted Song” to open on the same day at Casa delle Letterature. Edith didn’t live to see either the cover or the opening of the exhibition. She died the day before. She would have been sad not to be there, although in a conversation we had about 10 days previously she said that she had never felt so detached from an exhibition. She had nevertheless supervised every detail, from the contents of the catalogue to the hanging of the works. Everything was as she wanted. Edith was certainly frail, but at 92 she still had the energy and the creative mind of someone half her age. She gathered together her last exhibition with masterly determination after her return from Pietrasanta where she went each summer to paint. At least nine works in the exhiEdith Schloss signing one of her watercolours in the 2009 Divini e Mortali exhibition at Galleria Gulia. Photo by Silvia Stucky. bition were created there in just three weeks.* ums and art galleries, of its churches, parks, academies, artists, authors, The last time I saw Edith we were going over the introduction to the catapoets, photographers. logue for the exhibition. We had a problem with just one sentence, which Edith had been in Rome for about two decades when she walked into our took a couple of days to resolve to her complete satisfaction. She was office in the mid-1980s. Not long afterward she did a collage of the three always meticulous about what she wrote. She knew every sentence, every Wanted in Rome dogs – Miles, her dachshund; Hannah, Maggie’s miniature comma, but it was adjectives that were her real passion, as vital as colour white poodle; and Tosca, my multi-breed foundling. From then on she was an was to her painting. Perhaps they were a leftover from her German upbringindispensible part of the magazine. She must have reviewed almost every ing, perhaps they came from the artist’s eye for colour and shape; often they major exhibition in the capital for the best part of three decades. She covered were pure fantasy. Talking this over with her son Jacob he says that it was Etruscan, Greek, Roman territory; mediaeval, renaissance, baroque, modern Edwin Denby (dance critic, poet and mutual friend she shared with her exand contemporary art; ceramics, photography, Italian, American, French, husband Rudy Burkhardt) who was probably the main influence on her writGerman, Russian artists. The two things she avoided were contemporary ing. She would use three adjectives where most people would use one, British (“I don’t know anything about it,” she would say) and modern video building up a prose crescendo, but when I had to cut her articles (she never installations, which bored her. managed to keep to a word count) it was the adjectives that had to go. We In addition to her reviews there were her covers, Italia ’90 (the World Cup learnt to live with this and she would often add the extra colour to her nouns, in 1990), the Twin Towers before 9/11, electric buses, rubbish in the streets, just to see what I would cut. blackbirds in the spring, Christmas turkeys, still lifes, everything that was Edith was above all a storyteller. Each of her works – whether ink drawcurrent and much that wasn’t. ings, collages, cutouts, watercolours or oils – told a tale. A Greek myth When she wasn’t doing her own covers she was encouraging others to would suddenly inspire her and she would weave it through her work for do theirs. Cover Art became her thing and she jokingly called us (Edith, months. One year she spent the whole of Christmas with Medusa. I found Silvia Stucky and me) the Cover Girls because of the work we put into two Medusa heads glaring, glowering, squiggling on paper scraps all over the series of covers in 2010 and 2011 by contemporary Italian and foreign apartment, stuck to a window, (I hope it is still there), on Christmas cards artists working in the city. Not only did she invite the artists – all of whom and then finally on the cover of Wanted in Rome (24 January 2007). accepted however big a name – she then pieced together masterly bios of Last summer it was Leda and the Swan. After several uninspired weeks each one, part review, part chronicle of Rome’s art world today. in Pietrasanta when she said she just couldn’t settle to painting (the death Was Edith more a painter or a writer? She would have said she was a of her friend and colleague Cy Twombly was preying on her mind, as was painter who writes. She loved words as much as colour and shape and in “scarey” old age – scarey was her adjective of course) she suddenly disthe poetry of her paintings in this show, in her final three oils, Leda and The covered what she described as an incredibly erotic statue of Leda and the Swan I, II and III, there is not one adjective out of place. Swan in a corner of the sculptor’s yard next door. She was off. Figures of The last tale I remember Edith telling me was how pleased she was the Leda and the Swan, some fat, some thin, some benign, some evil-looking, exhibition was at Casa delle Letterature, behind the Chiesa Nuova, because most of them erotic, filled scraps everywhere, the quick sketches in noteshe had lived most of her Rome life within the sound of the church bells. As books building up to the three oils in this exhibition. I scrutinised Leda’s swans on a cold January evening for one more glimpse Thinking of Edith brings story after story to mind; her extraordinary of Edith, just one more clue, I heard those bells toll out the hour. young adulthood, Germany during the rise of Hitler, emigration to an unwelcoming England, then off to North America, up the St Lawrence and then Mary Wilsey south by train to New York City. Here she mingled with everyone who was * Watercolours on Alvin Curran’s scores: Leda Interferes (17 Aug 2011), Scratch as Hard as Possible... (25 Aug), Luna Rossa (1 Sept), Leda etcetera (4 Sept), Feathers... (6 Sept), 2 anyone in the great American art renaissance. Finally she came to Rome Swans 2 Ledas (9 Sept). Oils: Leda I, II, III. with her young son Jacob. And here other stories began, of Rome’s museCasa delle Letterature, Piazza dell’ Orologio until 31 January.


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VATICAN MUSEUMS Viale del Vaticano, tel. 0669883860, Not only the Sistine Chapel but also the Egyptian and Etruscan collec-

tions and the Pinacoteca. Mon-Sat 09.0018.00. Sun (and bank holidays) closed except last Sun of month (free entry,

08.30-12.30). All times refer to last entry. For group tours of the museums and Vatican gardens tel. 0669884667. For pri-

vate tours (museum only) tel. 0669884947. Closed 26 December and 6 January, Easter Sunday and Monday.

Italian tools, crafts, clothing, furniture, musical instruments, jewellery. Tues-Fri 09.0018.00, Sat-Sun 09.00-20.00. Mon closed. Guided tours in Italian on prior booking.

Italian artefacts and ethnological material from various cultures. 10.00-18.00.


Baths of Diocletian Viale Enrico de Nicola 78, tel. 0639967700, Part of the protohistorical section of the Museo Nazionale Romano in the Baths of Diocletian plus the restored cloister by Michelangelo. 09.00-19.45. Mon closed.




Borghese Museum Piazzale Scipione Borghese (Villa Borghese), tel. 06328101, Sculptures by Bernini and Canova, paintings by Titian, Caravaggio, Raphael, Correggio. 09.00-19.30. Mon closed. Entry times at 09.00, 11.00, 13.00 15.00, 17.00. Guided tours in English and Italian.


Castel S. Angelo Museum Lungotevere Castello 50, tel. 066819111, Emperor Hadrian’s mausoleum used by the popes as a fortress, prison and palace. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed.


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

Crypta Balbi Via delle Botteghe Oscure 31, tel. 0639967700, Museum dedicated to the Middle Ages on the site of the ancient ruins of the Roman Theatre of Balbus. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Guided tours in Italian. Etruscan Museum at Villa Giulia Piazza Villa Giulia 9, tel. 063226571, National museum of Etruscan civilisation. 08.30-19.30. Mon closed.


Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna Viale delle Belle Arti 131, tel. 06322981, 08.30-19.30. Mon closed.


MAXXI Via Guido Reni 6, tel. 063210181, National Museum of 21st-century art, designed by Zaha Hadid. Tues-Sun 11.00-19.00, Thurs and Sat 11.00-22.00. Mon closed.


Museo dei Fori Imperiali and Trajan’s Markets Via IV Novembre 94, tel. 060608, Museum dedicated to the forums of Caesar, Augustus, Nerva and Trajan and the Temple of Peace. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. l

Museo delle Arti e Tradizioni Popolari Piazza G. Marconi 10, EUR, tel. 060608, Traditional


Palazzo Corsini Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Antica Via della Lungara, 10, tel. 0668802323, National collection of ancient art, begun by Rome's Corsini family. Tues-Sun 08.30-19.30. Mon closed. l

Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale Via Merulana 248, tel. 0646974832, Interesting national collection of oriental art with some special exhibitions from its own collection and special loans. Tues, Wed, and Fri. 09.0014.00. Thurs, Sat, Sun. 09.00-19.30. Mon closed. Guided tours in Italian on Sun (11.00 and 17.00). l

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


Museo Preistorico ed Etnografico L. Pigorini Piazza G. Marconi 14, EUR, tel. 06549521, Prehistoric


Palazzo Altemps Piazza S. Apollinare 46, tel. 0639967700, Ancient sculpture from the Museo Nazionale Romano, including the Ludovisi collection. 09.00-19.45. Mon closed.

l Palazzo Barberini Via delle Quattro Fontane 13, tel. 064824184, National collection of 13th- to 16th-century paintings. 08.30-19.30. Mon closed. l Palazzo Massimo alle Terme Largo di Villa Peretti 1, tel. 0639967700, Important Roman paintings, mosaics, sculpture, coins and antiquities from the Museo Nazionale Romano, including the Kircherian collection. 09.00-19.45. Mon closed. l Scuderie del Quirinale LVia XXIV Maggio 16, tel. 0639967500, The museum opposite the residence of Italy’s president stages major exhibitions. Sun-Thurs 10.0020.00, Fri-Sat 10.00-22.30. l Vittoriano Piazza Aracoeli, tel. 066991718, Monument to Vittorio Emanuele II and Italian unity. Also Museo Centrale del Risorgimento. 10.0016.00. Mon closed. Entry free.


ACEA (Montemartini) Art Centre Via Ostiense 106, tel. 060608, Over 400 pieces of ancient sculpture from the Capitoline Museums are on show in a former power plant. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Guided tours in English for groups if reserved in advance.


Capitoline Museums Piazza del Campidoglio, tel. 060608, The city’s collection of ancient sculpture in Palazzo Nuovo and Palazzo dei Conservatori, plus the Tabularium and the Pinacoteca. 09.00-20.00. Mon closed. Guided tours for groups in English and Italian on Sat and Sun.


Galleria Comunale d'Arte Moderna Via Francesco Crispi 24, tel. 060608, The municipal modern art collection. 10.00-18.00. Mon closed.


MACRO Via Reggio Emilia 54, tel. 060608, The city’s collection of contemporary art, plus temporary exhibition space. Via Reggio Emilia 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Also MACRO Future, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4, tel. 060608. Open for temporary exhibitions only 16.00-24.00. Mon closed.


Museo Barracco Corso Vittorio Emanuele II 166, tel. 0668806848, A collection of

mainly pre-Roman sculpture. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. l

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


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


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

Palazzo delle Esposizioni Via Nazionale 194, tel. 0639967500, Large space which hosts several travelling exhibitions each year. Tues, Wed, Thurs 10.00-20.00. Fri and Sat 10.00-22.30. Sun 10.00-20.00. Mon closed.


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



Galleria Colonna Palazzo Colonna, Via della Pilotta 17, tel. 066784350, Private collection of works by Veronese, Guido Reni, Pietro di Cortona and Annibale Caracci. Sat 09.00-13.00 only. Private group tours are available seven days a week on request. For wheelchair access contact the gallery to arrange alternative entrance.

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


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

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by Linda Bordoni

EXHIBITIONS ROME MACROWALL: EIGHTIES ARE BACK! 15 Dec-29 Jan This is the sixth and final exhibition in the series curated by Ludovico Pratesi, that involves a review of Italian art in the 1980s. It features Mario Dellavedova, Daniela De Lorenzo, Massimo Kaufmann, Felice Levini and Marco Tirelli. MACRO Testaccio, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4. For info tel. 060608. 16.00-22.00. Mon closed. NEW (UN)FORBIDDEN CITY The post-revolution of new Chinese art 25 Jan-4 March Part of the International Biennale “The Silk Roads”, this exhibiton curated by Simona Rossi and Dominique Lora in collaboration with artists Gao Zhen and Gao Qiang, (also known as the Gao Brothers), focuses on the latest trends in Chinese art. MACRO Testaccio, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani 4. Info tel. 060608. 16.00-22.00. Mon closed. NEW EUGEN BAVCAR Il buio è uno spazio 18 Jan-25 March A selection of some 50 photographs by Eugen Bavcar. The Slovenian philosopher and photographer is visually impaired and is known as “the blind photographer”. His work addresses the relations between vision, blindness and invisibility. In his own words: “my task is the reunion of the visible and the invisible worlds, photography allows me to pervert the established method of perception amongst those who see and those who don’t.” Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Piazza S. Egidio 1, tel. 065816563. 10.00-20.00. Mon closed. NEW STEFANO CIOFFI Stillwaiting 1 Feb-8 March Cioffi is an artist and a musician. He shows a selection of photographs on the theme of pause and tempo, rest and time. The exhibition integrates black and white photographs with a video directed and scored by the artist and a slideshow installation with 150 images played in loop. Museo Carlo Bilotti, Aranciera di Villa Borghese, Viale Fiorello La Guardia 4. For info tel. 06060608. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. NEW IL GESU’ BAMBINO DI PINTURICCHIO Due dipinti a confronto 22 Dec-5 Feb Two precious paintings by the 15th-century painter Pinturicchio have been loaned to the Capitoline Museums and are displayed side by side. A fragment from a fresco with the figure of a “Blessing Baby Jesus” known as the “Baby Jesus of the Hands” (property of the Guglielmo Giordano Foundation) stands next to a small panel depicting the “Madonna with Blessing Child” (property of the Sorgente Group Foundation, Institute for Art and Culture). Musei Capitolini, Piazza del Campidoglio 1. For info tel. 060608. 09.00-20.00. Mon closed. NEW SURREALE CONTEMPORANEO 8 Feb-6 May The exhibition highlights the contrast between the terms Surrealism and Surreal in contemporary art. The catalogue explains that while “Surrealism” offers images of dream-like visions, immediately considered to be unlikely in everyday life, “Surreal” provides us with real


Jackson Pollock features in the Guggenheim exhibition in Rome.

images that we find difficult to accept as true, to the extent of wrongly confusing them with dream-like or fantastic images. Artists on show include Francesco Clemente, Luigi Ontani, Matthew Barney, Maurizio Cattelan, Anish Kapoor, Kiki Smith, Zhang Xiaogang and many others. Chiostro del Bramante, Arco della Pace, tel. 0668809036. 10.00-20.00. Mon closed. NEW FABRIZIO PASSARELLA Retrophuture 14 Feb-7 April Retrophuture is a music/media project presented by Passarella for his new solo exhibition. In it he not only plays the part of the visual artist, but he also assumes the role of composer and poet. He deconstructs and rejects all traditional languages making extensive use of the iconographic and propaganda material from 1930s Germany and Russia, without any ideological link. The Gallery Apart, Via di Monserrato 40, tel. 0668809863. 16.00-20.00. Sun closed. NEW GUGGENHEIM COLLECTION: THE AMERICAN AVANT-GARDE 1945-1980 7 Feb- 6 May The exhibition examines major developments in American art in the years following world war two, when the United States emerged as a global centre for modern art, drawing international attention to the Abstract Expressionists working in New York. It goes on to focus on Pop Art, Conceptualism, Minimalism and Photorealism. Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Via Nazionale 194, tel. 0639967500. 10.00-20.00. Fri and Sat 10.0022.30. Mon closed. NEW WOMEN IN CHARGE Artiste Inuit contemporanee 15 Dec-15 Feb This exhibition in collaboration with the Canadian embassy highlights the work of Inuit women artists whose work has gained widespread recognition in the past decade. The radical changes undergone by Inuit society in Arctic Canada during the period starting with the “discovery” of contemporary art in 1948, the more frequent contacts with Canadian counterparts and the relocation of many Inuits to the cities of Quebec and Ontario, have brought more visibility to Inuit

women and women artists in particular. In the last decade Canadian museums and galleries have devoted an increasing number of exhibitions to Inuit women. Museo Nazionale Preistorico Etnografico Luigi Pigorini. Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 14, tel. 06549521. 09.00-18.00. Sun and holidays 09.00-13.30. UMANITÀ 15 Dec-29 Jan A retrospective dedicated to the photographer and journalist Gianni Giansanti shows a selection of 86 photographs spanning his career. Giansanti shot to fame with his exclusive photograph depicting the just-found body of Aldo Moro in Rome in 1978. In the 30 years since then Giansanti has been to the forefront of international photo-journalism, winning the World Press Photo award in 1988. Museo di Roma in Trastevere, Piazza S. Egidio 1, tel. 060608. 10.0020.00. Mon closed. GUERCINO 1591-1666 Capolavori da Cento e da Roma 16 Dec-29 April A major exhibition that inaugurates the newlyrestored exhibition space on the ground floor of Palazzo Barberini. It features a vast selection of precious works highlighting the milestones of the life and career of Francesco Barbieri, better known as Guercino, one of the most significant protagonists of 17th-century Italian art. Palazzo Barberini, Via delle Quattro Fontane 13. Info and booking tel. 0632810, 09.00-19.00. Mon closed.

Palazzo Barberini charts the career of 17th-century master Guercino.

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ARTE POVERA ALLA GNAM 21 Dec-4 March Rome’s Gallery of Modern Art participates in a major multi-venue exhibition that celebrates Arte Povera and involves several Italian museums. Using all sorts of media and materials, Arte Povera encompassed all sectors of visual art in keeping with its iconoclastic, deconstructive approach. The exhibition shows works by Boetti, Fabro, Paolini, Penone, Pistoletto, Kounellis, Zorio and features a special section on Pino Pascali. Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Viale delle Belle Arti 131, tel. 0632298221. 08.3019.30. Mon closed. I BORGHESE E L’ANTICO 7 Dec-9 April An extraordinary opportunity to see 60 precious works on loan from the Louvre Museum in Paris. The works were sold by the Borghese family to the Paris Museum in times of financial difficulty

over 200 years ago. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy these precious works are back home for the first time in 203 years, thanks to this special loan from the Louvre. Galleria Borghese, Piazzale Scipione Borghese 5. 09.00-19.00. Mon closed. Booking is necessary, tel. 0632810, STEVE MCCURRY 3 Dec-29 April Over 200 photographs make up this major exhibition dedicated to the work of Magnum photographer Steve McCurry. There is a section dedicated to McCurry’s 30-year career, spanning some of its most significant moments and featuring his most famous works. Another section examines the artist’s more recent work, while a special area is entirely focused on McCurry’s photographs of Italy itself, mostly taken in the past year with this MACRO exhibition in mind. MACRO Testaccio, La Pelanda, Piazza Orazio Giustiniani, tel. 060608. 16.00-22.00.

BODY WORLDS 14 Sept-12 Feb How does your body work? The technique, called “plastination”, invented by the controversial German anatomist Gunther von Hagen, illustrates in graphic detail the most intricate parts of our bodies, muscles, nerves and skin as well as the major organs such as the heart and lungs. The von Hagen technique uses a mix of plastic resin and silicone to substitute the fluids and fat in real organs in order to preserve them. About 200 real parts illustrate how the body works, what it looks like when it is healthy and what it looks like when it is diseased. The exhibition is open into the evenings from Fri-Sun. Officine Farneto, Via del Monti della Farnesina 73 (Stadio Olimpico), For a more complete list of exhibitions in Rome see

MUSIC ACCADEMIA FILARMONICA ROMANA 27 Jan. Gli indifferenti: Concert for the International Day of Memory by Monica Bacelli and Fabrizio Gifuni, with Luisa Prayer piano (10.30, 21.00). At Sala Casella, Via Flaminia 118. See Opera Notes. 2 Feb. Back to Bach: Chamber music concert by I Virtuosi Italiani, with Paolo Fresu trumpet. Music by Bach (21.00). 16 Feb. Piano recital by Giuseppe Albanese. Music by Beethoven, Debussy, Liszt, Bartok, Boccadoro (21.00). Teatro Olimpico, Piazza G. da Fabriano, tel. 063265991. For information Accademia Filarmonica Romana, Via Flaminia 118, tel. 063201752, ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE S. CECILIA 27 Jan. Chamber music concert by Pavel Berman violin, Enrico Dindo cello, and Alexander Romanovsky piano. Music by Rachmaninoff (20.30). 28 Jan. Concert conducted by Philippe Jordan, with Martin Grubinger percussions. Music by Corigliano and Shostakovich (18.00). Repeated 30 Jan (21.00), 31 Jan (19.30). 29 Jan. Family Concert conducted by Philippe Jordan, with Martin Grubinger percussions. Music by Corigliano (12.00). 3 Feb. Chamber music concert by the Gewandhaus Streichquartett from Leipzig, with Roberto Prosseda piano. Music by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schumann (20.30). 4 Feb. Concert conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, with Eugeny Kissin piano. Music by Brahms, Grieg, Tchaikovsky (18.00). Repeated 6 Feb (21.00), 7 Feb (19.30). 5 Feb. Family Concert conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. Music by Tchaikovsky (12.00). 10 Feb. Piano recital by Andras Schaff. Music by Bach (20.30). 11 Feb. Concert conducted by Fabio Luisi, with Michael Schonheit organ, Gunther Groissbock bass, Herbert Lippert tenor, Maureen McKay soprano, Stephanie Atanasov contralto, Timothy Oliver tenor and JacquesGreg Belobo bass. Schmidt’s The book of seven seals (18.00). Repeated 13 Feb (21.00), 14 Feb (19.30). See Opera Notes Auditorium Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione 4. For information and booking tel. 068082058,

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L’orchestra di Piazza Vittorio’s Magic Flute.

ISTITUZIONE UNIVERSITARIA DEI CONCERTI 28 Jan. Concert by the Orchestra Camerata Ducale with Guido Rimonda conductor and violin, and with Andrea Bacchetti piano. Music by Bach, Boccherini, Mozart, Haydn (17.30). 7 Feb. Chamber music concert by The Hilliard Ensemble. Music by Dufay, Jacopo da Bologna, Arcadelt, Rore, Wert, Vacchi, Marsh, Pisano (20.30). 11 Feb. Violin and piano recital by Francesca Dego and Francesca Leonardi. Music by Beethoven, Prokofiev, Franck, Ravel (17.30). Aula Magna, Università la Sapienza, Piazzale Aldo Moro 5. For booking and information tel. 063610051, MUSICA PER ROMA 28 Jan. For the cycle of events entitled Contemporanea and within the Controtempo – Festival of Contemporary Music organised by the French Academy: Index of metal by Fausto Romitelli. Performed by the Parco della Musica Contemporanea Ensemble conducted by Jean Deroyer, with Danatienne Michel-Dansac soprano and with the Centre Natonal de Création Musicale for the electronics (21.00). 31 Jan. Concert by the Uri Caine Trio with Uri Caine piano and keyboards, John Hebert double bass, and Ben Perowsky drums (21.00).

8 Feb. The Magic Flute according to the Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio. Based on the work by Mozart with the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio and guest musicians conducted by Mario Tronco, adapted by Mario Tronco and Leandro Piccioni, watercolours, animation and sets designed by Lino Fiorito (21.00). Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin, tel. 0680241281, 892982, ORATORIO DEL GONFALONE 26 Jan. Chamber music by the Trio Modigliani, with Mauro Loguercio violin, Francesco Pepicelli cello, and Angelo Pepicelli piano. Music by Schumann, Debussy, Beethoven (21.00). 2 Feb. Tribute to Jean Francaix by Anna Lisa Bellini piano, Maria Fabiani flute, Fabio Bagnoli oboe, Gianluca Sulli clarinet, Luca Franceschelli bassoon, Luciano Giuliani horn (21.00). 9 Feb. Chamber music concert by Anna Elena Masini soprano, Alessandro Fantini tenor, Francesco Puma baritone and Antonio M. Pergolizzi piano. Music by Catalani, Puccini, Leoncavallo, Mascagni (21.00). 16 Feb. Chamber music concert by the Orchestra da Camera del Gonfalone, with Angelo Persichilli conductor and flute, and with Marta Rossi flute and piccolo. Music by Telemann and Bach (21.00).


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for up-to-date what’s on listings see ORCHESTRA SINFONICA DI ROMA 29 Jan. Concert conducted by Claudio Choen. Music by Schubert and Bruckner (17.30). Repeated 30 Jan (20.30). 5 Feb. Concert conducted by Francesco La Vecchia, with Roberto Cappello. Music by Mercadante, Catalani, Gershwin (17.30). Repeated 6 Feb (20.30). Auditorium Conciliazione, Via della Conciliazione 4. Information tel. 800904560, TEATRO DELL’OPERA 27 Jan. Concert by the Orchestra of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma conducted by Wayne Marshall. Music by Gershwin and Ravel (20.30). Teatro Costanzi, Piazza B. Gigli, tel. 06481601,

Wayne Marshall interprets Gershwin at the Teatro dell’Opera.



THE PORTRAIT OF DORIAN GRAY 24-29 Jan By Oscar Wilde. Adapted and directed by Simone Fioravanti, this production is part of this year’s “Palkettostage” programme especially geared for teachers, scholars and students in English. Palkettostage was founded in 1985 as a support to teachers and produces drama in English, French and Spanish to expose Italian youngsters to the language and to attract them to the world of drama. Special performances for school classes are organised during the morning. In English. Teatro Orione, Via Tortona 7, tel. 0677206960. THE ROME SAVOYARDS Arsenic and Old Lace 7-12 Feb By Joseph Kesselring, directed by Sandra Provost and produced in collaboration with

Dramatists Play Service Inc. This popular play was written in 1939 and originally entitled Bodies in Our Cellar. The plot focuses on the two Brewster sisters, Martha and Abby, who have lived in their father’s house in Brooklyn all their lives and now as elderly ladies share it with their nephew Teddy. The two fondly tolerate Teddy’s firm belief that he is President Roosevelt, even to the extent of allowing him to dig the Panama Canal in their cellar. Their domestic bliss is enhanced by the increasingly regular visits of Teddy’s brother Mortimer who grows ever more fond of Elaine Harper, living next door. It seems that things will lead to the inevitable happy conclusion but when Mortimer makes a disturbing discovery the path to a happy ending becomes anything but clear. In English. Teatro S. Genesio, Via Podgora 1, tel. 063223432. Bor booking and information tel. 3478248661.

FESTIVALS ROME EQUILIBRIO FESTIVAL DELLA NUOVA DANZA 5-27 Feb At its eighth edition, the cutting edge dance festival is headed once again by acclaimed choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui. As always the festival offers a panorama of contemporary dance today, hosting both emerging artists as well as well-known international names. During the festival the “Premio Equilibrio Roma” will be awarded to a new talent. Some big names to look out for include Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui who presents TeZukA, a new work that inaugurates the festival inspired by the works of manga cartoonist Osamu Tezuka (6, 7 Feb); the Canadian Crystal Pite with her interesting Dark Matters (10 Feb); the Swedish Zero Visibility Corp in (Im)possible (11 Feb). The programme also features the two ex-equo winners of last year’s edition of “Equilibrio”: Giulio D’Anna and Valentina Buldrini/Martina la Ragione. Auditorium Parco

della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin. For booking tel. 0680241281, For more details see Dance and our website FESTIVAL CONTROTEMPO 2012 24-28 Jan Organised by the French Academy in Rome, this contemporary music festival is in its third edition. The programme highlights the ties between French and Italian contemporary composers. This year the festival pays tribute to composer Fausto Romitelli (1963-2004) whose research connected tonal harmonies with expressions of psychedelic rock. Important acts include the Ensemble Intercontemporain Controtempo, Garth Knox, the Itinéraire Ensemble, the Ensemble Multilateral and the Park Ensemble of Contemporary Music. Concerts take place in different venues with the closing event at the Auditorium Parco della Musica dedicated to the music of Romitelli under the direction of Jean Deroyer. For information

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui presents TeZukA for the Equilibrio Festival della Nuova Danza.

FORUM AUSTRIACO DI CULTURA ROMA 27 Jan. For the International Day of Memory, Klezmer music concert by the Austrian ensemble “Di Brider” (21.00). 9 Feb. Piano jazz recital by David Helbock, winner of the Montreux Prize for piano jazz (20.00). 15 Feb. Conference focusing on the figure of Schnitzler on the 150th anniversary of his birth. By Lorenzo Bollettini (20.00). Forum Austriaco di Cultura, Viale Bruno Buozzi 113, tel. 063608371, AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME 15 Feb. Francesco Buranelli, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church gives a lecture entitled Palazzo Farnese, ovvero una Accademia “ante litteram” (18.00). Via Angelo Masina 5, tel. 065852151, BELGIAN ACADEMY 25 Jan. Presentation of the book Demeter, Isis, Vesta and Cybele by A. Mastrocinque and C. Giuffrè Scibona. 15 Feb. Recital by Alice Depret soprano. Music by Fauré, Bellini, Rossini, Ravel and others (19.30). 16-18 Feb. International conference organised by E. Warmenbol and B. Toune entitled Choice Pieces. The destruction and manipulation of goods in the Later Bronze Ages: from reuse to sacrifice. Belgian Academy, Via Omero 8, tel. 0620398631, JAPAN FOUNDATION Until 31 Jan. Cycle of films dedicated to director Satsuo Yamamoto. Film projections in original language with subtitles every Tuesday and Thursday at 19.00. Via Antonio Gramsci 74, tel. 063224794, POLISH INSTITUTE OF ROME 19 Jan-29 Feb. Exhibition entitled Riflessi by Krystyna Piotrowska for the International Day of Memory (open from Monday to Thursday 10.00-17.00). 10 Feb. Chamber music concert by the Ensemble Cantate with Stefan Plewniak violin, Natalia Kawalek soprano, Karolina Herzig harpsichord and Pascale Clement cello. Music by Handel, Corelli, De Monteclair, Zebrowski, Veracini (21.00). Palazzo Blumenstihl, Via Vittoria Colonna 1, tel. 0636000723,

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DANCE BOLOGNA VANCOUVER CITY DANCE THEATRE 26 Jan In Dreams of Dalì, choreography by Roberta Baseggio. This is a multimedia event inspired by the work of artist Salvador Dalì. The Italianborn choreographer describes it as a combination of dance, theatre, and 3-D projection with original sets and costumes. She says she chose Dalì and his symbolic dream world as subject matter for this work because she believes that properly understood, the inner world of dreams can be used as a way of navigating through the waking world and understanding that which can’t be experienced through the senses. 3-D technology is used in

conceived and created a work that is a fusion of two distinct styles of movement: the earthy, flowing style of his contemporary work and the grand classical ballet of the Bolshoi dancers. The sets are designed by Indian visual artist Subodh Gupta, whose work was shown at the last edition of the Venice Biennale, whilst the French DJ, Laurent Garnier, has created the music for the international production. Teatro Arcimboldi, tel. 02641142212, BALLETTO DEL TEATRO ALLA SCALA 18 Feb-13 March In Giselle, choreography by Coralli/Perrot/ Chauviré. With Svetlana Zhakarova and Roberto Bolle. Teatro alla Scala, tel. 027203744,

was created by its original leading man, Dein Perry, in 1995. It’s a post-”Stomp” dance show, with dancers in everyday clothes, thumping rhythms out of the metal platforms and girders of Nigel Triffitt’s set. 15 years on, Tap Dogs is still an entertaining performance. It moves briskly from routine to routine, bringing in props from flashlights and steelworking tools that send out sparks. Basketballs thump alongside the stamping feet, and rhythms become more and more complex as the dancers time the bounces, throws and catches. They also stamp through trays of water spraying the audience in the front row. All in all, the crowd-pleasing show makes an undemanding, energetic evening. Teatro Olimpico, Piazza G.da Fabriano, tel. 063265991, SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI 6-7 Feb In TeZukA, choreography by Cherkaoui. This latest work by the acclaimed choreographer from Belgium and Morocco is inspired by Japanese animator Osamu Tezuka (creator of Astro Boy) and all things manga. With a cast of nine dancers, two musicians, an actor and a calligrapher, plus projections by video artist Taki Ueda, Cherkaoui brings Tezuka’s drawings to life. The story is only one aspect of this multimedia piece, which is strong on design and imagery, much of it related to paper, writing, drawing and ink. The dancers paint each other with letters and move like brushstrokes. Scrolls unfurl from the ceiling, on to which are projected animated columns of calligraphy; or they’re rolled out like parchment pathways, paper trails for the characters to follow. For Equilibrio: Festival Nuova Danza. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin. For booking and information tel. 0680241281,

Vancouver City Dance Theater in a multimedia dance work inspired by Salvador Dalì. Image Chris Randle.

several ways to connect the audience with the performance. Arena del Sole, tel. 0512910915.


GUILHERME BOTELHO/ALIAS 18 Feb In Sideways Rain, choreography by Guilherme Botelho. Botelho describes his work as a search for unexplored, hidden and unusual angles, as a quest for what is left unsaid, and as a desire to provoke inner debates. Sideways Rain was created in 2010 and features 14 dancers who cross the stage tirelessly, running, walking, falling, rising, stopping and starting again, driven by an inexplicable desire to run towards a destiny that slips through their fingers. Teatro Comunale, tel. 0532218311,

BALLETTO DEL TEATRO S. CARLO 20-29 Jan In Without Words and Francesca da Rimini, choreography by Nacho Duato and A. Panzavolta. Without Words is the second work created by Spanish choreographer Duato for the prestigious American Ballet Theater company. The title refers to Schubert’s songs’ scores, which are instrumental music, music without words. As in the songs, the choreographer strips the dancing of any evident romantic atmosphere. Love and death appear as the central subjects and a new world, with all its possibilities, is revealed in a dark existential space. Duato shows a universal cycle in all its spontaneity, free of unnecessary alignments and ornaments. Teatrino di Corte, Palazzo Ducale, tel. 0817972331.



BALLET PRELJOCAJ 17 Feb In Suivront Mille ans De Calme, choreography by Angelin Prejlocaj. The French choreographer of Albanian origin has worked with dancers of the Bolshoi Ballet to create this ballet. He has

TAP DOGS 30 Jan-4 Feb The Australian company made up of six good looking male tap dancers plus two women playing the percussions, brings its latest “The Hottest Show on Legs” to Rome. “Tap Dogs”


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CRYSTAL PITE/KIDD PIVOT 10 Feb In Dark Matters, choreography by Crystal Pite. Pite’s company, Kidd Pivot is based in Germany, where Pite spent five years in William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt. The 90-minute Dark Matters features a highly-theatrical first act and a dance-filled second act. In the first, Pite uses bunraku puppetry controlled by dancers and an intricate set and stylised lights to introduce the concept of dark matter as told through a Frankensteinesque story of an artist and his creation. The second half highlights Pite’s signature movement (described as “intensely athletic, wildly skilled”) with a cast of six extraordinary dancers and longtime Kidd Pivot collaborator Owen Belton’s score. For Equilibrio: Festival Nuova Danza. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin. For booking and information tel. 0680241281, ZERO VISIBILITY CORP 11 Feb In (Im)possibile, choreography by Ina Christell Johannessen. This Oslo-based contemporary dance company was founded in 1996 by Johannessen and lighting and set designer Jens Sethzman. Their productions are developed from improvisation with a stylistic approach that has overtones of martial arts and acrobatics, between art-dance and pop-dance, “pure dance” and theatrical dance. Most of their works are based on films, literature and news stories which combine to generate an intention-


Australian dance company Tap Dogs bring their thumping rythyms and stamping feet to Rome.

al ambivalence about diverse themes. For Equilibrio: Festival Nuova Danza. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin. For booking and information tel. 0680241281, DANZA CONTEMPORANEA DE CUBA 12-13 Feb In Mambo 3XXI, Demo-N/Crazy, Casi Casa. Like many other Cuban dance compagnies, Danza Contemporanea de Cuba boasts appealing dancers, capable of athletic feats but artistically constrained by choreography that doesn’t ask much from them, or their audiences. Mambo 3XXI was created by the company member George Céspedes in collaboration with the dancers. The work deconstructs social and street dance with a mix of Cuban traditions. Casi Casa was choreographed in 2009 by Swedish choreographer Mats Ek. For Equilibrio: Festival Nuova Danza. Auditorium Parco della Musica, Viale P. de Coubertin. For booking and information tel. 0680241281,

CHILDREN TEATRO VERDE 26 Jan-18 Feb. Musicastrocca for children aged three to seven by and with Massimiliano Maiucchi and Alessandro D’Orazi. The show includes actors, images, rhymes, music and songs. 28 Jan-1 Feb. To celebrate Carnival there is a production of The Last Dragon Hunter, directed by Roberto Marafante. Inspired by a tale by J.R.R. Tolkien, this piece is about dragons who are at the same time cruel, ruthless, smart, but not invincible. In a tournament of surprises, special effects, music and songs, the audience experience a gripping and witty adventure. 2- 4 Feb. Thriller at The BBB, subtitled I Hate all Puppets, written by Andrea Calabretta and directed by Pino Strabioli. At an unspecified time in the future there is only one big city left, where the inhabitants are hard workers. To avoid any type of distraction, all forms of entertainment have been banned, including the puppet show The BBB. In this comic thriller an investigator is called to spy on the crazy world of puppetry. 5-6 Feb. Moon on the Moon, written and directed by Mario Villani and Manuela del Beato. The protagonist is a storyteller named Luna (Moon), who travels the world to collect curious stories, fairy tales and legends which she repeats to the audience with the help of puppets and dolls. Young viewers participate in the plot to overcome a thousand obstacles, which all lead to a happy ending. This piece won the Gianni Rodari Award for Theatre in 2009 as well as the Maria Signorelli Prize in 2009-2010. Teatro Verde. Circonvallazione Gianicolense 10, tel. 065882034, Gabrielle Bolzoni


OPERA OPERA NOTES To mark the International Day of Memory the Filarmonica presents a concert entitled Gli Indifferenti that reflects on how the “monstrous” and the “normal” can coexist. At S. Cecilia there is a performance of the oratorio Il Libro dei Sette Sigilli composed by Franz Schmidt in 1938, the year that Hitler annexed Austria. It was Schmidt’s last and most important work, and its strong religious inspiration culminates in a final rousing Hallelujah of hope, reminiscent of Handel’s in the Messiah. L’Accademia Filarmonica Romana, presso la Sala Casella di Via Flaminia 118 (sede storica della fondazione), proporrà il 27 gennaio alle ore 10:30 e alle ore 21:00 un concerto di musica e di canzoni, con la lettura di documenti d’epoca; saranno impegnati il soprano Monica Bacelli, l’attore Fabrizio Gifuni e la pianista Luisa Prayer. Il concerto s’intitola Gli indifferenti e vuole offrire l’occasione per riflettere sul “mostruoso” che coabita con il “normale”, sul male che è sempre in agguato e che bisogna saper riconoscere per poi poter prenderne le distanze. Il concerto è legato al fatto che il 27 gennaio 1945 furono aperti i cancelli di Auschwitz e si scoprirono gli orrori dei campi di sterminio nazisti; dal 2000 questa giornata è stata istituita dal Parlamento Italiano come “Il Giorno della Memoria” per ricordare e non dimenticare la Shoah e tutte le vittime del nazismo, perché mai più tali crimini si ripetano per nessun popolo, in nessun tempo e in nessun luogo. Al Parco della Musica di Roma, per la Stagione di Musica Sinfonica dell’Accademia Nazionale di S. Cecilia, sarà eseguito l’oratorio Il libro dei Sette Sigilli di Franz Schmidt (11, 13 e 14 febbraio). Ebbe la sua prima a Vienna il 15 gennaio 1938, l’anno della “pacifica” annessione dell’Austria alla Germania di Adolf Hitler. Il testo si basa sul Libro dell’Apocalisse di S. Giovanni ed è la base di una complessa partitura di ampie dimensioni, che mostra la capacità e l’intelligenza musicali di Schmidt di saper usare e fondere insieme elementi sinfonici, contrappuntistici e vocali; impiega anche l’organo in un ruolo virtuosistico. Il libro dei Sette Sigilli è l’ultimo lavoro composto da Schmidt (muore nel 1939 a sessantacinque anni) ma è anche la sua opera più importante e significativa; è di forte ispirazione religiosa, accesa e drammatica, culmina in un poderoso “Hallelujah”, che risuona come un grido di speranza e che non sfigura affatto accanto a quello celeberrimo di Händel. Questa proposta romana del Libro dei Sette Sigilli sarà affidata al direttore Fabio Luisi (un sensibile e preparato interprete della musica del Novecento), all’organista Michael Schönheit e tra i solisti al basso Günther Groissböck e al tenore Herbert Lippert, che canteranno i ruoli della Voce di Dio e dell’Evangelista Giovanni. Paolo Di Nicola

MILAN LES CONTES D’HOFFMANN By Offenbach 15 Jan-5 Feb Conducted by Marko Letonja, directed by Robert Carsen, with Ramón Vargas, Ekaterina Gubanova, Rachele Gilmore, Genia Kühmeier, Nino Surguladze, Sylvie Brunet, William Shimell. Teatro alla Scala, tel. 0272003744, AIDA By Verdi 14 Feb-10 March Conducted by Omer Meir Welber, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, with Roberto Tagliavini, Marianne Cornetti, Oksana Dyka, Jorge De Leon, Riccardo Zanellato, Andrzej Dobber, Enzo Peroni, Pretty Yende. Teatro alla Scala, tel. 0272003744,

NAPLES LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR By Donizetti 10-18 Feb Conducted by Nello Santi, directed by Gianni

D’Amelio, with Jessica Pratt, Gianluca Terranova, Giacomo Prestia, Claudio Sgura, Gino Nitta. Teatro S. Carlo, tel. 0817972111,

ROME MADAMA BUTTERFLY By Puccini 21-28 Feb Conducted by Pinchas Steinberg, directed by Giorgio Ferrara, with Daniela Dessì, Alexey Dolgov, Audun Iversen, Saverio Fiore, Anna Malavasi, Alessandro Spina. Teatro dell’Opera, Piazza B. Gigli, tel. 0648160,

VENICE LOU SALOME’ By Sinopoli 21-28 Jan Conducted by Lothar Zagrosek, staged and directed by students of the faculty of Design and Arts of Venice University, with Angeles Blancas Gulin and singers of Coro del Teatro La Fenice. Teatro la Fenice, tel. 041786511,

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AI MARMI Viale Trastevere 53, tel. 065800919

€ This pizzeria is also nicknamed “L’Obitorio” (the morgue in English) because its tables are covered with slabs of marble. The pizza is thin, Roman style, and good. Even fried appetisers (fiori di zucca and supplì) are not bad. Prices are very reasonable in relation to the quality and quantity of food. The atmosphere is chaotic, but it can also be fun. The only real drawback is the queue if you arrive at rush hour (around 21.00) especially on weekends.

BENITO E GILBERTO Via del Falco 19, tel. 066867769, €€€

A LA MAISON - organic restaurant-boutique Via del Collegio Nazareno 14, Albano Laziale / tel. 069322251

The restaurant was opened in 1976 by Benito and his son Gilberto and after 30 years it still maintains the same welcoming and homely environment. Just a few steps from St Peter’s, the restaurant has room for 30 and offers an excellent variety of fresh fish dishes as well as an excellent wine list. It is well known by many celebrities and ideal for every occasion. Reservation is recommended.


In the heart of Albano-Laziale, in the Castelli Romani area, this small bistrot offers you genuine and organic Italian dishes, with fresh pasta, local meat and homemade dessert, in a family atmosphere! Not only a restaurant, you can find in the wine shop a large range of wines and products from Italy and France (like Champagne). A little corner is dedicated to your children, with books, dvd, and toys so that you can enjoy your meal. A very unique place, for a very unique moment… The Wine shop is open from 10.00 to 19.00 whilst the restaurant is open from 12.00 to 15.00 and from 19.30 to 23.00. Closed Sunday evening and Tuesday.

GUSTO RISTORANTE AND PIZZERIA Piazza Augusto Imperatore 9 / tel. 063226273 /


The restaurant is on the first floor, but you can also dine outside under the portico designed by the famous architect of the fascist period Pio Piacentini (of Via della Conciliazione fame) and look across at the contemporary Museum of the Ara Pacis by American architect, Richard Meier. The architecture of the restaurant is very simple and cosy. The menu is creative and focuses on the quality of its Mediterranean products. There is also a pizzeria on the ground floor.

INDIAN RESTAURANT HIMALAYA PALACE Circonvallazione Gianicolense 277-279 tel. 065826001 / €€

BLA KONGO Via Ofanto 6/8, tel. 068546705

Established in 1993, Himalaya Palace is an authentic Indian restaurant nestled in Monteverde Nuovo close to Villa Pamphilj, Rome’s largest park. To the background of Indian music you can choose from a variety of genuine dishes, (Tandori and Tikka Masala chicken and lamb Korma) which include homemade Indian yoghurt and cheese. This is a special and affordable experience.


– starting from €30 per person

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Bla Kongo is a sophisticated bistro that mixes Scandinavian culture with the Mediterranean and Indian cuisine. The menu is creative and exciting, ranging from savarin of basmati rice with shrimps and Swedish salmon to meatballs with brie. Desserts are excellent. Interesting wine list, friendly and efficient service, good value for money.


– starting from €20 per person

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Via Pomponio Leto 1 tel. 06687451358

Piazza Augusto Imperatore 28, tel. 0668134221

A meeting place just off Borgo S. Angelo on the edges of Prati where you can stop to relax in a simple and welcoming environment. It’s open for lunch, dinner and after dinner. This is a place where you can listen to good music and even discover new young artists. Passaguai has a few outdoor tables and a good wine list along with a range of homemade beers. WiFi connections are available.

SALOTTO 42 Piazza di Pietra 42 tel. 066785804

Ranked one of the best 50 bars worldwide by “Drinks International”, Salotto is an elegant bar furnished in vintage style. It’s in a trendy location facing the ancient Roman ruins in Piazza di Pietra, a short walk from Fontane di Trevi, the Pantheon and Piazza Venezia. At weekends there is also brunch and a buffet. At night it becomes a cocktail bar with a diverse range of music and a good selection of drinks. Add the living room feeling provided by a vast and cosmopolitan selection of books on fashion, art and design, mix it all together and you get the “Salotto 42 feeling”.


Tati’ al 28 is a trendsetting location and is home to contemporary design mobilia. On the ground floor there are no real tables, but a large living room with Chester traditional sofas and stainless steel chairs. During the aperitivo, you can get a combo buffet for €10, generally pasta and small cold dishes. The wine list and cocktail menu are extensive.

FRENI E FRIZIONI Via del Politeama 4 tel. 0658334210

Freni e Frizioni is just off Piazza Trilussa in Trastevere. Once a garage (its name means brakes and clutches) it is a now a popular place to be seen, especially in the summer when crowds overflow into the square in front. Inside you will find a young and casual crowd among the mix of vintage furniture and contemporary prints. From 19.00 to 22.00, you’ll be served an extensive buffet with seasonal dishes, salads, pastas, pizzas, and much more.

Via della Pace 3/7, tel. 066861216,

Antico Caffè della was once the favourite meeting place for artists, writers and politicians. It is still the local bar for some residents in the Piazza Navona area but very popular with visitors to Rome who want to get a glimpse of what life used to be like in one of the oldest parts of the city. It’s also a good stopping place for anyone going to one of the many exhibitions in the magnificent Bramante cloisters in the nearby church of S. Maria della Pace. Drinks are expensive, but you can sit for as long as you like and take in the beautiful surroundings.


GIULIO PASSAMI L’OLIO Via di Monte Giordano 28 tel. 0668803288

If you happen to be walking in the historic centre near Piazza Navona, around 19.00, and feel like a drink and are overwhelmed by the hundreds of restaurants and cafes around you, Giulio Passami l’Olio is a safe choice. It’s a nice informal place just across the river from Castel S. Angelo where you can sit inside or out and choose a good glass of wine from a large selection. It’s also a popular meeting place for a number of foreign communities. 25 January 2012 Wanted in Rome

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accommodation vacant in town OLGIATA 100-SQM UNFURNISHED 3 BED. Exclusive ground-floor, independent apartment, attached to a villa situated in a large garden surrounded by greenery, near South entrance. Large living room, 3 bathrooms, maid’s room, pool, gazebo, shed, large garden, garage, Alarm system. Available 1 Feb 2012. Tel. 348 / 2500209, email: APPIA ANTICA AND ARDEATINA. Several country houses, 2/3/4 bedrooms, private gardens. Tuscan views, special atmosphere, 20 min. ride to FAO and WFP. €1.500 to €2.400. Tel. 065813452, ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGNERS. PENTHOUSE IMMOBILIARE. We offer full service for long & short term rentals. Special assistance for FAO, IFAD, WFP, Embassies and Multinational Companies. Mother-tongue English staff. Tel. 065919125, AVENTINO. Prestigious 230-sqm apartment, A/C, large living room, dining room, study, lovely 65-sqm terrace, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, equipped kitchen, den, maid’s quarters, box. EDWARDS Tel. 068610871,

AVENTINO. Charming 120-sqm apartment, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living / dining room, balconies, furnished kitchen, car-port, €2.500 monthly. EDWARDS Tel. 068610871, BORGHETTO DEI PESCATORIPENTHOUSE. Lovely, furnished apartment, double living room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, parking, terraces, €1.300. Tel. 065919125, BRIGHT APART W/TERRACE IN MONTI. Delightful terrace, bright apart, perfect for family or 2 singles wanting to share costs: dining room, living room, 2 double bedrooms 2 bathrooms (Jacuzzi), kitchen. 4th floor, no elevator, fully furnished, washing machine, dishwasher, autonomous heater, internet, cleaning service. €2.500/month, +39 335 / 6326980, CASSIA - S. GODENZO. Charming 150-sqm apartment, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living / dining room, lovely terrace, furnished kitchen, car-port, €1.900 monthly. EDWARDS Tel. 068610871, CASSIA - VICINITY OVERSEAS SCHOOL. In compound, park, tennis, beautiful 250-sqm apartment, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living / dining room, panoramic terrace, maid’s quarters, box, €2.800 monthly. EDWARDS Tel. 068610871, CASSIA S. GODENZO. Apartment 3 bedrooms, condominium, swimming pool, tennis, gardens, 24h reception, €1.850/month plus condominium. Tel. 320 / 6131712 evenings. CASTEL DI LEVA. lovely villa, 120 sqm + garden, view, parking, 2 bedrooms, living room, dining room, €1.900/month. Tel. 349 / 6451790, 348 / 2600764, CASTEL DI LEVA. Furnished/unfurnished 60-sqm apartment, double bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, €1.200/month. Furnished/ unfurnished 120-sqm apartment, 2 bedrooms, living room, dining room, terrace, garden, parking, €1.800/month. No agencies. Tel. 349 / 6451790, 348 / 2600764,

CASTEL DI LEVA. Furnished/unfurnished elegant 200-sqm villa + terrace, 4 bedrooms, living room, dining room, furnished kitchen, €2.400/ month. Tel. 349 / 6451790, 348 / 2600764, CASTEL DI LEVA. Top floor of elegant country house, 100-sqm + 50sqm terrace, 3 bedrooms, furnished/ unfurnished, short/long rent, inside green private estate, €1.400/monthly, €490/weekly. Tel. 349 / 6451790, 348 / 2600764, No agencies. CENTRE - PENTHOUSE GREGORIANA. Prestigious penthouse, spectacular view, living room fireplace, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 terraces, €3.500; Trastevere, unique characteristic apartment with terrace, living room, dining room, study, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, €2.000; Trieste/Salario, bright, living room, dining room, eat-in furnished

kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, laundry room, storage, A/C, balconies, €3.300. Tel. 065919125, CENTRE PANTHEON. Cosy, fully refurbished studio-apartment: sofa bed, 2 single beds, kitchen facilities, bathroom. Long / Short lets. Tel. +39 320 / 3273228. CHARMING TESTACCIO. Charming, airy, 1 bedroom, large living room, shelf space, pull-out couch, bathroom, fully equipped kitchen, washing machine, walk-in closet, wireless. View of beautiful courtyard, doorman. Metro Piramide, next to Tiber River, walking distance to centre. Available for December. Cell. 339 / 4594112. Email: COLOSSEUM. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, A/C. Near Metro. Ref 150. €1.550. Tel. 063212341.


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COLOSSEUM. Bright, 60 sqm, ground floor, paved garden, furnished, living room, dining area, eatin kitchen, bedroom, bathroom. Property International tel. 065743170,, CORSO TRIESTE. 200 sqm, 3rd floor, partially furnished, double living room, dining area, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, guest room and bathroom, eat-in kitchen, balconies, parking. Property International tel. 065743170,, CRISTOFORO COLOMBO ARDEATINA. Elegant 140-sqm apartment, with lovely 250-sqm garden, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living / dining room, equipped kitchen, garage, autonomous heating, €2.000 monthly. EDWARDS Tel. 068610871, EUR - CESARE PAVESE Well-furnished, perfect condition, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, dining room, breakfast room, all comforts, terrace, garage, €1.700. Tel. 339/ 3421012, 065037468. EUR MONTAGNOLA. Top floor, furnished, entrance, living room, 2


bedrooms, bathroom, eat-in kitchen, 2 small terraces, €1.200. Fidia Immobiliare 0639736426. EUR PENTHOUSE TUPINI. Remodeled, open furnished kitchen, living room, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies, cellar, parking, €2.300; Musica, very bright, remodeled, penthouse, living room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large terrace, €2.500; Montagne Rocciose, large living room, furnished eat-in kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony, cellar, €2.000; Colombo/S. Paolo, elegant, remodeled, top floor, furnished apartment, huge living/dining area, 3 bedrooms, eat-in kitchen, 2 bathrooms, fantastic view of Castelli Romani, €1.800; Torrino Mezzocammino, brand new, bright, triple living room, eat-in kitchen, 3 large bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, storage, terrace, garage, cellar, €1.900; 2 townhouses, 180 sqm, living room, eat-in kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, laundry room, family room, garage, garden, €2.000/€1.800; Tupini, furnished, bright, living room, eat-in kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, balcony, parking, €1.700; Vallerano, villa, residential community, large living room w/fireplace, fur-

nished eat-in kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, family room, terraces, huge garden, garage, security, €2.200 other similar €2.000. Tel. 065919125, EUR VIGNA MURATA. Fonte Meravigliosa. Very nice apartment, large living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, private garden, cellar and garage. Fully furnished. Non-residents and no agencies. Tel. 065414440 (Italian speakers). EUR. Outstanding, luxuriously furnished apartment, suitable top-ranking personality, large sitting room, dining room, 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, all comforts, terraces, garage, €3.000. Tel. 339 / 3421012, 065037468. FLAMINIO - VIA TIEPOLO. Finely furnished and restructured, living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, 2 balconies, €1.300. Fidia Immobiliare 0639736426. FORUM. Views of the Forum, modern living room, dining room, fireplace, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, parquet floors, near FAO. Ref 589. Tel. 0632123413. HEART OF TRASTEVERE. Near S. Maria, 45 sqm, bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, fireplace. Exposed wooden beams, terracotta tiles. Fully equipped, double-glazed windows, A/C, Web, fridge, washingmachine. €1.200/monthly. Available immediately. Tel. 333 / 9493496, 06632619, 335 / 6090827, email: HISTORIC CENTRE. Cosy top-floor apartment, living / dining room, bedroom, 2 bathrooms, autonomous heating, terraces with panoramic view, €2.300. Tel. 339 / 3421012 065037468. HISTORIC CENTRE. Historic Centre, Via Vittoria Colonna, furnished penthouse apartment with terrace, living room, kitchen, bedroom, €2.000. For photos, Join us on Facebook. Tel. 068419827. LAURENTINA. In compound, swimming pool, tennis court, elegant 220sqm apartment on 2 levels, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living / dining room, fireplace, guest toilet, small study, furnished kitchen, breakfast room, lovely 120-sqm garden, box. Autonomous heating. EDWARDS TEL. 068610871, MLD - CASSIA. Elegant condominium complex, 24hr security guard, panoramic high floor with great views, large open lounge + dining zone, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 150-sqm perimeter terraces, garage, semi furnished, €2.500. Other detached villa, 200 sqm, €2.800. Tel. 065916760, email: MLD - CASTEL DI LEVA. Immersed in greenery in a complex of country houses, finely refurbished and finished to high standards, various sizes. Tel. 065916760, email: MLD - EUR - CENTRE EUROPA. Penthouse, finished to high standards, lounge with fireplace, 2 bedrooms, study, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, balconies, furnished €2.000; Eur Umanesimo, elegantly and finely furnished, vast lounge, 2 bedrooms, study, kitchen with dining are, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces, furnished, €2.500. Tel. 065916760. MLD - EUR TORRINO NORD. Lounge, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, terrace, €1.300. Eur centre, living room, bedroom, €1.200. Mostacciano, top floor apartment, lounge, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, small terrace, garage, €950. Colle Parnaso, lounge, 2 bedrooms, 2

bathrooms, kitchen, terraces, garage, €1.100. Tel. 065916760, email: MLD - HISTORIC CENTRE - BARBERINI. Finely refurbished, lounge, kitchen, bathroom, furnished, €1.000. Aventino S.Prisca, independent apartment in exclusive context, lounge, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, small garden, €1.800 including expenses. Tel. 065916760, email: MLD - MONTEVERDE. Elegant, top floor, condominium, finished to good standard, spacious entrance, lounge + dining area, 2 bedrooms, smaller room, 2 bathrooms, live-in kitchen, balconies, semi furnished, €1.600. Tel. 065916760, email: MLD - PRATI. Top floor apartment overlooking St Peter’s in elegant period building, living room, bedroom, kitchen, balcony, €1.200. Tel. 065916760, email: MLD - SALARIA near Via Suvereto, in elegant condominium complex with swimming pool, finished to high standards, large lounge, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen, garage, €2.300. Other Talenti Via Guerrini, new condominium complex, living room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, full optional, €1.200. Tel. 065916760, email: MONTE VERDE VECCHIO (Casaletto, vicinity Villa Pamphili) in compound, lovely, 165-sqm apartment, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living / dining room, terrace overlooking park, equipped kitchen, box. EDWARDS Tel.068610871, MONTEPARIOLI. Beautiful 200-sqm apartment, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, vast living / dining room, balcony, guest toilet, equipped kitchen, car-port. EDWARDS Tel. 068610871, MONTEVERDE - NEAR IV VENTI approx 5 minutes from the station, semi furnished, entrance, living room with kitchen corner, single bedroom, bathroom, balcony, €850. Fidia Immobiliare 0639736426. MONTEVERDE VECCHIO. Single bright room in beautiful panoramic apartment near Trastevere / Gianicolo. €600 monthly all inclusive. Pictures on request. For more info: MONTEVERDE VECCIO. Sunny and charming, top floor, panoramic views, terrace and balcony, fully furnished, 2 rooms, kitchen, bathroom, elevator, €1.300 monthly. Tel. 335 / 6907446, email: MONTI - NEAR VIA NAZIONALE. Modern apartment, 2 double bedrooms, dining room, living room, comfortable bathroom with shower, equipped kitchen, A/C, dishwasher and washing machine. Max 5 people. Tel. 339 / 5381750, MONTI. Furnished, 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, living room, quiet. Modern restoration, €1.300. Ref 514. Tel. 063212341. NEWLY DECORATED APARTMENT. 2 bedrooms apartment to rent in Cinquina. very well connected to the centre, 2 bedrooms, 2 balconies, €800 with the electricity bill included. Call Lucy 338 / 6233148 or Massimo 328 / 2851269. NOMENTANA - VILLA TORLONIA. Very quiet position in period building, 3rd floor, no lift, charming, unfurnished, living room, dining room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, equipped kitchen, €1.700. Fidia Immobiliare 0639736426.

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DO YOU WANT TO ADVERTISE YOUR APARTMENTS IN PARIS, BERLIN, LONDON OR MADRID? DO YOU HAVE A JOB TO OFFER IN DUBLIN, BARCELONA, BRUSSELS OR AMSTERDAM? Then go to and place your ad directly online. Or come to our office at Via dei Falegnami 79 and we can place it for you. Tel. 06 6867967 or e-mail us at accommodation vacant out of town TIVOLI MANDELA. 50 km from Rome, completely restored apartment in old castle, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, kitchen, dining room, unfurnished €400 + €40 condominium. Tel: 06/6786400. TIVOLI MANDELA. 50 km from Rome, in 19th century tower, completely restored 90 sqm furnished apartment with entrance, 2 bedrooms, living room, bathroom, kitchen, €500 + €40 condominium. Tel. 06/6786400. OLGIATA. 280-sqm villa, 3 bedrooms with A/C, 3 bathrooms, spacious living / dining room, study, furnished kitchen, large hobby-room, showerbath, garage, 600-sqm private garden. EDWARDS Tel. 068610871, PANTHEON. Elegant penthouse duplex, living room, dining room, spacious terrace, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, quiet, max 6 months, €2.300. Same Trastevere, 3 months. Tel. 065813452, PANTHEON. Beautifully renovated, 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen. Refs 190 & 200 (loft). Tel. 063212341. PARIOLI - VIA ANTONELLI. Elegant, spacious 1 bedroom apartment, private garden. Quiet. €1.900. Tel. 064813452, PIAZZA DI SPAGNA. Piazza Navona, Via Sistina, Trastevere lovely studio apartments. Quiet. €800 to €1.000. Tel. 065813452, PIAZZA NAVONA AREA. Unique town house, well furnished, living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, €2.100. Also Trastevere extravagant townhouse on 3 levels, terrace, €2.000. Tel. 065813452, PINCIANO - VILLA BORGHESE. Apartment near Villa Borghese, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, €1.200/month, available immediately. Tel. 338 / 6337266, PONTE MILVIO. Lovely, restored apartment, top floor (4th), bedroom, guest room, 2 bathrooms, study, living room, kitchen, 90 sqm, €1.350 monthly. Tel. 339 / 6792131, email: PRATI. Furnished 50-sqm apartment, (to share with owner 2 non-consecutive months of the year), €750/month, References required. Tel. 366 / 4051514, ROME HISTORIC CENTRE RIONE BORGO. Near Castel S. Angelo, weekly rent, charming small vacation house for 2 people., tel. 335 / 256560. ROME SWEET HOME HISTORIC CENTRE. Lets to companies and private individuals. Exclusive locations. Apartments, 1 - 2 - 3 bedrooms, completely furnished, maid service, utilities included, special rates for monthly lets., Tel. 0669924091 - 335 / 7713580.

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STUDIO APARTMENT. Monteverde tram 8 - 44. Piazza S. Giovanni. Miniapartment, kitchenette, bathroom, large room with sofa-bed, fully refurbished, €650/month plus electricity. ADSL. Only Italian spoken. Tel. 340 / 7022582. TRASTEVERE - NEAR PIAZZA TRILUSSA. Delightful, completely furnished and restored 70-sqm apartment on 2nd floor of period building: large living/dining room with kitchenette, a studio bedroom with wood paneling and bookcases, mansard single bedroom, bathroom, corridor with built in cupboards, small balcony overlooking quiet and bright court yard, no lift. Antique terracotta tiles and coffered ceilings. Armoured door and double glazed windows, autonomous heating, A/C and internet connection. Available, only for long term rentals from 1st Jan 2012 €1.700/monthly plus condominium expenses of €100/monthly. For further information contact + 39 388 / 6977826, +39 339 / 8079606. TRASTEVERE - PIAZZA MERCANTI. Charming flat, 80 sqm, luxuriously furnished, double bedroom, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped dinette kitchen, dining room, living room with sofabed and fireplace, autonomous heating, WiFi, terracotta floor, coffered ceiling, €1.600. Tel. 339 7369633, TRASTEVERE. Well furnished, modern, just redone, living room, 1 bedroom, A/C, €1.400. Also sunny penthouse, unfurnished, living room, 1 bedroom, balcony, view, newly refurbished, €1.300. Also cottage-like, charming on 2 levels, 1 bedroom, veranda, €1.250. Tel. 065813452, TRASTEVERE. Furnished, 1 bedroom, living room, small kitchen, €1.000, €1.100. Refs 890/1113. Tel. 063212341. TRASTEVERE. Furnished, 100 sqm, 4th floor, spacious, bright, large living room, 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen. Property International tel. 065743170,, VIA NAZIONALE - COLOSSEUM. Extremely sunny, completely and elegantly furnished, pianoforte, fireplace, balcony, A/C, own heating, armoured door. Tel. 064883158. VILLA PAMPHILI. Attic studio apartment, 45 sqm + 20 sqm terrace, fully equipped, €700/monthly plus expenses for max 2 years. Tel. 320 / 0132090.

bed & breakfast NAVONA. Antique art gallery, now charming flats. Superb location, quiet, cosy, sleeps 8 people. Also short lets. Tel. 347 / 3884032,, PIAZZA BOLOGNA. Near Metro B, well connected, about 2.5km from historic centre, stylish building, charming, sunny, quiet rooms with TVs, refined furniture. Excellent prices, especially for long term. €40 per person per night, breakfast included. Sleeps 8 people. Tel. 347 / 6156955,

holiday accommodation ATTIC ROME (MONTI) WITH TERRACE This amazing top floor apartment has a panoramic private terrace, fully equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi, SKY TV with plasma TV and is in the heart of Rome’s coolest area, Monti. Sleeps 4. From 100 euros a night. Visit or email

jobs vacant BRITISH SCHOOL FIUMICINO. English mother-tongue teachers with Celta certificate required immediately for in-school and company courses. Please send CV to dosfiumicino@ or contact 066581642. BURSON-MARSTELLER SEEKS SECRETARIAL CANDIDATE BursonMarsteller is one of the leading communication and PR consultancy agencies in the world, part of the Young & Rubicam Brands, members of the WPP Group. Operating in Italy since 1982, Burson-Marsteller employs 60 professionals in two offices in Milan and Rome. For our Rome office we are now looking for a candidate available for a 7-month, part-time job, from 3.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m., from Monday to Friday. The candidate will be involved in secretarial activities and translations,


has to be fluent in Italian and English. Office Applications (word, excel, ppt) and teamwork are skills required. All applications must be sent to the address below, reporting the ref. n. PTR12 CINEMA PRODUCTION - ACTORS. An important cinematographic production company is selecting actors - both professional and aspiring - of all ages. Must be English mother-tongue. Please email 2 photographs and CV to: COLF BABYSITTER FULL/PART TIME. Near Piazza Barberini, experi-

enced Colf-babysitting a 3 y.o. hours 10-13, 16-20, €850, no lunch, or just mornings 10-13. Email: ENGLISH TEACHERS NEEDED. Established English School currently seeking full/part-time English mother-tongue teachers for adult and children courses. Full training provided. Contact us on 0647823253 or send your CV to ESTABLISHED LANGUAGE SCHOOL in central Rome needs native speaker qualified teachers. Min

3 years’ exp, aged 26+. Send CV to ESTABLISHED PRESTIGIOUS LANGUAGE school Rome seeks mother-tongue English teachers. Offering good weekly wage, professional environment, immediate start. Tel. 063611508, MOTHER-TONGUE ENGLISH OFFICE ASSISTANT with excellent organisational skills, strong sense of responsibility, qualified experience and good writing abilities, is required for a full-time position in a well-established company from the beginning of March 2012. Please send your CV and cover letter to e-mail: Only mother tongue applicants will be considered for an interview. NANNY FOR TWO GREAT KIDS! Nanny with experience and references needed for full time live-in job in Rome centre, to take care of two children of 5 and 4 years. Italian a must, English desired, driving license a great help. Own room and many overseas travels so need easy nationality for travel and flexible lifestyle. Email: PART-TIME COPY EDITOR. BritishAmerica mother-tongue, University background, wanted by research centre. Visit: and Revision performance measurement: €10/hour and €5 per page (standard 400 words). For other time performance: €10/hour. Total roughly work 80 hours per month. Eventual independent accommodation Castel-de-Leva area (near the Centre venue) at €400/monthly. Two buses service. CV, address, telephone to: TOURS IN ROME. Looking for outgoing people to give info to tourists in English and Spanish. Send email: UK STUDY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF ENGLISH Via Leonida Bissolati 20 - Rome 00187, is currently seeking for its school in Rome, mothertongue CELTA qualified teachers with experience in the following areas: Students 7-19 years and undergraduates (YEL/KET/PET/FCE/ IELTS), Professionals (BEC), School Teachers (PET/TKT: Young learners), TKT: Content and Language Integrated Learning. UK Study comes from a background of 30 years’ experience in running English Language courses. Applicants will be required to work at our school, state schools and company business premises. Excellent opportunities for career development and a competitive salary. A friendly and enthusiastic approach is essential. Please send your CV and a covering letter to: Robin Snape at:

lessons ENGLISH LADY, OXFORD GRADUATE. English lady, Oxford University graduate, long experience, offers English lessons/conversation (adults only). Tel. 068105213, 340 / 5161007. ENGLISH TUTORS FOR CHILDREN. Experienced and enthusiastic English tutors specializing in teaching children available in central Rome. For more information email ITALIAN LANGUAGE LESSONS FOR FOR GRADUATE TEACHER, GREAT EXPERIENCE, EXPERT IN ITALIAN LANGUAGE FOR FOREIGNERS PROGRAM OF COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE -OFFERS LESSONS FOR LEVELS A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2. ITALIAN LANGUAGE TRAINING. Learn Italian at your premises and develop language skills with a professional teacher for foreign speakers phone 334 / 6806586, email:


rooms and flats shares CLOSE TO FAO 6 KM FROM HISTORIC CENTRE. Large furnished room in 125-sqm apartment with 3 bedrooms, A/C, shared living room. €500/ monthly. Email:, tel. 338 / 4657292. MONTEVERDE VECCHIO PORTA DI S. PANCRAZIO. Well appointed efficiency suite, loft bed, private bathroom, fridge, wireless, use of kitchen, TV, washing machine, terrace. Great location (across from Villa Pamphili Park) perfect for AUR student. €400/month, utilities included. Contact: MONTEVERDE. Large furnished beautiful room in shared apartment, ideally located, to referenced quiet male/female. Good connection with public transport. Please contact: 338 / 4936242. PIAZZA BOLOGNA. Nice large single room in spacious flat to share with only one other person, €450. Email preferred:, tel. +39 334 / 3036860. ST PETER’S - FEW METRES. Large room, independent entrance, quiet, shared kitchen, bathroom. Females only. €520 monthly. Short lets €160/week. Tel. 327 / 4541214, TRASTEVERE. Sunny room with balcony for rent, furnished, wireless, €450 including bills. Tel. 347 / 8373682.

short lets APARTMENTS - HOUSES. Linen service, minimum deposit. Tel. 0648930557, tel. / fax 0648976525 office hours,, APT MONTI NEIGHBOURHOOD. Elegant 452 sq.ft. apt, 2nd floor, WiFi, ideal for both tourists and business travellers, the position is strategic. +39 329 / 5692070,, CAMPO DE’ FIORI SPAGNA - NAVONA. Pantheon, Trastevere, Prati. Fully-furnished apartments, 1 week minimum. Many other possibilities. Tel. / fax 0648905897,, NAVONA. Beautiful penthouse, large bedroom with double bed, living room, nice terrace, internet, TV, heating, all included. Tel. 339 / 3998083. PANTHEON AND PONTE MILVIO. Nice studios, period building, new and well decorated, fully equipped kitchen corner, double/triple bedroom, bathroom, A/C or fan, internet, TV. Long-term too. Tel. 348 / 9792106, ROME SWEET HOME HISTORIC CENTRE. Lets to companies and private individuals. Exclusive locations. Apartments, 1-2-3 bedrooms, completely furnished, maid service, utilities included, special rates for monthly lets., Tel. 0669924091 - 335 / 7713580. TRASTEVERE - GENSOLA. Characteristic apartment, wooden-beamed ceiling, living room, kitchen, loft-bedroom, 2 bathrooms, balcony, €1.500 monthly, shorter periods upon request. Tel 065919125, TRASTEVERE - S. COSIMATO SQUARE in Rome, last minute offer. 2 adults (sleeps max 4), cycle park, TV, WiFi internet, available 11 January to 6 February, €500 weekly. Tel. 339 / 6149317,,

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accommodation wanted APARTMENT FOR RENT. Furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, close to Via Adige, €1.800. Send requests to, tel. 068554579, fax. 0684241670. COUPLE LOOKING FOR ROOM/APARTMENT. Nice, young couple looking for room/apartment in Rome. Rent from €750-€900 inclusive. FURNISHED 1-2 BEDROOM NEEDED. I need a nicely furnished 1-2 bedroom apartment for 2-3 years beginning 01 April 2012. Contact:

animals DOG-SITTER/WALKER! Animal lover available to walk your dog. Trastevere, Monteverde, centro storico. Email if interested:

events AFTER LOVE. Beautiful to watch the radio, the alarm clock, and the lamp on the chest of drawer. More beautiful to watch the bed and find all the happiness of the world, her. Truly Marco.

exchanges ENGLISH CHILDREN PLAYDATE. English speaking Italian family with 2 children (4&7) WLTM native English speaking family with young children to play in Italian & English. Alessandro 329 / 0135214. ENGLISH-ITALIAN LANGUAGE. American nanny, 18, looking to exchange English for Italian in friendship/conversation, email if interested:

health & fitness ADS AMERICAN DENTAL STUDIOS. ADS AMERICANO STUDIO DENTISTICO. OPEN DURING HOLIDAYS. English Spoken. Si Parla Inglese. (American Dentist) Dentista Americano Laureato in USA. Disponibile tutti giorni anche Festivi. Abbiamo Canadese Endodonzia specialista (Root Canal Specialist) devitalizzazione "finished" in una seduta con tecnologie informatiche uno in ortodonzia (Orthodontist) & uno in implantologia specialista (Implantologist); cure odontoiatriche con le più recenti tecnologie. Viale Europa 331, 100 Metri EUR FERMI, & Infernetto: Viale Castel Porziano 434/F. Solo su appuntamento. Tel. 333 / 9061799,, AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST provides individual psychotherapy for all mental health issues. Experienced and licensed practitioner. Metro Cipro. Rose Kazma 0639742957 333 / 5822808, AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST ROME. Italian state lic. mother-tongue: English + Spanish. In Rome 21+ years. Also lake Bracciano. 65euro x session cell: 340 / 3950617, BLACK MASSEUR €30 PER HOUR. Masseur Black-man Oriental Oil Massage best for Overweight Cellulitis, relax, Men €60/h Women €30/hour. Tel. 347 / 7244003. CERCO: TRAINER JOGGING, YOGA. Looking for experienced trainer to jog with and do yoga/pilates in Trastevere. Call 331 / 2442624.

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ENGLISH DENTAL STUDIO IN ROME. Via della Fonte di Fauno, 29 00153 Rome. Tel. +39 065783639. 24/7. Mobile +39 320 / 3009440, eds on facebook. FREE SELF-DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER. Articles, inspiring stories, tips, life-enhancing strategies and much more. Sign Up Today! or 339 / 3332547. ITALIAN MASSEUSE (VATICAN MUSEUM) Professional masseuse, studio in front Vatican museums available 7/7 also place or hotel for tourists 333 / 7441093. MAMA AND BABY YOGA. Exercise, stretch, relax and rejoice together! PILATES IN ENGLISH & ITALIAN. New Pilates studio in Zone Merulana (near Colosseum). Hard working, good prices & lots of fun! email POWER LIVES COACHING. Create a life plan and achieve your goals with a renowned life-coach. Tel. 339-3332547, for information. PRIVATE YOGA TUITION. With experienced multicerfied teacher. 30 e lesson at studio in Castelli Romani. From 45 e 1h15 at you place in Rome! ZEN MASSEUR €30 YOUR/MY HOME. Black man massage therapist, floor oil-massage, your/my home-hotel. Men €50/h Women €30/hour Tel. 327 / 0610447.

household sales 100 PC CLASSICAL MUSIC RECORDS. 100pc Classical Music Record Collection by Curcio. Encased & never played, €1.000. Tel. 340 / 3950617. 3 PC UNIQ ELABORATED FURNITURE. 3pc comode, table/chairs & wall cabinet turn of century. Elab designs. Must see. €1.600 obo. Tel. 340 / 3950617. 4 PC ALCANTARA & COTTON RND SOFA Elegant round sofa w/ alcantara (suede) €600. Tel. 340 / 3950617. 40’S-50’S FUR CAPE FROM USA. Fur Cape from USA 1940’s/50’s. €150. Tel. 340 / 3950617. Cristina. 40’S-50’S GE TOAST-R-OVEN General Electric with original use & care book. Still works, €300. Tel. 340 / 3950617. ANTIQUE MIRRORED CLOSET ITALIAN About 1.10 mtrs width, 2+mt ht, 60cm depth w/ drawer, €1.200. Tel. 340 / 3950617. DOUBLE BED+ORTHOPAEDIC MATTRESS. Double bed 160 cm wide, orthopaedic mattress. Almost new, v good condition, €70. Buyer collect. Email: DVDS, VIDEOS, BOOKS Seasons 1&2 of Being Human & The Hunger 10€ all, Free videos most NTSC, English lang. novels, 2 puzzles. JAPANESE WEDDING KIMONO (1980’S). 25yearold+ Japanese Wedding Kimono. Elab. embroidered designs w/Brass Holder included to hang on wall. €1.000. Tel. 340 / 3950617. OWN BARBIE COLLECTION SELL OFF. Selling off Collector Barbies (mostly my collection) Price ranges €10-€1.000 each. Tel. 340 / 3950617. Cristina. PIANO/BABY GRAND. Lovely. Full ivory keyboard, 3 pedals. Great for student. Beautiful case. €5.500. Call 347 / 0093762. RICHARD GINORI CHINASET 69 PIECE for 12 people. Never used but

over 20 yrs old individually numbered. All for €2,000 obo. Tel. 340 / 3950617. SELLING 2 PAIRS OF MOUNTAIN BOOTS. Excellent condition, size 39, ideal for cold weather or mountain. color brown. Tel. 338 / 1506620 (brand: tecnica). SHOES & BOOTS SIZES 9.5 & 10 Elegant & good condition shoes & boots €10-60. Tel. 340 / 3950617. SINGER SEWING MACHINE 220v, lightweight, auto stitches, a variety of stitches, can send digitals, used once, excellent, €150.

IT & computers PORTABLE DVD SONY NEW Sony portable DVD model DVPFX750 with accessories playing dvds from Region 1 (USA) area only €50. Nicola 338 / 1904397.

jobs wanted TEL. 327 / 0233543 PLZ CONTACT. Both English Italian, experiences of hotels various departments, if there any vacant plz call me. AFTERNOON EXPERIENCED BABYSITTER looking for an afternoon babysitting job Am 35 years old with 5 years experience, fluent in English Tel. 340 / 7247791. BABY SITTER ENGLISH/FRENCH or Spanish speaking. home work or house keeping, 7/H, just mornings. Appio Latino zone. Tel. 338 / 3371629, BABYSITTER 35 year old, English speaking, 6 years experience with children from 0-10 looking for a babysitting job. BABYSITTER IN CASALPALOCCO. Bilingual English Italian babysitter is looking for work in CASALPALOCCO ONLY. Experienced. Tel. ONLY 339 / 2328021. BABYSITTER/RECEPTIONIST 29/F, cerca lavoro come babysitter/receptionist. Tel. 320 / 8194379. BILINGUAL AMERICAN LIT GRADUATE with extensive history in childcare

and customer service seeking parttime/full-time work in Rome. Email: for info. DOMESTICK OR ANY KIND OF JOB. Sri Lankan female, speak English very well, domestic, with elderly people, as a receptionist, under very kind family. Tel. 327 / 5665313. Email: DOUBLE ITALIAN ENGLISH REFERENCED native speaker explores part time job morning /afternoon translation, secretarial, personnel contact or call 333 / 6905446. ENGLISH LADY - BABY SITTING. Available for occasional baby sitting. Experienced, reliable, kind, patient, fun. Hana 345 / 9235341. ENGLISH MOTHER-TONGUE BABYSITTER. Experienced, mothertongue Italian English babysitter seeks position. Tel. 338 / 1506620. ENGLISH MOTHERTONGUE BABYSITTING. Available Tuesdays to look after your children. Tel. 338 / 1506620. ENGLISH TEACHER. Experience teaching adults, students and children. Available for work in nursery or school during the mornings only. tel. 345 / 2234942. ENGLISH AU PAIR. 22 y.o. male looking for Au Pair/English Tutor opportunity. Tel. 333 / 9420392, Certified/great references. Motivated, enthusiastic, and energetic. EXCELLENT EXPERIENCED BUTLER. Looking for domestic job or cleaning part-time house job. Would also consider other work. Please call 366 / 1754990. EXPRIENCED EMT NANNY. 5 years of childcare experience. Trained in CPR and First Aid with excellent references. Available full-time. Email Amy at: GARDENER. Italian gardener with references and working experience in London of 20 years available for gardening maintenance and landscape. Contact 320 / 7232616. GENITORI. Volete Uscire Le Notte? Babysitter con esperienza disponibile! Ragazza 2 1anni Irlandese. Lunedi a venerdi da 20:00. €10/ora. Tel. 334 / 8810341.


GRADUATED IN ANTHROPOLOGY. Speak 6 languages, worked in office and as journalist, interested also in tourism jobs. Contact Aleksandra at GUITAR INSTRUCTOR SEEKS WORK. Professional Guitar and music teacher seeks part time morning job as teacher, studio session, song writer etc. Tel. 392 / 7388608. HELLO. My name is Jane. I’m from Estonia. I’m looking for a job as a babysitter in Roma. Email: HOUSE KEEPER - OLD AGE CARE. Young Female available immediately for job with room and board, anywhere in Italy and/or abroad. Tel 339 / 7762166. HOUSE KEEPING AND BABY-SITTING. Sri lankan, female 40, fluent in English and basic Italian,experience in house cleaning and child care. Tel. 389 / 6507950. HOUSEKEEPING-BABYSISTER-OLDCARER. Female, fluent English, good in house cleaning. full-time/part-time. Available immediate. Tel. +39 320 / 8828721. HOUSEKEEPR/NANNY. Filipino woman, 47 years old and English speaking, seeking for a Live in or live out. 3201983537. INDIAN GIRL, 29 YEARS& QUALIFIED. Looking a Job like Baby Sitter/Oldage care with Exp&Ref.(Mon to Fri,13.00-1800)Cell:3807958447, LIVE IN BABYSITTER/HOUSEKEEPER. Filipina 38, fluent in English, basic Italian, live-in, babysitter, house cleaner, worked in London, call 388 / 3290269. LOOKING A (LUNGO ORARIO). Asian graduate, 9 years working experience as housekeeper in Rome. Good references. Tel. 333 / 7897981. LOOKING A FULLTIME JOB (LIVEOUT). Graduate Asian lady, 10 years work experience as housekeeper with good references. Tel. 333 / 7897981. LOOKING FOR TOURISM WORK. Bilingual English Italian, French and Spanish. Looking for full-time work. Tel. 339 / 2328021. LOOKING JOB IN HOTEL (ROME). Male, looking for job in hotel, 20 years experience, food and beverage. Tel. +39 388 / 8222215, 320 / 9539686. MULTILINGUAL TRANSLATOR. 20year experience, available for translations: english, italian, french, spanish, lit-

erary and technical texts. Fast delivery. Tel. 0639730649. NATIVE ENGLISH-SPEAKING GRADUATE. Irish university graduate (Italian & German), TEFL & 8 years’ teaching experience available for Cambridge, TOEFL, Trinity exam preparation. 320 / 7274906. POSITIONS OF TRUST. I’m 40, Italian, fluent english, excellent references, looking for positions of trust compatible with my own job. Paolo 388 / 9794837. RAGAZZA GIOVANNE. Cerca lavoro come cameriera, beybisister, part-time. Ho esperiensia en tutte due ambito parlo (spagnolo, italiano). Mass serietà. Tel. 389 / 9488262. SERACHING FOR JOB. I am Tom, looking for domestic works, painting, or cleaning, maintenance works, contact me on 342 / 6404556. TEACHER LOOKING FOR A PARTTIME. Mother-tongue English language teacher looking for a part-time temporary job. Available in late afternoon and evening. Contact: WANTED JOB IN HOTELS. Female 21, Filipina looking for job in hotels in Rome. Italian/English speaking, immediately available. Tel. 380 / 7907125.

personal OBITUARY MRS DOREEN AMY BARAD. Mrs Doreen Amy Barad‡ (maiden name Longmire), British citizen passed away at home in Rome on the 4th of January 2012. Doreen lived in Rome for over 50 years and will be missed greatly by her husband Matteo and son Steven, and her many relatives and friends in Italy, Britain and around the world. R.I.P. CARAVAN CABIN. Looking for caravan tor cabin, if you are giving free, please contact me: ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB. Monterotondo area. Name, contact, enquiries to: to participate in 2012 session. Organisers are mother-tongue experienced teachers. EXPERT MASSEUR AT YOUR HOME. €30 Black man massage since 1994 at your Hotel - Home WOMAN €30/hour MAN €60 Tel. 068271618. LOVE. Young Attractive Lady Bilingual teacher and artist,seeks friendship or

Aeroporto Ciampino Aeroporto di Fiumicino Arrivi Airterminal Fiumicino Anglo American Book Shop Italia, 34 Corso Francia, 228 Corso Trieste, 90 Feltrinelli International L.go Argentina L.go Chigi L.go del Colonnato Largo Arenula, 12/B Largo Argentina, 14 P.le Albania P.le Cola Di Rienzo P.le Flaminio P.le Ponte Milvio P.zza Barberini P.zza Campo De’ Fiori P.zza Cola Di Rienzo P.zza Colonna P.zza del Parlamento P.zza della Balduina P.zza della Minerva

love meeting foreign Man Austral/Americ/ English.Bye Marie 339 / 6688199. LOVE. Sincerity. Italian woman 42, well educated, living in Milan, single, seeks American high class single good looking man, 45/50. Tel. 347 / 9283150. PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHER. Your private or commercial photo low-cost, at your home, office, company. Tel. 333 / 1953311.

schools and colleges AMERICAN CENTER OF ROME. Small private school run by Stanford graduate offers English lessons, math tutoring, exam preparation. Contact Vlad:, 392 / 9262715. Prati. ENGLISH COURSE IN TORQUAY, DEVON. Two weeks, Jan-March 2012. 30 hours tuition, residential accommodation with breakfast. Price: £1.180 (1.400 Euro approx.) Tel. 0655285664. SCHOLARSHIPS-FINE ART STUDY. Paint with The Rome Art Program (New York) in Rome this June-July. We have scholarships! Website:, email:

services A TASTEFUL TREAT TO REMEMBER. Visit for details. Contact: Flowers Delivery Pune. Tel. 9230721098, Email: BEST BUYS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES. Specialized assistance guarantees best quality / price choices for your electronic devices and installation of computer programmes if required. Modest fees. Tel. 392 / 2928650. BUYERS: BUYING AGENT IN TREVISO. An Indo-America buying agency’s team visiting Treviso, fourth week of Jan’2012. For International Business contact: CAR IMPORTATION. Let the experts at Principal Relocation Company take care of importing your vehicles/motorbikes. Call +39 069094776 or visit Fresh Cut BG, SBLC which are specifically for leas Bmor investment Group. Tel. +44 7924437271, email: We have a direct providers of Fresh Cut BG, SBLC for lease.

P.zza di Porta Pia P.zza di Spagna, 57 P.zza Euclide, 31 P.zza Farnese, 105 P.zza Giochi Delfici P.zza Mastai P.zza Pitagora, 6 P.zza Regina Margherita P.zza Repubblica, 6 P.zza Risorgimento P.zza S. Jacini P.zza S. Silvestro P.zza S.M. Trastevere P.zza Testaccio P.zza Trilussa P.zza Vescovio P.zza Vittorio P.zza Zanardelli, 16 P.zza in Lucina, 31 Salita De Crescenzi (Pantheon) Stazione Termini V.le Beethoven, 90/9 V.le G. Cesare Civ.17 V.le Parioli, 2

ITALIAN GARDENER. 20 years of experience in London and with references, available for gardening maintenance and landscape. Photos of my work on Please contact 320 / 7232616. MASSAGES IN ROME 7/7. Back pain, stiffness, little problems, tired after tourism or business? Massages, otheopatic tecniques, studio, place hotel. Tel. 333 / 7441093. ORGANIZATIONAL ASSISTANT. Organizational Assistant available to help with your personal shopping, party planning, travel arrangement and home organization needs. Tel. 339 / 4085818. PROFESSIONAL SINGER. Professional Singer available to sing for your wedding, party or event! For information call 339 / 4085818, SERVIZI DI TRADUZIONE. Insegnante d’italiano madrelingua effettua traduzioni scritte dal francese e dall’inglese all’italiano. Prezzi convenienti. Email: TRANSLATION SERVICES. Italian mother-tongue teacher offers written translations from English and French into Italian. Affordable prices. E-mail: VISA PROCUREMENT ASSISTANCE. Frequent traveler to India, China, etc. Principal Relocation Company can process all your Visa needs. Call +39 069094776 or visit YOUR WEB SITE - ONLY €20 A PAGE. Web designers build Your website only €20 each page. Tel. 333 / 1953311.

transport PORSCHE BOXSTER 3.2 S. I sell a Porsche Boxster S 3.2, year 2005, Km. 38.000, silver, navigator, new wheels. Roberto 339 / 2159139. SELLING FIAT 500 €9.360. ONO Year 03/2009, 20000km, Unleaded (EURO5), 1200c manual, black with white/black interior +retractable glass roof, ABS, Airbags, Radio/CD, USB port, Air-conditioning, ESP, Blue&me. Tel. 335 / 304733, VW GOLF. VW GOLF 1994, blue, 3 doors, petrol, inspected Oct. 2011, good condition, owner mechanic, save on title transfer, Ä1.100. Tel. 349 / 6032417.

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American International Club of Rome

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

tel. 0645447625 –

American Women’s Association of Rome tel. 064825268 – Association of British Expats in Italy

Association of Malaysians in Italy tel. 389 / 1162161 –

Caledonian Society

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church

Fiamma Multisala

St Patrick’s Church (Roman Catholic)

Via Urbana 47/a, tel. 0645490845 Via Bissolati 47, tel. 06485526



Circolo di Cultura Mario Mieli

Via G. Bordoni 59, tel. 065745825

Gay and lesbian international contact group tel. 065413985 – fax 065413971

Nuovo Olimpia

Commonwealth Club of Rome

Nuovo Sacher

Via in Lucina 16/g, tel. 066861068 Largo Ascianghi 1, tel. 065818116 in original language on Mon when available

Luncheon Club of Rome tel. 0636307249

Professional Women’s Association

United Nations Women’s Guild tel. 0657053628 –

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

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

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

Herder International Book Center (German) Piazza di Montecitorio 117-120, tel. 066794628 –

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

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

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

Astra (Anti-stalking risk assessment) Caritas soup kitchen (Mensa Giovanni Paolo II) Via delle Sette Sale 30 tel. 0647821098. 11.00-13.30 daily

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

Caritas hostel Via Marsala 109, tel. 064457235

tel. 338 / 1675680

Comunità di S. Egidio

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

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

Footsteps Inter-Denominational Christian

Via Dandolo 10, tel 065894327 17.00-19.30 Wed, Fri, Sat

Via XX Settembre 88, tel. 0655282695

Via Guido Castelnuovo 28, tel. 065594266 Sunday service 11.00

Jesus Cares Ministries

Libreria Spagnola Sorgente (Spanish)

Jewish Community

Piazza Navona 90, tel. 0668806950

Tempio Maggiore, Lungotevere Cenci, tel. 066840061

Jewish Reform Group in Rome

Comunità di S. Egidio soup kitchen Information line for the disabled tel. 800271027

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

Mason Perkins Deafness Fund (Support for deaf and deaf-blind children) tel. 0644234511 –

Overeaters Anonymous tel. 064743772

Congregation Lev Chadash, Piazza della Libertà 10 tel. 339 / 3824815, Shabbat services at 10.00, Friday night service once a month

Salvation Army (Esercito della Salvezza)

Lay Centre at Foyer Unitas

Support for elderly victims of crime

Largo della Sanità Militare 60, tel. 067726761

(Italian only) Largo E. Fioritto 2, tel. 0657305104

Lutheran Church

The Samaritans Onlus

Via del Moro 45, tel. 065836942

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

The Anglo American Bookshop

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

Pontifical Irish College

Via della Lungaretta 23, tel. 065896478

(Roman Catholic) Via dei Santi Quattro 1, tel. 06772631. Sunday service 10.00


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


Associazione Centro Astalli

Church of Sweden

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

(HIV+ children and their families) tel. 0677250350 –

Celebrate Recovery Christian group

Via delle Quattro Fontane 20/a, tel. 064814484

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


Lungotevere Michelangelo 7, tel. 069870464

International Christian Fellowship

Via della Vite 102, tel. 066795222

Alcoholics Anonymous

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

Libreria Feltrinelli International

The Almost Corner Bookshop


Church of All Nations

International Central Gospel Church

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

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

Caritas legal assistance

Piazza S. Luigi dei Francesi 23, tel. 0668307598

S. Susanna Lending Library

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

Via Stresa 41, tel. 063014425

South Rome, tel. 0650917621 – 333 / 2284093 North Rome, tel. 0630894371,

Libreria Quattro Fontane (international)

Via Boncompagni 31, tel. 064203121 Sunday service 10.00

Christian Science Services

La Librairie Française de Rome La Procure (French)

Via V. E. Orlando 84, tel. 064827878,

Via XX Settembre 7, tel. 064827627 Sunday service 11.00

tel. 066535499 –

Welcome Neighbor tel. 347 / 9313040 –

Via XX Settembre 15, tel. 0642014554, Saturday service 18.00. Sunday service 09.00 and 10.30

tel. 064742913 –

tel. 0633267490 – –

Piazza S. Silvestro 1, tel. 066977121 Sunday service 10.00 and 17.30

Cineclub Detour

Irish Club of Rome

S. Silvestro Church (Roman Catholic) S. Susanna Church (Roman Catholic)

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

Canadian Club of Rome

International Women’s Club of Rome

Via del Caravita 7 –


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

St Francis Xavier del Caravita (Roman Catholic)

Rome Baptist Church

Rome Buddhist Centre Vihara Via Mandas 2, tel. 0622460091

Rome Mosque (Centro Islamico)

Via della Moschea, tel. 068082167 – 068082258

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

(Confidential telephone helpline for the distressed) tel. 800860022

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

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