A nice month is started and for the Capital of Italy a lot of foreigner travellers are expected, because of the extraordinary event: the election of the Pope. The Conclave will gather within 15 days, so soon we will know the name of web the next Pope, a good reason to book now a stay in Rome at a luxury hotel. If you want to know waht to do during this period in the Eternal City follow our tips about events, exhibitions and the coolest venues for demanding tourists.
Rome on the move
Who likes sports and desires to join something special, this is the month of Rome Marathon, scheduled on Sunday 17th March and came at XIX edition. The complete route includes the entire historical center with departure and finish line at Via di Fori Imperiali; is the main national sports event and every year attracts spectators from all around the world.
Support the top runners and see the center of Rome from another perspective is a stunning chance for a tourist; who wants to celebrate the Marathon can go to Lian & Teatro Centrale Carlsberg at Largo Torre Argentina from 6:30 pm and join the after party.
It’s a party to share the passion for sport with runners and other people, a meeting to celebrate the good competition and the beauty of the city.
Who prefers motors and wants to know the latest trends of motorcycling cannot miss the Moto Days, from 7th to 10th March at Fiera di Roma, a show of the new motorcycles and scooters models, the green area dedicated to ecological vehicles, many topics as the tourism by motorbikes and the vintage area, with 50cc motorcycles which will attract who desires to run on a collectors motorcycle.
Some info about the event: 55.000 square meters, 6 pavilions and 400 companies for the expo, to offer something exclusive to the audience, as the show by stunt and freestylers on their motorcycles outside the Fiera, a special show to follow with bated breath.
Visit the underground of Caracalla baths
An exclusive chance for all the tourists is the opening of the underground of Caracalla baths after a long restoration, accessible for the first time.
The underground are open until 30th Sepetember 2013 and we suggest you to take advantage of your next travel to Rome for a tour here, because there are many archeological finds. Now you can admire the decoration of the underground, the 45 marble finds exhibited for the first time and the lightning used to enhance the beauty of marbles.
The guided tour will give you a glimpse about the working conditions of the slaves at the baths underground, and you can discover the history of one of the most famous venues in the Eternal City.
To book a charming relais in Rome for Easter (this year will be on Sunday 31st March) is the most suitable solution to do sightseeing and visit venues which are usually closed, a really unique holiday.
The Tiziano masterpieces at Scuderie del Quirinale
The final stage of an ideal itinerary through the Rome treasures is an exhibition of masterpieces from the XVI century. The exhibition dedicated to Tiziano is scheduled at Scuderie del Quirinale, the amazing building located on the highest Roman hill, and hosts the most prestigious paintings of this artist, who had a big influence over European painting during XVI century.
Who wants to know more can join the meetings with the best art critics at Palaexpò, every Wednesday at 6:30 pm at free entrance: after the exhibition is an opportunity to discover the art of Tiziano and the topics depicted by him. This event is scheduled from 5th March until 16th June, to get along with Spring, a triumph of colors and soft shades.
To stay in Rome in March is nice for a visit to Vatican Museums, the Sistine Chapel and for a walk through Via del Corso; however this city is full of new glimpses, unexpected events, chances only for demanding travellers which are looking for the genuine mood of a location.
Our advice is to think about your next holiday in Rome as a pretext to do unusual activities and try new routes through history, art and excellence.