Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Mark Knopfler, Concert in Rome

A left-handed Scotsman who plays a right-hand guitar without a plectrum and produces brilliant results. Who are we talking about? Mark Knopfler of course.

The leader of Dire Straits - a legendary band behind some of the most memorable tracks in the history of rock, such as "Sultans of swing" and "Romeo and Juliet" - left the group to embark on a solo career.

After a first listen to his new album, it is clear that he has embraced folk and country sounds, especially on tracks like "Golden heart", "Sailing to Philadelphia" and "Shangri-la". Knopfler brings his latest album "Kill to Get Crimson" on tour around Europe, as well as his red and white Stratocaster Fender.

Rome, Palalottomatica - JUNE 6, 2008


The Cure - Concert in Rome

Pop, gothic, eclectic, psychedelic (remember the giant spider in the 'Lullaby' video), but also ballads, rock and post-punk; the range of sounds and styles attributed to the Cure over the years by critics is infinite...

The charismatic leader of the band, Robert Smith, rejects all labels however and says: "I play Cure music, whatever music that is". The band's repertoire is made up of pieces that range from the hard to the very light - each track has its own special magic - and lyrics inspired by writers such as Baudelaire, Kafka and Camus.

On 29 February Rome will have the pleasure of hosting one of the most unique bands in the world, namely, the Cure.


Charming small bed and breakfast in Rome - Little Queen

Little Queen is a charming B&B located in the centre of Rome, right in the heart of the ancient Jewish ghetto, just a few metres away from the Coliseum, Piazza Venezia, the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. The street and the entire area where the bed and breakfast is located is extremely charming: just 50 metres away from the accommodation you have one of the nicest small squares of Rome. Thanks to this privileged and nice location, hosts of the bed and breakfast can easily reach the city's main attractions on foot without using a car or public transport. Every single site of interest is within a very easy reach.

The house is really unique in its kind, as it is a small building surrounded by many larger blocks. Every single detail of the house, which has been recently renovated (November 2007) , has been carefully studied so that the B&B features a pleasant mix of classical and modern style combining wooden roofs and modern design furniture.

The B&B offers its guests 3 rooms, each with en-suite bathroom. Each room has air-conditioning, Internet access, warming, safe, LCD TV, wardrobe and desk.

The house also has common areas where guests can have breakfast in the morning or relax in the evening meeting other guests and their hosts.

The B&B is well connected to the train station and to the airport and can be easily reached by bus.

A curious information: the B&B took its name from the street where it is located: Via Della Reginella (little queen), where a contest was once held to elect the beauty queen of the neighbourhood.