Best Hotels Rome June 2019, food & leisure experiences

Hotel De La Ville

Rocco Forte Hotels has unveiled their second hotel in Rome, Hotel de la Ville, following an extraordinary renovation to the historical 18-Century building. Located in the heart of Rome, atop the Spanish Steps with sweeping views of the Eternal City, the hotel’s enviable setting is a destination in itself. The 104 well-appointed rooms and suites are among the most elegant and spacious in Rome, while the signature suites offer unrivalled panoramic views of the city from their large terraces. The magnificent Suite de la Ville located on the 8th floor, and accessible by a private elevator, is the hotel’s crown jewel, furnished with a curated collection of contemporary and antique furniture and its own collection of art; it boasts two panoramic terraces, perfect for entertaining. At the centre of the hotel is the enchanting courtyard, a hidden retreat away from the bustling city that embodies the life and spirit of Italy.

De La Ville Spa

Bringing a piece of Sicily to Rome, the 550 square metre De La Ville Spa is the most technically advanced in the capital offering relaxing and indulgent treatments carried out by an expert team of therapists using Irene Forte Skincare products. The Spa is an all-encompassing healthy retreat for physical and spiritual wellness.

Restaurants & Bar

With creative, fresh Roman cuisine as envisioned by the Michelin-starred Chef Fulvio Pierangelini, Director of Food for Rocco Forte Hotels, and an elegant drinks programme, the six new food and drinks offerings at the Hotel de la Ville will deliver authentic Roman gastronomic experiences. The offering ranges from all day dining at Da Sistina, serving authentic trattoria style food with modern touches, to Mosaico, the hotel’s main restaurant serving Mediterranean gourmet cuisine that overlooks the courtyard. The bold Julep bar offers all varieties of cocktails whilst the rooftop terrace bar, aptly named Cielo, will be entertaining guests with creatively crafted drinks, a fusion of “aperitivi” and memorable views of the Roman skyline.    

Six Alternative Sightseeing Tours of Rome

Witness a different side to the Eternal City by exploring its sights and splendours, both on the ground and in the air: by Vespa, Fiat 500,  Segway, Bicycle, Ferrari and Helicopter. Six of the best alternatives to sightseeing on foot in Rome.

A Luxury Shopping Guide to Rome

Start your shopping trip with a cappuccino on Hotel de la Ville’s stylish rooftop terrace, then head out to the Spanish Steps right on our doorstep. Follow them down to discover two of Rome’s most exclusive shopping streets, Via Borgognona and Via Condotti, with the promise of more brands and beauty beyond.

Via Sistina 69, Tel +390632888880




The Westin Excelsior Rome

Villa La Cupola

After a complete restyling, one of Europe’s largest and most iconic suites is ready to welcome its guests in a contemporary and elegant space. Villa La Cupola is located on the hotel’s rooftop. The seven private terraces are ideal for intimate escapes or unforgettable entertaining events and offer a magnificent panoramas of the Eternal city. Suite’s central attraction is the domed living room, which features a breathtaking frescoed cupola inspired by Rome’s palaces and villas. The separate library is designed with hand-carved Italian walnut wood paneling and features unique works of art. The media room is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual technology. Connected to the living room and serviced by a private kitchenette, the luxurious dining room is dominated by an antique Murano glass chandelier with gold finishings, modern object d’art and refined paintings, a private wine cellar and a handcrafted table adorned with a refined mosaic of antique marble pieces. The spacious, elegantly decorated master bedroom tributes the Italian Renaissance style with an impressive canopy bed. A private elevator and marble staircase lead to the Villa’s entertaining floor which features a magnificent Pompeiian-style Jacuzzi pool with mosaic floors and frescoes inspired by ancient Roman baths. The space includes a private gym, sauna and steam bath. An impressive terrace surrounds the Suite featuring two separated areas for solarium and relax dominated by the majestic dome. For an authentic Roman experience, the Villa La Cupola can be converted into a true distinguished Roman apartment with up to 7 guest rooms that can host up to 21 guests. Guests booking Villa La Cupola Suite will enjoy customized service and daily, exclusive Vip amenities.

Doney Restaurant & Café

Having long been a part of the upscale Via Veneto restaurant scene, Restaurant Doney has been remodeled using pale marble floors, stone walls and light wood finishes that reflect the exquisite Mediterranean flavors offered on the menu.

Via Vittorio Veneto, Tel +390647081




The First Roma Dolce

Located on Via del Corso, this new hotel is located in a 19th-century building  by neo-classical architect Giuseppe Valadier.
Designed by the same architectural design team behind The First Roma Arte (its sister property, just a short walk away) The First Roma Dolce offers 23 suites and guest rooms in an elegant yet comfortable atmosphere comprised of warm and spacious interiors.
Amenities will include in-room personal fitness areas, libraries, and state of the art technologies. A series of initiative are dedicated to guests to “Explore Rome”, such as tours (Behold Raphael’s Frescos at Villa Farnesina, Discover Fontana di Trevi from a New Perspective, Explore the Jewish Ghetto, a Neighbourhood of Memories, Visit the Fairy Tale Homes of Coppedè) and experiential visits (look down). An innovative food experience all around pastries is also planned for guests enjoyment.

Velo Patisserie and Dining

The Velo patisserie is the reference point for authentic gastronomic experiences on the sweet theme, calibrated according to seasonality. Throughout the day, the all day menu offers lunch, dinner and pleasant breaks where a selection of puddings, pralines and small pastries is never missing. Open from 12 am to 11 pm with a simplified proposal, the restaurant menu includes the Italian antipasto (cheeses, cold cuts, hams), three pastas (one Roman, one filled, one baked) and a main course (salmon, cod or fillet). For those who want to opt for the single dish there is also the possibility to choose between soup, salads or hamburgers. As for the pastisserie, there are also variations of dishes linked to seasonality. The classic Afternoon Tea is a precious moment to take an afternoon break or organize a small meeting.

The Artist’s Workshop

If you love the artworks at The First Roma, you won’t want to miss a visit to the extraordinary Pastificio Cerere. This former century old pasta factory is now home to art galleries, photography schools, graphic studios and workshops of notable contemporary artists, including Piero Pizzi Cannella, Leonardo Petrucci, Oliviero Rainaldi and Maurizio Savini, whose works are currently exhibited at The First Roma. An experienced guide leads you through the former factory, which became a vibrant artistic centre back in the 1980s. See the creative process in action and immerse yourself in the cultural vibe of this unique artistic space. The building is also home to the famous Pastificio San Lorenzo, where you can sip a glass of wine and enjoy culinary delights that expertly infuse Italian tradition with distant notes. The journey ends with a trip down memory lane at the former chocolate factory, SAID, where you can delight in the endless cocoa flavours of your childhood. Visits are limited and subject to availability. For more information, contact the hosts prior to your arrival.

Italian Cooking Class

Learn the authentic recipes of traditional Roman dishes with special cooking classes guided by professional locals and Chefs. A culinary experience you will love to share with your friends and family, not to mention the fun of recreating the recipes when you return home. Visits are limited and subject to availability. For more information, contact the hosts prior to your arrival.

Hidden Gems and treasures Galore

Discover authentic handmade Italian treasures on this insider’s shopping tour with your own personal shopping guide. Just a few steps from the luxury stores and streets of Rome and your hotel, lies a maze of historical streets. Nestled amongst them are some of the most prestigious Roman boutiques, famed for their handmade luxury goods and unique local handicrafts. Visits are limited and subject to availability. For more information, contact the hosts prior to your arrival.

Via del Corso 63. Tel +390645427861




Hotel Chapter

Glamorous and gritty, this new hotel has public spaces that are filled with a mix of classic and contemporary art and graffiti to parallel the creative spirit and energy of the famously vibrant neighbourhood “La Regola”. The rooms are simple but surprising, curated with a mix of local and international designer furniture pieces and bespoke finishes.

The Lobby Bar

Where locals and travellers mingle, hang out, and work around some hot and cold drinks. Coffees, juices and smoothies during the day makes way for mixology and signature wine & spirits in the evening. No one day is the same in the Chapter Lobby Bar as you get to mix it up, working at the big communal table, sitting at the bar or taking it easier in velvet sofas.


Not just a salad bar but also a coffee shop, a juice bar and a grocery all into one, Market. It’s fast and it’s healthy, it’s unique and it’s friendly. Eat in or take it out and if you prefer, stay and chat or do your work.

Via di S. Maria De’ Calderari 47. Tel +390689935351





D.O.M. Hotel

Verve Restaurant

Verve is the name of the new restaurant of the Hotel with a London atmosphere. Velvets, soft lighting and timeless elegance, among contemporary art, welcome guests to let them experience a journey of emotions among the flavors of Italian cuisine. Created by Renzo Valeriani, already owner of “Madre”, the restaurant is led by Chef Adriano Magnoli, Antonella Mascolo is the pastry Chef (in the picture).

Via Giulia 131. Tel +390631076828




Palazzo Montemartini Rome, A Radisson Collection Hotel

Menu all day long at Senses Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Breakfast, aperitif, lunch or dinner at all hours. Palazzo Montemartini Rome, A Radisson Collection Hotel, inaugurates a new formula all day long at Senses Restaurant & Lounge Bar with a unique menu by Executive Chef Simone Strano available throughout the day. Dedicated to the different needs of guests, staying or not staying in the hotel, the proposal arises precisely from the desire to satisfy the demands that depend not only on daily habits and needs, but also on traditions and uses in different countries.

Largo G. Montemartini 20, Rome. Tel +390645661





Hotel Hassler

Andrea Antonini new Executive Chef of gourmet Restaurant Imàgo 

Roberto E. Wirth, owner and general manager of the Hotel Hassler, has chosen a new Chef to guide the gourmet restaurant Imàgo: Andrea Antonini. The young Chef, born in 1991, arrives at Imàgo from a long and happy experience in Spain with the world cuisine champions of El Celler de Can Roca and Quique Dacosta, both 3 Michelin stars and Best Restaurants for the 50Best!
“With Roberto Wirth we immediately found the meeting point on the philosophy of cuisine that will be expressed by Imàgo”, Antonini states: “at the center there will be Italianness with tributes to the tradition and seasonality of the products, which will always be proposed with the vision and contemporary taste, like mine “.
The Restaurant will open, in soft opening, on April 5th offering a series of exploratory dishes that will be preparatory to the formation of the new menu. The local products that arrive daily will be the basis for creating a surprise tasting menu (“Chicken and peppers in ravioli … fermentation” in the picture).

Piazza della Trinità dei Monti 6. Tel +3906699340



Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort

Sunday Brunch

L’Uliveto Restaurant stages Sunday brunch between venetian masters and the royal blue pool. Fourteen corners, from antipasto to desserts, with fresh local produces and “live stations” for hot italian traditional dishes. Brunch is also enriched with asian and japanese, as sushi and noodles woked. There’s a corner dedicated to children with games and entertainment, accompanied by a food thought, prepared and served in the way that young people like to make Sunday Brunch a special event for the whole family. (85€ p.p. drinks not included , 35€ children that have their own event corner with supervisors).

When In Rome

Zip Around Rome on a Vespa Tour

Forget crowded walking tours, the best way to take in Rome’s sights is from the back of a Vespa. The driver will navigate guests around the city pointing out hidden gems and iconic sites including the cobbled streets of Trastevere, the tree-lined cloisters of Aventine Hill and the optical illusion of St. Peter’s dome fromVia Niccolò Piccolomini. Guests will then return to their rooms to find a Rome Cavalieri Vespa memento waiting for the in their room.

Island Hopping around the Italian Pontine Islands

Far from the overcrowded hotspots along the west coast of Italy lies a group of islands,between Naples and Rome,called the Italian Pontine Islands where many A-list celebrities have been known to take respite over the years including Jay Z, Beyoncé and Rhianna. The islands of Ponza, Palmarola, Zanone and Ventotene boast some of the most breath-taking beaches and crystal-clear waters in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Guests will be driven to Urbe Heliport in a Rolls Royce before boarding a helicopter for a tour of the islands to get a dramatic bird’s-eye view. Upon landing on Ponza, a boat will take guests to some of the most secluded areas of the islands for snorkelling and sunbathing followed by an unforgettable meal prepared by the skipper using local ingredients and seafood.

After-Hours Tour of Galleria Colonna

With only a handful of visitors allowed per month by the general public, guests staying at Rome Cavalieri can visit Galleria Colonna when it is closed and experience an immersive private tour of this opulent palacebelonging to the Colonna family, one of the oldest noble families in Rome. Here guests can discover the Colonna’s impressive art collection and learn about the family’s history from their knowledgeable private guide.

Roman Food Tour including Pasta Making and Gelato Workshop

Foodies can take their culinary skills to the next level by embarking on a seven-hourRoman food tour where they will discover the secret of rolling and shaping dough to make fresh pasta, enjoy an olive oil tastingwith an expert at a local producer and learn to prepare gelato at Giolitti, Rome’s oldest ice cream parlour.

Tea with Tiepolo at Rome Cavalieri

Guests can embark on a private tour of the hotel’s private art collection, the largest in Europe, with the resident art historian. The tour will be followed by a selection of fine teas and delicious pastries curated by the hotel’s Exectuive Pastry Chef Dario Nuti and served in the Tiepolo lounge, against the backdrop of a range of masterpieces includingthe Venetian 18th century Tiepolo triptych by Giovanni Battista.

Private Tour of the Vatican Gardens

The Vatican Gardens are an oasis of tranquillity in the centre of Rome that have been used for centuries by Popes looking for a moment of contemplation surrounded by peace and quiet. Filled with nooks and crannies waiting to be discovered, a Vatican appointed guide will take guests on a private tour of the sprawling gardens whilst providing anecdotes and stories surrounding the history of the papacy in Rome. Spread across 57 acres, guests will stroll among sacred monuments, sculpture fountains, and rare botanical treasures.

Via Alberto Cadlolo, 101. Tel +390635091





Hotel Eden

Salad Bar

From February 11th (available Monday through Saturday, 12.30 – 3pm) enjoy the “Salad Bar”, a salad buffet every day for lunch. A selection of executive chef Fabio Ciervo’s healthy and tasty salads filled with seasonal flavours will be complemented by two special hot dishes which change daily. You’ll also be able to indulge in a selection of fresh fruit and assorted pastries. The ideal situation for a light lunch or a business meeting.

Dj Nights

Every Monday Wednesday and Friday, 7 – 11pm. As the sun sets, the whole of Rome sparkles into life. Admire the breathtaking view over an aperitivo at Il Giardino Bar, with cocktails by Barmen of Hotel Eden.

Sunday Brunch

Every sunday, from 12:30 am to 15:00 pm, at “Il Giardino Ristorante” there is the brunch by Executive Chef Fabio Ciervo. The Chef serves an array of traditional Neapolitan specialities at beautiful rooftop restaurant. Here the menu (80€ per person).

Via Ludovisi 49. Tel +3906478121




The St. Regis Rome

Lounge Bar Lumen, Cocktails & Cuisine

It’s the place of choice for lunch, dinner, a snack and original evening cocktails. An elegant counter in shades of gold and black is framed by a backlit blue glass bottles display, with an important collection of wines & spirits from all over the world. The Lounge Bar is directly connected to the innermost sapphire blue Library, which covers an accurate collection of books. Ideal for conversing in culture and art during the “Afternoon Tea Ritual”, a glass of wine or the “Sabering Ritual”, the Library embodies the essence of the modern glamor of the St. Regis brand, with its empire-style crystal chandeliers, the Venetian mirror decorated and the black marble fireplace.

Widespread Art Gallery

The St. Regis Rome has signed a collaboration with the international art gallery “Galleria Continua” to introduce its guests to masterpieces of the best exponents of the contemporary art scene. The hotel will host a series of exhibitions every six months. The calendar has been inaugurated by Loris Cecchini, protagonist with the installation of four works located in the common areas of the hotel, so that they can be enjoyed and appreciated by all hotel guests. On show until March 3rd.

Discovering Rome with “IF Art Unique Experiences”

Discovering secret and ancient Rome with two exclusive itineraries in collaboration with “IF Art Unique Experiences”. The first is “The Evolution of a District”, an amazing journey through time to discover the extraordinary events that have transformed the area where the Baths of Diocletian, the largest spa complex in the world, were located. The second path, “Exploring Rome under a New Light”, shows the historical center of Rome from a new point of view, through four extraordinary places usually inaccessible, linked to each other by the theme of light: the Renaissance chapel inside the Church of the Santi XII Apostoli, the private bathroom of Palazzo Doria Pamphilj, the Casanatense Library and the church of San Luigi dei Francesi, where you’ll can admire the famous Contarelli triptych by Caravaggio in total tranquility.

Via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando 3. Tel +390647091



Hotel Vilòn

This Small Luxury (only 18 rooms) is the newest in the centre of Rome. It occupies the annex of the mid-16th century Palazzo Borghese that once housed the School for Maidens. Paolo Bonfini, a roman scenographer, and Giampiero Panepinto, a milanese architect, brought eclectic and contemporary design into this centuries-old space. Many rooms overlook the Borghese Gardens, which is dotted with the classical statuary, a little jewel closed to strangers to the palace. The bar-lounge is colorful and confortable, among pieces of modern art and contemporary works. The adjacent atrium terrace is open for both drinks and meals and a rooftop bar is also planned. This modern hotel prides itself on personalised service, grounded in old-fashioned Italian hospitality. The concierge can even arrange tailor-made sightseeing trips and exclusive transport around Rome.

Adelaide Restaurant

Gabriele Muro, the Executive Chef of Adelaide, Hotel Vilòn’s intimate restaurant, has designed a menu that celebrates some of Rome’s favorite dishes, such as pasta carbonara and amatriciana. You can enjoy also mediterranean seafood-based cuisine. Adelaide is open to both hotel guests and the public.

Via dell’Arancio 69. Tel +3906878187




The First Luxury Art Hotel

AcquaRoof Molinari Terrace and “Sea Lounge” experience

Restyling for the AcquaRoof terrace which, thanks to the new roof, can be experienced even in the coldest months and at all hours, from morning to breakfast until late night for an after dinner. New proposal contains several souls: kitchen, cafè and cocktail bar. Three aspects mixed together to offer guests a transversal taste experience, in a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere that can be summed up in the “Sea Lounge” description.
AcquaRoof Terrazza Molinari reconfirms a simple and essential kitchen, mainly by the sea. Spontaneous and refined, cuisine it is shaped by the character of the Chef Angelo Troiani (1 Michelin Star), assisted by Chef Claudia Ceppaluni; that stands out for its original format: le Gocce, small distilled taste to taste à la carte or within specific tasting routes; small gastronomic delights that arise from the encounter between Italian cuisine, the Roman culinary tradition and that of the Mediterranean.
Peculiarity of the Terrace is the essential relationship between kitchen and bar, with new proposals that combine food and drink, using the typical ingredients of cocktails in the preparation of dishes and the other way around. AcquaRoof Molinari Terrace is opened also for breakfast and for lunch (from 07,30 to 11,00 AM and from 12,00 to 03,30 PM)

Via del Vantaggio 14. Tel +390645617070




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