In Rome, the past and present meld seamlessly—and what better way to experience both than with a stay in a renovated 18th century palazzo? That’s exactly you’ll get at this Rocco Forte property—its second in the city—which is as sophisticated as it is stylish.
Right on Via Sistina, the hotel is atop the iconic Spanish Steps—and is close to many must-see spots, like the Trevi Fountain and Via Condotti, a high-end shopping mecca. About 45 minutes from Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport, and about 15 minutes from the Roma Termini train station (if you’re continuing your Italian adventure elsewhere), the hotel is situated to help you make the most of your visit.
Classic Italian elegance is on display at this timeless property, where much of the design gives a nod to “The Grand Tour” of the 1700s, which no doubt took travelers through the Eternal City herself. There are 104 guest rooms and suites, outfitted in traditional yellows, greens, and red, with lush, velvety fabrics, handmade wallpaper and traditional furnishings—some of which have their own private terraces. The three “signature suites” offers guests everything from a walk-in closet in the Canova Suite to a private elevator that brings you directly to the Suite de la Ville. The center courtyard offers the chance to relax, when you’re not people watching in a nearby piazza.
They don’t call it “la bella vita” for nothing, and the lifestyle is definitely up for grabs at this property, which includes a slew of restaurants and bars, plus a spa and lots of other lux amenities. On the dining front, which is overseen by Fulvio Pierangelini, the Michelin-starred Creative Director of Food for the hotel brand, there’s the signature Mosaico restaurant, with its romantic courtyard seating and Mediterranean menu. (The cool black-and-white geometric tiles definitely deserve a shout out, too.) And when it’s time for an aperitivo, head to Cielo, the rooftop bar—cielo means sky in Italian, so expect great views—where the red-striped furnishings are reminiscent of an Italian beach resort photographed by Gray Malin. As far as wellness offerings, the De La Ville spa has five treatment rooms for facials and the like, as well as a thermal suite which includes a “Mediterranean salt inhalation room.” At the spa, you’ll find the exclusive Irene Forte Skincare products—they’re in guest rooms, too—which are infused with botanicals from the organic farm at Rocco Forte’s Verdura Resort in Sicily. Also on hand: A fitness center and hydropool. Hosting an event or get-together? There are options for private dining, meetings—and even the courtyard can be reserved for up to 150 people.
Book directly with First in Service to receive breakfast for two, $100 resort credit, an upgrade if available—as well as to maximize your time with early check-in and late check-out.
While we’ll never get tired of the classic Aperol Spritz or Campari, for another option, check out Julep Herbal & Vermouth Bar, with its gorgeous blue wallpaper, which features “a menu of individual, inventive concoctions and infusions inspired by the 13th-century spice route that began in Venice and found its way across the continent.”