24 hours in...Rome

The Hotel de Russie has 122 rooms and 33 suites including the Nijinsky Suite, with its own private terrace.

Rome's Colosseum is just one of the city's must-see attractions
Rome's Colosseum is just one of the city's must-see attractions

City retreat 

The Hotel de Russie has 122 rooms and 33 suites including the Nijinsky Suite, with its own private terrace.

Despite being located in the centre of the city, within easy reach of key sights, the bustle is lost in the hotel’s tranquil terraced-garden surrounds.

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For meetings, 24-hour delegate packages are available, with stylish facilities. 

The Unbeatable Sundays package is perfect for short stays, costing €385 (US $494), based on one or two people sharing a classic double or classic twin room.

The maximum stay is two nights after arriving on the Sunday. The rate includes a buffet breakfast but excludes 10% VAT and car parking charges.

For booking enquiries telephone +39 06 32 8881 or email reservations.derussie@roccofortecollection.com

Step back in time

In the 17th Century a young entrepreneur started selling snacks, bread and wine to peasants gathering around the Trastevere state custom house, waiting to pay taxes.

In 1922 the small business was transformed into a restaurant and four generations later, locals and tourists gather in the family-run business AnticaPesa.

Now guests drink wine in the cellar as republican soldiers did or feast on traditional Roman cuisine , with a contemporary twist.

Walls are adorned with Italian art, which has attracted famous artists from around the world and even the labels on the condiment bottles that liven up the tables have a story to tell. The simple sketch of a small man, signed by the late American contemporary artist Keith Haring, was left as a souvenir on letter-headed paper after he had supper in the restaurant in 1989. 

For contemporary dining with all the character of a Roman banquet book online at www.anticapesa.it/english/reservation_en.aspx or call +39 06 580 9236

Discover the vineyards

Imperial Rome was where the culture of wine drinking was transformed from a status symbol of the elite to a pleasure enjoyed by all.

Enjoy the scenic journey through the Castelli Romani en route to visiting one of the oldest vineyards in the Frascati region.

During the wine-tasting afternoon tour from Rome to beautiful Frascati you’ll visit a tranquil hillside villa encircled by vineyards and olive groves in the countryside and learn about local wine-producing methods.

The voyage wouldn’t be the same without the opportunity to sample a special selection of wines and freshly-pressed olive oils at the famous Pallavicini estate, owned by one of Italy’s oldest and most distinguished noble families. The tastings are always led by a professional sommelier.

The tour can be booked through Viator, telephone +1(702) 648 5873 or email info@viator.com for further information and for reservations.

Learning the Segway

Glide through ancient Rome on a customised private Segway tour.

Special corporate bookings can be arranged for a minimum of six guests. Tours start with a 30-minute orientation session.

Once delegates feel comfortable riding the Segway, they are led around Rome’s historical sites by guides (audio if preferred), whose expertise are in art, history and languages.

The three-hour journey covers all of the main attractions, including Circo Massimo, The Arch of Constantine, The Roman Forum, The Colosseum, The Traian column and Palatino Hills.

Corporate bookings should be made at a minimum of five days in advance so the ex perience can be tailored to suit the individual requirements of guests.

Visit www.segwayfirenze.com/rometours.asp or telephone +39 055 239 8855

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