There are already a myriad of reasons to visit Rome Cavalieri, a Waldorf-Astoria resort, nestled in a private 15-acre park in the exclusive Monte Mario district of the Eternal City, where it overlooks the Vatican and other Roman monuments from his perch on top of a hill.
To begin with, his unique art collection, made up of more than 1,000 pieces, including three superb paintings from 18e– the master of the century Giovanni Battista Tiepolo who presides over the glittering hall – dazzles even the most jaded inhabitants of the art world.
Then there’s the world-famous La Pergola, Rome’s first and only three-Michelin-starred restaurant, where chef Heinz Beck’s impressive creations, such as fagottelli “La Pergola”, an exquisite riff on the carbonara, transports gourmets on an unforgettable culinary journey.
And just in time for summer, as part of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts’ Live Unforgettable campaign, the hotel just unveiled six new luxury experiences that showcase bella Roma and dolce vita at their best.
Aligned with Rome Cavalieri’s commitment to sustainable development and in partnership with Carmina Campus — Ilaria Venturini Fendi’s sustainability project, focused on fashion, design, environment and social development — this creative workshop immerses guests in the brand’s concept store, RE (f) USE, located a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps. You will learn how the reuse of materials, combined with high quality craftsmanship, gives life to “enduring creativity”. To bring this concept to life, you will then choose materials that the artisans of Carmina Campus use to create a personalized pouch that will be sent directly to their homes, a chic and modern interpretation of the value of preserving the planet.
A taste of the Roman countryside
In an organic (and historic) farm just 20 minutes from downtown Rome, guests see first-hand how the love of nature and wine come together harmoniously, Italian-style. Guests tour the lush organic vegetable garden, participate in a cheese workshop, and hunt for medicinal plants on an herbalism adventure, before settling in for a delicious picnic.
A Tale of The Tailors – A Cinematic Exploration
Ideal for fashionistas and film buffs and led by a local personal shopper, this stay allows guests to immerse themselves in the illustrious history of Italian fashion and haute couture. During this unique and extremely elegant tour of two famous cinematic and theatrical couture studios, the Sorelle Ferroni and the Micol Fontana Foundation, you will experience the legendary rise of Italian haute couture to the big screen.
A sensory journey
On an unexpected journey through the Eternal City, far from the main tourist attractions, guests delve into hidden corners of Rome’s unparalleled history and culture. This exploration of little-known treasures includes a visit to the Biblioteca Angelica – one of the oldest libraries in Europe – and other fabulous finds, including the artisan workshops and pharmacies of Trastevere, as well as delicatessens and restaurants. gelaterias where you will treat yourself to a rich lunch with Roman rarities.
Behind the secret doors
In a city riddled with secret passages, guests walk through a labyrinth of Italian gardens and tree-lined boulevards that once belonged to legendary knights and religious orders. Descending more than two stories below street level to the hidden depths of a 12eBasilica of the century, you will witness fascinating ancient remains and a mithraeum, a temple dedicated to the god Mithras during the Roman Empire.
A virtually unknown corner of wild and green nature in the mountains of central Italy, the ancient village of Ciociaria is a secret even to many Italians. During this eight-hour adventure, guests will explore medieval villages carved into the landscape of this brilliant region and tread the ancient flagstones of a century-old cathedral often referred to as ‘the Sistine Chapel of the Middle Ages’.
To book any of the above experiences, contact the Rome Cavalieri concierge on +39 06 35092040 or [email protected] To make a reservation or for more information on Rome Cavalieri’s offers, visit www.romecavalieri.com.