Sophisticated, glamorous, romantic and vivacious. Italy has captured the heart of our discerning clients, and we are arranging an increasing number of weddings, honeymoons and romantic breaks, as well as family holidays and cultural trips in the land of wine, food and fashionista. Our staff love Italy too...
With a big smile on his face, Select Collection Product Director, Neil Bedford, set off for his latest Italian tour from Rome to Venice via stops in the Tuscan countryside and Verona. An incredible journey for those with time and desire to explore - especially if you love train travel. Direct trains link these destinations together perfectly and in the comfort of your First Class carriage you can enjoy the stunning scenery as you travel.
|From the eternal city...Rome|
|...with a stay in a Palazzo in Verona|
Select Collection hotels in Rome
Hotel de RussieThe beautiful Hotel de Russie by Rocco Forte lies in the heart of Rome. The hidden gardens, spacious rooms and wide corridors bely the fact that Rome is notorious for small cramped hotels…
The majority of the hotel’s contemporary rooms look onto the hidden gardens for which Hotel de Russie is most famous and these are indeed a huge draw card when you want to escape the hectic streets.
|View of the garden|
|A haven amidst the city|
|And a place for seeing and being seen|
The Classic Suites boast city views of Piazza de Popolo or Via del Babuino, while the very special Vaselli Suite, Popoli Suite and Picasso Suite all have amazing roof terraces. The Nijinsky Suite is found at the top of the hotel has an oversized terrace with outside dining room overlooking the gardens and Roman rooftops. Next to the gardens you find the Stravinskij Bar - an absolute must (whether you are staying here or not) to enjoy late lunch or early evening cocktails and where the who’s who of Rome can be found.
Hotel HasslerA fantastic location at the top of the Spanish Steps which ensures the most impressive of views over Rome….especially from Michelin starred restaurant, Imago, on the top floor.
|Stunning views from Hotel Hassler|
|Hotel Hassler - probably the most sought-after table|
in Rome in the corner of Restaurant Imago
The eclectic rooms combine art-deco, classic Italian marble and a touch of Swiss (the owners’ influence) charm.
See our previous blog for a peep into some of the very different interiors and some glimpses of the charms of the hotel and its surroundings.
|Easter arrived at Hotel Eden|
|Balcony views to Villa Borghese Park|
|Our own balconies overlooked the city|