Explore two of Rome's iconic sites away from the crowds and outside the heat of the day with Carrier.
Centrally located in the beating heart of the bustling metropolis that is Rome, Rocco Forte's Hotel de Russie is your stylish base for discovering the wonders of the'Eternal City'. Next to the Piazza del Popolo and just a short stroll from the Spanish Steps, you could not be better placed to discover the historical heritage. For an introduction to opera, we can arrange a visit to the home of Tito Schipa Junior, son of one of the greatest Tenors. This can be followed by a home-cooked meal from his wife Adriana, a renowned Italian television chef, on the intimate terrace. For those who want to avoid the crowds at must-see attractions, we can make plans for an English speaking guide to take you on a private tour around the dramatic Colosseum or magnificent Vatican City. These tours can be tailored to your preferences before or after opening hours.
Should you opt for Florence, the chic and contemporary Rocco Forte's Hotel Savoy is located on the Piazza della Repubblica and close to many iconic landmarks. Just steps away from world-class shopping on Via Roma and Via Tornabuoni, choose to be guided by a personal shopper. Renowned for its handmade leather goods, a unique learning experience is witnessing artisans create goods in the midst of centuries-old history at the Scuola del Cuoio in Santa Croce Basilica, or discovering more about the legendary Florentine shoe designer with a tour at the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum. We can also organise a private fresco class in the personal studio of local Firenze professional artist, Roberto Guarnieri.