TOUR di ROMA
OU. En Route with Val & Rose
22 april 2022
She's got more secrets than the Pope (and a way much better wardrobe as well) we are talking about Rome!
Val & Rose visited this sunny 'Città dell'amore' to check out her secret gardens, best trattorias, pretty piazzas, stunning rooftops and of corso the cultural highlights from fountain to forum.
Rome wasn't built in one day, nor was our fresh summer collection, inspired by art, culture and the romantic colors of the ancient walls of Rome. We blended into the splashy fountain with our fresh shimmers, blended into the old warm colored walls with our faded prints and the green flowers blended into the floral campo dei fiori.
We would love to share our top 3 eat stay love locations for your 3 day Rome visit...
Rocco Forte Hotel De Russi
A true Roman Luminary between Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps, the classical and cosmopolitan come together at Hotel de Russi.
Gio Roma, House of Gio
Located in the heart of Rome, on the quiet and lush Option Hill, just a stone's throw from the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Gio Roma is the epitome of chic urban luxury.
The Hoxton, Rome
The Hoxton is found in leafy Salario, one of Rome's most exciting neighborhoods, with its traditional trattorias and glorious grand park, Villa Borghese.
Dal Bolognese is a family adventure which has been handed down for 3 generations to continue to offer you the experience of a very typical authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of Rome. Go here for their famous luxurious pasta's! Located beautifully next to the pretty Piazza del Popolo (and next to the pretty garden of Hotel de Russie).
For traditional Cucina Romano by Chef Enzo, you have to go there. They definitely keep it real with their classic pasta dishes like carbonara and cacio e pepe and local offal dishes like tripe and braised oxtail. Da Enzo is a well known respected chef in Rome. A culi must!
Osteria delle Coppelle
Osteria delle Coppelle focuses on the tradition of Italian hospitality, made up of people with a passion for food, wine and being together. In summer and winter the square gathers lovers of good food and conviviality: the interior welcomes you in the classic style of a tavern.
The view that can be admired is unique in the world, as is the opportunity to an aperitif in front of Bernini's fountain of the Four Rivers, visit the frescoes of the Palazzo or simply look out over the Piazza Navona. Go for the happy orange Aperol Spritz! Drinks are not cheap but the total experience is so worth it!
There is a place in the center of Rome far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. A bubble out of time: The Sanctuary. A tropical trendy surprise must go dine-drink-and-party-spot! We had yummy Asian Dishes to share next to the pool and after dinner the party was on with great djs.
Opened in 1925, Hotel Locarno is Rome's most Storied hotel and a rare city hideaway. Historic estate high-end boutique hotel. The romantic Patio garden offers the best aperativo for the cool ones in town. But please keep it a secret...
The Colosseum is the main symbol of Rome. It is an imposing construction that, with almost 2000 years of history. From the Colosseum go outside and take the stairs on the North side leading to Via Nicole Salvi for the perfect picture... Here you are a little to have a nice overview, and now just pick a wall and click for your Roman Warrior picture.
Giardino di Palazzo Venezia
In the heart of Rome, a few meters from the urban chaos, there is a real oasis of peace: The garden of Palazzo Venezia. Hear the birds sing, or listen to the peaceful fountain and look up to meters high palm wonders. A dream garden no one seems to know about...
In the midst of the bustling squares and streets around Piazza di Spagna and Piazza del Popolo lies a short street called Via Margutta, accessible through the blocks of Via del Babuino. Find art galleries, specialty stores and flamboyant characters.
Behind Piazza Navona, this hidden gem is one of the most ancient public libraries in whole Europe and the earliest to publicly open in Rome at the beginning of the 17th century. The favorite spot for inspiration and work for the creative director of Gucci. So gotta go nerdy and check it out!
The galleria Borghese contains one of the largest private art collections in the world of cardinal Scipione Borghese. The museum collection covering twenty rooms consists if antiques, sculptures and many paintings. Situated in the wonderful green Borghese Park so combine with a bike and a picnic.
Trevi Fountain is the most beautiful fountain in Rome. Measuring some 20 meters in width by 26 meters in height, Trevi Fountain is also the largest in the city. It is unbelievably bright and beautiful. High impact place and a must. Throw in a coin and get lucky! Go early to avoid ugly peeps ruining your picture ;-)