Beyond the Ordinary: Jaw-Dropping Moments at Rocco Forte Hotels

Rocco Forte Hotels

A stay at a Rocco Forte hotel always promises to surprise and delight, going above and beyond even for seasoned travellers. Below are some of our bespoke encounters – unique experiences to enrich your stay with us.

Rome: see the Sistine Chapel ceiling at dawn

Embrace the hush of the early morning as you follow Gianni Crea, the Head Clavigero, on a private tour through the Vatican City. As dawn breaks, find yourself in the Sistine Chapel, standing in awe beneath Michelangelo's astounding frescoes. 

With only the faintest whispers of your footsteps echoing in the vast space, feel a profound connection to the masterpiece above as the first light of day illuminates the ceiling. Experience a communion with history, faith, and artistic genius.

Florence: gaze down at the Tuscan Hills from a hot air balloon

Embark on a journey above the Tuscan landscape as you gently float up and away in a hot air balloon. Look down at the patchwork of vineyards, olive groves and mediaeval castles, with the sun painting the rolling hills in rich golden hues. 

Sip a glass of Chianti Classico and open your picnic hamper of local delicacies: Pecorino Toscano cheese, Prosciutto Toscano; olives fresh from the groves you are drifting above. Embrace the calming silence of the skies as you share an intimate moment with Tuscany.

London: pose for a Royal Portrait

Step into a world of elegance and artistry at Brown's Hotel, where you have the unique opportunity to pose for a royal portrait artist. Experience the creative process first-hand as the artist captures your essence on canvas. 

Sit still, smile, and take your time – the artist is sure to regale you with stories of painting figures from British high society, offering you a cup of tea while your likeness comes to life in front of you. The masterpiece they create will become a treasured keepsake that immortalises your connection to British heritage.

 

Brussels: tuck into your own chocolate sculpture

Embrace the hush of the early morning as you follow Gianni Crea, the Head Clavigero, on a private tour through the Vatican City. As dawn breaks, find yourself in the Sistine Chapel, standing in awe beneath Michelangelo's astounding frescoes. 

With only the faintest whispers of your footsteps echoing in the vast space, feel a profound connection to the masterpiece above as the first light of day illuminates the ceiling. Experience a communion with history, faith, and artistic genius.

Munich: step on the throttle at a BMW Experience

Embrace the thrill of speed and precision at the BMW Driving Academy, located just outside Munich, 45 minutes by car from The Charles Hotel. This exhilarating experience invites you to explore the limits of your driving abilities. Under the expert guidance of seasoned instructors, navigate challenging courses and circuits sprawled across 130 hectares of land. 

Feel your heart race as you master high-speed manoeuvres and gain total control in challenging situations. Whether a seasoned driver or a relative beginner, the BMW driving experience promises the unmatched satisfaction of mastering new skills behind the wheel.

Rocco Forte Hotels offers Europe’s most exhilarating holiday moments that will stay with you long after you’ve unpacked your suitcase.

 


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