Secret sites: behind the scenes in Rome
In addition to its beautiful public landmarks, celebrated buildings and iconic artworks, the Italian capital is also home to many lesser-known but no less captivating cultural attractions—many of which are hidden behind closed doors. As part of a bespoke itinerary curated to match guests’ specific interests, enjoy private tours of magnificent buildings including the storied Opera House, Princess Isabelle’s private apartments at Galleria Colonna and Rome’s ancient libraries, admiring opulent furnishings, incredible artworks and historic tomes along the way.
A private, bespoke tour of the Eternal City’s secret sites, lasting a full day
Captivating contemporary art: privileged access tours
Rome may be home to some of Italy’s most important historical artworks, but this city is also an unbeatable destination for lovers of contemporary art. Gain privileged access to Rome’s most interesting contemporary museums, including La Galleria Nazionale and Maxxi, and contemplate the evolution of Italian art in privacy as part of this guided experience. Afterwards, go behind the scenes and explore the studios and galleries of a select number of current artists for an insight into their creative processes, before finishing up with a tour of the Villa Medici’s fragrant gardens or the American Academy.
Privileged access to the major contemporary art museums of the city and a selection of artists’ studios and galleries
Private tours inside the gardens of Villa Medici or the American Academy
Frescoes and fragrances: an olfactory and architectural experience
Take in one of Rome’s most eclectic attractions with a privileged visit to a internationally renowned pharmacy set inside the historic Palazzo Chauvet. This fascinating boutique is quite unlike any other, as bold, modern furniture, Art Deco details, 19th-century frescoes and the scent of covetable fragrances combine to create a unique sense of place. Discover a range of pampering products on its shelves and in its cabinets, before enjoying a refreshing aperitivo at the unique pharmacy bar, served by the resident mixologist.
A privileged visit to a pharmacy, set in a historic palazzo
Dedicated service from staff
A gourmet aperitivo in the pharmacy bar
Take a trip back in time with once-in-a-lifetime, behind the scenes visit to one of Rome’s grandest and most beautiful palazzos. With a collection of elegant frescoes, historical paintings and graceful statues, the palace is one of the Eternal City’s most important.
During the tour you will unravel the lives of one of Rome’s most aristocratic families, and the part that the palace has paid in the city’s history and the relationship it has forged with politicians, artists and the Papal power of the Vatican.
Away from the crowds, our palazzo experience will open doors to a rarely-visited world in the company of a knowledgeable guide who brings the stories to life.
A private, guided tour of the most prestigious Nobiliar Villas