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Italian Summer Experiences

Culinary experiences

 

 

 

A Special Dinner at Le Jardin de Russie

Our magnificient Secret Garden offers the ideal setting for a memorable dinner accompanied by the sound of fountains and magical light effects. Designed in the 18th century by architect Giuseppe Valadier and recently restored to its original splendour, this peaceful oasis welcomes you to an evening of complete privacy and tranquillity. Discover our new summer menus, created by Chef Fulvio Pierangelini and his team, which put emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients and add an interesting twist to traditional Italian cuisine. 

 

 

Sport and Wellness / Relaxation

 

Art running with personal trainer

Get fit with a unique jogging experience through the Eternal City. Our Personal Trainer, Danilo Palmucci, will whip you into shape whilst showing you some of Rome's secret corners. More info.

 

Biking tours with personal trainer

Start this 2-hour bicycle tour from the hotel and cycle past historic sites. Choose between the green (through Villa Borghese Park or Villa Doria Pamphili Park) and the monumental route (through Rome’s artistic monuments). More info.

 

 

Off-site experiences - Outdoor experiences

 

Castel Gandolfo Lake and Papal Food experience

Immerse yourself in a very special sector of Roman gastronomy with a full-day visit to the Pope’s estate and organic farm. Be chauffeured to La Fattoria delle Ville Pontificie, where you’ll explore the dairy and vegetable gardens and meet free-roaming animals including donkeys, ostriches and cows. Enjoy a tasting of the finest olive oils, wine and cheese produced on-site and delivered daily to the Papal Villas of the Vatican, before a hands-on cooking class where you’ll learn to make fresh pasta and whip up a local dessert using fresh ingredients. Savour a delicious lunch on the farm, before a tour of the Papal Palace at picturesque Castel Gandolfo and a transfer back to Rome.

 

Experience includes:

Private transfer to and from Rome

A pasta and dessert-making class at the Pope’s Farm

Lunch at the Pope’s Farm

A visit to the Pope’s Villas and Gardens

 

The Wonders of Ponza: A Private Helicopter Trip and Island Tour

Take to the skies in a private helicopter to discover the island of Ponza, set in the middle of the cerulean waters of the Gaeta Gulf just a 40-minute flight from Rome. Inhabited since Neolithic times and a popular resort amongst ancient Romans, it’s home to pristine beaches, enchanting coves and wild hills just waiting to be explored. In the company of a professional guide, you’ll experience its many wonders, beginning at the sheltered Borbonic Port and encompassing unforgettable landscapes.

 

Ride the Appian Way on horseback or by bicycle

By Bicycle

Depart Rome for a 3-hour bike tour to explore the rich landscape of the Appian Way. Follow in the footsteps of ancient Romans, stopping at sites such as Villa dei Quintili, sepulchres from different eras and mounds attributed to Orazi e Curiazi.

 

On horseback

Follow in the footsteps of history by riding the Appian Way on horseback. One of the oldest and most important roads of the Roman Empire, it takes in archaeological locations, from villas to aqueducts and stunning natural sights. With itineraries and tours to suit all tastes and skill levels, both new and experienced riders will love being in the saddle.

 

For more information and reservations, please call +39 06 32 88 88 36 or email concierge.derussie@roccofortehotels.com

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