01 May 2015
TASTE THE ITALIAN STYLE WITH ROCCO FORTE HOTELS
Italy, May to October 2015 – Hotel de Russie in Rome, Hotel Savoy, Florence, and Verdura Resort, Sicily are delighted to present the package ‘Taste the Italian Style with Rocco Forte Hotels’. The exciting itinerary has been created to coincide with Milan’s EXPO 2015 exhibition, that centres on the theme of ‘feeding the planet, energy for life’.
The Italian Rocco Forte Hotels have carefully created a program through which guests can take an exciting culinary journey through Italy, tasting and testing a range of culinary treats, whilst experiencing the different cultures of the country.
Until 31st October, Milan and Italy will welcome millions of visitors from across the globe, drawn in by the unique offering that EXPO has to offer. The itinerary has been designed as an ideal way to fully complete the EXPO visitor’s Italian excursion after having visited the exhibition, or simply as a wonderful chance to explore Italy.
The package can be individually designed and personalised to each traveller’s desire, ensuring that guests experience and sample a magnitude of culinary delights from across Italy.
Guests will be able to choose from a selection of authentic gastronomic experiences, including:
Hotel Savoy: a visit to Florence’s central market with the Chef, who will unveil the secrets of selecting the best local and seasonal produce. The ingredients will be used during a private cooking lesson at Desinare, Riccardo Barthel’s culinary school.
Do not miss to experience our recently opened Irene, the Tuscan bistro created by celebrity Chef Fulvio Pierangelini.
Hotel de Russie: a tour of the “Eternal City” who will take guests on a culinary journey through Rome’s alleyways, discovering both traditional and modern culinary culture. They will taste the best specialities and local street food: the typical pizza, popular trapizzino, fried artichokes in the Jewish area and more.
Verdura Resort: an exciting cooking lesson by the infinity pool on the Zagara Terrace with the Chef to discover the most popular Sicilian recipes prepared with the freshest local ingredients. In the afternoon the experience continues with Planeta at Ulmo Winery, the oldest family’s property, for an authentic wine tasting.
Two nights in an Executive Double at Savoy Hotel starting from € 1525 with breakfast included and an original souvenir related to food.
Two nights in an Executive Double at Hotel de Russie, starting from € 1754 with breakfast included and an original souvenir related to food.
Two nights in double room at Verdura Resort starting from € 1300 with breakfast included.
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Hotel de Russie – Rome
Hotel Savoy – Florence
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Notes to Editors
Rocco Forte Hotels
Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a family of 10 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas.
Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de Russie, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels; Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg.
Future opening: Jeddah
Rosie O’Brien, Group Communications Director
Rocco Forte Hotels