Experience timeless Italian craftsmanship this Christmas in Rome and Florence

Food & Drink, Wellness, Culture

Building on our Italian heritage, love of sophisticated products and elegant design this winter we have introduced some wonderful seasonal partnerships. In Rome and Florence we have sought out brands of a similar ethos and style: family-run, international with Italian origins, and attention to detail. At Hotel de Russie in Rome, we’ve partnered up with Acqua di Parma, a leading fragrance and lifestyle brand established in 1916. Meanwhile, in Florence, Hotel Savoy has teamed up with contemporary design house Aquazzura. 

Acqua di Parma at Hotel de Russie

Known for its secret garden scented with pine, roses and citrus, Hotel de Russie becomes even more perfumed this winter thanks to our festive partnership with Acqua di Parma. Established over a century ago with the launch of its signature scent Colonia, Acqua di Parma has since expanded its collection whilst remaining true to our shared principle values of beauty, quality and authenticity. 

A giant snowball housing an elegant Christmas tree bathed in golden light sparkles in our romantic courtyard. Tastefully decorated in Acqua di Parma’s signature colours, white and yellow, the brand’s legendary hatboxes serve as gleaming presents underneath its lowest branches. .

The partnership continues indoors as, from late November to mid-March, Acqua di Parma will be moving its boutique to our hotel and creating its very first barbiere within our walls. Guests at Hotel de Russie can browse Acqua di Parma’s exquisite range and enjoy their products as part of a relaxing in-house experience. With a treatment list featuring a Traditional Italian Shave, a Prestige Shave including revitalising eye massages, finished with a touch of Colonia, soothing facials and shaping eyebrow treatments and more, there’s something for everyone.

Aquazzura at Hotel Savoy

Florence’s reputation for high fashion and quality craftsmanship is reflected in the design of the Hotel Savoy. More recently, it is emblematic of our exclusive partnership with Florentine shoemaker Aquazzura, evident from the moment guests enter Hotel Savoy and are dazzled by our festive centrepiece. A grand Christmas tree bedecked with silver ornaments and golden pineapples by Aquazzura takes pride of place in the lobby, whilst throughout our hotel, smaller but no less eye-catching trees highlight this fashionable collaboration.

Famed for its elegant footwear, crafted from the finest Italian materials, and counting the royalty of Europe among its regular clientele, guests staying at Hotel Savoy can enjoy a behind-the-scenes insight into the rise of this Florentine brand. They can view Aquazzura’s limited-edition collections at their flagship boutique, just moments from Hotel Savoy, and then visit their headquarters in the late-baroque Palazzo Corsini. Led by a member of the Corsini family or an Aquazzura specialist, you’ll tour this historic building admiring the incredible works of art it houses – the ideal round off to a day of stylish pursuits. 

Book your stylish stay at Hotel de Russie by emailing reservations.derussie@roccofortehotels.com or calling +39 06 32 88 81.

Book your stylish stay at Hotel Savoy by emailing reservations.savoy@roccofortehotels.com or calling +39 06 32 888 930.

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