Exquisite Europe: sky high adventures in Rome
Food & Drink, Wellness, Culture
08 March 2019
Experience the beauty and majesty of the Roman countryside from above on an unforgettable hot air balloon ride. In the peace and stillness of the morning light, glide silently above the beautiful, rolling landscape of Lazio, admiring its vineyards and historic villages as you go.
The perfect romantic experience, this is a truly memorable trip from start to finish. Book a 3-night stay in one of Hotel de Russie’s Nijinsky, Popolo or Picasso suites and on arrival you’ll be greeted with lavish welcome gifts, including a stunning floral arrangement by Sebastian Flowers, a delicious bottle of Italian wine and a silver bottle holder from heritage Italian silversmiths, Broggi. As evening falls, sit down to an unforgettable dining experience on the terrace of your suite, as a private chef prepares a 4-course Italian feast just for you.
The following morning, you’ll be picked up from the hotel and whisked to the hot air balloon take-off point. After a safety briefing with the captain and crew, it’s time to fly. Climbing to an altitude of over 600 metres, the views of the surrounding countryside, dotted with vineyards, beautiful old buildings and unspoilt scenery are incredible as the morning mist gently lifts. Touching back down, you’ll enjoy a chilled glass of Champagne—a fitting way to celebrate such an unforgettable experience.
Returning to the hotel, you’ll be treated to an afternoon retreat at De Russie Spa, which includes a revitalising Sicilian Earth & Sea Toning Treatment. The treatment begins with a Trapani Sea Salt body scrub to remove dead skin and leave you feeling irresistibly smooth, followed by a toning algae and clay mud wrap and wonderfully relaxing scalp massage using cold volcanic stones from Mount Etna. A toning massage performed using nourishing Sicilian oils is the final flourish. Relax in the day spa afterwards with a carefully crafted cocktail, and enjoy an exclusive spa shopping experience with one of our expert therapists.