Hotel Hassler Roma, the iconic five-star hotel located atop the Spanish Steps, is offering a Raffaello Experience in Rome this year in honor of the 500th anniversary of the death of famed Italian Renaissance artist Raffaello Sanzio.
Throughout the 37 years of his life, Raphael quickly established himself as a Master of the Renaissance, creating such masterpieces as The Marriage of the Virgin (1504) and the Disputation of the Holy Sacrament (1510). Together with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, Raphael is considered part of the "holy trinity" of the master artists of his time.
Hotel Hassler Roma will be honoring his work with a two-night package, offering an opportunity for guests to experience art, history and "dolce vita romana," while staying in Rome's best hotel. The package includes a visit, led by a historian, to the Raphael Rooms in the Vatican Museums, featuring the artist's famous frescoes. Also included will be a tour of the Villa Farnesina, an architectural marvel dating back to the 16th century, featuring the artist's masterpiece, the Marriage of Cupid and Psyche.
This package, valid for stays until December 20, 2020, includes:
- A two-night stay in a Deluxe Double room or Grand Deluxe Double room
- Daily buffet breakfast served in the Salone Medici or Palm Court Garden Restaurant
- An Italian aperitivo for two on arrival at the elegant Salone Eva, Palm Court or the seventh-floor panoramic terrace
- A four-hour tour themed around the "Raffaello Experience - The Early Roman Days," including visits to the Vatican Museums and Villa Farnesina.
The package starts at €2,088 (approx. US$2,324), based on two adults sharing a room.
For more information on the Hotel Hassler Roma and on the new Raffaello Experience package, visit www.hotelhasslerroma.com.