Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort invites guests to explore five brand-new luxury experiences: Tea with Tiepolo, Galleria Colonna, Roman Food Tour, Private Tour of the Vatican Gardens, and Island Hopping Around the Italian Pontine Islands. With these experiences, guests of Rome Cavalieri bring home with them stories from Rome’s past.
Tea with Tiepolo
More than a luxury hotel, Rome Cavalieri is a living art gallery and home to a museum-worthy collection of masters’ paintings, French period furniture, rare tapestries, exquisite sculptures, and other artifacts. Rome Cavalieri invites guests to dive into the collection with their Tea with Tiepolo experience, with consists of a private tour of the hotel’s private art collection led by one of the hotel’s knowledgeable art historians followed by tea for two in the Tiepolo Lounge. Guests enjoying tea time at the Tiepolo Lounge will experience a selection of fine teas and delicious pastries created by Executive Pastry Chef Dario Nuti all the while enjoying Venetian master Giambattista Tiepolo’s 18th century triptych and reflecting upon the many new stories they’ve learned behind the hotel’s art collection.
Rome Cavalieri offers guests the opportunity for a private tour of Galleria Colonna, one of the few great halls in Rome to exude the sheer opulence and baroque mastery of Italian artisanship, which still remains in the Colonna family today. With only a limited number of visiting hours allowed per month to the general public, guests at the hotel will arrive by private Mercedes S Class and will be brought inside the hall during a time when it’s closed to the public, where they will be given an immersive private tour. Upon guests return to the hotel, they will be greeted with a personalized note along with a lovely coffee table book on the Galleria Colonna. Guests can return home having taken a piece of history with them after learning about the illustrious marriages, political intrigues, and notorious betrayals of one of Rome’s most powerful families.
Roman Food Tour
The Roman Food Tour is perfect for any ‘foodies’ staying at the resort who are craving a hands-on opportunity to learn the ins and outs of Italian cuisine. Guests partaking in the private culinary journey will have their own Mercedes S Class at their disposal for the duration of the seven-hour food excursion around Rome. This exclusive tour includes an olive oil tasting, homemade pasta cooking class, and gelato making class at Giolitti. Discover the secret of rolling and shaping dough to make fresh pasta, enjoy an olive oil tasting with an expert and learn to prepare gelato at Giolitti, Rome’s oldest ice cream parlor, under the guidance of renowned artisanal gelato makers. Guests can return home and recreate their own version of Italian cuisine with the unforgettable memory of this delicious experience.
Private Tour of the Vatican Gardens
Rome Cavalieri will coordinate an unforgettable experience exclusively for guests allowing them to follow in the footsteps of the Pope with a two-hour private access tour of the Vatican Gardens. The tour is led by a Vatican appointed guide, allowing travelers the chance to explore the sprawling gardens and learn about the history of the papacy, in addition to gaining valuable insight into the independent Vatican City. Guests will receive a private roundtrip transfer in a Mercedes S Class and return to their room with a personalized note along with a lovely coffee table book on the Vatican Gardens, allowing them to reminisce and share the history of the Vatican Gardens with their loved ones when they return home.
Island Hopping Around the Italian Pontine Islands
Rome Cavalieri’s Island Hopping offering is the ideal experience for the truly adventurous jetsetter. Prior to departing the resort in a Rolls Royce, guests will be given a personalized Rome Cavalieri duffle bag with a pareo cover up, swimwear, sunscreen, and a hat -- which are the perfect travel items for the excursion ahead. Guests will be transported to the Urbe Heliport where they will then board an Executive Helicopter AW139, where they will receive a stunning bird’s-eye-view of the islands of Ponza, Palmarola, Zanone and Ventotene, which lie just south of Rome and boast some of the most breathtaking and hard to reach beaches and crystal-clear water in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The helicopter will land on Ponza, where guests will be escorted on a private boat tour with a local guide exploring some of the most secluded areas of the island for snorkeling or sunbathing. Guests can then enjoy a locally sourced lunch on-board while enjoying the many highlights of the day before being privately escorted back to the hotel.
Travelers can take advantage and book all of Rome Cavalieri’s Luxury Experiences – including exclusive visits to private Roman palaces, truffle hunting in Umbria, jet lag remedies, vintage Vespa tours through the picturesque streets of Trastevere and tours of the city’s off-the-beaten path eateries – all bookable via www.explore.hilton.com/luxury.
To make a reservation or for more information about the offerings at Rome Cavalieri, please visit www.romecavalieri.com.