There are already myriad reasons to visit Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf-Astoria Resort, nestled in a 15-acre private park in the Eternal City’s exclusive Monte Mario neighborhood, where it overlooks the Vatican and other Roman landmarks from its hilltop perch.
For starters, its singular art collection—comprised of more than 1,000 pieces, including three stunning paintings by 18th-century master Giovanni Battista Tiepolo that preside over the glittering lobby—dazzles even the most jaded art-world denizens.
Then there’s world-renowned La Pergola, Rome’s first and only three-star Michelin restaurant, where Chef Heinz Beck’s awe-inspiring creations, like fagottelli “La Pergola”—an exquisite riff on carbonara—transports gourmets on an unforgettable culinary journey.
And just in time for summer, as part of Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts’ Live Unforgettable campaign, the hotel has just unveiled six brand-new luxury experiences that showcase bella Roma—and la dolce vita—at its best.
Aligned with Rome Cavalieri’s commitment to sustainability and in partnership with Carmina Campus—Ilaria Venturini Fendi’s sustainability project, focused on fashion, design, environment and social development—this creative workshop immerses guests in the brand’s concept store, RE(f)USE, located a stone’s throw from the Spanish Steps. You’ll learn how the reuse of materials, combined with high-quality craftsmanship, gives life to “sustainable creativity.” To bring this concept to life, you’ll then choose materials the Carmina Campus artisans use to create a custom pouch that will be sent directly to their home—a chic, modern interpretation of the value of conserving the planet.
A Taste of The Roman Countryside
At an organic (and historic) farm only 20 minutes from Rome’s city center, guests see firsthand how a love for nature and wine meld harmoniously, Italian-style. Guests tour the verdant organic vegetable garden, take part in a cheese workshop, and hunt for medicinal plants on a herbology adventure, before settling in for a delectable picnic lunch.
A Tale of The Tailors – A Movie Exploration
Ideal for fashionistas and movie buffs and led by a local personal shopper, this sojourn lets guests delve into the illustrious history of Italian movie fashion and haute couture. During this exquisitely stylish, one-of-a-kind tour of two famous cinematic and theatrical tailoring studios— the Sorelle Ferroni and the Micol Fontana Foundation—you’ll learn about Italian haute couture’s storied ascent to the silver screen.
A Sensorial Journey
During an unexpected journey through the Eternal City a world away from the main tourist draws, guests delve into the hidden corners of Rome’s unmatched history and culture. This exploration of unsung treasures includes a visit to the Biblioteca Angelica—one of Europe’s most ancient libraries—and other fabulous finds, including Trastevere’s artisan workshops and pharmacies, as well as tucked-away delis and gelaterias where you’ll indulge in a lunch rich with Roman rarities.
Behind Secret Doors
In a city rife with secret passageways, guests navigate a labyrinth of Italianate gardens and tree-lined boulevards that once belonged to legendary knights and religious orders. Descending more than two stories below street level to the hidden depths of a 12th-century basilica, you’ll bear witness to fascinating ancient remains and a mithraeum—a temple dedicated to the god Mithras during the Roman Empire.
A virtually unknown patch of verdant wilderness in the mountains of central Italy, the ancient village of Ciociaria is a secret even to many Italians. During this eight-hour adventure, guests will explore medieval villages carved into the landscape of this lustrous region, and tread the ancient flagstones of a centuries-old cathedral often called “the Sistine Chapel of the Middle Ages.”
To book any of the above experiences, contact the Rome Cavalieri concierge at +39 06 35092040, or ROMHI.Concierge@waldorfastoria.com. To make a reservation, or for more information about the offerings at Rome Cavalieri, visit www.romecavalieri.com.