Rome: The Art of Living the Eternal City

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Rome: The Art of Living the Eternal City

Rome, the “Eternal City”, is full of antique stories, places known worldwide, but above all, Rome is a city that possesses its own art de vivre.

From the Colosseum and the port of Ostia Antica to the majestic Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel, there is always a good reason to go to Rome! tarting from the essential places to visit – including its exclusive places of gastronomy- to the nightlife of this city with a thousand and one faces

Rome, The City and Its Must-see

To visit Rome is to trace the history of humanity. Offering more than one enchanted and majestic place, Rome is a city of fun, history, chic, and cinema! A city with many faces that offers a time travel like no other…

We must begin with the remains left by the Roman civilization the Pantheon and the Colosseum

The remains of the ancient structure of the Pantheon are one of the most complete in Rome: its mesmerizing architecture has stood in the center of the Eternal City. For the greatest pleasure of the tourists who come from all over the world to visit it, The Pantheon is so well and simply designed that it is still almost entirely intact!

The Colosseum is the largest amphitheater ever built in the Roman Empire and it still remains in an almost intact condition — and what a symbol for Rome, the Eternal City!

Le Forum de Rome ? Well, historians think that people have been meeting there for 500 BC. This shows the appeal of this place undeniably out of time that brings together the ancient Rome and the modern one.

Rome is also a city with a cinematographic background. Proof is, -and not the only one – the mythical scene of Fellini’s Dolce Vita. We would all like to reproduce the mythical scene of the Dolce Vita between Anita Ekberg and Marcello Mastroianni. The Trevi Fountain is indeed the most perfect icon of the Rome lifestyle!

Here’s an iconic but strange place in Rome: The Mouth of Truth is a bas-relief that is worth seeing if the legend is true! According to the tradition, when placing a hand in the mouth of this face carved in marble the hand will not be returned but kept by the mouth

We own this image of the mystery of the Mouth of Truth in the movie Roman Holiday with the performance of the iconic Audrey Hepburn.

The Sistine Chapel’s mythical ceiling is to be devoured with our own eyes and appreciated as an absolute work of art!

Let’s go to St Peter’s Basilica to visit the Temple of Catholicism. Registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List, the basilica moves by its grandiose architecture and its history which comes down from a mystical and political odyssey!

Rome, disposed in The Sublime…

The Roman art de vivre is also found in the palaces and hotels that provides a good place for tourism and this, for quite some time.

There is a particular one that has been standing since 1889, a stone’s throw from the Pantheon and the Colosseum: The Hotel Eden is the most iconic of Rome’s palaces, adored by filmmakers, artists, crowned heads, From Hergé to Ingrid Bergman!

The extreme refinement and reputation of excellence of the Saint-Regis of Rome comes from its founder’s expertise, the legendary hotelier César Ritz!

Since 1984, the St. Regis Rome has welcomed heads of state, connoisseurs and travellers in search for experiences, given that Rome is the epicentre of art de vivre!

Designed at the start of the 19th century by the great architect Giuseppe Valadier, who reconstructed the Piazza del Popolo next door, the Hotel de Russie is one of the most famous in Rome. Its rich heritage makes it a fascinating place, and it has become a palace which inspires and welcomes historical figures, from Cocteau, Picasso to Stravinsky!

Rising at the top of the Spanish Steps since 1893, The Hassler -which belongs to the fifth generation of a famous Swiss hotel-owners family – is home to countless popular figures and dignitaries, including Audrey Hepburn, the Rockefellers, and presidents from around the world. The Hassler offers a majestic experience!

The Singer Palace Hotel is a fine example of early 20th century Art Deco palaces due to the incredible marble and original woodwork. The Singer Palace Hotel is linked to Singer, the famous American entrepreneur who invented the very first sewing machine and opened the headquarters of his company in Rome. It was these headquarters which became the Singer Palace Hotel!

A palace built as a dedication to the adjacent pantheon… The Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel!

Each of the 79 rooms and suites represents a contemporary interpretation of the ancient Rome greatness! A journey into the excellence of “Made in Italy”!

Opened in 1906, the Westin Excelsioris known for its grand dome and one of the suites is up there amongst the most expensive in the world, where you can enjoy hand-painted frescoes! It’s clear to see why Fellini chose the hotel’s surroundings to film La Dolce Vita!

You can immerse yourself in the glory of ancient Rome in this crescent-shaped palace overlooking the Piazza della Repubblica. The Anantar Palazzo Naiadi is a true symbol of ancient Rome!

The NH Collection Roma for Imperiali, the newest of Rome’s 5 stars hotel, is a brand-new hotel that stands next to the Imperial Forums, which are among the city’s main archaeological treasures!

Rome restaurant gastrnomique

Rome is also the city of the Fendi house. First hotel in the ethereal luxury of the Fendi house, it is in the center of the historical flagship of the Roman house, the Palazzo Fendi, that guests are welcomed on the third floor of this magnificent residence!

Rome, The Art of Living Gastronomy

When it comes to gastronomy, only Paris seems able to compete with Rome or vice versa. As a matter of fact, isn’t the famous saying about: “Only Paris is worthy of Rome, only Rome is worthy of Paris.”

Icon-Icon has established a precise selection of the best restaurants in Rome.

Let’s head to the Pergola of Rome Cavalieri, which offers a breathtaking view of the Eternal City and an atmosphere worthy of a museum! An iconic restaurant in Rome where you can enjoy a 3-stars cuisine combining advanced technology and regional products that make the greatness of the Italian cuisine: Umbria truffles, Tropea onion jam, Treviso radicchio, and more!

Rome restaurant gastrnomique

cuisine: Umbria truffles, Tropea onion jam, Treviso radicchio, and more! In Il Pagliaccio, we discover «one of the most original and sophisticated cuisines of Rome combining Mediterranean flavors and Oriental spices» notes the Michelin which crowns it with 2 stars. Here we taste some of the most innovative interpretations of Roman gastronomy!

In addition to the most spectacular and fantastic view on the rooftops of the Italian capital, the Terrazza offers a cuisine led by chef Fabio Ciervo who uses the abundance of fresh products and herbs from Rome in his daring and authentic cooking.

In the Imàgo at the Hassler Hotel, we can experience the gastronomic aspect of the restaurant. Imàgo, the panoramic restaurant of the Hassler Hotel, offers a unique sensory experience. Indeed, the Michelin Guide notes, “The new chef Antonini pays tribute to Italy in his cuisine, focusing on traditional and seasonal ingredients that he transforms into imaginative and contemporary dishes.”

All’Oro is a hotspot of Roman gastronomy, where Chef and boss Riccardo Di Giacinto says that “In the kitchen, I always take a step back to move forward. To turn around, see what I did, where I am at that time. And ask me where I want to go. So, I head towards the future that has already passed. I leave with the baggage of the culinary tradition of my ancestors and unique raw materials. I bring technique, passion, personality, and the journey is always unexpected.”

Spotted and starred, the cuisine at Per Me Giulio Terrinoni is to be, without a question, tested, especially for the iconic ‘tappi’, the Italian tapas.

Rome restaurant gastrnomique

Tapas updated -according to what the Michelin qualifies- as the personality of the chef and his overflowing imagination. On the program: research, technique, and originality, with, for constant, the brilliance and quality of raw materials. Although, the menu varies slightly, less formal during lunch time, with menus degustazione (tasting) in the evening including the Land and sea one». C’est dit !

Rome : La Noctambule

Rome is also a vibrant capital that offers a rich and chic nightlife! And it is in the clubs that we experience the electrifying aspect of the city.

The Piper Club opened in Rome in 1965 and is now the second oldest club in Europe! It is a place of experimental expression, a club that embraces audiovisual technology, audacity, pop art and music. It is the main place of pop music and Italian yeye.

A club that brings art, music, and aesthetic vision of the night all together. Room 26, a few steps away from the historic center, gives you the chance to discover the festive scene of modern Rome!

Located in the heart of Rome, Shari Vari Playhouse makes the Roman night vibrate with an eclectic music set, in a setting combining Art Deco and ancient Rome!

Rome clubs

In order to discover the real nightlife that Rome has to offer one must head to the Try Room Rome, with its hip-pop and high but luxurious atmosphere.

Babel club ? One of the hearts of the Roman night. Babel is a chic and sumptuous club that brings to the festive spirit an Italian touch of sophistication.

One of the most exclusive clubs in Rome, which is one of the branches of the mythical Parisian club opened in 1965, is the Rasputin. It is a space of luxury and voluptuousness, with a hushed, chic and necessarily stunning atmosphere.

Rome clubs fête

One street from the famous Via Veneto, the Jackie O’ club is an icon of Roman nights For 40 years, this club has been handling the party space in a refined and exclusive atmosphere. Discover an evening that starts with the piano bar to end up on electro beats.

A must-have address for Roman nights — the Notorious club has been offering a cutting-edge set for 40 years that gets the body dancing!

Rome clubs

Three club rooms and a large garden — Circolo Degli Illuminati is an electro hotspot in Rome. A must-see Roman night address is the Notorious club that has been offering for 40 years a pioneering programming that makes the crowd dance!

There are no second thoughts about it, Rome is always a good idea. A must-see Roman night address is the Notorious club that has been offering for 40 years a pioneering programming that makes the crowd dance!