The eternal city has been attracting visitors for two millennia but it is still one of the most exhilarating and romantic destinations in the world. It's hard to say what you'll find most breathtaking about the Eternal City - the arrogant opulence of the Vatican, the timelessness of the Forum, the top speed of a Fiat Bambino, the gory resonance of the Colosseum, trying to cross a major intersection, or the bill for your caffe latte!
Make like the locals and immerse yourself in the array of pleasures the city has to offer, from the grandiose thrill of feeling centuries of turbulent history under your feet to the small but potent intoxication of eating chestnut gelati on a hot day.
Regina Baglioni Hotel
The 5 star Regina Baglioni Hotel is located on the Via Veneto, one of the most exclusive and fashionable streets in Rome . It is close to all major tourist attractions and shopping areas. The nearest metro station, Barberini, is only 2 minutes' walk away. The Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport at Fiumicino is about 35 km (22 miles) from the city centre.
The Regina Baglioni is housed in an historic Liberty '-style building, which dates from 1900 and is just across the road from the US Embassy.
The large lobby is attractively decorated and furnished in a classical style, with drapes and chandeliers. There is also a beautiful lounge area with comfortable red sofas grouped in front of the ornate fireplace.
The 130 guestrooms have all have been redecorated with rich woods and convey a classical ambience that provides the sensation of typical warm Italian hospitality. Each guest room is richly decorated with a large bed with a comfortable armchair, mini-bar, satellite TV, PC outlet, safety box, Wi-Fi and an Italian marble bathroom offering both bath and shower. Some of these rooms overlook Via Veneto and some the courtyard.
The hotels features many services as befitting a 5 star establishment, including r oom service from 06:45 to 02:00, air conditioning, a porterage service, baggage storage service, concierge, safety deposit boxes in reception, valet parking, exchange facility, bar, restaurant, lounge, baby sitting and shuttle service.
Dinner in the Salon Belvedere, Hotel Regina
The Salon Belvedere is a spectacular rooftop banqueting room with breathtaking views over the city of Rome. There will be a champagne reception commencing at 20:15 and dinner will be served from 20:30.
Saturday - Programme of Visits & Dining
07:45 Departure from Hotel Regina for Vatican Museums in private coach Bilingual Guide and Tour Manager in attendance
08:15 Guests visit Museums. Visits to
- Gallery of Candelabras
- Gallery of Tapestries
- Sacred Museum
- Sistine Chapel
10:30 Guests proceed to St Peter's Basilica for the tour
11:30 Leisure time for personal shopping and transfer to Restaurant Tre Scalini
12:30 Lunch at Restaurant Tre Scalini
The most famous square in all of Italy is the Piazza Navona, the outdoor centre of Roman nightlife, and this is also the location of the famed Tre Scalini. This fine restaurant has often been imitated, but never duplicated. While Tre Scalini is one of the world's most famous restaurants, it is not elegant in the usual sense of the word, but it does impress!
14:30 Transfer back to the Hotel Regina
19:45 Guests walk escorted to the St George's Restaurant
19:45 Pre-dinner champagne Reception
20:00 Private room in St George's Restaurant
Don't be confused by the name - this is not an American restaurant; this is Italian elegance in the finest sense of the word. It could have been called Giorgio's, but there are a lot of Giorgio's in Italy - there's only one George's. George's has kept its reputation, as one of the finest restaurants in the world, through several decades. If you speak to Epicureans who have traveled to Rome, you will hear the name George's, and only in the most complimentary tones. The decor is luxurious, from the softly lit satin drapes that hang in the dining room to the abundance of fresh flowers on the garden terrace. It is a quietly magnificent setting for a fine farewell dinner.
22:30 Guests walk back to hotel