The First Roma Dolce The First Roma Dolce

Experience La Dolce Vita with Rome’s first patisserie-inspired hotel! THE FIRST ROMA DOLCE (opened 4th April 2019) seamlessly blends the elegant design of a 19th-century private home with the charms of Via del Corso, one of the most iconic and important shopping streets in Rome. A boutique and warm residential atmosphere with bespoke 5-star service set the stage for the perfect stay.

This captivating home away from home provides elegant yet comfortable rooms and suites comprised of warm and spacious interiors. The very finest of fittings and furnishings blend seamlessly with sophisticated contemporary design. State of the art amenities include in-room personal fitness areas in some rooms, libraries, and technologies. Furthermore, immerse yourself in the refined and relaxing atmosphere and take advantage of a completely innovative food experience – a first for Rome - for both guests and locals alike: from homemade pastries on arrival, to ‘VELO’, the innovative patisserie-style restaurant, The First Roma Dolce celebrates the Roman passion for pastry. The First Roma Dolce is also the only hotel in the city serving a full English afternoon tea with an Italian twist.

What better place to stay and immerse yourself in the magic of Rome!

The 19th-century building was designed by the Italian architect and urban planner Giuseppe Valadier, who created the elliptical plan of Piazza del Popolo, then connecting it via stairs and terraces to the Pincio and to the Borghese Gardens. Today the same architectural team behind The First Roma Arte, the Dolce’s sister property just a short walk away, gave life to this exquisite and refined hotel with 23 suites and guest rooms.

Palazzo Vecchietti Palazzo Vecchietti

A room at Palazzo Vecchietti is like no other luxury suite in Florence. A true oasis in the heart of Florence where guests can truly indulge in the quintessential Florentine style. The sixteenth century building once belonged to the powerful Vecchietti Family and today boasts 14 impeccably restored suites and apartments where contemporary style blends with fine elegance.

The suites and apartments, all named after important Tuscan artists, are textbook Michele Bonan in style – a unique blend of elegance, understated luxury and historical grandeur. Against a background palette of whites and neutrals, there are blonde hardwood floors and splashes of bold colour (deep aubergine, red, navy), soft furnishings, and framed architectural prints and life drawings on the walls all belonging to a rich private collection. The overall atmosphere allows guests to feel cosy and warm.  The real feeling of being in a home away from home.

The entry level doubles are an above-average size for Florence, and all rooms are nicely fitted with dressing rooms and neat well-equipped kitchenettes with Nespresso coffee machines and dishwasher. Smart bathrooms are done out in warm, shades-of-chocolate coloured marble and are stocked with over-sized Ortygia products in spicy Ambra.  Breakfast, served on pretty Richard Ginori Tuscan china and round communal tables, offers guests a selection of fresh fruit, yogurt, cheeses, meats, not to mention pastries plus scrambled eggs and bacon. There is no restaurant or bar but complimentary snacks and drinks are available all day in the lobby area, and there is a help-yourself nightcap (also compliments of the house) for you when you get back from dinner.

The hotel has retained many original features inside the handsome three-story palazzo, which is built around a now glassed-in courtyard. They include a vast carved stone fireplace in the lobby, arches and vaults, a once-open loggia, wood casement ceilings and decorative panels. The classy interiors sit well against the sober Renaissance backdrop.  Furthermore, several rooms boast wonderful private terraces with wonderful views over the city’s famous sights and famous “red-tiled” roofs.

Just steps from Piazza della Repubblica, the hotel is within a few minutes’ walk of many places that will be on your Florence to-do list: the Duomo, the Uffizi gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Strozzi with its roster of high-profile exhibitions, the chic boutiques of Via Tornabuoni and the boho-chic Oltrarno neighbourhood across the river.

Book with A&K and guests will receive a special welcome amenity: local dessert wine “Vin Santo”, Biscottifficio Mattei “Cantuccini” biscuits and a special book on “Hidden Florence”!

Palazzo Bozzi Corso Palazzo Bozzi Corso

Follow the footsteps of Lecce’s great noble families at Palazzo Bozzi Corso, where 18th-century splendour intertwines with modern art and design.  Just a stone’s throw from the splendid Basilica of Santa Croce and the very central Piazza S. Oronzo, and only 4 minutes’ walk from La Fiermontina, this 10-suite mansion will take you back in time.  This historical palace was originally built by Gabriele Bozzi Corso in 1775 and behind the Palazzo Bozzi Corso’s remarkable facade, embellished with the curved balconies and wrought iron railings that are so typical of Lecce’s style, an imposing carriage entrance opens onto a majestic courtyard, invisible to passers-by. Today the Palazzo represents the ideal union of the antique and the contemporary and perfectly embodies La Fiermontina’s aesthetics, deeply rooted in local history and tradition while also projected towards the future, where beautiful stone-work, high ceilings, parquet floors and marble bath tubs deliver la dolce vita within.

The Palazzo comprises ten splendid suites, a library, a garden, several lounges and a beautiful courtyard style garden. It has its very own olfactory signature, which instantly makes one feel at home, with a sense of well-being. Every suite has its own character and style. Named after a member of the Fiermonte-Filali family or after a chapter of its history, every suite has its own story to tell.  The Palazzo’s ten suites are classified by three categories: two “Classic Suites”, four “Aristocratic Suites” and four “Wellness Suites” equipped with a double hydromassage shower or a private sauna.  Created by renowned designers and young emerging talents, the furniture and equipment were carefully chosen according to the identity and atmosphere of every room or area. This unique choice of design, scenography and decor emphasizes and enhances the works of art that are scattered throughout the palazzo. It gives every suite its very own soul, as unique and personalized as would be the rooms of a family home.  The hotel's historical and central location allows guests to indulge in many of the best bars, restaurants and boutiques within easy reach. Or, if you’d rather escape for the day, let us arrange an indulgent cruise on Salento’s glittering waters or a scrumptious food tour with local cheese, oil and wine.


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