The Eternal City: Rome, Off The Beaten Path

Historical spaces and contemporary luxury away from the well-trodden sights of Rome.

Palazzo Fendi

Palazzo Privé Living RoomPrivate living room in the Palazzo Fendi

A new temple to luxury has opened in the heart of Rome’s fashion district. The Fendi brand has brought the maison’s different identities together to present its lifestyle concept to best advantage. Palazzo Fendi comprises the brand’s largest flagship store in the world (over 1,000 square metres on two floors), a boutique hotel with seven private suites (Marco Costanzi), as well as a VIP lounge (Dimore Studio). On the top floor is the famous restaurant Zuma, with Rainer Becker at the helm, at his debut appearance in Italy, offering a new approach to Japanese cuisine.

LUXOS Recommends: Don’t miss the Christmas lights on the building, by different lighting designers every year.

 

Giustini Stagetti Galleria O. Roma

4. Campana Brothers Numa sofasofa by Compana Brothers

Even though Rome continues to be a symbol of ancient art, there is an art gallery in the heart of the city which exhibits new directions in art and contemporary design at Giustini Stagetti. As well as historic pieces by Gio Ponti and Ettore Sottsass, there are limited-edition works by designers such as Nanda Vigo, Fernando & Humbert Campana, and Johanna Grawunder.

 

Villa Medici e Caffè Colbert

foto guidaCaffè Colbert

This year is the 350th anniversary of the historic French Academy in Rome, and it provides an ideal opportunity to walk up to the Pincio and visit the Villa. Take a look at the exhibition 350 years of creativity. The artists of the French Academy in Rome from Luigi XIV to the present day (14 October 2016 - 15 January 2017), save some time for a walk in the magnificent gardens, and then take a seat at Caffè Colbert, perhaps at sunset, to enjoy one of the most spectacular views of the eternal city.

1 Villa Medici
2 Giustini Stagetti
3 Palazzo Fendi