Hotel De Ricci, Roma, Italy.
When our cab driver drove us to the beautiful area of Piazza De Ricci, I already felt like it was home. The area is quite different compared to other tourist spots. I felt a sense of peace, excitement and curiosity walking down the streets. Knowing I was centre to all the areas I love, made the experience that much more special.The street Hotel De Ricci is located is near Trastevere & is not far from the possibility of pursing extraordinary locations.The front entrance is welcoming. You are welcomed with everybody’s favorite pastime “Wine”.Not just any other wine but hand selected by the owner Lorenzo Lisi.
Greeted by beautiful staff I sat down with the general manager Flavio in the essence of history. Candles, books, wine, spirits what more could I ask for. Well I was about to be surprised.
Flavio took me into the glass elevator to explore all the rooms, there are 8 rooms, a secret bar Charade, cigar room, wine cellar & the suites are cultural yet modern.
When traveling I love staying in accommodation that has history yet can jump into bed and watch some TV. The first suite I entered had just that. The smell was so nostalgic from fresh flowers, A modern bathroom with class where I could prep for the town, an area of lounges to sit and drink the finest wine or I may choose to sit on the balcony.
Now let me describe the design concept. Baby blues, strong blacks & wall art. Takes you back to the 50s & 60s. (No wonder the elite stay here). The furniture had textures of comfort and the pieces in the rooms were special. It took two years to create this design and it was combined perfectly.
Did I mention the large tv comes out of the ceiling above the foot of the bed? On days you want to chill, take in the warm Tuscan tones of the walls outside, the trees and sip wine to some Italian Tv. Romance was definitely born.
Let’s talk about the wine cellar hosting an area of hand-picked 1500 wine bottles to choose from which you select and pay for at the end of your experience. I was excited to witness a 15,000eu bottle of wine, explore sweet wines of various regions and take these to the secret bar where you can have a private chat or even have a waiter bring a trolley of special spirits to your liking.
Cigars can be found in the cool cigar room, leather against your skin, cigars cut for you & the 50s theme kicks in. Why not have a glass of cognac to go with the atmosphere.
They have access to tours, local restaurants and cafés. Trastevere is not far as well as the Vatican city. Just a 10min walk.
Each room has all the utilities required, such as hair dryer, iron, Smart Tv, Air conditioning / heating, free fast speed wifi, mini bar & amenities by Maison Kurkdijjan.To top it off the most important aspect is the wine, the vineyards come to your room. 8 bottles are selected (4 white and 4 red) and you have a private wine cellar at your disposal as well as access to the wine cellar collection.
The balconies consist of outdoor furniture that you may have your breakfast, lunch or dinner on. The scenery is of the local areas, beautiful architecture and nature. The menu does include a champagne breakfast, vegetarian & continental breakfast. Lunch has the home standards of sandwiches etc but also Di Ricci gourmets.
Dinner down the road you must attend to, Restaurant Deluigi, Seafood specialists I call them. Amazing food where the possibility of seeing a celebrity is high due to the demand of the restaurant quality food for the elite.
Just in case you need one extra push to book your flight… they have a shopping tour, you no longer have to search the streets of Rome for those perfect heels, well cut dresses or tailored suits, Hotel Di Ricci will attend to all your needs!