A Roman donkey milk bath, private tour to Caravaggio’s only fresco, custom jewelry, helicopter to countryside vineyard and more are a part of this romantic luxury getaway
January 28, 2021: From art to jewellery to champagne, Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese’s ultimate romantic getaway offers amourous ingredients in its Over-The-Top Valentine’s Day Experience. For €20,000 (approximately $22,147 USD), inclusions range from a custom jewelry shopping experience, helicopter tour to one of Rome’s countryside vineyards, bath for two in Roman donkey milk, private viewing of Caravaggio’s only fresco, extravagant floral display insuite by renowned Roman florist Flavia Bruni, and much more. The couple will be staying in Sofitel Rome’s Venus or Cupid Suite, inspired by the Roman Divinities and with amenities befitting the gods to boot.
A Cazzaniga brooch auctioned by Sotheby's in 2006
In collaboration with luxury jeweler Cazzaniga, an Italian family-owned atelier, the experience includes a personal shopping trip at its studio off the famed Piazza del Popolo. During the visit, guests will meet Paolo Cazzaniga, son of founder Angelo Giorgio Cazzaniga, to collaborate on a custom design. If the guest purchases a selection, they can don their wares during a night out among Italian society with Angelo’s grandson Giorgio Cazzaniga. The evening will start at Cazzaniga’s luxury private residence to learn more about the family history before venturing to dinner at one of Rome’s hottest restaurants.
History and art lovers will appreciate a private tour of the Boncompagni Ludovisi family-owned Villa Aurora to admire incomparable artwork in the form of Michelangelo sculptures and Caravaggio’s only ceiling fresco. The experience rounds out with a nighttime drive through the city, past its illuminated monuments, including fountain Fontana dell'Acqua Paola and Giardino degli Aranci, and a Roman Holiday Movie Tour, where guests can see the most memorable locations from the Audrey Hepburn film on a vintage Vespa.
If serenity is what you seek, escape the city on a helicopter to one of the countryside’s vineyards for a private tasting and tour, as well as a picnic in the middle of the vineyard.
The Cupid Suite comes with books by Italian poet Alda Merini and more. The Venus Suite boasts décor and amenities that hint of beauty and sensuality, including indulgent skincare products and body treatments to enhance the mood, and more. Also included insuite is a candle-adorned bath in Donkey Milk, believed to be an elixir of long life that helps rejuvenate the skin as well as reduce wrinkles. Cleopatra reportedly bathed in donkey milk every day to preserve her beauty and youthful looks. Dinner on the suite’s private terrace with panoramic views of Rome, including St. Peter’s Basilica, completes the experience.
For more information on Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese, visit the hotel website.