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Things To Do
All roads lead to Rome, because Rome has it all – history, culture, romance – not to mention the best gelato you’ll ever eat. Walk amongst the ancient ruins, pop into boutique shops and savour the city’s art, old and modern. Rome has enough to satisfy anyone with a thirst for world culture, and after a day of sightseeing, The Pavilions, The First Dolce, Roma, is your restful refuge.
FONTANA DI TREVI
There is more to the Trevi Fountain than throwing in a coin in the hope of returning to Rome. The fountain is a true wonder, a masterpiece of water and stone nestled between the palaces of the historic city centre.
The sculpture itself is a triumphant example of baroque art with its soft, natural lines and fantasy creatures masterfully brought to life. Discover the backdrop to this work of art, other hidden treasures and a surprising view of the fountain from a unique perspective, available only for a few, on this special tour.
BEHOLD THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE MASTERS
THE JEWISH GHETTO
The Jewish Ghetto or Roman Ghetto, established in 1555, is one of the oldest and most authentic neighbourhoods in Rome. This small neighbourhood, surrounded by the Tiber on one side and Venice Square on the other, is not only rich in culture and religion, but offers a culinary experience not to be missed.
A fascinating journey between past and present, highlights include the synagogue and Jewish museum, stumbling upon cultural treasures and Kosher traditions, and simply soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of its many shops and restaurants.
The ARTIST WORKSHOP
If you love the artworks at The First Roma, you won’t want to miss a visit to the extraordinary Pastificio Cerere.
This former century old pasta factory is now home to art galleries, photography schools, graphic studios and workshops of notable contemporary artists, including Piero Pizzi Cannella, Leonardo Petrucci, Oliviero Rainaldi and Maurizio Savini, whose works are currently exhibited at the hotel.
An experienced guide leads you through the former factory, which became a vibrant artistic centre back in the 1980s. See the creative process in action and immerse yourself in the cultural vibe of this unique artistic space.
The building is also home to the famous Pastificio San Lorenzo, where you can sip a glass of wine and enjoy culinary delights.
The journey ends with a trip down memory lane at the former chocolate factory, SAID, where you can delight in the endless cocoa flavours of your childhood.