6 Reasons Why You Should Treat Yourself With An Indulgent AF Trip To Rome
Food. Most of the reasons are food.
Rome’s new patisserie-themed boutique hotel, The First Roma Dolce, is where were invited for a taste of La Dolce Vita.
Here are all the reasons you need to spoil yourself with a Roman holiday of your own.
You’re an adult now, so it’s about time you actually learn something about wine
If all you know about wine is which one’s the cheapest at your local shop, it may be time to go to a wine tasting. Go big or go home, we say – so why not a wine tasting in Rome? At Pierluigi, you can head down to their unique, barrel-shaped wine cellar where staff will talk you through their range of vintage Italian and French wines, and let you know if you’re actually picking up on a crisp yet refined hint of raspberry.
You’ve broken up with supermarkets and only shop at markets now
You’ve finally realised the appeal of fresh ingredients, and outdoor markets are so your thing now. Rome’s Campo de Fiori market is a dreamy kaleidoscope of colourful fruits, vegetables and fish that’s far more appealing than the Sainsbury’s snack isle. Plus, if you need a break from shopping, there are tons of cute restaurants, cocktail bars and terraces in the square.
You’ve always wanted to improve on your cooking skills
So why not learn from an actual Italian grandma? It may be the cutest thing you ever experience. Access Italy provides a masterclass called Cooking with Mamma Eva, where you’ll cook with fresh ingredients, get amazing authentic pasta making skills, and lots of encouragement – but be prepared to get your hands dirty because Mamma Eva doesn’t play. If you’re lucky, you might just earn yourself a “Brava!”
After all that cooking, you deserve some dessert
It’s in the name - the First Roma Dolce is all about catering to your sweet tooth. The hotel’s tea room and pastry bar offer a creative flair delivered by their amazing pastry chefs – and it’s also worth noting that it’s the only hotel in the city which offers traditional English afternoon tea with an Italian twist. Just call it your home away from home.
You’ve already been to every rooftop bar in London
So it’s time to venture out. Sister hotel The First Roma Arte’s Acquaroof bar is the perfect spot to enjoy an early evening aperitivo with a view as the sunsets. The roof terrace offers a panoramic view of the historic capital’s monuments which is quite a treat at breakfast, lunch or dinner.
You’re ready to experience Italian food beyond pizza and pasta
So here’s the part where you really spoil yourself. You’ve had your pasta, you’ve had your desserts, now it’s time to level up. How does dinner at sister hotel The First Roma Arte’s Michelin-Star restaurant Acquolina sound? Expand your horizons with unique, mouth-watering dishes from sea urchin to *reversed* shrimp cocktail and passion-infused cheesecake. Not boujee enough for you? Try complimentary chauffer service between hotels in a Rolls-Royce. *Drops mic*
By Kiera Spronk
MTV Travelled With... The First Roma Dolce. Rooms start at €400.00 euros plus 10% VAT for a double room in low season (Breakfast is not included). For more information please visit: www.thefirsthotel.com/dolce. Winetasting at Pierluigi and the Cooking with Mamma Eva experiences can be booked with Access Italy. For more information please visit: www.accessitaly.net