Rome & Umbria, Italy
The perfect way to pack in the best of Italy, start your vacation in Rome, staying two nights at the Cardinal Hotel St Peter, from which you can explore the eternal city at your leisure. Make sure you visit the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and Vatican city before jumping in your hire car and driving into the green heart of Italy - the region of Umbria. Here you will stay at the Castello di Baccaresca for four nights, giving you a chance to experience rural Italian life. The castle dates back to the 12th century and its location allows you to explore charming nearby Medieval towns of Perugia, Gubbio, Assisi and more. Daily breakfast and dinner are included in your stay in Umbria, so you get to sample typical Italian cuisine too. A perfect Italian break, all in one trip!
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Cardinal Hotel St Peter
Located in a quiet part of the Italian capital just south of the Vatican City, the Cardinal Rome St Peter lets you enjoy both the stunning sights of Rome as well as the serenity of one of its greener areas. Start your morning in the hotel’s elegant restaurant, where an American buffet breakfast awaits you. With the rest of the day in front of you, the Eternal City is your oyster. The St Peter Square and many stunning buildings that form the Vatican can be reached after just a few minutes’ walk along Via Gregorio VII, while nearby transport links invites you to explore the wider reaches of this wonderful city. After a day of Roman adventures, you can return to your stylish hotel, where you can relax in the sun or take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool, before moving on to the restaurant for a scrumptious Italian dinner. As the evening darkens the cityscape around you, head to the rooftop bar, where views of the lit-up dome of St Peter’s Basilica can be taken in, along with a glass of crisp Italian wine.
Castello di Baccaresca
An exclusive and unique hotel found in the gorgeous Umbrian valley, the Castello di Baccaresca has a secluded location ensuring a peaceful retreat. Housed in a traditional Italian castle, the hotel has an ancient court and offers panoramic views of the scenic surroundings. Despite its well-preserved historic side, Castello di Baccaresca offers a welcoming and contemporary environment through comfortable accommodation and stellar facilities.
The hotel has an outdoor pool in the centre of a gorgeous park, meaning you can utilise the stunning views of Umbria as you go for a dip. Inside, the stylish lounge bar is full of exposed beams, ancient arches and a wide selection of teas, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks. Upon request, Castello di Baccaresca can also offer wine-tastings (at an additional cost). The hotel’s restaurant offers an assorted á la carte meal showcasing the best Italian produce in a modern fashion. During summer months, guests can dine in the outdoor square and take in the wondrous views as they eat. There is also an onsite spa offering a steam room, Finnish sauna and multiple treatments for an additional cost.
Visits to the Coliseum, the Forum Romanum as well as the Pantheon should be on the top of any visitor’s list, when in Rome. Off the main tourist track, you’ll find places like the Roman houses under the Church of Saints John and Paul, as well as the Via Appia, boasting numerous beautiful ruins along its path. Similarly, a visit to Rome should not be without a trip to The Vatican City. Gaze at the truly breathtaking Basilica of St Peter and the Sistine Chapel, with its world-famous painted ceilings. See if you can spot the Pope from the Square of St Peter.
The capital is also about great food and wine, lots of shopping and tranquil parks to catch your breath in when looking to relax away from the city buzz. Around the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain, you’ll find plenty of luxurious shops and delightful cafés where you can grab a cup of Italian coffee, between shopping endeavours. For a green escape, head to the Villa Borghese. A quaint park with lots of trees, ruins and of course the actual Villa Borghese. In the western end of the park you can look out across the city from the Pincian Hill. As the night draws near and the streetlamps light the city in a golden glow, find a restaurant along the narrow streets and tuck into a great local pasta carbonara that will put a flavourful spin on your Roman holiday.
Castello di Baccaresca is located in a peaceful location just 20 minutes from the nearest city of Gubbio. A gorgeous area with a beautiful landscape typical of any Umbrian destination, the city also has numerous landmarks to tick off during your stay. Starting in the Cathedral, which has 16th-century artworks on show, visitors should also tick off the panoramic Piazza Grande, 15th-century Dukes Palace and be sure to try the local delicacy of crescia, a salted flatbread with cured meat. The largest city in Umbria, Perugia (a 40-minute drive away), effortlessly maintains the cosy charm and personal feel that is guaranteed to relax your senses. Wander around old-fashioned streets and gaze at beautiful buildings like the Palazzo dei Priori and the cathedral, both of which can be found at the Piazza IV Novembre. East of Perugia, you’ll find the village of Assisi, the birthplace of one of the most venerated religious figures in Christianity, St Francis.
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