OCTOBER 11-17, 2020

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Rome If You Want TO

Thursday - Sunday

September 15-18, 2022

It's called the Eternal City because the Romans believed that while empires may rise and fall, Rome would go on forever. And so it has. A stroll in the footsteps of the founders of Western civilisation transports you back to Rome's glorious past but the city's magic is more than just its history. Rome holds  a vibe all her own with ancient ruins, ivy-draped facades, rooftop terraces, gobsmackingly gorgeous views, some of the world's most iconic masterpieces, not to mention all the best fashion, feasting (and dare we say it) the best footwear a gal could ever dream of. Indeed, there's no place like Rome. 

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The Retreat

A three-night whirlwind rendezvous in one of the world's most evocative cities, on this 'retreat' we will immerse ourselves in the city's best: sampling fantastic food in some of Rome's most beloved eateries, breathtaking vistas, rooftop cocktails, and, of course, a bit of culture and history. Designed to be a fabulously fun fling of a trip, you won't have to think about a thing - just show up and we'll make sure you do as the Romans do...

The Itinerary

The city of Rome has often been called a living room, lending itself perfectly to the attitude of enjoyment and pleasure Romans live by. People-watching in the piazzas while sipping cappuccino or a Campari spritz is just as much part of the Roman experience as visiting the Colosseum. We'll stroll through Rome's famed streets, show you some of her best-kept secrets and top it all off with a heaping bowl of cacio e pepe, or the thin, crunchy crust of pizza Romana, and if it's in season, a 'carciofo alla giudia', a 'Jewish-style' artichoke. And of course, afterwards...gelato anyone? Rome, by the way, has some of Italy's best. We won't limit you to one, though - you'll need to have a sampling of several and decide for yourself. Not to worry, you'll have plenty of time to dance off the calories should you choose to partake in Rome's heady nightlife.   

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Accommodation

Just a few blocks from the river, surrounded by narrow cobbled streets lined with old houses and workshops, this forward-thinking hotel is strolling distance from Europe’s oldest jewish quarter and several renaissance palazzos, ensuring history is far from being confined to its footnotes. This neighborhood's’s industrial heritage can be read in the exposed brick walls and black-steel furniture, the latter a tribute to the blacksmiths that once populated the neighboring streets. Contemporary flourishes come courtesy of designers like Tom Dixon, Seletti and Moroso, and the sultry lobby bar is adorned with the work of some of the city’s best street artists. Perhaps more importantly, it’s popular with locals and guests alike, fast becoming known for serving some of the best negronis in town.

“When in Rome, live as Romans do...”

- Saint Ambrose

Cost & Inclusions

Prices are per person and include:

 

  • PRIVATE AIRPORT TRANSFERS

  • THREE NIGHTS' ACCOMMODATION IN FOUR STAR BOUTIQUE HOTEL

  • BREAKFAST DAILY

  • ALL MEALS (INCLUDING WINE) EXCEPT ONE DINNER & ONE LUNCH

  • ROOFTOP APERITIVI 

  • 2 PRIVATE GUIDED WALKING TOURS & MUSEUM ENTRANCES

  • GUIDE FOR DURATION OF WEEKEND

 

Shared room £1500

Single room £1800

(upgrades available) 

For more information on how to register contact regina@duenderetreats.com

 If this retreat resonates with you and you'd like to secure your place, a nonrefundable £1000 deposit is required. Final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.  

Please note that if for any reason this retreat does not run or is cancelled you will be refunded in full.