ROME, April 14, 2018: As Eleanor Clark once observed, “Even a tourist can tell in a Roman street that he is in something and not outside of something as he would be in most cities. In Rome to go out is to go home.” Yes, be it ever so humble, there’s no place like Rome. Not that anyone ever regards Rome as humble, by any stretch of the imagination, of course. That holds doubly true for the city’s magnificent Hotel Mediteranneo.
And speaking of the Hotel Mediteranneo, for those who plan to the knot in 2018 and dream of a honeymoon to Italy, Hotel Mediteranneo has announced a newlywed package. This delightful offer could rove the ideal way for any couple to begin their life together.
Imagine beginning life together in sunny Italy. Visualize sharing a glass of Prosecco (the Italian equivalent of champagne) as you peer out to the “Eternal City” from a spacious private balcony atop the tallest building on the highest hill in Rome.
The Hotel Mediteranneo was built when Mussolini was in power. Notably, Roman building restrictions bore little significance for Il Duce. Consequently, the centrally located Hotel Mediteranneo, part of the family operated Bettoja Hotel Group, benefits from its wonderful top-floor suites plus the convenience of being two blocks from the main railway station in the heart of historic Rome.
The hotel’s honeymoon package is based upon a two-night stay in a tenth floor suite of this Art Deco hotel property. The package offers strawberries and Prosecco upon arrival and just gets better from there. To begin enjoying the hotel’s ambience, be sure to take notice of the authentically broken sculptures of Roman emperors that decorate the lobby. As if alive, they appear to monitor your check-in process just to be certain everything is in order.
Also included in this package is a welcome gift, a full daily breakfast, and a candle-lit dinner on the Roof Garden restaurant with a view of Rome by night. That panorama includes the Victor Emmanuel Monument and St. Peter’s Basilica in the distance. And there’s more: a full-day tour of the city and optional early check-in and late departure depending upon availability.
Notably, a member of the Bettoja family personally designed and appointed each exquisite suite in the Hotel Mediteranneo. All bathrooms are luxurious and each comes complete with its own Jacuzzi.
Every suite possesses its own unique charm and character. One suite, for example, features a still-life painting hanging over a comfortable living room couch of deep green brocade. A charming alcove adjoins the bedroom, which opens out to a flower-lined terrace framing a view of the city.
With typical Italian flair, all top-floor suites have terraces trellised with shrubs and flowers, not to mention incredible views, including another aspect of St. Peter’s Basilica. Seasoned travelers regard hese luxurious suites as some of the city’s most sought-after yet still affordable accommodations.
However, if your budget is not exactly presidential, junior suites are available. They are equally spacious and offer the same amenities, minus the balcony.
When evening begins to shroud the city in its dusky light before yielding to the twinkling atmosphere of centuries past, the Roof Garden restaurant is an ideal spot for a pre-dinner cocktail followed by an elegant menu of Italian delicacies that will entice even the most discriminating palate.
The retractable roof opens in the summer to allow a 360-degree panoramic view of Rome. Make your personal orientation of the city at dinner and later stroll to some of the best known landmarks in the world. The Colosseum, Opera House, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps and the 5th century Church of St. Peter in Chains (San Pietro in Vincoli) with its magnificent sculpture of Moses by Michelangelo are all within walking distance.
Hotel Mediteranneo is also located at the junction of Rome’s underground which can whisk you to any other site on your agenda.
With the proximity of the Stazioni Termini, the main railway station, traveler’s wishing to visit Florence, Siena, Naples, Orvieto and beyond can easily do day trips by train without the inconvenience of checking in and out of different hotels in other locations.
For lovers of art, history, cuisine, culture, fashion and architecture, there truly is no place like Rome.
Many people view Rome as a bustling dirty metropolis that once stood in the limelight of the civilized world.
Others however, like American writer Alan Epstein who lived in the city and wrote about it in his book “As the Romans Do”, took the time to experience Rome’s rhythms and to absorb it through their pores.
As Epstein reflects, “People are drawn to Rome because it is still the pagan Mecca, still the place that beckons those who want to gobble up all that has been done before and turn it into that which has never been seen, never been heard, never been imagined.
“Romans constantly lament the high taxes they incur to keep the city afloat, but deep down they know what it means to live in Rome, to know that the city is a gift they give to the rest of the world.”
Hotel Mediteranneo Honeymoon package
The Hotel Mediteranneo Honeymoon package is currently priced at €750 per person, including VAT and service, but excluding tourist tax. Pricing is based on a two-night minimum stay.
Travelers willing to take the time to wrap themselves in the city will not be disappointed with their stay at the Hotel Mediteranneo. From their fantastic, centrally located hotel suite and its immediate environs, they will quickly discover that Rome is indeed “eternal.”
-Headline photo via Wikipedia entry.
About the Author:
Bob Taylor is a veteran writer who has traveled throughout the world. Taylor was an award winning television producer/reporter/anchor before focusing on writing about international events, people and cultures around the globe. He is founder of The Magellan Travel Club (www.MagellanTravelClub.com) His goal is to visit 100 countries or more during his lifetime