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COUNTRY LIFE: The Italian Rose: Lazio and Umbria

5 days from £3,995pp

This tour is timed to coincide with the magical weeks of early Italian summer when roses bloom and nightingales sing day and night. We explore some of the most famous Rose gardens including Ninfa and a private garden owned by a former President of the World Federation of Rose Societies.
  • Enjoy stays in two, five-star hotels, Hotel de Russie & Brufani Palace Hotel 
  • Visit the spectacular garden of Ninfa, where scrambling Roses drape over medieval ruins
  • Enjoy lunch with Helga Brichet, a world expert on roses
  • Explore the hidden retreat of artist Gary Jo Gardenhire & garden designer Tim Rees
  • See beautiful displays at the Quando Fiorianno Rose Garden 
  • Special invitation to the gardens of Palazzo Parisi 
Our tour begins in Rome at the Hotel De Russie, a Rocco Forte hotel, with interiors created by Rocco’s sister, Olga Polizzi. A tranquil retreat amid a vibrant city, this enduringly glamorous hotel successfully blends modern design with classical architecture. Known as ‘The green heart of Italy’, Umbria is a region of great beauty encompassing medieval hill towns, mountains, lakes and verdant valleys edged by wooded slopes. It is here in Perugia that we find the Brufani Palace Hotel where guests, including the late Queen mother, have received the warmest of welcomes and highest levels of hospitality for the past 120 years. 

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

Hotel de Russie, Rome

★★★★★

Hotel De Russie features a peaceful garden, a gourmet restaurant, and spacious, elegant rooms. Guests will also find a wellness centre, which offers a sauna, Turkish bath and salt-water hydromassage pool. The en suite bedrooms have a mix of classic and contemporary styles and offer city or garden views. 

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En Suite Bathroom 
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar 
  • Satellite TV

Brufani Palace Hotel, Perugia

★★★★★

The luxurious Brufani Palace has been a favourite of glamorous actors, royalty and Heads of State since its opening in 1884. Commanding charming views across the Perugian rooftops, sumptuous interiors strike the perfect balance between historical splendour and modern comfort. Enjoy complimentary access to the Sina Wellness Club with heated indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath and gym. Hotel bar and restaurant, serving regional specialities.
 

Room Facilities & Amenities
  • En suite bathroom
  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Minibar
  • Courtesy line
  • Hair dryer