“I may justly say with the hook-nosed fellow of Rome, “I came, saw and overcame”.”
 
William Shakespeare
 
The Hotel Lord Byron has established a new collaboration with EMMEOTTO Living Gallery, Art Gallery in Rome, to introduce Rome Contemporary, an exclusive opportunity for its residing Guests to discover contemporary art in historical venues in the city of Rome through a guided tour by an Art expert.
EMMEOTTO Living Gallery is inviting guests to the suggestive frame of its space featuring Contemporary Art collections and exhibitions, within the noble Palazzo Taverna premises where, at the same time, a visit to the palazzo’s Baroque backdrops and private collection is available, otherwise inaccessible to the public.
Through this collaboration, Guests residing at the Lord Byron are invited to exclusive events at EMMEOTTO Living Gallery. Min. 3 hours for 2 people from € 350,00; various other options available through the Concierge.
 
ROME GUIDE:
 
The modern capital of Italy, Rome has sprawled on the seven hills next to the Tiber River for at least two and a half thousand years. As it is with all thoroughbreds, the magnificence of the Eternal City can be traced through its bloodline and history. It was founded in romantic legend, has been ruled by Emperors, Dictators and Popes, styled by the likes of Michelangelo, Bramante, Bernini and Raphael and immortalised in poetry by Virgil, Horace and Propertius. The historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city that represents La Dolce Vita in contemporary consciousness is a powerhouse on every level known to humankind.
 
Ancient Rome
 
The Roman body of art, architecture and icons is a work in progress dating back to Antiquity.  The Colosseum is the largest remaining Roman amphitheatre and the Roman Forum’s cobbled paths were once the epicentre of the entire Roman Empire but the pristinely preserved Pantheon will truly transport visitors through two thousand years of history. The city also has eight Egyptian and five Roman obelisks and the Trajan and Antonine columns with spiral relief. The Ponte Sant’Angelo is a famous ancient bridge across the Tiber that was decorated with 10 angels by Bernini in 1688, more than 16 centuries after its completion. Rome is also home to ancient catacombs of Christian, pagan and Jewish burials. The ancient talking statues of Rome depict mythical gods, ancient people or legendary figures. They became soapboxes for political and social discussion. Other famous ancient highlights include the Roman hippodrome that is known as the Circus Maximus where chariots were once raced, the Baths of Caracalla, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Ara Pacis, the Arch of Constantine, the Pyramid of Cestius and the Bocca della Verità.
 
The Hotel Lord Byron, through the Head Concierge Andrea Lacetera concierge@lordbyronhotel.com, Ph. +39 06 3220404, can propose and organize the following special tips:

  • Private guide for 3 hours visiting the Colosseum, Palatino and Foro Romano at € 240,00 for 2 people, tickets included
  • Mini group tour for 2 hours, for max 12 people, visiting Colosseum and Foro Romano at € 50,00 per person

Medieval Rome
 
Medieval Rome features Santa Maria Maggiore and San Paolo Fuori le Mura and especially for notable mosaic and fresco art in churches such as Santa Maria in Trastevere, Santi Quattro Coronati and Santa Prassede. The enormous staircase leading to the basilica of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli also dates to Medieval times.
Scalinata-di-Trinità-dei-Monti
 
Renaissance Rome
 
The architecture of Rome that dates to the Renaissance is an exercise in studied extravagance occasioned by the Papacy’s determination to ensure that it outperformed all other Italian Renaissance cities. Churches, bridges, town squares and public spaces built during this time continue to enthrall tourists today. The Piazza del Campidoglio by Michelangelo is a masterpiece of the time and rich patrons built opulent homes like the Palazzo del Quirinale, the Palazzo Venezia, the Palazzo Farnese, the Palazzo Barberini and the Villa Farnesina. The most famous town squares from this time are the Piazza Navona, Piazza di Spagna, Campo de’Fiori and Piazza della Minerva.  The Vatican itself houses the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican Museum and Saint Peter’s Basilica. The Renaissance can also be credited with the first notions of preservation of ancient ruins as championed by Raphael.
 
The Hotel Lord Byron, through the Head Concierge Andrea Lacetera concierge@lordbyronhotel.com, Ph. +39 06 3220404, can propose and organize the following special tips:

  • Private guide for 3 hours visiting Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica at € 248,00 for 2 people, tickets included
  • Mini group tour for 2 hours, for max 12 people, visiting Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel at € 59,00 per person

 
Baroque Rome
 
Notable Baroque palaces are the Palazzo Madama that houses the Italian Senate today and the Palazzo Montecitorio that serves the modern Chamber of Deputies of Italy. Bernini, Caravaggio, Carraci, Borromini and Cortona thrived in Rome during Baroque times. It was during the 17th and 18th centuries that the Roman popes reconstructed ancient Roman aqueducts and commissioned fabulous fountains to mark their termini. Packing an all Baroque punch they were full of allegorical figures, emotion and movement. Nicola Salvi’s Baroque Fontana di Trevi is arguably the most famous fountain in the world.
 
The National Gallery of Antique Art offers the chance to see works by artists ranging from Bassano, Perugino, Filippo Lippi, Tiziano, El Greco, Caravaggio and Tintoretto.
 
The Hotel Lord Byron, through the Head Concierge Andrea Lacetera concierge@lordbyronhotel.com, Ph. +39 06 3220404, can propose and organize the following special tip:

  • Private guide for 2 hours visiting the squares and fountains of Rome € 140,00 for 2 people

Neoclassic Rome
 
Neoclassicism reigned supreme during the Kingdom of Italy’s reign over the period. The influence of antiquity can be found in the Monument of Vittorio Emanuele II and the Grave of the Unknown Soldier.
 
Fascist Rome
 
In recent history Fascist architecture such as the E.U.R. district by Marcello Piacentini and the Palazzo della Farnesina.
 
Contemporary Rome
 
Ambitious modern architectural projects and a propensity for the collection of contemporary art are slightly reminiscent of the ambition of the Renaissance Popes. Not only is it functioning as a means to rejuvenate dilapidated areas but it keeps Rome at the forefront of creative exploits. Rome is considered the 4th most important fashion centre on the planet and guests will find luxury design and jewellery in boutiques along Via dei Condotti.
 
The Villa Borghese was always a work in progress and the various aspects of this glorious green space draw guests through every stylistic period from the Renaissance on. It has evolved into an outdoor museum that certainly answers to Cardinal Scipione Caffarelli Borghese’s wish to create a ‘villa of deliciousness’. Here we find the Borghese Gallery as well as the National Gallery of Modern Art that was founded in 1883 and houses the most significant collection of painting and sculpture from the 19th and 20th century. The Etruscan Museum of Villa Guilia, Museum of Peter Canonica and the Zoology museum are also at home here.
 
The Dolce Vita of the 1960’s can still be found along the Via Veneto – Rome’s favourite meeting place. Here you may find almost anything your heart and soul could desire – from cashmere ties to legendary cocktails.
 
The Hotel Lord Byron, through the Head Concierge Andrea Lacetera concierge@lordbyronhotel.com, Ph. +39 06 3220404, can propose and organize the following special tip:

  • Borghese Gallery: mini guided tour for max 12 people, for 2 hours and a half, at € 50 per person, ticket included.