Never try to ‘do’ Rome. Better far to leave half the ruins and nine-tenth churches unseen and to see well the rest; to see them not once, but again and often again; to watch them, to learn them, to live with them, to love them, till they become a part of life and life’s recollection.
Augustus J.C. Hare, Walks in Rome, 1905
Quoted in City Secrets, Rome, ed. Robert Khan, 2011
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Royal Demeure Hotels is a group of historic and prestigious luxury boutique properties combining exclusivity with service excellence. Located in beautifully restored ancient palazzos in the iconic Italian cities of Rome, Florence, Siena and Vicenza, these magnificent hotels all embody Italian style, flair and design. Frescoed halls host modern art; suites offer unsurpassed views and intimate restaurants offer traditional Italian cuisine revisited to reflect modern trends, served by welcoming, impeccably trained staff.
Travellers looking to be pampered with personalised hospitality, more like that of a private luxury home, can choose from any one of the five unique Royal Demeure hotels. In Rome there are the Hotel d’Inghilterra and Residenza di Ripetta; in Florence the Hotel Helvetia & Bristol, in Siena the Grand Hotel Continental and in Vicenza the Hotel Villa Michelangelo. www.royaldemeure.com