From the Trevi Fountain to the Duomo in Milan, passing through the canals, and then the lagoon, of Venice, this itinerary beautifully encapsulates everything you expect from a romantic, refined break. Everywhere you look, discover masters of the arts, from Mastroianni to Michelangelo, Titian, Vivaldi, Verdi and da Vinci. Our journey of discovery leads from the cradle of the Roman Empire via the beating heart of the Renaissance, before heading to northern Italy, where the beauty of the cities is matched only by the nature that surrounds them. From the 'Eternal City' of Rome to Milan, the capital of fashion via 'La Serenissima' – Venice – this Route du Bonheur is almost a route through all of Italian art, culture and history.
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Hotel and restaurant in town. With its facade covered in ivy, the Raphael, just a stone’s throw from the Pantheon and St Peter’s Basilica, is the ideal starting point to experience the elegance of Rome. Come and discover this magnificent residence, a small museum itself, with works of art including sculptures, paintings, lithographs, antiques and collections of Picasso ceramics and Mayan art. Above the rooftops, the flower-filled terrace is the place to savour an organic and natural cuisine, whilst contemplating the magnificent panoramic views of the city. Discover the two new modern and original “executive floors” bearing the signature of the renowned American architect Richard Meier. ... Learn moreless
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For more than four centuries this former orphanage has stood in the heart of Rome, just a few streets from Piazza di Spagna and Ara Pacis. Palazzo Ripetta today is an elegant hotel that has been in the same family since the 1960s. Cross its threshold to discover the history of the Eternal City through a collection of antique and contemporary works of art that adorns its vast spaces: a majestic sphere, hewn from black and white marble by the artist Arnaldo Pomodoro, welcomes you in the hall, while a third-century Roman sarcophagus, transformed into a fountain, murmurs in the courtyard patio. In the evening, after enjoying the city's main attractions–which are all within walking distance–savor the serenity of this charming piazzetta over an aperitif. At San Baylon restaurant, the executive chef offers his interpretation of the classics of Roman gastronomy, served in the warm atmosphere of a wood-paneled dining room. Relax in your opulent and refined guest room, featuring contemporary décor that contrasts with age-old materials and invites you to extend la Dolce Vita even your dreams. ... Learn moreless
In Rome, discover real-life film sets, such as the Trevi Fountain, brought to the silver screen by the beautiful Anita Ekberg and the great Marcello Mastroianni. And then there are the Cinecittà studios, where you can get behind the camera. Installed in the Don Bosco district since 1937, these legendary...Read More less
The Creation of Adam and The Last Judgment in the Sistine Chapel alone are worth a trip to the Vatican. Regardless of the crowd and inconvenience, Michelangelo’s two most famous works painted the ceiling and on the west wall of the chapel leave viewers speechless. Together they can be viewed with other...Read More less
At the foot of the Spanish steps leading to the Trinità dei Monti, you can find the house where the famous romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821) resided during his final months of life. A major figure among romantic poets, the author of Ode on Melancholy died of tuberculosis at the age 25 just a few steps...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant on the lagoon. This historic hotel prides itself on having received such artists and celebrities as Tchaikovsky, D’Annunzio, Verne, Brodsky and Borges. Since 1853, they and others have been captivated by Londra Palace and its dream location — Piazza San Marco is a stone’s throw away, as are the vaporetti and gondolas for exploring the canals. One hundred windows look out over the San Marco basin and the lagoon, with the views over the roofs and church towers from the other side of the building being no less beautiful. Inside, fine furniture, tapestries and brocades adorn the elegantly decorated rooms; and the restaurant adds a creative touch to the great classics of Venetian cuisine. ... Learn moreless
Ristorante Quadri enjoys a sublime view over Piazza San Marco. Created in 1831 above a cafe, itself historically renowned, this now Michelin-starred restaurant was taken over in 2010 by the Alajmo family, fine restaurateurs in the Veneto Region for three generations. The dining room, recently renovated...Read More less
Venice home to vast quantities of art. There is Titian, Tintoretto, Carpaccio, Veronese and Canaletto. Yet also Max Ernst, Jackson Pollock, Miro, Kandinsky and Picasso, all gathered in the magnificent Peggy Guggenheim collection in the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni. Finally, Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Takashi...Read More less
Unveiled in 1792, the Fenice opera house has become a not-to-be-missed experience under the baton of Claudio Monteverdi, the father of modern opera. The operas of Rossini and Bellini are acclaimed like no other! It was here where Rigoletto and La Traviata premiered, and Stravinsky and Prokofiev were...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in town. In the heart of Milan, discover the splendour of a very unique hotel housed in an Art Nouveau building from the early 20th century. Hotel Château Monfort is inspired by the world of fairy tales and the opera. It is an enchanting place where dream and reality blend together, which is reflected in the retro-chic style that permeates this "Urban Château". The pastel colours that adorn the walls of the guest rooms are enhanced by floral patterns and butterflies. Inside the hotel, you will be captivated by its romantic and refined atmosphere, which extends to our exceptional Rubacuori restaurant, our Mezzanotte lounge bar and our "Amore & Psiche" SPA. ... Learn moreless
Il Luogo di Aimo e Nadia was opened more than 50 years ago by Aimo and Nadia, partners in life and work, and is famous for both its cuisine and for its setting, an artistic and architectural project with Paolo Ferrari, in which performances combine culinary art, theatre and fine art. Their daughter Stefania...Read More less
The Duomo, Milan’s majestic cathedral, stands in the center of the city. Built in the 14th century to accommodate all the inhabitants of the city (about 40,000 at that time), it offers amazing views of Milan’s entire skyline from its terraces. You’ll be able to see the dome of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele...Read More less
There is the "Golden Triangle" near the Champs-Elysees in Paris… and the "Golden Square" in Milan! The epicenter of the capital of fashion and design, the area concentrates more than 500 shops entirely dedicated to luxury. Paved streets, sidewalks covered with red carpet and elegant storefronts are concentrated...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.