Italy with Rocco Forte | Brownell Travel

Italy with Rocco Forte

Say goodbye to your average trip to Italy and “Buongiorno!” to an incredible adventure to Rome, Florence, Sicily, and Puglia with Rocco Forte. You can explore some of Italy’s best cities and coastal destinations while staying at hotels that offer five-star service, immersive experiences, and a sense of place. Plus, Brownell is a member of the exclusive Rocco Forte Knights program, so our clients are privy to exclusive upgrades and amenities. Learn more about what you can do during your journey through Italy with Rocco Forte below.



What to Do

Of course the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and Trevi Fountain are must-dos for any first-timers in Rome, but there is so much more to do. There is great shopping, modern art museums, and lesser known churches.

Where to Stay


Hotel de Russie

Hotel De Russie: This hotel is situated in the heart of the city between the Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo, making it the perfect home base for exploring Rome.

Hotel de la Ville: Rocco Forte’s newest hotel in Rome, Hotel de la Ville is located by the Spanish Steps and offers sweeping views of the Eternal City.

For the Family

Let little ones travel back to the days of Roman Emperors during Gladiator School. The concierge at either hotel can arrange the experience for you.

Up, Up, and Away

Get an eagle-eye view of the Roman countryside during a hot air balloon ride.


What to Do

Shop for leather goods, visit the Duomo, see the famous works of art like Michelangelo’s David, and just wander through this charming city.

Where to Stay


Hotel Savoy

Hotel Savoy: Built in 1893, the historic Hotel Savoy is located on Piazza della Repubblica in the center of the city – literally! The Colonna dell-Abbondanza (aka the big column in the piazza) once marked the center of ancient Florence.

A Taste of Tuscany

Bring the flavors of Florence home to your kitchen with this recipe for Truffle Crostone from Hotel Savoy’s restaurant Irene.

Something for Everyone

Piazza della Repubblica is a great spot for families – children will love riding the antique carousel and parents can search for the perfect souvenir at the market.


What to Do

The Presidential Suite at Verdura Resort

The Presidential Suite at Verdura Resort

Enjoy activities like golf, tennis, hiking, and watersports at the hotel and explore Greek and Roman ruins around the island.

Where to Stay

Verdura Resort: Whether you are conquering jetlag or want to unwind after being in a city, Verdura Resort is the place to do so.


When you’re on vacation, you deserve to treat yourself, and Verdura Resort has the perfect place to do so: Verdura Spa. Take a break from sightseeing and pamper yourself with a massage or facial. And be sure to allow plenty of time to enjoy the spa amenities, like the Finnish saunas, steam room, and thalassotherapy pools.


What to Do

Explore Puglia’s famous citta bianche, or white towns, like Ostuni, Martina Franca, and Monopoli, play golf on the 9-hole executive golf course, relax at the private beach club.

Where to Stay


Masseria Torre Maizza

Masseria Torre Maizza: This farmhouse turned into hotel is Rocco Forte’s first property in Puglia, one of Italy’s undiscovered spots. It offers not only authentic charm but also a nine-hole golf course and private beach club.

Liquid Gold

The Puglia region produces 40% of Italy’s olive oil. While you’re in the area, get a bottle – or four – to bring back home.

Under the Sea

Go to Torre Guaceto to snorkel or scuba dive in the Adriatic Sea. If you want to go to the beach but stay a little closer to the hotel, go to the private beach club.

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