Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Italian Tour, Part 1




showing you how a REAL ITALIAN dresses in Rome
Bianca Brandolini D'Adda


 a view of the Tiber River, 
which runs through the center of Rome,
this river, at one time in history,
 was a major waterway for commerce.
to keep the city from flooding, huge retaining walls were built down each side,
which means you almost don't see the river,
unless you really look. but it's worth looking.

in a future post I'm gonna tell you about a hotel close to the river,
one you probably don't know about,
and some restaurants which are superb & within walking distance from that hotel.

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as most of you know, I love Italy, especially the Amalfi Coast,
however, I also love Rome....

and I especially love the Waldorf Astoria Cavalieri Hotel,
sitting high atop a hill overlooking all of Rome

Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri hotel - View over Rome from Hotel Terrace


that's right, head for the hills...where the air is rare, where pools shimmer,
pines soar & a team of luxurists are vying to spoil you

nestled on 15 acres of lush Mediterranean park,
15 ACRES, people....this is amazing in itself, isn't it?
opened in 1963 it has been continually updated & improved by the Hilton family.
it is truly one of the finest hotels in the world, in my opinion.

& if you're travelling with kids
THIS IS THE PLACE TO STAY!!!
they can run around, shout & play, and if they're teens they will be awestruck
with the environs surrounding the hotel, the little hillside cafe just down the road...
the absolute thrill of hiking around, and you don't have to worry, it's SAFE.

please click HERE TO WATCH A 2-Minute Video of the Entire Property

Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri hotel - Luxury Transfers




just about the most perfect outfit one can wear in this beautiful place.
you know what they say:
go big or go home !!!
go here to see this lovely David Meister dress
&, hey, if you don't want to show arms grab a great scarf and voila, it's covered !

this is a DRESS-UP HOTEL, so don't think jeans & a sweat shirt will work,
& if you want to go casual this is the way
Current/Elliot Dress Found HERE

not to say you can't wear WHITE SLACKS & 
a PRETTY TOP,
because YOU CAN !!

below, the Penthouse Suite contains the famous Dollar Sign original art by Andy Warhol,
actually quite amazing for a hotel room, right?




that hideous orange sofa once belonged to Karl Lagerfeld 
who couldn't wait to get rid of it, I think

Picture of dollar room
Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri hotel - Penthouse Suite Rooftop Terrace

below, a normal room with twin beds, a room with a view, ahhhhhh

Picture of bootles

the spa, the hairsalon, the exercise room, the tennis courts, the jogging trails in the wooded property makes all of this exceptional.


Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri hotel - Indoor Pool Daytime




sitting poolside is one of my favorite things to do...
I could be here 1/2 a day and think I've spent my time well.


Waldorf=Astoria Rome Cavalieri hotel - Breakfast by the pool



Waldorf Astoria Rome Cavalieri hotel - Terrazza degli Aranci

below, La Pergola Rooftop Restaurant is recognized as the best restaurant in Rome,
and one of the top 4 in all of Italy.  believe me, it's true.
the dining experience is beyond beautiful.
it's Rome's only 3-Star Michelin Restaurant.


Waldorf=Astoria Rome Cavalieri hotel - La Pergola
 

we have stayed here many many times, 
we return because of it's remote location
 overlooking all of Rome...
they have a little bus which runs every half hour to downtown Rome, so you can come & go easily,
and the other guests are always wonderful international people who we love getting to know.

so, you see, this is the perfect stop-over 
after the Houston-Rome flight....
giving us a chance to catch our breath, do a little shopping, dining, spa-going...
all without leaving the property...


MUST GO HERE FOR A PERSONAL VIDEO 
DETAILING ALL OF THE PROPERTY'S 
MANY MANY WONDERMENTS. NOT ME, BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN


& THIS VIDEO, MORE FROM A WOMAN'S POINT OF VIEW, 
SHOWS THE AMAZING INTERIOR & SHOPS





let's talk about EYELASHES, 
before you leave having these wonderful things applied is absolutely a must...
if one is travelling they are a life-saver, and a time saver.
instead of spending 1/2 hour to apply makeup, all you need is your foundation & blush & you're ready to rock.




BEFORE WE LEAVE FOR MY BELOVED AMALFI COAST...

where these kinds of outfits RULE
red, frilly, flowing, off-shoulder HERE
I'm hoping for a couple of splendid 
GUEST BLOG POSTS
 written by women who have 
travelled extensively in Italy 
and know certain areas well,
we'll be talking about LIFE in Italy, not just visiting.
the amazing SANDY GRODSKY of
You May Be Wandering Blog
will be guest posting on the Lake Country of Italy

another brilliant woman will be posting
on touring the Amalfi Coast by yacht !!!

& someone else will be writing extensively about
VENICE

can't wait !!!

also, please scroll down through the last few blog posts
to see the darling straw bags & beautiful scarves,
all for sale, all for SUMMER,


THANK YOU !!

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2 comments:

Lauren said...

Love that floral print dress!

Lauren,
http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Oh that looks like a gorgeous spot to stay...the pool, the views and oh so cozy!