At Sofitel Rome Villa Borghese, we want you to experience our sublime city to the fullest. Whether you’re discovering Rome for the first time or you’re a lover of the Eternal City and a regular visitor, our concierge is more than happy to arrange experiences curated to your specific preferences. We’ll organize private tours of the Vatican and St. Peter’s Basilica, as well as timeless attractions such as the Colosseum or the Pantheon. We’re also glad to arrange guided visits to the Borghese Gallery, adjacent to our hotel, along with countless other prestigious palaces and museums.
Let our concierge arrange bespoke Rome experiences showcasing some of the Eternal City’s lesser-known wonders. For the ultimate in glamorous discovery, book a themed Roman tour with those most iconic modes of transportation – a Vespa or a vintage Fiat 500. Discover whimsical Art Nouveau architecture in Quartiere Coppedè as you zip around on the back of a Vespa, or uncover hidden gems like the magnificent 14th-century Palazzo Colonna, a treasure trove of Baroque splendor and Old Masters art, as you are driven around Rome in a charming vintage Fiat.
To glimpse Rome’s vibrant present set against its glorious past, head to the hip neighborhood of Ostiense, known for its unusual street art murals and trendy bars. Here, the Centrale Montemartini, a museum inside Rome’s first power plant, contrasts marble sculptures and an awe-inspiring mosaic floor with towering early 20th-century machinery. Or explore vibrant Trastevere’s Villa Farnesina, once the home of a wealthy Sienese banker and featuring a fresco by Renaissance master Raphael.
Rome is truly an open-air museum with architectural beauty that is second to none, so immerse yourself in the beauty of churches like Basilica di San Clemente, where you enter a 12th-century church adorned with stunning mosaics, and finish your journey in a 2nd-century temple dedicated to Mithras, a pagan sun deity. And if you prefer to take things at a slower pace, take a picnic basket filled with delicious treats from our very own kitchen to Parco degli Acquedotti, where you might recognize the ancient aqueduct from classic films La Dolce Vita by Federico Fellini and La Grande Bellezza by Paolo Sorrentino.