Christmas in Rome
Rome for the holidays
In Rome, the Trastevere district embodies the authentic soul the capital city’s identity. Home to the carefree folklore of historic trattorias, here a cheerful hubbub flows, softening then among the cobbled streets, the churches, the quiet little squares. There’s a special peace to be enjoyed at the Donna Camilla Savelli, in an intimate corner of Trastevere, housed in a 17th-century convent designed by the 17th-century architect Francesco Borromini. In the festive season, the building glows with lights and decorations, its tables laid with the flavours of tradition.
Overnight stay on December 24
for two guests
with a double occupacy
Christmas Eve dinner on the evening of the 24th
at the Ristorante “Il Ferro e il Fuoco”
Christmas at Donna Camilla Savelli
Sleep in an ex-convent
Once they were the nuns’ cells. Today, the Classic Rooms are comfortable accommodations with wooden-beamed ceilings, period furniture and four-poster beds, enhanced with velvet and contemporary details. A small sitting room overlooks the roofs of Rome providing a rare sense of tranquility, as does the entire residence, a silence utterly conducive to a restful, rejuvenating sleep.
Christmas Eve dinner
Customarily a meal without red meat, Christmas Eve dinner at the Ristorante “Il Ferro e il Fuoco” is a journey through the flavours and traditions of various Italian regions. Tuna tartare with puntarelle and burrata cheese is followed by grilled squid with turnip tops and Neapolitan tarallo. Then comes the risotto with sea urchins and Mazara prawns.