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«Piazza di Spana» in Rome: the fountain of wishes


The stairs pour into a large square centered by the boat's roundabout, also called the old boat's roundabout, symbolizing the ancient sinking of Rome when the Tiber flooded and swept away the boat here. A wide staircase connecting Spain's roundabout with the Trinidad Monti square, a meeting place for tourists and locals who

The stairs pour into a large square centered by the boat's roundabout, also called the old boat's roundabout, symbolizing the ancient sinking of Rome when the Tiber flooded and swept away the boat here. A wide staircase linking Spain's roundabout to the Trinitade Monte square, a meeting place for tourists and locals who come to this famous staircase. On the south side of the roundabout is the statue of King David and the prophet Moses, and to the southeast of the Spanish Steps we find the Trevi Fountain filled with statues, also known as the Fountain of Fortune, or the Fountain of Wishes, in which the tourist or visitor throws a coin and wishes a wish, in faith or hope to achieve it. Hundreds of pedestrians pass through the Spanish Steps every day, and some take a relaxing walk. Others are tourists, students or loved ones sitting there to spend some enjoyable time, surrounded by hotels, restaurants and buildings.

Condotti Street is one of the three most famous high fashion streets in Rome, all of which are located in the same area and meet at some points, namely: Condotti Street, Borgognona Street and Frattina Street, all of which contain many shops selling fashion designers in the world such as: Gucci, Dior , Prada, Valentino, Hermes, Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Celine, and shops selling shoes, bags and jewelry such as Bvlgari, Tods, Kart, Louie Viton and Jimmy Choo.

Condotti Street houses some of the most famous cafes, the most famous café Greco, the most famous cafe in Rome and was established in 1760 and has historically hosted important cultural figures such as the famous French novelist Stendhal, the German writer Johann Goethe and many others.

The Hotel de la Ville is ideally placed to experience the luxury shopping experiences on Via Condotti, learn about world-famous landmarks and international art and explore the mysteries of the city on foot with the help of concierge team experts, following the extraordinary renovation of the majestic 18th-century palace. The hotel is a unique tourist destination in the heart of the Italian capital with charming views of the Spanish Steps and panoramic views of the ancient city.

The hotel has 104 rooms and suites, equipped with a high level of elegance and spaciousness, while the luxurious suites offer stunning views of Rome from its spacious terraces. Located on the 8th floor of the hotel, the De Laville Suite is the jewel of the hotel and features a luxurious collection of modern furniture, traditional furnishings and a special selection of works of art, in addition to two large balconies overlooking the most beautiful views, as well as access via a private elevator. Designer Tommaso Zefer, in collaboration with Olga Pulitzi, Director of Design at Rocco Forte Hotels, drew inspiration from the 18th-century British and German nobles' journeys and cultural journeys in European cities to collect art pieces, seeking to create a unique modern perspective on these historic journeys. The classical character of the palace takes guests on an enjoyable expedition. Zephyr also collaborated with local craftsmen to showcase the luxury of the 18th century through hand-crafted wallpaper by local designers Rubili and Diedar, rich Italian fabrics and long-standing Zardi & Zardi textiles.

Hotel de la Ville features six innovative food and beverage destinations offering a menu of Italian and modern Mediterranean cuisine, created by the chef and creative director of Rocco Forte, Volvio Piranglini. Da Cistina welcomes guests all day with a selection of authentic café style cuisine with modern touches, while the hotel's main restaurant, Mosaico, offers Mediterranean delicacies with a view of the courtyard. The Culp Corner offers all kinds of cocktails, while the Cello corner has a unique rooftop location, a menu of innovative beverages prepared with a variety of appetizers and breathtaking views of the picturesque Rome skyline.

In the heart of the hotel is a charming courtyard, a hidden haven away from the bustle of the city, which embodies the pulse of Italian life. It features a thoughtful design that combines three buildings to form a single courtyard, signed by designer George Carter who specializes in the creation of gardens inspired by the foundations of simple engineering in the 17th century. Obelisks, lush greenery and black and gold décor add a warm feel, with dim lighting evoking the charm of old candlelit spaces and enhancing the excitement of luxury trips.

The hotel also hosts the 550 square meter Rocco Forte Spa, equipped with the latest equipment and technology in Rome, to provide a glimpse of the beauty of Sicily.It offers comfortable and effective treatments in collaboration with expert therapists and using Irene Forte skin care products. The spa is a comprehensive health and wellness sanctuary in the bustling Italian capital.

• Condotti is one of the three most famous fashion streets in Rome.

Source: emara

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