Italy, Lazio/Rome, Rome Area 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom Sleeps 2
Casa MANNI is a luxury penthouse suite that sleeps two plus. It consists of a living room, bedroom, bath, full kitchen and terrace. It offers the privacy of a private home with an on-call personal concierge available, as well as many features not even available in the grand hotels. Please read on to learn the many ways Casa MANNI is committed to excellence. We like to think of Casa MANNI as much more than a place to stay in Rome. It's an experience of Rome, as though a very well-placed local friend were putting you up in his pied-à-terre, sharing with you his best friends: top experts in archeology, art, wine, food, shopping, spa, leisure... providing you with insider access even most Romans will never have. It is because of this that all of our guests invariably take advantage of our black book to live experiences built on their desires. This makes your trip to Rome everything it should be: something unforgettable.
COMMITTED TO EXCELLENCE. No detail has been overlooked at Casa MANNI. All fabrics throughout the house were selected by Bruno PIATTELLI, a legend in Roman tailoring and clothing design, and all linens were custom-woven in Italy by PRATESI, the most exclusive linens for the home. The luxurious organic toiletries are by the Tuscan OFFICINALI DI MONTAUTO. The SAMBONET bone china dinnerware and flatware are exclusive to Casa MANNI and not available in shops. A wine list will be submitted to you so we can stock your personal cellar with the best Italian wines of the last 25 years, chosen from our own extraordinary collection, which you will drink from RIEDEL glasses. We've even included a selection of books and films on DVD for your enjoyment. Casa MANNI offers two comfortable sofas for small children or an option for a nanny or teenagers in small hotel across the street.
LA DOLCE VITA. Casa MANNI is wired for the latest in communications for business and entertainment. Connect your laptop to our high-speed wireless network and your iPod or iPhone to our central audio system, which can be controlled from every room. We offer two televisions with more than a thousand satellite channels in various languages, as well as fax and DVD. The main TV (Loewe) functions also as a computer so you don't have to bring yours. In addition, we will furnish Casa MANNI with a custom-compiled information kit, with maps, guides, restaurant and museum recommendations, details of your bookings, and more. We'll also provide easy-to-follow instructions for all of Casa MANNI's systems - air conditioning, communications, entertainment, as well as contact information.
Casa MANNI has the best location in Rome, a stone's throw from the Italian Parliament, the Pantheon, and the Trevi Fountain. It looks out on the ancient Column of Marcus Aurelius and the elegant Piazza Colonna - considered by Romans to be the true center of the city. Across the piazza is Palazzo Chigi, the Italian prime minister's residence. Step out the front door and you're in a pedestrian street, Via di Pietra, in the heart of one of the world's best shopping areas, with Gucci, Armani, Prada, Fendi, Bulgari, and Louis Vuitton all within a short radius. You're also only a few minutes' walk from the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza Navona, and many more of the world's most historical and beautiful spots.
The utmost pampering
While staying Casa MANNI, you will have access to the finest level of living in Rome: a top lifestyle expert could help you with Italy's array of exquisite leather accessories or bring you to the small, exclusive shops that only Rome's elite know of - you can even have an appointment with the renowned designer and bespoke tailor Bruno Piattelli. A fitted suit can be completed for you in two or three days. You will have access to the city's best personal trainers, masseurs, estheticians, and celebrity hair and makeup artists who can arrange VIP service for you at one of Rome's best salons. At least once during your stay you should visit our favorite spa-just a few minutes' walk away-for the ultimate romantic experience: a two-hour Thai couple's ritual that begins with a bath in perfumed milk, continues with ninety minutes of massage, and concludes with a tisane in a relaxation room. (Before you leave the spa, ask to see the ancient Roman mosaic found during the building's construction.)
The best tours
Our guests will see all the cultural riches of Rome from a completely unique, insider's perspective. You will have unprecedented access to the city's top archaeologists, art historians, wine sommeliers, and Michelin-rated chefs-the most sought-after experts in any aspect of the city you desire to experience. You can choose to enjoy an English-speaking limousine service or even a luxury car, which can be parked in the garage 100 meters from Casa MANNI, a scooter or bike, a boat, or even a helicopter to help you easily navigate Rome and its countryside.
The finest food and wine
If you'd like a private, intimate dinner at home, there will be no problem to have one of the city's top chefs to come to Casa MANNI and cook for you. The menu will be custom designed to suit your palate. You can watch the master chef prepare your meal, or sip aperitivi on the terrazzo and relax as the meal is served to you. For more informal evenings, you'll have meals delivered from a top nearby trattoria or fish restaurant if you want something light. For a very special aperitif, you will probably want some caviar or oysters and Champagne to enjoy while watching the sunset on the terrazzo and thinking about how beautiful life is.
If you have the urge to cook, you can have the best seasonal produce, cheeses, fish and meats - or have the food experts guide you as you immerse yourself in the wonderful world of Roman markets. Would you like fresh shrimp that were swimming just hours ago off the island of Ponza? In 30 minutes you'll have it. And, of course, you will enjoy wine from Armando Manni's private collection of over 1,000 bottles of the best Italian wines of the last 25 years based on your preferences and stocked in your private cellar. Or, you can select a bottle from the collection you will build for yourself after a meeting and wine tour with our top wine expert.
Through our close friendships with the world's top chefs and restaurant critics, you can have a table at establishments the press has yet to recognize - the next big stars. And, if you can't decide where to go, you could have a personalized progressive dinner - each course in a different restaurant, ending the evening in the hottest new jazz club or admiring the view in one of Rome's most beautiful piazzas.
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