The First Roma Dolce
Via del Corso, 63, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
| +39 06 4561 7070
The First Roma DolceWhy we love it: A lavish boutique hotel in Rome’s Historical Center
- A patisserie-themed stay with sweet fixes throughout
- Personalized service
- Seconds away from some of Rome’s best arts and culture
Just 23 rooms are available to book at this boutique hotel, which opened in Rome’s culturally rich Historical Center this April, just footsteps away from sister property First Roma Arte. Originally designed by Italian architect and urban planner Giuseppe Valadier, the 19th-century building marries the comforts of a private home with the energy of Via del Corso, known as one of the city’s most charming streets. Several rooms boast a view of that action, or of the interior courtyard—and either accommodation comes with an array of comforts, including headboard libraries brimming with books, Italian Saint Laurent marble bathrooms, and in-suite fitness centers. The latter will come in handy here, where “dessert first” is the unspoken motto. Find it in the property name, of course, but also in homemade pastries upon arrival, a full English afternoon tea with an Italian focus, and throughout the menu at VELO, the venue’s patisserie-themed restaurant. Still, not every course is sweet-centric—start with antipasti like buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes or cheese and charcuterie before moving onto larger courses, such as the grilled beef filet, ham and cheese toast, or niçoise salad.