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People-watching at the Pantheon on Piazza della Rotonda.

tip
"A golf-cart tour of iconic
Roman sites starting at 5 pm
can cover a lot of territory with
minimal wear and tear. This
afternoon tactic helps avoid
cruise passengers and daytrippers, who tend to crowd
the best-known venues in the
morning. The exception is the
early entrance to the Vatican, to
visit the Sistine Chapel before
the hordes pour in."
- Adamarie King,
Virtuoso travel advisor

AT HOME IN ROME
Find your place in the Eternal City.

GO Skip the fusty
historical tours for
Family Twist's threeday introduction to
Rome. Kids arrive to
gifts in their connecting hotel room, and,
while on a chauffeured city tour, trivia,
tales, and games help
bring sites to life for
everyone. Families
follow up a guided
tour of the Colosseum with a private
gladiator training
session outside the
city, take in the Vatican highlights, and
have plenty of free
time to explore on
their own. Departures:
Any day through
2018; from $6,830
for a family of four,

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V I RT U O S O L I F E

including accommodations, guided activities, and round-trip
airport transfers.

STAY Waldorf Astoria's
lavish Rome Cavalieri, set on 15 acres
with indoor/outdoor
pools, features a
museum-worthy
art collection and
370 rooms, including 25 suites. The
Penthouse Suite is
decked out with Karl
Lagerfeld furniture
and pop art by Andy
Warhol. Doubles
from $440, including
breakfast daily and a
$100 dining credit.
Reopened last year
after a dramatic and

buzzed-about restoration, the 98-room
Hotel Eden, set between Villa Borghese
and the Spanish
Steps, has the feel
of an elegant Italian
manor home and
features a rooftop
bar with stunning
city views. Doubles
from $785, including
breakfast daily and a
$100 dining credit.
Within easy walking distance of key
attractions, including the Vatican,
Rocco Forte's Hotel
de Russie has 121
rooms, including
33 suites, in a terraced garden setting.
Dining alfresco at

Le Jardin de Russie
is as popular with
stylish locals as it is
with guests. Doubles
from $915, including
breakfast daily and a
$100 dining credit.
Built on the ruins of
the Ludus Magnus,
the gymnasium
used by Roman
gladiators, Palazzo
Manfredi offers the
city's best views of
the Colosseum. The
Relais & Châteaux
property has just 16
rooms, all contemporary and dotted
with works of art.
Doubles from $479,
including breakfast
daily and a $100
dining credit.

(again, your advisor can assist), a privilege
available for around $3,500.
You'll need to share the Colosseum, but
there are work-arounds there too. Last
November, the top floor, or quinto ordine,
opened to the public for the first time in 40
years. It's part of a three-year refresh that
left the 1,900-year-old gladiator ring looking
thumbs-up gorgeous. Group size is limited
to 25, which is nice, but in-the-know visitors
can also take private tours of the third and
terrace levels, along with my favorite, the
subterranean sotterranei, where those ancient combatants got their game faces on. All
three areas are restricted to 22 visits a day,
so, once more, early booking is a must.
Then there's the biggest bottleneck of
them all, Trevi Fountain - remember to
bring a few pennies to toss. Most popular
at night, Trevi is "all about the approach,"
King says. "Getting into the area can be a
nightmare unless you do it in a hired golf
cart and your driver takes you to the right
spot." King knows a discreet little curve
behind the fountain that's an excellent
drop-off point. From there, my family and
I found a perfect perch above the fray: an
open window on the second floor of the
Benetton store with a direct, over-thecrowd view to Salvi's splashy gods and
virgins. Not to brag, but can anybody say
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Mangia without Madness
Travelers visit Milan for fashion and Venice
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018

Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018
Contents
Editor’s Note
Contributors
The Virtuoso Life
Passport
Bon Voyage
Suite Talk
Inspired By
City to Go
Seat at the Bar
On the Table
Style & Design
Well Traveled
Port of Call
Greater Good
Dossier
In My Bag
My Town
When in Rome
Noodle on This
Interview
Need to Know
Souvenir
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Intro
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Contents
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Editor’s Note
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Contributors
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - The Virtuoso Life
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Bon Voyage
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Suite Talk
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Inspired By
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - City to Go
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Seat at the Bar
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - 59
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - On the Table
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Style & Design
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Well Traveled
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - 73
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Port of Call
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - 79
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Greater Good
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - 81
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - 82
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - 83
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Dossier
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - 85
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - In My Bag
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - 87
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - My Town
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - When in Rome
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Noodle on This
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Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - 119
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Interview
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - 121
Virtuoso Life - March/April 2018 - Need to Know
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