When you are deciding how to spend your holiday in Rome and where to stay the choice is immense .Countess Concierge loves to select the most amazing spots!
One of the first things you think about is that you are on vacation , it has to be special , central beautiful , clean and possibly service included every day will make you feel like in a hotel but at home , free to spend time living like a real Roman!!!!!
Domus Domitia is a special home on two levels recently renovated and decorated with the most amazing details and you will never regret choosing such a great property.
Ideal for a family , friends or a couple that wants to have contemporary facilities in a real baroque setting feeling the comfort and the idea of how it was a few centuries ago!
Piazza Navona is 4 minutes away not 5 , Saint Peters Across the bridge and all the most characteristic boutiques and artisanal bottega’s just along your walk in any direction you go admiring each detail of the fascinating Eternal city.
Just walking around makes you feel you are in the true Rome, as soon as your are tired and ready for a break the private SPA in the house will make you relax , rest and off you go to the next discovery. Comfort on vacation is the key to take the whole benefit of a true dream Holiday.
Make sure you mention Countess Concierge you will have special services and conditions. We select only very few properties , it is based on skills very dear to us: Location, Service, just renovated , beautiful linens , clean and very well kept , wonderful property owners reliable and accurate. We believe in the best care ever it pays for life and makes people happy to come back and visit Rome. Our clients are like dear friends we want the best for them …………
unique entrance to your Roman Luxury Home
ideal kitchen for private lessons at home
favorite jewelry special materials
clutch velvet from Istanbul made in Italy numbered unique pieces
here are some of my favorites , special materials , unique pieces . More to come from my favorite places ! if you would like to discover them other than shopping the storytelling and the idea of Lifestyle behind each object is fascinating………
earrings glamorous and perfect with different outfits
husband wearing classic vintage burberry and tailor made double breast
Usually you love to shop by yourself it is the time when you make the best decisions because you know exactly what you like and what you want ! once a year your husband says lets go shopping together and that is when you go to your favorite places hoping he will say you were right everything is amazing! it makes you feel less guilty because he actually approves your purchases……….. so you hit them all in the same afternoon! There is nothing better than going home feeling you made a great deal! the next day he will tell you that he has never seen such a spender and women are compulsive shoppers!!! doesn’t matter damage is done and your goodies are in the drawer! The good thing is I keep my stuff forever and it always comes in handy especially when they are timeless and elegant . It is the case of beautiful high end artisanal unique accessories . There is not one of them I have not been wearing over the years with pleasure, beautiful manufacture amazing colours. No matter how you are feeling those make you feel great , as long as your basic outfit is in your closet just waiting for you to decide with what to match it with! Shopping with husbands is something you do when you are traveling or once a year when you feel like sharing a crazy afternoon! makes you feel good and somehow nice to share the moment you are buying it together! Alberto has always had great taste also for women’s fashion so after all he is a great consultant ! I have so much fun when I take my clients shopping and they bring their husband along fun to admire patience and interest of different couples around the world ! after all we are all the same !!!!!!! just LOVE to shop! so just choose your favorite consultant !
The night between February 25th and 26th 2018 surprise surprise announced snow actually arrived ! romans woke up as only in 1985 and 2012 like a real northern country with 15 cm snow !!!!!!
my brief memories about snow in Rome !
statues piazza del popolo
italian gardens villa borghese
fountain villa borghese
galleria arte moderna
1985 I had arrived on the overnight train from Cortina , just a teen ager one of my first journeys alone with friends , arrived at Tiburtina station the scenery was totally surreal for Rome , snow, trains, few people no taxis no buses running basically desert in the central station! To make a long story short no parents available for pick up afraid of snow and ice ! my amazing young father ex race car driver came to the station with car he had handy the famous iconic Fiat 500 but where is the trick? he deflated the tires so the car would not slid !!!!!!! to this day that memory with the skies sticking outside the roof top and just us in all of Rome is unforgettable !
2012 me mom with two small kids , snow in Rome remembering my dad put kids in the car and went for a drive around highlights: Spanish Steps and Borghese Gallery driving by……..silence and desert again literally just us in all of Rome ! this time it is an Audi 4×4 with winter tires !!!!!!! we had a ball !!!!!!!!!
2018 kids grew up , it is the time of selfies and mom not in fashion any more so drove through Rome in my adorable Fiat Panda and took beautiful pictures as driving by!!!!!!!!!
next time I might be a Grandma and history goes round the Clock!!!!!!!!!!
Just a few months ago the wonderful project of a restaurant called Assaggia became real! amazing italian tapas based on traditional Grandma’s recipes served in monoportions in a five star Boutique Hotel Margutta 19 .
An experience, idea of a great team where michelin star chef Angelo Troiani trained young chef Daniele Ciaccio and once again expresses the belief for which he is well know : the research for authentic raw ingredients , and it all shows !!!!!!!
If you are in Rome do not miss it ! truly amazing cacio e pepe , amatriciana , carbonara and many many more ………
conversations at assaggia Jonathon and Daniele Ciaccio
supplì al telefono
cacio e e pepe , amatriciana , carbonara
Jonathon tasting Principi Pallavicini Amarasco wine
saltimbocca with scarola
Every time I step in the palazzo Fendi my memory goes back forty years , amazing history of fashion brought into the most contemporary setting in one of the most beautiful concept stores in the world! The tour of the artisanal work behind the scenes will leave you without words! impossible to imagine ladies working in the lab since 1968…….today still there ! The visit with me and my storytelling is unique ( this is what people say!!!!! )
On the ground floor the “Selleria” Peek a boo stands out and specially what is unique is that you can buy it only in Rome! There are very few so they are numbered.
Upstairs the colecction and the glass see through laboratory shows the amazing tailor made artisan work that you cannot believe if you don’t actually see it!
Spring summer 2017 shoes are to bee seen . From Flats to heels you will have a ball!
Maremma is a beautiful coastal town in Tuscany, rich with culture and history. Its location already makes it an off-the-beaten-path place to visit, but to really take advantage of all of the activities availalbe in Maremma it’s best to have someone help you. Countess Concierge can help you organize private tours, by car or horseback, and discover the stunning natural scenery in Maremma. Enjoy lunch in a private cottage or on an open lawn with a full panoramic view of Argentario and Maremma. You’ll be accompanied by professional instructors and guides also to help explain what you’re seeing.
After spending the day on the horse, spend some time at the sea. Even outside the summer months Maremma is a lovely nature destination, full of interesting flora and fauna to explore. It’s a keen spot for birdwatching and nature hikes.
Just about an hour and a half from Rome, you can discover an entirely different view of the Tuscan countryside at Maremma, from a car, horseback, by foot or bicycle. There are also plenty of wine tasting options available. It’s best to visit a place like Maremma with someone who knows it well – how about someone who’s spent her whole life enjoying the natural beauty?
Discover Maremma with Countess Concierge by Barbara Lessona!