Holidays dedicated to art and relaxation at the Regina Hotel Baglioni in Rome
Tours to discover the art of Caravaggio and weekend suggestions
Milan, April 8th 2010 – During the coming months, guests of the Regina Hotel Baglioni, will have the opportunity to view the magnificent paintings of the artist Caravaggio in a special exhibition taking place in the city until June 13th.
The exhibition which is dedicated to Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio and organized by the Scuderie del Quirinale, praises an artist who has deeply influenced the last 400 years of art history.
Trained in Milan, Caravaggio moved to Rome in his early 20s. Huge new churches and palazzi were being built in Rome in the decades of the late 16th and early 17th Centuries, and paintings were needed to fill them
The Regina Hotel Baglioni located on the via Veneto, can also offer guests the chance to enjoy a three hour itinerary, led by a guide, which takes in all of these churches that are in possession of paintings by Caravaggio, a journey that allows visitors to go back to the Roman period of the artist.
The short break packages of the Regina Hotel Baglioni will enable art lovers to not only see the Caravaggio exhibition but also to link the subjects of many of his paintings to the delicious food served in the hotel’s Brunello restaurant. As food was often placed in the centre of a scene and is a theatrical element in many art works of late Renaissance paintings, it is also very often central to a relaxing holiday, especially in Italy.
Chef’s “still life” menu drawing on the origins of the painter offers delicious traditional recipes from the region of Lombardia to enjoy after a day dedicated to following the art trail.
Whether you are an art lover or not, there are many joys to discover in Rome and staying at the historic Regina Hotel Baglioni, built in Liberty style on the via Veneto in 1904 and named after Queen Margaret of Savoy, delivers a combination of legendary Italian hospitality and style, beautifully enhanced by the recent renovation programme completed in 2009.
This prestigious hotel with it’s impeccable service and very central location has a number of attractive short break and weekend packages available all offering different ideas and including accommodation, a delicious buffet breakfast and an upgrade upon availability.