Surely, some will react to the lifting of the social-distancing restrictions with reasonable caution—which we would certainly applaud for its careful pragmatism. But alas, we fear we may ourselves be overcome with an irrational exuberance, especially where travel is concerned.
Considering the particular level of devastation the coronavirus has wrought on Italy, when things do get back to some sense of normalcy, they will need us more than ever. And something about the very idea of returning to the Eternal City, just might begin to psychologically ease us away from our close brush with mortality—considering its overarching aura of immortality.
A good start to planning that first post-quarantine trip would certainly be scheduling some manner of glorious epicurean splurge. And what better place in Rome than the extravagantly luxurious Hotel Hassler (a member of The Leading Hotels of the World) at which to accomplish just that? To that end, the city’s plushest sleep has just announced a rare and generous offer at its exalted rooftop restaurant Imago.
Having debuted a full five years before Fellini’s 1960 classic La Dolce Vita, the Michelin-starred eatery has also far outlasted the fleeting fashionability of the nearby Via Veneto. To this day, a six-course dinner is yet one of Europe’s most coveted dining experiences—which can now be purchased in advance for just €250 Euro for two people of obviously impeccable taste, as opposed to the normally lofty price tag of €200 per head. Included are wine and aperitifs, to sublimely complement such delectable menu items as Red Mullet w/ Foie Gras & Pomegranate, and Sea Urchin w/ Saffron Risotto, Clementine & Bone Marrow.
Of course, there’s no charge for the glorious view from your elegant table perched just above the Piazza di Spagna…a view which sometimes seems as if it stretches all the way to Milan. Afterwards, retire to one of the equally stately room just downstairs—in which the likes of Gwyneth, J-Lo and David Becks have previously slept. We hope to see you there.