Name: La Scelta di Goethe
An entire lifetime or longer is needed to explore all the nooks and crannies of Rome. Full of history, art, museums, and gorgeous, one-of-a-kind architecture, the “eternal city” is always waiting to be discovered and re-discovered.
For luxury travellers seeking a sanctuary in the middle of this frenetic city, La Scelta di Goethe is a quiet and absolutely private escape located on the Via del Corso.
The former home of German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe has been lovingly restored and transformed into a series of opulent apartments perfect for history buffs and luxury enthusiasts.
“A luminous and peaceful isle in the heart of Rome,” La Scelta di Goethe translates directly into “the choice of Goethe.”
The whole house consists of two suites, spacious common areas, and two beautiful terraces overlooking a 360º view of Rome. Service is subtle but detail-oriented, and the helpful staff is available to take care of each and every one of your needs.
There are three choices of accommodation at La Scelta di Goethe. You can stay in the sumptuous Trinita dei Monti and the Villa Medici individually, or rent out the entire house for families or groups.
The decor of the apartments combine the historical with the contemporary, though luxury is consistent. Tapestries, romantic libraries, rich woods, polished marble, 19th century furniture, exquisite artwork, and large, modern bathrooms are all elegant features of the La Scelta di Goethe experience.
The Trinita dei Monti suite consists of a bedroom and cozy living room with a library and fireplace. A terrace, featuring an outdoor jacuzzi, is directly accessible from the suite. Breathtaking views stretch from the Pincio and Villa Medici to Trinita dei Monti and Saint Peter’s Dome.
The Villa Medici is an impeccably decorated apartment complete with a magnificent dining room, high-ceilinged living room, a double master bathroom, and a second bedroom with two twin beds. The balcony faces the Basilica of San Carlo and Villa Medici.
All bathrooms in La Scelta di Goethe are equipped with hydro massage showers, Turkish baths, and toiletries supplied by Santa Maria Novella, an ancient perfumery in Florence. Bedding is soft and of the highest thread count, and you will sink into the mattresses like a cloud.
Breakfast at La Scelta di Goethe is a highlight that will not soon be forgotten, and is presented on the rooftop terrace along with a panoramic view. Food is locally sourced and varies with availability, but fresh breads, espresso, berries, yogurt, muesli, and meats and cheeses are all regularly served in a diverse, continental selection.
With your home base right in the heart of Rome, there is not much you cannot do. Exceptional dining, shopping, museums, and architecture are all just a step away from your lodging.
The staff at La Scelta di Goethe is also happy to arrange tailored activities throughout the course of your stay. A dinner prepared by one of the best chefs in Rome, wine tasting with well-versed sommeliers, shopping tours with personal shoppers, limousine service, city helicopter tours, and private visits to museums and art exhibitions can all be arranged at the snap of a finger.
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