Trip In    Rome

Roma Privata

November 1–8, 2021

Trip Description

From classical villas to artist studios, and historic gardens to private art collections, this seven-day tour introduces the Eternal City in its private aspect, culminating in visits to spectacular residences not open to the public.


• Palazzo Massimo di Pirro, received by Gianluca and Eleonora Semmola • The studio of artist Luigi Ontani, the former studio of Canova • Casino dell’Aurora Ludovisi, received by Principessa Boncompagni Ludovisi • The atelier of Soledad Twombly • Casa Franchetti, a post-war Italian art collection • The studio of artist Pietro Ruffo • Castello Ruspoli at Vignanello • A renowned private collection of contemporary art • A private villa in the heart of Rome • The Papal Villa and gardens in Castel Gandolfo • A garden in the Roman countryside designed by Dan Pearson • A private collection of 20th-century artist books, received by Duca Giovanni Aldobrandini • Palazzo Colonna, the Galleria and private apartments of Principessa Isabelle • A private island on Lake Bolsena • Other carefully selected destinations in and around Rome

What’s Included

Cost to Participate (per traveler based on double occupancy)
  • Total cost per traveler: €6.700,00 ($7,913.30 as of July 26, 2021)
  • Single supplement for seven (7) nights: €1.347,50 (approx. $1,591.61)
What’s Included
  • Hotel accommodation for seven (7) nights (including breakfast) at the Hotel De Russie in Rome in Classic Room double occupancy (upgrades available; see below)
  • Luncheons and dinners as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Guided tours and private visits as described in the itinerary, with expert guides throughout the journey
  • Transportation by two (2) private minibuses according to the itinerary
  • A leather-bound booklet with the detailed itinerary for each traveler
  • All taxes
Not Included
  • Airfare
  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel (arrival)
  • Transfer from the hotel to the airport (departure)
  • Personal and/or travel insurance (private travel insurance covering cancellation is strongly recommended but not provided by A Private View of Italy)
  • Meals at leisure or not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Extra nights
  • Extra costs at the hotel
Optional Upgrades at the Hotel De Russie
  • Upgrade to Deluxe Room* for seven (7) nights: €2.348,50 (approx. $2,773.70)
  • Upgrade Superior Deluxe Room* for seven (7) nights: €2.733,50 (approx. $3,228.40)
  • Upgrade to Junior Suite* per room for seven (7) nights: €5.582,50 (approx. $6,592.65)

*Upon availability

Join us in Rome

To confirm your participation, please complete the two-step registration process:

1. Make a fully tax-deductible donation of $1500.00 to Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation. Our online donation portal accepts payments by credit card, bank transfer, and Google Pay.



2. Complete and sign the Registration Form and Terms & Conditions and return to A Private View of Italy along with your deposit or full payment.


Please submit to:

Giulia Oppia
Event Organizer
A Private View of Italy

(For telephone and fax numbers, please see below.)


Soane Travels to Rome Details and Registration

Giulia Oppia
Event Organizer
A Private View of Italy
+39 06 4741985 / +39 06 4821120
Fax +39 06 4742033

Soane Foundation Donation & Soane Travels Program

Michael Diaz-Griffith
Executive Director
Sir John Soane’s Museum Foundation
Office + 1 212 655-7626
Mobile + 1 646 740-1976


Covid-19 Notice

A Private View of Italy is committed to safety and an unparalleled travel experience. If it appears likely that a substantial portion of the itinerary cannot be completed, preventing travelers, the hotel, or A Private View of Italy from fulfilling their obligations as defined in the Registration Form and Terms & Conditions, the journey will be rescheduled for a future date within 12 months of November 2021. Rendered deposits and prepayments will be credited toward the rescheduled journey. In the event of a postponement, A Private View of Italy withholds the right to increase/decrease the cost of the rescheduled journey by up to 12% due to potential fluctuations in the cost of goods and services. Private travel insurance is strongly recommended but not provided by A Private View of Italy.

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