The First Roma
Blending exquisite contemporary art curated by a local gallery with the elegance and comfort of a delightfully restored 19th-century palace, The First Roma creates quite an impression. Its aesthetic and philosophy capture the vibrancy of Rome’s modern art scene with more than 150 pieces of impressive artwork from the 20th century throughout the hotel — including in each guestroom. The refined, yet homey décor, impeccable service, and creative dining experiences continue the theme, ensuring your relaxation and absolute immersion in modern art before you explore Rome’s iconic galleries and ancient sights.
- Sip cocktails on the rooftop at Acquaroof, overlooking Rome’s spectacular skyline
- Frame your stay with modern art exhibited in the 29 guestrooms and throughout the hotel
- 19th-century architecture meets contemporary style and sumptuous furnishings
- Stay steps away from the world-renowned Galleria Borghese and Vatican City
- Collaborate with your personal shopper and art advisors on your purchases
Some of Italy’s most dynamic artists have their work hanging on the walls of The First Roma, so take your time to explore the art and appreciate their refined appeal. Creativity continues in the hotel’s Michelin-starred seafood restaurant, Acquolina, where the kitchen artfully combines Mediterranean flavors using fresh, authentic ingredients.
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The First Roma mixes 19th-century architecture with modern art and design. The hotel hosts regular exhibitions, and the unique artwork and sculptures really stand out against the striking blue velvet furniture and simple lines of lacquered wood in each of its 29 stylishly decorated guestrooms and suites. Spacious wardrobes, marble bathtubs, iPhone docks, and a carefully curated selection of books are featured in all guestrooms. Suites also offer separate sitting areas, prime views over the city, and Nespresso coffee machines — and in the exceptional Jacuzzi Suite View, a private rooftop Jacuzzi overlooking the city skyline.
The hotel’s cultural manager is happy to share local knowledge to help upgrade your experience of The Eternal City, while the hotel’s personal shopper and art consultant will guide you through your purchases.
Innovative dishes and creative cocktails lead the way at The First Roma's three restaurants and bars. Fine Italian flavors await in magnificent Acquolina restaurant, the Acquaroof garden is a breathtaking spot for a leisurely lunch, and The First Roma’s art-filled Lounge Bar is an intimate setting to indulge in Italian aperitifs.
Acquolina – At The First Roma’s fine-dining seafood restaurant, expect a creative take on Mediterranean cuisine with fresh ingredients and innovative flavor combinations. The contemporary artwork-filled space is light and airy with the sun shining through the skylights.
Acquaroof – Watch the sunset with 360-degree views over the city from the hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge while sipping on an Aperol spritz or margarita. When day turns to night, dine on a light meal of fresh fish, fine meats, and authentic home-cooked pastas.
Lounge Bar – The hotel’s casual drinks space features ambient lighting, soft music, and walls full of intriguing modern art. Stop by for an afternoon tea or coffee and a selection of delicious snacks prepared by the chef, or get your evening off to a stylish start with a cocktail at the bar.
For spa treatments and cardio sessions, you have complimentary access to Luxury Gym Margutta, a five-minute walk from the hotel. Take advantage of the hotel’s personal shopper to recommend purchases from Rome’s many fashion boutiques or ask the hotel’s art-gallery consultant for insight into the hotel’s collection and to assist with your art purchases while in Rome.
The First Roma puts you within easy reach of some of Rome’s main cultural and historic sites, including Villa Borghese and the exhibits at the Galleria Borghese. Book time with the hotel’s knowledgeable cultural manager and explore the Roman monuments and historic sites throughout the city.
Other nearby attractions include:
- Spanish Steps and Piazza del Popolo
- Vatican Museums
- St. Peter’s Basilica
- Bioparco Zoo
- Trevi Fountain
- Piazza di Spagna
The First Roma
On a quiet street near Piazza del Popolo, The First Roma is an ideal base for exploring Rome’s major attractions on foot. The hotel is a short walk away from Piazza di Spagna and the famous Spanish Steps, Via Veneto, and the renowned Navona Square.
Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino International Airport is 19 mi / 31 km away, about a 40-minute drive.
Ciampino – G.B. Pastine International Airport is 12 mi / 19 km away, around 40 minutes by car.
Roma Termini railway station is a 15-minute drive from The First Roma.
Roma Tiburtina station is 20 minutes from the hotel.
The Flaminio station serving line FC3 is a 10-minute walk.
The hotel offers car rental, available for half or full day.