Rome for all event types

Whether you are planning a classic, modern or quirky itinerary, the Italian capital has a wealth of options to suit.

Rome for all event types
Rome for all event types

CLASSIC

Accommodation: The five-star Ambasciatori Palace hotel features marble floors, and has 30-plus meeting rooms and catering for 2,500-plus delegates. BSI Meetings & Events proposal writer Saffron Elborough also recommends the five-star Rome Cavalieri Hotel, part of the Waldorf Astoria Collection.

Meeting spaces: Villa Miani, which can host 2,000 guests for a reception, has fantastic views, says Sam Robson, director at The Ultimate Event Company. In addition, the Fiera Roma exhibition centre has 50 meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 5,000 delegates.

Incentive activities: Treat delegates to a relaxing dinner cruise down the Tiber, organised by Battali di Roma.

Restaurants and bars: The recently opened Settembrini Restaurant and Cafe mixes the new and the traditional, says EMI Effetto Meetings & Incentives president Chantal Fiorelli. It can seat 40.

MODERN

Accommodation: The newly opened First Hotel has 20 rooms, featuring permanent and temporary exhibitions from various artists in every room, while the Radisson Blu hotel has 232 rooms and a 500m2 conference centre.

Meeting spaces: The 16th-century Chiostro del Bramante is now a renovated modern art venue and meeting centre with space for 1,500. The 2,000m2 Salone delle Fontane, meanwhile, is located in the centre of the EUR district.

Incentive activities: The Auditorium Parco della Musica is a major focal point for music lovers in Rome. Nearby is the Maxxi, the National Museum of 21st-Century Arts designed by the Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid.

Restaurants and bars: The Ducati Caffe is suitable for a dinner for up to 110 people or parties of 200. Guests can enjoy a Ducati pillion ride, says The Ultimate Event Company's Robson.

QUIRKY

Accommodation: Formerly a 19th-century palazzo and then a disco, Leon's Place has 56 rooms and decor includes a black velvet swing hanging from a crystal chandelier in the lobby. Family-owned Hotel Ripa remains one of Rome's unique offerings, with rooms featuring unusual lighting fixtures and modern-style lounge chairs.

Meeting spaces: Cinecitta Studios is a film set that doubles up as an event space, where brands including Gucci and Renault have recently held corporate events. The Teatro Argentina has several event spaces, the largest of which can accommodate up to 720 people.

Incentive activities: Take delegates on a tour of Rome on a Vespa, Roman Holiday-style, organised by Allied International.

Restaurants and bars: Caffe Canova Tadolini is home to sculptor Antonio Canova's work and up to 90 can lunch amid his creations, says EMI's Fiorelli.

DIRECTORY
Rome Convention Centre
Contact: Roberta Oddi
Tel: +39 06 54 51 37 11
Email: r.oddi@romaeur.it
Web: www.eurcongressi.it

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