A unique Christmas offer


Book and stay by 27 Dec 2017




Before starting your countdown to Christmas, have you ever asked yourself when this all started? 

The tradition of exchanging gifts during Christmas has remote origins that are based in ancient Rome. Banquets were held in honor of the Saturn God where people used to exchange good wishes and symbolic gifts such as were fruit, wine, cheese and terracotta statuettes. A little like today, kids used to receive gifts from Goddess Strenia, an ancient Pagan figure, a minor deity of the Roman Pantheon, which provided sweets of marzipan, toys and puppets of wood or precious metals.  It all sounds a lot like Santa Claus, right?

The First and Michelin Star Chef, Alessandro Narducci, are revisiting this ancient Pagan celebration and will inspire your festivities with an exclusive menu.

This Christmas, enjoy this special offer celebrating Saturnalia, the Roman Christmas at The First:
  • Applicable on the following room categories: Prestige Room, Junior Suite, Art Suite, The First Suite, Jacuzzi Suite, Jacuzzi Suite with View
Food and Drinks
  • Luxury daily buffet breakfast
  • Bottle of Champagne in room upon arrival
  • Michelin Star Christmas Dinner for two at Acquolina with a Saturnalia inspired menu on Dec 24th (beverages excluded)
  • Gifts left in room by Goddess Strenia during your stay
Subject to availability. Minimum 2-night stay. Prices per room, exclusive of VAT. City tax of 7 euros per person per night excluded. Cancellation deadline is December 18th, 2017, in order to avoid 100% penalty. No shows and early departures will be charged one night.Extra nights available on request. A limited number of connecting suites for two adults and two children is available. Extra beds available (Art Suites and First Suites only) for 77.00 euros per night, excluding Dinner and food and beverage costs. Complimentary cribs available upon request. Additional food and drinks will be charged to your room account. Credit card guarantee required for booking.
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