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A Fashion Lover’s Rome with Vogue

Rome is a place where ancient history and contemporary life breezily coexist, where you can sip cocktails at a trendy bar while gazing upon an ancient temple colonnade. Rome continues to inspire and enchant us precisely because of its many faces and forms, and style is an integral part of its allure. On this glamorous Insider Journey, hosted in partnership with Vogue, you will experience the Rome of Italy’s legendary designers through meetings with artisans in their ateliers and behind-the-scenes access to the great houses of Fendi, Bulgari and Valentino. With a dash of romance and magic—and visits to private palazzos to see impressive design collections—the eternal city will reveal its style secrets just for you.

What to Expect

For this special journey, we are thrilled to partner with Vogue, a Condé Nast brand headed by the unrivaled Dame Anna Wintour and the final word in fashion culture—to bring you access to the Italian capital that you won’t find anywhere else:

  • Explore Rome—one of the world’s style capitals—with the most influential voice in fashion culture: Vogue. On this journey, you will enjoy the company of your host, Rickie De Sole, a longtime fashion editor and Vogue’s Head of Fashion Initiatives, and Indagare founder Melissa Biggs Bradley.
  • Enjoy behind-the-scenes tours and VIP receptions at the flagship ateliers of Fendi, Bulgari and Valentino.
  • Go behind closed doors to visit private palazzos and galleries, where you can view priceless art collections.
  • Discover the secrets of traditional Roman craftsmanship on visits with top artisans and designers in their studios.
  • Engage in fun cultural activities, including a city tour by Vespa and a history-focused tour that traces the origins of fashion in the city, going back to ancient times.
  • Connect with fellow fashion lovers and industry influencers over festive meals at Rome’s best restaurants and private clubs.
  • Enjoy accommodations at the lovely Hotel de Russie, part of the Rocco Forte Hotels.
  • Add on a bespoke post-trip extension designed by Indagare’s expert team to Milan, Venice, Florence or beyond.
  • When
    July 14 – 18 and September 25 – 29, 2019
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Type of Traveler
    Style Mavens , Art Lovers , Intellectuals , Ultimate Indulgers

This Journey's Host

Rickie De Sole is the Head of Fashion Initiatives at Vogue, as well as Co-Director of the Women’s Fashion Group at Condé Nast. Prior to her current roles, De Sole was the Fashion Director at W Magazine and the Accessories Director at Vogue, where she also edited the Index section. She has also worked in public relations for Prada and in the fashion department at Vanity Fair. She has served on the boards of Rent the Runway and Thom Browne. Rickie graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. with a Bachelor of Arts in Italian. In addition to her passion for its language, Rickie has a close connection to the country, as her father, Domenico De Sole, is from Rome (as well as the current chairman of Tom Ford International and the former president and CEO of Gucci Group). Rickie has also lived in Florence and visited Milan countless times for fashion week. On this journey, Rickie will share her unique insider’s perspective on the world of Italian couture. You can follow her adventures at home in New York City and around the world on Instagram @rickiedesole.

On this journey, you will also be joined by Indagare’s founder and CEO, Melissa Biggs Bradley.

Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

Trip Details

In preparation for the journey, members will also receive a comprehensive departure package that includes an itinerary, packing list, accommodations overview and other important information.

  • When
    July 14 – 18 and September 25 – 29, 2019
  • Length
    5 days / 4 nights
  • Group Size
    Up to 24 travelers
  • Host
    Vogue's Rickie De Sole and Indagare's Melissa Biggs Bradley
  • From
    $9,500

Includes

  • Four nights’ stay at the Hotel de Russie by Rocco Forte Hotels in a Deluxe or Superior category room.
  • All meals and beverages as indicated in the itinerary
  • All activities and admissions as indicated in the itinerary
  • Expert guide(s) as indicated in the itinerary, including your host, Rickie De Sole, and the services of our Rome partners

Excludes

  • International air transportation to and from Italy, as well as airport transfers
  • Meals not specified and alcoholic beverages other than those included
  • Personal items and expenses, including spa treatments and additional activities
  • All gratuities
  • Liability for changes in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control (change in flights, cancellations, political disturbances, natural phenomena).
Curious to receive the full itinerary and join the trip? Contact us and find out more.

What To Read

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