Experience the best culture of Europe in the off-season with Rocco Forte Hotels

Rocco Forte Hotels has launched Forte Escapes, a programme of enticing off-season offers allowing travellers to see fascinating European cultural experiences at the best time of year when there are no crowds.

Travel experts and tastemakers don’t visit landmark European cities in the summer when the crowds are at its highest. Instead, they take advantage of the winter season to journey off peak, at their own pace, free to roam and explore as they please. There is no need to pre-book museums and restaurants, fight your way across historical bridges and popular markets, or wake at dawn to beat the heat and crowds. The off-season is a time for slow and enjoyable travel and Forte Escapes conveniently combines the best room rates and cultural offerings of each city.

Rocco Forte Escapes is available in all its European city hotels giving guests the convenience of curated personalised travel experiences that range from admiring the beauty and grace of the Russian ballet in St Petersburg to an unforgettable evening at the opera when staying at Hotel de Rome in Berlin. See one of the finest Van Gogh exhibition ever displayed in Europe when staying at Villa Kennedy in Frankfurt or visit the Pablo Picasso exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts in London – across the street from Brown’s Hotel. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or a longer journey of discovery, the off-season escapes are for those in the know, who travel in style, whatever the weather.  

Rocco Forte Hotels

Established by Sir Rocco Forte and sister, Olga Polizzi in 1996, Rocco Forte Hotels is a collection of 13 individual hotels and resorts. All of the hotels are landmarks, both old and new, occupying magnificent buildings in exceptional locations. Led by a family who has been in hospitality for four generations, the hotels are united by their distinctive approach to service ensuring guests experience the best of the cities and surrounding areas.


Rocco Forte Hotels comprises: Hotel de la Ville, Hotel de Russie and Rocco Forte House, Rome; Hotel Savoy, Florence; Verdura Resort, Sicily; Masseria Torre Maizza, Puglia; The Balmoral, Edinburgh; Brown’s Hotel, London; The Charles Hotel, Munich; Villa Kennedy, Frankfurt; Hotel de Rome, Berlin; Hotel Amigo, Brussels and Hotel Astoria, St Petersburg.


Future openings: The Westbund Hotel, Shanghai and Villa Igiea, Palermo in 2020