Secrets of the City

Hotel de Russie, a Rocco Forte hotel
Rome, Italy

Pablo Picasso visited Hotel de Russie in 1917 for his first visit in Rome with the French poet Jean Cocteau. They lived in the Eternal City for three months to work on Parade, the first cubist ballet, created with Sergej Diaghilev and his Russian Ballet. Hotel de Russie paid tribute to the Spanish artist by naming one of its signature suites the “Picasso Suite”.