The fictional character, born from the pen of the French writer in 1844, had rented room 206 during his stay in Rome
The Hotel de Russie, renowned Roman address of the group Rocco Forte Hotels in the heart of the capital, celebrates the arrival of summer by paying homage to the illustrious French writer and playwright Alexandre Dumas with a show and a new signature cocktail in paper dedicated to Count of Montecristo and his stay at the Hotel de Russie, on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the writer’s death (1802-1870).
In Dumas’ 1844 novel, it is in Rome that the Count of Montecristo under this name and it is always in the Eternal City that the main protagonist appears in all its breadth and depth. Known in the first part of the novel under the name of Edmond Dantès in Marseille, then under the pseudonym of Sinbad The Sailor of the Isle of Montecristo, in Rome the Count frequents high society, the Opera and the lounges of the most prestigious buildings. Meet the two friends Franz d’Epinay and the Viscount de Morcef during the phenomenal Carnival of Rome and rent a room on the second floor of the Hotel de Russie with a view of Piazza del Popolo to attend the events, sometimes terrible and sometimes exuberant, which were held.
The exhibition “In the footsteps of the Count Di Montecristo in Rome” will be inaugurated on June 21st all ore 12 in the presence of Professor Jocelyn Fiorina curator of the exhibition and of the artists Carlo Rispoli e Simon Clavière-Schiele. To do the honors of the house will be Marco Filippi, Director of the Hotel, who will reveal to the guests room 206 on the second floor where the Count of Montecristo spent intense moments.
From the next June 21st and up to Friday 2 July, from 10am to 9pm, in the Sala Diaghilev of the hotel it will be possible to admire the following works: a faithful reproduction of the pages of the original manuscript dedicated to the passage of the Count of Montecristo to the Hotel de Russie, the splendid themed watercolors and the comic strips made by the artist Carlo Rispoli, the creations of Simon Clavière-Schiele depicting the portrait of Alexandre Dumas and General Dumas who inspired the traits of the character of The Count of Monte Cristo.
The menu of the famous Bar Stravinskij is also enriched with a new cocktail to pay homage to the Count of Montecristo: intense flavors for a drink based on cognac, rum, a Pedro Ximenez fortified wine, vermouth, homemade aromatic bitters, coffee infusion and dates for finishing.
Finally, the Hotel de Russie is one of the 11 stages of the route “In the footsteps of the Count of Monte Cristo in Rome” created by Jocelyn Fiorina as part of the initiatives dedicated to the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the writer’s death. A narrating voice and selected music to this they will revive some of the intriguing events of the novel and accompany the most curious on a walk through the most iconic Roman environments of Dumas’s masterpiece.