What people have said about our villa

“The villa lives up to and exceeds all expectations for comfort, service, aesthetics and dreams. A great supportive ambience for the yoga retreat, plenty of space to find a quiet nook, should you wish, fresh and healthy food and a great ambience. For all those looking for something extraordinary.” Kristina Bramstorp

“The house itself is stunning – a historic cardinal’s villa set in extensive grounds, beautiful gardens and complete with ancient Roman ruins. It has evidently been carefully restored recently and has a wonderful feel to it. There’s a combination of grandeur with high ceilings, fine furnishings, paintings and wall hangings, and yet a reassuringly homely feel with attention to detail throughout. For example, when we arrived, the beds had been made up and the towels laid out with sprigs of fresh lavender. The bedrooms and bathrooms are all well equipped and the rooms are all spacious. There are plenty of power sockets and you can access the internet in most of the rooms and in parts of the garden. There is also a wonderful sense of light throughout the house, and the tall pines, palm trees and orange trees that surround the house mean that you can hardly believe that you are so close to the city centre.

This place is truly magical and perfect for a group with a few days to spend in this fantastic city. Isabel Lovell

“Loved the whole experience. The villa’s owner Marina and her staff were amazing and I felt like I was staying with friends. The villa itself was lovely and had so much character. The accommodation was clean and fresh and the bed super comfortable. The food was delicious, fresh and authentic. I would definitely recommend this villa and I look forward to returning one day soon.”  Karen Brown

“This historic property is a perfect place to stay, one that exceeded all our expectations! This residence is beautiful, convenient, comfortable, spacious, and lush – and offers a very cool combination of ancient authenticity and modern amenity. It allowed us not just to visit Rome (and check off the boxes, although we did!), but really embrace the city by investigating insider-track places, thanks to the affable, energetic, insightful and organized owner, Marina. Her many outstanding suggestions to us regarding optimal sites, restaurants, and timing and tips were enormously helpful. We developed an itinerary, and she and her excellent local assistant, Stefania, vetted it to make sure we nailed the right combination of touring pace and time. And, importantly, we RELAXED, spending a few amazing evenings together at the Villa, just hanging out and enjoying its gorgeous space and one another.  For anyone who appreciates an authentic and historic ambiance, look no further. You will experience Rome as an Emperor yourself, but with better linens and modern appliances! While the Villa is, indeed, magical, what made this visit sing was the incredibly helpful, resourceful, detail-oriented, and dedicated (but not intrusive) staff. In addition to all the advice and on-call help, they arranged all the transportation. Stefania was instantly reachable and she and the wonderful local caretaker, Francesco, were incredibly helpful. Knowing that our time in Rome was short, they cared and wanted each day (whether it was central Rome, the Colosseum, the Vatican, or Herculaneum) to go smoothly for us.  Marina and her staff, particularly Stefania, were there for us every step of the way, from helping us with a forgotten passport and delivering (after another long touring day) the most incredible, homemade minestrone soup we have ever had.” Denise Clinton