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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Rebecca Winke

A rare place to stay on the Aventine – a very peaceful district in central Rome – this 19th-century villa was thoroughly remodeled in 2006.

Rooms are lavish, featuring original woodwork, marble baths, and sumptuous yet contemporary Baroque furnishings and fabrics.

There’s not much in the way of amenities for a four-star property, but it does have a lovely courtyard garden. Breakfast and afternoon tea are served there to the accompaniment of birdsong. There’s no restaurant, though there are many excellent ones nearby.

It has a lovely, tranquil feel, away from the hurly-burly of Rome; yet the hotel is within walking distance of many city sights. It’s a lovely choice for couples who want to combine Rome with romance and relaxation.

Surrounding area

The hotel overlooks a peaceful piazza and Benedictine abbey on the Aventine, the southernmost of Rome’s Seven Hills, where the quiet streets are dotted with diplomatic residences, walled gardens and some of Rome’s most ancient churches. The hill is famous for its beautiful views over the Circus Maximus and Palatine.

From the hotel it’s a 10-minute walk to the lively district of Testaccio with restaurants and clubs, or 20 minutes to central Rome.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Palatine Hill

Rome, Lazio, Italy[1 miles]

A mythic hill, once home to sumptuous imperial palaces including the House of Tiberius, Temple of Cybele, Nero’s revolving dining room and the Domus Flavia. Also go for the views over the Circus Maximus.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Capitoline Museums

Rome, Lazio, Italy[1.2 miles]

Three museums on one complex, founded in 1471, packed with ancient Roman, Greek and Egyptian statues. Look out for the Capitoline Wolf and the statue of Marcus Aurelius.

Best for ages: 18+ | £12

Roman Forum

Rome, Lazio, Italy[1.2 miles]

An archaeological treasure map packed with Rome’s most ancient shrines, temples, and landmarks – the Forum was the heart, soul and nerve centre of the ancient Roman Empire.

Best for ages: 18+ | £15

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The Colosseum

Rome, Lazio, Italy[1.4 miles]

Built by Emperor Vespasian in the 1st Century AD, Rome’s magnificent and iconic Colosseum, steeped in gory gladiatorial history is a must-see. Let the games begin!

Best for ages: 8+ | £14

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Knights of Malta Monastery keyhole

Knights of Malta Monastery keyhole

Rome, Lazio, Italy[0.1 miles]

Peer through the keyhole on Aventine Hill to admire the perfectly framed vista of the dome of St. Peter’s. The view encompasses three nations: the Italian State, the Priory and the Vatican.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Ponte Fabricio, the oldest bridge in Rome over the Tiber River

Ponte Fabricio

Rome, Lazio, Italy[1 miles]

Spanning the Tiber from Campus Martius to Tiber Island, this is the oldest bridge in Rome. Commissioned by Lucius Fabricius, then curator of roads, it has been in constant use since its construction in 62 BC.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Arch of Titus

Arch of Titus

Rome, Lazio, Italy[1.2 miles]

Located on the Via Sacra, just southeast of the Forum, the Arch of Titus was built in 82 AD by Emperor Domitian. It has inspired other triumphal aches around the world since, most notably the Arc de Triomphe.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Arch of Constantine

Arch of Constantine

Rome, Lazio, Italy[1.3 miles]

Located between the Colosseum and Palatine, the triumphal arch – the Arch of Constantine – was built by Emperor Constantine in AD 315. Art was at a nadir: most of the carvings were pilfered off earlier monuments.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Lazio, Italy

The Eternal City – 2,000 extraordinary years of glory, greatness and triumph – and decadence, murder and destruction – evidenced by some of the world’s most iconic, must-see monuments and museums.

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