Set amidst the breathtaking Tusculum Hills overlooking Rome, Villa Grazioli is a 16th century architectural masterpiece situated in a sprawling 15,000 sq. meter Italianate park of oak and cedar. The villa dates back to 1580 when it was built by Cardinal Antonio Carafa in a style inspired by Villa Farnesina in Rome. Ownership of the villa ultimately passed into the hands of various noble families of the Castelli Romani area, during which time the villa became richly decorated with artworks by Italian Masters of the 16th and 17th century, which can still be admired in the villa’s opulent halls and salons. Today the villa is a four-star luxury accommodation where guests can enjoy the ambiance and charm of an aristocratic country villa of the Castelli Romani.
A decade-long restoration returned Villa Grazioli to its original splendor, where key attributes of the property, such as 16th century architectural details, breathtaking frescoes, and lush gardens, were lovingly refurbished to retain the character of its heritage. The hotel offers 62 spacious guests rooms distributed across the main villa and two adjoining villete gracefully flanking the main house. Guest rooms have all been renovated to include contemporary amenities to balance the antique with the modern, while featuring elegant traditional Italian furnishings and charming details like fine tile work, wood beam ceilings, abundant natural sunlight, and an airy decor. Room amenities include roomy modern bathrooms, LCD television with satellite programming, air conditioning, WiFi and room service. Standout property highlights include a lovely outdoor swimming pool, classical gardens, and a celebrated gourmet restaurant serving cuisine influenced by Rome and the Castelli Romani in a refined ambiance of warmth and sophistication.