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Park Hotel Villa Grazioli
Grottaferrata (Rome), ItalyEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At Park Hotel Villa Grazioli
Live like an Italian aristocrat in this 16th-century villa in Castelli Romani, where the historic residence and the property's exhibited works—including paintings by Italian masters such as Ciampelli, Carracci, and Panini—are protected under the Ministry of Cultural Goods and Arts.
With both Rome and the countryside of the region known as Castelli Romani at your doorstep, the small province of Grottaferrata (just 15 miles from the city center) is the perfect enclave for those who have already thrown three coins in the Trevi Fountain. Where's the ideal place to rest your head? At the Park Hotel Villa Grazioli, a Small Luxury Hotels of the World property that's surrounded by manicured parklands and has been the private home of many notable families. In fact, it's the paintings and photographs collected by the former owners that make this villa such a standout. Beneath the hotel, two underground passageways link the main villa with the Paggeria and Limonaia outbuildings, where 49 of the 62 rooms are located. (Many have private terraces, garden views, and wood-beamed ceilings.) And although the Abbey of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata is the most famous local landmark, don't forget to tour the property itself: the hotel's Panini gallery features frescoes by Giovani Paolo Panini, which date to the 18th century.
For bustling local culture, visit in summer, when vacationing Romans come to this area seeking cool weather, clean air, and grand lakeside vistas.
The hotel provides a free shuttle to the Rome-bound train station (the commute takes roughly an hour). But don't miss the final evening train; a cab ride back to the hotel will cost almost $100.
Arrive at Ciampino Airport (CIA), which is about 10 miles (20 minutes) from the hotel. Or, you may elect you arrive at Leonardo Da Vinci/Fiumicino Airport (FCO), which is about 30 miles (50 minutes) from the hotel. Transfers are available: €45 each way to/from Ciampino Airport (CIA) or €80 each way to/from Leonardo Da Vinci/Fiumicino Airport (FCO).Via Umbreto Pavoni, 19, Grottaferrata, Lazio, Italy
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Multilingual Staff
- Art Collection
- Outdoor Pool
- Laundry Service
- Wellness Center
- Wireless Internet Access
- Flat-Panel Televisions
- Rollaway Beds
- Air Conditioning
- All hotel taxes and hotel fees
- 2-person occupancy
- Hot American buffet breakfast each morning
- 1/2 liter local wine
- Free parking
- Free shuttle service to/from Frascati railway station
Best Winery: Casale Marchese. Grapes have been grown in the Castelli Romani since 230 B.C., and the estate of Casale Marchese has been beloved by writers, poets, and historians for more than 500 years. Don't miss the DOC varietal Frascati. Read More
Where to Eat: Pagnanelli. Founded in 1882, this family-run restaurant offers commanding views over the crater of Lake Alba. Past celebrity diners include Robert De Niro, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Daniel Day Lewis. Dinner for two $210. Via Antonio Gramsci, 4.
Why Go Now
April - June
Savor a sweet taste of this delicious red fruit
June 24-25, 2011
On the Sunday and Monday following Corpus Christi, the streets of Genzano are carpeted with flowers arranged in exquisite murals. A grand parade passes through the streets
October 2, 2011
Marino Grape Festival
Enjoy complimentary tasting of delightful wines