Villa Spalletti Trivelli, Italy

From Bernini fountains and Michelangelo sculptures peppering the historic streets to ornate Baroque piazzas and towering Renaissance basilicas, Rome is a goldmine of art and architectureThursday, 3 November 2016

By National Geographic Traveller The Collection

From Bernini fountains and Michelangelo sculptures peppering the historic streets to ornate Baroque piazzas and towering Renaissance basilicas, Rome is a goldmine of art and architecture. Throw in ancient ruins, world-class museums, a buzzy cafe culture and a lively al fresco dining scene at traditional trattorias, and it’s easy to see why travellers are captivated by the Eternal City.

Tucked away in the heart of the capital, Villa Spalletti Trivelli is just a stone’s throw from Palazzo del Quirinale and Via Nazionale, and only steps from the iconic Trevi Fountain. The intimate bolthole contains just a dozen guest rooms and a handful of suites and apartments that are sure to delight history buffs — replete with antique furnishings, prints and paintings belonging to the villa’s aristocratic owners.

Overlooking the Palace’s public gardens are a pair of Garden Suites, featuring a marble bathroom stocked with organic toiletries, and two apartments, which each come with two bedrooms, spacious living rooms and a private terrace, plus a kitchen for those who want to rustle up meals themselves.

With intricate tapestries hanging from butter-hued walls, polished oak and walnut floors, dark-wood bookshelves and crackling fireplaces, the hotel’s communal areas are cosy and inviting. Guests can also retreat to the wood-panelled library with a book or unwind in the drawing room with a tipple from the bar.

On warmer days, the villa’s peaceful gardens and sun terrace are the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the city; make a beeline for the rooftop terrace to wallow in the whirlpool baths or sip a cocktail at the outdoor bar.

Alternatively, guests can head to the Beauty Lounge Spa to book a holistic treatment based on ancient traditions and rituals, enriched with cutting-edge wellness practises. As well as a hammam, tepidarium, sauna and relaxation room, there’s a 24-hour gym for round-the-clock training, or sessions can be booked with an expert in-house trainer.

Don’t miss

Take a day trip to Pomario, the family’s Umbrian estate, where a trio of high-quality wines and a delicious olive oil are produced

Need to know

Key Facilities

• 12 rooms, 2 garden suites, 2 apartments
• Free in-room mini-bar
• Free hosted bar
• Gym
• Rooftop terrace with hot tubs
• Spa, with Turkish bath, tepidarium, steam room, relaxation area
• 24-hour fitness area
• Personal trainer on request

Contact Information

villaspallettitrivelli.com
T: +39 06 4890 7934
E: info@villaspallettitrivelli.com

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