Villa del Cardinale in Rocca di Papa
The Villa del Cardinale, immersed in the greenery of a centuries-old park on the coast of Lake Albano, is rich in art and archeology.
The authentic style and historical atmosphere that distinguish it have been preserved, but combined with modern and refined elements.
The 20 rooms in the Villa and the 14 in the Borghetto are equipped with every comfort.
Among the strengths, the "express" cuisine: each menu consists of a careful selection of dishes from the Italian tradition and enhanced by the Chef's choices. The elegant halls and the evocative outdoor spaces host up to 240 people.
The conference rooms, equipped with natural light and basic technical equipment, host up to 170 people; numerous and welcoming are the internal and external spaces, rooms and terraces, which enjoy a beautiful view of the lake.
Along the property there are several buildings (the Villa, the Borghetto, the Stables and Punta San Michele) that lend themselves to the organization of every type of Event, meeting and reception.
The history of the Villa del Cardinale
The Villa was built in 1629 by Cardinal Gerolamo Colonna on the land given him by Pope Urban VIII Barberini, who loved these places to practice his great passion: hunting. The structure is the work of the architect Antonio Del Grande, who is also attributed the Cathedral of Rocca di Papa and the Church of San Barnaba in Marino.
The entire complex stands on the remains of a patrician villa, the traces of which are still evident today: columns, capitals and friezes dot the entire perimeter of the property. According to historical sources, Roman consuls and condottieri reached this place to start the Feriae Latinae, festivities dedicated to Jupiter Laziale for the victories achieved in battle.
With Prince Egidio, the third son of the Colonna family and the Cardinal's younger brother, the Villa began to welcome illustrious guests. The Prince, in fact, used to organize large parties in honor of the papal court of Castel Gandolfo, offering all his hospitality to the various Popes who followed one another in the seventeenth century.
In this place, every stone, every shadow keeps jealous memories away and the Villa, thanks to its history and its architectural and natural beauties, still reflects the thought of Petrolini, who called it "the most beautiful of the Castelli Romani villas" .
The services of the Villa del Cardinale, Castelli Romani
Reception 24 H
Paths and itineraries for walks
Shuttle service on request
In the rooms: bathroom, TV, minibar