Perched on a pastoral hill overlooking Rome’s enchanting cityscape, Park Hotel Villa Grazioli is a commanding tribute to 16th century aristocratic Italian architecture. Built in 1580 by Cardinal Antonio Carafa, this Small Luxury Hotels of the World affiliate has been lovingly restored and converted into a dazzling work of art, memorable for its hand painted frescoes, sweeping Tyrrhenian Sea views, and living museum atmosphere.

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Park Hotel Villa Grazioli is a masterpiece of 16th century art, history, and culture, with each of its 62 gilded apartments fit for a noble. Enveloped in a subtly elegant and traditional country chic style, many rooms feature ultra modern en-suite bathrooms and private terraces facing the Hill of Tuscolo or Rome. The Paggeria and Limonaia rooms are located in restored cottages dating back to the 18th century and are connected to the 13 exclusive Villa suites by way of grand underground corridors lined in candelabras.

Life at Park Hotel Villa Grazioli is focused on leisurely past times. Hours can be spent simply strolling or riding through the surrounding parklands of lemon trees and Italian gardens or wandering inside from room to room admiring the ornate gallery of Ciampelli and Carracci Italian masters. Coated in beautiful, centuries-old frescoes, the villa’s original decor has been painstakingly restored to its former glory, the highlight of which must be the floor-to-ceiling 1736 Pannini fresco—the only surviving work bearing his signature. Another quiet pleasure is dining at Acquaviva, a lovely four-room restaurant serving sophisticated Mediterranean and Roman specialties like spaghetti alla chitarra and grilled lamb with Cacio cheese. In the summers, the restaurant moves outdoors to the hanging garden where the city of Rome illuminates as the sun departs beyond the horizon.

Villa Grazioli is surrounded by beautiful woods, meadows, and lakes, as well as a lovely outdoor swimming pool wrapped in nature. And while golfing and water sports are all nearby, the true allure of Park Hotel Villa Grazioli is its idyllic Castelli Romani setting. This region is renowned not only for its natural beauty but also for its rich history and food culture. In a single day, guests can visit the volcanic lakes of Nemi and Albano and still have time for wine tasting at the infamous Frascati vineyards. And, of course, no visit to this corner of the world would be complete without excursions to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Tivoli and the breathtaking architectural marvels of the Eternal City of Rome—both of which are only minutes away from Park Hotel Villa Grazioli.

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