Villa Spalletti Trivelli
Like staying with a noble family
What it is
A century-old private villa with a listed library and museum-like interiors.
What it isn't
Fully full-service: There’s no room service, and lunch and dinner must be arranged in advance.
What we think
An air of classicism runs through this century-old pied-à-terre brimming with period interiors and antique prints accrued over a century by the illustrious Spalletti family. The 14 rooms and suites have subtle cornicing and architraving, original parquet floors and a host of original, olden-day artwork. Pride of place belongs to the hotel’s library, a mahogany-paneled jewel with a fireplace and Count Spalletti Trivelli’s original collection of tomes. It’s not all splendid interiors, however: The villas has a rooftop with shaded sun-loungers and jacuzzis, extensive private gardens, and an extensive wellness center inspired by ancient bathing traditions.
You're here because
When in Rome, you want to live like a Roman. Which means a hotel that feels like a private home, where you can come back from a day of sightseeing to a deep leather sofa and a 1904 copy of Dante’s Inferno.
Perusing the many shelves of Count Spalletti Trivelli’s collection as the birch-smoke from the fireplace perfumes your glass of Barbera. A marbled first-edition intrigues you, so you recline into a plush club chair and start fingering through its gorgeously-printed pages. Ah, if only you could read Italian.
Restaurants & Bars
Rooftop Bar - simple salads, sandwiches, and homemade gelato with a range of classic spirits, wines, and prosecco.
On the historic Via Piacenza in the Quirinal District, 20 minutes from Rome’s Termini station and 35 from Fiumicino. The villa is placed perfectly for sightseeing, with the Trevi Fountain just five minutes by foot and the Capitoline, Pantheon and Colosseum only 15 minutes.