Hotel Villa Pamphili is an urban oasis on the lush green belt of Rome and one of the few ‘real’ resorts inside the city limits. It starts with the contemporary soul of a city hotel – all sophisticated design and sleek lines – and then adds the carefree, relaxing atmosphere of a resort or a holiday home. The idea is to give guests maximum joie de vivre: a home-away-from-home that is within the urban context yet far from the madding crowd and a place with plenty of space for me-time as well as play-time. Like a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool during the summer, a personalized spa experience, a workout session with our personal trainers (either indoors or out!) or an aperitivo on the Terrazza Pamphili with cool music and an even cooler crowd. The hotel is surrounded by lush parkland on all sides, Maritime pines and Mediterranean flora define the skyline, and a remarkable sense of peace and tranquility radiates from the ancient convent next door. Our privileged location puts us at the edge of Villa Pamphili Park, the largest of its kind in Rome. The gates to the park, literally a stone’s throw from the hotel across via della Nocetta, open onto a real oasis complete with historic villas, ancient monuments, shaded meadows, running trails and almost 7 miles (11 kilometers) of meandering bike paths, ideal for exploring on two wheels. Our location is truly unique, so peaceful and yet within easy reach of the lively Trastevere and Testaccio neighborhoods as well as the Janiculum Terrace and the Vatican City.
1630 Panfilo Pamphilj purchases the estate where the park now stands.
1644-1652 Pope Innocent X (Giovanni Battista Pamphilj) oversees the construction of the "Villa Nuova" complex.
1896-1902 The family chapel is built.
1957 The Italian government purchases its first stake in the estate.
1972 The Villa Pamphili Park is officially opened to the public.
1975 Hotel Villa Pamphili is built.
1980s-90s Popular among celebrities and VIPs, the hotel is considered one of Rome’s most prestigious addresses.
2011 The hotel undergoes its first renovation.
2019-2021 The hotel is transformed thanks to a large-scale, ambitious renovation project.
2021 Hotel Villa Pamphili Roma reopens its doors on July 1st as an exclusive urban resort.
The Hotel & the Renovations
Welcome to Rome, a unique city with a history going back millennia that fascinates people the world over with its culture, music and theater, its colorful sights and world-class shopping, its evenings under the stars. Roma, La Grande Bellezza. Now there is a new way to experience the Eternal City with this urban resort nestled in the peaceful Villa Pamphili Park. Our resort is as unique as the city it calls home, a place that looks to the future without forgetting its past.
The original Hotel Villa Pamphili Roma was built in 1975. In 2020, we started extensive renovations of this historic hotel with interiors designed by the prestigious London firm Dexter Moren Associates. Inside, the vibe is fresh, on trend, playful and polished; outside, at the edge of Villa Pamphili Park, we are immersed in the peaceful Valle Dei Casali at the crossroads of the ancient Roman roads via Aurelia Antica, via della Nocetta and via Vitellia. Ours is a vibrant, picturesque resort immersed in beauty, where guests rediscover timeless, eternal joie de vivre. We have 235 rooms, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a semi-Olympic swimming pool with a sun terrace, a large spa and a conference center as well as the Terrazza Pamphili on the fifth floor, our panoramic rooftop restaurant and bar with lounge music, good vibes and breathtaking views.
in the Eternal City
A green oasis
The inspiration comes from the concept of "urban villa", a place where the contemporary soul typical of the city hotel combines with the leisure vocation of a private home, finding a perfect synthesis.
The concept refers to one of the greatest exponents of Italian design, the one who laid the foundations of the 'way of living architecture' in the post-war period: Gio Ponti, architect who was the first to define interior design by bringing man closer to architecture.
The design approach in Gio Ponti's houses is summed up in the concept of "Joie de Vivre", the result of a detailed work on the articulation of the space that takes into consideration the relationship between inside and outside, optimizing the views.
“Architecture that reflects that measure of serenity that a house is allowed to represent, for those who live there. A joie de vivre, a house whose space is a show offered by the environments that compose it".
The interior design for the hotel was inspired by the grandfather of Italian design and a man who inspired the ‘living architecture’ movement during the post-war period. Gio Ponti, one of the world’s first ‘starchitects’, was a true pioneer who saw interior design as a way of making architecture accessible to the broader public. If there is one phrase that sums up Ponti's design, it is "joie de vivre", a style that appears effortless, but is actually the result of painstaking efforts to create spaces that capitalize on the indoor/outdoor relationship and make the most of the view from every room. For Ponti, architecture should enhance the serenity of its setting and the lives of the residents. This was his idea of joie de vivre: “a house where the individual spaces work together to celebrate the surroundings.” Spaces designed according to precise rules of perspective and light would, he believed, arouse a sense of joy in those who live there. Ponti always felt that light was a fundamental element of design, vibrant and emotive at all times of day until the sun goes down in all its glory.
Our hotel is in the tranquil Valle Dei Casali just outside the Villa Pamphili Park, where the ancient Roman roads Via Aurelia Antica, Via della Nocetta and Via Vitellia come together. At 450 acres (180 hectares), Villa Pamphili Park is the largest park in Rome and one of the only historical estates of its kind to have all its buildings and grounds largely intact. The original owners were the Pamphilj family, who fell in love with this stretch of Roman countryside in the 17th century. After building their first residence, they expanded the estate over time with one splendid building after another, all set against a backdrop of lush landscaping. Mother Nature has always reigned supreme on the estate, which – thanks to the abundance of greenery and fresh air – locals affectionately called “Bel Respiro”. Though within easy reach of the city, the park gives visitors the sensation of being immersed in the Roman countryside. There were several archaeological finds on the estate, among them a richly decorated Roman necropolis with two tombs from the Augustan period that is now displayed at the Museo Nazionale Romano. There are also 7 miles (11 km) of bike paths crisscrossing the park, ideal for exploring its wonders on two wheels.
Peace and Easy Mobility
Map & Surroundings
We are located in a quiet, leafy neighborhood, where beautiful private residences and an ancient convent are nestled in lush vegetation. Just a stone’s throw from the hotel, the gates to Villa Pamphili Park open into one of Rome’s largest parks – a real treasure for visitors and locals alike. The vibrant and popular Trastevere and Testaccio districts are within easy reach, while the Vatican City with St. Peter's Cathedral and the Sistine Chapel is only short drive away.
Our site is elevated compared to the rest of the city, offering breathtaking views of the park. Rome’s biggest attractions, such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum and the Spanish Steps, are easily accessible. The Fiumicino Airport and the Termini Railway Station are both around 30 minutes away by car.
To navigate the city efficiently and easily, you can book various eco-friendly means of transportation directly at the hotel – from scooters to electric cars and a shuttle service – and explore Rome’s must-see sights in the greenest way possible.
Before & After
Villa Pamphili has a long history as one of the Eternal City’s most prestigious hotels. A prominent landmark for guests from near and far, the hotel has always made the most of its privileged location overlooking the largest landscaped park in Rome and the many recreational opportunities it has to offer. Within the property, we make sure the two sides of our coin – leisure and MICE travel – coexist peacefully. Outside the property, on Rome’s western green belt, we are surrounded on all sides by lush parkland with outdoor pursuits galore. The large-scale renovations that started in 2020 made the hotel what it is today – one of the most innovative, avant-garde hotel developments in the capital. We are proud to have Dexter Moren Associates design the interiors, paying tribute to the eternal, timeless art of Italian design and putting its profound, precise principles into practice.
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Valid: From 08/03/2023 To 20/06/2023
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