8km to Rome Centre, Wonderful 10 Bedroom Villa, Wifi,All Facilities,Great Garden(47 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:1-3 nights
- Property type:Villa
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
16th century villa just outside Rome, selected by Homeaway as top level property
This is a very special home, originally a 1st Century AD Roman residence (there are archaeological remains in the upper garden that form part of the National Collection of Archeology ain the archives of the Museo Altemps in the centre of Rome, near Piazza Navona). We have a document with full historical documentation at the villa available for our guests. The Villa has undergone several changes, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, through to the 18th Century, when the Villa became the hunting lodge of a Cardinal from the Torlonia family, hence the name Il Cardinale. This wonderful residence has four units that can be rented together or separately. Its highlights are the two elegant reception rooms, a wonderful portico, patio, terrace and garden. There are three kitchens, two luxury master bedrooms, both with antique fireplaces, one with a bed that is bigger than a super king size bed (a Caesar size bed!), an en-suite bathroom (with a jacuzzi bath tub) and its own large terrace. One of the other very large double en-suite large bedrooms has a bathroom with shower and access to the portico, patio and garden on the ground floor. There is a further beautiful en-suite bedroom as well as three more bedrooms on the upper floor. The upstairs sitting room has a lovely antique fireplace.
There are several areas for outdoor eating under spectacular Roman pine trees.
There is also a vegetable garden that is looked after by our 'ortolano', Raffaele.
On the ground floor, down a ceramic and marble staircase, there are two large reception rooms, each with a traditional fireplace, travertine marble floors, and high ceilings. One of the reception rooms, boasting two ancient Egyptians columns with Roman capitels, can be used as a dining or sitting room.
There is a very spacious kitchen, with a professional 'Ilve' gas cooker, and a large electric thermo-convection oven ideal and cooking/grilling plates for cooking at very high level.
The kitchen has a large fireplace perfect for roasting food or sitting around sipping a glass of good wine. The cellar, which is also off the kitchen, is stocked with excellent Italian wines that can be purchesed by our guests.
The rear kitchen door opens onto a functioning bread/pizza oven and a small fountain.The pizza-oven area is lit and has a seating area that allows for fun evenings for children and families making pizza. We can provide a 'pizzaiolo' to make the pizza for you.
Behind the kitchen there is a further single bedroom, with its own shower room (and separate entrance by the pizza oven).
The lower garden is wonderful, with a patio, and a portico that allow for outdoor dining, and entertaining. At one end of the large patio there is a built-in brick large barbecue and a fountain, garden lights and space for entertaining for up to 200 people. We also have an area in the lower garden that functions as a badminton court, and we provide all the necessary for playing badminton. There is a ping-pong table in the upper garden.
All around there are fruit trees and wonderfully secluded areas of the garden.
Il Cardinale is ideal for lovers of style and space in the close vicinity of Rome.
Own car recommended. However there is also public transport, two buses, 5 minutes walk away, and a train from the Settebagni station to Stazione Tiburtina and other stops in the centre of Rome only 7 minutes drive away.
There is an additional property in the upper garden. This is a lovely cottage with two further double bedrooms, shower room, kitchen, and, in one of the two rooms, a 'reversable', ingenious fireplace that can be used indoors or outdoors for cooking whilst sitting in the reserved area overlooking the vegetable garden.
The lower garden can accommodate parking for up to 10 cars. Upon special request more cars can be accommodated in the adjecent parking area that belongs to the restaurant.
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- 450 m²
- Max. occupancy 20
- Events Allowed
We have had many children stay at the villa. We have three fully equipped cots and three high chairs. There is a wimming pool for children and a playgorund up at the tennis club, only 5 minuts from the villa....moreless
- Non Smoking Only
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Optional
- Car Available
- Daily Maid Service
- Private Chef
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Wheelchair Accessible
Bedrooms: 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, Beds for 14-20
Bathrooms: 7 Bathrooms
- One of the bathroom has a jacuzzi bath tub
- We work with an event and wedding planner who works on a top international level. We specialize in organising events, weddings, catering or a simple dinner at the Villa, as well as a pizza night, ideal for children, using our own pizza/bread oven. We can also plan your guided trip to Rome in one or two limousine, each carrying up to 7 people. We also regularly organise great yoga retreats with internationally renouned teachers and we are happy to welcome more teachers and more yoga retreats. Plese see reviews. ...moreless
- Books For Adults
- Books For Kids
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- MP3 Dock
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Coin Laundry
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Horseback Riding
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Near The Ocean
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Child's Highchair
This is a large dining room on the ground floor. ideal for meals with family or friends, in front of the fireplace, or also for business meetings. TV monitors can be connected to computers. ...moreless
- Dining Room
- Seating for 14 people
- Baby Gate
- Basic Soaps
- Computer Available:
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Free Local Calls
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Laundry Soap
We provide you with all linen of very high quality (Frette in Piazza di Spagna, an Cesari in Piazza del Popolo. For the Super King Size bed we can offer you special silk linen upon request!...moreless
- Living Room:
- Local Maps
- Mosquito Magnet
There is enough room to park up to 10 cars in the front of the garden. If you are holding events or a wedding, we can organise for more cars to be parked in the parking area of the restaurant opposite...moreless
- 4 Ring Stove
- Coffee Maker:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Garbage Disposal
- Gourmet Kitchen
- Pantry Items:
- Beach Towels
- Beach Umbrellas
- Deck / Patio:
- Deck Furniture
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Lawn / Garden
- Outdoor Furniture
- Outdoor Grill:
- Porch Furniture
- Water Sports Gear:
Pool / Spa
There is a swimming pool at a tennis club 10 minutes walk from the villa. Our guests may use it paying directly €12 per day at the club. We are planning to have a swimming pool at the villa in 2016....moreless
- Housekeeper Optional
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 7 - Jan 11, 2018
1 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 14 guests; add $103 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $1,034.89
- Utilities, cleaning $646.81
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE NIGHTLY RATE WILL INCREASE IN 2016 to £1600.
The price quoted is for the whole villa. A portion of the villa can be rented for a lower price.
A security deposit of 50% is required at the time of booking the property. This can be paid by electronic transfer or credit card.
A 1 FAMILY discount can be applied.
Individual parts of the property rent separately.
April 1– November 4
Christmas/ New Year/East
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Villa Il Cardinale is located right by a green hill, Bel Poggio, off Via Salaria, North of Rome, exit 9 when driving towards Roma from the motorway or form the aiports.The centre of Rome is only 8 Km away, and the nearest train stations, Settebagni and Saxa Rubra, are only 5 minutes drive. It is possible to park the car by the stations and take the train to the centre of Rome, Piazzale Flaminio, or to one of the main stations in Rome, Stazione Tiburtina. The Villa is situated opposite an excellent restaurant, Ristorante Bel Poggio, that can also cater for our guests at the Villa.
Up the hill, 10 minutes walk, there is a tennis club, Club Bel Poggio, with a swimming pool, open air in Summer and covered in Winter, open from 10 am to 7pm (prices - to be paid directly to the Tennis Club-Mon-Fri €10 for the whole day; €8 half day after 2pm; week-end €13 for the whole day; €10 after 2pm). The Club also includes tennis courts, a playground, a small gym, a restaurant and a coffee bar. The ringroad, the GRA, is very close to the the Villa, making it possible to travel to other sites outside Rome without entering the city and thus avoiding the urban traffic.There is a large shopping centre, Porta di Roma, 10 minuets drive from the Villa. The closest inhabited area is called Settebagni (it takes its name from the Seven Cisterns, Sette Bagni, that used to provide water for the gardens of Villa Il Cardinale in the 1st Century AD!) is 5 minutes drive away, and it has groceries, a pharmacy, a church, a doctor's surgery, an optician, a dentist, a patisserie, a newsagent, a great supermarket, and small shops for all daily necessities.
Year Purchased: 1960
About the owner: I was born in Rome, live and work in London, and inherited Villa Il Cardinale from my parents three years ago. I am now looking after this wonderful property continuing the family tradition of hosting guests from all over the world with ethusiasm and in style. I WAS SELECTED AS AN EXEMPLARY OWNER BY HOMEAWAY. WE ASSIST OUR GUESTS WITH SPECIAL ATTENTION AND CARE.
Why the Owner Chose Municipio III, Rome, Italy:
Villa Il Cardinale is a very special residence, that makes its guests feel at home from the moment they walk in. It is very close to Rome, only 8 km from the centre, and yet it feels like a country home, with its beautiful gardens and its location at the bottom of a hill. The VIlla has a rich history and my family have loved looking after it. It is very much a family home, with all comforts and a real soul. It is great to be able to share its beauty with our guests.
The Unique Benefits at this Villa:
The ancient Roman ruins in the upper garden are truly special. The villa used to be the home to a Roman family in the 1st century AD. Its history is overwhealming and it will make you fall in love with the villa adding a special flavour to its other wonderful features. We have the full record of its history, and a fascinating archaeological report that is available to our guests. The Villa has also been used by artists as an inspirational residence. We are very attentive with our guests, establishing a personal contact with them and ensuring that we fulfill their special requests and ensure the perfect stay.
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Il Cardinale Suite, super king size bed, fireplace, terrace, dressing room
Bathroom en-suite to Il Cardinale bedroom, jacuzzi bathtub and powerful shower
downstairs bedroom, living room, opening onto the lower garden and patio
Large downstairs bathroom with shower
Bedroom, 'Jolanda' wing, with bathroom opposite
Perfect fireplace in upstairs sitting area, ideal for reading in winter nights
Double bedroom upstairs, looking out onto own part of upper garden
kitchen downstairs, cool in Summer, ideal for winter dinners by the fireplace
Dining room marble fireplace, onto garden and accessing downstairs kitchen
One of the marble fountains in Villa Il Cardinale gardens
Downstairs garden with well, and patio and barbecue on the right
Exterior of villa seen from downstairs towards patio, well and lawn area
Suite Il Cardinale, hand painted ceramic floors, 17th century Venetian doors
Downstairs bedroom/living room with fireplace and travertine marble floor
detail of downstairs bedroom, living room, opening onto lower garden and patio
Bedroom upstairs, close to upstairs kitchen and with en-suite bathroom
Bathroom on the upper floor
Upstairs kitchen, with door onto upper garden and Roman remains area
Kitchen downstairs with fireplace, cellar, and professional cooking facilities
Dining room downstairs with fireplace and French doors onto lower level garden
Garden of Villa Il Cardinale towards the main gate
Downstairs garden, lawn at the rear of the patio area
Portico and patio downstairs, with barbecue, two fountains, large seating area
1st CenturyAD Roman remains, Summer triclinium, marble capitels, lead pipes
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