Castello della Castelluccia ****
Stay in a real Castle at the gates of Rome, Castello della Castelluccia, immersed in a fairy-tale atmosphere a short distance from the historic centre of the capital, a unique experience not to be missed out on. The Castello della Castelluccia has an ancient tradition of hospitality. The 13th century building was constructed on the ruins of an ancient Roman villa. The first mention of the vocation was in 1364 as a refuge for wayfarers who found themselves in Rome, and over the centuries the Castle began to host popes, princes and queens. This tradition of hospitality has lasted until the present day and, while retaining the original atmosphere, the hotel has had modern high-quality services installed. The spacious outdoor pool for example, is part of a holistic wellbeing package which includes a wet zone and an area dedicated to massages and treatments. Refined elegance distinguishes every space of the building, including the rooms, which are further enriched by the antique 16th century period furniture. Terracotta floors and vaulted roofs enchant guests in the Restaurant, which is dominated by a grand fireplace. On top of that there are numerous spaces for receptions and events, both indoor and out, including: woods, Italian gardens, panoramic terraces, two areas dedicated to ceremonies with a dedicated chapel in Santa Barbara and, a romantic outdoor cloister. A sought-after location for meetings and conferences, The Castello della Castelluccia can host up to 350 people in its rooms.
Relaxation and wellbeing at the Castello della Castelluccia starts outside with the semi-Olympic pool and follows inside into a small but cosy Spa boasting a sauna, a jacuzzi tub, and, a Turkish bath. A section of the Spa is dedicated to massages and treatments carried out by trained specialists.
Each of the 23 suites and rooms is different from the last in the Castello della Castelluccia. All are finely furnished with wooden or terracotta floors, beamed roofs and, some have frescoes. There are 9 types of rooms, of which some have four-poster beds: Classic Room, Deluxe Room, Romantic Room, Dependance Room (annex of the main building with separate bedrooms and an equipped private garden), Family Room (two separate communicating rooms), Deluxe with a mosaic jacuzzi, Junior suite (with a lounge and a small balcony) and, Tower Suite, in the historic watch tower of the castle, spread over three levels with a fireplace and a private terrace. All accommodation has been fitted with air conditioning/heating, satellite TV, a minibar, a safe and Wi-Fi.
The La Locanda Restaurant at Castello della Castelluccia inherits its name from when the castle was a resting place for wayfarers and pilgrims on their way to Rome in the 14th century. Today the restaurant is elegantly refined and under a vaulted roof, by the warmth of a grand fireplace, guests can enjoy the best in Mediterranean cuisine, prepared using the highest-quality ingredients. Quick, delicious meals are also available in the poolside Bar.
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Rome, with its historic centre is a short distance from the Castle with thousands of touristic, Cultural, artistic and historic attractions. However, the position of the castle, to the north of the capital, makes the Castello della Castelluccia an ideal base for exploring the towns and the four lakes in the region, reachable in just a few minutes by car. The most famous is Lake Bracciano which along with the breath-taking natural surroundings has three towns not to be missed out on: Bracciano, Trevignano Romano and, Anguillara. Here, you can discover history and get a real feel for the authentic traditions of Lazio. Lake Martignano is an oasis of tranquillity and enchanting nature. Lake Vico boasts comfortable facilities while Lake Bolsena is considered among the cleanest in Europe. Other sites to visit in Northern Lazio are Viterbo, the capital of Tuscia with other its medieval historic centre and the Palace of the Popes. Staying in Tuscia and not to be missed out on for archaeology lovers is Tarquinia, for its necropolis where you can admire, among other things, the tomb paintings, and a museum of Etruscan relics which is among the most important in Italy. Other cities to see are Ferento, which conserves a splendid Roman theatre, Vulci, Tuscania, Vitorchiano and the medieval Civitas of Bagnoregio, the “Walled City”, which you can only get to on foot by way of a long narrow bridge which crosses the large valley below, with a breath-taking view.
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