Villa Magnolia Relais
Via Delle Fornaci, 439
00165 - Rome, Italy
On the historic Janiculum (Gianicolo) heights
Very close to Vatican Museums and Saint-Peter's Basilica
Owners: Sante and Raffaella Quaglieri
Number of Rooms: 5 + 1 apartment with 2 bedrooms, dining room and kitchen
Rates: from 140 Euros
Latest modern facilities including Wi-Fi access
Bar and comprehensive room-service available (light meals)
No Restaurant (large choice within a short stroll)
Ideal outdoor garden setting for any kind of events (weddings, cocktails etc..)
Open all year round
All rooms look out onto the magnificent garden
Private and secure car park inside the property with access code
Limousine transfer services upon request
Complimentary pick-up at San Pietro railway station
Airports: Fiumicino or Ciampino (30/35km - approx.40'/45' by taxi)
Distances to main historical sights & visitor attractions
Nearby, within walking distance
Villa Pamphili and Gianicolo parks: 600m
By taxi (all fares approx. between 10 and 15 Euros)
Piazza Navona, Pantheon or Castel S.Angelo (5 minutes)
Piazza di Spagna, Trevi Fountain, Colosseum and ancient Rome area (10 minutes)
Most popular shopping streets: Via Condotti, Via del Babuino, Via del Corso,
Via Vittoria, Via Borgogna and Via Frattina (10 minutes)
The artists road Via Margutta (10 minutes)
Porta Portese (Sunday second hand market) is about 5 minutes.
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Rome is the "Eternal City"
so don't try to see everything in a rush,
but take the time to savor its pleasures
Gianicolo (Janiculum) hill, where the Villa Magnolia Relais stands, is the district that was constructed on medieval foundations and extended as far as the Vatican, creating numerous exquisite villas on what was then the outskirts of the city. The location is one of the best for tranquillity, west of the historical center across the river Tiber, offering stunning views of the many domes and bell towers of Rome.
First of all, Villa Magnolia Relais is a wonderful place for people who relish privacy in a distinguished, friendly and personal atmosphere. There is a secluded terrace with sun-beds for a quiet drink or just to relax in front of a green garden of shrubs and Mediterranean pine-trees.
From the Villa Magnolia rooms, which are all bright and pleasant with lovely bathrooms, you see ... just trees!
Villa Magnolia is an un-hotel-like hotel, run very efficiently by cheerful owners who live themselves in the house the whole year and are willing to please you and fulfil your needs. Raphaella, who is an architect, has put her heart into creating intimate facilities with a highly individual decor and her husband Sante will give you the best tips for visiting their city.
Although they have chosen to live away from the hustle and bustle of Rome's captivating historical center, they are still always ready, when possible, for a night in Trastevere, a shopping-day in Via Condotti with a cappuccino at the Caffé Greco or a tête-à-tête fiacre ride through the lovely Borghese Gardens.
The "Eternal City" has more museums, monuments, basilicas and historic Palazzi than the average visitor has time to experience. So for a weekend the choice might be difficult or overwhelming, but the greatest pleasures come simply from wandering around the cobbled streets of the "Centro Storico" (Most of the Ancient Rome sights are around the Colosseum). For a longer stay, ask for special rates at the Villa Magnolia Relais.
" Roma, non basta una vita "
(Rome, a lifetime is not enough)
~ View of the garden and spacious terrace ~
~ Panoramic view of Rome from the Gianicolo ~
Visions of Rome - Click on the images to pop-up a large picture in a new browser window.
|The Impressive Colosseum
Built under the reign of Vespasian and unveiled by his son Titus in 80 A.D.
Sweeping view of the piazza from the dome of St.Peter's Basilica
|Saint-Peter's Basilica at night
Housing many art masterpieces - Michelangelo's Pietà (1498) being the most famous.
|The Trevi Fountain
Majestic baroque fountain made world famous thanks to the nighttime bathing scene with Anita Ekberg in the film "La Dolce Vita". (No bathing-No swimming: minimum fine of 500 Euros. Just throw a coin in, says the legend !) ...and be prepared for a crowd...
|The Spanish Steps
A legendary and favourite spot to sit around soaking up the atmosphere and the afternoon sun.
|Fontana dell'Acqua Paola
On the Gianicolo hill, built by Pope Paul V at the end of 17th Century.
|Bocca della Verita (The Mouth of truth)
Dating from the 4th-century, walled in the porch of Santa Maria in Cosmedin since 1632. Legend says it eats the hands of liars.
~ The Piazza Venezia ~
(Picture taken in May 1936)
Benito Mussolini, in his heyday, addresses the crowds that filled the piazza,
from the small balcony on the first floor of the Palazzo Venezia (on the right),
the most ancient Renaissance building that dates back to the 15th century.
In the background is the huge white marble monument to the first King of Italy Victor Emmanuel II