Description

Villa Origo is an Italian Historic House and its gardens are world-famous. The Villa was originally built at the end of the XVth century as a wayside tavern, but soon became the centre of a vast estate owned by the great Sienese Hospital and Monastery of Santa Maria della Scala. Owing to wars and pestilence, the estate – and indeed all the valley of the Orcia (Val d'Orcia) – ran into extreme poverty and was mainly abandoned, until in 1924 it was bought by Antonio and Iris Origo, who turned it into their comfortable home. From here they farmed and developed the land, bringing prosperity and social progress to the farmers. The Villa is connected to the Fattoria, from where the agricultural estate is still run. The house is built on three levels, following the lie of the hill, and is surrounded by the now famous gardens created by Iris Origo and the English architect Cecil Pinsent – a 'labour of love' lasting many years. Parts of the garden are open to the public on certain days (strictly guided tours – see below), though the garden by the house and the pool remain private. The interior is full of old-world charm, not showy, but with beautiful antique furniture, comfortable beds, and lots of lovely rooms which offer both privacy and opportunities for family gatherings. There is free wi-fi throughout the house. Three gardeners look after the premises, including the swimming pool opposite the 'limonaia' (orangerie). Guests relax in the shade of roses and wisteria, lulled by the sound of water from the fountain nearby. Guest capacity is 24 people All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms Air-conditioning throughout the Villa

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Location

What's included? More than you can imagine

Personal welcome

We welcome all of our guests in person directly at the chosen apartment or at the Grand Club in the heart of the city center

Daily cleaning and linen change

Daily housekeeping, linen change and dish cleaning to make sure you come back to a sparkling clean home

Luxury linen and toiletries

Every home is prepared with luxury linens, toiletries and towels to meet our high end hospitality standards

Ask Alfred, 24/7

Local staff available 24/7 - we are available round the clock

And much more

• All of our homes are fully furnished with all the comforts to make you feel at home, away from home
• Complimentary wifi
Welcome kit with exclusive italian products
• Access to The Grand Club - a space for you to book your experiences, relax or work in a dedicated private area

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The Museo Nazionale Romano

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The New York Times listed it in its famous 36 Hours column as one of the city’s must-see sites. The Museo Nazionale Romano was born in 1889 at the Baths of Diocletian, and has since expanded into four locations: the Baths, Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps and the Balbi Crypt. The Baths are the largest Roman thermal bath complex. Today this ancient place of wellbeing displays archaeological artifacts and holds the Museum of Roman Written Communication, the Museum of Protohistory of the Latin People and the Digital Museum of the Villa Livia. This is also the place where Michelangelo created the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs. Palazzo Altemps, on the other hand, houses the largest Roman aristocratic collections. At Palazzo Massimo, a late 19th-century neo-renaissance building originally built to host the Jesuit Order, you will discover one of the most important collections of classical art in the world. Finally, the Balbi Crypt is a treasure trove of sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, numismatics and artifacts that tell the history, myths and daily life of the time that was.

The New York Times listed it in its famous 36 Hours column as one of the city’s must-see sites. The Museo Nazionale Romano was born in 1889 at the Baths of Diocletian, and has since expanded into four locations: the Baths, Palazzo Massimo, Palazzo Altemps and the Balbi Crypt. The Baths are the largest Roman thermal bath complex. Today this ancient place of wellbeing displays archaeological artifacts and holds the Museum of Roman Written Communication, the Museum of Protohistory of the Latin People and the Digital Museum of the Villa Livia. This is also the place where Michelangelo created the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and the Martyrs. Palazzo Altemps, on the other hand, houses the largest Roman aristocratic collections. At Palazzo Massimo, a late 19th-century neo-renaissance building originally built to host the Jesuit Order, you will discover one of the most important collections of classical art in the world. Finally, the Balbi Crypt is a treasure trove of sculptures, frescoes, mosaics, numismatics and artifacts that tell the history, myths and daily life of the time that was.

Taste of Beer

304.00

If you are a fan of beer, this is the perfect way to get to know the best Italian breweries and their products, with their merits and particularities, through an exploration of their geographical origin.

Tasting, as you may know, is not only about taste, just like listening is not only about sound. It is a real sensual and sensory experience that involves all the senses, even the sixth. An exciting journey in one of the most famous restaurants in the world led by culinary experts who know the raw materials they choose just like a scientist would, but who are also acutely aware of the human soul and the emotional functioning of human beings, and are capable of uniting the knowledge of the latter and the former in what industry insiders call neuro-enogastronomy.

If you are a fan of beer, this is the perfect way to get to know the best Italian breweries and their products, with their merits and particularities, through an exploration of their geographical origin.

Tasting, as you may know, is not only about taste, just like listening is not only about sound. It is a real sensual and sensory experience that involves all the senses, even the sixth. An exciting journey in one of the most famous restaurants in the world led by culinary experts who know the raw materials they choose just like a scientist would, but who are also acutely aware of the human soul and the emotional functioning of human beings, and are capable of uniting the knowledge of the latter and the former in what industry insiders call neuro-enogastronomy.

Personal Shopper

150.00

Rome is without a doubt the paradise of designer shopping. Its beating heart rotates around the Piazza di Spagna and the streets that cross it, almost two kilometers of shops for all tastes in a spectacular historical and artistic setting. On Via Condotti you will find the major names of Italian fashion and more (Gucci, Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Tiffany, Cartier, Bulgari, Dior). Via del Babuino and Via Margutta are ideal destinations for art and antique lovers. Your shopping experience will achieve breathtaking heights in Piazza di Spagna, which is why Italian brands like Gucci, Bulgari and Valentino chose to locate their stores near the square. Many more great brands and boutiques in their own right also have shops here. Our Italian/American ambassador Alysa will give you access to Rome’s luxury brands. She will introduce you to less-known designers and boutiques, and help you shop Made in Italy. Clothing, accessories, home furniture, objects and crafts.

Rome is without a doubt the paradise of designer shopping. Its beating heart rotates around the Piazza di Spagna and the streets that cross it, almost two kilometers of shops for all tastes in a spectacular historical and artistic setting. On Via Condotti you will find the major names of Italian fashion and more (Gucci, Ferragamo, Louis Vuitton, Armani, Michael Kors, Jimmy Choo, Tiffany, Cartier, Bulgari, Dior). Via del Babuino and Via Margutta are ideal destinations for art and antique lovers. Your shopping experience will achieve breathtaking heights in Piazza di Spagna, which is why Italian brands like Gucci, Bulgari and Valentino chose to locate their stores near the square. Many more great brands and boutiques in their own right also have shops here. Our Italian/American ambassador Alysa will give you access to Rome’s luxury brands. She will introduce you to less-known designers and boutiques, and help you shop Made in Italy. Clothing, accessories, home furniture, objects and crafts.

The neighbourhood of fairies with a special journalist

559.00

This is not an actual neighborhood, but a group of 26 buildings and 17 houses. It is a world inside a world known as Coppedè, a pastiche of stylistic influences that forms the characteristic “neighbourhood” between via Nomentana and via Salaria. A corner of Rome that seems to have a surreal and magical atmosphere. This is due to the variety of architectural styles found in this bizarre and surprising neighborhood. It became famous after the Beatles dove into the Fontana delle Rane in Piazza Mincio after playing a concert at the nearby club Piper. Some feel it is terrifying, including Dario Argento who used it as a location for some of his most iconic horror movies. The neighborhood is shrouded in mystery and has an unsettling aura, perhaps also due to the tragic story of its creator, Gino Coppedè, who died a suicide. Notwithstanding, it is still full of overwhelming emotions and should not go unnoticed.

This is not an actual neighborhood, but a group of 26 buildings and 17 houses. It is a world inside a world known as Coppedè, a pastiche of stylistic influences that forms the characteristic “neighbourhood” between via Nomentana and via Salaria. A corner of Rome that seems to have a surreal and magical atmosphere. This is due to the variety of architectural styles found in this bizarre and surprising neighborhood. It became famous after the Beatles dove into the Fontana delle Rane in Piazza Mincio after playing a concert at the nearby club Piper. Some feel it is terrifying, including Dario Argento who used it as a location for some of his most iconic horror movies. The neighborhood is shrouded in mystery and has an unsettling aura, perhaps also due to the tragic story of its creator, Gino Coppedè, who died a suicide. Notwithstanding, it is still full of overwhelming emotions and should not go unnoticed.

A tennis match with Riccardo Prodon

89.00

His father was part of the editorial team behind RAI Sport, one of Italy’s leading sports channel, for a lifetime and taught himself to play tennis by imitating his idol, Ivan Lendl. When Riccardo was born, his destiny seemed to have been prescribed: “My father immediately put a racket in my hand, by the time I was four I already owned one.” He was subsequently recruited by the Under 12 Italian national team and went on to lead them to victory, by 15 he was competing in Italy’s third professional league, motivated by tennis players such as Riccardo Ghedin and Flavio Cipolla. He soon became a certified instructor for the Italian Tennis Federation and completed his training at the Professional Tennis Registry, an American association that promotes tennis around the world. Meanwhile, he collaborated with important international academies, meeting Emilio Sanchez of the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in Barcelona and Nick Bollettieri of the Bollettieri Tennis Academy in the US. Book the court and play some sets with him at the Tennis Academy Vigna Clara, where you will be able to rent or purchase excellent Head, Wilson, or Babolat, gear along with all the other best brands on the market.

His father was part of the editorial team behind RAI Sport, one of Italy’s leading sports channel, for a lifetime and taught himself to play tennis by imitating his idol, Ivan Lendl. When Riccardo was born, his destiny seemed to have been prescribed: “My father immediately put a racket in my hand, by the time I was four I already owned one.” He was subsequently recruited by the Under 12 Italian national team and went on to lead them to victory, by 15 he was competing in Italy’s third professional league, motivated by tennis players such as Riccardo Ghedin and Flavio Cipolla. He soon became a certified instructor for the Italian Tennis Federation and completed his training at the Professional Tennis Registry, an American association that promotes tennis around the world. Meanwhile, he collaborated with important international academies, meeting Emilio Sanchez of the Sanchez-Casal Tennis Academy in Barcelona and Nick Bollettieri of the Bollettieri Tennis Academy in the US. Book the court and play some sets with him at the Tennis Academy Vigna Clara, where you will be able to rent or purchase excellent Head, Wilson, or Babolat, gear along with all the other best brands on the market.

Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel

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Ancient Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque. Rome, the city of great Popes and aristocratic patrons, of irreverent, conformist and sycophantic artists. It is the city of the Vatican Museums, one of the most important museums in the world. Its collection spans history from ancient Egypt through the late Renaissance and up to contemporary art. From the ancient Etruscans, Leonardo da Vinci and Caravaggio to the Raphael Rooms. Become immersed in the stories of artists and Popes, their historical accomplishments and their incredible styles. Then be amazed by one of the most astonishing works of art in human history: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Located inside the Vatican Palace, it is the most extraordinary example of the artist’s tormented nature, of his sinuous forms and the ecstatic quality of his brushstrokes.

Ancient Rome, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Baroque. Rome, the city of great Popes and aristocratic patrons, of irreverent, conformist and sycophantic artists. It is the city of the Vatican Museums, one of the most important museums in the world. Its collection spans history from ancient Egypt through the late Renaissance and up to contemporary art. From the ancient Etruscans, Leonardo da Vinci and Caravaggio to the Raphael Rooms. Become immersed in the stories of artists and Popes, their historical accomplishments and their incredible styles. Then be amazed by one of the most astonishing works of art in human history: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel. Located inside the Vatican Palace, it is the most extraordinary example of the artist’s tormented nature, of his sinuous forms and the ecstatic quality of his brushstrokes.

A private concert in the home of Alessandra Celletti

744.00

Her center of gravity is the piano, and for unique relationship with the instrument Celletti is now famous all over the world. Writer Eugenia Romanelli will accompany you to her small bohemian house, in the picturesque San Lorenzo district, to attend a bespoke private concert.

Her center of gravity is the piano, and for unique relationship with the instrument Celletti is now famous all over the world. Writer Eugenia Romanelli will accompany you to her small bohemian house, in the picturesque San Lorenzo district, to attend a bespoke private concert.

The Grand Amphitheater - Close to home by the Master of the keys

535.00

Chiesa Santi Quattro 

Casino Villa Mattei di Giove (Villa Celimontana )

Antiquarium Comunale

Arena del Colosseo

7 sale Terme di Traiano

Ninfeo Annibaldi


Koylos. The "womb". And the Mount Celio is the womb. In the intimacy of the Eternal City, in the most secret of the hills. Underground, Nero's "golden house". Above, the Baths of Trajan. Over all, the shadow of the golden Colossus. And the Amphitheater built by the Flavians. Tremendous, huge. The idea of the power of Rome and its "existence" for the people. We leave the window overlooking the Colosseum. We go down, we point with the eye the obelisk of Ozymandias, that from Ramses II was remedied by Sixtus V to the Savior. In the apse of the church of Quattro Coronati, we enter the Gothic Hall, the only complete pictorial cycle of this art in Rome. We climb to Villa Celimontana, entering the Casino of the Villa Mattei di Giove, where Filippo Neri created the tradition of the pilgrimage in Rome. From here, towards the Antiquarium Comunale with the remains of the monuments found during the great demolitions of Fascism, we descend into the valley of the Colosseum, enter the arena, and then look at the Seven Halls of the Baths of Trajan. But then, it's back in the womb. A small door, narrow on the street. A spiral staircase. And we are among the decorations in shells and limestone of the Nymphaeum of the Annibaldi.




Chiesa Santi Quattro 

Casino Villa Mattei di Giove (Villa Celimontana )

Antiquarium Comunale

Arena del Colosseo

7 sale Terme di Traiano

Ninfeo Annibaldi


Koylos. The "womb". And the Mount Celio is the womb. In the intimacy of the Eternal City, in the most secret of the hills. Underground, Nero's "golden house". Above, the Baths of Trajan. Over all, the shadow of the golden Colossus. And the Amphitheater built by the Flavians. Tremendous, huge. The idea of the power of Rome and its "existence" for the people. We leave the window overlooking the Colosseum. We go down, we point with the eye the obelisk of Ozymandias, that from Ramses II was remedied by Sixtus V to the Savior. In the apse of the church of Quattro Coronati, we enter the Gothic Hall, the only complete pictorial cycle of this art in Rome. We climb to Villa Celimontana, entering the Casino of the Villa Mattei di Giove, where Filippo Neri created the tradition of the pilgrimage in Rome. From here, towards the Antiquarium Comunale with the remains of the monuments found during the great demolitions of Fascism, we descend into the valley of the Colosseum, enter the arena, and then look at the Seven Halls of the Baths of Trajan. But then, it's back in the womb. A small door, narrow on the street. A spiral staircase. And we are among the decorations in shells and limestone of the Nymphaeum of the Annibaldi.




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