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 Grand Emperor Suite -Close to home by the Master of the keys

431.00

Oratorio di San Carlo in Corso

Palazzo Ruspoli

Palazzo Rondinini

Meridiana by Augusto

Loggia del Primaticcio, Palazzo Firenze


Emperors see a land that is to be shaped, according to the image of an ideal world or, at least, that is a copy of the lines of their own hand. In the glory of the Borromeo, in the colored lights and in the golden details, the small heart of San Carlo beats in time with the Sun, traced behind a door, under the great sundial of Augustus, which will resume its time when the light will return to cover it. It waits, just as Palazzo Rondinini awaits Michelangelo's Pietà which it has lost. Like Palazzo Ruspoli, the soul of Prince Dado, and like Palazzo Firenze that awaits under the vaults of Prospero Fontana and opens a secret garden for him, the Grand Duke.





Oratorio di San Carlo in Corso

Palazzo Ruspoli

Palazzo Rondinini

Meridiana by Augusto

Loggia del Primaticcio, Palazzo Firenze


Emperors see a land that is to be shaped, according to the image of an ideal world or, at least, that is a copy of the lines of their own hand. In the glory of the Borromeo, in the colored lights and in the golden details, the small heart of San Carlo beats in time with the Sun, traced behind a door, under the great sundial of Augustus, which will resume its time when the light will return to cover it. It waits, just as Palazzo Rondinini awaits Michelangelo's Pietà which it has lost. Like Palazzo Ruspoli, the soul of Prince Dado, and like Palazzo Firenze that awaits under the vaults of Prospero Fontana and opens a secret garden for him, the Grand Duke.





Trastevere

669.00

Lose yourself among the medieval alleys of the most bohemian ‘village’ in the heart of Rome. Walking through narrow and winding streets, you will discover the Basilica of Santa Cecilia, the church built to honour the patron saint of musicians, and the annexed Benedictine convent where, with our special permission, you will be able to listen to ritual chants of the nuns that have charge of the basilica. An enchanting and mystical experience that will continue by visiting the fascinating baroque church of San Francesco a Ripa and the Bernini Chapel. Naturally, we would never miss taking a delicious break to taste the oven pizza in Vicolo del Cinque, a must for Romans and visitors alike. Afterwards, dive back into the splendours of the Renaissance in Villa Farnesina, amongst the wonders of Raphael and the Botanical Garden.

Lose yourself among the medieval alleys of the most bohemian ‘village’ in the heart of Rome. Walking through narrow and winding streets, you will discover the Basilica of Santa Cecilia, the church built to honour the patron saint of musicians, and the annexed Benedictine convent where, with our special permission, you will be able to listen to ritual chants of the nuns that have charge of the basilica. An enchanting and mystical experience that will continue by visiting the fascinating baroque church of San Francesco a Ripa and the Bernini Chapel. Naturally, we would never miss taking a delicious break to taste the oven pizza in Vicolo del Cinque, a must for Romans and visitors alike. Afterwards, dive back into the splendours of the Renaissance in Villa Farnesina, amongst the wonders of Raphael and the Botanical Garden.

The Casino Giustiniani Massimo

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This 17th-century villa, its rooms decorated by German painters active in Rome in the first half of the 19th century, is far from the beaten track. The Casino Giustiniani was built at the beginning of the 16th century as a country residence by Vincenzo Giustiniani, and was later acquired by the Massimo family. They commissioned the Nazarenes to decorates the three rooms on the ground floor with frescoes in the fashion of the great Italian masters of the past. This resulted in a number of exquisite masterpieces. Through the language of images the walls read the texts that have shaped Italian history, from Dante’s Divine Comedy to Tasso’s Jerusalem Delivered through Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso.

This 17th-century villa, its rooms decorated by German painters active in Rome in the first half of the 19th century, is far from the beaten track. The Casino Giustiniani was built at the beginning of the 16th century as a country residence by Vincenzo Giustiniani, and was later acquired by the Massimo family. They commissioned the Nazarenes to decorates the three rooms on the ground floor with frescoes in the fashion of the great Italian masters of the past. This resulted in a number of exquisite masterpieces. Through the language of images the walls read the texts that have shaped Italian history, from Dante’s Divine Comedy to Tasso’s Jerusalem Delivered through Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso.

The Grand Vittoriano Suite Selection

178.00

Musumeci Greco Academy

Santa Maria sopra Minerva 

Casanatense Library

Sant'Ignazio in Campo Marzio

Kircherian Museum

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj


The truth is unique. A single moment, in which the only meaning of the world can be grasped. We move from the marble circle at the center of the perspective of Andrea Pozzo to Sant'Ignazio, and everything collapses. The door of Santa Maria sopra Minerva closes, and no wind will shake Bernini's stone drapes anymore. But to the right of Michelangelo’s Christ, the door opens to the scale of the emperors and the temple of wisdom, filled with the rarest books in the world. A journey in the instant of a saber blow, crystalized in the weapons of the Academy but timeless, like the gaze of Innocent X of Velasquez and the waters of the Bath of Diana that awaits the next guest of the Doria Pamphilj Princes.


Musumeci Greco Academy

Santa Maria sopra Minerva 

Casanatense Library

Sant'Ignazio in Campo Marzio

Kircherian Museum

Palazzo Doria Pamphilj


The truth is unique. A single moment, in which the only meaning of the world can be grasped. We move from the marble circle at the center of the perspective of Andrea Pozzo to Sant'Ignazio, and everything collapses. The door of Santa Maria sopra Minerva closes, and no wind will shake Bernini's stone drapes anymore. But to the right of Michelangelo’s Christ, the door opens to the scale of the emperors and the temple of wisdom, filled with the rarest books in the world. A journey in the instant of a saber blow, crystalized in the weapons of the Academy but timeless, like the gaze of Innocent X of Velasquez and the waters of the Bath of Diana that awaits the next guest of the Doria Pamphilj Princes.


Babysitters and caregivers for your children

20.00

Each and every parent is unique, and that is reflected in the infinite choices that parents make for their children. Whether they at home or travelling, however, most enjoy having little pockets of freedom - both for themselves and for their children. Which is why we chose to partner with Monica Archibugi, founder of the successful Le Cicogne project, who has been connecting parents and babysitters in Rome since 2013. She graduated in Economics, Business Management and Health Services from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, and she single-handedly built what has become one of the most important online and offline parent communities in the capital. The caregiving service is designed to provide experiences that are both educational and entertaining. Our guests will be able to select their preferred professional, and will also be able to choose between recreational, creative or tourist activities for their children. All activities are conducted in absolute safety with a professionally vetted staff member that is also certified in pediatric first aid.

Each and every parent is unique, and that is reflected in the infinite choices that parents make for their children. Whether they at home or travelling, however, most enjoy having little pockets of freedom - both for themselves and for their children. Which is why we chose to partner with Monica Archibugi, founder of the successful Le Cicogne project, who has been connecting parents and babysitters in Rome since 2013. She graduated in Economics, Business Management and Health Services from the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, and she single-handedly built what has become one of the most important online and offline parent communities in the capital. The caregiving service is designed to provide experiences that are both educational and entertaining. Our guests will be able to select their preferred professional, and will also be able to choose between recreational, creative or tourist activities for their children. All activities are conducted in absolute safety with a professionally vetted staff member that is also certified in pediatric first aid.

From the ’20s to murals with a poetess

464.00

The first stone of one of Rome’s most famous neighbourhoods - Garbatella, or as it is affectionately called "La Rossa" - was placed by King Vittorio Emanuele III in the 1920s. The area soon became populated by people displaced from the medieval quarters of the city, who had been evicted from the center to allow for the construction of Via dei Fori Imperiali. Garbatella, which today still retains its popular character, is located near Tor Marancia, another popular neighbourhood that in recent years has undergone surprising development thanks to the extraordinary works of street art by artists from all over the world. In the midst of this open-air contemporary art gallery you will find typical restaurants, local delicacies and extraordinarily picturesque corners of the less beaten track in this multifaceted city.

The first stone of one of Rome’s most famous neighbourhoods - Garbatella, or as it is affectionately called "La Rossa" - was placed by King Vittorio Emanuele III in the 1920s. The area soon became populated by people displaced from the medieval quarters of the city, who had been evicted from the center to allow for the construction of Via dei Fori Imperiali. Garbatella, which today still retains its popular character, is located near Tor Marancia, another popular neighbourhood that in recent years has undergone surprising development thanks to the extraordinary works of street art by artists from all over the world. In the midst of this open-air contemporary art gallery you will find typical restaurants, local delicacies and extraordinarily picturesque corners of the less beaten track in this multifaceted city.

Through the alleys in the heart of Rome

369.00

Your private guide will pick you up at home and take you for a walk through picturesque shortcuts to discover the mighty beauty of Piazza Venezia, the ancient charm of the Pantheon and the curious legend that surrounds the Tower of the Monkey and its everlit lantern. You will live the Dolce Vita in Piazza di Spagna and breathe in the arts and crafts of Via Margutta. You will see places that are symbolic of the Eternal City as well as visit the workshops of artisans and taste traditional delicacies at local groceries, ice creams parlors and cafés populated on a daily basis by the people of Rome.

Your private guide will pick you up at home and take you for a walk through picturesque shortcuts to discover the mighty beauty of Piazza Venezia, the ancient charm of the Pantheon and the curious legend that surrounds the Tower of the Monkey and its everlit lantern. You will live the Dolce Vita in Piazza di Spagna and breathe in the arts and crafts of Via Margutta. You will see places that are symbolic of the Eternal City as well as visit the workshops of artisans and taste traditional delicacies at local groceries, ice creams parlors and cafés populated on a daily basis by the people of Rome.

Basilica Santi Quattro Coronati

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Resting on the slopes of the Caelian Hill, the Basilica dei Santi Quattro Coronati, named in honor of four martyred soldiers, is a place of meditation, reflection and tradition. To this day the Augustinian nuns sing their songs at the preordained hours. A timeless place where history seems frozen. One of our expert guides will help you immerse yourself in one of Rome’s most historic, artistic and spiritual monuments.

Resting on the slopes of the Caelian Hill, the Basilica dei Santi Quattro Coronati, named in honor of four martyred soldiers, is a place of meditation, reflection and tradition. To this day the Augustinian nuns sing their songs at the preordained hours. A timeless place where history seems frozen. One of our expert guides will help you immerse yourself in one of Rome’s most historic, artistic and spiritual monuments.

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