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.





Villa Torlonia with screenwriter

453.00

Villa Torlonia is an architectural jewel in full liberty style, and played a leading role in 20th century history. It was founded as an agricultural estate, and over the centuries became the property of some of the most important families in Rome. Even Benito Mussolini succumbed to its charm, so much that he moved his residence here. Its surprising and mysterious buildings - perfect to enchant children and adults (the Cascina delle Civette, the neoclassical Casino Nobile and the renaissance era Casino dei Principi, as well as Mussolini’s bunker) - will plunge you in a timeless atmosphere that has lived through the history of the city and its nation.

Villa Torlonia is an architectural jewel in full liberty style, and played a leading role in 20th century history. It was founded as an agricultural estate, and over the centuries became the property of some of the most important families in Rome. Even Benito Mussolini succumbed to its charm, so much that he moved his residence here. Its surprising and mysterious buildings - perfect to enchant children and adults (the Cascina delle Civette, the neoclassical Casino Nobile and the renaissance era Casino dei Principi, as well as Mussolini’s bunker) - will plunge you in a timeless atmosphere that has lived through the history of the city and its nation.

Your dog’s holiday

119.00

Animal lovers know this well: if our dog is not happy, neither can we be completely. That’s why you can rely on our dog caregivers: choose whether you would like to be accompanied by a dog walker, who will help you access any exhibition, archaeological site or shop without ever separating from your friend, or if you would rather entrust your pet to a dog trainer, whom you can request to meet prior to booking, and who will accompany your pet to the most beautiful parks in the city. For any veterinary emergency, do not hesitate to contact us.

Animal lovers know this well: if our dog is not happy, neither can we be completely. That’s why you can rely on our dog caregivers: choose whether you would like to be accompanied by a dog walker, who will help you access any exhibition, archaeological site or shop without ever separating from your friend, or if you would rather entrust your pet to a dog trainer, whom you can request to meet prior to booking, and who will accompany your pet to the most beautiful parks in the city. For any veterinary emergency, do not hesitate to contact us.

Centrale Montemartini

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The combination of ancient statues and busts with the technological devices of Rome’s first public electrical power plant is an exciting sight to behold. The plant ceased all activity in the early 1960s and remained out of use until 1997, when it received the loan of a number of sculptures from the Capitoline Museums. This was meant to be temporary, but instead became a permanent exhibition. It represents an extraordinary example of museum conversion, a visual pastiche that results in a very evocative effect.

The combination of ancient statues and busts with the technological devices of Rome’s first public electrical power plant is an exciting sight to behold. The plant ceased all activity in the early 1960s and remained out of use until 1997, when it received the loan of a number of sculptures from the Capitoline Museums. This was meant to be temporary, but instead became a permanent exhibition. It represents an extraordinary example of museum conversion, a visual pastiche that results in a very evocative effect.

Pizza Making

489.00

With the help of a Master pizza maker, you will learn to prepare the undisputed queen of Italian pizza: the pizza Margherita. By the time you are done you will be an expert piazzaiolo, from dough preparation to wood-oven cooking.

Embark on an experiential journey of Italian food and wine in this course with one of the most internationally recognised Masters of cuisine. Choose between being hosted by Cristina Bowerman herself or by a member of her team. From preparation to presentation, you will learn how to prepare the most famous cocktails, or pasta dishes, or gelato, or desserts, to the legendary pizza. 

With the help of a Master pizza maker, you will learn to prepare the undisputed queen of Italian pizza: the pizza Margherita. By the time you are done you will be an expert piazzaiolo, from dough preparation to wood-oven cooking.

Embark on an experiential journey of Italian food and wine in this course with one of the most internationally recognised Masters of cuisine. Choose between being hosted by Cristina Bowerman herself or by a member of her team. From preparation to presentation, you will learn how to prepare the most famous cocktails, or pasta dishes, or gelato, or desserts, to the legendary pizza. 

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 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.




Basilica Santi Quattro Coronati

Quote on request

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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