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 Vittoriano Suite - Close to home by the Master of the keys

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 drap. 



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 drap. 



At the fresh market with Cristina Bowerman

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You are not dreaming. You can go grocery shopping at Eataly’s minimal contemporary market with the proclaimed 2018 Female Chef, in one of the city’s most characteristic local markets - a true gastronomic center for food excellences. You will choose between three seasonal menus, based on meat, fish or vegetables, and then follow all the preparations in the kitchen. Together, you will select the necessary ingredients to cook your menu. Cristina will be your gastronomic guide and accompany you each step of the cooking process at home. This is a truly memorable experience which will be hard to wash out: dish-washing is not included in the service!

You are not dreaming. You can go grocery shopping at Eataly’s minimal contemporary market with the proclaimed 2018 Female Chef, in one of the city’s most characteristic local markets - a true gastronomic center for food excellences. You will choose between three seasonal menus, based on meat, fish or vegetables, and then follow all the preparations in the kitchen. Together, you will select the necessary ingredients to cook your menu. Cristina will be your gastronomic guide and accompany you each step of the cooking process at home. This is a truly memorable experience which will be hard to wash out: dish-washing is not included in the service!

Ice Cream Me

366.00

A comprehensive lesson in traditional Italian gelato: chocolate, hazelnut, pistachio, custard, and your favorite flavour combinations. Taught by Romeo’s inhouse ice cream specialist, you will return home with your very own personalized ice cream.

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.

A comprehensive lesson in traditional Italian gelato: chocolate, hazelnut, pistachio, custard, and your favorite flavour combinations. Taught by Romeo’s inhouse ice cream specialist, you will return home with your very own personalized ice cream.

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.

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.

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

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 drap. 



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 drap. 



Saint Peter

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The grandeur of the cathedral, the cupola and the square with its colonnade: a crossroads where the skill of the greatest artists in history meets to give life to one of the most incredible feats of architecture. Photos, videos, postcards and films all reproduce what is perhaps the most important and well-known holy building in the world. The first stone was set by Emperor Constantine, who placed it on the ground where the apostle Peter first stood. Over the centuries the structure was changed by the hands of the greatest artists of all time. From Bramante, Raffaello and Michelangelo to Della Porta, Fontana and Maderno, before its consecration in 1626. On the inside it conceals Michelangelo’s timeless Pieta’ and Bernini’s bronze Baldachin. Then, let your guide lead you to the base of the obelisk set in the center of the square and prepare to be amazed by the colonnade and the ingenious illusion of perspective it affords.

The grandeur of the cathedral, the cupola and the square with its colonnade: a crossroads where the skill of the greatest artists in history meets to give life to one of the most incredible feats of architecture. Photos, videos, postcards and films all reproduce what is perhaps the most important and well-known holy building in the world. The first stone was set by Emperor Constantine, who placed it on the ground where the apostle Peter first stood. Over the centuries the structure was changed by the hands of the greatest artists of all time. From Bramante, Raffaello and Michelangelo to Della Porta, Fontana and Maderno, before its consecration in 1626. On the inside it conceals Michelangelo’s timeless Pieta’ and Bernini’s bronze Baldachin. Then, let your guide lead you to the base of the obelisk set in the center of the square and prepare to be amazed by the colonnade and the ingenious illusion of perspective it affords.

National Gallery

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"The time is out of joint", the line from Shakespeare's Hamlet, is set into the stairs that lead into the museum and helps prepare visitors to enter the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome. It houses an impressive collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations from the 19th century to present days. Solely dedicated to modern and contemporary art, the Gallery is not just an exhibition space, but also a place of research and experimentation. Our expert guide will lead you to some of museum’s most exceptional works, from Canova’s ideal beauty to Fattori and the Macchiaioli, from Van Gogh and Monet to Duchamp’s Readymade. Your visit will not respect the limits imposed by time, but rather will result in a dialogue between artworks, positioning you at the center of a reflection on art. 

"The time is out of joint", the line from Shakespeare's Hamlet, is set into the stairs that lead into the museum and helps prepare visitors to enter the National Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rome. It houses an impressive collection of paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations from the 19th century to present days. Solely dedicated to modern and contemporary art, the Gallery is not just an exhibition space, but also a place of research and experimentation. Our expert guide will lead you to some of museum’s most exceptional works, from Canova’s ideal beauty to Fattori and the Macchiaioli, from Van Gogh and Monet to Duchamp’s Readymade. Your visit will not respect the limits imposed by time, but rather will result in a dialogue between artworks, positioning you at the center of a reflection on art. 

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