Photos courtesy of Castello della Castelluccia
18 rooms and 6 suites
Double rooms: 95–180 euros
Suites: 158–227 euros
Rates include breakfast, tax (except 3-euro Rome tourist tax), and service.
Last-minute packages available.
Open: all year
The castle is about 18 km north of Rome. The nearest metro stop is FM3 linea San Pietro Viterbo, 8th stop “Piazzale della Giustiniana” Once at hotel, there are shuttle buses.
On site: swimming; horseback
Nearby: golf; fishing; Rome
Yes. A chapel next to the castle dates to 1412 (seats 50 people).
Want to visit Rome but don’t want to put up with the heat, pollution, and noise? Just outside of Rome to the north in a wooded park is a wonderful castle hotel. With a shuttle service that drops you off at a nearby train station that will whisk you into Rome at leisure, you can enjoy the best of the city and countryside.
Everything in this intimate hotel is first rate. Note the 16th-century artwork on the walls; some guest rooms feature their own frescos.
Each guest room is unique and bears the name of either one of the aristocratic families who once owned the castle or of one of their guests. One room is named after Pope Pius VII, who was a guest in 1814.
Rooms are furnished with antiques (or very good reproductions). A few have 18th-century four poster beds.
A special splurge is the three-level suite in the 12th-century tower. Filled with 16th-century furniture, a marble bathroom, and fireplace, a terrace looks out over the Roman countryside.
Spa with Turkish bath
Restaurant theme nights with live music held monthly