Castello della Castelluccia
What We Love
- A four-star on the site of an ancient Roman villa, with breakfast, an optional dinner and moreThe beautifully decorated bedrooms, each featuring individual design
- Enjoying the imposing castle setting of this exclusive four-star hotel
- Receiving a complimentary welcome drink, breakfast, spa access, optional dinner and more
- Sitting down on stately dining chairs and feeling like royal guests
What To Know
- The property was a former 10th-century castle
- Guestrooms have a medieval ambience with modern comforts
- The spa has a relaxation room with two Jacuzzis, a Turkish bath and a treatment room for massages
- There's a free shuttle to/from Giustiniana Train Station, otherwise it's a 35-minute drive to Rome if you rent a car
Castello Della Castelluccia is a former castle, situated outside Italy’s cultured capital, in the stunning Parco di Veio. The majestic TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, dating back to the 10th century, is set among beautiful, private landscaped gardens, with fountains, colorful flora and a semi-Olympic outdoor swimming pool. Terracotta-floored terraces hold mosaic wrought-iron tables brimming with flowers. You’ll find peace amid the lush green hillside, even though Rome’s captivating sights and famous landmarks are only a short train or car ride away.
This picture of beauty extends indoors, where attention to detail is found at every turn. There’s a spectacular medieval restaurant drenched in royal blues and golds, plus an atmospheric spa where you can luxuriate like the Romans of yore. Sunlight floods in through stained-glass windows, and interiors hold plenty of rich colors, luxurious fabrics and bold touches, like original seating, candelabras, statuettes and giant vases. And, of course, it wouldn’t be Italy without exceptional vino. The extensive wine cellar covers this base, and then some.
Exquisite Deluxe rooms combine the castle’s magical allure and medieval ambience with the modern comforts you’d expect from a four-star hotel. Ornate and elegantly styled in rich colors, tactile fabrics and parquet or terracotta floors, the rooms feature dark-wood beamed ceilings and antiquarian furniture. Classic rooms are more spacious than Deluxe rooms.
Castello Della Castelluccia’s breakfast is a generous buffet selection of fresh fruits, cheeses, ham and breads. The glorious à la carte menu at the Castle’s Locanda (inn) showcases traditional Italian cuisine and fresh, seasonal dishes, for which the perfect accompanying bottle of wine will be recommended. The hotel serves regional and Umbrian-influenced food throughout the day; come evening, a reservation is necessary.
Discover well-being within castle walls, through quality products and classic personalized treatments. The atmospheric spa comes complete with sculptures and pillared archways and offers a unique wellness experience. There’s a relaxation room with two chaise lounges, plus two Jacuzzis, a Turkish bath and a treatment room for massages (including options for couples).
Castello Della Castelluccia is situated in a quiet setting, but is just under two miles from the ring road, which offers access to Rome. The metro is just over a mile away. The hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle to/from Giustiniana Train Station (operated on request, at set times). These transport links make visits to the Colosseum, Pantheon and other sights a breeze.
How to Get There
We looked at 3 venues in Rome for our wedding and Castello della Castelluccia stood out due to the beautiful scenery, gardens and different areas we could use on our special day.
During our wedding planning, Fabrizio and his team made us feel at ease at every step and nothing was too much trouble. The day was perfect and the level of service from all the staff was excellent.
Both the food and accommodation were outstanding with each room for our guests being unique.
The castle is beautiful and if looking to book for a wedding, function or as a base for going into Rome this is a perfect choice.
My son and I stayed for 4 nights in early July. The room was lovely with generous size twin beds and a nice bathroom.
We ate in the restaurant twice, including use of the terrace which was idyllic. The food was delicious but the mojito was undrinkable it was so strong.
Breakfast was a nice assortment of pastries, cheese, read, eggs, bacon etc. Staff were always pleasant but it's not quick to get service from the bar. I ordered tea a couple of times but it took a long time to be served.
The pool was lovely and the staff were very attentive- that was 7 euros each which included use of a towel, beach chairs and parasol.
Getting into Rome and back felt like a bit of a chore, particularly in the summer heat. The trains were very cheap but packed and the shuttle bus to the station took some of the hassle out of it.
If I were to do it again, I'd probably split my time between a more central city location and a couple of nights there. All in all, a very enjoyable stay. I would definitely stay again.
We stayed at the Castello for a night after we flew into Rome and before we left for a 7 night cruise, and it was perfect. They arranged transportation from the airport for us (a family of 5!), and after an amazing lunch at the restaurant in the Castello, we spent a lovely afternoon by their pool. We had another fabulous meal for dinner and then slept very comfortably in our room. After a very good breakfast buffet, we hoped in another private transfer that they arranged to go off to the Rome port. I would highly recommend this lovely castle to stay in - it was the perfect start to our trip, full of history, grandeur and delicious food. (my daughter will argue that their pasta was the BEST of our 2 week Italian trip!)