The bed and breakfast Casina degli Specchi is located in Soriano nel Cimino in the province of Viterbo, in the heart of the area known as Tuscia, approximately an hour drive from Rome.
The B&B lies within the hunting grounds of the Chigi Albani family. The lodge dates back to 1720 and has a room in which the walls are covered with mirrors painted with cherubs and still life scenes. The frescoes were painted by Pietro Paolo Cennini (1661 - 1739) who received the commission from Cardinal Annibale Albani. Cennini also worked in numerous stately homes in Naples and Rome such as Palazzo Ruspoli, Villa Patrizi near Porta Pia, the Quirinale and in the Altieri, Lante and De Carolis palaces. The central wheel of the room of mirrors is attributed to Carlo Maratta.
Adjacent to the frescoed room, there is a large room with the doorframes and windows decorated with Delft tiles.
During your stay at the Casina degli Specchi you can stroll around the beautiful garden full of flowers and rest in comfortable rooms where ancient beamed ceilings blend with modern comforts. In summertime, you can take a dip in the pool or read a good book in the shade of the great oak tree, while, in the winter, you can have a nice cup of tea in front of a log fire in the large stone peperino fireplace.
The Casina degli Specchi has 4 bedrooms with private bathrooms and Wi-Fi. It is located in the town centre close to the main square, the medieval quarter, the restaurants and the shops of local food and wine. There are plenty of historical buildings and artistic and natural attractions in the surrounding area such as the Park of Monsters in Bomarzo and the elegant thermal baths in Viterbo.