Villa “Il Cardinale” is a majestic villa located just 8 km from the center of Rome, along the consular roads, in an archaeological area of ??historical and artistic value. The Roman ruins that emerge between stones and bricks on the outside and embellish the interior of the villa date back to the first and fourth centuries AD. and narrate its glorious origins as an imperial residence. Two Egyptian marble columns with Roman capitals in one of the large halls on the ground floor place the property at the center of the capital's ancient history.
The villa is surrounded by a vast garden with centuries-old trees, partly terraced, complete with comfortable outdoor furniture, illuminated by suggestive lights which enjoys various shaded areas and an ancient archaeological area with walls, remains of marble capitals, mosaics and a lead pipe dating back to the first century AD.
The garden has a parking area, a swimming pool, a spa area.
Overlooking the archaeological remains of the 1st century AD. you can savor the life of an ancient Roman by immersing yourself in a luxurious hydromassage tub for 6 people, consistent with ancient ablution practices and ideal for hydrotherapy and relaxation.
In a separate area of the garden, under the olive trees, and close to the vegetable garden and yoga platform, you can enjoy the salt water swimming pool.
In the intimate and, at the same time, spectacular garden, there are various areas for outdoor dining under centuries-old Roman pines. A ping-pong table is available to our guests.
The "modern" residence, transformed over the years, was the home of a cardinal in 1700 and, later, a hunting lodge of the Torlonia family, as evidenced by the coat of arms still present on the facade. The current owner, Marina, takes care of every detail to make the villa welcoming and functional with all comforts, including 6 large working marble fireplaces, radiator heating, air conditioning in the bedrooms and modern bathrooms with walk-in showers.
Villa il Cardinale is suitable for those who want to enjoy a country atmosphere in absolute proximity to the metropolis. It can comfortably accommodate up to 14 people. The owner can organize every necessary service for a comfortable, efficient and unforgettable stay.
In conclusion, this is a truly unique property for those coming to Rome. Its walls and its stones speak of Roman history, of its multiple stratifications from ancient times, through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, up to the 20th century. Every single tile of the garden's mosaics carries with it the memory of Rome and its extraordinary charm.