The Villa Doria Pamphili is a seventeenth-century villa with what is today the largest landscaped public park in Rome, Italy. It is located in the quarter of Monteverde, on the Gianicolo (or the Roman Janiculum), just outside the Porta San Pancrazio in the ancient walls of Rome where the ancient road of the Via Aurelia commences.It began as a villa for the Pamphili family and when the line died out in the eighteenth century, it passed to Prince Giovanni Andrea IV Doria from which time it has been known as the Villa Doria Pamphili.HistoryOld villaThe nucleus of the villa property, the Villa Vecchia or ‘old villa’, already existed before 1630, when it was bought by Pamfilio Pamfili, who had married the heiress Olimpia Maidalchini, to enjoy as a suburban villa. Thereafter he set about buying up neighbouring vineyards to accumulate a much larger holding, which was often known as the Bel Respiro or 'beautiful breath' as it stood on high ground, above the malarial areas of Rome, and offered spectacular views which were a desirable feature of Baroque villa settings.In 1644 Cardinal Giambattista Pamphili became elected to the papacy and took the name of Innocent X. In accordance with this change in status, the Pamphili aspired to a grander and more expansively sited new villa. Early designs were made, possibly by Virgilio Spada rather than the traditional attribution to Borromini, but these were rejected. Instead the project was placed in the hands of the Bolognese sculptor Alessandro Algardi in 1644, assisted by Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi.Plan to see AtaHotel Villa Pamphili Spa and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rome trip planner.
AtaHotel Villa Pamphili Spa Reviews
We have stayed here for 5 nights to stroll and admire the beauty of Roman art and culture. The hotel offers a shuttle hourly to and from the City for 1.50 Euro per head. You need to catch their last..... more »
I have used to stay at this hotel long time back for couple of days during a conference. It is kind of an old boutique hotel. Room has a great view but quite small. Staff were too friendly. Hotel was.... more »
It was a very nice experience that we had. The prices were very well, and what you would expect from a good quality hotel. It is not too far form Rome, and they do offer a free shuttlebus, which is a huge plus!
It was a little quiet but this was not a bad thing. Prices at the bar and restaurant were a little high also. Pool was great and service was also good. We had a nice stay.
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