Park Hotel Villa Grazioli
With both Rome and the countryside of the region known as Castelli Romani at your doorstep, the small province of Grottaferrata (just 15 miles from the city center) is the perfect enclave for those who have already thrown three coins in the Trevi Fountain. Where’s the ideal place to rest your head? At the Park Hotel Villa Grazioli, a Relais & Châteaux property that’s surrounded by manicured parklands and has been the private home of many notable families. In fact, it’s the paintings and photographs collected by the former owners that make this villa such a standout.
Beneath the hotel, two underground passageways link the main villa with the Paggeria and Limonaia outbuildings, where 49 of the 62 rooms are located. (Many have private terraces, garden views, and wood-beamed ceilings.) And although the Abbey of Santa Maria di Grottaferrata is the most famous local landmark, don’t forget to tour the property itself: the hotel’s Panini gallery features frescoes by Giovani Paolo Panini, which date to the 18th century.