Name: Villa Laetitia
Villa Laetitia is a boutique hotel set in a fascinating historical residence located high-end roman Della Vittoria neighborhood and moments from the centre of Rome. Owned by the House of Fendi, this luxury villa with an annex is a 9-minute walk from the Lepanto metro station and 31 km from Leonardo da Vinci International Airport.
You know you are in for a treat here when you step up the marble steps to the doorway, which is framed by two very large statues balancing on plinths to either side of the door. Once inside, the foyer is cool and trendy with a black and white Art Deco decor. The stylish look is accentuated by the equally stylish staff. Beyond the foyer, you will witness the intimacy of this boutique Italian villa and can enjoy their very romantic with a lush green garden.
Rooms are located both in the Villa’s upper floors, Villa apartment, and in the Garden House which was once the property’s guest house, giving guests the opportunity to enjoy either an amazing view of the city and the Tiber or to savor the magical peacefulness of the Villa’s lush gardens.
Each room is a world of its own, distinguished from other environments with details meticulously chosen to match the “liberty” style of the Villa. To me, the villa seems to have stepped back into the best of the 1940s, with fabulous and vibrant geometric designs and Art Deco furnishings which complement the tiled floors. Some of the garden house rooms, for example “Green”, have their own patios. “Round” has a round bed! Each room is both special and unique. All rooms have Satellite TV (SKY), Wifi, mini bar and linens and towels by FRETTE.
This completely unique bar has stunning red walls scraped as to reveal its original colors. It’s ceiling frescos have been beautifully renovated showing joyful scenes, bringing this old Villa’s fumoir back to life in all its splendour. An Arabian-style mood will make you appreciate the comfort of your armchair while ordering your favourite cocktail. A wide choice of drinks is complemented by a handful of exquisite dishes from the Piccolo Menu, created in collaboration with Chef Danilo Ciavattini, perfect for a quick but relaxed lunch.
The Enoteca La Torre Restaurant
The Enoteca La Torre Restaurant as won many awards. In 2010 it was awarded one Michelin and has received 2 forks for Gambero Rosso for five consecutive years. In 2010 this restaurant was described as one of the best restaurants of Latium with one of Italy’s most important wine cellars. The great wine cellar has been made even richer with an array of exclusive wines carefully selected by Anna Fendi Venturini.
Their young Chef Danilo Ciavattini, introduces a mixture of high-end gastronomy and wellbeing. With a passion for flavours and aromas and using scents that remind him of his youth – he resurrects his gastronomical emotions. Top quality, strong flavours and respect for the natural succession of seasonal products, dictate his cuisine. Maitre Luigi Picca and Sommelier Rudy Travagli will make your journey this journey for your senses even more memorable.
Anna Fendi Venturini designed Villa Laetitia to replicate the nostalgia of intimacy of your own home. She wants you to enter the foyer and feel at home. Admittedly the ambience is likely to be more exotic and historic than your own home. I for one do not have a fresco on my ceiling! Nor do I have a passionate gourmet chef in my kitchen (regrettably!) but when you stay here, and walk out of the door and down their rather swish residential street, you can play with the idea of this being your rather nice Italian mansion in Rome. Yes, I like that. Villa Laetitia, my mansion in Rome, at least for a night or two!
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