Erected in the 16th century, the spectacular Park Hotel Villa Grazioli attracted the celebrated from its very first days. Dukes have resided in this superb patrician villa, and the Marquis de Sade once praised its elegance. Perched on a pastoral hillside, this Small Luxury Hotels of the World affiliate delivers sweeping views from the Tyrrhenian Sea and dazzling nighttime vistas of Rome. Inspired 17th century frescoes make this magnificently restored national monument a living museum.
Life at the villa focuses on leisurely pursuits. Hours can be spent simply strolling the surrounding parklands and their restored Italian gardens. Another quiet pleasure is dining at Acqauviva, serving typical Roman and Mediterranean dishes in the midst of lovely views. If you're feeling outdoorsy, spend an afternoon horseback riding or fishing. And, of course, you'll want to visit the nearby Eternal City—home to the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain and more.