The fabulous mountaintop location, its close proximity to Villa D'Este and Villa Adriana, the many panoramic Travertine terraces, the 14 x 7 meter swimming pool with a large children's shallow water area, and exceptional distant views of Rome and surrounding hillside villages, are only some of the features that have made Villa Ripoli a memorable retreat in the Rome area.This exclusive, gated property is an oasis of privacy and security. Villa Ripoli is reached via majestic hand-laid stone driveways and is situated amidst hilly walking paths, shade trees, and well-groomed grounds with abundant roses, hydrangeas and wild cyclamens.
The Italian owners recently restored this 6-bedroom villa with great care and it is a perfect combination of modern comfort and excellent taste. They have appointed the interiors to a very high standard filled with interesting furnishings, rare art and objects from around the world. After their stay, guests will long remember the travertine and alabaster sculptures adorning the gardens, pool and home and the many beautiful paintings that give this villa its character.Some other features of Villa Ripoli are the unique trophy room, the piano hall, and the delightfully warm and relaxing atmosphere of the elegant and spacious living room with its cozy fireplace. Guests fond of cooking will truly appreciate the main kitchen, which is known for its rustic style and informality, especially when the fireplace offers warmth and ambience .
The chef is happy to take requests and will coordinate all of the food shopping as required for your stay. The lovely outdoor dining areas on the terraces are perfect for al fresco meals accompanied by the superb views.The convenient location of this impressive property, just outside of the charming village of Tivoli, makes Villa Ripoli a favourite getaway for guests, as it is only a 35-minute drive from Rome. Travellers wishing to explore the Eternal City and its surrounding attractions, while discovering the charms of an Italian home and being without the crowds will find Villa Chui an appealing option.Villa Ripoli is also the ideal place for large families, business retreats, as well as for a group of friends seeking a peaceful reprieve away from the bustle of the cities.After a long day of sight seeing, guests will appreciate the haven of Villa Ripoli.
Guests enjoy sitting on one of the several terraces, drinking a glass of local wine while watching the breathtaking sunsets as they overlook nearby and distant mountain ranges dotted with olive groves, mustard fields and the reflective pool of Villa Adriana. On clear days, they can see St. Peter's Dome and far off in the distance the Tyrrhenian Sea. A stay at Villa Ripoli is truly a restorative and memorable experience.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 6 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Rooms||6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 6 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (6)|
|Further details indoors|
The main floor has a kitchen with fireplace, breakfast room, pantry, dining room with table for 14 people living room with fireplace, library and music room, powder room and one bedroom and bathroom ensuite.The living room, dining room, music room, and kitchen all open to Travertine terraces.
- 3 Double bedrooms with en suite bathtub/*shower
- 1 king size bed and en suite shower and bathtub. This room claims an original fresco on the wall and access to a terrace.
- The Trophy room: One king size bed and en suite bathtub/shower.
- Air conditioned bedrooms
- 3 panoramic view terraces
- Private swimming pool with shallow area
- Dishwasher & washing machine
- Laundry & pressing room
- Stereo CD player
- Wifi internet connection
- Satellite TV
- Outdoor walking path
- Tennis courts nearby
- Paragliding school nearby.
- Chef and cook on request
- Watercolor and cooking classes
- Daily cleaning- Night watchman in property
- Hikes/walking paths in the local hills (Tivoli)
- Horse back riding (Tivoli)
- Sulphurous and Hypothermal Baths (Bagni di Tivoli)
- Paragliding (Tivoli)
- Several excellent local restaurants (Tivoli).
- Tivoli (nearest village with shops) 2 miles (3.5 Km)
- Rome 18 miles (30 Km)
- Perugia 100 miles (160 km)
- Naples 125 miles (200 km)
- Florence 160 miles (260 km).
Villa Ripoli is located in the breath-taking and culturally rich Tivoli.
Tivoli's worldwide fame rests upon two architectural masterpieces; Villa d'Este and Villa Adriana. Building work on Villa Adriana commenced in 117AD. The Villa was created to provide a sumptous imperial residence, far from the crowds and heat of Rome - for Emperor Hadrian. The ruins of the immense Villa tell the story of both the emperor, who personally supervised its construction, and his court.
The other man to have left his mark on Tivoli was Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, son of Lucrezia Borgia. It was he who commissioned the building of Villa d'Este and the property's magnificent 35,000sqm mannerist garden which, with its many fountains, constitutes one of Italy's most important tourist attractions. The demolition of an entire quarter of Tivoli was necessary, so as to allow for its construction.
Villa d'Este is, in fact, situated right in the medieval center of Tivoli, next to the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Not far from here lies Piazza del Duomo, where to find the town's most important house of worship, the Duomo di Tivoli. Rebuilt in the 17th century, the cathedral stands side by side an ancient 12th century bell tower. Not to be missed: the Rocca Pia, built in the 15th century by Pope Pius II, so as to defend the city from attack.