Villa Spalletti Trivelli, Rome

An elegant, early 20th-century villa owned by an Italian aristocratic family, Villa Spalletti Trivelli is an intimate hideaway with just 15 bedrooms and suites, set within a beautiful garden and just steps from the Trevi Fountain. This boutique hotel still retains the feel of the spectacular private home it originally was, with a relaxed air of discretion and personal touches throughout.

The family’s collection of antiques, original works of art and Flemish tapestries decorate the interior, and during the warm summer months the gardens provide a tranquil respite from Rome’s hustle and bustle. Sit on the sun terrace and enjoy the scent of fresh rosemary, read a book in the magnificent wood-panelled library, enjoy a stroll along nearby Via del Corso and Via Condotti or perhaps a spa treatment in the hotel’s wellness centre, before relaxing in the drawing room with a drink from the complimentary honesty bar.

Hotel guests can also enjoy organic olive oil and wine made by the Spalletti Trivelli family on their Umbrian estate, Pomario.