VOI Donna Camilla Savelli

  • City Breaks, Italy, Rome

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Originally designed as a convent at the end of the 17th century by the famous architect Francesco Borromini, VOI Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel has been lovingly converted into a beautiful hotel without changing its original features. The vaulted frescoed ceilings, winding travertine stairwells, chequered flagstone floors, huge windows and the Baroque church on the hotel's site are some of these features, making this calm oasis in the heart of Rome such a magical place. The building is furnished with antiques and oil paintings, some of which date back to the 17th and 18th centuries.

The hotel is located in charming neighbourhood of Trastevere on the west bank of the River Tiber. This authentic area of Rome sits just south of Vatican City and is filled with bustling bars and local restaurants. With a bus stop just outside and a tram stop five minutes away it is easy to explore the city's main attractions. The Sistine Chapel is only two kilometers away and the Colosseum is three kilometers from the hotel. The roof terrace has superb panoramic views over the city that can be enjoyed while sipping on a glass of wine or a cocktail. Enjoy peaceful walks in the hotel's beautiful garden that houses a baroque fountain, a small oasis amidst this chic district of Rome.

Transfer time: approx. 45 mins by private car from Rome Fiumicino Airport or approx. 40 mins from Rome Ciampino Airport.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 99
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

Classic Rooms are housed in the new wing of the convent and have a four poster bed offering pure comfort.

Superior Rooms that were once used by the nuns of the convent and offer a peaceful stay. The rooms have been decorated in rich warm tones such as ivory, green and brown and use elegant Italian fabrics. The rooms have one double or two twin beds.

Executive Rooms  are also located in the original convent building with beautiful views over the courtyard garden or the rooftops of Trastevere. The fresh light decor is embellished with exposed wooden beams and period furniture, creating a unique relaxing environment.

All rooms are fully air conditioned, LCD satellite TV, telephone, minibar, free wifi and a safe. The Classic rooms have showers whereas the Superior and Executive rooms have a bath or shower.

 

Accessibility

The hotel has four accessible rooms for people using a wheelchair or with walking difficulties. These rooms are accessible by lift. They are available on request, please call to book. 

 

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Rome

The capital city of Rome is Italy’s masterwork. You can marvel at the Colosseum, Vatican City and Roman Forum with just 48 hours in the city, thanks to a UNESCO-listed historic centre with a roll call of millennia-old ruins and soaring domes.

Away from the well-worn paths, Rome has plenty of surprises up its sleeve. Dive into tangled medieval neighbourhoods like Trastevere for narrow trattoria-lined streets and hidden chapels - the area comes alive at night with locals enjoying an aperitivo before heading out to dinner. Discover the city's stunning piazzas, framed by ornate buildings and boasting intricate baroque fountains. Or take some time out in the manicured Villa Borghese gardens with ancient villas that showcase some of history's most revered works of art.

And just when you think you’ve seen it all, the city changes. An ever-changing flow of new restaurants, art exhibitions and festivals means that there’s always an excuse to revisit Rome.

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Excursions

Panoramic Open Top Bus Tour (24 – 48 hours)

This two-hour bus tour of Rome is a great introduction to the city and stops off at some of the most popular sights. Stay for the whole tour, which has taped commentary in English, or hop on and hop off at your leisure.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £22pp/£27pp – hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Angels & Demons Tour (half day)

Discover the secrets if the Illuminati in this tour that was inspired by Dan Brown’s novel. You’ll follow in the footsteps of Dr. Robert Langdon and visit locations from the movie including Santa Maria del Popolo Church, Piazza del Popolo, St. Peter's Square and Piazza Navona to follow the ‘Path of Illumination’.

Departs: Tue & Fri from 01 Apr – 15 Nov

Price: £51pp – includes entrance fees to Castel San Angelo. Hotel pick up and drop off is not included.

Crypts & Catacombs Tour (half day)

With millennia of history, Rome is home to some truly fascinating sites. On this tour, you’ll head into the Eternal City’s underground burial chambers and crypts from across the ages. You’ll visit the Cappuccini Crypt that was decorated entirely with human bones, the Domitilla Catacombs (an ancient Christian burial ground) and the Church of San Clemente that has a pagan temple with ruins reaching 57 feet deep.

Departs: Daily from 01 Mar – 15 Nov

Price: £63pp – includes entrance fees. Hotel pick up and drop off is not included.

Trastevere Evening Food Stroll (3.5 hours)

This group food tour will start in Rome’s historic food center, Piazza Navona. The culinary journey will take you through the Jewish Ghetto, Campo de'Fiori and Trastevere, where you'll uncover some of Rome’s best-kept foodie secrets. As you wander, you'll visit celebrated bakeries, delicatessens and wine bars, where you'll have the chance to taste some culinary delights. You'll be introduced to typical Roman specialties such as supplì, steaming rice balls oozing mozzarella, or slice of pizza ‘al taglio’. After strolling through the Trastevre area you'll be ready to sit and relax in a typical romantic trattoria in Trastevere, for your evening meal. Here you can taste different pastas accompanied with fantastic local wines. End your gastronomic feast with some classic Italian gelato from a local geriateria. 

Departs: Mon, Wed & Fri from 01 Feb - 31 Oct

Price: £87pp - Includes food and wine tasting, a local food guide & sit-down dinner. Hotel pick up and drop off is not included.

Colosseum Tour (3.5 hours)

Skip the line at the Colosseum and follow your expert guide through the Gladiator’s Gate, where you’ll be able to step onto the arena floor – an area that is off-limits to most visitors. You’ll continue your tour of the rest of the Colosseum before heading to the Roman Forum and Palatine where your guide will discuss the rich history of Imperial Rome.

Departs: Daily from 01 Apr – 31 Oct

Price: £53pp – includes entrance fees. Hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel & St. Peter's Basilica (half day)

Skip the lines on the small group excursion and enjoy a professionally-guided tour of the Vatican Museums that house one of the most extensive art collections in the world. After this informative tour, you'll visit St. Peter's Basilica where you can admire Bernini's intricate detail in the building's design and admire the world-renowned Sistine Chapel. 

Departs: Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat from 01 Apr - 31 Oct

Price: £60pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Pasta Making & Tiramisu (3 hours)

As any Italian will proudly tell you, the best cooks in Italy are the beloved ‘Nonne’ (grandmas).  This class is a chance for you to learn to cook recipies that have been passed from generation to generation. You'll be welcomed with drinks and antipasti before you begin cooking. Discover how best to stuff ravioli, create the distinct tortellini twist and cook up the perfect ‘sugo’ (sauce) to adorn fresh tagliatelle or fettuccini. Finish off by learning how to make the quintessential finale to any Italian meal, tiramisu. 

Available: Mon – Sat between 01 Feb - 31 Oct

Price: £69pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Pizza Masterclass (1.5 hours)

Where better to learn the art of pizza making than in the Italian capital? Learn the tricks to make your own authentic Roman style Pizza under the expert guidance of the pizzaiolo (pizza maestro). Step inside the esteemed cooking school where you'll be greeted with prosecco and antipasti, to wet your appetite before making your own culinary delights. Learn how to make pizza from scratch, from kneading the home made dough to topping with fresh seasonal ingredients, before sitting down to enjoy your delicious creations with your new foodie friends. 

Available: Mon, Wed & Fri between 01 Feb - 31 Oct 

Price: £51pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Voice of Rome (2 hours)

Suspended between history and legend, myth and beauty, Rome is packed with sights to behold. On this sightseeing adventure admire the Eternal City, from the Fori Imperiali to the Colosseum, from the comfort of the Voice of Rome minibus. The city will come to life as you learn about the history, culture and curiosities of Rome with your own audio guide. 

Departs: Daily from 01 Jan - 31 Oct

Price: £30pp - hotel pick up and drop off is not included

Facilities

Bars and Restaurants

Il Ferro e il Fuoco Restaurant serves an à la carte menu of traditional Italian cuisine in a warm and intimate setting. Try the Renaissance tasting menu for an authentic culinary experience. 

Bar Bistrot serves breakfast, a wide selection of light snacks such as sandwiches and salads as well as evening meals. The restaurant is open from 12.00am - 3.00pm and from 19.00 - 10.00pm. The bar is open from 11.00am - 12.00pm. 

General Facilities

  • Garden
  • Roof terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Laundry service (payable locally)
  • Babysitter (on request)
  • Lifestyle lounge
Meals

Breakfast is served between 7.00am – 10am offering a selection of fresh breads, pastries, fruits and cereals as well as hot options. In the summer months breakfast can be enjoyed in the hotel garden.

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VOI Donna Camilla Savelli
Rome, City Breaks,Bed & Breakfast
23/08/2020 - 3 nights
2 adults
From London Gatwick
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