Welcome to Villa Palazzola, Rome's best kept secret
In a stunning lakeside location just outside Rome, Villa Palazzola is a 13th century Cistercian monastery, fully refurbished and modernised with a large swimming pool and breathtaking garden terrace. It's the perfect place for parish groups, pilgrims, school groups, families, couples or people on holiday on their own who stay for a couple of days or a couple of weeks. It's also a wonderful place to hold a wedding in Rome.
Have a look at the pages and photos on this website and prepare to be enchanted.
"When I was a student in Rome we used to call Palazzola the ‘anticamera di paradiso’, a foretaste of paradise! This was because we thought then, as I do now, it is a wonderful place. It has a rich history and has lovely grounds, and the old monastery and the chapel are always welcoming and comfortable. People always feel fortunate to have stayed at Palazzola
Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor
"In terms both of the beauty of the natural environment and the warmth of the human environment, this is an exceptional place. My visits there have been happy and fruitful, and I know that all who have shared those visits would say the same."
Rt. Rev Rowan Williams. Former Archbishop of Canterbury,