Tel: +39 0694749178 Fax: 0694749166 palazzola@palazzola.it

About Us

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.

Schools – Please contact us for school group prices. We have some great deals for low season.

Gift Vouchers – Why not purchase a Palazzola Gift Voucher, the perfect gift for family and friends, to mark a birthday, an anniversary, a jubilee. They are also the perfect Christmas gift. Gift vouchers are available in sterling or euros and for any amount you choose. We’ll email you the voucher with a copy of our brochure and you can print them out. Just perfect for that last minute gift. To order your Gift Voucher email us on direttore@palazzola.it.

Welcome from the Rector

The best view in Italy

The beautiful Villa Palazzola was built on the site of a Roman Consul’s prestigious summer estate.  It lies perched high above the extinct volcanic Lake Albano, 18 miles south of Rome.  For centuries Palazzola was home to Carthusian, Cistercian and Franciscan monks and friars, whose memory is preserved in the stunning 13th century church of Our Lady of the Snows which stands alongside the medieval convent and its classical Italian garden.

In 1920, Palazzola was purchased by the Venerable English College as a retreat from the sweltering heat of Roman summers.  In recent times, the College has developed this unparalleled site to create  facilities for hospitality, recreation and conferencing; and is delighted to be able to open its doors to share with you the Villa’s beauty and charm.

Only minutes away from Ciampino Airport, with its low-cost flights you can come for a few days retreat, pilgrimage or respite.  You can organise conferences, weddings and other special functions here.  Hire a car and explore the charming towns and Roman ruins of the Alban Hills, Marino and Frascati, lakeshore beaches, family-run trattorias, wineries and the nearby sea-towns of Ostia, Nettuno, Anzio.  The opportunities in and around Palazzola are never-ending!
 
The Villa is located among 16 acres of protected woodland, sports grounds and nature trails.  From the terraced sides of the garden, there are breathtaking views across Lake Albano to the Pope’s summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, down to Rome itself and out to the Mediterranean Sea.  The writer Henry James described it as “the best view in Italy!”
 
Our website provides all the necessary information about Villa Palazzola and you may submit a booking request there.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any inquiries.
 
We look forward to seeing you!

Monsignor Philip Whitmore 
The Rector, Venerable English College

Weddings

Every year more and more couples come to Palazzola to celebrate their wedding.

Talk to us first and together we will prepare a personal wedding package to meet your requirements exactly and to create the perfect day which you and your guests will remember for ever.

Weddings

Every year more and more couples come to Palazzola to celebrate their wedding.

Talk to us first and together we will prepare a personal wedding package to meet your requirements exactly and to create the perfect day which you and your guests will remember for ever.

Conferences

We can adapt the room for small groups or any number of people up to 64.  Alongside the Conference Room is a large private terrace and secluded garden with magnificent lake views, the perfect place for coffee breaks or outdoor sessions

Conferences

We can adapt the room for small groups or any number of people up to 64.  Alongside the Conference Room is a large private terrace and secluded garden with magnificent lake views, the perfect place for coffee breaks or outdoor sessions

Recipe Book

Discover all the secret recipes of the Palazzola, and bring to your own table the fabulous flavour of Italian culinary tradition! 

Recipe Book

Discover all the secret recipes of the Palazzola, and bring to your own table the fabulous flavour of Italian culinary tradition! 

Accommodation at Palazzola

Whether traveling alone, with a friend, your partner or as part of a group, Palazzola has the perfect accommodation for everyone

 

 

Accommodation at Palazzola

Whether traveling alone, with a friend, your partner or as part of a group, Palazzola has the perfect accommodation for everyone

 

 

Facilities and Recreation

Outdoor sports are well catered for at Palazzola.

The garden terrace offers delightful walks with spectacular views of Lake Albano, Castel Gandolfo and Rome.

At the end of the terrace garden is the volley ball court beside the magnificent 25 metre swimming pool.  

Facilities and Recreation

Outdoor sports are well catered for at Palazzola.

The garden terrace offers delightful walks with spectacular views of Lake Albano, Castel Gandolfo and Rome.

At the end of the terrace garden is the volley ball court beside the magnificent 25 metre swimming pool.  

Important Information

 

Meals at Palazzola – Daily full board consists of breakfast, lunch and supper each day. If you need an extra meal at the start or end of your stay, please pre-book this and pay for it when checking in. 
 
Breakfast is from 08.00 to 09.00, lunch is at 13.00 and supper at 19.30.  Unfortunately for staffing reasons we cannot serve meals or cold plates outside these hours.  Please be aware of this and note the airport transfer time when booking your flights. 
 
We cannot offer a reduction or refund for any meals not taken.
 
If your group is leaving before 07.30 we may be able to offer a light, pre-packed breakfast, provided you order it well in advance.  For individuals who request it we can leave basic supplies in the tea room.

Contact us

Via dei Laghi Km 10.800, 00040 Rocca di Papa (Rm)

Tel. +39 06 94 74 91 78

Fax +39 06 94 74 91 66

palazzola@palazzola.it

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