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Villa Palazzola
Via dei Laghi, km.10.800
00040 Rocca di Papa

Tel: +39 0694 74 91 78
Fax: +39 0694 74 91 66

How to get here

Flights to Rome Ciampino

Ryanair  from Dublin, East Midlands, (summer only) Edinburgh, Glasgow Prestwick (summer only) Manchester and Stansted:

By road

If you are coming by car, make for the Rome ring road signposted Grande Raccordo Anulare or GRA and take exit 23 in the direction of Albano/Ciampino (do not take the Ciampino centro direction!). 

Continue for around 1.6 km on the SS7 and take the exit marked Marino – Via dei Laghi. Follow the SS217 for about 7 km and you will come to another crossroads. Take the direction marked Rocca di Papa- Velletri. Another 4 km – much of it with Lake Albano on your right – you will find our drive on your right marked Villa Palazzola on a white sign. You will need to ring our doorbell (Uffico) when you approach the bollards at the top of the road. Once opened by our staff, you will proceed down the road and park your car in the spaces outside the front door.

Flights to Rome Fiumicino (Leonardo da Vinci)

Getting from the airport to Palazzola

If you wish to organise a collection from airports or other means of transportation please contact direct so we can organise for you. Please ask for quotes. Palazzola would need to know of any private transfers you have booked in order to accommodate meals.

Palazzola is only 18km from Fiumicino Airport (FCO). This can take between one hour or two hours depending on traffic. Ciampino (CIA) is closer at just 8km and will take around 15 minutes to transfer.

By train/taxi

There are frequent train services from Fiumicino airport to Roma Termini station and hourly trains onwards to Marino Laziale station.  Advise us in advance the time of your train, and we can arrange a local taxi to be waiting for you at Marino as there are no taxi ranks there. From Ciampino there are buses to Ciampino station where you can take the train to Marino and proceed as above. View the taxi prices.

Arriving in Rome by rail

Mainline train travel in Italy is fast and not expensive.  Most trains arrive in Rome Termini from where a local train departs for Marino (see above).  For rail timetables and routes see the English language pages of

By bus from Rome


From Rome Termini take metro linea A to Anagnina. The Acotral bus (marked Rocca di Papa via Via dei Laghi) departs from bay No. 5 four times per day, presently at  06.55, 11.10, 13.35 and 15.05 Monday to Friday, 06.55, 11.10, and 13.35 on Saturdays and at 11.00 and 19.00 on Sundays and public holidays. Check these times close to the day you intend to travel.

Buy a ticket from the ticket office prior to boarding and cancel it in the machine at the rear of the bus. The journey takes about an hour and goes via Castel Gandolfo traversing Lake Albano before ascending to Rocca di Papa. Ask the driver for Via dei Laghi, Convento di Palazzola  and the bus may stop near the top of the drive, HOWEVER THE OFFICIAL BUS STOP IS AFTER THE ROUNDABOUT BEFORE TURNING UP TO ROCCA DI PAPA (about 20 minute walk)

If you are coming with a party or group it is possible to book a coach to meet you at the airport.  We can also arrange coach hire for a half day or full day to travel to Rome or further afield.  Contact us for further details of optional destinations and rates

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.

12.00 Fiumicino is the cut off time and 12.15 Ciampino

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.