The Aldrovandi Villa Borgehese packs all the essentials necessary for an unforgettable day in the park.
Romance And Intrigue
With the staff’s inherent knowledge of the lay of the land, the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese packs all the essentials necessary for an unforgettable day in the park.
Guests are outfitted with complimentary bicycles, a sumptuous picnic lunch loaded with local delicacies, prepared by resident chef Claudio Mengoni, and a sommelier-selected bottle of fine Italian wine. After the picnic and a ride in the park, guests pedal their way to the nearby Galleria Borghese art museum. Reservations book up months in advance, but Aldrovandi guests needn't worry, since the hotel has arranged for booked tickets ahead of time.
Built in the early 17th century in the Baroque style, the 20-room villa-turned-gallery houses some of Rome's most impressive sculptures. On the ground floor, the Apollo and Daphne room is named for Gian Lorenzo Bernini's sculptural depiction of the mythical Greek sun god and the beautiful Naiad nymph.
Holding court nearby, in the Pauline Room, is Antonio Canova's seductive Venus Victrix, a white marble depiction of Pauline Bonaparte (Napoleon's sister), commissioned by her husband Camillo Borghese. Upstairs, the second floor is reserved for paintings by Raphael, Titian, Caravaggio, and other Italian masters.
To learn more about the Aldrovandi Villa Borghese or to arrange a romantic picnic and museum excursion by bicycle, please contact the concierge upon making a reservation.