Villa Medici is a historical palace of the 16th century located on the Pincio hill, in the heart of Rome, that decided to open its rooms to the public.
Seat of the French Academy in Rome from the XVIII century, Villa Medici is first of all a cultural institution, its core being the residency of fellows and the organisation of several cultural events such as exhibitions, conferences, festivals.
Villa Medici offers the opportunity to stay in its rooms following specific housing requirements.
The “historical rooms” are the old Villa Medici’s apartments. The rooms are decoreted with Renaissance frescoes, works of the manierism of Jacopo Zucchi and his studio, as well as wall cladding and furniture imagined by Balthus in the 1960s. They are comfortable rooms of about 70 m2, equipped with a doublebed and a bathroom with a bathtub, with a view either on the city of Rome or on Villa Medici’s gardens.
The “rooms of the gateway” are former fellows’ apartments served by a wooden gateway. They have a view on Villa Medici’s gardens or on the gardens of the famous church of the Trinità dei Monti. They are comfortable rooms of about 40 m2, equipped with a doublebed on a mezzanine floor and a bathroom with a shower.
How to book a room
It is possible to book a room not earlier than four months in advance. The reservation is done only by e-mail from Monday to Friday (from 9.30 am until 3.30 pm) at the following address: [email protected]. Please provide details about the type of room you are interested in (historical or standard one) and dates of arrival and departure. We will do as much as possible to answer you within 48h and, if available, a room will be booked in accordance with your request.
We are delighted to welcome you at the Villa Medici. Please read carefully the general rules on accommodation below.
Villa Medici is a historical monument where restoration works can be carried out at any time. We apologise that the works’ schedule may change and in some cases the result might be the unexpected cancellation of the bookings with a very short notice.
Please be informed that there is no elevator to reach the rooms but a stone stairs. The gateway rooms are each served by a wooden gateway which runs alongside the building on the 4th floor. Each room has a private bathroom, with a shower or a bathtub. No food or drinks can be ordered in the rooms. Breakfast is not included in the price of the room, however, guests staying at the Villa can benefit from the sale of croissants and coffee from Monday to Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 am (internal service reserved for guests at the Villa, artists in residence and members of the Academy team).
The reception is opened from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm from Monday to Saturday, and from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Sunday. Luggage is not delivered in the rooms. Prior to departure, luggages can be left in the reception but we decline any responsibility in case of loss or theft of your personal belongings.
The French Academy in Rome organises various cultural events opened to the public throughout the year (conferences, concerts, festivals, exhibitions), as well as guided tours of the gardens for which you need to book a ticket in advance. We would like to inform you that these cultural events can cause noise disturbance late at night. We kindly ask you to excuse us in this particular circumstances.