Villas and Gardens of Rome

Great Villas and Secret Gardens in the Italian Capital
Heritage Tour
In Person
March 20 - 27, 2022
Rome, Italy
Curt DiCamillo

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No place can compare to Rome.

And no time is better than spring in the Eternal City, where we’ll have exclusive access to some of the most private and elusive places in the Italian capital. From the great villas built in and around the city, to the most secret gardens, the best of Rome will unfold for us. There will be exclusive, private visits to the Sistine Chapel (confirmation pending) and the Villa Medici and meals at the Palazzo Patrizi and the American Academy in Rome. Not to mention special visits to the Papal Palace of Castel Gandolfo, Parco dei Mostri, and to a secret, private villa that has been in one noble family for over 400 years. We’ll be based at the luxurious Hotel de la Ville, noted for its confluence of classical Roman design and contemporary cool. Housed in an 18th century palazzo at the top of the Spanish Steps, the hotel has breathtaking views of the city and features three restaurants, an enchanting courtyard, and a Sicilian-inspired spa.



The luxurious, five-star Hotel de la Ville is centrally located near the Spanish Steps, yet provides a tranquil atmosphere away from the throngs of tourists. This vibrant, modern-day icon incorporates the best of classical design with modern comforts, as exhibited in the onsite wellness center and throughout each spacious guest room. Guests will enjoy sumptuous linens, over-sized king beds (a true luxury in Europe!), and lavish marble bathrooms. You might dine in the elegant Mosaico and Da Sistina onsite restaurants, or sip cocktails on the Cielo rooftop terrace bar.

Download Full Tour Itinerary

  • Monday, March 21 - Arrival in Rome
  • Tuesday, March 22 - Rome
  • Wednesday, March 23 - Tivoli & Vatican City
  • Thursday, March 24—Rome 
  • Friday, March 25—Bomarzo, Vignanello & Caprarola 
  • Saturday, March 26— Castel Gandolfo Park of the Aqueducts & Rome 
  • Sunday, March 27—Return to the United States 
Villa Medici
Villa Medici / Jean-Pierre Dalbéra
Curt DiCamillo
Decorative Arts
Historic Houses
Curt DiCamillo, who joined American Ancestors/NEHGS in February of 2016 as the organization’s first Curator of Special Collections, is an internationally recognized authority on British historic houses and the decorative arts.
Hotel de la Ville, Rome, Italy

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Questions? Contact Cy Britt, Director
(617) 226-1267