Villa Grazioli is an Italian
National monument and enchanting hotel with 58 rooms. The colours of frescoes, created by G.P.Pannini in the
eighteenth century, appear so lively to the admirer that one would think
they were freshly painted.
The Villa Grazioli has been equipped with the most advanced utilities so that the
guests can enjoy the comforts of a modern and functional hotel. The
bedrooms have been furnished and decorated in line with the character of
the building: wood, pottery and precious fabrics enrich the furniture,
which has been chosen for its prestige, as well as for its elegant lines.
The pictorial decoration of the Villa has taken place in three different
periods, corresponding to three families who succeeded to the property of
building. Around 1590, Ottavio Acquaviva commissions the decoration of the
rooms on main floor, which is completed by 1612. The Cardinal was more
concerned with spiritual qualities rather than the mundane, therefore
giving privilege to themes that captured the essence of religion and
nature. We can admire, for example, a whole room dedicated to the four
Cardinal virtues: prudence, strength, justice and temperance. Apart from
the character of the land that ascends towards the top of the Tusculum
Hill, the atmosphere is mainly rural, inspiring a spiritual and meditative
life in line with the spirit of the Founder.