Villa Regina Antica is steeped in history. Built as a holiday villa for Italian nobility in the eighteenth century it is located on three hectares of a private park only twenty minutes from downtown Rome.
Even the road where the villa is located, the Via Appia Antica, has ancient roots. Via Appia Antica is a completely restored section of the Via Appia, one of Rome’s early and most strategic roads that ran from Rome to Brindisi. The newly restored road passes through the Park of Appia Antica which preserves portions of Roman countryside with its thickets and groves as well as protects many archeologically significant monuments and ruins. The park is closed to vehicular traffic on Sundays and becomes a pedestrian zone with many nature trails for hiking and biking.
The private park of the Villa Regina Antica is surrounded by pines and cypress trees and olive groves. Avenues of trees along stone walkways bisect the grounds, shrubs define garden beds and potted trees line stone footpaths. The landscaping gives the garden a formal appearance that creates a sense of order and calm. The garden area includes a ten by four meter pool and solarium with sun beds and lounge chairs. A large gazebo can be utilized for entertaining large groups.
Completely restored and refreshed, the villa’s architectural “bones” have been preserved reflecting its grand past. The interior reveals richly furnished and appointed rooms with a polished décor. The spacious living room has a cream and gold color palette with fine hardwood flooring and access to the gardens. Classic sofas in cream brocade and ornate occasional chairs offer comfortable seating. An informal multipurpose room that could stand in as a library, study or office has brocaded wall treatments, comfortable leather chairs and sofa and a massive stone fireplace. A gracious formal dining room with faux frieze wall and ceiling treatment seats twelve around an in-laid wood oval table. A bright and spacious winter conservatory with vaulted ceilings offers a pleasant place to relax or chat with access to the gardens. There is a new, well-equipped and modern kitchen for staff use only.
Villa Regina Antica has six bedrooms, each with private bath. In addition there is a staff apartment.
Villa Regina Antica’s park-like grounds combine a rustic haven with a historic setting, and its privileged location is within twenty minutes of the downtown area of Rome. The large villa is well suited for weddings, retreats, family vacations or holidays spent with friends.