Palazzo Vilòn: a new world of grandeur

16 May 2023
Written by
Teresa Cremona

Sleep in the former residence of the Borghese family

You enter Palazzo Vilòn from Via di Ripetta, precisely from the ‘tastiera del cembalo’, the loggia of Palazzo Borghese commissioned in 1804 by Prince Camillo to Antonio Canova. From a sumptuous staircase you enter the private residence of the Shedir Collection: four splendid, unique, exclusive suites where you immerse yourself in the grandeur of Palazzo Borghese. Located near the Spanish Steps the Palazzo, residence of the Borghese family, powerful dynasty of the European seventeenth century, was the proud works of the architect Carlo Rainaldi and the scenographer Giovanni Francesco Grimaldi. It was later completed in May 1678 and is one of the perfect example of Roman Baroque. 

Palazzo Vilon means sleeping in the very heart of history, a world of grandeur that has revived thanks to a meticulous and careful restoration by the architect Giampiero Panepinto. 

To describe these environments would mean going beyond the definition of luxury: halls, lounges, galleries, rooms, alcoves, frescoes, stuccos, statues, gold, marble, mirrors, bas-reliefs, works by the best artists and craftsmen: an unrivaled opulence which tells the story of the life, the habits, the ambitions and the power of the Roman aristocracy. 

The rooms overlook the private garden of Palazzo Borghese (designed by the architect Giovanni Paolo Schor) an oasis with a central fountain that stages ‘Il Bagno di Diana’ with the nymphs; a water theatre animated by sculpted figures by Leonardo Retti. 

In the priceless historic setting of Palazzo Vilòn, guests can make use of the private kitchen for candlelit dinners or large receptions hosted by the Executive Chef of the Hotel Vilòn Gabriele Muro as well as a SPA with an indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, gym and an unprecedented club.

Discover Palazzo Vilòn

The Hall of Mirrors at Palazzo Vilòn. Ph. Credits Mattia Aquila
One of the bedrooms at Palazzo Vilòn. Ph. Credits Mattia Aquila

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