Right around the corner from Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps, Residenza di Ripetta is an oasis of peace and tranquility nestled in one of Rome’s most famous former convents, a stunning 17th century structure that embraces an intimate inner courtyard.
17th century baroque treasure, Residenza di Ripetta is a former convent.
To enter its expansive, verdant inner courtyard is to enter an oasis in the very centre of Rome. Paintings, statues, and original frescoes adorn its many enticing spaces but a remarkable collection of contemporary art also reside here.
Located between Piazza del Popolo and the Spanish Steps, throughout the centuries, the Residenza di Ripetta provided shelter for religious, unmarried girls ‘endowed with good talent and lively and generous compassion’ to ‘keep them away from the dangers of the world and preserve their virtues, until the opportunity of either a marriage or becoming nuns’.
The original convent developed and grew over centuries thanks to the generous papal support. One of the most honourable donors was Pope Innocenzo XI, whose marble bust is now located in the main ballroom - a former chapel of the convent.
Spacious serenity prevails in Residenza di Ripetta‘s 69 guest rooms and suites. The high ceilings and understated elegance, so intrinsic to the original 17th century architecture of the building, is perfectly complemented by a harmonious blend of classic styling and modern accents. Rooms are large, a testament to the building's ecclesiastical heritage and the tranquil, shaded inner courtyard garden offers respite from the heat of the day.
Take a walk around the hotel's public spaces and wide corridors and stumble across precious antiquities artfully combined with contemporary artworks and innovative sculptures.
Rooms vary from classic double 30 sq m to 2 bedroom suites 95 sq m .
Residenza di Ripetta is home to Café di Ripetta Restaurant along with the secluded Giardino di Ripetta.These much-loved and much-lauded venues allow Chef Rodolfo Chieroni to craft and showcase his culinary masterpieces.Rodolfo's dishes are not only ideals of Italian flavor and aroma, but also of color and composition, and loyal clientele understand his food to be a visual treat, real ‘pictorial cuisine’. The refined dining room is capacious yet intimate and alive with modern and antique art. Its natural hues, fine antique furniture, deep armchairs and luxurious soft furnishings are a warm embrace for its guests. For dining under the sky by day or night, food and carefully selected wines are served in the lush Mediterranean Giardino di Ripetta.
Chef Rodolfo Chieroni was born in Rome. His passion for his city runs deep and can be felt in the flavours he creates and the stunning presentation of his dishes. After training at the prestigious High Institute of Culinary Art in Venice, Rodolfo gained invaluable experience working in the kitchens of St. Regis Grand Hotel, the Giardino degli Ulivi of the Hotel Cavalieri Hilton and another deluxe Rome hotel, Hotel d’Inghilterra. His food philosophy is to experiment and to tell stories with his dishes. He innovates by creating unexpected flavor pairings that lead to exciting new experiences, but the taste of Italy is always at the heart of his dishes.
This hotel is family friendly. Families are accommodated in 2 bedroom suites (up to 5 people). In double rooms, complimentary child extra bed up under 12 year old. Hotel can arrange babysitting, children amenities, baby products, discounts on children meals.
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