A small architectural jewel in the heart of Rome
, the AW Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel complex, was created from a 17th century convent, originally designed by Francesco Borromini (1599-1667). A corner of tranquillity in the heart of the Trastevere, the AW Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel lies at the foot of the Gianicolo, in Via Garibaldi 27.
The hotel takes its name from the founder of the religious institute. It was during the year 1642, when Donna Camilla, noble lady of the Farnese family, commissioned Francesco Borromini to design the convent of the “Santa Maria dei Sette Dolori” and the adjoining namesake church.
After an immaculate restoration, with respect both to the architectural criteria of the Baroque period and of the original project of Borromini, the convent has been transformed into a four star hotel
The roof garden of the AW Donna Camilla Savelli Hotel bestows almost the impression of travelling back in time through the centuries. In the centre is positioned a fountain, also from the Baroque period. And radiating out from the fountain is an immaculate garden, well tended in every detail, an ideal location for receptions and exclusive events
or simply the place to enjoy a relaxing moment with a book.
The cloister, the refectory, the entrance and communal areas, all conceived by Borromini recalling the classic antiquity and the atmosphere of the Adriana Villa in Tivoli, make the Donna Camilla Savelli a unique entity in the landscape of Italian hotels.