Casina Valadier Restaurant on the ancient Collis Hortulorum, the highest point of Pincio at Villa Borghese In Rome

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Casina Valadier Restaurant at Villa Borghese In Rome, Italy

Casina Valadier rises up on the ancient Collis Hortulorum, the highest point of Pincio, where in the past great Roman families owned the most sumptuous and vast gardens in Rome. It was built between 1816 and 1837 by Giuseppe Valadier, a well-known Roman architect and urban planner, involved in the important restoration of Piazza Del Popolo and Pincio in Rome. Valadier revised in neoclassical style the prior Casino Della Rota, a 16th century building built on the remains of an ancient Roman cistern.

The Casina was originally a farmhouse, transformed by Valadier into a small neo-classical villa with terraces, loggias, columns and capitals for Cardinal Della Porta. The bust of astronomer Angelo Secchi stands in the small square in front of the house and, if you look carefully, you will see a small hole that indicates the point where the meridian passes through Rome.

The Casina Valadier reopened on 16 June 2004 with a big party. After a restoration that lasted 23 months, this architectural jewel located in the heart of the Villa Borghese has finally taken on its original aspect as designed by Giuseppe Valadier at the beginning of the 19th Century.

On the ground floor, in the former tea room, there is now a wine bar, on the first floor there is a bar with a terrace and on the second floor a large restaurant; the third floor tower, and its exclusive panoramic restaurant, can be reached via a travertine spiral staircase.

Casina Valadier Restaurant awakens again, with regard to the cuisine too. The menu and typical Italian dishes will characterize the gastronomic offer, with typologies and costs differentiated according to the various areas, from the Café for business lunches and receptions to the menu a la càrte and the quick service, from drinks to Italian and international wine tasting.

Casina Valadier
Villa Borghese
Piazza Bucarest – 00187 Rome
Ph. + 39 06 69922090
Fax. + 39 06 6791280
restaurant open from 12.30-3.00pm,8.00pm-11pm
open all days

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