Rome | Villa Spalletti Trivelli
Today we’re discussing the Eternal City of Rome. Of all the places in the world that I’ve been, this city holds a special place in my heart. It’s more than just a gorgeous open air museum. It has a heart and soul to it, created by thousands of years of messy yet beautiful human history.
We also have a very special guest with us today, my friend Andrea Spalletti who owns and runs Villa Spalletti Trivelli in the heart of the city. The Villa is Andrea’s family home, built in the late 1800s and as we talk a bit about it, you’ll come understand Roman and Italian history in a new light.
Andrea and I chat on everything from Italian wines, to hidden archeological ruins in the city, to up and coming neighborhoods that still feel Roman.
Thank you to our sponsor for this episode, Covac Global.
Listen to hear:
- 02:07 – About Andrea’s favorite scene on the property
- 03:23 – How his family is related to Napoleon Bonaparte
- 06:10 – Why Rome is special for him
- 08:52 – Which areas in the city are exciting for visitors to explore
- 13:55 – What makes Rome a golf destination
- 16:16 – How it feels to share a family home with guests from around the world
- 18:14 – Who Andrea’s favorite historical character that spent time here is
- 22:23 – What his favorite piece of artwork on the property is
- 28:17 – How the journey of transforming the Villa into a guest home went
- 30:16 – Why the location of the Villa is a perfect start to explore Rome
- 32:35 – What special experiences you can enjoy here
- 37:36 – Why the wines and their own vineyard are dear to him
- 40:53 – About Andrea’s favorite choices on and off the property
- 48:44 – What you will learn about the world after visiting Villa Spalletti Trivelli
- 49:52 – How humanity is reflected in hospitality
Listener Exclusive Amenities
A welcome bottle of wine
$30 F&B credit per room per stay
A private use of the jacuzzi on the rooftop for 2 hours with free flow of Prosecco