We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Fontana del Papa

Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Tolfa
14/05/2017 15/05/2017
Show Prices
Management photos
Fontana del Papa
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

83 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 74: English reviews
Start your review of Fontana del Papa
 Click to rate
Reviewed 28 May 2016

We were so excited to experience the Italian countryside! I am noticing all the reviews were from 2015 and before. It has obviously deteriorated since then. We were dropped off by the driver they provided in to the "italian twilight zone"! There was NOT a welcoming family...just one woman. She begrudgingly fed us lunch since we arrived at 10 in...

5Thank susan S
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

It is hard to describe in words how special my day was with Assuntina and her family at Fontana del Papa. My friends and I (we are a group of six in total) work on a cruise ship that docks in Civitavecchia, and I stumbled across the Fontana del Papa website while looking for cooking classes in ports that our...

2Thank Linz625
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 1 July 2015

It is an intimate experience. you feel like you may have stepped out of one of Shakespeare's plays set in Italy. Even the animals have a bit of magic to them. The kitchen is warm; whether a beginner or someone with cooking experience, you come away having learned and having fun. I have been twice, once alone and once with...

1Thank Nancy M
Santa Cruz, California
Reviewed 26 April 2015

If you are looking for an authentic farmhouse experience, this is your place. Assuntina is a force of nature and, with her family, turned a monastery ruin into a home. They invite you in to share their lives, learn to cook local dishes, using locally sourced foods, many grown on the premises and visit local treasures. Bagnarello natural hot springs...

1Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We have just arrived back from the most amazing four days at Fontana del Papa. As I said in the title, words really cannot do this place the justice it deserves but I'll give it a go! The owner, Assuntina, was welcoming from the very start, picking us up from the airport and filling us in on the plan for...

Thank Quins84
Reviewed 25 May 2014

Difficult to know where to begin - this is the most beautiful place, a bit like a Disney movie come to life. A gorgeous 16th century farmhouse, lovingly restored and run by Assuntina and her daughter Emma, who produced lovingly home cooked meals and generous carafes of wine and selected Italian digestives (much needed after fabulous and substantial dinners). You...

Thank Jncrwfrd
Sussex, UK
Reviewed 28 April 2014

My sister and I just got back from celebrating her 50th birthday with a cookery weekend at Fontana del Papa..It is a breathtaking 16th century farmhouse with spectacular views all around just one hours drive from Rome airport. We were picked up by Luca the older son from the airport. He spoke English well and was very friendly and helpful....

Thank NancyTSussex_UK
Paris, France
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We live in Paris and wanted our six-year old twins to experience the beautiful Italian countryside and food. Fontana del Papa was perfect for our family vacation as it was located just an hour from Rome, and set in pastoral paradise. We had amazing meals and relaxed on the sunny patio while the kids played hide-and-seek among the olive trees...

1Thank Josephine M
Erin, Canada
Reviewed 17 February 2014

Beautiful home, surrounded by gorgeous property on Etruscan ruins. Unbelievable value for the experience. The family is so welcoming and warm. Can't wait to visit again! We ate in the kitchen with the family! It just felt like home.

Thank CarolCMifsud
Carlsbad, California, United States
Reviewed 12 January 2014

What an incredible four days! Thank you Assuntina(owner/manager and our new friend), Emma( daughter and cooking teacher extraordinaire and our new friend) for a fabulous stay. We were led to Fontana del Papa by a connection in Vetralla and spent almost four days at the farmhouse B&B. We had planned three nights with two days of cooking. Since we were...

Thank Linda P

86 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (85)
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Dining (11)
Room/Suite (9)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Pool/Beach Area (2)
View from Room (5)
Other (52)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (1)
Other (1)


  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Fontana del Papa is a 16th century farmhouse in a totally secluded environment offering absolute peace and quiet and spectacular views of the surrounding hills and mountains. Its careful restoration plays tribute to its original architecture preserving stone walls terracotta floors, original chestnut beams and vaulted ceilings. Fontana del Papa above all else is a family home and as such offers a unique holiday experience in the countryside, where guests feel at home with an Italian family. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fontana del Papa

Address: Strada Prov. Santa Severa, 00059 Tolfa, Italy
Region: Italy > Lazio > Province of Rome > Tolfa
Price Range: RM568 - RM852 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Fontana del Papa staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Fontana del Papa staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“the suite with sitting room great for two couples or family”
nancymR3059UB, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“The eponymous suite Fontana del Papa is stunningly beautiful.”
Jncrwfrd, 24 May 2014 | Read review
“I stayed in the Fragola room, which is nice in cooler times because it is beside the shared fireplace room and the kitchen is just down the stairs. Would be good if a family or another couple had the room on the other side of the sitting room.”
alaynaw2013, 5 Sep 2013 | Read review
“If you want your own area to relax pick a room with a sitting area. Dont be shy ask questions and the staff will accomidate you.”
markr309, 7 Jul 2013 | Read review
“Some rooms have shared sitting rooms. I stayed in the junior suite and it had a private sitting room and huge bedroom. However, don't be too concerned about the room, because you can relax outside as well.”
  • Junior suite at Fontana del Papa
MikeN7, 9 Oct 2012 | Read review
5 of 5