Monday, 22nd July 2019

Staying in the Irish College

The Pontifical Irish College has hosted visitors from Ireland and beyond since its foundation in 1628. Continuing this tradition the College has established Villa Irlanda Roma to provide guest accommodation. This separate institution, located on the grounds of the Irish College, provides  bed and breakfast accommodation for individuals, families and groups alike.

Where is Villa Irlanda?

Villa Irlanda Roma is located in the historic centre of Rome on the picturesque Via dei Santi Quattro. Situated in the garden of the Pontifical Irish College, Villa Irlanda provides the visitor with a stunning view of the bell tower of the nearby Santi Quattro basilica, where St Francis received approval for his rule from Pope Innocent III. A five minute walk brings you to the Colosseum and onwards to the Roman Forum, the Capitol, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. A short stroll in the opposite direction will take you to the Lateran Basilica, the Holy Stairs and the Basilica of St Mary Major.

How to find us.

Villa Irlanda  is located on Via dei Santi Quattro, 7 near Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano.  Standing in the centre of that Square, you will notice a long, two-storey building with a small clock-tower directly opposite the side entrance to the Lateran Basilica. Leaving the Square behind, take the street to the right of this building (as you face it). Remaining on the left side of the street, you will almost immediately notice a café-bar, the l’800,” on your right. Fifty metres further on is the Irish College, identifiable by two large palm trees in the grounds and iron gates at the entrance. Continue on the right past the Irish College for 200 metres. Villa Irlanda is the first entrance on your left.

What does Villa Irlanda offer the visitor?

Villa Irlanda has been totally renovated in the style of the 1930’s. It is located in its own grounds where the visitor may relax after a day exploring the wonders of Rome. It contains 12 en suite rooms which offer a mix of single, double, twin or triple occupancy. Some rooms are linked so that they can form mini apartments which are particularly suitable for families with young children.  Villa Irlanda also caters for visitors with limited mobility and the building is wheelchair- accessible

Each room is equipped with

  • Air conditioning
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Satellite television
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Hair dryer
  • WiFi internet access
  • Bathroom and shower with emergency alarm

Guests may avail of the swimming pool during the summer months. Limited car parking is available. In addition to the main building, Villa Irlanda can also arrange accommodation in two cottages located in its garden. Each cottage has its own kitchen and sitting room while one has three bedrooms (one double and two twin) and the other two bedrooms (one single  and one double).

Contact us

Consult the the Villa Irlanda website at   For further information email