When in Rome, live like Julia Roberts
While giving night-time baths to Hazel, Finn and Henry, Julia Roberts had a killer view of St. Peter’s Basilica. Not a bad ritual after days spent filming “Eat Pray Love.”
During production of the popular 2010 chick flick, the Roberts-Moder brood camped out at in the spectacular 2115-square-foot penthouse suite at the Rome Cavalieri. The views of St. Peter’s were made possible thanks to the gigantic bathroom’s glassed-in hydro massage tub. Of course, the kids were too busy to notice. They were arguing over which of four colors to use on the ceiling’s remote control starry fiber optics.
Standing atop 15-acres on Monte Mario, the five-star hotel Cavalieri with OMG views of Rome could either be a stand-alone art museum or spa. Owner Angelo Guido Terruzzi is an art collector and his baby is filled with 1100 museum-worthy 18th- and 19th-century paintings, tapestries and furnishings. Julia and the kids enjoyed a series of original Andy Warhol paintings in their suite, as well as a sofa set Karl Lagerfield designed for his home in Paris.
As for the enviable spa and fitness center, it’s huge (22,000-square-feet) and has Rome’s largest swimming pool.
And one other thing. The hotel’s La Pergola, fiefdom of German super chef Heinz Beck, is Rome’s only three Michelin star restaurant. Its wine cellar has more than 53,000 bottles and even its water menu has 29 choices.
As for Julia’s penthouse suite, it has a 2300-square foot private garden with a gazebo, a solarium and a pool.
Click here to find out more about this Rome stunner that has also hosted Owen Wilson, Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney himself.