Villa Lante in Trastevere

The architectural restoration and building redevelopment of a building from the 1700s

2020 – 2023

Building, energy, structural and plant upgrading works

Italian Province of the Society of the Sacred Heart


€ 9.038.588,00


Rome, Italy

Arch. Ciro Calabrese



Edilerica’s intervention is affecting the 1700s masonry building, part of the Villa Lante complex, located on Via San Francesco Sales in Trastevere, Rome. Work is focusing on building rehabilitation, seismic improvement and architectural restoration, intended to transform the building into a multipurpose facility equipped with the comforts common to the most modern hospitality facilities, with private rooms, conference rooms, common areas and offices.

Right from the start, the characteristics of the old building brought out critical issues related to the placement of facilities and the passage of piping, such that the project needed to be adjusted and revised during construction.
An entire floor-which by original design had office use-has been converted into a multipurpose room with spaces that can be converted into both offices and bedrooms as needed. These changes involved, among other things, the addition of a bathroom in each room and a redesign of the water systems.

On the administrative and bureaucratic side, these design improvements required numerous efforts to obtain certifications and permit updates.

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Setbacks, challenges and solutions

During excavation of one of the elevator shafts, Edilerica found that a portion of the building lacked a foundation. This resulted in significant excavation and underpinning to a depth of 5 meters to create an embankment to support the entire structure.
The establishment of a profound state of deterioration of the roof also required the replacement of the roof with a mixed steel and wood structure.

The absence of an attic or loft in the church roof, which had initially threatened to jeopardize the reconstruction work, was remedied by the Edilerica team with the construction of an underbridge supported by external scaffolding, which acted as a support and allowed workers to operate safely.

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