The historic building overlooks the Piazza di Corte designed by Bernini and Fontana, and bears witness to Ariccia and the Castelli’s past as a Grand Tour destination. Formerly Casino Stazi, in 1819 Antonio Martorelli transformed it into a cozy and renowned hotel, frequented by internationally renowned painters and men of letters, such as Turner, Corot, and Ivanov. The beauty of the landscape, the mild climate and the proximity to Chigi Park made it a kind of Academy en plain air. The inn still retains traces of this artistic fervor, with the cycle of wall paintings by Polish painter Taddeo Kuntze, which recounts mythological legends related to Ariccia and its sacred forest. Today it is a venue for temporary exhibitions and cultural events.

Openings and reservations:

Can be visited on weekends or during special openings.

Saturday: 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

For more information: 388 3636502.