Residenza Napoleone III

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Once through the rather austere entrance to this former renaissance palace, take the old wood and metal lift to the third floor. Step out into an immense hallway of irregular marble and you will find the suite hidden behind the heavy wooden door on the side of the hallway.

The Residenza Napoleone is a 150m2 square apartment which was home to Napoleon III in 1830. It comprises three large, interlinked rooms of identical size, a small bathroom and a kitchenette. Each room has its own individual character according to the décor and the paintings on display.

The first room you will enter is the empire-green dining room with its fireplace, orchids, silver tableware and romantic paintings of the ruins of Rome. The second room, the sunset yellow lounge with comfortable sofas and cushions, abounds in paintings of mythical battle scenes and bright-eyed portraits. Finally in the third room, with its huge canopied bed bedecked with cushions, hang vast natural landscapes. A temple and a group of young people fade into the distant greenery, in the same way as modern-day civilisation fades into your distant memory once you are in the room.

Although different, all the rooms have a common identity: high ceilings with painted beams, old immaculately-waxed parquet floors, simple, regular patterns adding a touch of colour to the walls, vast curtains framing double windows and a myriad of trinkets and lamps. However the apartment derives its elegance not from these individual features alone, but from the harmonious marriage of all the elements: tastefully matched semi-tones and colours, stripes and patterns. All the paintings, armchairs and accessories are grouped in pairs, adding to the necessary symmetry of the whole.

The charm of the rooms is immediately impressive but at no time intimidating, indeed quite the opposite of ostentatious luxury. Harmony is also to be found in the ingenious combination of old furniture and new technologies: a large flat screen hides behind a painting, the fax is concealed in a drawer of the bureau, a projector in the crown of the canopied bed and the wifi is everywhere. The bedroom has triple glazing and the whole apartment is air-conditioned. The technology is however no more than an accessory, the main priority is your well-being.

A choice of pillow size, mobile phones on loan and the services of a butler or chauffeur on demand are some of the many little added touches that will ensure you are well looked after throughout your stay.

The Blue Room, measuring some 20m2 and named after the colour of its Chinese vases, can be booked in conjunction with the Residenza Napoleone for families. It is located upstairs from the main suite and has two single beds and a small private terrace. You should add a €530 supplement per night to the price of the Residenza Napoleone III itself.

Finally, at the top of a spiral staircase nestles the cosy Roof Garden suite, with its alcove bed and large terrace overlooking Rome. For this rooftop jewel count €730 per night.

Starting at 1400€ Book now
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Breakfast 9 Rating : 9
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Residenza Napoleone III

Largo Goldoni, 56
00186

Metro station : Spagna