Grand Hotel & La Pace

External frescoes of the Grand Hotel & La Pace

The hotel was founded in 1870 as a way to give “La Pace” (peace) during a time torn by profound social and economic changes, culminating in 1866 with the peace between Italy and Austria.

The hotel’s success came at the beginning of the 20th century, when the Società Anonima Alberghi Montecatini Spatz e Suardi of Milan launched an ambitious renovation project to transform the hotel into a sumptuous luxury hotel with 300 rooms and sumptuous halls designed by the Art Nouveau master Galileo Chini.

Some of the most famous names that passed through these rooms include Gabriele D’Annunzio, Giacomo Puccini, Pietro Mascagni, Trilussa, Marie Curie, Guglielmo Marconi, actors Spencer Tracy, Gary Cooper and Katherine Hepburn, and fashion designer Christian Dior, who died in 1957 in one of the rooms of the Grand Hotel & La Pace due to heart failure.

This facility is currently not open to the public.

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