Tuesday, February 11, 2014


1889/96 Gaetano Koch (1849/1910)
It was the first hotel to be built on Via Veneto with the name of HOTEL DES SUISSE
It was the headquarters of the Canadian Armed Forces after the World War Two
In the vault of the main hall and on the first floor frescoes painted in distemper "Allegory of the glorification of Rome and the House of Savoy" 1900 by Domenico Bruschi (1840/1910)
Among the distinguished guests: Frank Sinatra (he wanted 5,000 basil plants on the terrace because he used to get up at three in the morning with the desire for fresh pesto), Take That, Duran Duran, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Tina Turner

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