I just got back from Paris last night. I have jet lag and my bags are still not unpacked so of course I’m already thinking about where I want to go next. I saw photos of the new Palazzo Dama hotel in Rome on Instagram and in the new Elle Decoration France while I was sitting in the Air France lounge. It looks like it’s right up my alley.
Palazzo Dama is located close to the Piazza del Popolo near where I stayed during my last trip so maybe this would be the perfect place for a Rome do-over. It was designed by Antonio Girardi of LabARK with modern touches that off set the history of the building. I love the description from the website below.
“Constructed near the banks of the Tiber River, the Roman villa served as both the Malaspina family home, as well as backdrop to high society gatherings where the family entertained diplomats, aristocrats, and prominent cultural figures. Palazzo Dama is named to honor the dignified elegance of the aristocratic women – the dames (or dame in Italian), who once roamed the halls throughout the generations of Malaspina dignitaries. The hotel’s name, in particular, pays homage to Anna Maria Malaspina, an 18th century Marquise who was admired for her refinement and recognized equally for her great many writings and poems as she was for her exuberant, playful and witty spirit.”
I’m going to start researching flights right after I unpack.