An elegant arcade of Doric columns welcomes guests at the entrance of the Palazzo Ruspoli in Rome in the famous Via Condotti, before climbing a flight of marble steps and find yourself in front of the ancient busts of Roman emperors and other finds. We are at Residenza Napoleone III, near Piazza di Spagna. The emperor from which it took its name lived here in 1830: it is one of the most luxurious places to stay in central Rome. Today owned by Prince Peter and Princess Letizia Ruspoli, who have decided to renovate the two apartments in the palace restoring them to their original splendor.
The largest, the Napoleon Suite of 150 square meters, has three rooms with antique furniture, sumptuous oil paintings, tapestries of the sixteenth century, a parquet floor and frescoed walls. The master bedroom is enhanced with a four-poster bed with draped fabrics and silks. Along with the Napoleon Suite, you can also book the Blue Room, connected to it, a romantic room of 20 square meters, so called because of its refined Chinese vases.
The second apartment of 70 square meters, the Roof Garden Suite on the top floor, has a beautiful terrace dotted with pots of lavender which offers a breathtaking view of the capital. A perfect space for delicious breakfasts, to enjoy the relaxing warmth of the sun in Rome, or the spectacle of sunset by candlelight. The Roof Garden Suite is accessed by a spiral staircase. In his “The Count of Montecristo” Alexander Dumas quoted the terrace of Palazzo Ruspoli as the perfect vantage point to watch the carnival in Rome.
It is the classic beauty of the Roman palace, of the furnishings and details delightfully taken care of, to create a special atmosphere among the rooms of Residenza Napoleone III. Some even called Residenza Napoleone III the world’s most posh bed&breakfast. Definitely an experience that will make daydreaming.
Residenza Napoleone III
Via Fontanella Borghese 56, Roma