A big little jewel set in the heart of Arnaboldi Dome, one of the most prestigious symbols in the early capital town of the Kingdom of the Lombards: Pavia.
With its five wonderful Suites, the spectacular Dance Hall and the romantic terrace that overlooks Piazza di Lino and emanates a pleasant fragrance of roses and wisteria, Arnaboldi Palace is the ideal location to discover the fascinating atmosphere of an elegant nineteenth-century building that offers the typical comforts of any boutique hotel. A peaceful oasis, where history and culture combine with comfort and splendour in order to offer an unforgettable stay to its guests, who will be delighted by the natural beauty of a refined and unique residence, located in an extraordinary place.
Arnaboldi Palace, indeed, is in the noble floor of the historic building erected for Count Bernardo Arnaboldi Gazzaniga at the end of the XIX century. The complex was projected by the Count, who was the mayor of Pavia at that time, to create a meeting point for businessmen, merchants and mediators. The project was commissioned to Ercole Balossi, who, in 1880, erected a futuristic and astonishing building for that time. The building was around an octagonal square, dominated by a monumental iron and glass dome – 32 metres high – inspired by the bigger Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan and Galleria Umberto I in Naples. But not only the position makes Arnaboldi Palace extraordinary.
Its sumptuous Dance Hall, which once was an exclusive bridge club, nowadays is the room for breakfast and relaxation. It is adorned with a bronze and glass majestic and valuable nineteenth-century chandelier, which hangs from the ceiling and is 9 metres high. With its 12 arms, 132 lights and dozens of glass bobeches, splendidly illuminates the entire hall.
The Suites of this small but exclusive luxury hotel are cosy, customized and equipped with any comfort. So, the Suite del Camino (Fireplace Suite) can host a family of four people, thanks to its king-size bed and two sofa-beds that make two single beds. The spacious room offers a relaxation area opposite a faux fireplace, and a big bathroom, equipped with marble walls and hydro massage tub. The Suite dell’Idillio (Idyllic Suite), which offers a spectacular view of the Cathedral, is characterised by a giant nineteenth-century painting called “Idillio campestre” (Countryside Idyll) and realized by the master of the so-called succo d’erba technique, Rodolfo Morgari. Art is the protagonist of the Suite Rubens (Rubens Suite) as well, where you can find a leather shelf with an inscription: “Pet Paul Rubens”, which was probably written by the famous Flemish artist.
Therefore, Arnaboldi Palace is a chest of treasures for anyone who has eyes, head and heart to discover and appreciate them in all their splendour.