For a century and a half, it has witnessed history in the making:
King Victor Emmanuel II, Lenin, Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis
Stevenson and the brightest stars of Hollywood have all stayed
here. The hotel was chosen for the Allied command during the war
and, in recent years, for President Eltsin and his delegation.
The original Art Nouveau facade and the elegant interiors, the
glorious furnishings and historic library with its 700 nineteenth
and twentieth-century volumes have all been beautifully preserved.