Once home to the counts of Arlatan, this noble 15th-century stone house stands on the site of a 4th-century basilica, and a glass floor reveals the excavated vestiges under the lobby. Digging an excavation in your lobby is just another aristocratic pastime for the friendly owners of this jewel of a hotel, with rows of rooms that horseshoe around a lovely fountain courtyard. Rooms are decorated with a chic, light hand, with quarry tiles and Pierre Frey fabrics. The intimate
lobby bar is a cool, quiet haven. Breakfast is served in pretty courtside salons.