Though some rooms are small, they are tasteful, and best of all, housed in a 15th-century palazzo that retains some of its wood-coffered ceilings from the 1500s, as well as its original staircase. Some of the up-to-date bathrooms offer tubs as well as showers. The inviting public rooms, with gleaming terra-cotta floors and Oriental rugs, retain a 19th-century aura, and the pretty box-hedged garden offers a good place to unwind. The little bar, Victorian in decor, has a jovial barman mixing up tasty libations. Two annex buildings have elevators and lack the sometimes challenging steps of the main hotel.