The granddaddy of Roman hotels and one of the oldest in the world—the doors first opened in 1467—this charming hotel is adjacent to the Pantheon and right in the middle of the lovely Piazza della Rotonda. The rooms are small but comfortably furnished with high ceilings, terra-cotta floors, and renaissance-style beds. Frederick III, Ariosto, Cagliostro, and Pietro Mascagni (who checked in here to celebrate his opening night of the opera, Cavalleria Rusticana)
all graced this hotel with their presence. Request a room that overlooks the Pantheon and the piazza's café scene.