Palazzo Bonacolsi, also known as Palazzo Castiglioni, is a Gothic palace in Mantua, located in the beautiful Piazza Sordello, opposite the Ducal Palace. Today, a tavern and a guesthouse are set in the palace, Taverna Bonacolsi and, respectively, Palazzo Castiglioni Luxury Suites. SHORT HISTORY Palazzo Bonacolsi was built at the end of the 13th century by Pinamonte Bonacolsi on land purchased from Rolandino de Pacis. Pinamonte acquired and incorporated into the palace other nearby buildings, including the Tower of the Cage (Torre della Gabbia), symbol of the power of the Bonacolsi. The Bonacolsi family ruled Mantua from the beginning of the 13th century and until August 16, 1328, when Rinaldo, the last of the Bonacolsi, was overthrown during a revolt supported by Luigi I Gonzaga, who seized the power. Starting with 1328, the palace became the property of the Gonzaga family. First, Luigi I Gonzaga owned the palace, then the building passed to his son, the Marquis Gianfrancesco I Gonzaga, who passed it further to his son, Alessandro Gonzaga. Alessandro died young, and his brother, Ludovico, became the new owner of the palace. Between 1479 and 1487, the palace was the residence of the Countess of Rodigo Antonia del Read more [...]
Dietro l’Angolo is a guesthouse in Brescia, located about 100 meters from the Piazza della Loggia and the beautiful Palazzo della Loggia. The guesthouse offers modern rooms with bathrooms and studios with parquet floors and beamed ceilings. The rooms include a flat-screen TV, refrigerator and electric kettle. The studios also have a small kitchenette. A sweet Italian breakfast can be enjoyed every day at the property. HOW TO GET THERE Dietro l’Angolo is located about 1 kilometers from the Brescia railway station. The closest Metro station is Vittoria, located about 160 meters away, and the closest bus stop is in Via Dante 2, about 140 meters away, on the bus Line 15.
Residenza del Borgo is a guesthouse in Bergamo, located about 1 kilometer from the historical center of the city – Città Alta. All rooms of the guesthouse are fitted with air conditioning, a microwave, a fridge, a kettle, a bidet, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. The rooms have a private bathroom with a bath or shower and free toiletries. The property also provides guests with a terrace. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. HOW TO GET THERE The guesthouse is located about 2.2 kilometers from the Bergamo railway station. The closest bus stop is right in front of the property, in Via Borgo Santa Caterina 47, on the bus Line C.
Bergamo Sottosopra is a bed and breakfast in Bergamo, located in the modern part of the city – Città Bassa, about 650 meters away from the square of Largo Porta Nuova. The B&B has 3 rooms inspired by the impressionist painters Anquetin, Gauguin and Matisse. Free WiFi is available throughout the property and private parking is available on site. The bed and breakfast offers a continental or buffet breakfast. HOW TO GET THERE The B&B is located about 900 meters from the Bergamo railway station. The closest bus stop is in Via Quarenghi 19, about 100 meters away, on the bus Lines 5 and 6.
Alla Rocca is a bed and breakfast in Bergamo, located in the historical center of the city – Città Alta, about 250 meters away from the Piazza Vecchia and the Cathedral of Sant’Alessandro. The B&B welcomes its guests in a triple room and 5 double rooms. The spacious and comfortable bathrooms are fitted out with bath and shower and equipped with hairdryer. The wide living room is a peaceful and cosy meeting point with every comfort, kitchenette and WiFi. HOW TO GET THERE The closest bus station is right in front of the B&B, in Piazza Mercato Scarpe, on the bus Lines 1 and 3. In the same square, there is also the Funicular to Città Basa. To find the B&B on foot, use the map below.