Grand Hotel La Pace
The birth of the hotel dates back to 1870, when it promised “Peace” in a period of continuous conflicts but also of immense transformations and great hopes. In 1901, thanks to the foresight of its founders, from “Locanda della Pace” the hotel was renamed “Grand Hotel & La Pace Spa”.
The architect Bernardini designed the new project and Galileo Chini was hired to paint the ceiling of the great ballroom. Chini created a night sky of brilliant blue as a background to harmonious female floating figures, cherubs and flowering stems, in a sort of great art nouveau dream.
A timeless symbol of the thermal springs resort town, with its charm this hotel has attracted many famous celebrities, among them: Gabriele D’Annunzio, Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia and the royal family, Puccini, Toscanini, Badoglio, Madame Curie, Trilussa, the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson, the Shah of Persia, the Rothschilds, King IbnSaud of Saudi Arabia, Ranieri and Grace of Monaco. Recently the hotel has changed ownership and is under renovation, closed to the public. However, on Corso Roma the beautiful entrance window in stained glass by Galileo Chini is still visible.