A mixture of multi-ethnic furniture circa 1900, or designed by italian artists and stylists. Thai platform bed, a printed wall-hanging and a dark wood wardrobe. Walls are rag-rolled or silk-hung, cotton drapes and curtains have been made up by a local factory to the Romanelli family’s own designs, and floors are original Venetian marble or wood with carpets collected from travels in Morocco. Some rooms have romantic four-poster beds, while others can be made up as twins.
Ensuites come in the form of compact shower bathrooms where you get Philippe Starck-designed fittings, big-headed showers, hairdryers and divine Ortigia toiletries. There’s also the option of soothing piped music from a selection that includes jazz, Arabian, classical and opera.