The 4-star Hotel Massimo d'Azeglio in Rome has a long and colorful history.
In 1875, Maurizio Bettoja bought the ground floor of the building where Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio currently stands, which at the time housed a long-established restaurant, originali a tavern opened for the Jubilee of 1575 near the Basilica of S. Mary Major. Maurizio Bettoja's son Angelo had a feeling that it would be an ideal location for a hotel. After hiring a manager and staff, he bought the rest of the building and transformed it into Hotel Massimo d'Azeglio, named after the famous XIX c. statesman, painter and writer.
Since then, the hotel has welcomed guests of all nationalities into a building that - in spite of its many renovations - has been able to hold onto its late nineteenth century atmosphere and style. The main façade has kept the same look as it had under King Umberto, while its interiors have undergone many changes.
Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio's many guests have included the King of Serbia, the WW I ace aviator Francesco Baracca, Benito Mussolini, General Diaz, Louis Armstrong, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Fausto Coppi and Mascagni, among others. An important collection of prints and paintings representing the sovereigns, statesmen, and events of the Risorgimento (the Italian XIX c. unification movement) hang in the lobby, conference rooms, bar and restaurant.
Near the bar, in the spacious ground floor lobby, there is an autograph of Cavour and a self-portrait of d'Azeglio, along with three of his drawings.
Its centrally located position, near the Termini Railway Station, and is an easy walk to the National Museum of Rome, the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the Trevi Fountain, the Coliseum, Imperial Forums, and the Opera House, making the hotel an ideal site for those coming to Rome by air or by train.
Its proximity to the hub of the subway system enables you to move around the city easily, and the direct airport train, taking you to and from the Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino airport, is available only a short walk away at the Termini Railway Station.
The hotel's 197 elegantly decorated rooms are distributed on 5 floors, one of which is dedicated to non-smokers.
Hotel Massimo D'Azeglio also has a well-known restaurant and a tavern, "La Cantina", that has an important collection of wines and which can also be reserved for private dinners.
The hotel's air-conditioned "Sala Risorgimento" can also host conferences of up to 180 people. It is fitted with state-of-the-art audio and video technology. Direct telephone lines and copier service are also available.