The hotel is situated in one of Ravenna’s most interesting buildings of the Renaissance period. Folklore suggests that it was the birthplace of the ill-fated mistress in Dante’s Divine Comedy Francesca da Polenta, wife of Gianciotto Malatesa. Today the Cappello is the only hotel from the late 800’s still operating in Ravenna. Superior rooms, some with beautiful frescoes which allow modern day visitors to relive a special atmosphere; the Ravenna of Dante and Byron and of a building which, notwithstanding the changes, jealously guards it’s art treasures. The building is a perfect example of classical Venetian architecture. It is uncertain how the Hotel got it’s name, the sign of a hat “Cappello” could have been a symbol of social distinction, thereby denoting a hotel for patrons belonging to the upper classes.
Total of seven rooms : two doubles, two junior suites and three deluxe suites with superb furnishings; some of the rooms are decorated with splendid frescoes from the Renaissance period. Each room is fully equipped and finely decorated in a colour scheme that has inspired it’s name.