The history of hospitality begins in 1467
Antico Albergo del Sole al Pantheon’s building, one of the oldest hotels in the world, was opened in 1467: in fact, in that year the hotel, then known as the "Locanda del Montone", hosted the officers in the entourage of the Emperor Frederick III.
During the Renaissance it was then renamed as Albergo del Sole; over the years the facility has welcomed many prestigious guests and historical figures, this way the hotel managed to keep the flame of the vocation as an inn with a restored look and refurbishment over the years.
A precious piece of antiquity that expert restorers have been able to restore to its original splendour.
A tradition of hospitality
As evidenced by the commemorative plaque on the hotel facade, Ludovico Ariosto stayed at the Antico Albergo del Sole in the Pantheon in 1513, leaving an indelible trace of the passage of his poetry.
"Indi col seno e con la falda piena
di speme, ma di pioggia molle e brutto,
la notte andai sin al Montone a cena."
Ariosto Sat. III (as stated in the commemorative plaque).
In 1768, among his guests, there was also a young Count of Cagliostro, who went to jail and met his wife in Rome in 1768. In modern times Pietro Mascagni stayed there during the Cavalleria Rusticana period in 1890. Without mentioning Sartre, a frequent visitor with Simone de Beauvoir.
Historic commemorative plaques on the Hotel facade to remember our special guests, PIETRO MASCAGNI and LODOVICO ARIOSTO.