HARMONY BETWEEN MODERN AND ANCIENT BUILDINGS
The project was commissioned to architect Mauro Oliveti, born in Veneto to a family of hoteliers and a graduate from the Architecture School of Venice. Inspired by luxury cruise ships, the concept behind the renovation works exploiting the small spaces and providing them with all the possible comforts. While renovating the buildings, located in the historical area of the city, many archaeological remains have been discovered. Among these are the ruins of the wall of the Roman city of Tergeste (dated between the 4th and the 6th century AD) and of a stepped dock, which dates back to the building of the harbour between the 1st and the 2nd century AD. Both of them can now be admired in the Breakfast Room of the hotel. This great result would not have been possible without the technical support of leading Italian and local enterprises: master craftsman Simon Benetton, Settimo Costruzioni, Capiotto (plumbing systems), Fabbian (chandeliers), Moroso (chairs and part of the furniture).