Vicolo dell'Orso - Several interpre-tations have been given to the origin of the name.
The first is that the family Orsini, gentlemen of this middle aged district, had set their coat of arms in marble representing a bear. The Maes believe that the name derives from an antique bas-relief (wedged on the corner of Via del Soldato) representing a lion ruffling with a deer, in which, as the lion was represented in an approximate way, the people mistook it for a bear.
Others instead believe that it simply originates from the hotel's emblem which was transformed into the Osteria dell'Orso where Montaigne lived, Rabelais and maybe even Dante, ambassador of Bonifacio VIII during the Jubilee in 1300. The inn was richly furnished with bronzes, gildings, brocades of silk and gold fit for a court.
The Antica Dimora dell'Orso is located in the heart of the Eternal City and is therefore surrounded by the most important places of ancient Rome.
On this page write some historical note of some of the most important monuments that will be a few steps.
Our accomodation is not only a place to sleep, it will be part of your trip.
You will find yourself enchanted in a renaissance atmosphere, and its unforgettable unique tastes will enrich your stay in the eternal city.
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