The history of Grand Hotel Duomo
in front of the tower of Pisa starts in the 1960s
Grand Hotel Duomo Pisa was founded in 1959 by Silvio and Miranda Panichi and managed by Marzio Benedetti, who was also President of Federalberghi for a long time, for over 40 years since the 1960s.
Built according to the canons of the geometric rationalism of the period, devoted to the concept of order, cleanliness of form and functionality, today it returns vaguely retro-style suggestive atmospheres with different materials merging into one another in a game of shapes and colours. Among the materials, the incomparable quality of the real white marble and travertine finishes adorning the hall and common rooms stands out. Marble, a precious and imperishable material, creates, with its veins, a luxurious and exclusive environment. The regular and squared shapes of the marble are crossed and heated by precious wooden frames; tasteful textiles and furnishings complete and refine the rooms with skilful touches.
Services of a 4-star hotel
GRAND HOTEL DUOMO
CENTRAL POSITION IN PISA
50 meters from the Tower
Thanks to this special closeness of the hotel to Piazza dei Miracoli and the leaning tower, Grand Hotel Duomo Pisa has always stood out as a structure ready to meet the needs of an international and demanding clientele.
The rooms and suites of Grand Hotel Duomo in Pisa, a historic structure 50 metres from Piazza dei Miracoli, have all been newly refurbished renovated to ensure today’s travellers have all they need.
The 4-star hotel is located at the end of Via Santa Maria, in the Tramontana district, one of the most characteristic and ancient streets of the city of Pisa with its rows of buildings of the ancient nobility of Pisa, now mostly used as university seats. According to historians and scholars, this district experienced the design intervention of Vasari. Grand Hotel Duomo Pisa guarantees a truly exclusive position for a comfortable stay in the city, as well as for reaching the main Tuscan cities of art..
Faces and signatures of illustrious guests
The entrance is so spacious that there is room for a wooden gallery delimiting the mezzanine floor, here guests can admire the autographed testimonies of celebrities, just like a current red carpet. The names of Vittorio De Sica, Vittorio Gassman, Fred Astaire, Sophia Loren stand out among many others. This gallery of international celebrities also entered the Lounge Bar (link) of Grand Hotel Duomo Pisa, to meet our legendary Bob, who, with either a Martini, a whisky or a cocktail, listened to the stories and tales of stars and common people.