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The vision of Lorenzo Giannuzzi

Palazzo Fiuggi is the brainchild of Lorenzo Giannuzzi, renowned for his peerless knowledge of Italian hospitality and for his ability to innovate. Chief Executive Officer and General Manager of Forte Village, Gianuzzi has partnered in some of the most prestigious resorts in the Bel Paese, including Palazzo della Fonte – now Palazzo Fiuggi – from 1988 to 1992, overseeing its renovation after its acquisition by the Forte Hotels group. Gianuzzi’s love of Fiuggi has inspired the resort’s latest transformation. Following a 30-million-euro redevelopment, the Palazzo was relaunched as the ultimate retreat for guests seeking health and wellness. Palazzo Fiuggi stands proudly among the most prestigious and sumptuous destinations in Italy and is fast becoming one of the world’s leading medical spas.

Born From Water

Fiuggi’s spring water is the transformative life force of this iconic spa hotel. In Fiuggi everything is born from the water whose source has been revered for centuries. Reputed to have cured the ailments of Pope Boniface VIII and Michelangelo, visitors have made pilgrimages from all over the world to sample its properties. The development of Fiuggi, one of the most renowned Italian ‘villes d’eaux’, is closely linked to the history of the Palazzo.

Built In 1913

Majestic, refined and unmistakable in its perfect Liberty (Art Nouveau) style, the Palazzo was built to be the grandest hotel in Europe – indeed, it was the first hotel with a swimming pool on the continent. In the early years of the twentieth century, it was the most fashionable meeting place for the doyens of political, scientific and cultural society, as well as a favourite destination for European aristocracy. Now, following a remarkable transformation, the hotel once again welcomes guests of distinction to its luxurious accommodation.

A Heritage Site

In 1914, the King of Italy Vittorio Emanuele III, together with the whole royal family, visited the Palazzo for an extended holiday. While staying here, the King signed the deed that sanctioned Italy's participation in the First World War. On that occasion, an entire apartment was set up and furnished: the same prestigious Royal Suite with terrace that hosts the most illustrious guests today. During the Second World War, the flag of the Red Cross flew on the roof of the Palazzo. Later, the hotel became the headquarters of the Allied Forces for the entire period of their stay in Italy. In 2008, the Palazzo was recognised by the Italian Ministry of Heritage and Culture as a ‘worthy of protection and conservation’.

The Place To Be Seen

The hotel was at the height of its success in the 1930s. In 1936, a swimming pool was installed and roulette, baccarat and chemin-de-fer tables were set up in the sumptuous, frescoed halls. The Palazzo was frequented by the international jet set, including Giovanni Giolitti, Luigi Pirandello, Pablo Picasso, Gabriele D'Annunzio, Guglielmo Marconi, Francesca Bertini, Eleonora Duse, Caruso, Caroll Baker and Titta Ruffo. In the post-war years, the hotel became the summer residence for high-class travellers and a renowned destination for healthy relaxation for celebrities, including Vittorio De Sica, Eduardo De Filippo, Totò, Anthony Quinn, Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman and Re Faruk.

Restored To Its Former Glory

Palazzo Fiuggi has been splendidly restored to its former glory, when royalty, illustrious politicians and media stars alike graced its portals. Its elegant 102 rooms, all overlooking Fiuggi and the park, feature Carrara marble and original parquet, enhanced by sophisticated contemporary furnishings and embellished by the extraordinary frescoes and trompes d'oeil, the Liberty windows and Murano chandeliers. Every detail speaks of a glorious era and imparts its own inimitable style to guests of today.


Discover more about our protocols for your stay: your preparation; hammam welcome ritual; medical examinations; personalized food lines; and our post-residence concierge service.