JACOPO DELLA QUERCIA

Room Details

Room

Fast free Wi-Fi Flat Screen TV Air conditioning
14 square meter Heating Mini Bar
Wardrobe Table Chairs
Relaxing Armchair

Bathroom

Basin Toilet Bidet
Shower Hair-Dryer Toiletry Set

Overview

The name of this bedroom pays respect to the Siennese sculptor Jacopo della Quercia (1374-1438). Jacopo was a sculptor during the Italian Renaissance, a contemporary of Brunelleschi, Ghiberti and Donatello. He is considered a precursor to Michelangelo. He takes his name from Quercia Grossa (now Quercegrossa), a place near Siena, where he was born. He has worked throughout Italy. He is remembered especially because in 1406 he was asked to build a new fountain in the Piazza del Campo in Siena. It had to replace the original fountain with a statue of the goddess Venus. This pagan statue was blamed for an outbreak of the Black Plague. The statue was destroyed and buried outside the city walls to avert its “evil influence”. This prestigious commission shows that he was already being recognized as Siena’s most prominent sculptor. The rectangular fountain, built in white marble, was dedicated to the Virgin, adorned on the three sides by many statues and multiple spouts. Seeing as he accepted also other commissions at the same time, progress was slow. He started in 1414 and the fountain was only finished in 1419. He carved the panels in the workshop for sculptors, next to the Cathedral, less than 100 meters from Il Battistero. This workshop is now converted into the Cathedral Museum. It was called Fonte Gaia, because of the joy and the festivities when it was brought into operation.

The room is a double bedroom, perfect for couples. It is possible to have a different set with two single beds. The room has particular details in iron from the middle ages above the bed and this construction technique was very common during Jacopo's time and is the main reason behind the room’s name. The room comes complete with a private bathroom paved with modern grey tiles of the well-know Italian brand Mutina, a basin, a bidet, a toilet and a shower.

You can glimpse of the Basilica of San Domenico from your windows and there are some renovations taking place at the moment which will add a terrace overlooking the city's rooftops.

In the room there is a tiny spiral staircase which brings upstairs, in our balcony with the amazing view of San Domenico Church.
Approximately 14 square meters

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