This bedroom has been named in memory of the Siennese Fabio Chigi (1599-1667). He became the 237th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church in 1655 under the name of Alessandro VII until his death in 1667. He was a member of the notable family of the Chigi, who were famous Tuscan bankers. Before becoming Pope, he received a strong private education, obtaining a degree in Philosophy, in Canonic Law and Theology from the University of Siena. As Pope he encouraged the renovation of the architectures and arts in Rome, giving a thrust to the eternal city for the development of the baroque style. He was a great estimator of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, to whom he commissioned the wonderful St. Peter's colonnade in Rome. On the façade under one of the two windows there is still the papal coat of arms with the family symbol (Chigi) and the keys of St. Peter. He loved to see the staircase to the Cathedral from the windows on peaceful nights.
With two double bedrooms, the Pope Alessandro VII room is like a small apartment. Each bedroom has its own double bed. Therefore the room normally accommodates 4 people. As well as the spaces designated for sleeping, there is also a cozy room with a table and four chairs. Should any of our guests need an extra-bed, this could be added in this space without any problems. The furnishing is in shabby chic style with old maps and prints at the walls (for example, a print of a medieval Siena with lot of high towers, an imperial ban of Pietro Leopoldo, ecc.). The room comes complete with a private bathroom paved with ancient green tiles, two basins, a bidet, a toilet and a shower.
Each bedroom has a window overlooking the stunning Piazza San Giovanni, with the Cathedral staircase, the Baptistery of Siena and the ancient streets of this medieval city. On the façade, under one of the windows there is still the papal coat of arms belonging to Pope Alessandro VII with the keys of St. Peter in Rome.