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The Royal Victoria Hotel, which has been welcoming travelers to the city for over 1.000 years, is a rare and precious building, placed under state protection since 1912. The Piegaja family, along with the staff, has guided and accompanied it over the past three centuries, with the awareness that the uniqueness of this place is a gift to be carefully preserved.

Over time, the hotel’s spaces have witnessed the footsteps of royal families, literary figures, and Nobel laureates, among rooms of another era, panoramic balconies, and the splendid flowered terrace overlooking the medieval rooftops of Pisa.

Ground Floor


The Sala dei Bauli is the first space you will encounter as soon as you enter the hotel. Here, our staff will welcome you in the cozy Hall, with its waiting area that can, when needed, transform into a space for small events; this is the case, for example, for the Knitters, the ladies who gather here every Thursday to knit, sipping their tea.

The room is adorned with stuccos and plasterwork dating back to the mid-19th century.

Along the walls, you will observe a precious collection of photographs showcasing views of the riverbanks from the 1800s to the present day, portraits and images of significant events that happened right on the stretch of the river where the building is located, as well as memorabilia of famous personalities.

First Floor


The Saletta del Lungarno Regio is named so to recall the historic name of the stretch of the riverbank overlooking the hotel and to pay tribute to the collection of paintings, photographs, and images of royalty and nobility who have stayed here.

With its intimate and welcoming atmosphere, this room, furnished with a beautiful fireplace, an original mirror, and a chandelier from the early 1800s, is the ideal space for organizing conferences, small events, book presentations, and roundtable discussions, with a maximum seating capacity of 25-30 people.

First Floor


The Sala del Leone is an elegant and finely decorated space, often used for events and conferences, with a maximum seating capacity of 60.

A distinctive feature of this room, with its plumbago blue walls, typically 19th-century furnishings, and Liberty-style stained glass windows, is the presence of photos and paintings of European noblewomen on the walls, created by the painter Edoardo Gelli. Among them is also the painting that gave the room its name: a large portrait of the musician Mary Marchesini, the painter’s sister-in-law, depicted here with a lion skin rug gifted by the King of Siam during his stay in Pisa, and now preserved in the nearby Natural History Museum of Calci.

First Floor


The Sala del Pianoforte is so named because historically, it hosted the room dedicated to dance and music.

It is a welcoming space with colored cement tile floors dating back to the late 19th century. Today, it is one of the spaces used for breakfast.

Among the paintings that adorn its walls, one stands out for its beauty: the portrait of Anna Maria Gelli Marchesini, the grandmother of the current hotel owners, depicted here as a child.

First Floor


The Sala is the second room reserved for breakfast. Due to its spacious dimensions, it is often used for conferences as well, with a maximum seating capacity of 70 people.

It owes its name to the sculptress Ida Maria Marchesini, the wife of the painter Edoardo Gelli, whose splendid portrait reigns in all its charm in the center of the room.

First Floor


The Sala della Fonte, named after its small fountain, from which water flowed from the nearby Asciano spring, is usually used as a space for the breakfast buffet, but, when needed, it can also be transformed into a place for aperitifs and refreshments related to the hotel’s events.

What makes this space unique is the presence of three display cases. The first one showcases the collection of porcelain items that have been part of the hotel’s history. The second and third cases, on the other hand, contain objects dedicated respectively to the Accademia dei Disuniti di Pisa and the Accademia del Peperoncino, both headquartered at the property

First Floor


This room, located on the first floor, is the place where the kitchens were once situated, which remained in regular operation until the year 1990. Today, this place has taken on the form of a museum, where you can still observe the ancient equipment and discover the curiosities related to the history of the hotel’s dining and kitchen.

Secondo Floor


This small corner houses a collection of vintage irons and sewing machines. Today, the room is used as a laundry room available to all guests of the property.

On the walls, there are two portraits of a man and a woman, Fernanda and Gaudenzio, husband and wife of Garfagnana origins. During the second half of the 19th century, they dedicated their entire lives to the hotel, she as a housekeeper and he as a maintenance worker.

Fourth Floor


This terrace, named for its splendid collection of rare and collector’s geraniums, was opened to the public in the 1990s. Particularly beloved by guests staying at the hotel, it is the ideal place to relax and enjoy a drink while admiring the stunning view of the medieval rooftops of Pisa.

This was a favorite painting spot for Sheila Mary, the mother of the current hotel owners, a painter from northern England who came to Pisa at a young age for a cultural journey and then stayed for love.

The terrace can be reserved for small private events and book presentations upon request.

Fourth Floor


These are two panoramic terraces from which you can admire an incredible view of Pisa.

The first terrace, higher up, is named in honor of Giovanni Giuliani, a renowned Pisan architect and artist, who created his work ‘Pisa a volo di gabbiano‘ (Pisa from a Seagull’s Flight) right here, offering a splendid 360° view of the city.

The second terrace, slightly lower, is called the ‘Terrazza delle Rondini’ (Swallow Terrace) because for centuries, groups of swallows have been nesting in the eaves of the roof here.

The terraces are usually opened exclusively upon request for guided tours and special occasions, such as the events of ‘Giugno Pisano‘ (Pisan June). From here, you can enjoy a privileged view of the Luminara, the Gioco del Ponte, the historical Regate of San Ranieri, and those of the Maritime Republics.

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