As I walked through the stately building which was originally called the Hotel de la Rochefoucault-Doudeauville and built in 1733, I admired the ballroom with mannequins on the stage modelling skirts made of foliage.
The cosiest place seemed to be the library called The Sicilian Theatre. It was brought over from the Butera Palace in Palermo by the Duke Lanza di Branciforte di Camastra for his bride Rose Ney d' Elchingen.
The staircase was designed by Henry Parent in Louis XV style with marble in seven colors while the walls were adorned with Gobelins tapestries.
This contemporary accessory fits right in with the decor - it's called style
Delicate bijouterie sparkling against the sunset
Elegant collection of handcrafted coats
Sophisticated electrical bicycles made in Milano
It was a special day dedicated to the past, the present and the future
of Italian style of life and savour-faire
One of the guests decided to park right across the road without buying a parking ticket. He's in for a surprise.