The history of the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo dates back to 1280. Built during the decline of Countess Matilde di Canossa's reign and at the birth of the Age of Communes to house the "Capitano del Popolo", the new ruler elected to govern the city.
In 1400, it was home to Sigismondo d’Este and, lastly, it became a hotel in 1515, charmingly named the "Locanda del Cappello Rosso’.
The last significant renovations were completed last century when the hotel took on its still current aspect: it is certainly one of the oldest hotels in Italy: in fact, it will soon be celebrating its 500th birthday!
The Hotel Posta has been managed by the same family since the 1920's. Their exciting history of passion and love for the art of hospitality and long-term success has made this hotel a prestigious residence, perfect for both business or pleasure in the heart of the Emilia river valley.
Reggio Emilia, 7 January 2011, the celebrations for the 150th anniversary of Italian Unity are officially underway.
In the first city to fly the Italian flag, the Hotel Posta had the honor of hosting the President of the Republic Giorgio Napolitano, cementing this prestigious 4-star hotel in Reggio Emilia as a presidential residence. Event photos >>