Art in the Hotel
The Boscolo Exedra tells the story of the "Thermae Diocletani", some of the most famous and elegant baths of the past, displaying the marvellous evidence from the excavation, such as the pool in the Diocletian Hall, the large tile mosaic floor in the foyer of the meeting area, or the octagonal fountain under the Michelangelo Hall. The hotel's interior is adorned with grand marble busts depicting gods, 19th Century reproductions of the classical models.
The Clementine Wing, the result of a transformation of the thermal "calidrum" in the storehouses of the Roman grain stores, still has the original wooden trusses on show, expertly salvaged and restored.
Staying at the Boscolo Exedra is also an opportunity to admire an important element of modern art: Mario Sironi's (1885-1961) solemn draft of Geografia, the rigid posture of a sitting woman, almost as if on a throne, with the world at her feet as the central element of the composition.