The suite consists of an entrance hall, a small living room, a bedroom and a bathroom with bathtub, the latter designed and built in 1941 for the commander of the German occupation troops in Italy, Generalfeldmarschall Albert Konrad Kesselring.
It has been the bedroom of many artists, famous art critics, presidents of the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Watercolour Society of Art, Royal Society of Art painters, magistrates and writers.
Among the many to stay here were Sir Alfred East, Sir Frank Brangwyn, Alfred Barr Jr, Salvador Dali, Cecil Hunt and Pablo Picasso.
The bathroom has been perfectly restored and reproduced with tiles of the same type and colour. The original wooden fittings in the bathroom were designed by Sir Frank Brangwyn in 1909.
The paintings and antique furniture in this room were declared part of the Italian National Cultural Heritage on 22 March 2021 and are therefore under the protection of the Fine Arts of Messina.
Please take good care of them!