Casa Iris: bed & breakfast with period frescos and eclectic-chic style
by Barbara Palladino
Casa Iris is grounded in history and has the refined style of a place where time seems to have stopped. Located in Orbetello, at the heart of Argentario, it has given new life to the historical, 16th-century Palazzo Raveggi after the building was restored by Maria Rosaria Basileo – who also completed conservation projects in the Sistine Chapel and Rome’s Villa Borghese.
During renovation, paintings from three different ages emerged: the late 1700s, the 1800s, and the Art Nouveau period. Now the frescoed ceilings of this exclusive “boutique bed & breakfast” contribute to creating an ethereal mood, skillfully complemented by the pastel-color palette.
Decor is eclectic and includes vintage pieces found across Italy and paired by architect Giorgia Cerulli, as well as iconic elements by Giò Ponti, Paolo Buffa, Carlo Ratti and Fontana Arte.
Light, and the luxury of extraordinary details and finishes, are key at Casa Iris. Mirrors, velvet and gold touches add a glamorous flavor to spaces suspended in time, in a sweet savoir vivre where life flows in lightness, between day trips around Maremma and a taste of the delightful local food the structure serves.
Corso Italia, 3
58015 Orbetello GR