The history of the "Duchi " begins in the 14th century, when its ancestor the “Hospitium Magnum” was erected close to the sea, to offer hospitality to tradesmen who arrived at Trieste's harbour.
In the succeeding centuries the building was demolished and rebuilt twice changing each time its name. In 1873, the Fund-owners, Assicurazioni Generali, charged the engineer Eugenio Geiringer with the rebuilding of what became the "Hotel Garni ".
At the beginning of the twentieth century, the Hotel was renamed into Hotel Vanoli and the “Grand Hotel Duchi d'Aosta” was renamed as such, in 1972. Over the Centuries, many distinguished personalities have reposed inside the walls of the Hotel: the Infanta of Spain Maria, spouse to Ferdinand I, Federico Gonzaga Duke of Mantua, Admiral Horatio Nelson, Giacomo Casanova, Carlo Goldoni, but to name a few.
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