N38E13 Placing an emphasis on conceptual art, this hotel-cum-cultural ‘lab’ was opened by architect/designer Agnese Giglia and Ennio Pellicanò, a graduate in law and economics, in 2013. Innovative features abound in the converted 18th-century building, two floors above the buzz of Via Maqueda. The four guest rooms take their monikers from geographical coordinates; and the bathrooms are based on spartan railway-carriage WCs. Giglia’s interiors, including the lounge (opposite), feature Flos ‘Aim’ lamps and a Patricia Urquiola ‘Silver Lake’ chair, along with retro pieces such as Achille Castiglioni’s ‘Lampadina’ light. Sculpture, installations and graphics are weaved throughout. Works by the art collective Canecapovolto Art have been shown in previous exhibitions. N38.1103 E13.3651 (above) is the largest room. Via Maqueda 7, T 091 843 7223, www.n38e13.com

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