You can’t stay any closer to San Petronio than you will at this atmosphere-rich palazzo—in the best of the rooms and suites, you can lay in bed, sit on a leafy terrace, or even soak in a deep tub while admiring the church’s bulk, so close you can almost reach out and touch the exquisite brickwork and statuary. Exposed timbers and fresco fragments lend a medieval aura to the distinctive decor, though many of the furnishings are plushly contemporary, with comfy armchairs and couches that invite you to settle in and relax after forays into the surrounding sights and markets. In the lower level breakfast room, a morning buffet is served beneath vaulted arches that betray the premise’s 13th-century origins.