Italian Renaissance architecture: homes in Florence
The property is on one of the ancient streets in the heart of the old city, full of buildings dating back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The property for sale is inside a 16th-century building of high historical value and listed by the Italian Fine Arts (Soprintendenza Delle Belle Arti).
It is on the ground floor overlooking a wonderful Renaissance courtyard. Around it, the walls of the Palace preserve frescoes in excellent condition. This courtyard’s silence and privacy are interrupted only by the sound of the water of a fountain positioned in the center.
The apartment has high vaulted ceilings and retains historical elements brought to light under the floor, still visible after the last renovation. It is in excellent condition, with an internal surface of 167 square meters, on two levels:
At the first level:
– large living area,
– first main bedroom with en-suite bathroom,
– second primary bedroom with en-suite bathroom,
– Service bathroom for the ground floor.
The second level is accessible via a short flight of internal stairs. It comprehends:
– an additional room that can be used as a third bedroom or, if desired, also as a study
– a bath.
The property includes a large cellar.
The heating system is an independent radiant floor heating.
Air conditioning system with individually adjustable thermostats in each room.
A house art museum in Florence Italy
The building belonged to wealthy Florentine families over the centuries. It shows all the nobility of its history and is an emblematic expression of the Renaissance period. After crossing the mighty entrance door, a vast archway adorned with oversized lights and a wrought iron gate from the late nineteenth century. You can glimpse a suggestive glimpse of the charming internal courtyard through it.
On one of the vertical walls of the court, a fresco is visible by the renowned painter of the 1600s, Baldassare Franceschini, known as the Volterrano, which includes an oversized coat of arms with the symbol of the Medici-Della Rovere Family.
The well-kept and elegant condominium consists of only nine residential units. The interiors and exteriors of the building still show the beautiful forms conferred on it by the sixteenth-century architectural interventions, which as for many facilities that overlook the street, give unity to the style of the whole context.
The Palace appears in the list drawn up in 1901 by the Italian General Directorate of Antiquities and Fine Arts as a monumental building considered National Artistic Heritage and has been subject to architectural protections since 1914.
The center of Florence: between art and Renaissance culture
The pedestrian street (strictly without cars) where our building is is one of the main routes from the Santa Croce district towards Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Della Signoria and vice versa. It is of great historical and artistic value due to the – incredible but true – presence of as many as 29 historic buildings, formerly convents, boarding schools, residences of the most powerful Florentine families of the Middle Ages, and then of the Renaissance.
The street is a kind of open-air museum. At every meter they trace historical artifacts of historical value and interest, iconographic presences attributed to artists of the caliber of Domenico Veneziano, Benozzo Gozzoli, Sandro Botticelli and Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio.
Towards the southern part of the street opens the small square of San Pier Maggiore, today manned by a lively fruit and vegetable market, artisan shops, antique dealers, and restaurants. This part retains the appearance of a small commercial and folk borough compared to the residential and noble one that characterizes the rest of the street.
The location is in the heart of the city.
The property is halfway between the Santa Croce district and Piazza del Duomo. It is an area much loved by tourists and locals, on the one hand for its powerful historical and noble character and the other for the welcoming and familiar atmosphere that you breathe.
On the one hand, you arrive at the most prestigious monuments and museums of Piazza del Duomo and Piazza Della Signoria; on the other hand, you arrive at Piazza dei Ciompi and the lively S.Ambrogio market. The Synagogue and the Zona Universitaria are in the same area, reachable through streets dotted with workshops, theaters, art galleries, and hidden gardens. In this district, there is also a lot to discover for shopping: everywhere, you will find small antique shops, original boutiques of Vintage, workshops of artisans, photographers, and framers, all in a typically Florentine style.
Why buy an apartment in the center of Florence.
Choosing the center of Florence as a place to live can be a unique and fascinating experience. An apartment here is perfect for those who love to live immersed in the history of this city.
There are not only art treasures but also the most modern services. Schools, universities, medical centers, hospitals, shops, and post offices are in ancient functional buildings, inserted with discretion and maximum attention to aesthetic and historical coherences.
For those looking for a prestigious property for proven use or investment for high-income rentals, this apartment for sale in the city’s heart is in the right place.
Logistics: how to move in the Old Town Florence
Getting around the neighborhood is easy, especially if you do it on foot, enjoying the surprises that you can find on every street corner.
There is an excellent taxi and minibus service to get around anywhere, from inside and outside the center.
The Santa Maria Novella train station is just a 10-minute walk away. It is a vital railway hub to go all over Italy. Trains frequently leave for Rome, Milan, Bologna, Pisa, and main airports.
The Florence airport is only 15km from the city: the new comfortable Tram arrives directly in the center in 20 minutes.