In the heart of Florence, a short distance from the better known monuments of the city, prestigious Renaissant palazzo with boutique hotel, shops and apartments. Easily reached, the building is located along one of the most renowned street of Florence, with direct view over the domes of San Lorenzo and Santa Maria del Fiore. The location grants easy access to the city’s monuments and the Santa Maria Novella train station. From here one can quickly reach several towns of Tuscany: the wine-city of Greve in Chianti (28km; 35’), the turreted San Gimignano (62km; 1h 10’), Lucca with its imposing fortifications (76km; 1h 10’), Arezzo (77km; 1h 5’), the Etruscan Volterra (82km; 1h 30’), the medieval Siena (83km; 1h 20’), Montalcino with its famous wine (116km; 1h 50’) and the papal Pienza (117km; 1h 40’). The most useful airports to reach the property are Firenze Peretola (8km; 25’), Pisa Galilei (82km; 1h 15’), Bologna Marconi (105km; 1h 25’), Perugia Sant’Egidio (160km; 1h 55’), Roma Ciampino (288km; 3h) and Roma Fiumicino (303km; 3h 5’). THE MONUMENTS OF FLORENCE The palazzo is located two steps away from the Basilica di San Lorenzo (100m; 1’) and Piazza del Duomo (400m; 5’). From here, other monuments of the historic centre are quickly reached. Palazzo Vecchio, heart of the communal power of Florence during Middle Ages (550m; 7’), the Galleria degli Uffizi (750m; 10’), the gothic church of Santa Maria Novella with its Renaissant façade by Leon Battista Alberti (500m; 6’), the unique Ponte Vecchio (750m; 10’) and Palazzo Pitti, residence of Medici first and Lorena then (1,2km; 15’). DESCRIPTION OF THE BUILDING The palazzo (2,187 sqm – 23,532 sqft) is laid out onto seven floors and hosts many residential and commercial units. - Basement (500 sqm – 5,380 sqft): cellars and storage rooms; - Ground floor (362 sqm – 3,895 sqft): leather workshop (60 sqm), beauty center (172 sqm) and an ample storage room currently rented out (130 sqm); - Mezzanine floor (115 sqm – 1,237 sqft): control room for the lift; - First floor (570 sqm – 6,133 sqft): fully occupied by the boutique hotel, with three bedrooms and reception; - Second floor (360 sqm – 3,875 sqft): four bedrooms of the boutique hotel (165 sqm, one of which extends over to the third floor), and two apartments (50 sqm and 145 sqm); - Third floor (65 sqm – 699 sqm): apartment (section of the one on the second floor too, 35 sqm) and an unused apartment to be restored (30 sqm); - Fourth floor (215 sqm – 2,313 sqft): two apartments (60 sqm and 155 sqm). Further 300 sqm (3,228 sqft) are occupied by service rooms, the courtyard, loggias and terraces of the building. STATE AND FINISHES The palazzo is a typically Florentine Renaissant building, with plastered walls over which pietra serena decorations stand out. The top floors are decorated with arched windows and at the center of the façade is located the coat of arms of the family which ordered the construction of the palazzo. The internal courtyard boasts two covered loggias with rib vaults and pietra serena columns topped by Corinthian capitals. Interior are richly decorated with frescoes commissioned over the years by the several owners. On the ground floor, the 16th century origin of the building is more than evident with Renaissant grotesque decorations, while the first floor (piano nobile) gives away its 19th century renovation. USE AND POTENTIAL USES The palazzo, historically very important and interesting, is perfect for anyone looking for a prestigious building in the historic centre of one of the most beautiful cities of the world. The presence of numerous units in the building, other than the already working boutique hotel, would allow increasing the income obtainable through renting. One of the apartments could also be used as a private residence by the owners.