S-Croce-Belvedere

Sleeps: 6 Bedroom(s): 2 Bathroom(s): 2

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With the Piazza Santa Croce outside your door, the Belvedere welcomes you with comfort and a sunny terrace to relax and enjoy cocktails at sunset as you hear the church bells toll throughout the city.

Location

Conveniently located in the heart of the historical center of Florence, in Piazza Santa Croce, the palazzo is a landmark Renaissance Palazzo, and one of the few left in the historic center of Florence with a dramatic frescoed facade.

During late May thru late June there is noise in the piazza related to the Calico Storico, historic soccer matches. Late May is bleacher set up, June is practices and matches. If you can catch any of the play-offs (dates not advised in advance) or the final on June 24th, you'll get a lifetime treat and the "best seat in the house". We were astounded when we watched a game from this palazzo. For more information look up Calcio Storico on YouTube or Netflix Home Game series Episole 1.

Exterior

Many people passing through Piazza Santa Croce notice Giovanni di Ser Giovanni`s 1620 frescoes on the overhanging facade this handsome building, but few realize they can actually stay here. The 16th-century palazzo is owned by the gracious Contessa who rents out truly spacious apartments to anyone who has ever dreamed of lying in bed near a roaring fire under a 17th-century frescoed ceiling or sipping tea in a living room surrounded by trompe d`oeil Roman ruins with a 16th-century wood ceiling above.

Interior

On the fourth floor (American designation) with elevator up 3 steps from main entrance.

Elegant living/dining room with pull-out sofa bed for two and French door leading to terrace. Sunny terrace with southern exposure, overlooking the large inner courtyard and rooftops.

Fully equipped kitchen.

Use of the Palazzo private small gym included.