S-Croce-Donatello

Sleeps: 7 Bedroom(s): 3 Bathroom(s): 3

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Wonderful, trompe-l`oeil frescoes adorn the living room of the splendid and exceptionally spacious Donatello apartment with a perfect location on the historic Piazza Santa Croce.

The Donatello apartment can be joined with the Benozzo apartment to become a 6 bedroom apartment that can accommodate 11 + 1.

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 Episode 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 third floor (American designation) of the Palazzo, there is an elevator 6 steps up from main entrance. Exceptionally spacious apartment offers multiple views onto one of the large, interior courts with tall windows and good light.

The ample hallway leads to a large living room with beautiful, original trompe d`oeil frescoes and original wood beamed ceilings from the 1600s. A sofa bed sleeps one.

One bedroom with bathroom is on a raised level with small private terrace and sitting area.

Large, complete separate kitchen with dishwasher and adjacent dining room. The stately dining room has a table for 12. This could be the gathering place for your reunion.

Use of Palazzo private gym included.