S-Croce-Mimi

Sleeps: 3 Bedroom(s): 2 Bathroom(s): 2

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Soak in the sun and watch the action from your own private terrace overlooking Piazza Santa Croce! This charming, cozy and light filled retreat boasts city and hillside views from every window.

This historic palazzo in Piazza Santa Croce contains totally up-to-date apartments in central Florence, Italy. Not only are the furnishings luxurious, the views over the piazza to the handsome medieval church are breathtaking. Each apartment features its own historic atmosphere with Renaissance murals, family heirloom antiques, and talented decorating. Many guests spend the season here, returning year after year.

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 Piccolomini, 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

The glory of this apartment is the large terrace overlooking Piazza Santa Croce. You can enjoy this wonderful view day and night. We find ourselves frequenly enjoying the view as the atmosphere and light change throughout the day.

The large and comfortable living has a working fireplace. A separate dining room seats 6. 

Living and dining rooms have French doors to large terrace overlooking the piazza.

The kitchen and the bedrooms windows have lovely southern views across the Oltrarno to San Minato al Monte.

Fully equipped kitchen. Independent heating and air conditioners.

Guests, including us, become devoted to the friendly atmosphere, comfortable layout, terrace and views of Mimi and return season after season. Book early!

Use of the Palazzo private gym included