HISTORY

A Stunning Florentine Palazzo Apartment

Apartment Barone sleeps 10 people and is located on the fourth floor of an historical Florentine palazzo. It has a superb location right in the heart of Florence, just a few steps from Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi and Ponte Vecchio. Its origins date to the 12th century, it was renovated in the 17th century by the Marchese Anton Maria Bartolommei and designed by architect Ferdinando Tacca who also created the stunning entrance.

From Destruction to  Salvation

During the war German troops blew up all the surroundings of Ponte Vecchio, including a part of Palazzo Barone. The Torre dei Girolami at the time one of the highest towers remaining in Florence and part of the Palazzo, collapsed.
The property has been completely renovated by international designer Ilaria Miani who radically restored all the superstructures as partitions, false ceilings, layers of paint to highlight the original structure made of bricks and pillars from the tower. From the sofa you have views from S.Stefano church through the blooming terrace, and at on the opposite you can see the tower of Palazzo Vecchio.
Guests arrive at the Palazzo entering a gracious XVIIth century hall with it’s original columns and statues. A beautiful vaulted staircase leads to the upper floors. If preferred, access to 4th floor is also available by a newly installed mirror lined elevator.
The apartment has a charming outdoor terrace with furniture.
A private garage with storage facilities is at guests’ disposal.

Looking Forward to Welcoming You