Type: historical palace
Internal surface: up to 500 sqm
External surface: 2,748 sqm
Total Appartments: 14
One of Florence’s most important Renaissance buildings, Palazzo Serristori, is coming back to its old splendour thanks to some major restoration works, which will also convert it into twelve exclusive and super luxurious apartments, with sizes ranging from 170 sqm and 500 sqm. This prestigious sixteenth-century estate, which belonged to the noble Serristori family, faithful allies of the Medici, stands on the bank of the river Arno, at a stone’s throw from the historic center of the city and its world-famous monuments. This magnificent building measures 5.500 square meters overall, has five floors and, still today, features priceless well-preserved original elements such as fine frescoes, marble fireplaces, a large terracotta stove and majestic 18th-century Murano chandeliers that stand out in the great dance hall. The latter, considered the largest hall in the city thanks to its 250 square meters of width, will be used as a common area for all the apartments; the common areas also include a SPA, a fitness area, a swimming pool and a 2,748-sqm garden. The building will have three independent entrances, each equipped with a convenient lift that connects all floors. It is assumed that the architects who designed the original building were Giuliano and Antonio da Sangallo together with Benedetto da Maiano, with whom they had already designed the magnificent Palazzo Strozzi in Florence. A subsequent expansion took place under the guidance of Averardo Serristori, friend and admirer of the great sculptor Michelangelo, to whom some scholars attribute the creation of the old spiral staircase that connects the basement to the top floor. The creation of the property’s extraordinary Italian garden is attributed to this same period; it can still be admired today on the left bank of the Arno, the largest in all of Florence. In the beating heart of the Cradle of the Renaissance, this magnificent Renaissance palace will return to its ancient splendor, combining the most modern living comforts in a context of inestimable historical prestige.