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At Palazzo Belfiore, we give our guests the unique chance to enjoy feeling at home in Florence, and each of our 8 apartments is designed to offer the welcoming comforts of home in a warm and cozy atmosphere where we take pride in devoting ourselves to personally welcoming you and connecting you with our local favorites (from eateries to amazing experiences), all with the aim of allowing you to live your experience in Florence in affordable modern luxury situated in a medieval building in heart of the city that gave birth to the Renaissance.

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THE LORENZO DE’ MEDICI APARTMENT

Lorenzo il Magnifico was the only true Lord of Florence. With his strong political skills, Lorenzo managed to make the city famous all over the world in the 14th century. This, and his love for all forms of art, transformed the city into the cultural center of Italy and gave it new vitality. This beautifully […]

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THE LEONE X APARTMENT

Pope Leo X, born Giovanni di Lorenzo de’ Medici, was Pope from 1513 to his death in 1521. As the second son of Lorenzo il Magnifico and Clarice Orsini, he was elevated to the cardinalate in 1489 at the young age of 14 and became Pope in 1513, greatly enhancing the political power of the […]

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THE CATERINA DE’ MEDICI APARTMENT

Caterina de’ Medici was a noblewoman and daughter of Lorenzo II de’ Medici and the French noblewoman Madeleine de La Tour d’Auvergne, and when she married King Henry II, she became Queen of France from 1547 until 1559 when she married King Henry II. She bore three sons, two of whom died untimely deaths, making […]

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THE CLARICE APARTMENT

Clarice Orsini was a Roman noblewoman and the bride of Lorenzo il Magnifico. This beautiful 80 square meter apartment is situated on the first floor. Because the first floor used to be the living area of the family in residence during the Medieval period, the walls were covered with beautiful frescoes during that time which […]

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THE COSIMO DE’ MEDICI APARTMENT

Cosimo di Giovanni de’ Medici, also called Cosimo il Vecchio, who was born in 1389, was the first Medici to govern Florence during much of the Italian Renaissance and the Medici political dynasty. Apart from being the governor of the Florentine Republic, he was also a great patron of intellectuals and artists and the generator […]

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THE FRANCESCO APARTMENT

Francesco de’ Medici was the Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1574. He married the Venetian noblewoman Bianca Cappello, who was widely known to have been his lover for many years during his first marriage. This beautiful apartment on the ground floor is an ample 54 square meters and offers access for the disabled. It has […]

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THE BIANCA CAPPELLO APARTMENT

This apartment is named after the Venetian noblewoman Bianca Cappello, who became Grand Duchess of Tuscany in 1574 and wife to Francesco de’ Medici. It is a 33-square meter apartment situated on the ground floor and divided into a bottom floor and an upper wooden mezzanine floor. The mezzanine holds one king-sized bed (or two […]

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THE ANNAMARIA LUISA DE’ MEDICI APARTMENT

Just a few steps from Palazzo Belfiore in an 14th Century ex-convent just next to  Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti, we have the privilege of offering this quaint apartment named after Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici: Electress Palatine and last scion of the House of Medici. A patron of the arts, she bequeathed the Medici’s […]

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  • Palazzo Belfiore on Ulisse

    The new issue of Ulisse, Alitalia’s official magazine in its summer issue speaks of Palazzo Belfiore , Palazzo del Moro and Palazzo San Niccolo, A very interesting article on the new trends in the hotel world signed by Gian Luigi Paracchini.  

  • Here are our top 10 places to get Bistecca alla Fiorentina.

      Known more commonly as Bistecca alla Fiorentina, the t-bone steak you get in Florence is world famous. It gets its name from the particular cut of meat that it is. If it is a true Bistecca alla Fiorentina, it comes from a Chianina cow, which is a breed only found in Tuscany. Since It […]

  • CELEBRATING 500 YEARS OF COSIMO & CATERINA

    2019 will be a year full of celebrations for Florence.  I’m sure you’ve heard about the 500 year celebrations for Leonardo Da Vinci but did you know that another two historical figures are celebrating 500 year ‘birthdays’ this year? Cosimo I and Caterina de ‘Medici, both born in 1519, will be celebrated as Florentines pay […]

  • HONOURING ANNA MARIA LUISA DE’ MEDICI

    The 18th of February marks the anniversary of the death of Anna Maria Luisa de’ Medici, the last member of Florence’s powerful Medici dynasty. Florence has a lot to thank Anna Maria Luisa for;  it was her famous pact, known as the Patto di Famiglia which ensured the Medici art collection remained in Tuscany and […]

  • ANIMALIA FASHION AT PITTI PALACE

      Palazzo Belfiore is conveniently located just one block away from Palazzo Pitti which makes it an ideal location for our guests when visiting Florence. The latest temporary exhibition being held at Pitti Palaceis called Animalia Fashion and is a fabulous collection of Haute Couture fashion inspired by the natural beauty of the animal world.  Insects, snakes, shells, fish, […]

  • FLORENCE LIGHT FESTIVAL

    Since the end of November a festive atmosphere has been building in Florence in anticipation of the annual Florence Light Festival. Twinkling light installations can be seen lining the streets and adorning restaurants and shops.  The massive fir Christmas tree and nativity scene have been positioned in their usual spots in the Piazza Duomo and […]

  • REFLECTIONS FROM OUR INTERN – CATHERINE

    Californian Intern, Catherine Slabaugh shares her experience working with Your Place In Florence. “When I was first looking to study abroad, I knew I wanted my experience in Italy to be different than the average American-girl-in-Florence. I wanted a unique experience, something that challenged me to step outside of my comfortable world at home and […]

  • OFFICINA PROFUMERIA-SANTA MARIA NOVELLA

    A PRIVATE TOUR OF THE OLDEST WORKING PHARMACY IN ITALY by Catherine Slabaugh With over 400 years of Florentine history, the world-renowned Officina Profumo- Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella invites visitors nationwide to be entranced by their breath-taking perfumes, cosmetics, and more. Upon entering, guests are welcomed with an awe-inspiring fresco that takes you back […]

  • GUEST EXPERIENCE TESTIMONIAL

    Last month we had some of our guests enjoy two of our exclusive experiences during their stay with us.  It is always such an honour to receive emails like the following from happy and satisfied guests and so we just had to share! “Dear Federico, I want to send a quick note to thank you […]

  • REFLECTIONS FROM OUR INTERNS

    Our most recent interns, Andrea and Alessio were enthusiastic additions to our team and it seems that they enjoyed the experience as well.  Here Andrea Bonardi shares a few words about his time as an intern in our palazzi; “During our school-work project, me, Andrea Bonardi, and my classmate Alessio Ridolfi had the opportunity to […]

  • SETTEMBRE IN PIAZZA DELLA PASSERA

    Palazzo Belfiore is proud to once again be sponsoring the annual event, Settembre in ‘Piazza della Passera’! This year marks the 17th edition of the event after taking a sabbatical last year.  The festival was conceived by Stefano Di Pucci, owner of Trattoria 4 Leoni together with the cultural association “In Piazza”, under the direction of […]

  • EXPO CHIANTI CLASSICO

    The town of Greve in Chianti will host the 48th edition of the Expo Chianti Classico this September from the 6th-9th.  Wine lovers from everywhere will descend on the town during these days to sample some of the best Chianti Classico that this territory is famous for, from more than 60 different wineries. On Thursday, […]