PALAZZO BELFIORE APARTMENTS IN FLORENCE

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PALAZZO BELFIORE APARTMENTS IN FLORENCE

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 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 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 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 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 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 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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