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 restored apartment is 83 square meters and is the second apartment situated on the first floor. It has numerous windows which let in abundant light. Entering the apartment through a hallway and past a quiet little courtyard area for your private use, you reach a sitting and dining room which are open to a fully-equipped kitchenette.
A little door in the front of the hallway reveals a laundry room with a washing machine. Walking on down the hallway through the dining room, you reach a lounge area with a comfortable and easy-to-use double sofa bed. Sliding doors can make this an additional private bedroom if needed. Off of the dining area is the master bedroom with a king-sized bed (or two single beds by request) and a bathroom with a tub. From the dining room going up a wooden stairway, you reach a mezzanine with two single beds (or a double bed by request), a bathroom with shower, a walk-in closet and a storage room.
Palazzo Belfiore, once the Residence of a fourteenth century family, is situated in the historic heart of Florence near Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens and Santo Spirito church in a quiet area in of the most characteristic quarters of the historic center that is rich in handicraft workshops, antique shops and traditional restaurants, and which offers an ideal base from which to explore the city and also breathe in the Renaissance atmosphere.At Palazzo Belfiore, we give our guests the unique chance to enjoy feeling at home in Florence, and each of our 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.
Welcome to Your Home Away from Home in Florence. Each one of Palazzo Belfiore’s apartments’ names take their inspiration from a famous Florentine of the past whose story infuses today’s city life with rich heritage. Palazzo Belfiore, Vacation in Florence .
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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 a spacious living area and dining room with a well-equipped kitchen, a king sized bed (or two single beds by request) and a comfortable Italian sofa bed (which can sleep 2). The large bathroom offers a folding shower seat option for disabled needs. The Francesco de’Medici apartment is perfect for single travelers, those who use wheelchairs or prefer to avoid stairs, and couples with young children. Upon request, we can gladly provide a baby bed for the apartment. As in all of Palazzo Belfiore’s apartments, the Francesco de’ Medici apartment has a fully equipped kitchenette with gas stovetop, microwave, oven, Italian coffee maker and other appliances are available upon request.
The space boasts a single large arched window that reaches from floor to ceiling and two smaller windows which let in abundant light to the spacious apartment. Originally, in the 14th century, this part of the Palazzo was a market space open to the street where the family in residence sold the goods they produced.
No. of Beds 2 + sofabed kingsize.
The rate is for the apartment per night per n. 2 guests – in case of use of sofabed for extra guests € 25,00 per night to be added.
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 are partially visible today, and they add to the historic ambiance for any guest at the Palazzo.
The Clarice apartment has an elegant and spacious sitting room with a comfortable sofa that doubles as an and easy-to-use double bed, and two armchairs and a coffee table. It also has a handy kitchenette which is tucked behind wooden doors, and a dining table for eating in. Going further into the apartment, you reach the beautiful master bedroom with its two large windows. Adjacent to the bedroom there is a windowed bathroom with a bathtub and a also a washing machine. Through a small door off of the living room up some narrow steps you reach a second bedroom (we like to call it the “secret room”) with two single beds (or, by request, one double bed) and a second bathroom with shower. This little bedroom has a window which looks out onto a courtyard and is particularly quiet. This apartment is especially suitable for a family of up to four. Young children will especially like the “secret room” on the second floor. The Clarice apartment is particularly unique because of its perfect harmony of ancient style and modern furnishings and comfort.
No. of Beds 4 + sofabed kingsize.
The rate is for the apartment per night per n. 4 guests – in case of use of sofabed for extra guests € 25,00 per night to be added.
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 large art collection, including the contents of the Uffizi Museum, Palazzo Pitti and all of the Medicean villas, and her Palatine treasures, all of which she inherited upon her brother Gian Gastone’s death in 1737, to the Tuscan state on the condition that no part of it could be removed from “the Capital of the grand ducal state”, Florence. The apartment bearing her name is a 75 square meter space situated on the ground floor with its own independent entrance and is divided into a ground floor and an upper mezzanine floor.
The ground floor offers a lovely entrance area with a closet and opens into a large sitting and dining room with big windows which allow an incredible amount of light into the apartment. Antique furniture makes the atmosphere very cosy as does an original ceramic stove. The apartment’s sitting room area also offers a comfortable and easy-to-use double sofa bed, and in a separate room you find a fully-equipped kitchen with its own window. The mezzanine holds a sleeping area with one king-size bed (or two single beds upon request), a walk-in closet and a second closet as well as a full bathroom with shower and its own window. This apartment is ideal for couples or two to four co-travelers, and also for families with two or three children.
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 of tremendous wealth at the beginning of the fourteenth century. The Cosimo apartment space was originally the part of the medieval townhouse that was used as the kitchen. In this era, the kitchen always had to be at the top of buildings because of the fire risk posed by cooking over open flames in fireplaces.
The Cosimo il Vecchio apartment is 63 square meters and is situated on the second floor. Entering the apartment, the first thing you see is a round dining table illuminated by a skylight installed in the high ceilings. In the hallway leading to the rest of the apartment is a well-equipped kitchen. From there, you walk into a spacious living room with a very comfortable Italian double sofa bed and two large windows. The master bedroom with a double bed lies right around the corner and has a bathroom with shower. Up a wooden staircase from the living room there is also a mezzanine floor with two single beds and a windowed bathroom with a tub. This apartment has retained a touch of its ancient atmosphere and is comfortably furnished with a mix of antique and modern pieces. It is perfect for a family of four to six, or a group of friends.
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 her third son King Henry III after the death his two brothers. For a time when her sons where still too young, she ruled France as its regent, and because of this she had extensive, if at times varying, influence in the political life of France.
The apartment that bears her name is situated on the top floor of Palazzo Belfiore and is the largest of all the seven apartments, measuring approximately 100 square meters. Being on the top floor, abundant light comes in through its numerous windows. This ample space offers a quaint hallway and a spacious dining room and also a fully-equipped kitchen with washing machine, microwave oven and a beautiful eighteenth century fireplace. The apartment has a total of three bedrooms and two bathrooms with showers, one of which also has a small window. The master bedroom has a king-sized double bed (or two single beds by request), and the second bedroom is divided into two floors with one bed on each floor. A single bed is up on the mezzanine floor, from where you have a view across the rooftops of Florence to the dome of the nearby Santo Spirito Church. The third bedroom has two single beds (or one double bed by request). Tastefully decorated with a mix of modern and antique furniture, the Caterina de’Medici apartment is a perfect blend of old and new. This apartment is perfect for a big family or a group of friends.
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 single beds upon request) and a walk-in closet, all under a beautifully arched ceiling, and its walls are decorated with authentic 14th century frescoes. The ground floor offers a fully-equipped kitchen, a comfortable and easy-to-use double sofa bed and a bathroom with shower and small window. Large arched windows in the main room reach from the floor to the ceiling and allow in abundant light, making the apartment a wonderful and cozy place to call home. This apartment is ideal for couples or two co-travelers, but also for families with two to three children.
Originally, in the fourteenth century, this space was the entrance foyer of this typical medieval townhouse and was more recently, up until 2000, a local ironsmith’s workshop.
No. of Beds 2 + sofa bed kingsize. The rate is for the apartment per night per n. 2 guests – in case of use of sofa bed for extra guests € 25,00 per night to be