Palace Aldobrandini del Papa

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The Historic House Palazzo Aldobrandini del Papa is represented by a luxurious apartment on the noble floor of the palace itself, about 300 square meters, which is so composed.
A large inviting formal hall with a cloakroom and a bookshelf containing many various art books, which are at the disposition of guests interested in these subjects, is your entry point. The back wall is covered by a tapestry from the sixteenth century.
A grand salon, a living room of approximately 60 square meters, is welcoming to guests with a view on the historically important Medici Chapels. The salon is decorated with frescos of the allegory ‘of music’, it contains a balcony (not accessible) for the musicians who once played to delight the evening guests in the Palazzo. It is furnished with two large 3 person divans and armchairs, together with another bookshelf and a beautiful china cabinet.
A charming gallery, with walls and ceiling completely decorated with important frescos depicting scenes of vegetation from Tommaso Gherardini e Lorenzo del Moro was completed by 1759. The gallery was the ‘winter garden’ of this noble residence where people met to drink tea, enjoy a quiet read or engage in intelligent conversation.
A large dining room with an equally impressive view of the square, contains a large round table seating 12 people for formal dining and two tuscan china cabinets from the seventeenth century. Two smaller round tables are conveniently placed for more intimate dining for 4 to 6 people. The walls are decorated with oil paintings and create a wonderful ambience for memorable florentine meals. The dining room contains the most important fresco in the Palazzo, the ‘Allegory of the Arts and the Virtues which defeat the Vices’, by Vincenzo Meucci (1759).
A large bedroom with alcove where, according to history, Pope Clement VIII slept, is made up of a formal entrance area furnished with a splendid seventeenth century chest of drawers from Piacenza, over which there is an oil painting representing a mythological scene. The room also contains a large wardrobe with three partitions, a 3-person divan, and several chairs. Guests will have golden dreams sleeping on a regal antique gilded four-poster double bed and there are two fine sculpted wooden kneeling stools used now as bedside tables. In addition, two frescoes by the school of Vincenzo Meucci: the ‘Allegory of Justice and Peace’ in the entrance area and ‘Jacob’s Dream’ in the main bedroom, both painted by Tommaso Gherardini (1759).
The en suite bathroom has been totally renewed during a recent restoration. The walls are in marble, the fittings in classic white porcelain. A large shower completes this room for your comfort.
The kitchen is large enough to have 6 meters of cooking space, and is designed in a very modern and practical style.
Three work areas, each with its own extractor cowl, have been arranged in order to permit three cooks to work at the same time. The kitchen is fully equipped with all large and small household appliances.
The apartment is completed by a small studio/room adorned with a delightful frescoed ceiling, with floral and lace designs, a second bathroom with tub and with the original ‘bardiglio’ floor retained, and a large and comfortable cloakroom with two large wall cupboards.
We are certain that this luxurious and historically important residence in Palazzo Aldobrandini will be the perfect location for your extended stay, short visit or important special events.

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Palazzo Aldobrandini is situated at number 8, Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, in Florence, just behind the church of San Lorenzo and almost exactly at the entrance to the Medici Chapels.
The noble family of the Aldobrandini, who came from Florence, became known in the sixteenth century because many members of the family had brilliant careers in the field of law and in the church.
The square (Piazza) of the “Madonna degli Aldobrandini” is named after Madonna (Madame) Giovanna degli Aldobrandini, née Altoviti, who was the wife of a merchant called Benci and who lived around the middle of the fourteenth century. The population decided to dedicate a square to her in order to honour the generosity and rectitude that had marked out the ‘madonna’ during her life.
The Palazzo of Piazza Madonna is called “of the Pope” because it is thought that Pope Clement VIII, called Ippolito Aldbrandini, used to stay here when he was in Florence.
The present building stands where there were other properties of the Aldobrandini up to the fourteenth century. Extending their properties through the purchase of nearby buildings, another florentine branch of the Aldobrandini family supervised the unification of the various buildings between the end of the sixteenth century and the beginning of the seventeenth in such a way as to give the Palazzo its current appearance. It now occupies a large area that takes in the right angle of Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini (formerly called Campo Corbolini) with two wings in via de’ Conti (formerly via della Forca) and via del Giglio.
The shape resulting from the two parts of the building juxta-positioned is very unusual for Florence.
It was considerably renovated in the eighteenth century, when it took on its present appearance. It was at that time that the palazzo passed to another branch of the family, after that of the pope had died out in 1690 (from Clement VIII to Ippolito Aldobrandini). In 1861 in was inherited by a noble Venetian family, who subsequently sold it.
The palazzo has three floors. From the front doors you enter a hallway decorated in the nineteenth century: worthy of note the wrought iron gates and, facing the stairway, a doorway engraved with the coat of arms of the Aldobrandini.
On the first floor (the piano nobile) are rooms with wall paintings by Vincenzo Meucci (1759) and others from the early nineteenth century.
Meucci was hired to do the paintings by Giovan Francesco Aldobrandini in 1759 on the occasion of his marriage with Maria Cristina Bourbon del Monte Santa Maria. As well as the Allegory of the Virtues and the Arts of Meucci, it is possible to identify works by Tommaso Gherardini in the bedroom (Jacob’s Dream), in the entrance to the bedroom (the Allegory of Justice and Peace), and the Allegory of Spring in the ceiling of the small corridor that links the main room with the rest of the house.

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Palazzo Aldobrandini del Papa is an ideal venue whose main floor offers a unique setting for your private or corporate events. Its ceilings and walls are covered with historically significant Florentine frescoes and the residence is furnished with original period pieces.
Our Palazzo offers the most romantic and cozy atmosphere for weddings and receptions, photo shoots, cultural presentations, lectures, corporate meetings and all other important occasions. While we can provide full support for your special event needs, we are also amenable to collaborating with your personal event planners.
When engaging the Palazzo for your event, your exclusive use includes the entire residence whose formal spaces are intimate yet functional. Arriving by elevator you will greet your guests in a private entrance and foyer which opens to a formal living room with balustraded balcony. The sitting room is covered with extraordinary frescoes from floor to ceiling and leads to your formal dining area which can accommodate from thirty to forty guests for formal dining and more for a buffet. The modern and spacious gourmet kitchen has a separate preparation area for service needs. Caterers, chefs and cooking teachers have exclusive use of our newly restored , fully equipped, gourmet kitchen which provides three workstations spanning six meters of cooking space.
A large formal bedroom with alcove, frescoes and a modern en suite bathroom are also included in your package. An additional powder room and sitting areas complete the layout of this special residence. Modern conveniences which include WIFI, air conditioning, central heating, a large flat screen television and a complete SKY satellite television subscription are included .
The Palazzo also provides excellent acoustics for your musical talent and is equally equipped and spacious for all of your service and staffing needs.
On request arrangements can be made for personal cooking classes in our own kitchen, wine tastings, Florence and Tuscan Tours and musical entertainment.

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  • Rooms : 1
  • Beds : 3
  • Price per Day (Whole House) : 500€
  • Price per Week (Whole House) : 3000€
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  • Available Halls : 3
  • Seats : 40

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Palace Aldobrandini del Papa

Region : Tuscany

Province : FI

City : Firenze

Address : Piazza di Madonna degli Aldobrandini, 8

ZIP Code : 50123


Telephone: 0039 347 1339850

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Palazzo Aldobrandini del Papa is located in the important “Centro” district, the Center of contemporary and ancient Florence. The palazzo is situated in Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini, in the San Lorenzo area and directly in front of the entrance to the Medici Chappels, a florentine site of major significance.
All major sites of importance are within walking distance. The famous San Lorenzo market and Mercato Centrale, with its first floor food and flower market and second floor food stalls are just two minutes away. The Duomo, Baptistery and bell tower are three minutes on foot, and Piazza della Repubblica with its fashionable cafes and shops just beyond. The leather market and the “Porcellino” sculpture, Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, the Pitti Palace, the Bargello and Academia all accessible on foot in less than ten minutes .
If traveling by rail, the Santa Maria Novella train station, directly across from the basilica of which it is named, and worth visiting, is only five minutes on foot from the Palazzo. The Florence airport is easily accessible by taxi, Uber and private transfer service.

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