Working in collaboration with interior designer and editor of Openhouse magazine, Andrew Trotter, the owners of this vacation home rental in Florence have transformed this 16th-century palazzo into a live/work destination with four individual apartments for travelers, an exhibition space, and an artist-in-residency program that encourages creative expression and development.
Skillfully incorporating a modern Scandinavian inspired aesthetic that lightens the majestic features of the building, Trotter has crafted bright, open, and dynamic spaces to inspire guests.
Each of the apartments have soaring 16-foot ceilings and large windows that allow in luminous natural light highlighting the remains of historic frescoes, original fireplaces and decorative period detail.
Relaxed and comfortable, this apartment has been reinterpreted with a large lounge space and kitchenette below and a mezzanine level bedroom above with a full modern bath. Pairing vintage finds with contemporary Scandinavian furnishings and pieces sourced from Italy, Spain, France and the UK, the space is comfortable and stylish with a quiet and atmospheric mood.
The artist in residency program allows artists to apply to work, live and exhibit here with an in-house space for photo shoots, exhibitions, events, workshops and meetings. Proceeds from the rental are reinvested into the Numeroventi Residency program to fund artists and artistic development throughout the city.
A place of inspiration, creativity and historic beauty, this is a unique concept that draws on the artistic heritage of this ever fascinating city.
Wifi throughout, cable TV, climate control, kitchenette facilities with Nespresso maker and use of larger kitchen. Bath amenities and laundry facilities.
Tuscany’s capital city is at the heart of Italian identity. Birthplace of the Renaissance, it’s an enchanting and timeless city and a feast for the senses, the palate and the spirit. Compact and densely packed with some of the worlds greatest masterpieces of art and architecture, the city’s character and appearance has changed little in hundreds of years. A UNESCO site richly blessed with some of the world’s most iconic and priceless works of art, no visit is complete without a pilgrimage to The Galleria dell’Accademia for Michelangelo’s “David,” or The Uffizi Gallery for a view of Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation.”
The river Arno snakes through town, where the famed Ponte Vecchio divides the town into two distinct halves. The less crowded Oltrarno on the left bank includes the Palazzo Pitti and Piazzale Michelangelo from where you’ll have breathtaking views of the city.
The apartment is centrally located near the magnificent Duomo that dominates the skyline and Santa Croce Square in an area full of excellent restaurants and traditional taverns at the center of one of the most fascinating and important cities in Italy.
Florence, Italy. Nearest Airport: Florence Airport (10km)
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Winters are chilly but Florence is fascinating year round
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