The Aldobrandini del Papa palace in Florence
The Historic Residence Palazzo Aldobrandini del Papa is represented by an apartment on the noble floor of the building itself, of about 300 square meters, which is composed as follows: a large entrance with wardrobe compartment and a large library containing art books of various kinds, which are available to guests who are passionate about culture. The back wall is covered with a XNUMXth century tapestry.
A first hall of 60 mq welcomes guests with a direct view of the Medici Chapels. Frescoed with the "music" allegory of the 1800, it preserves the wooden walkway (not accessible) for the musicians who enlivened the evenings at the Palazzo.
The furniture consists of two large sofas with 3 seats each, armchairs, armchairs and various chairs, as well as another bookcase and a beautiful display cabinet.
A delightful gallery, entirely frescoed by Tommaso Gherardini and Lorenzo del Moro, with the typical appearance of the winter garden, connects the living room to the rest of the house and represents a cozy and welcoming environment in which to enjoy a pleasant reading.
The dining room consists of a large area of over 50 square meters, furnished with a large central table, sideboard and a sideboard, both of the '600, 2 round tables for small breakfasts or dinners. The dining room houses the most important fresco of the Palazzo, "The Allegory of Arts and Virtues that defeat the Vices" by Vincenzo Meucci (1759).
The large bedroom with alcove where, presumably, slept Pope Clement VIII Aldobrandini, is composed of an antialcove furnished with a splendid seventeenth century chest of drawers from Piacenza. surmounted by a beautiful oil painting depicting a mythological scene, a large wardrobe with three doors, a 3 sofa seats and various seats.
The alcove houses a large double bed surmounted by an ancient golden canopy. Two precious carved kneelers from the 600th century serve as bedside tables.
In the bedroom you can admire two frescoes of the school of Vincenzo Meucci: the "Allegory of Justice and Peace" in the antialcova and "The dream of Jacob" in the alcove, both painted by Tommaso Gherardini (1759).
The en suite bathroom has been entirely renovated during the recent restoration. The coverings are in calacatta marble, the sanitary fixtures are of classic line in white porcelain. Large full-length shower.
The space dedicated to the kitchen is large and modern, the fitted wall measuring 6 mt. Linear. The work stations, equipped with 3 extractor hoods, have been designed to allow 3 chefs to work simultaneously. The kitchen is widely equipped with all the appliances and all the possible equipment.
The apartment is completed by a small bedroom / study embellished by a delightful vault frescoed with motifs of flowers and delicate lace, a second bathroom with tub where the original "bardiglio" floor of the time has been preserved and a comfortable wardrobe area with 2 large wardrobes.
Palazzo Aldobrandini is located at number 8 of Piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini in Florence, behind the Basilica of San Lorenzo, right where the entrance to the Medici Chapels is located.
The noble Aldobrandini family, originally from Florence, distinguished itself above all in the sixteenth century because many members had brilliant careers both in the field of law and in the ecclesiastical field.
The square of "Madonna degli Aldobrandini" is dedicated to Madonna Giovanna degli Aldobrandini, born Altoviti, wife of the merchant Benci who lived around the mid-fourteenth century. The population wanted to dedicate the square to her to honor the generosity and righteousness for which the "madonna" had distinguished herself in life.
The Palazzo in Piazza Madonna is called “del Papa” because Pope Clement VIII presumably stayed here, known as Ippolito Aldobrandini, when he stopped in Florence.
The current building stands on the site of various houses owned by the Aldobrandini del Nero since the fourteenth century. The properties expanded with the purchase of additional neighboring buildings, other Aldobrandini of a Florentine collateral branch promoted between the end of the seventeenth and the beginning of the eighteenth century a reunification intervention of the various buildings, to give the Palazzo its current appearance, occupying a large area that includes the right angle on piazza Madonna degli Aldobrandini (formerly Campo Corbolini) and two appendages on via de 'Conti (formerly Via della Forca) and via del Giglio.
The shape of the two corps placed at an angle is very unusual for Florence.
It was considerably renovated in the eighteenth century, reaching its current appearance. At that time the palace had passed from the hands of another family branch, after the extinction of the papal one (by Pope Clement VIII, Ippolito Aldobrandini) in 1690. In 1861 it passed in inheritance to a Venetian noble family, who sold it to new.
The building is spread over three floors. From the door you enter a hall with a barrel vault decorated in the nineteenth century: here the nineteenth-century wrought iron gate and, in front of the staircase, a door carved with the Aldobrandini arms.
On the first floor, there are rooms with wall paintings by Vincenzo Meucci (1759) and the early nineteenth century.
Meucci was commissioned to decorate the vaults of the main floor by Giovan Francesco Aldobrandini in 1759 on the occasion of his wedding with Maria Cristina Bourbon of Monte Santa Maria. In addition to the Allegory of Virtues and Arts painted by the Master, we recognize the work of Tommaso Gherardini in the Dream of Jacob in the thalamus room, in the Allegory of Justice and Peace in the antialcova, as well as in the Allegory of Spring in the vault. of the small gallery that connects the first hall to the rest of the house.
Services: wedding locations and charming events in Florence
The noble floor of Palazzo Aldobrandini del Papa makes available its halls to organize private events and business.
Its ceilings are decorated by important frescoes of the '700 and the apartment is furnished with original period pieces.
Inside you can breathe a warm and romantic atmosphere, ideal for weddings, parties, cultural readings and presentations, photo sets.
To do this the structure is aimed exclusively at external companies, of catering or similar, of your own trust, but also accepts new collaborations.
When you rent the noble floor of the Palazzo for living room or for events, the exclusive use includes the entire apartment with all its intimate and functional spaces. After arriving on the floor in the elevator, an elegant entrance leads into a large living room overlooking the Medici Chapels. A beautiful gallery all frescoed, with function of living room, leads to a comfortable dining room that can accommodate 30-40 people to sit.
A beautiful and spacious bedroom with alcove, en suite bathroom, and anti-alcove area in the living room will welcome you for your stay.
The spacious and modern kitchen, with three separate stations for the fires, occupies a linear space of more than six meters and also has a separate and practical space at the service of those who work there.
The property has another comfortable bathroom with a bath tub. WiFi system, independent air conditioning and heating, a large television with SKY subscription complete.
It is possible, on request, to organize cooking courses e wine tasting.
Places of interest nearby
The Historical Residence Palazzo Aldobrandini del Papa is located in the historic center, in the district of San Lorenzo and right in front of the Medici Chapels.
Piazza del Duomo can be reached in 2 minutes, as well as the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, from where you can quickly reach all the other places of interest such as Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, Ponte Vecchio and Palazzo Pitti.
The Santa Maria Novella railway station is less than 5 minutes away on foot, and is next to the ancient Basilica from which it takes its name.