There’s a difference between where you stay and where you live. And if a soujourn in the capital of the Renaissance, Florence, Italy appeals, there’s no better place to be than the unbelievably beautiful and historic Palazzo Antellesi.
Imagine waking up in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful cities, in a luxurious apartment still owned and managed by an important Florentine family. Plan your day with an espresso and pastry from one of the many nearby cafés or watch the city come to life from your own balcony overlooking Piazza Santa Croce, home of the breathtaking Franciscan Basilica whose sacred walls house the final resting places of Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli among many others.
Just off the Arno and literally steps to The Uffizi Gallery and Piazza Signoria, The Palazzo Antellesi commands nearly the entire south perimeter of Piazza Santa Croce. From various parts of the Palazzo, you’ll enjoy gorgeous views of the Duomo, Giotto’s Campanile, the Fiersole hills and San Miniato al Monte. (Explore the area.)
All of Palazzo Antellesi’s Florentine apartments take their names from important people in history and culture like Giotto, Donatello and the Medici and are decorated and equipped to delight with period details, comfortable and beautiful furnishing and fabrics, well-equipped kitchens and state of the art comforts including heating, air conditioning, laundry facilities and dishwashers. Each apartment is accessible by elevator or a short flight of stairs and is kept in premiere condition by the Piccolomini family who live on site. With an on-site gym, many apartments offer balconies or courtyard terraces and are easy walking distance to restaurants, bars, green grocers, butchers, bakers, wine stores, the Sant’Ambrogio market and supermarkets.
Our Siena apartment, situated in the Renaissance Palazzo Piccolomini is named after one of the legendary Palio Contrade. The apartment, Drago, which has recently been renovated with independent heating and air- conditioning is situated in the heart of the old city of Siena, approximately 200 yards from the central Piazza del Campo, the setting for the Palio race every year in July and August.