Palazzo Rimbotti dates back to the 14 th century, at a time when Florence was beginning to expand beyond its original Roman centre. Compared to the Via delle Belle Donne, Via Tornabuoni and Piazza Antinori were then parallel side streets leading out towards the city’s exits.
It was only later, towards the mid 15 th century, that Via Tornabuoni and Piazza Antinori were expanded and became the place where rich Florentines bought and refurbished large buildings to turn them into stately homes. Throughout the centuries, Palazzo Rimbotti was extensively remodelled, acquiring its present day aspect around the mid 18 th century.
The apartment has an enormous sitting room overlooking the façade of the church of San Gaetano. At night the church is beautifully floodlit, and the white marble Medici crest, visible directly opposite the sitting room, stands out creating a very dramatic effect.
One enters the apartment through a very attractive entrance hall, painted in a warrusty-red. To the left is the large and very elegant sitting room with a beautiful coffered painted ceiling and pretty racing prits adorning the walls. Through the big windows one can see the spectacular façade of San Gaetano. Walking back through the entrance, to the left is a very pretty bathroom painted in a rich bottle green and straight ahead is the first of the two bedrooms, with twin beds, chequered furnishing materials and painted cupboards.
A corridoor leads to the second bedroom, with a double bed and again attractive painted furniture. This room also has its own bathroom with natural toned tiles. There are parquet floors throughout. The apartment has an armored door, independent heating, air conditioning, bell and buzzer, telephone (hi speed internet), satellite TV (LCD), 4-burner gas stove, oven, fridge/freezer, crockery, two sets of linen and towels.
The apartment is served by a lift and has a day-time porter service.
Large entrance hall
Very large living room with coffered painted ceiling (circa Sq.m 40)