The Palazzo Aldobrandini was constructed during the first half of the Fourteenth century and precisely at a time in which Florence began to expand beyond the boundaries of the ancient roman nucleus. The Palace was commissioned by Messer Lapo a member of the wealthy Aldobrandini family who had made their fortune in the commerce of spices. Via delle Belle Donne was at that time an important road which connected the Mercato Vecchio (market square) and Via Strozzi, to the Porta del Trebbio, the city door that led out towards the north.
Although the family was already very wealthy, they were still greatly tied to trade and so they chose this location which was the main commercial artery leading out of the city. With the opening of a new bridge, the Ponte Santa Trinita, with its continuation (now Via Tornabuoni), several important palaces were built . The new road gained importance and eventually Via delle Belle Donne became a secondary side street.
In the Nineteenth century, the palazzo housed several painter’s workshops and it is known that the celebrated painter Ingres had his studio in one of the apartments. This new destination is probably the reason for which most of the flats have very large windows.
This uniquely trendy and newly renovated apartment has its own entrance on the quiet road that separates the Palazzo Aldobrandini and Palazzo Antinori. The entrance leads to an ancient winding staircase.
Beautiful and colourful curtains separate the entrance and the living room. The long and narrow living room has a love seat and two upholstered reading chairs. French door open onto a courtyard, allowing warm natural light into the modern apartment. Adjacent to the living room is a small dining area, which leads to the fully-equipped eat-in kitchen with counter and stools, gas stove, oven, refrigerator with freezer, dish washer and washing machine. A perfect spot for breakfast or lunch.
The spacious bedroom, decorated in a tranquil green, also overlooks the internal courtyard. A queen-size bed offers comfortable relaxation and can be separated in two twin beds. Also in the bedroom is a mirrored wardrobe, night stands and writing desk.
The modern and bright bathroom is equipped with shower, toilet, bidet, sink and oversize mirror.
This apartment offers an armoured door, independent heating, air conditioning, plasma television with satellite, telephone and hi speed internet, two sets of linen.