Have a romantic tryst with the royals at Palazzo Ristori on Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy and get swept off your feet. Walk through an elaborately engraved door with its original frescoes of the 18th century. Let the elevator transport you to the most sophisticated apartment that will leave you breathless. Giving you a free-flowing space, the double glass windows and doors let in the sun and light up the room with a heavenly aura. Can you feel the spirituality of Michaelangelo’s ‘David’? Then come down and wander through the 800-year old Piazza della Signoria and watch the sun throwing iridescent spears into the lovely Fountain of Neptune and look around and see a spectrum of historical buildings.
You will feel the pull of Palazzo Ristori urging you to finish your exploration of her beautifully adorned interior. Go back to your awesome holiday home and see the elegant living room furnished with two luxurious velvet couches that can also be used as double or single beds with soft mattresses. The dining area has a splendid antique table and chairs with a breathtaking 17th century antique sideboard. Stroll into a great kitchen which has a 4-burner gas range and includes plates, coffee facilities, microwave, dishwasher, pots, pans, fridge and washing machine. You can entertain your guests or your family with the ease and convenience of being at home! The living room has a bathroom with a shower and all the modern fittings which can be used for the guests.
Open the huge double doors which lead onto the balcony and view the ancient Piaza which is teeming with colorful life. Your bedroom is waiting to be discovered and with a great sense of expectation, open the 18thcentury aesthetically door to an amazing bedroom. The glow from the lamps on the side tables light up the room with a warm golden ambience. You will find to your delight a safe and a wooden wardrobe with all the linens provided. Rest for a while on your huge double bed and notice the décor, the drapes and the tapestries which blend with harmony and color. The lovely ensuite bathroom is complete with a tub, shower and modern facilities. Your resplendent apartment also has air conditioning, satellite TV, Internet and an intercom to facilitate an exquisite holiday with absolutely no lack of communication.
As you go down, you will see that your Apartment 3 is nestled to the back of Palazzo Ristori which ensures calm, quiet and a peaceful retreat. You will come across the hallway with doors leading from it. You will be pleasantly surprised to see that your apartment in Palazzo Ristori can be joined with the other two adjoining apartments with a frescoed common hallway and a main entry door. This will give you a chance to bring your family, friends or groups ranging between 6-12 people. Or you can connect two apartments that can be joined to accommodate 4-8 people.
Come out into the portals of the past and go for an amazing treasure hunt into the gazebo-like Loggia dei Lanzi with its priceless statues. Walk over to Palazzo Vecchio and look at its interiors sculpted to perfection. The Rivoire caffe pasticceria which is 50 meters from Palazzo Ristori, Florence and have a delightful interlude with a unique chocolate factory. Linger over a hot cup of coffee in its elegant interior. As night throws her soft indigo colors over Piazza della Signoria, move down the glistening pietra paved walk and listen to the sounds of an orchestra tuning in to the melody of Puccini’s ‘Turandot’ and realize that this is the place of the famous and popular Maggio Musicale Fiorentino where the great conductor Zubin Mehta had conducted and where all the music festivals are held. Go back and make a cup of hot chocolate in your apartment in Palazzo Ristori and walk over to the balcony. Look down into the Piazza della Signoria bathed in moonlight and listen to the symphony of the night.
Let your soul roam to the song of the night…
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1300€ / Week