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Il Palazzetto

its heritage

BAKERS' SHOP
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BAKERS' SHOP

During the Renaissance the Oltrarno was predominantly a working-class neighbourhood and our building was the mill, shop and home of a baker: in the cellar a lathe machine processed the wheat grains grinding them into flour, the rear end of the ground floor housed the workshop ovens where the bread was baked, and at the front of the building was the shop for direct sale on the road. The upper floors instead were the family home.

NOBLE HOME

In the following centuries the building was transformed into an aristocratic home with adjoining garden at the rear. Of its ancient noble stature there still remain telltale vestiges, both in the use of materials (the flooring in old cotto and wooden ceilings with terracotta tiles) and in the architectural elements in "pietra serena", a typical Tuscan stone used in Florentine palazzos: the staircase, the large fireplaces dating back to the sixteenth century, wash-basins, sinks, niches and corbels.

NOBLE HOME
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PHILANTHROPIC INSTITUTION
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PHILANTHROPIC INSTITUTION

In the eighteenth century the property became part of the Saint Elisabeth Monastery, whose church is only a few meters away. It grew into a place where orphaned children were welcomed and taught a trade. The monastery was closed at the beginning of the last century and in the building was established the Opera Pia Paganelli who continued to welcome infants until the post-war period.

BOUTIQUE HOTEL

The building had been a home for centuries and today, thanks to its recent restoration, it is back to being one! In the Boutique Hotel distributed over six floors, the historic materials present in every room welcome a project of interior design which declines a sort of catalogue of contemporary living. A heterogeneous coexistence, which through a floral leitmotiv tied to the garden, ferries this dwelling into an atmosphere of international standing.
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BOUTIQUE HOTEL
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