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Florence - Luxury Apartments For Sale Near Piazza Del Duomo
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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
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In the heart of Florence, a stone's throw from Piazza del Duomo and Piazza della Repubblica, luxury apartments for sale inside the well-known Palazzo Portinari Salviati. The property has been finely renovated, seven apartments with sizes ranging from 88 to 450 sqm are available for purchase. Common areas include some boutiques, a Michelin-starred restaurant and a Spa with indoor pool and wellness center.
The building is located in a unique and privileged position, close to all the most famous monuments of the city and a stone's throw from the boutiques in the centre. Furthermore, on the ground floor of the building there are shops and common areas with restaurants and relaxation areas. For getting around, Florence has a convenient taxi service or alternatively a tramway that connects the historic center to most of the services including the Careggi hospital and the Amerigo Vespucci airport.

The building (over 5,200 sqm – 55,952 sqft in total) is free on three sides and currently includes a residential portion divided into twenty-four private apartments, a boutique hotel with thirteen exclusive suites and magnificent common areas with luxury boutiques, a Michelin-starred restaurant, lounge bar, bistro and a Spa (about 500 sqm – 5,380) with indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi tub, sauna, Turkish bath, gym and four massage/treatment areas.

The building has two entrances located along Via dello Studio, which lead to the various units located on the upper floors of the building. The apartments currently available are:
- Apt. "Giustiniano" (132 sqm, 1st floor): 2 bedroom and 3 bathrooms – € 2,200,000
- Apt. "Virgilio" (98 sqm, 1st floor): 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms – € 950,000
- Apt. "Dante" (140 sqm, 2nd floor): 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms – € 1,800,000
- Apt. "Beatrice" (145 sqm, 2nd floor): 2 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms – € 3,000,000
- Apt. "Cacciaguida" (88 sqm, 2nd floor): 1 bedroom and 2 bathrooms – € 1,100,000
- Apt. "San Domenico" (175 sqm, 3rd floor): 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms – € 3,500,000
- Apt. "Farinata" (450 sqm, 3rd-4th floors): 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms – € 12,000,000

Buyers have the opportunity of choosing the finishes they prefer from a pattern book to be scrolled at the property, which includes elements suitable for the most diverse tastes. Some of the unites have already been completed and are sold furnished.

On the main floor there is also a beautiful hall (110 sqm – 1,184 sqft) designed for events, a conference room with a private chapel frescoed by Alessandro Allori next to it.

The history of the palace begins in the 13th century, when Folco Portinari, a well-known Florentine banker and founder of the Santa Maria Nuova hospital, had a series of houses built for his family. Between 1470 and 1480, his heirs transformed the entire complex into a grand mansion, possibly using the services of Michelozzo. Among others, Folco Portinari was the father of the equally famous Beatrice Portinari, Dante's muse. The poet's verses are inscribed on a plaque on the palace façade.
The palazzo thus created was purchased in 1546 by Jacopo Salviati, Lorenzo de' Medici's son-in-law, who oversaw a further extension that lasted almost a decade under the possible supervision of Bartolomeo Ammannati or Alessandro Allori. Some of the palace's most illustrious guests are linked to the Salviati family, including Maria Salviati, wife of Giovanni de' Medici (better known as Giovanni dalle Bande Nere) and mother of the future Grand Duke Cosimo I. As great patrons and art lovers, the Salviati family kept unique works by artists such as Donatello, Verrocchio, Cellini, Bronzino and Correggio in the palazzo.
In 1768 the palace was sold to the Ricciardi-Serguidi family, then passed on to Pietro Leopoldo di Giannozzo da Cepparello in 1803. The building was then purchased by the Municipality of Florence which established the Liceo Ginnasio Fiorentino there. With the unification of Italy and the movement of the capital to Florence in 1865, the Italian government identified the palace as the seat of the Ministry of Justice and Religion: for the occasion, a further expansion of the building was carried out (1866) following a design by Francesco Mazzei and Nicola Nasi which added sixteen rooms to the palace.
With the moving of the capital to Rome, the ministry moved and the building was occupied by the Cassa di Risparmio and the Pious Schools of the Piarist Fathers.
In 1921 the Palace was acquired by Credito Toscano, a famous Florentine bank, which maintained ownership for almost a century until 2008.

After a careful restoration in 2022, the property was converted into a luxury residential building incorporating various private apartments and a resort with large common spaces.

The complex, thanks to its central position in the heart of Florence, allows reaching many of the most interesting landmarks in the city on foot. Ranked by distance these are Piazza del Duomo with its incredible cathedral (150 m; 2’), Palazzo Medici (300 m; 4’) and the adjacent Basilica di San Lorenzo decorated by Michelangelo and Brunelleschi (380m; 4’), Piazza della Signoria (750 m; 10’), the church of Santa Croce with the tombs of many Italian artists (850 m; 10’), the church of Santa Maria Novella (900 m; 10’) next to the central station, the beautiful and unique Ponte Vecchio (1.0 km; 12’), the Uffizi Gallery (1.0 km; 13’), the imposing Medicean Fortezza da Basso (1.2 km; 12’), the impressive Palazzo Pitti (1.4 km; 15’), the church of Santo Spirito in Oltrarno (1.5 km; 15’) and the unique and wonderful panoramic terrace of Piazzale Michelangelo (2.2 km; 20’).

What’s more, the many shops and boutiques in the historic center of Florence can be easily reached in a few minutes’ walk.
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