Bed and breakfast in florence in a historic building
Bed and breakfast in Florence in a historic building near the Cathedral
The Bed and Breakfast Palazzo Ruspoli is in via de’ Martelli.
The railway station of Santa Maria Novella is easily reachable on foot because it is only 750 meters.
Walking along Via dei Calzaiuoli, one of the main shopping streets of the city, you will reach Piazza della Signoria in about 7 minutes.
Uffizi: 600 mt
Ponte Vecchio: 700 mt
Accademia Gallery: 500 mt
In the structure that houses the bed and breakfast in Florence a time there was a rectory of the Baptistery of San Giovanni. The historic palace is then passed to the Martelli family who owned several properties on this side and turned it into a residence.
Today, Palazzo Ruspoli presents itself as “a modern establishment on an old restored house already transformed in the eighteenth century. In the new factory every rest of the ancient original building was demolished” (Marcello Jacorossi in Palazzi 1972).
The face is organized on a 7 axis for 5 floors, marked in the center by a balcony with French doors crowned by a shield with a blank field. On the frontage there is still an emblem of the fifteenth, by Calimala Art, located on the right side of the floor. Between the two front windows on the first floor there is also a shrine with a fresco depicting the Madonna and Child of the ‘400 (formerly attributed to the Beato Angelico and still difficult to read from the street), transferred here from another place.
To note the presence, on a draft on the far right, of an inscription documenting how the works of the facade have been made by the Tuscan Florentine Company Artificial Stones, active in the early twentieth century.