Photo credits _ Francesca Pagliai _

The Clarice Apartment

This beautiful 80 square meter (861 sq ft) apartment is located on the first floor. The Clarice apartment has an elegant and spacious sitting room with a comfortable sofa that easily becomes a double bed, two armchairs and a coffee table. While sitting there, you will be surrounded by original 14th century frescoes.

It also has a handy kitchenette and a dining table. Going further into the apartment, you reach the beautiful master bedroom with its two large windows. Adjacent to the bedroom there is a windowed bathroom with a bathtub. Through a small door off the living room up some narrow steps you reach a second bedroom (we like to call it the “secret room”) with two single beds (or, by request, one double bed) and a second bathroom with shower. This little bedroom has a window which looks out onto a courtyard and is particularly quiet. This apartment is especially suitable for a family of up to four. Everyone will like “the secret room” on the second floor, especially young children. The Clarice apartment is particularly unique thanks to its perfect harmony of ancient style and modern furnishings and comfort.

In Clarice you’ll find:

Two bathrooms with shower amenities and towels

An iron

A laundry bag

A hair dryer

A caffettiera or moka

An oven

A kettler

A toaster


Double sofa bed with bedding furniture in the closet

4 baskets with labels for recycling garbage

A first emergency kit

Who is Clarice?

Daughter of Jacopo Orsini, Clarice received a religious education that was initially adaptable to the open mindedness of the humanists, of whom her husband, Lorenzo de’ Medici, was the pivot.
Despite the differences between them and the fact that the marriage was combined, the correspondence between the two showed tones of affection and mutual respect and there are reasons to believe that a sincere feeling linked the two, in addition to the love that they both felt for their children.
According to the chronicle of the time, Clarice had a certain influence on Lorenzo and for this reason many turned to her to ask her husband for favors and various kinds of help. Clarice always kept information on political and military events that occurred in the country. During her travels between Rome and Florence, she was accompanied by friends and people close to Lorenzo whom Clarice trusted and, unusual for the time, the woman often represented her husband while he was busy in other business, being welcomed with all honors and respect in his figure as the wife of the Magnificent. She died of tuberculosis in 1488, four years before her husband.