Photo credits _ Francesca Pagliai _

The Leone X Apartment

The apartment is situated on the second floor of Palazzo Belfiore and is extremely comfortable and furnished with beautiful mix of antique and modern pieces. It’s a perfect accommodation for couples during their honeymoon or family with children.

Entering the apartment you’ll find a room with a single bed connected to a tiny but lovely bathroom with shower. Then you’ll enter in a wide living area which is also a dining room with a fully equipped kitchenette. You’ll find also a old fireplace, now out of order, as typical utility during 18th century. The living area has also a comfortable couch which can become a comfortable double sofa bed. The large double bedroom is full of light and has a queen size bed (or two single beds by request), a lovely vintage desk with a lamp for studying or working and a bathroom with shower. This beautiful bright bedroom still boasts its original 16th century terracotta tile floor. An additional single bedroom is situated at the entrance of the apartment. In the sitting room, you will find a comfortable double sofa bed, a fully-equipped kitchen which also has a washing machine, and a lovely eighteenth century fireplace. The apartment boasts a wooden caisson ceiling and the furniture has been selected with extreme care, like some sketches of a nostalgic Renaissance Florence, and attention to create a warm atmosphere that offers every modern comfort.

In Leone X you’ll find:

A caffettiera or moka

An iron

A laundry bag

A hair dryer

Two bottles of water as complimentary


A kettler

A toaster


Double sofa bed with bedding furniture in the closet

Two bathrooms with shower amenities and towels

4 baskets with labels for recycling garbage

A first emergency kit

Who is Leone X?

Pope Leone X, born Giovanni di Lorenzo de’ Medici, was Pope from 1513 to his death in 1521. As the second son of Lorenzo il Magnifico and Clarice Orsini, he was elected to the cardinalate in 1489 at the young age of 14 and became Pope in 1513, greatly enhancing the political power of the Medici, the most important Florentine family during the Renaissance period. Rather than in ecclesiastical studies, he seems to have decidedly more interest in literature in verse and prose and in which he had made great progress, under the tutelage of Angelo Poliziano and Bibbiena.