The Lorenzo de’ Medici Apartment
Lorenzo de’ Medici apartment is perfect for families of 4 people as per its wide space, two divided bedrooms, two bathrooms and a living area which is situated in an upper mezzanine. The tiny but delightful courtyard is perfect for brunch or snack time.
This beautifully restored 83-square-meters (893 sq ft) apartment is the second one situated on the first floor. It has numerous windows which let abundant light in. Once you enter the apartment, you can not ignore the beautiful details on the right side: some restored frescoes on the right side of the wall will welcome you in the Lorenzo apartment. A little door on the right reveals a laundry room with a washing machine while on the left side you can access to a lovely and bright courtyard: this apartment is the only one where you can access to. It’s a perfect spot for a delightful breakfast or relaxing with a glass of wine.
Entering the apartment you reach a sitting and dining room which are open to a fully-equipped kitchenette! As every italian kitchen you’ll find some porcelain dishes with typical tuscan recipes as Pappa al Pomodoro (Tuscan tomato bread soup) on a wooden library near the dining room. Going up you reach a lovely living room with a wooden desk for working or studying and two couches: one of them become an easy-to-use queen sofa-bed for new guests. A bathroom with shower and all the amenities is situated on the right.
Going downstairs, you’ll find two bright bedrooms. There’s a queen bed on the left and 2 singles on the right room (both can become single beds upon request). In addition, you’ll find some drawings of a medieval Florence and an original draw of the Medici army. Near the queen bedroom there is another bathroom with a tub.
In Lorenzo de’ Medici you’ll find:
Double sofa bed with bedding furniture in the closet
A laundry bag
A hair dryer
A caffettiera or moka
TV HD LCD
A monoxide detector
Two bathrooms with shower amenities and towels
4 baskets with labels for recycling garbage
A first emergency kit
Who is Lorenzo de’ Medici?
Lorenzo di Piero de’ Medici, known as Lorenzo il Magnifico, third of the Medici dynasty, was lord of Florence from 1469 to his death. He was also a writer, patron, poet and humanist, as well as one of the most significant Renaissance politicians, both for having embodied the ideal of the humanist prince, and for his skill in managing power. Son of Piero di Cosimo de’ Medici and Lucrezia Tornabuoni, Lorenzo, together with his brother Giuliano, received a profound humanistic education and careful political preparation, both closely followed by his grandfather Cosimo and his parents. Lorenzo linked his name to the Florentine Renaissance, surrounding himself with intellectuals such as Angelo Poliziano, Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, and artists such as Botticelli and the young Michelangelo.