About this listing
On the 3rd floor of historical and central palace, outstanding Apt, spacious, bright and quiet, with spectacular view high above the city. Perfect to live and to visit Prato, as well to easily reach Florence by train and other Tuscan art cities
Apartment "Giuliano da Sangallo" is located in the heart of the historical centre of Prato, in an ancient palace on the 3rd floor, this outstanding apartment offers spectacular views across the rooftops of the city to the surrounding hills, including sights of some of the major monuments: the Duomo, Santa Maria delle Carceri. Great restaurants, good shopping and all amenities are closeby, including one of the two Prato train stations (Porta al Serraglio). The apartment is distinguished by its spacious interior, peace and quiet; staying here promises you the ability to work and relax in peace.
Legend has it that Giuliano da Sangallo ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)), the great Renaissance architect and a favourite of Lorenzo de’ Medici (il Magnifico), lived in this palace between 1486 and 1492, while he managed, at the request of Medici, the building of the Church of Santa Maria delle Carceri. Some proof of these claims can be read in the most recent city guide – Claudio Cerretelli’s, Prato e la sua provincia, (Florence, Giunti 2003, p57): The interior boats two flights of an elegant Renaissance staircase with a balustrade parapet in the Sangallo style”. So, it is quite likely that the staircase was designed and built by Giuliano to enhance his residence! It is easy to imagine that this famous architect spent many a bright day and moonlit night gazing upon the famous cupola (dome) and lantern of the Carceri from the windows of this well-loved apartment.
The entire apartment is at the guests’ disposition.
Interaction with guests
We will meet you when you arrive and, because we are from Prato, we will be able to help you with an abundance of local knowledge and information.
Other things to note
The apartment is on the third floor, and be warned, there is no lift! It was our family home until recently and still houses my (librarian-) husband’s precious book collection.
Smokers and animals are NOT allowed. You are kindly invited to respect the serenity and the possessions in the house.
This host has a Strict Cancellation Policy
Cancel up to 30 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 30 days of the trip and get a 50% refund of the nightly rate, as well as a full refund of fees.