Located literally on the other side of the Arno river, in an area affectionately known by the locals as the Diladdarno area, Palazzo San Niccolò takes its name from the neighborhood where it is located. San Niccolò is the oldest district of Florence and among one of the most beloved historical areas by the Florentines. Palazzo San Niccolò has an exclusive and unique charm.
Being totally immersed in nature with lush gardens that surround sumptuous Renaissance palaces, you will completely forget that you are in the heart of the historic center of Florence. If you want to explore a genuine and true artisan neighborhood of Florence, the choice of where to stay is key to ensure you the authentic experience of being in direct contact with the Florentine artisans, their workshops and their arts. Artisan workshops, specialty stores and boutiques are at your doorstep when you choose to stay at Palazzo San Niccolò.
Palazzo San Niccolò is located a few steps from the Porta di San Miniato and the medieval city walls, on the road towards Piazzale Michelangelo. The entrance to the garden and part of the courtyard reveal an original medieval street which suggests that the structure was originally a small village.
The beautiful private garden is located inside the building and it borders the city walls. In the gardens have been found original plants with banana trees and a dance floor, which date back to the early 1900s as part of a recreational club.
The property is divided into different housing units located in 3 different environments.
In the oldest area it is still possible to admire three arches which belong to the cloister of the13th century monastery. Some apartments and rooms, all with very high ceilings and windows, are very large and bright, typical of the Florentine stately building from the 15th century. The current decorations are the result of recovery and restoration of pre-existent works.