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Palazzo Frescobaldi in Florence

Gem in the midst of historic Santo Spirito neighborhood

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The Frescobaldi family has owned buildings in the Santo Spirito area since the 16th century. One of their properties is known as the “Casa del Cortile” because of its large courtyard garden. The various buildings were unified at a certain point and made into a palazzo. Though there is little concrete information on the interior garden, we do know that it was known for its exceptional backdrop—the church of Santo Spirito.
The current garden is a large grassy space which boasts beautiful azalea bushes and an imposing sponge fountain, the only original architectural element left in the courtyard. Two bronze sculptures by contemporary artist Arnaldo Pomodoro are found in the middle of the flower beds.

Entrance:  
Free

Hours:
8,00-19,00 every day except Sundays (ask the doorman)

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Contact:
Santo Spirito, 11-13
 055 27171
 
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