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FLORENCE, Italy, Dec. 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The magnificent Palazzo Serristori in Florence (https://www.lionard.com/palazzo-serristori-for-sale-in-florence.html), one of the most important Renaissance buildings in the city, with its unique position on the Arno near Ponte Vecchio, 5,500 square metres of interiors and approximately 3,000 square metres of garden, will be completely restored after long years of non-use.
Acquired last March by the LDC Group of Taiwan - already involved in the redevelopment of another building of extraordinary historical value in Florence, Palazzo Portinari Salviati - it will be restored, thanks to an impressive renovation that will start next spring, to create prestigious extra luxury apartments, with prices ranging from 2 to 7 million euros, the sale of which will be handled exclusively by Lionard Luxury Real Estate (https://www.lionard.com/). Each of the apartments, embellished with period frescoes, will have common areas such as the spectacular garden with swimming pool and the SPA.
The noble Serristori family, whose rise began in the Middle Ages, had already reached a position of unquestionable wealth and prestige by the 1500s, largely due to their association with the Medici family, of whom they were faithful allies. The construction of the palace dates back to the beginning of the 16th century when Lorenzo Serristori wanted to build a magnificent residence on the banks of the Arno River surrounding a hunting lodge. From the documents found in the Serristori archive, it is likely that the architects who designed the original core of the palace were the great Giuliano and Antonio da Sangallo, together with Benedetto da Maiano, with whom they had already designed the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence and the Villa Medicea in Poggio a Caiano.
Later, Averardo Serristori, ambassador for Cosimo I de' Medici and great friend and admirer of the renowned sculptor Michelangelo, extended the palace with the addition of the largest Italian garden in Florence, still visible along the left bank of the Arno to this day.
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