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Palazzo Magnani Feroni is an historical home that for over five hundred years has been at the centre of Florence's aristocratic life: one of the oldest dwellings in the San Frediano neighbourhood, it has stood as an important symbol of the city's history and its artistic value.
The class of this elegant renaissance palace, evident upon entering, finds its maximum expression in the sumptuous suites and the luxurious hospitality quarters, furnished with candelabra, statues, paintings and frescoes form the '500.
An example is the spacious Murano hall (over 160 square meters) where breakfast is served, lit by an original Murano crystal chandelier that hangs from the splendid coffered ceiling that once graced Palazzo Farnese in Rome.
As evening approaches, the antique chandeliers illuminate the galleries, recreating the refined atmosphere of the high society parties held here during the French occupancy: the Feroni marquises customarily held formal parties and grand balls, opening their halls to celebrate the official visit of a sovereign, or the grand-duchess' birthday.
Upon entering Palazzo Magnani Feroni you will seemingly be transported back to the ancient splendour of Florentine life. The historical importance of the Palazzo can still be seen today in the big entrance door dating back to the Seventeenth Century, that gives way to a wrought iron gate decorated with the "arms" of the Feroni family - an armour encased arm holding a sword, and a golden lily.