Cerretani Palace
Six beautiful apartments in the heart of Florence in front of the Duomo are waiting for you.

The palazzo’s history

Palazzo Storia
Entrance of the building

The building is not historic, but it played a significant role in twentieth-century Florence, having hosted the famous Excelsior cinema since 1906. With the closure of this cinema in 2004, the ground floor was transformed into a library and houses the Seeber library.

A curiosity, however, concerns the church of “Santa Maria Maggiore”, a stone’s throw from the building, on the opposite side of the road, on which there is a curious marble head that seems to be floating on the facade.

One of the legends concerning this statue claims that it was a woman looking out the window. She had the bad idea of mocking a man condemned to death from her window while he was being escorted to the gallows of the Bargello for heresy. This man looked at her and said something that casted a curse on her. At first nothing happened, but the next day, when she looked out of the window again, she stood still and gradually turned into a stone statue. From that moment on she is there and she looks at people on via dei Cerretani.

Palazzo Cerretani is located a stone's throw from the central Piazza del Duomo. Culture reigns in this building that once housed a cinema on the ground floor and is now a bookstore.

ADDRESS
Via dei Cerretani, 4 Florence

The apartments

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104 sq.mt/1119 sq.ft
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4
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2

Damasco
Apartment

Damasco penthouse with terrace near the Duomo
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75 sq.mt/807 sq.ft
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2
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1

Raso
Apartment

Raso cozy penthouse a stone's throw from the Duomo
ico
95 sq.mt/1022 sq.ft
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4
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3

Lana
Apartment

Big apartment a stone's throw from the Duomo
ico
117 sq.mt/1259 sq.ft
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5
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2

Velluto
Apartment

Velluto elegant apartment near the Duomo
ico
100 sq.mt/1076 sq.ft
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4
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2

Cashmere
Apartment

Lovely apartment a stone's throw from the Duomo
ico
128 sq mt/1377 sq ft
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5
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3

Seta
Apartment

Seta spacious apartment next to the Duomo

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