A stone's throw from Piazza Santa Croce stands Palazzo Bardi alle Grazie, built around the 1430s by the Busini family of bankers and completed about fifty years later when the property passed to the Bardi family. Among the most interesting elements of the building there is the courtyard, probably designed by Filippo Brunelleschi: it is the first private elegant courtyard in Florence. Noteworthy are also the magnificent wooden ceilings dating back to the 16th century. The history of this palace is closely linked to music: in fact around 1580 in the halls of Palazzo Bardi the Accademia della Crusca as well as the Camerata Fiorentina met, a group of writers, artists and musicians who met with the aim of rediscovering Greek music and reviving it with new forms, including the father of Galileo Galilei. It is within the walls of Palazzo Bardi that the melodrama was born and for this reason the apartment was created and restored inside its famous theater, with the advice of artists, scenographers and historians of the Academy of Fine Arts, in accordance with the Superintendence. The distinctive frescoes and high ceilings of the theater have been preserved; a private room, a study near the entrance, has been transformed into a bedroom with bathroom. To preserve the integrity of the space, a self-supporting structure has been inserted, creating two guest rooms with bathrooms on the lower level and a modern kitchen, dining room and living room on the upper level. A marble staircase with a wrought iron railing leads to the second level, where a glass and steel railing extends the length of the mezzanine, overlooking the open space below. A unique historical residence of the highest cultural and aesthetic value, in the center of the city, the cradle of Italian art.
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