◆ HISTORICAL BACKGROUND:
The palace in Via Magliabechi, a private residence, is in the heart of Florence just a stone’s throw from both the ancient and wonderful Basilica of Santa Croce its square, and the modern National Library of Florence. Via Magliabechi and the surrounding streets are home to ancient buildings such as Palazzo Doni, dating back to the splendid 15th and 16th centuries, along with more recent buildings that are also of great historical and architectural interest. Many of the original buildings on the street were demolished for the construction of the Library building and in general the entire street suffered extensive damage during the 1966 flood of Florence. The palace restored by Sansone has a particular conformation, with a U-shaped recessed facade, richly decorated with geometric patterns, faux frames, and garlands.