In the historic center of Pisa stands a palace whose origins date back to the 16th century, when Cosimo I de' Medici, the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, established the Sacred Military Order of the Knights of Saint Stephen in Pisa. Piazza dei Cavalieri thus became the center of the Medici Pisa, and Palazzo Feroci, at the time divided into two "tower houses", was the headquarters of the Tau, trusted men of the Order of Saint Stephen.
Today, staying at Palazzo Feroci means entering the beating heart of the city and learning about its history. The recent restoration work has brought to light traces of the original structures, such as a plaque depicting the Greek letter Tau on the facade facing the church of San Sisto, and which confirm the ancient descriptions of the registers of the Order of Santo, at the dawn of the history of Palazzo Feroci, whose current conformation is the result of interventions carried out between the late eighteenth and the first half of the nineteenth century, as demonstrated by the internal decorations on the walls and the coffered ceilings restored to their original splendor by specialized craftsmen.
In 1876, following the suppression of the Order of the Knights of Saint Stephen, the ownership of the residence passed to the Feroci family and then, by will of the heirs, to the University of Pisa. Over time, the building was again subjected to architectural redefinition interventions with interesting Art Nouveau influences referable to the first and second decades of the twentieth century, while the current renovation work, started in January 2021, has maintained the original characteristics of the Palazzo, as evidenced by the presence, in some rooms, of particular furnishing elements, such as the majolica and terracotta stoves and, in the apartment on the top floor, available to guests, the typical altana, a raised covered terrace above the roofs to admire the beauty of the city from above.
The elegant residence has large and luxurious rooms and bright apartments with an unmistakable style that is at the same time welcoming and familiar, to make you feel at home while living a unique and unforgettable experience. The style is in the refined details such as the original 19th century terracotta floor, the tiles with geometric patterns and the precious frescoes that embellish the walls and ceilings; while modernity is celebrated in the style of the beautiful wallpapers that adorn the bathrooms.
In the lodgings of Palazzo Feroci, tradition and modernity create a perfect combination, in total harmony: exposed beams and precious Tuscan terracotta are happily married to innovative home automation solutions, according to the most current principles of sustainability, efficiency and maximum usability, in an extraordinary setting. Guests can also move in complete privacy and autonomy thanks to the avant-garde and technologically advanced automatic check-in and check-out system.
The strategic position of the structure allows you to reach, with short walks, the main places of historical and cultural interest of the city: a few steps away, Piazza dei Cavalieri and the ancient building of the Scuola Normale Superiore, in just two minutes on foot you can reach Piazza dei Miracoli and right around the corner, in the pedestrian area of Borgo Stretto, a renowned shopping street in Pisa to conclude the days of discovery among the typical restaurants and bars on the Lungarno, in a magical and timeless atmosphere under the aegis of comfort and luxury.