History of Casa del Garbo
Casa del Garbo stands in the heart of Florence, part of the historical architectural backdrop of Piazza della Signoria, directly facing the Palazzo Vecchio.
The property is part of the Uguccioni Palace. Since the 16th century it used to host a convent: the Monache degli Angeli, who added to the building the 17th century Annunciation tabernacle ascribed to Matteo Rosselli.
Rehabilitation did not affect the building structure significantly. It was designed to assure an adequate number of bathrooms, kitchen areas, and installations required by present living standards. In the staircase area, terracotta bricks of old were restored and laid anew, and so was also the banister in wrought iron with wooden handrail. A few ancient niches were preserved inside the apartments. All flooring tiles are in fine terracotta of Impruneta. All peculiar features of the building were respected, and the operation was approved by the Italian State Superintendence for Cultural and Environmental Properties.