Palazzo Del Pugliese




Palazzo Del Pugliese, then Magnani Feroni, is located in via de 'Serragli 8, overlooking the Piazza del Carmine and San Frediano.
The name is linked to the various changes of ownership from one family to another, which took place between 1428 and 1821.
From the time of the Del Pugliese, today there is a coat of arms on the façade, next to the Feroni coat of arms: wrapped in six pieces of red and gold.
In 1769 the palace was sold to the very rich marquis Giuseppe Francesco Feroni who, intending to further decorate the property, bought other neighboring houses and entrusted the architect Zanobi Del Rosso with the task of redesigning the façades and redistributing the internal satisfactions.
The works, which also created a garden, were completed in 1783 and the intervention increased the monumentality of the whole building.
During the period of French occupation, the main district of the building was rented to the French Minister.
In 1821, at the death of the Marquis Ubaldo Feroni, the palace of Via dei Serragli was given to the Magnani, the wealthy family of Pescia, who made the palace a new point of reference for the Florence of the time.

The building appears on the list drawn up in 1901 by the Directorate General of Antiquities and Fine Arts, as a monumental building to be considered a national artistic heritage.
The façade on via de 'Serragli, although showing the various reconstructions, is essentially due to the work of Zanobi Del Rosso, to whom we owe the windows with light grilles on the ground floor.
The door is original of the seventeenth century, with the hardware of the four doors and an upper half-moon.
From it you access the curt, with a wrought iron gate with an artistic design, concluded by a coat of arms of the Feroni family.

Today the building is a period residence. It has the highest panoramic terrace in Oltrarno, from which you can see the most important monuments of the city.
In October 2017, he was selected among the 3 finalists of the prestigious 2018 Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence in the category: Readers' Award.