Numeroventi is hidden at number 20 in via dei Pandolfini, in the historic center of Florence, inside the Renaissance walls of Palazzo Tassi Galli. A contemporary residence for artists, co-living and co-working space for local and international artists, halfway between an art gallery and a guesthouse. Events, exhibitions and five 5 studio apartments make the building accessible to all.
At Numeroventi the artists of the present meet those of the past. They can live the palace for a period of time. Confronting them self with Florentine creatives and local artists. The studio apartments can be booked even for just one night, by all those who want to experience this inspirational atmosphere. And then: yoga courses, workshops and collective exhibition to keep the spaces always alive and contribute to the cultural lymph of the city of Florence.
Hercules and Iole, two marble statues by Domenico Pieratti, welcome you in the inner courtyard. As well as the medieval octagonal pillars, traces that testify the origins of the building built on merchant homes from the fourteenth century. An imposing neoclassical staircase leads to the upper floors.
Frescoes from the sixteenth century, five meter high ceilings and large windows meet Scandinavian minimalism. Clean furnishings give a sense of lightness to such an important environment. White walls emphasize the light.
Built in the early sixteenth century, Palazzo Galli Tassi takes the name of the family that lived there for almost two centuries, from 1623 to 1863, the year in which Count Angiolo Galli Tassi bequeathed the property to the Hospitals of Tuscany.
Seat of the Ministry of Agriculture, Industry and Commerce in the years of Florence Capital (1865-1871), Palazzo Galli Tassi was then bought by the Neapolitan entrepreneur Girolamo Pagliano, inventor of the Pagliano purgative syrup (thanks to him now exists the Teatro Verdi in Florence).
Today everyone can live Palazzo Galli Tassi because of Martino di Napoli Rampolla (Girolamo Pagliano was his grandmother's uncle), who designed the Numeroventi project and developed it together with Alessandro Modestino Ricciardelli and Andrew Trotter, director of Openhouse Magazine.