Palazzo Marzocchi, period home dating back to 1600, is located on the highest point of Monterchi, a town made famous by the fresco by Piero della Francesca’s “Madonna del Parto”, one of the most outstanding works of the Italian Renaissance. The palace is attributed by historical documents to the Grand Duke Ferdinando II de’ Medici. We have some news thanks to a letter written to Ferdinand II de’ Medici in 1644 by the mother superior of the nuns of the Benedictine monastery outside the walls, which asks to hospitalize her sisters “nello suo palagio entro le mura (in his palace within the walls)” to protect them from violence and abuse soldiers of fortune during the war between the Florentine troops and the pope’s one (war named Barberina). Even today, inside, are visible emblems of different families, probably belonging to the vicars of the Grand Duke, sent there to defend this stretch of Tuscany.
In Monterchi, every season has its charm: in the spring you can admire the beauty of nature that wakes up and enjoy the first outings, from June to August the nice weather causes it to relax in the spa pool; from September to November the scents of the harvest and the olive harvest, the fall colors tinged with magic valley and in December the Palace, with its large fireplace lets you experience a unique atmosphere.
The floor area of Palazzo Marzocchi is 1,000 sqm., composed of 18 rooms, including two large living rooms from 70 to 60 sq m., and 7 bathrooms. In the largest room there is a very large fireplace, original of the Seventeenth century, in stone named “pietra serena”. The palace is surrounded by a garden of 650 square meters on two floors, with swimming pool of 9×4 m.. It is equipped with heating system that can be divided into three levels, with alarm system and completely covered with wi-fi. The palace is complemented by two attics – the first one of 80 sqm. partially inhabitable, and the second one of 40 sqm. uninhabitable – and by a large cellar, that can be renovated, of 400 square meters.