BETWEEN HISTORY AND MODERNITY
Inferno Restaurant & Lounge Bar is located in the heart of Florence, in the Santa Croce district, inside the historic Palazzo Gherardi, a monumental 15th century building and home to the Michelangelo Language and Culture Institute.
Already of the Gherardi family, then of the Curadossi and finally of the Picchi, the large building extends with its three floors to the corner of via de ‘Pepi, projecting with a main front. On the ground floor there is a main portal and a second portal that was in service, between square windows with stone frames. The upper planes, marked by marcapian frames, feature two tight, single-ply rows, arranged on ten axes. Despite its size, the design is sober and measured euristics, as it is typical of Florentine architecture of the fifteenth century, a period to which the current forms that Guido Carocci is referring to are “elegant”.
Inside there is a staircase with stone balustrade and a small courtyard with tombstones, perhaps part of an old loggia, with octagonal pillars, with capitals of water dating back to the late 14th century. In this same courtyard is a shield with the Gherardi’s weapon (gold, on the cross of blue, with four stars at six points of the same). On the court there is also a loggia on the first floor.
At present the palace is home to the Michelangelo Language and Culture Institute and a nightclub. The palace appears in the list drawn up in 1901 by the General Directorate of Antiquities and Fine Arts, as a monumental building to be considered a national artistic heritage.
A CONTEXT OF EXPERIENCES
Inferno Restaurant & Lounge Bar is a varied container of experiences, a mix of tastes, emotions, colors and design elements.
A contemporary and elegant room with a warm and welcoming atmosphere.