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In 1559  Simone di Jacopo Corsi paid 520 fiorini to the powerful financier Filippo Strozzi il Vecchio for land and  tasked Giorgio Vasari, a favoured Medici architect,  to create a family palace on the site. Strozzi built his own magnificent palazzo opposite.The bust of Francesco I de' Medici from 1577 still dominates the portico.

 

In 1790 a Piano Nobile was added superbly adorned with frescoes of landscapes featuring rural villas of Poggio Gherardo and Villa Torna Moreni. Hotel Scoti has been welcoming guests since the late 1800s.

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In 1559  Simone di Jacopo Corsi paid 520 fiorini to the powerful financier Filippo Strozzi il Vecchio for land and  tasked Giorgio Vasari to create a family palace on the site. Strozzi built his own magnificent palazzo opposite.


Vasari who was also Cosimo I de Medici's architect, designed the façade but was not able to complete the building due to his death in1574. Another favoured architect of the de' Medici's, completed the work. The bust of Francesco I de' Medici from 1577 by Giambologna still dominates the portico.

 

In 1790 the Piano Nobile  was superbly adorned with frescoes of landscapes featuring rural villas of Poggio Gherardo and Villa Tognozzi Moreni. Hotel Scoti has been welcoming guests since the late 1800s.