Palazzo Bianca is a beautiful palace in the historical center of Cortona
•Ground floor: Entrance in the large hall characterized by a large main door decorated with the ancient “serena” stone (a particular type of sandstone) with “torello” finishing and ribbed vaults, with stairs connecting the upper floors, with an area of 33 sq m. Always on the same level we find, behind the entrance hall, a large room with a particular Etruscan arch and a well with glass covering, for a total of 37 sq m, 6 sq m for the bathroom, and a room for commerical use, with an area of 27 sq m.
A total of 103 sq m of usable area and 156 sq m for commercial use.
•First floor: Entrance in the hall, with fireplace, ceilings with wooden beams and flat tiles, 2 double rooms with bathroom; large kitchen with dining area;
A total of 115 sq m of usable area and 156 sq m for commercial use.
•Second Floor: This was called the “noble” floor, the former residence of the Bishop, and the finishings and the attention to detail give us a clue of that. Entrance in the hall, with fireplace built with “serena” stones, ceilings with wooden beams and flat tiles, 2 Double Rooms with Bathroom; Large Kitchen with dining area.
A total of 120 sq m of usable area and 156 sq m for commercial use.
•Third Floor: This floor was built and completed in 1763. Entrance in the hall, with fireplace made with “serena” stones, ceilings with wooden beams and flat tiles, 2 Double Rooms with bathroom; Large Kitchen with dining area.
A total of 125 sq m of usable area and 156 sq m for commercial use.
All ancient architectural elements of the Palace have been recovered, including those of the appurtenant bodies. And wherever possible, architects have worked to recover the materials as well: some trusses, the wood of the roofs, the portals with exposed bricks. Even the stone facades and the pantiles have remained like they were in the past.
There is no need to take the car at all cost, if you want to take a break from the stress caused by your job, and relax in your new holiday home in Cortona. In fact, this property already appears as a perfect place for relaxation: those who live in this residence can make use of large reading areas.
•TYPE: Historic Palace
•LOCATION: Historic Centre
•OVERALL DIMENSIONS: About 624 sq m
•TOTAL NUMBER OF INTERNAL SPACES: 15.5
•ELECTRICITY: Already connected
•WATER: Municipal water supply system, and a well
•HEATING: Independent, with boilers (4)
•The construction of Palazzo “Passerini” was commissioned and ordered by the Bishop of Cortona – whom the palace took the name from – about the end of the 15th century, where there was a pre-existing two-floor construction dating back to the Etruscan age, and that was then merged with the new construction. That site was chosen as there were works taking place there for the realization of the Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta, and so the Bishop decided that that construction site was the location suitable for the realization of his Palace, given the proximity to the Duomo-to-be. Characterized by its Stone structure, it originally had only 3 levels and in 1763 the fourth level was built and completed; currently it has 4 floors.