Booking a room at Palazzo Feroci means entering the heart of the city and discovering its history.
The origins of the Palace date back to '500, when Cosimo I de 'Medici, the first Grand Duke of Tuscany, established in Pisa The Sacred Military Order of the Knights of St. Stephen, where Piazza dei Cavalieri became the center of the Medici Pisa and Palazzo Feroci, at the time divided into two "tower houses", home of Taù, faithful men of the Order of Santo Stefano.
Recent restauration works have brought to light traces of the original structures, in the head a gravestone representing the Greek letter of Taù on the facade facing the church of San Sisto, which confirm the ancient descriptions of the registers of the Order of Santo Stefano and marks the beginning of the history of Palazzo Feroci. The current structure of Palazzo Feroci is the result of further works, which can be placed between the end of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th century, as shown by the decorations on the walls and on the coffered ceilings, masterfully restored by specialized artists.
In 1876, with the suppression of the Order of the Knights of St. Stephen, the property passed to the Feroci family and, in the last century, it became property of the University of Pisa through the testamentary bequest of Mrs. Maria Feroci, dated May 20, 1940.
The current renovation work, which began in January 2021, maintains the original features of the Palace; in some rooms there are, in fact, interesting elements of furniture, such as majolica and terracotta stoves and, in the apartment on the top floor, the typical altana, a covered terrace raised above the rooftops, available to guests to admire the beauty of the city from above.