Postcard From: Numeroventi, Florence
Housed in the historical 16th-century Palazzo Galli Tassi in the heart of Florence, Numeroventi is a classical yet contemporary gallery and artist residency founded and curated by Martino di Napoli Rampolla.
Hidden within the capital of Italy's Tuscany region and home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture, this commemorated residence has been the home of several institutions and public figures throughout its history. From the governor's palace to the Ministry of Economics, a syrup factory, and today an artist’s residence.
Numeroventi is a serene retreat from the busy commercial streets and distractions of modern-day life. The space hosts travellers and offers guests a different perspective, breaking from daily routines and reimagining work-life balance in Florence.
Craftsmanship, heritage, and a creative atmosphere characterize each room to reclaim a historical but previously dilapidated space, revealing antique architecture and the walls' centuries-old frescoes in the process.
Complemented with objects and furnishings by FRAMA and other artists, the project is a testament to the exchange between contemporary creation and the Renaissance heritage of Florence. The building breathes lightness and stillness; it offers a moment to pause and reflect. The balance between a historically charged location and the restorative power of Numeroventi calls for contemplation and the conception of new ideas.