The complex was built in 1824, in the historical center of Piacenza. The building known as Palazzo Serafini, features important artistic and architectural elements and needs renovating. The property lends itself perfectly as tourist accommodation, or can be transformed into private residences.
Palazzo Serafini is a four storey building including the basement, and features an inner courtyard that is partially paved for parking and in part a garden. The U-shaped layout of the structure comprises a large, elliptic entrance hall that leads to a Doric colonnade. The right wing of the entrance hall showcases a grand staircase with a coffer barrel vault ceiling, that is held up by a series of ionic pilaster strips and five broad windows; three of which are situated on the western wall, and look onto the entrance courtyard, whereas the remaining two are on on the northern side, overlooking the garden. The first floor consists of three main rooms that feature neoclassical decorated vaults, depicting mythological creatures and monochrome scenes. The west wing holds a symmetrical, small room with an umbrella dome, embellished with tempera decorations.
The property is situated in the center of Piacenza (pop. 102.269), in the provincial capital of Piacenza (pop. 288.013), the ninth largest municipality in the Emilia-Romagna region. The building is particularly well positioned as it’s walking distance from all the main public offices and facilities; large parking areas near Piazza della Cittadella are currently part of an urban development plan that includes these outdoor spaces, as well as the surrounding buildings ( the market hall, the former Church of Carmel, the Bixio Nicolai barracks and the adjacent Pontieri laboratory). The area also includes important historical and artistic buildings such as the Palazzo Farnese Civil Museum, Piazza Cavalli, il Palazzo Vescovile, the Dome etc. The neighbourhood is well served by public transport, several bus lines stop in via Cavour in close proximity to Palazzo Serafini, as well as public parking in Piazza della Cittadella. The train station (that connects the city to Milan, Turin, Bologna, Genoa, Rome e Naples) is 1km away from the property. The West Piacenza motorway junction that leads to the A-21 (Turin- Brescia) is 5km away and also connects to the A-1 (Naples- Milan). The closest airport is Milan- Linate ( the fourth largest Italian airport, with 9,6 million passengers in 2016) and is 65km away.