This lavishly illustrated book offers a full and detailed account of the Gondi family and its artistic and architectural treasures. Marco Calafati retraces the events in the history of the dynasty between Florence and Paris. Linda Pellecchia describes how the palazzo of Piazza San Firenze was constructed at the wish of Giuliano Gondi il Magnifico through the genius of Giuliano da Sangallo, who has left two supreme exemplars of his art in the magnificent staircase and the majestic fireplace, described to us by Marco Campigli. Anna Bisceglia accompanies us to the Gondi Chapel in Santa Maria Novella, another masterpiece by Sangallo which houses the famous Crucifix by Brunelleschi. Returning to the palazzo, Paolo Bertoncini Sabatini and Giovanni Matteo Guidetti enhance our admiration of the monumental fountain, the Baroque paintings and the nineteenth-century pictorial cycles. Gabriele Morolli expounds the fascinating story of the completion of the palazzo as we see it today by the architect of Florence as capital, Giuseppe Poggi. Paolo Fiumi illuminates us on the atmosphere of the palazzo in the twentieth century, and completes the work with an account of the expert restoration that has restored to Florence the ancient dwelling of the Gondi in all its new splendour.