Piano nobile


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Piano nobile

The principal floor of a great or noble house, usually containing state rooms on the first floor above the ground or basement.

piano nobile

In Renaissance architecture and derivatives, a floor with formal reception and dining rooms; the principal story in a house, usually one flight above the ground.
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Shown in a small ground plan, the piano nobile halls are titled Genealogy, Popes, Ferrara, Prudence and Peace, San Marco, and Florence.
The Grand Hotel Continental offers a '48 Hours In Paradise' package until August from EUR589 (pounds 470) per person (sharing) to include two nights in one of the seven stunning junior suites on the piano nobile (first floor).
48 Hours in Paradise in the five-star Grand Hotel Continental is priced from 589 Euros (pounds 445) per person for two nights in a beautiful junior suites on the piano nobile. The price also includes a Champagne breakfast in the suite on the first day, one candlelit dinner in Sapordivino, tickets to a local museum and breakfast on the second day in the winter garden.
He upraises a palazzo with terrazzo on the piano nobile, with giallo antico ovolos and tondinos around an oculus.
During the past half-dozen years, he has immersed himself in architecture, particularly classical architecture, and now tosses around words such as "plinth" and "piano nobile" with the ease of a veteran designer.
This floor, or piano nobile, has no beginning, end, or even clear sequence.
"Since the ground floor was the busiest and noisiest, the best accommodation was on the 'piano nobile', the first floor, which had access to better views and air.
Designed as a "piano nobile"--a home whose living quarters occupy the second story--it was badly in need of repair and refurbishment when the ASID decided to take it on as this year s project.
In February last year, Piano Nobile gallery in west London opened the exhibition 'From Omega to Charleston: The Art of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, 1910-1934'.
Piano Nobile napkin set, $30; studiopianonobile.com.
This takes you up to the oak-panelled piano nobile, where there are two cafeterias and a conference room, separated by glazed doors that can slide away to create a large space for receptions.
The main retail experience is developed in a "piano nobile" scheme with the retail loop on the second floor.