Palazzo Budini Gattai is an ancient palace located in the center of Florence. This brick palace was built by Bartolomeo Ammannati in 1570 and today is the head office of the Region of Tuscany. There is a legend about this place, which belonged to the Grifoni family. All the windows are kept closed except the top one, where the young and lonely wife of a Grifoni son spent time sewing and waiting at the window, glancing now and then in the piazza for her young husband to return home from war. She is said to have died in old age, but when they tried to close the windows, her spirit would not rest and threw books, furniture and lamps across the room. The window is kept open even today, giving a view of the piazza below.
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