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Museo di Palazzo Davanzati

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Address: Via Porta Rossa, 13, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0552388610
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

This ancient palazzo is layered with history, starting from the Middle...

This ancient palazzo is layered with history, starting from the Middle Ages. It gives a fascinating and valuable look into a typical wealthy home of the Medieval to Renaissance era, complete with frescoes and period furniture.

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Great hidden place! Dont miss the medieval frescoes

Well, Firenze's plenty of palaces, right. But in this one you will also find a lovely medieval-renaissance atmosphere, since the very old and artistic frescoes are still intact... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jorge S
Madrid, Spain

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, Firenze's plenty of palaces, right. But in this one you will also find a lovely medieval-renaissance atmosphere, since the very old and artistic frescoes are still intact and there for all to see. If you got a spare half hour, use it to visit this jewel

Thank Jorge S
Salem, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stunning 14th century palace that has been restored to look the way it did in the later medieval era. It is a stunning location and an absolute joy to visit. But, the top two floors are only accessible with a tour (free) which tends to run on the hour mark (talk to the guides upstairs). Very inexpensive... More 

Thank Jeanne C
San Gwann, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very surprised when I visited this Palazzo. It is magnificent and you must visit if you want to have an idea of how a Medieval Florentine Palazzo would have looked. The price is very cheap but the Palace is incredibly beautiful, both architecturally, the interiors and the collection. Do not miss it.

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Florence, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I love this palace. The frescoes, the old furniture, the kitchen (with writing and drawings on the wall- historical graffiti)- it's incredible. There are even medieval bathrooms, which makes this home very sophisticated for the time period.

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Only the two floors are open, w every two hours a guided tour. Inform yourself when you came yo mister see the whole building. Entry costs €2 and the building is beautifully restored.

Thank Maxim V
stamford, ct
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

This small museum rates a visit to see how real people lived. There are English explanations in each room and a lace exhibition.

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washington, dc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

A real view into the Renaissance life. Wonderful place. A great change from all those art museums and churches !! Do a tour in English which takes you all the way to the top story. Check for discounted tickets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

This palace, or the 2 floors opened to the public, struck me like 2 one bedroom apartment with a bedroom, living room, study and toilet each. Plus you get the water brought up in the space between the living room and stair case. Joke aside, the palace has amazing painted ceilings and furnitures, giving you a glimpse into a time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Authentic furniture, original details. That's how florentines used to work and live. There are details related to the wool manufacturing craftsmanship that made Florence famous all over Europe. The lodge facing west used to be the place were women were knitting and embroidering and sewing clothes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

I was fifteen the first time I heard about Palazzo Davanzati. Built in the mid fourteenth century, the palazzo was acquired by antiquarian Elia Volpi in the early 20th century. He 'restored' the ancient building, using period furniture and paintings as well as frescoes before opening it as private museum. The building was purchased by the Italian government and then... More 

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