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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
Description: 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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Medieval museum

I am medieval reenactor so it was best place for me in Florence. Got a lot of fun and a lot of inspirations. Very nice place to visit and very cheap tickets.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I am medieval reenactor so it was best place for me in Florence. Got a lot of fun and a lot of inspirations. Very nice place to visit and very cheap tickets.

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fotheringay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

If you;ve only got a day or two in Florence, forget the Uffizi, this is the place to get a real feel for the city's history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit - and appreciated that their signage was in English. Today (Tuesday) all floors were open. Each of the rooms were interesting and well restored. I especially liked the bedrooms on the upper floors. The museum was pretty much empty except for us and a couple school groups.

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The entrance fee to this beautiful palazzo is a bargain. However, most times you have to book a tour to be able to view all of the floors. We have been lucky at times to just show up and all floors are open to everyone. This time we were not as lucky. We only got to visit the first two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

I have been to Firenze 7 times but this is the first time I visited this palazzo. My current landlady told me I could get a view of what it was like to live here in the renaissance - if you were one of the privileged. It is well worth the 2 euros entry.

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

This is an old palazzo/ tower house which has been restored. It is stunning. Many of the walls are painted in trompe l'oeil fashion with such attention to detail it will make your toes curl. Check on the web site before going as it is only open certain days/times. Pay for the guide and this will gain you access to... More 

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bath
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This was one of my favourite visits in Florence. It was very good value and the wall paintings are superb. If you suffer from vertigo, there is a lift which will enable you to see the amazing bedrooms on 3 floors without having to use the scary staircases.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Find out when the guided tour is and pay the extra few euros ... It's the only way to see the upper floor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This was a delightful break from the crowds at all the "bigger attractions" in Florence. Tickets are very inexpensive (I think they were 2 or 3 euros?) compared to other attractions. You get to walk through 3 floors of this centuries-old structure, which has changed hands several times, but now is run as a house museum, giving a glimpse into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A visit to this beautifully restored 14th century Florentine house would be a shame to miss. The sumpteous frescoes, the period furniture (though not all of the same period), the bedrooms with 'en suite' facilities, the courtyard, the stairwell, the drainpipes, the well system ... You can really feel a wealthy Florentine family living here. It is closed in the... More 

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