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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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Some 10min walk from Duomo

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved visiting this place, because it shows, more than all those other fabulous art galleries and museums and churches, a glimpse of what actually living in a 15th century palazzo might have looked like. There are 4 floors set up as rooms from the Great Hall to the bathrooms. And the kitchen, with an amazing array of old utensils... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Touring the Museo di Palazzo Davanzati is a charming step back in time to see how the ultra rich Florentines lived in medieval times. It's a tall multistory palazzo and each floor holds surprising treasures. Has period furniture, furnishings, decor and household items. A jewel of a museum and great English signage. Worth a visit. ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This palazzo is one of the best in Florence and the entry fee is only €2. Usually, you can only visit the upper floors with an organized (free) tour group. I asked the desk clerk if it was possible to book a tour and she handed me a phone number. When I asked if there were tours in English, she... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

After a morning in the Bargello we wanted to visit somewhere in the vicinity just before lunch. This was recommended in the Daily Telegraph places to see so we went. It is only 2 euros to get in and I think we got value for money. There were plenty of artefacts of interest and unlike many museums in Florence about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

This is a fantastic museum that isn't like a museum at all - imagine stepping back in time to medieval Florence and being invited into a wealthy merchant's house for a nosey - that's what Palazzo Davanzati is like! It was by far the best museum we visited in Florence and we loved the feel of being in a family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Just 2 euros to see an amazing tower house ( or amalgamation of tower house) beautiful architecture inside and out - very different from many palazzi. Peaceful and meticulously cared for.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We stepped into this beautiful Palazzo expecting a short visit, as it Anyone visiting Florence should visit this gem. It was fantastic!

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