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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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Best Museum in Florence

Having visited Italian cathedrals and the Uffizi with their dark and depressing art, it was a delight to see where a real (although very wealthy) family lived in medieval times... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Having visited Italian cathedrals and the Uffizi with their dark and depressing art, it was a delight to see where a real (although very wealthy) family lived in medieval times. Not many tourists visit, which is a shame. Three tower houses converted into one over 5 floors with contemporaneous furniture and original wall decorations. It had been recommended to us... More 

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Florence. It’s off the main tourist route, but offers an excellent insight into life in 15th century Florence. I think it has been restored recently and the frescos in the main rooms can be seen at their best ( if maybe not original) These vary from room to room and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Florence is wonderful but terribly crowded, so it's always a delight to find fascinating places that you don't have to queue for. The Palazzo Davanzati Museum is one of these. It's a remarkably well preserved (and well restored) example of a 14thc medieval house, of the type used by wealthy merchant families. The house rises through several floors with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I liked the visit because there was almost no one else there. the rooms were authentically restored, and the frescos were wonderful. It really showed how the palazzo would have been decorated in the past.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Nice place to get the real feeling of how they lived in the past. If all the floors are open it takes approximately 30min to see everything. Well worth the 2 eur fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Palazzo Davanzati (€2 per adult, €1 per student) is a 14th century palace which was reopened to the public in 2012, after having undergone important restoration work. This is a lovely building, offering a glimpse into the world of the Florentine wealthy class during the Medieval period. Here you can explore several floors of rooms, decorated in period furniture and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This museum only costs $2 entry (free, if you have the Amici Degli Uffuzi card), and is a tremendous value. Do call ahead a reserve a spot to see the upper floors, you can't get the full experience without that. Although this is a palazzo, and so the former house of someone wealthy, they were not the super rich, like... More 

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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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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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