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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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Surprisingly good Medieval palace and museum, excellent value for money

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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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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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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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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