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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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Life & Wealth in the early Renaissance

One of the best Palazzo in Florence for seeing what life for the wealthy in the early Renaissance might have been like. The art is not the best that you can see in Florence... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

One of the best Palazzo in Florence for seeing what life for the wealthy in the early Renaissance might have been like. The art is not the best that you can see in Florence, neither are the furniture or the rooms. But taken altogether, you can see what life might have been like if you were among the ruling class... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Situated a short walk from the Duomo this restored 4 renaissance palace is well worth a visit. The top floor with view across Florence is opened on the hour from 10am to 12. The bedrooms are painted with en-suite bathrooms!! A look into the past giving the visitor an idea how life would have been in the Renaissance. Opens at... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

What a great attraction for only 2 euros. This is a fantastic alternative to all the places in Florence where you stand in long lines and pay 10+ euros to see the highly promoted sites. This is a late medieval tower house (built in the 14th century) that includes many artefacts that would have filled the rooms back in the... More 

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columbus, ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Palazzo Davanzati, built in the 14th century by a wealthy Florentine family, is now a museum that gives the visitor an idea of how the upper class lived in Renaissance Florence. The museum occupies several floors, but only the first three were open when we visited. The main floor is a graceful courtyard, then you either climb some steep stairs... More 

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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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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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Address: Address: Via Porta Rossa, 13, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0552388610
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence

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