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Museo di Palazzo Davanzati

Via Porta Rossa, 13, Florence, Italy
+39 0552388610
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As featured in 3 days in Florence
Ranked #25 of 220 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

A must to visit in Florence and so easily missed. Beautifully restored and maintained Florentine house. Lots of history, shows how they lived and only 2 euros for entry. Note: disables acccess inside via lift and ramps.

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Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Not much to add to the other reviews. Easy to walk past and miss a finely restored medieval building. Only €2 to get in and if you arrive early you can put your name down for the third and fourth floors which are accessible at 10, 11 and 12. If you are interested in inventions and home technology there are... More

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Columbia, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is the only Renaissance era historic house museum in Florence and it helps to put all the art you see there in context with the times. Beautifully restored with some real gems in its collection, things we have never seen anywhere! Not many people there which was a plus for us. A little hard to find but worth the... More

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Visited this palace during a week's visit to Florence and Venice, and it was absolutely one of the highlights. By palace standards it is modest in size though beautiful, and a fascinating glimpse into the lives of wealthy Renaissance citizens. Particular impressed by how efficient the plumbing system was, though I imagine the poor servants had some hard jobs disposing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Palazzo Davanzati is a medieval tower house containing period furnishings and ceramics. Some of the walls retain their decorations (perhaps restored). There are even indoor privies and bath rooms. A visit to this Florentine palazzo is well worth the inexpensive two euro fee.

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Reading, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We were very surprised to find that we had access to the entire house. Usually, the top floor is only open if you book a tour in advance. This restored house is fabulous. It has been beautifully renovated and the furnishings are authentic. The signage is very good and there is descriptive information about each room in the house. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

What a gem. Not on the top hit list of things to see in Florence but it should be. A fantastic relic different than most of what Florence has to offer.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Excellently preserved palazzo of wealthy Florentines, with furnishings and interior fireplaces, etc. See this along with the Museo Horne.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was an absolute pleasure. Not as famous as all the other places of interests in Florence, this is often overlooked. However, being less crowded and very authentic, it does give a very good flavour of wealthy living in the Florence of old. The Palazzo is well preserved and does give a good idea of life back then. While not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were lucky to be given a tour by someone who was part of the restoration team in the amazing medieval house. All the rooms were atmospheric and the restored frescos were amazing to see and having an expert explain the history and restoration process brought the whole visit to life. The lace exhibition was equally good. In a city... More

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