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Palazzo Strozzi

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Address: Piazza Strozzi, Florence, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 055 391711
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi offers a full programme of...

The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi offers a full programme of international-level exhibitions and cultural events within the impressive setting of this architectural masterpiece of the Florentine Renaissance. The major exhibitions space hosts two exhibitions annually with a focus on important themes and famed artists, while the Centre for Contemporary Culture Strozzina proposes thematic exhibitions which tackle a variety of contemporary issues. A rich calendar of collateral events makes a visit to Palazzo Strozzi a unique experience for all visitors, with particular attention dedicated to families and children. The palazzo is open year-round with a display about the history of the building, an elegant café and the design and book shop Agora|z.

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Very strict palace, fortress looking like! Its completely grey, actually, nothing special. The upper floors are occupied by offices. Sometimes avant-garde exhibitions are hold... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very strict palace, fortress looking like! Its completely grey, actually, nothing special. The upper floors are occupied by offices. Sometimes avant-garde exhibitions are hold inside, which look very unusual in the medieval palace. There are a lot of little orange trees in the courtyard which make the smell around just amazing when blossom.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best art venues I know, large rooms, lovely and quiet. I viewed the Ai Wei Wei here and it had ample space. Also photography was permitted. Only about 12 euros to enter, really worth it. Sit in the palazzo for coffee after, peaceful but with a view of the surrounding streets.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It is a nice spot for contemporary art; international exhibitions and cultural events take place within the setting of this architectural masterpiece of the Florence Renaissance. We did not spend much time to see the exhibition. We were not that thrilled. It was average I can say, but when we finished the visit, we hanged in the courtyard for quite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Our guide gave us a wonderful timeline and history of the Strozzi family competing with the Medici family to show off their wealth and power. This is worth looking at to compare, but it does not of course hold a candle to the grandeur of the Pitti Palace. I highly recommend visiting here and the Pitti Palace. A well educated... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Nice place if you're interested in contemporary art. Enjoyable exhibition Ai Weiwei "Libero" and not too many tourists!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This palace is a feast in itself. It has been redecorated by the artist. An of course many of his works are pn display. A must go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Last time I saw the Weiwei exhibition, which is something to remember. Besides exhibitions the Palace in itself is worthwhile going for. On Thursdays it is open til 22:00 and the entrance is free.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

I visited Palazzo Strozzi during an exhibition of the Chinese Artist Ai Wei wei which was exceptional. Everything was very well explained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Using the palazzo magnificent setting, Ai Weiwei has presented some of his work in a very unique way. Usually you see one of his over the top huge exhibits some where such as a acre of pumpkin seeds. However this one looks at different ideas and using many media making it simply spectacular. Wood, plastic, steel, bronze, bamboo, paper, legos... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Through January 2017. Don't miss seeing this important artist and his important messages against censorship and for democracy. I spent four hours there. Kids activities kit available at Info Desk/ coat room. Earthquake video graphic. Don't miss weiwei's selfie section. Get half off with your Uffuzi ticket.

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