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Museo di Palazzo Davanzati

Via Porta Rossa, 13, Florence, Italy
+39 055 238 8610
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“first floor” (22 reviews)
“house museum” (7 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Via Porta Rossa, 13, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 238 8610
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I really enjoyed this Palazzo. I’m not a fan of Florence but I do like historical buildings and this one was well worth seeing. The furniture isn’t original to the building but it hardly matters. The indoor well is interesting as is the old graffiti...More

Thank Bonnie151
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The palazzo shows how people lived in the fourteenth century. The architeture is fascinating and the collection contains authentic pieces from the period.

Thank Perry C
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

This is an interesting very old house (most things in Florence are very old). It provides a good example how families in the olden days lived. Don't miss the bedroom of the landlady Frescoes in which the legend of Chatelaine of Viergy is depicted on...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

Palazzo Davanzati was an unexpected delight. After grand palaces, it was refreshing to see a more intimate vision of an aristocratic family’s life. The structure is lovely but not overwhelming and offers glimpses into a Renaissance lifestyle beyond the cavernous palaces. My whole family found...More

Thank marilynus2
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Remarkable example of a late medieval dwelling. The tours, which should be arranged in advance take you to the living quarters for a wealthy pre-renaissance family. Very much worth doing.

Thank R5440352
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

I went with a guide Virginia Lacy who explained everything so well. An amazing well kept piece of history.

Thank Daph P
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place! We were lucky enough to see all the floors including the kitchen at the top of the house. It is a hidden gem. The opening times are short and early- we were allowed in the top floor at 10am- but well...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

One of the reasons I wanted to visit was that my recently dead mother had rated it as one of her fondest memories of Florence; I wish I could say the same! First, the opening hours... 8.15 to 13.50 - one of the cushier jobs...More

1  Thank Janisa1
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

We had a great morning wandering through this museum getting a feel for how the wealthy Florentines lived. Such opulence is seen in this palace still. Original wall coverings, ceilings and many, many artefacts show what wealth these people really had. This multi-storey building will...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

We stopped outside this palazzo on a walking tour of Florence and learned that it was decorated and furnished in period fashion. Entering was not part of our tour, but when we found ourselves back in the area with about 45 minutes of free time...More

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kayjay32
24 October 2017|
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Response from DebMacD | Reviewed this property |
The museum does public tours of all floors at 10, 11,and 12 on “normal open days”. Those days are specified on their website (which I cannot link to here). I would recommend getting there early by 15 minutes or so to secure... More
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terrym492
20 October 2017|
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Response from tunai | Reviewed this property |
When I was there on a Friday, they told me at the front desk that the upper rooms would be accessible at a specific time that morning. I'm not sure whether this is the case every morning or only on certain days. Please... More
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