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Museo di Palazzo Davanzati

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Address: Via Porta Rossa, 13, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 238 8610
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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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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We go reservations for a specific time to allow us to visit all the floors of this old palazzo. We were in a group with a guide doing Italian and French but not English. You do... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Amman, Jordan
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Amman, Jordan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We go reservations for a specific time to allow us to visit all the floors of this old palazzo. We were in a group with a guide doing Italian and French but not English. You do not need a guide really. This building that is older than most allows you to get a glimpse of life in the 12-1300s. You... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit the Museo Della Casa Fiorentina Antica housed in the Palazzo. This is a great example of the splendor in which the very rich lived. The structure has had multiple changes and restorations, but remains much the way it would have originally been and dates back to the 14th century.

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LONDON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Whilst walking around the centre of Florence we came across this beautifully restored renaissance palace, worth a visit. There are a number of beautiful rooms with antique furnishings, all with clear descriptions (also in English), and not at all busy. It is a shame that it is let down by the lack of information supplied when buying a ticket: the... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Yes, it's a big house and worth visiting. Rebuild from ruin now is beautiful. Open only until 13:50 if you go there without reservation you can see only ground and first floor. Maybe not enough for such a big building. The upper floors are with the local guide at certain hours. Anyway it's good to see everyday life of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

One of the few remaining home that are still in their original condition Although there is little period furniture (900 years) the home has been well maintained and is very unique in its construction. There are secrets everywhere. It was a home with a palazzo entrance but well protected. With very large rooms it's construction was similar to that of... More 

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Province of Pisa, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We have visited Florence on many occasions, but only discovered this gem after an Italian friend mentioned that there had been a renovation. Tickets are cheap, but opening times somewhat erratic; to visit all floors it is best to arrive in the mid morning. When you get to see all floors the climb up the stairs is well worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This museum is a beautifully restored Renaissance castle housing furniture, pottery and household items as well as frescoes, art, wallpaper, triptychs and other decorative pieces from the 15th and 16th century. The hours of opening of the museum are limited, running from 8:15 or 8:30 to 1:50 and you have to make an appointment to see the upper 2 stories,... More 

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Santa Clara, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I had studied in Florence years ago, and have been able to return to visit a number of times. I stopped in for just two days, and decided to see places I hadn't yet visited. I'm so glad I got to Palazzo Davanzati. You can see some rooms on your own, but need to be accompanied by a guide to... More 

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Limburg, Germany
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Payed 3€ entrance fee for seeing only 1 floor. Got in there at 12:02 and they told me that the upper floors can only be visited until 12:00. Completely unreasonable!! There is no reason to just close 2/3 of the museum after 12. If you don't want people to visit the place then don't run a museum!! Also the staff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

A superb guided tour of an original 15th century house, if you want to see what the interior of all these ancient houses in the historical centre really looked like. Very Romeo and Juliet (yes, I know that was Verona), but you'll get the idea.

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