Museo di Palazzo Davanzati, Florence

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Get the feel for what life was like in the middle ages when you tour Museo di Palazzo Davanzati. Walk through the home of an upper-class medieval family and learn the history and culture of the time period. Tour from the courtyard to the atrium, viewing where business was conducted. Walk through the great hall and see the 16th-century artifacts on display. You can explore bedrooms, a bathroom, and a study with paintings and furniture from the time period. If you book in advance, you can see the top floor as well, where you will find the kitchen, another bedroom, and room with a large collection of lace items. Plan your visit to Museo di Palazzo Davanzati and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Florence trip builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    In a city full of amazing museums, do not miss this one! What a glimpse into Renaissance life... Absolutely fascinating from the moment you walk in the door.. up all the floors.. I believe it is free ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Recommended for those who want to be suddenly catapulted into the Florence of the Medicis. The keepers lend themselves willingly to give explanations on objects in the rooms. Not to be missed.
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  • August 5, 2017
    Palace built by the Davizzi family and after switching to other wealthy families of Florence bought by Bernardo Davanzati that brought the latest enhancements. The courtyard is the center of the building, from which you can see the above three floors with stairs, passages and galleries, in its sides there are rings for tying horses and a private pit wall in a corner, side, through a system of pulleys, you could raise the water to all floors of the building. Numerous water spouts from the roof brought rainwater into the center of the courtyard where, within a gently sloping, flowed into the cistern in the basement, which fed the well. The three floors are all furnished with furniture of the time and during a guided tour, you can understand USS situations in life of a prosperous family of Florence from the 16th century.
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  • Was lucky to be allowed on the top floor during my visit; there was some renovation work but I saw more! Very interesting place, lots of insight into daily life eg cooking, sleeping, relaxing, and washing up. Look for a graffiti in the kitchen which said "one of the Medici's was assassinated today" ie its a 400 year old scribble!
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  • Noble Renaissance residence fully restored with furniture and period furniture. To see
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