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. Use our Florence holiday builder app to arrange your visit to Museo di Palazzo Davanzati and other attractions in Florence.
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  • This charming tower with a central courtyard is still furnished historically and has the mediaeval sort of wallpaper. Artefacts on display, in a very unmuseumy way, include a book of very old...  more »
  • the structure of the palace and its content, the whole thing gives you a very clear idea of how people were living at the time. and nice pieces of art ,well displayed .nice video on the ground floor....  more »
  • Travel back in time to 1350! This reminded me of the wondeful Isabella Stuart Gardner museum in Boston, bit it is real! One really gets a sense of how the Davanzati, bankers for the Popes at Avignon, lived then.
  • Great house museum, worth a trip off the main streets. How you understand the history of Florence.
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