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Museo di Palazzo Davanzati
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US$136.52*
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Ranked #43 of 657 things to do in Florence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 24 July 2013

We went because we got free entry with our Uffizi card (although it's cheap even if you have to pay) and enjoyed it more than most of the museums, particularly the younger kids. The amount you can learn about how life was lived 700 years ago is amazing. One of the bedrooms has walls painted with beautiful scenes from a popular story in 1350, and they're still vibrant. SHow up early, get tickets, go upstairs and arrange to go on the 11:00 or 12:00 tour, then come back and see the whole thing at once. The docent taking you through the upper floors is happy to answer questions. And where else can you contemplate dropping hot oil or large rocks onto unwanted visitors? Plan at least an hour to really see it all.

Thank D C
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

If you have an hour to kill, come by Palazzo Davanzati. An hour is all it takes for the self-guided floor with different rooms - the highlights were the 'peacock room' and the room showing all of the lace. It wasn't spectacular, but was interesting and a steal at 2 euros per person. We came too late for the tours, but if you have a chance, I recommend taking them so you get to see the full house.

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Initially we weren't going to visit the museum, but we read a warm recommendation in our travel guide (Florence & Tuscany with Kids), and we had some time on our hands, so we decided to give it a try. We were very pleasantly surprised! Touring the Davanzati museum felt like going back in time, even the kids were impressed. With such a low entry fee (about 2 euro pp) it's great value too.

Thank Hannah D
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

Wow this was amazing value at only 2 euros for entry. A beautifully restored 14th century house, which is large and so interesting. Go at the times that they allow you to go up to the higher floors (you need the guide to accompany you) We went on the 12 oclock tour but there are other times that they do them.

Thank strogili
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Reviewed 16 June 2013

It is so difficult in Florence to fit everything in isn't it? How do you prioritise?
As you have strolled through all those places and museums have you been wondering what these buildings must have looked like in the 16th and 17th century? How often have you heard that the walls would have been decorated, patterned and coloured and wondered how? What would that have looked like?
Wonder no more and visit this extraordinary palace, the best value in town at €2. It is beautifully and sympathetically restored and it will take your breath away.
Watch the opening times. We visited on the Saturday morning and managed to talk our way onto the tour of the upper two floors.

Thank Panbrae
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