Davanzati Palace and the Museum of the Old Florentine House

Davanzati Palace, seat of the Museum of the Old Florentine House, is located in Florence in via Porta Rossa 13, just 5 minutes walk from Hotel Perseo.

One of the most beautiful and evocative palaces of Florence, great example of Florentine residential architecture of 1300, built by Davizzi family, after many property changes was bought in 1578 by Bernardo Davanzati, and since then it keeps his name.

In 1951 the palace was bought by the Italian State to transform it in a permanent museum, with the clear intent to recreate the atmosphere of a private house of the 1500.

The architectural structure of the building is Of particular interest, because it marks the transition between the tower house of the Middle Ages to the Renaissance palace. The facade has a triple-arched loggia (closed to the public nowadays), originally used as a workshop, and a covered terrace which replaces the original battlements.
The building also consists of an underground floor and a charming courtyard on the ground floor, which opens to the stone and wooden staircase leading to the upper four floors.

All furniture and objects on display in the Palazzo Davanzati ranging from 1300 to 1800, provide a complete overview to the visitor on the evolution of Florentine House in centuries.

A very interesting visit we at Hotel Perseo recommend to all our guests.

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