The Davanzati Palazzo



Palazzo Davanzati is located in via Porta Rossa, which you can reach from the Duomo (cathedral) by going down via Calimala and then turning right into via Porta Rossa.

Address: 13 via Porta Rossa

Opening hours: Wednesday to Thursday from 8:45am to 1:30pm, Friday to Monday from 1:45pm to 6:30pm.
Closed on Tuesdays and on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays of the month.
Price: 6 €.

Palazzo Davanzati was built in the 14th century and in the 16th century became the property of the Davanzati family who had textile workshops. The palace was transformed into a museum in the 1960s.


The fašade of Palazzo Davanzati


From the courtyard lined with arcades a staircase leads to the upper floors whose rooms are distributed around this well of light, allowing you to see how a patrician family lived in the 16th century. The most beautiful of the rooms is that of the pappagalli (parrots). The trompe l'oeil wall paintings give the impression of tapestries.


Frescoes with parrots

A room of the Davanzati Palace


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