FLORENTINE HOMES OF THE RENAISSANCE PERIOD
Visit of Palazzo Davanzati and Horne Museum
3 hour tour with private guide
50€ PER PERSON IN A GROUP OF 5
/ EXPERIENCE LIFE IN THE RENAISSANCE /
Travel back in time and see how wealthy merchants and bankers used to live in Florence during Medieval times and the Renaissance. Our guide Alessandra will lead you to discover two beautiful buildings in Florence that still preserve the atmosphere and the fascination of an old Florentine home.
Experience how it was like to live inside a Florentine home in the Renaissance period, by visiting environments that perfectly replicate the furnishings, the atmosphere and the domestic life of the noble families of the Renaissance: among tables, chests, richly decorated boxes, pottery, original kitchen utensils and many collections of small everyday objects (cards, coins , seals), you will really get the impression of a dip of six centuries in the past.
Palazzo Davanzati, called the Museum of the Old Florentine House, is a towering residence built in the 14th century by a wealthy family of merchants. The Palazzo owes its name to the Davanzati family, who purchased it in 1578. With its own character of a medieval home, the museum houses today a splendid collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and decorative arts.
The arrangement of the museum follows the original setting of a Renaissance noble family’s house: you’ll visit the Salone Madornale, the drawing room; the study; the bedrooms and the kitchen.
The Horne Museum takes its name from the English collector Herbert Horne, who was the last owner of the building. The Horne Museum maintains its character of an elegant residence fitted with precious furnishings and artistic masterpieces of the thirteenth through seventeenth centuries, in which it is possible to re-live the past, and discover the practices and customs of the city of Florence.
Among the works of exceptional value and beauty, there are a Giotto’s panel depicting Saint Stephen, a Triptych by Pietro Lorenzetti, Benozzo Gozzoli’s Deposition from the Cross, and other works by Simone Martini, Masaccio, Filippo Lippi, Filippino Lippi, Bartolomeo Ammannati, and Giambologna.
Beyond the value of the singular objects, the museum will fascinate you through its harmonious juxtaposition of works of art within the splendid frame of a Renaissance mansion.
Both Horne Museum and Palazzo Davanzati are particularly adapted to families with kids, since they either provide a playful environment and activities for kids (Horne Museum), or offer an environment that the kids can relate to, like the everyday life of Florentine families from the Renaissance (Davanzati).
Prices per person
Here below you can check our prices per person.
Maximum number of participants: 10.
Up to 2 people: 80€ per person
Group of 3 people: 65€ per person
Group of 4 people: 55€ per person
Group of 5 people: 50€ per person
Group of 6 to 8 people: 45€ per person
Group of 10 people: 42€ per person
- Pick-up at your apartment in the center of Florence
- Walk to Palazzo Davanzati with our guide
- Ticket to enter Palazzo Davanzati for the day of the visit
- Walk to the Horne Museum
- Ticket to the Horne Museum for the day of the visit
- 3 hour guided tour (available in English, Spanish, or Italian)
- There is no meal included in this visit
- There is no mean of transport included from the apartment to the two museums (the guide will walk with you)
- This guided tour is available only in the indicated languages (English, Spanish, Italian) and not available in any other language