Early Palaces in and around Florence


The Palazzo Davanzati: shown above.

Background: defensive town-planning and architectural style

The Palazzo Davanzati

Built from 1300 (the top floor is much later), this is now the "Museo Statale della Casa Fiorentina Antica"--the State Museum of the Ancient [sic] Florentine House.


Palace Furnishings

Note that at most of these sites, you can click on the small photograph to make it grow larger. Left: a cabinet, fifteenth century Florentine.


General Written Sources


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