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Palazzo Davanzati: photos, description (Palazzo Davanzati)

Palazzo Davanzati Palace in Florence, the walls of which opened the Museum of ancient Florentine house. Built in the second half of the 14th century for a rich family, DaVinci, the members of which consisted of the Guild of sherstyanikov. In 1516, the year the building was sold to the Bartolini family, and later in the same century - the Davanzati family, which owned it until 1838, the year. After the suicide of Carlo Davanzati Palazzo was divided into several parts and modified. Then the building was purchased by Elia Volpi, an avid collector of Antiques, who was engaged in restoration of the Palace in its original form. In 1910, the year Volpi opened at the Palazzo, a private Museum, however, part of his collection he sold off at various auctions. In the 1920's, the Palace along with the Museum's collections were bought by the merchants of the Egyptian antiquities Vitale and Leopoldo Benguiat, and in the middle of the 20th century the building became the property of the Italian state, which re-opened in a Museum.

Palazzo Davanzati is a few medieval houses, United under a common facade. The facade is built of Sandstone and is notable for the three large portals and three rows of arched Windows. The upper floor has a loggia supported by columns and two pilasters. The facade has preserved family coat of arms of the Davanzati family, as well as traces of other decorations. The inner courtyard is filled with arches and capitals of the 14th century.

One of the three portals leading to the atrium - a big hall, previously used for conducting a trading business. Today it showcases a variety of objects relating to the history of the Palazzo. From the large hall on the second floor directly above the atrium, once it was possible to monitor those who enter the Palazzo. Now there are exhibits of the 16th century. On the same floor dey Hall, Pappagalli with wall paintings with images of parrots and majolica from Montelupo, room with old trunks with locks, wooden chests "Cassone, small sculptures and paintings, and bedroom Hall dei Pavoni with frescoes and coats of arms of the Davanzati family. Another bedroom on the third floor, is called "Housekeeper of Vergy" in the title of the mural, the creation of which the author was inspired by the homonymous medieval romance. Finally, the top floor is the Camera delle Impennate, another bedroom and a kitchen with a fireplace, a wooden kneader, a metal butter churn and other antique utensils.