Re: [Authentic_SCA] Reopening of Palazzo Davanzati in Florence
- YES! I've been there and it's amazing! The walls are painted to simulate
imported carpets and pieced wallhangings, and they're absolutely wonderful!
In a message dated 8/12/2008 1:03:30 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
good news for all friends of Italian Renaissance lifestyle.
The Palazzo Davanzati in Florence is being reopened after being "in
restauro" for many years. At the moment you can only visit the rooms
on the first floor, including the "sala dei pappagalli" and the "sala
dei pavoni" where the painted decoration on the walls contains
parrots (or are they parrakeets?)parrots (or are they p
I asked when the rest of the museum will be visible, and the guard
said from December on. I asked "Anche la cucina?" (the kitchen, too?)
and he smiled and said "Soprattutto la cucina!" (above all, the
This is a museum of Renaissance Italian lifestyle in a medieval
palazzo with painted decoration on the walls and old furniture (not
all of it medieval, some is 16th / 17th century) and also artwork of
the period. The kitchen is especially remarkable, and I can only
advise anyone who plans to travel to Tuscany next year the spare some
time in Florence for this museum. It is very special indeed.
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