Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Discovery: Lace Collection at Palazzo Davanzati in Florence

Jump to last reply

For those who love lace of all types, I discovered an amazing and extensive collection in Florence at the Palazzo Davanzati. The palazzo is interesting in itself (even more so if you book a timed tour of the upper floors), but none of my many guidebooks mentioned the wonderful lace collection contained in two small rooms. All types of lace dating from the 16th C. as well as a few charming embroidery samplers are displayed in well-lighted cases and pull-out drawers in two small rooms. These two rooms are accessible on the general admission ticket, but the majority of other objects housed in the palazzo (paintings, ceramics, sculpture, etc.) are on the floors accessible only on the tour.

http://www.uffizi.firenze.it/english/musei/davanzati/Default.asp?

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Roaming Romania, Take Two
  2. 2 How much do you spend on travel in Europe?
  3. 3 I dream of Europe
  4. 4 Too many Trip Reports
  5. 5 A few ( stupid) questions 1st time to Paris
  6. 6 Reykjavik hotels
  7. 7 Trip Report Five-Star Trip on a Three-Star Budget
  8. 8 Trip Report Adventures in Italy with Momma
  9. 9 Trip Report Mr & Mrs Annhig go bummelling round Germany.
  10. 10 Barcelona attraction tickets
  11. 11 Trip Report Europe (London/Berlin/Venice) Last MinutepPractical/Ordinary
  12. 12 Tentative Itinerary for London & south east UK
  13. 13 Warning NEVER BOOK at Castro Exclusive Residences Barcelona!
  14. 14 Sweden, Denmark, Norway
  15. 15 Trip Report Madrid & Andalucía: 26 Years Later
  16. 16 Trip Report Notes on Amsterdam, Bruges & Paris - Sept 8-28, 2014
  17. 17 Can you help me with an Oyster Card?
  18. 18 Help with England/Wales tour
  19. 19 Deciding on apartment location in Rome
  20. 20 Hotels that we found special
  21. 21 need help with a european/UK winter travel itinerary (3 weeks)
  22. 22 Staycation: can't believe I'm doing this
  23. 23 Trip Report Cappadocia/Kas/Cirali/IST Spring 2014 Trip Report
  24. 24 Trip Report Two Dip-$hits go to Italy! Amalfi Coast, Rome and Bologna
  25. 25 Portugal or Bulgaria
View next 25 » Back to the top