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Discovery: Lace Collection at Palazzo Davanzati in Florence

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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?

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