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  • 1. Museo Horne

    Santa Croce | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Englishman Herbert P. Horne (1864–1916), architect, art historian, and collector, spent much of his life in his 15th-century palazzo surrounded...Read More

  • 2. Palazzo Davanzati

    Piazza della Repubblica | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The prestigious Davizzi family owned this 14th-century palace in one of Florence's swankiest medieval neighborhoods (it was sold to the Davanzati...Read More

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  • 3. Palazzo Medici-Riccardi

    San Lorenzo | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    The main attraction of this palace, begun in 1444 by Michelozzo for Cosimo de' Medici, is the interior chapel, the so-called Cappella dei Magi...Read More

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  • 4. Palazzo Pitti


    This enormous palace is one of Florence's largest architectural set pieces. The original palazzo, built for the Pitti family around 1460, comprised...Read More

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  • 5. Palazzo Rucellai

    Santa Maria Novella | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Architect Leon Battista Alberti (1404–72) designed perhaps the very first private residence inspired by antique models—which goes a step further...Read More

  • 6. Palazzo Vecchio

    Piazza della Signoria | Castle/Palace/Chateau

    Florence's forbidding, fortresslike city hall was begun in 1299, presumably designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, and its massive bulk and towering...Read More

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