Palazzo Rucellai

Palazzo Rucellai, Florence: Address, Phone Number, Palazzo Rucellai Reviews: 4/5

Palazzo Rucellai
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The area
Neighbourhood: Duomo
Florentia, as it was called by Latins, is permeated by an eternal beauty spread in all corners of the city. The historic center is characterized by the immensity of the Duomo, able to transport tourists into the brightest age of Florence: the Renaissance. Who does not know the Brunelleschi Dome, San Giovanni Baptistery and the Giotto’s Campanile? Everything is enclosed here and it would be easy to imagine the city as it was in ancient times, with maids walking in the main square and horses carrying coaches. Nowadays, roads are busy with street artists. Rustic Tuscan bakeries give way to fashion shops; just stop for a few minutes in the middle of Piazza della Repubblica to enjoy the colors and sweet melody of the carousel that will bring back great memories from anyone’s childhood.
How to get there
  • Alamanni-Stazione Santa Maria Novella • 10 min walk
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23 reviews
Very good

Maxim Vdb
Brussels, Belgium32 contributions
Not visitable
Jan 2016 • Solo
The palazzo was in my list of Florentine Renaissance palazzi but to my regret it is not possible to visit. Maybe there is a back entrance hidden?
Written 3 January 2016
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Utica, NY3,282 contributions
Beautiful building in the Florentine style
Jun 2015 • Friends
There are dozens of palazzo throughout Florence. Rucellai is a beautiful example of the three-tier Florentine style (different types of masonry / stone on each level). Well worth a glance / examination when you are in Florence. The Rucellai, like the Medici, were bankers and the building shows the wealth. Even though there is no way to really imagine the inside of the building, the exterior is there for us of to love.
Written 24 June 2015
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Bridgeport, CT2 contributions
Palazzo Rucellai is a treasure
From Sept 03-May 04 I studied abroad in Florence and attended the Institute of Fine and Liberal Arts at the Palazzo Rucellai on Via della Vigna Nuova. As far as a tourist attraction I'm not sure there's much to see. The school occupies much of the building, except the top few floors which are, according to a Google search, apartments available for temporary rental. A portion of the family also still lives in the building. The actual remaining palazzo is considerably smaller than what it was. World known Il Latini restaurant is located on the ground floor of what used to be apart of the palazzo. Make sure to stop there. They have two dinner seatings, 7pm and 9pm. They are packed nearly every seatings so be sure to get there early.

There are frescos on the ceilings and original paintings and hardware from the 1700s and earlier. The family's private chapel was personally blessed by the Pope in the 1600s. The building is full of little passage ways connecting rooms to one another making it easier for the help at the time. There is the grand ballroom which on New Years 1987 the family held one of the last great galas where Princess Diana and Prince Charles danced. The ceilings are very tall and the artwork is stunning. The interior courtyard has scaffolding up, some going on 20 years, because the family pays for renovations as it has the funds available.
Written 13 February 2007
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