Palazzo Strozzi

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Palazzo Strozzi
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Convention Centres • Art Museums
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Palazzo Strozzi is a focal point of Italy’s cultural scene, a dynamic cultural centre of international importance offering a high quality exhibition and public programme within a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture. Built around the original Renaissance courtyard, a public square that plays host to concerts, performances, installations and interventions, Palazzo Strozzi is a key cultural hub in the city and an important link between Florence and world. Since 2006, Palazzo Strozzi has organised more than 50 exhibitions, from critically acclaimed historical surveys of old masters to exhibitions with leading contemporary artists: a unique mix of historical setting and contemporary programme. Whilst dedicated to presenting new work and challenging ideas, Palazzo Strozzi aims to make the programme as accessible and inclusive as possible, with a rich public programme based on research into arts education includes specific offers for young people, schools, families and special audiences.
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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.
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Paul G
London, UK6 contributions
Nice visit
Sep 2021
I did a visit quite interesting to an exhibition on a contemporary artist that I knew little about. The artistic proposals are always of quality. It's nice that Florence has opened up to contemporary art.
Written 24 September 2021
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,519 contributions
Beautiful example of Renaissance architecture
Jan 2020
Palazzo Strozzi is a perfect example of the ideals of a noble Renaissance residence, and the complex appears as if a small fortress in the heart of the city, a specific request made by Filippo Strozzi himself. The Strozzi family, undoubtedly one of the richest Florentine families until it was exiled from Florence in 1434, suffered through many political and financial competitions with the Medici family. After their exile, Filippo Strozzi worked to accumulate the funds which allowed him to regain his powerful position and re-enter the city of Florence. In 1466, he came back with a mission...squash his rivals...with a vengeance. Once within the walls of the city, his first step was to build a home that would be a physical representation of his power and wealth, more noticeable, more prestigious and...just plain bigger than everyone else's, especially that of the Medici family. Its construction began in 1489 under the direction of Simone del Pollaiolo, known as Il Cronaca, on the orders of Filippo Strozzi. The appearance of the palace is similar to a small fortress built to a rectangular plan with three floors. Though much restructured internally, it is possible to still appreciate the original plan and beauty of the exterior and in the courtyard of the building. The construction was finished in 1538 and stayed in the Strozzi family until 1937, when the last heir passed away. Since the Second World War the Palazzo has been Florence's largest temporary exhibition space hosting modern and contemporary art shows. The building is today one of the most important museums in the city: the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi organizes a varied and innovative program of exhibitions, events and special activities. Perhaps the most memorable exhibits include The Peggy Guggenheim (1949 and recently repeated in 2016), Gustav Klimt (1992), Botticelli and Filippino Lippi (who was the most visited exhibition in Italy in 2004), and Cézanne in Florence (the most visited exhibition in Italy in 2007). The Palazzo Strozzi now hosts three major exhibitions annually, and there is one permanent exhibition which concentrates on the history of Palazzo Strozzi. In those days of our visit we were able to enjoy the exhibition of Natalia Goncharova with Gauguin, Matisse and Picasso.
Written 26 May 2020
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Anna, OH1,469 contributions
FT9 Palazzo Strozzi or Mus.e Firenze
Mar 2020
Florence main attractions were closed but we could walk through the Palazzo Strozzi/Muse e Firenze. We were lucky in that there was an exhibit which Luca, our guide, explained about the artist
Written 26 April 2020
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Utica, NY3,289 contributions
Spectacular exhibition featuring Varvara Stepanova
Nov 2019
Loved this exhibition at the Strozzi. Stepanova was one of the leading Russian avant garde artists of the early 20th century. The exhibit featured her work, connecting it to other great Russian and Italian artists of the period. Beautifully curated and hung exhibition.
Written 12 December 2019
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Greece311 contributions
Palazzo Strozzi honours Natalia Goncharova, the leader of the Russian avant-garde...
Nov 2019
Natalia Goncharova was a multi-talented artist.
A painter, an illustrator, a costume designer, a graphic designer, a set designer, a writer - ahead of her time.
She used many different styles in her artistic career, Cubism, Primitivism, Futurism and she developed a new art style called Rayonism- based on the effect of reflected light on the surfaces.

Palazzo Strozzi celebrates Natalia Goncharova until 12th January - with 130 works on loan (most of which seldom travel) from international institutes.
It's an exellent exhibition.... although it is modern art, you don't have to be a professional artist to appreciate the depth of her work...
Written 18 November 2019
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Boynton Beach, FL168 contributions
My Favorite Museum
Oct 2019
Last year I visited for the first time the Palazzp Strozzi for the Cinqecento Exhibition of restored Rennaissance Artists. This is one of the most charming museums in easy to view the art, not too crowded, and just wonderful. This exhibit did not disappoint. I learned about Natalia Goncharova. of whom I did not know, her achievements and place in history as well as enjoyed the other impressionist paintings. Do not miss!
Written 18 November 2019
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Dave S
London, UK125 contributions
Oct 2019
We visited the Natalia goncharova exhibition. I don't claim any knowledge of the artist but the exhibition was very impressive with excellent information. A pleasure not to have to queue.
Written 31 October 2019
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Constanta, Romania107 contributions
Art pieces of forgotten Russia
Oct 2019
I am a Russian and thus was absolutely bewildered by the exhibition. Indeed, Natalia comes from the most dark period of modern Russia - year before the revolution in 1917. A lot of art pieces of that time, due to revolution perturbations, have arrived to Europe and just a few have ended up Russia. I was very please to see so many painting of Natalia demonstrated in the same place. Her pictures, bit childish, a bit naive, has soul and reflect the vision of the author. Definitely, an European gets an impression on far-away Russia, but we Russians, who live almost every single picture of Natali have different emotions ! Enjoy the collection! (There are many options to get 3 euro discount - ask at reception)
Written 23 October 2019
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Sydney, Australia6,776 contributions
Wonderful venue and great Verrocchio Exhibition.
Jul 2019
This wonderful Palazzo was built by the Strozzi family over a period of nearly 50 years, being completed in 1538. The Strozzi family were an extremely rich Florentine family who had many political and financial battles with their equally as wealthy and prestigious fellow Florentine Medici clan. One of these battles involved the Strozzi family being exiled from Florence in 1434 but the family returned in 1466 with what appeared to be a mission to, across the board, outdo the Medici Family. This resulted in the acquisition of a whole block of land upon which the Palazzo Strozzi was built with what would appear to be the stated intention of building a Palazzo that was larger than that owned by the Medici Family. The Strozzi Family succeeded in this goal and subsequently occupied the Palazzo until 1937.

The Palazzo itself is built of stone and is three storeys high and built around an internal open courtyard that has a beautiful stone colonnaded arcade. The Palazzo currently hosts a number of temporary exhibits each year and we were lucky enough to be in Siena when the "Verrocchio Il Maestro di Leonardo" exhibition was being hosted.

The exhibition was held on the first floor and all of the artworks, whether it be sculptures, paintings or drawings were beautifully displayed with all of the information being in both Italian and English.

Apart from some masterpieces by Verrocchio, who was Leonardo's teacher, there were works by Botticelli, Perugino, Lippi and the master himself, Leonardo da Vinci, plus several others. There were a number of Leonardo's drawings on display as well as the only known remaining sculpture that he is credited with having sculpted. The clay sculpture "The Virgin with the laughing child" was sculpted circ 1472 when Leonardo was about 20 years old. Quite staggering.
Written 16 October 2019
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2 contributions
brief stay in florence
Sep 2019
The event is not only an excellent exibition of Natalia Goncharova eclectic works, but it is also an attractive insight on a parallel artistic world so creative across Europe, before the disaster of the two world wars.
In the background, the russian peasants' real life in the early 1900, is also displayed.
Written 2 October 2019
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