|a dining area|
|Front door of Davanzati|
WHAT IS IT? Palazzo Davanzati is a palace in Florence, Italy. It houses the Museum of the Old Florentine House. It's located at Via Porta Rossa, 13, 50123 Firenze, Italy.
The house had 5 levels.
NOTE: Florence is called "Firenze" in Italian
|Upstairs bed chamber|
HOUSE HISTORY - museumsinflorence.com says it better than we could: The Palace, built by the Davizzi family around mid-14th century, was purchased in 1578 by the Davanzati family (their coat of arms is still visible on the facade) and remained in their possession until 1838, when it was divided into several flats and suffered severe damage.
LIFE IN THE MID-14TH CENTURY - It was the home of a noble family, and the servants lived on the top floors. Even the kitchen was on an upper floor (I believe the 3rd floor).
|Looking down into the 1st floor courtyard|
|First floor - grand entry|
WHAT HAPPENED AFTER THAT FAMILY PASSED? -
In 1904 it was purchased and restored by the antique dealer Elia Volpi, who entirely furnished it and opened it to the public in 1910 as Museum of the Old Florentine House. The palace was purchased in 1951 by the State that reorganized it and opened it once more to the public in 1956.
WHAT'S IN IT NOW? The house is now filled with furnishings and paintings to reflect the life of the families that lived during the medieval period.
|The "Portal room"|
|ornate door on a stair|
WHAT'S A PORTAL AND WHERE IS IT? - A portal is a doorway of energy and it's a place that ghosts (Earthbound) walk in and out of to go from one place to another. Although I was still battling sinusitis (and not picking up anything) I felt this. We both did! It was a like a wave of energy in the middle of a room with one lone statue on a table. We didn't pick up on anything else, but there was a lot of energy in that particular room. So if you visit, see what you feel in there.
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