I consider Palazzo Strozzi is one of the most beautiful Italian Renaissance palazzi. It’s majestic, but still fits well between the Piazza Strozzi and Via Tornabuoni. Its charming interior courtyard is a nice place to meet friends and enjoy a break after visiting the many exhibits that the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi puts on.
Right now you can enjoy ”The Spring of the Renaissance”: an exhibition of 140 masterpieces, mostly sculptures, from around the world. This extraordinary event is in collaboration with the Musée du Louvre.
The exhibition is on the palazzo’s first floor. It begins with a rediscovery of antiquity (masterpieces of the ‘200-‘300), and continues through its numerous rooms to leads visitors to explore the splendors of the Florentine Renaissance.
La Strozzina, on the palazzo’s underground floor, is currently hosting another exhibition: ”An idea of beauty“. Visitors are taken straight from the 15th century to the new millennium. The works of eight international artists let us rediscover and recognize beauty, putting it in relation with reality. Paintings, installations, sculptures, pictures and videos make the public actively participate in this idea of art.
Definitely worth seeing … a leap from the past to the present that will leave visitors breathless!
“The Spring of the Renaissance”
March 23 to August 18
Ticket price: € 12.50, free for children up to 6 years old
Audio guide cost: € 5.00
Open every day from 9:00 to 20:00; Thursdays until 23:00
“An idea of beauty”
Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi
March 29 to August 28
Ticket price: € 5.00, free for children up to 6 years old
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Thursday free, 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM; free; Closed on Monday