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Museum of One’s Own


Take hold of the curator’s keys as you are granted the extraordinary privilege of viewing the exhibitions at the Palazzo Strozzi after closing time. This evening visit to the museum gives you the rare private experience of walking the halls of the Strozzi museum in Florence in the solitary splendor only ever available outside normal opening hours. The darkness of the evening enhances your feeling of being cocooned alone in the silent building, free to wander and contemplate the exhibits unimpeded by other visitors. So enchanting is the sensation of having the entire museum completely to yourself, you might even choose to celebrate your exceptional visit with a sumptuous dinner at a table laid just for you and your special guests to dine in the palazzo, the perfect way to make this unique experience truly spectacular.

Giving Palazzo Strozzi back to the city

The Palazzo Strozzi is the largest temporary exhibition space in Florence.  Since 2006 the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi has overseen the museum on behalf of the City of Florence, creating and implementing a rich programme of events and exhibitions, including those you will visit during your private experience in Palazzo Strozzi.  Major exhibitions include the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Gustav Klimt, Bill Viola, Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramović. Palazzo Strozzi exhibitions are kept fresh and exciting by a programme of regular rotation, hosting three major exhibitions every year. The Palazzo makes effective use of all its space and you will visit the courtyard, the Piano Nobile and the Strozzina as your private guide reveals the exhibitions to you...

The Palazzo Strozzi is the largest temporary exhibition space in Florence.  Since 2006 the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi has overseen the museum on behalf of the City of Florence, creating and implementing a rich programme of events and exhibitions, including those you will visit during your private experience in Palazzo Strozzi.  Major exhibitions include the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Gustav Klimt, Bill Viola, Ai Weiwei and Marina Abramović. Palazzo Strozzi exhibitions are kept fresh and exciting by a programme of regular rotation, hosting three major exhibitions every year. The Palazzo makes effective use of all its space and you will visit the courtyard, the Piano Nobile and the Strozzina as your private guide reveals the exhibitions to you. 

Inside this Renaissance palace you get a feeling for the Fondazione’s commitment to the Palazzo Stozzi and all it has to offer its visitors.  The palazzo’s classical architecture is the setting for stunning collections of traditional and modern art, carefully curated to give guests an interesting and exciting visit. Seeing the Palazzo Strozzi in the rarified atmosphere of solitude allows you to fully understand the Fondazione’s goal from its inception: “to bring international quality exhibitions and cultural events to Florence and to give the Palazzo back to the city and the region of Tuscany.”

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Doors open for you

You enter the elegant home of Filippo Strozzi, a Florentine merchant who commissioned the building in 1489, completing it in 1538 under the direction of architects Benedetto de Maiano and Cronaca.  The palazzo remained the property of the Strozzi family until 1937, and after the Second World War it became Florence’s largest temporary exhibition space. The philosophy behind the Fondazione is one that seeks to build a bridge for you between the museum’s exhibits, the culture and history of Florence itself and the potential to experience Tuscany as a vast open-air museum for Italians and visitors alike to enjoy...

You enter the elegant home of Filippo Strozzi, a Florentine merchant who commissioned the building in 1489, completing it in 1538 under the direction of architects Benedetto de Maiano and Cronaca.  The palazzo remained the property of the Strozzi family until 1937, and after the Second World War it became Florence’s largest temporary exhibition space. The philosophy behind the Fondazione is one that seeks to build a bridge for you between the museum’s exhibits, the culture and history of Florence itself and the potential to experience Tuscany as a vast open-air museum for Italians and visitors alike to enjoy.  

A private visit to Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi opens the door for you to explore one of the finest examples of Renaissance residential architecture with no distractions.  You arrive in the heart of Florence, between Piazza Strozzi and Via Tornabuoni, the street that was once the home of Lorenzo de’ Medici’s mother, Lucrezia Tornabuoni. Once the scene of bustling, well-heeled domestic life, this area is now the fashion center of Florence, filled with high end boutiques and luxury jewellers.  With this in mind, the rare opportunity to step into Palazzo Strozzi in the evening, as a privileged private guest, fills your imagination with aristocratic Renaissance party goers arriving for elegant soirees.

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When modern art and innovation meet

Begin your private experience in the Palazzo Strozzi as evening falls and lights begin to twinkle against the darkening skies of Florence.  Your personal guide escorts you as you take in the classical structure of the building and visit the current exhibits in the peace and quiet only a totally empty museum can provide.  Enjoy the time and space to picture yourself as a 15th century citizen of Florence, inhabiting the graceful residence behind the Palazzo’s austere exterior. Delve into the contrast of the modern works on display against the classical building and lose yourself in the point of view of contemporary artists...

Begin your private experience in the Palazzo Strozzi as evening falls and lights begin to twinkle against the darkening skies of Florence.  Your personal guide escorts you as you take in the classical structure of the building and visit the current exhibits in the peace and quiet only a totally empty museum can provide.  Enjoy the time and space to picture yourself as a 15th century citizen of Florence, inhabiting the graceful residence behind the Palazzo’s austere exterior. Delve into the contrast of the modern works on display against the classical building and lose yourself in the point of view of contemporary artists. 

Following your exclusive evening viewing of Palazzo Strozzi’s treasures,  you may be unable to tear yourself away from the museum at the end of this extraordinary visit.  We welcome you to extend this remarkable moment by choosing to dine in rare artistic style with your special guests, seated within the old walls of the palazzo.  Surrounded by art and architecture you could relish a meal as beautiful as your surroundings, prepared with fresh local ingredients and served with a flourish, as you reminisce about your privileged special visit to Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi.  Should you decide the seize this golden opportunity to create a meal to remember, Tuscany Again will be delighted to collaborate with you on everything from chef, to menu, to wine, flowers and beyond. You won’t be lacking in a wealth of dinner conversation, ensconced in a private space where Renaissance beauty meets modern art and innovation, an ideal way to celebrate a special moment with important colleagues, close friends or simply with people you love. 

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