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Summary of activity: The Palazzo Strozzi houses art exhibitions. The building is sublime, with a unique inner courtyard. Close to many other activities, the Palazzo is a must-see in Florence.

If you’re a lover of art and history, or are looking for something fun to do in Rome, let me introduce you to a Renaissance gem: the Palazzo Strozzi.

In this article, you’ll find all the information you need to visit the site.

Palazzo Strozzi in Florence: a magnificent Renaissance building

Palazzo Strozzi is a large, square Renaissance-style building in the heart of Florence.

It was built for the powerful Strozzi family in the 15th century. Its imposing architecture and typical inner courtyard make it one of the city’s most beautiful palaces. But it’s not just the exterior that impresses.

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Magnificent columns at Palazzo Strozzi | Source: ColorMaker/

Inside, you’ll find an exhibition space featuring both ancient and contemporary art.

Highlights of a visit to Palazzo Strozzi

  • The remarkable architecture of the palace itself
  • The inner courtyard is a haven of peace in the midst of the bustling city.
  • Art exhibitions harmoniously blend ancient and modern
  • Central location, easy to reach and close to many of Florence’s other attractions.

Disadvantages of a visit to Palazzo Strozzi

  • The price is high for a rather quick visit
  • Long waits to enter the museum in summer


What can you see at Palazzo Strozzi?

Palazzo Strozzi is an enchanting journey through history and art. Here’s what awaits you on your visit.

As soon as you approach the site, you’re impressed by the Palazzo’s majestic, rustic facade. Once inside, you discover a large, perfectly manicured square courtyard.

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Look up from the courtyard to admire the building. | Source: John_Silver/

Look up to admire the elegance of the windows, the attention of symmetry, and the refined details of the loggia and balconies.

Palazzo Strozzi hosts a wide variety of temporary exhibitions throughout the year.

These exhibitions offer a fascinating mix of ancient and contemporary art, allowing you to discover a range of works from paintings by Renaissance masters such as Botticelli and Piero della Francesca, to modern and contemporary art by leading artists such as Marina Abramović and Ai Weiwei.

The Centre d’Art Contemporain Strozzina
In the basement of the Palazzo, you’ll find the Centre d’Art Contemporain Strozzina. It is dedicated to contemporary art and thematic exhibitions. It’s a place where tradition meets innovation, shedding new light on current issues through art.


How much does it cost to enter Palazzo Strozzi?

Tickets range from 15€ to 20€. For children, admission is €5.

An audioguide is available in French and English. It costs €4.

Check current prices on Tiqets.


How long does a visit to Palazzo Strozzi last?

A complete visit to Palazzo Strozzi lasts between 1h and 1h30.


Where is Palazzo Strozzi?

The exact address is Piazza degli Strozzi, 50123 Firenze.


How to get to Palazzo Strozzi

If you’re driving, there are several pay parking lots nearby.

Alternatively, take the bus to the “Strozzi/Tornabuoni” stop. It’s just a stone’s throw from the Palazzo.

The Santa Maria Novella train station is also nearby, just a ten-minute walk from Palazzo Strozzi.


What are Palazzo Strozzi’s opening times?

Palazzo Strozzi is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. These times may change during less busy periods.

Book your tickets with free cancellation on Tiqets.


My opinion of Palazzo Strozzi: is it a good visit?

Yes and no. I have mixed feelings.

Palazzo Strozzi is undeniably a place steeped in history. As soon as you step inside, you can’t help but be impressed by the interior architecture. As such, for lovers of history and architecture, the visit is already justified.

As I’ve said many times before on this blog, I’m not much of an art lover. I can appreciate a beautiful painting or an impressive sculpture, but I don’t really know anything about it. So my visit to the various exhibitions in the palace was a bit of a mixed bag.

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I enjoyed the visit, without loving it. But I imagine an art lover must adore this place!

There’s an interesting collection of classical art, with pieces that make you understand why Florence is the home of the Renaissance. I was able to appreciate the nuances, details and emotion conveyed by these works, even as a non-expert.

However, the part of the collection dedicated to contemporary art didn’t really appeal to me. Installations, recorded performances, conceptual works… It’s a world I understand less, and one that touches me less. But that’s just my opinion. I imagine that for a contemporary art lover, this part of the collection would be fascinating.

I visited Palazzo Strozzi at the end of June and it was very crowded. This was one aspect that detracted from my experience. The crowded rooms, the noise, the impossibility of appreciating a work in peace and quiet… If you can, I’d advise you to choose a quieter time for your visit, or to come at the opening.


What else can you do near Palazzo Strozzi?

In addition to the Palazzo Strozzi, Florence is full of wonders to explore:

  • Via de’ Tornabuoni
  • Florence’s Duomo
  • The Ponte Vecchio
  • The Galleria degli Uffizi.
  • The Boboli Garden
  • The Bargello sculptures
  • The Basilica of Santa Croce
  • Piazzale Michelangelo.


As a professional blogger, I take advantage of my flexible schedule to travel a lot. I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list!