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9 ways Florence inspires yacht designers

9 ways Florence inspires yacht designers

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Francesco Paszkowski Design – Palazzo Davanzati
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The culture

Francesco Paszkowski on Palazzo Davanzati

“I first discovered the Palazzo Davanzati (pictured) more than 25 years ago, at the beginning of my career, while visiting Florence with my father. It was built in the 14th Century as the residence of the Davizzi family and lies right at the heart of the city.

I was very impressed by the building. It represents a stage of transition between the closed, vertical structure of the medieval tower-house and the more spacious Renaissance palazzo, arranged around a central courtyard. Each space of the house contains interesting collections of furniture, sculptures and paintings that demonstrate what life in a Florentine house was like at that time. The Palazzo is a connection between the past and the present and a brilliant example of the culture and wealth of the Florentine merchants.”

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