Palazzo Rucellai - Florence


This palace was built between 1455 and 1458 for the banker Giovanni Rucellai. It was designed by Alberti and constructed by Rossellino Bernardo. The design is reminiscent of the return to Greco-Roman style. The façade has a strict geometric design whereby each level is punctuated with pilasters, as was the case in Ancient Rome. The first storey has Doric columns, the second storey Ionic pilasters, and the third Corinthian. The capitals of each of these three orders are completed with a different decoration. Thanks to all these features, the Palazzo Rucellai is considered to be one of the purest examples of a Renaissance palace in Florence. Nowadays it houses the Alinari Museum dedicated to the history of photography. In fact, it’s the only such museum in the whole of Italy.


Address : Via della Vigna Nuova 18 50123 Florence Italy

Bus : Line 6 : Bus stop VIGNA NUOVA

Phone : +39 55 594 131

Fax : +39 0552646721

Web : http://www.palazzorucellai.org/

Email : info@palazzorucellai.org

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