Strozzi Palace is one of the historical buildings of Florence and constitutes one of the greatest example of civilian architectural of the Renaissance. It is possible to enter the building from three monumental entrances that overlooks respectively on the Piazza Strozzi, from Via Strozzi and from Via Tornabuoni. Was named after the buyer’s family Strozzi, a rich florentine dealer in competition with the Medici family. In order to realize this Palace nine buildings were destroyed. The architect to which the project was assigned is Benedetto da Maiano. At the end of the twentieth century the building was made over to the Italian State that utilizes it as the site for some important institution such as the Gabinetto Vieusseux.
Rucellai Palace, located in Via delle Vigne Nuove in Florence, may be considered the typical Florentine fifteenth-century building. It was commissioned by the rich dealer Giovanni Rucellai and was manufactured in the middle of the fifteenth century. The project is signed by a great name of the Italian historical art Leon Battista Alberti. The element that defines this building a fundamental art work is the frontage: the dominant element is the overlap of several styles, from classical capital, to Doric at ground floor and Ionic at main floor, to the middle age bifore.
Medici – Riccardi Palace
Medici – Ricardi palace is today the centre of the provincial cabinet of Florence but his history started in the middle of the 1400, when Cosimo I ordered to the architect Michelozzo to build a new house for the Medici family. The name Riccardi has been added in the sixtieth when the Riccardi family acquired the building that remained under her ownership until the ninetieth century.The building in addition to the large importance for the architectural structure and for the magnificent frontage in which it is possible to retrieve many elements from Rucellai Palace, is reminded also for the internal decoration such as the frescos realized in the seventeenth century by Luca Giordano.