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Casa Vasari

A Peek into Chez George

Story of Zeusi, by Vasari

When Giorgio Vasari wasn't covering the Palazzo Vecchio with frescoes, he and his pupils were decorating the house in Borgo Santa Croce that he first rented, before his patron the Grand Duke Cosimo gave it to him in 1561 in gratitude for all his hard work.

Scenes in the main Sala Grande include an Allegory of Poetry and portraits of artists he admired, along with a painted portrait bust of his own good self over the fireplace.

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Borgo Santa Croce 8

Hours Guided tours Saturday at 10am, 11am and noon; booking essential by ringing the Museo Horne

Adm €7

+39 055 244661

Palazzi and Villas

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Sailko, GNU Creative Commons License