This is one of the most beautiful buildings from the Italian Renaissance, a masterpiece of civil Florentine architecture from one of the most creatively prolific periods in Italian history. A perfect example of the ideal noble residence of the Renaissance, it came to us thanks to the brilliant mind of Filippo Strozzi, a banker who in 1489 decided to construct the largest building ever seen in Florence. One of the main characteristics of Palazzo Strozzi is the loyalty with which the principles of 15th century architecture were respected in the creation of its unmistakable façade; the symmetrical, linear stone ashlar work is thick on the ground floor and gradually thins out as it makes its way up, until it becomes almost smooth at the upper floors. It is larger than Palazzo Medici yet emulates its cubic shape, having three floors with a linear framework arranged around a central courtyard.
Today, thanks to the work of the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation, it is considered Florence’s most important location for large-scale temporary exhibits, a worthy backdrop for exhibitions, events and activities of international caliber. On par with Acqua Panna, the Palazzo finds its roots in Tuscany and the Renaissance, the period which saw art and culture flourish under the aegis of the Medici family. Acqua Panna has always had a special connection with its region, in which it has emerged uncontaminated and pure for centuries, and from which it took its emblem, the fleur-de-lis lily. Given their shared excellence and Tuscanity, Acqua Panna has chosen to actively support the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation with ideas and experience by becoming a member of the Associazione Partners di Palazzo Strozzi along with other companies of primary importance.