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The Studiolo of Francesco I

Medici not only in name

A tiny room within the immense Palazzo Vecchio, to which only Francesco I, a passionate alchemist, had access through his bedroom. It is windowless and entirely decorated with paintings behind which secret passageways and closets are hidden: the perfect place for Francesco I to carry on his experiments, including a poison made from the venom of ten thousand scorpions and its antidote, tested on prisoners sentenced to death. The Medicis had a passion for alembics, horoscopes, grimoires and secret laboratories, which open the door to many other amazing stories.

OPENING HOURS
Friday – Wednesday |  9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday |  9:00am –  2:00pm

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Piazza della Signoria, Firenze

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