Florence is not only the city of the Renaissance, as shown by this palace. In the 18th century, it attracted the young intellectuals who traveled Italy on their Grand Tour. Today, it is a testament to the reign of the House of Habsburg-Lorraine in Tuscany, of which there are very few architectural examples in Florence. The furniture is typical of the Enlightenment Age, as well as the division of the artwork by genre- landscapes, battles, historical scenes, self-portraits- including paintings by artists Luca Giordano and Piero di Cosimo. The trompe l’oeil paintings in the Winter Garden and Bathroom are breathtaking. On scheduled Thursdays throughout the year, the palace becomes the setting for shows organized by Opera di Firenze. A fascinating insight into one of the facets of Florence’s history.