This 15th-century palazzo is one of Florence's most impressive Renaissance mansions. It was built for wealthy merchant Filippo Strozzi, one of the Medicis' major political and commercial rivals, and is host today to some of the city's most exciting blockbuster art exhibitions. Contemporary art in its basement Strozzini gallery (free admission after 6pm Thu) and an imposing internal courtyard are equally alluring.
Art workshops, Family Sundays and other activities aimed squarely at families make Palazzo Strozzi a firm favourite with pretty much everyone. There's always a buzz about the place, with young Florentines congregating in the courtyard Renaissance Café (run by Florentine designer Roberto Cavalli no less); it's one of the best spots in the city to pick up free wifi.