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Location address: Italia, Firenze, Firenze
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The construction of the palace begun in 1489 by Benedetto da Maiano, for Filippo Strozzi the Elder, a rival of the Medici who had returned to the city in November 1466 and desired the most magnificent palace to assert his family’s continued prominence and, perhaps more important, a political statement of his own status. A great number of other buildings were acquired during the 70s and demolished to provide enough space for the new construction. Giuliano da Sangallo provided a wood model of the design. Filippo Strozzi died in 1491, long before the construction’s completion in 1538. Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici confiscated it in the same year, not returning it to the Strozzi family until thirty years later.
Palazzo dello Strozzino is a palazzo in Florence, Italy. was a residence of the Strozzi family, older than the larger and more prestigious Palazzo Strozzi. It was also called Palazzo delle Tre Porte for its three doorways. The palace currently houses the Cinema Odeon, designed by Marcello Piacentini, and the language school of the British Institute of Florence.
Palazzo Strozzi was created by the Strozzi family. They were the ‘competitors’ of the more famous de Medici family, who were also in the banking-bussiness.