Palazzo Bartolini e Salimbeni

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Palazzo Bartolini e Salimbeni

The palace was built in the first half of the 16th century based on the project of the architect Baccio d'Agnolo who was greatly criticised for having abandoned the conventional style of the other historical palaces inVia Tornabuoni in favour of using a type of stone and plastic unique in Florentine architecture at that time. In the years that followed, this palace was greatly admired for its beauty and the harmony of its façade whose style is of the Renaissance and late 16th century art. On the beautiful door lintel, there is a scornful motto engraved with which Baccio d'Agnolo answered his denigrators: “Carpere promptius quam imitari” (It is easier to criticise than imitate).

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