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Palazzo Medici Riccardi

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Address: Via Cavour 1, Florence, Italy
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beautiful

They really try to show you how the lived back than - with authentic furniture. The rooms themselves are beautiful

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Tel Aviv, Israel

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They really try to show you how the lived back than - with authentic furniture. The rooms themselves are beautiful

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a stunning place to wander through, the upper floors are beautifully decorated and a joy to simply sit in. I found it worth the 7eu entry, but I am a lover of the architecture more so than the art, and admittedly there is less art on view than in some of the other museums.

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San Gwann, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You cannot leave Florence without visiting the masterpiece of Benozzo Gozzoli at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi. Another highlight is the Luca Giordano Hall. Well worth a visit

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having visited here years ago when you could just walk in off the street, I was surprised to find that today much more of the palazzo can be viewed than thirty five years ago. Of course, the star of the attraction is the Gozzoli chapel with its frescoes of the Adoration of the Magi.

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Thank Philip S
Lawrence, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most ancient and important palaces in Florence, Palazzo Medici Riccardi belonged to the infamous Medici family who started construction in 1445 under the direction of Michelozzo di Bartolomeo, completing the palace in about 10 years. Palazzo Medici Riccardi sits prominently on the northwest corner of Via L. Gori just one block north of the Piazza del Duomo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There's much to see at this Palazzo -- one of the earlier Medici palaces. But the centerpiece is the chapel, with amazing frescoes. One striking feature is their hyper realism: you can see rippling musculature on the horses, for example. Another distinctive feature is how many of the animals are gazing out of the fresco at the viewer. If you're... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Palazzo itself is beautiful but the Dali meets Dante exhibit was superb! My husband and I are huge Dali fans and seeing his interpretation of Dante's "The Divine Comedy" was spectacular. We stumbled upon this as we were perusing the neighborhood. So happy we did! I would strongly recommend they make this a recurring or permanent exhibit.

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Thank JodiDanTravel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I've been twice now. The amount on display is rather minor. The chapel is a beautiful jewel box, but other than that, not much to see here. You must have a good imagination to picture how it was in the Medici's times. Currently there's a most interesting archaeological excavation in the basement level which I found the best part...digging down... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

The place is run down and it kept well. Some parts of the building is used for art exhibition. There is no guided tour maps.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Having read so many books about the Medici Family, especially Catherine, I was always mesmerised by them and their intrigues. It came as no surprise to find myself in such a strong fortress as their palace and I was not surprised to discover that some of the rooms were used for official purposes. It is a magnificent building with a... More 

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