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Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Via Cavour 1, Florence, Italy
055-276-0340
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Ranked #69 of 211 attractions in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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138 reviews 138 reviews
84 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This palazzo was almost devoid of tourists when we visited. The only reason we walked in was that we passed by and it was included in the Firenze Card. We are so glad we did. The ornate and majestic decorations attest to the past grandeur of this place. Some of the rooms function as the seat of the regional government.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This is simply stunning. It is now a place of pilgrimage for me. It is very close to the Duomo and the Baptistery, both of which are essential tourist destinations, however, I visit the Chapel of the Magi every time I go to Florence. Avoid the crowds, hang back away from school trips and try to visit between groups to... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This palazzo was home to the Medici family at one time (they also lived at Palazzo Vecchio and the Piti Palace). The courtyard is beautiful but the highlight for me is the small but beautifully decorated Magi Chapel. The colors are so rich and the conditions of the murals is pristine. I spent 20 minutes observing the details in these... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

It is a small museum and not that crowded. The interior is grand. 7 euro for that. I would love to see more guild notes.

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Beautiful art and architecture, hardly any crowds to maneuver through so you can take your time looking at the beautiful art.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I have always wanted to see these frescoes of the procession of the magi and in real life they are truly stunning covering the walls of this little chapel. This is the original Medici place and it is stunning architecturally with a lovely small garden. Very few tourists and so you really get a feel for the grandeur of the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

While everyone else is jamming into the Uffizi and lining up for the Academia (albiet, with good reason); head to the Palazzo Medici to see Benozzo Gozzoli's Procession of the Magi. The vibrant frescoes fill the walls of the tiny chapel. Because the chapel is so small, they can be seen up close. They are astounding and meticulously executed. Bonus:... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Benozzo Gozzoli's 'Procession of the Magi' frescoes in the private chapel of Old Cosimo de' Medici are worth making a detour for. The characters process before the viewer in a blaze of colour. But the faces of the figures are actually those of the Medici family and many of their contemporaries. It makes the work doubly interesting. An excellent interactive... More

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

The Palazzo Medici Ricardi was the original palace of the Medici Family until they moved to the Palazzo Vecchio when Cosimo I took power. The palace is full of art everywhere. There is a beautiful Tapestry Room and the Room of Luca Giordano is full of his beautiful paintings. The chapel has frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli showing the Arrival of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The paintings cover all the walls and depict the journey of the Magi. They are absolutely fabulous and I visit the chapel each time I am in Florence. This time there was a new attraction you could go in to a room with a screen and interact with the images which was much more fun than a guide book!

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