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Palazzo Medici Riccardi

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Address: Via Cavour 1, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-276-0340
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A great place to visit for the architecture and ceilings, away from crowds and lines. Toilets could.be avoided though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 6, 2015

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

A great place to visit for the architecture and ceilings, away from crowds and lines. Toilets could.be avoided though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Due to time constraints, we only had time to visit the Cappella of this Palazzo which is a tiny chapel but on each wall there are paintings with a religious theme. Well worth a look. Will certainly return to see the rest of this Palazzo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Visited this Palazzo (palace) on a Monday (when many other sights are closed) - yet no line, no crowd. Doable in a 30-60 minutes (depending on your interest) but worth a visit. Art, history, small garden. Art includes chapel walls, a gilded room with painted ceiling, a few sculptures. Interactive display on the chapel paintings. Also had three small exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I love Palazzo Medici Riccardi. The building is so unpretentious that you will never expect to get in and find so much lavish frescos with ceilings and walls completely covered. Then there is the courtyard "garden" that is so nice: quiet and hidden not so far from the madding crowd! And the statues and the arazzi and just the staircase... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Located just a block from the Duomo, this palazzo gives you an idea of how the elite once lived. Luxurious furnishings, beautiful frescos and a lovely garden all contribute to a relaxing visit. It was not very crowded and we were able to see it all, including the marble busts (located in the basement) in less than an hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

My wife and I were impressed with the whole place, be it the floors, ceilings, wall paintings as well as tapestries. All very impressive. What a time what luxury what lavishness. Must have been an incredible era for the rich families who could afford this level of detail and maintenance expenses ... staff, servants etc Highly recommended when in Florence... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This is absolutely beautiful, of course what I expected, the tapestries, really worth a visit. Walking through the different rooms was spectacular, even the courtyard with the statues of that time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We had a private tour guide for the day. He brought us here where we saw the courtyard as he wanted to show us the architecture, but too late in the day to go into the palace. Will have to put it on our list for another trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is a beautiful palace and you will get into a daily life of the Medici's walking through different rooms, appreciating their entertainment rooms, offices and bedrooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

It worth a visiting, really. The palace is so spectacular that we even can hardly move our eyes. Medici family was very important to Italy history esp. Tuscana area, if could prepare some background then going for visit, it could be better.

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