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Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Via Cavour 1, Florence, Italy
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Ranked #64 of 222 Attractions in Florence
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you're pressed for time, this would be a good thing to cut off. The frescos of the three Magi were wonderful and I'd definitely recommend seeing them if you visit (along with a stroll through the small garden). One bonus is that if you go during business hours, you can see city council members working and meeting!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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73 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This palace tracks the history of some of Florence's famous families, as its name suggests. It gives a good insight into the politics of Northern Italy from the 14 and 15th centuries. Some very interesting art works, ancient and modern, and fantastic architecture, including a golden gilded room, probably one of its kind. A must for those with interest in... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I admit to being completely captivated by the Riccardi- Medici Chapel of Benozzo Gozzoli since I was 18. I visit whenever I can. I cannot think of a more beautiful fresco - it remains the most meaningful - you look into their faces and just want to know them - don't miss it.

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Vieille Europe
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44 attraction reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This palace belongs to those model palaces of the early Renaissance which are depicted in every book about art history. The corner part is the original one, the continuation along the street is a little bit newer. Inside you can see beautiful representative rooms in Baroque style, a small and cosy Renaissance garden (a real jewel in the grey, loud... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This palace is impressive on the outside and has a few interesting elements. 17th century style chambers, a courtyard by Michelozzo, a beautiful Madonna by Filippo Lippi. But the absolute highlight of a visit is the beautifully painted family chapel by Benozzo Gozzoli. Painted ceiling to floor in 360 degrees it truly envelops you and you can enjoy yourself studying... More

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San Francisco, California
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20 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Very interesting to see, especially since we had also visited Palazzo Davanzati. The difference between how each of these ‘homes’ were constructed, and ultimately felt, clearly seemed to demonstrate the differences between Medieval and Renaissance sensibilities and construction techniques. The relatively light interior was full of various ornamentation and furniture, much of which seemed to be from after the Renaissance.... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Right now they have a temporary exhbit by a Chinese sculpter. They are fun and full of life and definitely a highlight of my Florence visit!

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Oslo, Norway
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The only thing to see is an overcrowded chapel the size of a bathroom. Most of the info is about things that you're not supposed to do. The hitech interactive multimedia exhibition doesn't work, not even the half that was supposed to work. The staff tells us we can come back and try again tomorrow. Really!?

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Hasselt, Belgium
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not many visitors so we had all the time we needed to enjoy the chapel of the Magi wich is stunning. The rest of the building is nothing special. No airconditioning and outside temperatures of 36°C in the shade : very hot inside the building. Entrance fee 7eur for an adult and 4eur for a student.

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is a little treasure! Benozzo Gazzoli created a series of frescoes for the Medici family in 1459 that depict the family as so "connected" that they are part of the procession of the Magi to the birth of Christ! The frescoes are absolutely beautiful! As the frescoes feature a number of members of the Medici clan, part of the... More

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