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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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Frescos...animals for the kids and uncrowded

Great frescos...enjoy spotting the stories and the animals. Quiet unhurried attraction. Is used for other business by the Italians so gives nice glimpse of modern and old.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

For 7 euro (4 euro for over 65) you could visit this historic palace with outstanding frescoes, tapestries, artwork etc. Not crowded. The little chapel ceiling is painted with silver and gold! We wandered by and decided to go in. Simply wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great frescos...enjoy spotting the stories and the animals. Quiet unhurried attraction. Is used for other business by the Italians so gives nice glimpse of modern and old.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Another day we visit the Medici Palace where marvelous Bronzino frescoes share the space with government offices, just like the Palazzo Vecchio, where the Mayor of Florence is reining nowadays. All the majestic palazzos, owned by either government or a church, rarely is anything being done for improvement, mostly they collect money and forbid taking pictures, nothing’s new under the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The Gozzoli chapel is unforgettable and a must for anyone who likes Fra Angelico as Gozzoli was his student!

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is an artistic wonder - the artistic representation of the visit by the Magi to Christ's birth (not Xmasy nd is not of the manger scene) All the main travellers are from the family of the Medici, with their servants (?) on horses, walking with their leopard, etc. which is eyeing a juicy raven, which is watching a squirrel... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We happened upon this Palazzo and did not expect it to be open as the main entrance was closed. But a smaller entrance to the right was open. This museum has a quiet garden, art exhibitions and statues. A nice place to spend a few hours.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

See the little chapel that houses the gorgeous fresco Adoration of the Magi, just a few steps from the Duomo. Don't miss the Marble Museum, in the back of the garden, with many ancient marble sculptures and articles discovered during the excavation works for the many reformations of the building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

4 previous visits to Florence (though they were brief) is no excuse for missing this amazing fresco, Gozzolo's Procession of the Magi. Armed with some detail from my book, The Stones of Florence, the imagery became alive for me. I consider this a MUST SEE and you will not be disappointed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Unfortunately the Palazzo Medici RIccardi is very much a product of Riccardi family and not the Medici with two exceptions--the courtyard and the chapel, which are original. During the high season in Florence the chapel is restricted to a 10-minute time limit, but off season in December when I went I had all the time I needed to really study... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The exterior looks like a fortress. But the interiors are stunning. Beautiful chandeliers and ceilinf frescos. Definately worth a visit. But the small fee is cash only, no credit cards accepted.

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Additional Information about Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Address: Address: Via Cavour 1, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-276-0340
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Florence  >  Florence
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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