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Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Address: Via Cavour 1, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-276-0340
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Ranked #65 of 213 Attractions in Florence
Type: Historic Sites, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, Museums
Thu - Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Starkville, Mississippi
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I'm not an art historian, so I'll let you read some of the other reviewers who will tell you in great detail about the paintings in the chapel. From the perspective of a naive viewer, it is great! It's a tiny little chapel (remember, this was built for one family), but it is gorgeous. Well worth the time and the... More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

What an incredible experience! This house museum is absolutely stunning! Each room was breathtaking. It's a manageable size but quite impressive. A nice changed from the Florence crowds. Audio headsets are available in the gift shop for about 4 euro and well worth the price. It's not clear when you enter that these are available - once we were inside,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This may not be the top attraction in Florence, but it was among my favorites. I loved seeing how these people actually lived. The rooms were manageable, not art museums. The trees in the garden were bearing fruit! There was no tour I saw, don't recall seeing staff in every room like at Uffizi or Pitti Palace, so you can... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

If you have time its really good place to visit. But if youe time is limited its one of the places you can skip.

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Santa Rosa, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
78 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

My wife and I wanted to visit the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi which we hadn’t yet seen in our several trips to Florence, and we were not at all disappointed. The Palazzo Medici-Riccardi is considerably smaller than the Pitti Palace, but its few exhibits are no less stunning and it’s only a couple of blocks from the Santa Maria del Fiore. As... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
62 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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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230 reviews 230 reviews
83 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
43 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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