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Palazzo Medici Riccardi

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San Lorenzo
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Address: Via Cavour 1, Florence, Italy
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+39 055 276 0340
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Pleasant surprise....Open on Christmas Day!

The Palazzo Medici Riccardi is near the Duomo Church. We were in Florence for Christmas and toured the palace on Christmas day. There were few other people there. The admission... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Kristi J
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A guide suggested this site and she wasn't wrong! It's very easy to navigate (STAIRS). Step back in time and feel like you're back in the Italian Renaissance! Gorgeous appointings and it is still a functional council chamber! The Hall of Mirrors were breathtaking.

Thank Allan B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most beautiful murals by Benozzo Gozzoli, not to be missed , especially Christmas time. A festive, vibrant procession

Thank Martinian
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Palazzo Medici Riccardi is near the Duomo Church. We were in Florence for Christmas and toured the palace on Christmas day. There were few other people there. The admission price is very reasonable. The tour through the museum is logical and easy to follow. There are few furnishings in the building....however, the frescos on the walls are impressive and... More 

1 Thank Kristi J
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

This a beautiful building with room after room of furnishings, wall tapestries, and more. Many stairs to climb. The courtyard is especially pretty. The Chapel of the Magi is awesome. There is a small admission fee. Closed on Wednesdays.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled on this wonderful place and are so glad we went inside. The courtyards downstairs are architecturally beautiful, but there is so much more upstairs. Everywhere you look there is a painting, a fresco, a sculpture, historical furniture, a tapestry, or something magnificent. Don't forget to look up at the amazing ceilings! The walls of the small chapel are... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016

This palace is a very nice attraction to see the lives of the Medicis ,it's a partie of the complexe of San Lorenzo and was the first architectoral project of Michel Ange in the years 1520. Often used for exhibitions and government meetings; The chapels are also very glorious; Medicis are buried here, and also Laurence the Magnific. The Medicis... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

The palace itself is a nice diversionary visit. There is a lovely chapel replete with frescoes floor to ceiling, some state rooms with furnishings and tapestries, some private living rooms and a beautifully frescoed reception room. The palace is used by the city government so one room is also fitted out as a government meeting room. We had two major... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

The oppulence of the Medici's lives is overwhelming. When you look at the tapestries in every room each of which represents the whole life work of several artisans, it is mind numbing. The paintings, statuary, and construction are all worth experiencing. The chapel, with a yound medici depicted as the "fourth wiseman" reflects their interesting mindset. We really appreciated our... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

This trip to the past is glorious. One leaves almost in a dream. We advise immediately purchasing THE MEDICI (Story of a European Dynasty) available in the Palazzo's book store. Noticing I must use a cain, s hostess came out of her station to show me a small elevator and instruct us on its use. We stayed and stayed and... More 

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Chorzow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

You can visit interior of rooms in which part of Medici family lived. Really well preserved and worth of max. 1 hour visit.

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