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Palazzo Medici Riccardi

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Address: Via Cavour 1, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: +39 055 276 0340
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bear, Delaware
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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Bear, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

The chapel is drop dead gorgeous, but it's a tiny tiny room that only a few people can stand in at one time. The rest of the palace was unimpressive. Was not worth going out of the way for. The garden courtyard, which looked great in photos, has seen better days.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

We stumbled on this palazzo - and what a gem! Although small, and perhaps simple by Florentine standards, it is perfectly well formed. The courtyards and gardens are free, and lovely to wander around, but it's well worth the admission price to enter the rooms upstairs. The Magi Chapel is tiny, painted floor to ceiling in friezes, and the gallery... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

it's a small palace with an incredible chapel, 360° painted by Benozzo Gozzoli. Simply wonderful. Buy the leaflet wit explananation (1 euro) at the entrance. Very well done.

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