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Palazzo Medici Riccardi

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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 December 25, 2016
Kristi J
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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Boulder, Colorado
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have visited many palaces and palazzos and this was very disappointing. Much of the residence is filled with office furniture and other furnishings that are not representative of the period that the palazzo was built. The chapel is not worth the price of admission. You can look at photographs of the chapel to appreciate it. Save you money and... More 

Thank Alligato
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After recently watching the Medici the masters of florence this visit of th home brought the tv world into the real world where you could touch and smell the actual belongings of a once wealthy powerful family. The opulence rivals any palace I have visited and well worth a visit

Thank HarryCarson1973
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you re into spectacular palaces . This is not the place . 3 minutes walk , one ceiling painting (u can find in many churches in Rome) with gold wall (they always put it on ads to attract people) . Some wall paintings at the entrance and royal portraits inside on straight grey wall. Compare with Louvre , opera... More 

Thank Etoile N
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is another mastepiece you must see while in Florence. The rooms are so beautiful, and the ceilings too.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

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

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

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 

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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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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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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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