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Palazzo Medici Riccardi

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Address: Via Cavour 1, Florence, Italy
Phone Number: 055-276-0340
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Gem of a chapel!

This palace is close to the Duomo and a short visit - but well worth it. The chapel with frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli is stunning-and tiny!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice Palace! With the Spirit of Medieval century.. Different side of Florence! beautiful and quite place. They organize exhibitions and concerts (unfortunately we missed one- there was opera night in the palace I would've advice to visit it if there will be) There is discount for the entrance for international Students under 21 (just bring your ID) Grazie mille a... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit here every time I come to Florence. The chapel and it's frescoes are an absolute must for anyone interested in art or history. Not as grand as later Medici palaces but usually more peaceful than them.

Thank Snarff6420
Ventura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Seems like they need a lot more information to make this place come alive to visitors. We were expecting something more or the order of a French Chateau, but it wasn't really as good as that. A work in progress maybe? But not crowded at least and kind of cool.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This palace is close to the Duomo and a short visit - but well worth it. The chapel with frescoes by Benozzo Gozzoli is stunning-and tiny!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading other reviews I feel bad for not liking our visit that much. Not much to see and for the cost, would not return. There were a few (3?) rooms that were beautiful and stunning, and then a lot of half-empty rooms without much to see. It took us 20 minutes to walk through the entire thing - and... More 

Thank Joanna S
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

one of our favourite places in Florence, this place is stunning and so well preserved. Unfortunately some rooms were closed on our visit, I would have loved to have seen more of the state rooms but what we did see was very impressive.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Medici Palace is a wonderful choice if you want to see beautiful art in lavish detail without fighting the crowds. Easily my favorite place to visit just behind the Ufizzi.

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Youngstown, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The original Medici home. Not far from Kent State University Florence. Very beautiful and interesting history.

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A museum well worth visiting (adult price 7 Euros)... The palazzo is amazing itself, complete with a small formal garden. The main attraction is the fresco cycle of the "Procession of the Magi" by Gozzoli (1459). These frescoes are fantastic and literally radiate color. In addition to the 3 kings, you see the Medici family, nobles, townspeople, country folk, fantastic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You could walk straight past not knowing what is hidden behind the stone walls. When entering the central courtyard you may be held up in a queue for a few minutes because the chapel at the top of the stairs is so small it only accommodates a half a dozen people at a time, but the wait is worth it... More 

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