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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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Enjoy the Garden!

You can enter the courtyard/garden for free - a shaded quiet rest spot so close to the crowds and the bustle of the Duomo. Take care on the step form the walkway towards the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can enter the courtyard/garden for free - a shaded quiet rest spot so close to the crowds and the bustle of the Duomo. Take care on the step form the walkway towards the centre - I watched multiple people trip on it with one falling in the lest than five minutes it took my wife to visit the washroom.... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the many historical buildings you can visit in Florence. Yes, it's very interesting to see the interior and the chapel of the Palazzo but if you're tired and full of impressions of Florence just sit down on one of the benches in the garden and relax....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Hotel Casci, a few doors down from Medici=Riccardi. M-R is truly one of the top sights in Florence, for its amazing tiny chapel covered with frescoes by Gozzoli....but also for its large room with frescoes by Luca Giordano! Two masters in the same buiilding! One Renaissance, one Baroque, both not to be missed. M=R ranks right... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Florence has so much beauty, this is just another example. The courtyard sets up the expectation. Buy your ticket and head up the stairs. It's worth an hour or so to wander around

1 Thank codym481
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had some of the most beautiful rooms I have ever seen, there is so much great art to see here its worth a visit

Thank Ronan B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gallery palace museum is full of exciting art works. When in Florence thats all you see and eventually it becomes a muddle. Thats ok as long as you have taken in the sights. This is a grand building with great contents - which pictures / statues? I dont remember but it was worth visiting as are all the others!... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The history of this palace helps explain a lot of what Florence is about. Be sure to buy the ticket (8 Euros?) and visit the upper apartments, chapel (amazing) as well as the ground floor museum that has an excellent display relating to the 1966 floods. They have great displays, videos and items in various states of destruction/repair that followed... More 

Thank Craig33viaje
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was a major seat of the Medici family and houses city offices today. It does have a fairly large museum and additional temporary exhibition spaces. While the museum is nothing special (and can be walked through in 15-30 minutes unless you are a serious aficionado), the first small chapel room you enter through is remarkable and vibrant. It contains... More 

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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

This is a stunning palace of the Medici family. The rooms and decorations were extraordinarily opulent as was the art work. Not to be missed on any tour of Florence.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017

This tiny museum with the Procession of the Magi (by Benozzo Gozzoli) has an admit price 2 Euro greater than the Uffizi. It has one small attraction ,the fresco just mentioned.At best it is a 20 minute visit.Even for an art historian this tiny museum is way overpriced. I'd skip it completely . There are literally hundreds upon hundreds of... More 

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