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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
09:00 - 18:00
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Best part is the Capeel di Benozzo

We visited here in October 2013. The Palazzo was OK but not very exciting. The best part was the Capella di Benozzo. This was a really beutiful tiny private chapel in the... read more

Reviewed 20 December 2014
Bronwyn T
Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 20 December 2014

We visited here in October 2013. The Palazzo was OK but not very exciting. The best part was the Capella di Benozzo. This was a really beutiful tiny private chapel in the Palazzo and made the visit worthwhile. This attraction was covered by the Firenze Card (Florence card) which I recommend you purchase as it will give you access to... More 

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Starkville, Mississippi
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Reviewed 29 November 2014

I'm not an art historian, so I'll let you read some of the other reviewers who will tell you in great detail about the paintings in the chapel. From the perspective of a naive viewer, it is great! It's a tiny little chapel (remember, this was built for one family), but it is gorgeous. Well worth the time and the... More 

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Reviewed 2 November 2014

What an incredible experience! This house museum is absolutely stunning! Each room was breathtaking. It's a manageable size but quite impressive. A nice changed from the Florence crowds. Audio headsets are available in the gift shop for about 4 euro and well worth the price. It's not clear when you enter that these are available - once we were inside,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 September 2014

This may not be the top attraction in Florence, but it was among my favorites. I loved seeing how these people actually lived. The rooms were manageable, not art museums. The trees in the garden were bearing fruit! There was no tour I saw, don't recall seeing staff in every room like at Uffizi or Pitti Palace, so you can... More 

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Reviewed 23 September 2014 via mobile

If you have time its really good place to visit. But if youe time is limited its one of the places you can skip.

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Santa Rosa, California
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Reviewed 20 September 2014

My wife and I wanted to visit the Palazzo Medici-Riccardi which we hadn’t yet seen in our several trips to Florence, and we were not at all disappointed. The Palazzo Medici-Riccardi is considerably smaller than the Pitti Palace, but its few exhibits are no less stunning and it’s only a couple of blocks from the Santa Maria del Fiore. As... More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2014

If you're pressed for time, this would be a good thing to cut off. The frescos of the three Magi were wonderful and I'd definitely recommend seeing them if you visit (along with a stroll through the small garden). One bonus is that if you go during business hours, you can see city council members working and meeting!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 September 2014

This palace tracks the history of some of Florence's famous families, as its name suggests. It gives a good insight into the politics of Northern Italy from the 14 and 15th centuries. Some very interesting art works, ancient and modern, and fantastic architecture, including a golden gilded room, probably one of its kind. A must for those with interest in... More 

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Reviewed 6 September 2014

I admit to being completely captivated by the Riccardi- Medici Chapel of Benozzo Gozzoli since I was 18. I visit whenever I can. I cannot think of a more beautiful fresco - it remains the most meaningful - you look into their faces and just want to know them - don't miss it.

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Reviewed 1 September 2014

This palace belongs to those model palaces of the early Renaissance which are depicted in every book about art history. The corner part is the original one, the continuation along the street is a little bit newer. Inside you can see beautiful representative rooms in Baroque style, a small and cosy Renaissance garden (a real jewel in the grey, loud... More 

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