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Riccardi Medici Palace, Florence

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.9/5 based on 480+ reviews on the web
Entering Riccardi Medici Palace, you'll experience how the Medici family lived during the Renaissance. Designed by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo in the 15th century, at the behest of Cosimo de' Medici, the palazzo is heavily influenced by classical Roman and Brunelleschian principles and, in its time, served as a prototype of Renaissance civil architecture. Its austerity reflects the period's principles of rationality and order, and it stood as a symbol of the Medicis' political and cultural power. Inside, the eye travels up from the floor's rustic masonry to the intricate stonework above, giving the building a sense of height and airiness. The palazzo's highlight is the Magi Chapel, whose walls are covered with impeccably preserved Renaissance frescoes. Take the audio tour to understand the full history of the surroundings. Use our Florence vacation route planner to visit Riccardi Medici Palace on your trip to Florence, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Palace, while commendable in its architecture, it is quite common but widely overlooked and for surveying. But the chapel with the procession of the Magi is a gem that pays the ticket and wowed us even though you already know him for movies and publications. Absolutely recommended the purchase of small volume (cost 10 euros) in order to discover calmly even the smallest details of this unique work and enjoy the pleasures that it produces.
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  • Unfortunately, there currently is a construction site in the sight so I could see something only from the outside and the patio.
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  • If you're going to 3 museums in Florence, make this one of them! It's a huge collection of paintings, sculpture and more. There's a gallery of their treasures that was astonishing--do not miss this! T...  read more »
  • A very quiet and beautiful townhouse/palace of the Medicis. The small chapel is spectacular and the whole palace is well-preserved. The artwork on display is nothing special, and there is obviously a lot better in the city, but the feel and everyday-history of the palace is worth a visit.
  • Another classic Medici residence the small chapel on the first floor is exquisite, but all the rooms & galleries are so good as well
  • Loved this museum! The architecture is gorgeous!
  • Nice palace to visit.
  • Not a lot to see ; toilets are Turkish. Still something to see on a Monday (museums are closed on Monday.
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