Riccardi Medici Palace, Florence

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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 road trip planning website to arrange your visit to Riccardi Medici Palace and other attractions in Florence.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Price a little high but the adoration of the Magi by Benozzo Gozzoli is really beautiful and compensates for the cost of the ticket. A family portrait of doctors!
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  • August 15, 2017
    Not so impressive interiors and courtyards of the Palazzo, though they certainly are good, but I did not go to the kappelu the Magi with beautiful frescoes Benoco Goccoli is just a crime!)) Small space are entirely covered with paintings, which can be seen for a very long time, plunging into a sort of fairy world.
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  • August 14, 2017
    We noticed that the Florentines did not like the signs but there it was the pinnacle. We turned right round 15 minutes before finally finding the entrance to the Palace, and when they asked our way they didn't quite give us the right path. Finally we did the tour of the Palace in a short time, there are some frescoes that are worth, but no more. When we used to visit palaces like the palazzo steep or the palazzo pitti we're a little disappointed with this one.
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  • Now it's €10. The courtyard is Better than inside, the courtyard is free. You pay €10 just to see the ceiling you can find in many churches in Rome. The whole thing is 3 minutes walk. Far less spectacular than the interior of Louvre in Paris, or Royal palace in Vienna. Not worth it. Really.
  • One of my favorite places to visit. The art in the chapel is fabulous and the atmosphere is peaceful and quiet. Do yourself a favor and spend an hour or two on the steps near the entrance and take in the spirit of the Medici. I love this place.
  • Beautiful little house-style museum. Each room with so much personality. I might not have paid the entry fee separately, but it was part of the Firenze Card circuit so it worked out to be fairly affordable.
  • Interesting but overpriced at 10 Euro.
  • A little underwhelming considering the entry price. The place was under renovation and many places were simply inaccessible. The frescoes were amazing, but unless that's your kind of thing, not worth the entry price. The Medici's certainly left their mark on Florence, but their palazzo is not one of those places.

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