Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence: Hours, Address, Palazzo Medici Riccardi Reviews: 4/5

Palazzo Medici Riccardi
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Art Museums • History Museums
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
The first Medici palace, the home of Cosimo the Elder and Lorenzo the Magnificent and the workplace of artists of the calibre of Donatello, Michelangelo, Paolo Uccello, Benozzo Gozzoli and Botticelli. The Renaissance house… where it all began.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: Florence Historic Center
How to get there
  • Alamanni-Stazione Santa Maria Novella • 10 min walk
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Marla7
Naas, Ireland710 contributions
Great find!
Sep 2021
It might not be one of the top priorities for those visiting Florence, but I really enjoyed Palazzo Medici Riccardi. It was very easy to get into, even if we didn't reserve in advance, we only had to wait about 10 minutes to be called. The visit to the palazzo was very interesting and there are some amazing pieces of art like the painted chapel and some work by Filippo Lippi.
I really also enjoyed the temporary exhibition on animation cinema.
Written 15 September 2021
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Rebecca O
Ridgewood, NY1,417 contributions
Medici
Aug 2020
This is amazing to go and visit. Make sure that you make time to go here. Medici palace. Nice to see how the other half lived.
Written 5 July 2021
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Greco1979
Farnborough, UK681 contributions
Must see!
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is the must see place if you are interested in Medici family. Of course, the highlight was the Magi chapel. There was only 4 more people with us in the chapel. All experience was quite relaxed, no rush or crowds. We reserved entrance at the gate and waited about 1,5h around Sam Lorenzo area.
Written 19 January 2021
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FrederickWentworth
Rouen, France868 contributions
Gorgeous, gorgeous chapel
Oct 2020
The palace is another dark, brooding, brutal, dreary pile in rusticated stone built by the Medici bankers but like a dirty walnut lying in a ditch it hides the most delightful kernel: the chapel of the Magi painted by Gozzoli. A tiny place but one that would "launch a thousand ships". If you could you would stay there for hours. I cannot overestimate the beauty of this chapel which justifies travelling to Florence all by itself. UNFORGETTABLE;
Written 21 October 2020
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Gerald R
Newquay, UK45 contributions
Visit spoiled by time restriction
Sep 2020 • Couples
Appreciate that Covid-19 has affected all our lives but to restrict visitors to 5 minutes to admire Gozzoli's Procession of the Magi seemed utterly unreasonable - particularly as we had happily booked a specific time slot. Spoiled our visit.
Written 13 September 2020
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AngelaM
2 contributions
Several hours wait
Aug 2020 • Family
Unpleasant staff. Queue three times: once to book a time slot ( get there when it opens at 19.30 and wait 40 minutes to book an afternoon slot) then queue to buy tickets, then queue another half an hour to be allowed to enter the museum. All the time deal with hot flustered unprofessional staff. Take your chance elsewhere.
Written 13 August 2020
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Sonja M
Hove, UK589 contributions
Fantastic insight into the Medici family
Aug 2019
A great place to visit . Off the normal Florence tourist trail , this palazzo gives a great insight into the Medici way of life. There are some wonderful works of art , but few descriptions to give a little bit of background to what you are seeing.
Having said that it is well worth a visit.
Written 17 April 2020
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Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,467 contributions
Interesting Medici Palace
Mar 2020
This palace was used by Medici's for their banking business. The first floor contained the bank on one side of it, with a plaza inside. As you walked in there are sculptures and decorations. Inside the Medici's crests, bust etc along with murals was evident.
Written 8 April 2020
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JurreSilbi
Krakow, Poland60 contributions
Great place, no art description
Jan 2020
A very interesting place where one of the Medici branch was living. Absolutely marvelous chapel with frescs but without any deacription. Shame on you, the curators of this gallery. There is also another piece of art, Madonna with child by Philippo Lippi. Take also a look behind and you will find a surprise. This is a yet another almost empty place in the low season but definitely worth. Your cisit. Just try to be better prepared than we were.
Written 19 January 2020
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cynthia158
Melbourne, Australia64 contributions
Great Insight into how the Medici Lived
Nov 2019
Beautiful palazzo where the Medici once lived. Has a fantastic fresco which is superb - the Capella de Magi. Just beautiful! Lovely courtyard with citrus trees.
Written 28 November 2019
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