Firenze – Palazzo Medici Riccardi – The Wonder Palace

Cavalcata Magi - Benozzo Gozzoli - Pal. Medici RiccardiIt is the most beautiful civil building of the Renaissance. Designed by Michelozzo in mid 1400, Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence is an elegant and innovating building, a real jewel of private building. The modular rhythm, the component freshness and the fine harmony make it an unavoidable stop for those who visit the town. Palazzo Medici Riccardi - Salone Luca Giordano

The building now belongs to the Province and it is well known also for its interiors. First of all the chapel by Benozzo Gozzoli: he frescoed it in 1459 with the Journey of the Magi to Bethlehem. The subject was actually a pretext to depict some VIPs of the time, first of all the members of the Medici family. The Gallery of Luca Giordano overlooks over the garden and is a masterpiece of late Baroque Florentine art. Giordano frescoed the ceiling in 1685 with a spectacular representation of mythological and allegorical figures underlining the greatness of the Medici and the Riccardi of whom apotheosis dominates the centre of the fresco. And also: Michelozzo’s courtyard, the evocative Moreniana Library and remarking paintings, such as the Virgin with Child by Filippo Lippi, make Palazzo Medici Riccardo a museum of great worth.

Palazzo Medici Riccardi                                                                                                                   Via Cavour 1, Firenze                                                                                                               weekdays and holidays: 9. 00 – 19. 00
last admission at 18:30
Closed Wednesday

Entrance charges: full price € 7.00
reduced price € 4.00
children aged 6 to 12, military categories

Free entrance: the disabled and those accompanying
entrance via Cavour no. 1

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