It 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.
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
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
More Info: www.palazzo-medici.it
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