Fodor's Expert Review Palazzo Medici-Riccardi

San Lorenzo Castle/Palace

The main attraction of this palace, begun in 1444 by Michelozzo for Cosimo de' Medici, is the interior chapel, the Cappella dei Magi, on the piano nobile (main floor). Painted on its walls is Benozzo Gozzoli's famous Procession of the Magi, finished in 1460 and celebrating both the birth of Christ and the greatness of the Medici family. Keep in mind that the admission fee is a bit pricey when you consider that visits are limited to 15 minutes and the chapel is the only interesting thing to see in the building.

Castle/Palace Historical

Quick Facts

Via Cavour 1
Florence, Tuscany  50100, Italy


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €10, Closed Wed.

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