A new season at Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Free guided tours and new facilities

Editorial Staff
September 11, 2018 - 17:10

On September 15, Palazzo Medici Riccardi will preview its new ticket office and bookshop. Entrance will be free for residents in the metropolitan area that day and complimentary guided tours will take place at 10.30am, 12 noon, 3 and 4.30pm; booking mandatory by phoning 055/2768224 or emailing [email protected].



Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Luca Giordano Gallery



In October, further services will be implemented, including new rooms focused on cultural mediation, workshops for children and adults, and guided tours every Sunday.



Palazzo Medici Riccardi, detail of Benozzo Gozzoli's Cavalcata dei Magi, photo by A.Quattrone



Palazzo Medici Riccardi was designed by Michelozzo in 1444 according to the commission assigned to him by Cosimo the Elder. A model of civil architecture in the Renaissance, the palazzo was purchased by the Riccardi family in 1659. Its masterpieces include Benozzo Gozzoli’s Magi Chapel, Filippo Lippi’s Madonna and Child and Luca Giordano’s Apotheosis of the Medici.

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