Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Medici Riccardi Palace

Commissioned in 1444 by Cosimo the Elder, the residence of the Medici family constitutes a model of civil architecture in the Renaissance. Not only private residence of the members of the family, among which Lorenzo the Magnificent, the palace performs its public function by welcoming important political figures.

The  monumental courtyard of the palace leads up to the Chapel of the Magi, built to a design by Michelozzo and frescoed in 1459 by Benozzo Gozzoli with the Procession of the Magi. On the altar is a copy of the original altarpiece painted by Filippo Lippi.

The Sala Sonnino on the first floor is decorated with a series of 31 low reliefs probably produced by the workshop of Bartolomeo Ammannati under the strong influence of Michelangelo. The Sala Sonnino leads into the Gallery, its vault is embellished with frescoes by Luca Giordano representing the Apology of the Medici Family, the protectors of the Riccardi. Three rooms in the palace basement house the Roman sculptures collected in the 16th–17th centuries by the Riccardi family.

The museum organizes activities and workshops for families with children and school groups.

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Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Palazzo Medici Riccardi

Via Camillo Cavour, 3, 50129 Firenze FI, Italia

Via Camillo Cavour, 3, 50129 Firenze FI, Italia
Opening hours
Opening hours:
01-08-2021 - 31-10-2021
Thursday - Tuesday
from 09:00 to 19:00
The ticket office closes one hour before museum closing time.
Entrance fee:
Full price € 7.00
Full price in case of exhibitions € 10.00
For information about reduced tickets please check on the website
***PLEASE NOTE!!! From August 6th 2021, GREEN PASS (EU Digital COVID Certificate) or equivalent certification issued by non-EU countries, is REQUIRED for admission to museums and monuments (under 12 are exempted).
Tipo gestione
other museums 
Accessibility:  accessible

The entrance is in Via Cavour n. 1 (sidewalk connected to the street level). After a short stretch of paving slabs, which are a bit uneven, you will find the ticket office, where the staff will inform the staff on the upper floor in order activate the stair lift (supporting only manual wheelchairs), allowing the access to the several rooms and the Cappella of Benozzo Gozzoli.

The elevator (entering the courtyard on the right – sign “Percorso museale” – button 2A) leads to the first floor (to visit the palace) and to the underground (to visit the Marbles Museum), where one can also find the toilets.