Palazzo Medici Riccardi offers the visitor the chance to retrace over four centuries of the history of art, architecture and collectionism in Florence.
The itinerary starts on the ground floor, the fulcrum of which is Michelozzo’s fifteenth-century courtyard, one of the most suggestive sites of Renaissance Florence
The true gem of the palazzo is the Chapel of the Magi, reached via the elegant seventeenth-century staircase. The chapel, built and decorated in the fifteenth century, features a harmonious decoration of enchanting beauty. More specifically, the frescoes of Benozzo Gozzoli, more famous even than the artist himself, constitute one of the most eminent illustrations of Medici Florence.
Another important pole of attraction of the museum of Palazzo Medici Riccardi is the magnificent Galleria, created at the end of the seventeenth century and again located on the first floor, in the area overlooking the garden. Here the visitor is immersed in the triumphal and variegated pomp of late Baroque art, dominated by the lively and spectacular tumult of the ceiling fresco by Luca Giordano.
Finally, an integral part of the palazzo and its display circuit are the Biblioteche Moreniana and Riccardiana, located in splendidly decorated premises , with access from Via Ginori.