The history of Palazzo Medici Riccardi is a stratified and rich history, which is mirrored in its architectures, all related to each other, as if to manifest the different moments and periods that characterised it. Among these, a special place is reserved for two twin rooms, created during the important phase of Riccardi’s interventions, adjacent yet apparently distant: the Mirror Gallery and the Library, both frescoed by Luca Giordano on the vault and enriched with opulent stuccoes, furnishings and Baroque decorations; rooms that are part of the museum itinerary, one, and the other of the Riccardiana Library. And in the neighbouring rooms, also frescoed at the end of the 17th century, is the Biblioteca Moreniana, which houses the book collection established by the erudite collector Domenico Moreni and later increased by Pietro Bigazzi: a real treasure for bibliophiles and enthusiasts.
The visits, aimed at young people and adults, will cost two euros for residents of the Metropolitan City of Florence and 4 euros for all others, to which must be added the entrance ticket to Palazzo Medici Riccardi: 10 euros (full price), 6 (reduced for 18 to 25 year olds and university students) and free for tourist guides and interpreters, disabled people and accompanying persons, members of ICOM, ICOMS and ICCROM.
Entrance is from via Cavour 1, visits will last 1 hour and 15 minutes and, as places are limited, booking is compulsory. For information and reservations, call 055 2760552 or write to email@example.com.