Cappella dei Magi, Palazzo Medici Riccardi
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Glorious frescoes in a tiny chapel
Benozzo Gozzoli's exhuberant depiction of the Journey of the Magi covers the four walls of the tiny chapel in this 15th-century ex-Medici residence. Painted between 1459 and 1461 in vibrant, jewel-like colours, the frescoes include the portraits of important members of the Medici among the procession that is shown making its way to Bethlehem; Lorenzo Il Magnifico, dressed in gold cloth, is in the foreground mounted on a white horse. This gem is often passed over by tourists is favour of some of Florence's better-known sights, so you may have the place to yourself.
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