The museum occupies a wide area of the Dominican convent of St. Mark’s, designed by Michelozzo for Cosimo the Elder, which still preserves its pure 15th century lines. Beneath a single wide roof, the little cells still contain the frescoes by Beato Angelico, whose best altar-pieces are exhibited on the ground floor. The lovely Library was endowed with classical texts and used by the most remarkable intellectuals of the time. Domenico Ghirlandaio’s Last Supper can be admired in the Chapter Room.
The Medici Riccardi palace which was built towards the middle of the 15th century by Michelozzo for Cosimo the Elder, was acquired by the Riccardi family in the 17th century. Its architecture is typical of private renaissance mansions. Benozzo Gozzoli’s famous frescoes are in the Magi Chapel – au authentic jewel.
The Ball-room, which was added by the Riccardi in the 17th century, contains Luca Giordano’s spectacular frescoed ceiling – an unusual example of Baroque painting in Florence.
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