From The TV Show: Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence

In the Florence episode of the second season of Dream of Italy on PBS, Kathy discovers the private 15th-century palace of the Medici family.

The frescoed private chapels in the 15th-century Palazzo Medici Riccardi at Via Camillo Cavour, 3 are significant, because at the time, private chapels were rarely permitted by the Pope. The Medici family hired Benozzo Gozzoli to paint the frescoes on plaster, a material that requires speedy work and is unforgiving if the artist makes a mistake. For more information, visit:

Freya Middleton is an art historian and tour guide in Florence and she or one of her outstanding guides can accompany you to provide context to this museum or one of Florence’s many others. For more information, visit:

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