Chapel of the Magi

The frescoes of the Chapel of the Magi, created by Benozzo Gozzoli in 1459 for the Medici family, are a hidden jewel of Florence. In a fairy-tale landscape you see the Three Wise Men processing to present their gifts to Baby Jesus. But if you look closely at the participants of the procession, you’ll realise this isn’t purely a religious procession. Gozzoli updated it – he set it in his present day of 1459. The Medicis are at the head of the procession, looking at us from above as if proudly saying “follow us and you’ll be rich and powerful”.