The Medici Chapels

The Medici Chapels

The Temple of the Medici Family

Wed - Sat 10.00

Price

25€/Adulti

13€/6-18 anni

Free under 6 years old

Included in the Tour:
tour guide, radio transmitters, entrance ticket with reservation

If you've heard of the Medici Family but aren't clear on how influential and wealthy they were, a visit to the Medici Chapels will give you a clearer idea.

In the 16th century, Michelangelo personally designed and worked on the New Sacristy, commissioned by Pope Leo X to honour the dukes Giuliano and Lorenzo.

Later, the Cappella Dei Principi (Chapel of the Princes) was also erected, a majestic construction that has the second largest dome in the city after that of the Duomo.

The interior of this chapel is entirely decorated in Florentine commesso, thanks to which the famous Opificio delle Pietre Dure was established.

The tour begins inside the crypt where the Medici Grand Dukes are buried and where the remains of the Lorraine family, their successors, are kept. We continue inside the Chapel of the Princes to admire the Florentine mosaic created with marble and semi-precious stones and we conclude in the New Sacristy of Michelangelo, entirely decorated with marble sculptures.

Duration:

about 2,5 hours

What we will see:

Michelangelo's New Sacristy, Chapel of Princes, crypt.

Meeting point:

in front of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, at the foot of the statue of Giovanni dalle Bande Nere. View the map

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The Uffizi Galleries

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Stibbert Museum

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The Medici Chapels

The Temple of the Medici Family

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Accademia Gallery

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The Palatina Gallery

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Boboli Gardens

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