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MEDICI'S CHAPELS GUIDED TOUR

Language: English
Frequency:  2nd and 4th Monday of each month.
All year long.
Starting time: 10:30 am
Duration: about 1 hour and 15'
Price: € 29,00 per person

Price includes: guided tour, pre-booking fee, ticket and earphones for groups with more than 15 participants.

This tour will take place rain or shine and from 2 participants onwards

Children: free under 6 years of age.

MEDICI CHAPELS TOUR ITINERARY

You will visit the Buontalenti Crypt, under the Princes Chapel, where the Medici and their family members are buried. You will also be able to admire the walls covered with semi-precious stones and marble panels in the great Princes Chapel, for which the Opificio delle pietre Dure,the factory of semi-precious stones, was created, so that this enormous decorative task could be carried out. 
One then proceeds into the New Vestry of San Lorenzo, designed by Michelangelo, to admire one of his most famous sculptural groups: the allegorical figures of Dawn, Dusk, Day and Night, the statues of two Medici dukes and the Madonna and Child.

Meeting point with your guide:  in front of Medici Chapels. Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour starting time.

Michelangelo and the Medici's Sepulchres at the Medici's Chepels in florence

With the new Pope Leone X, the former Giovanni de’ Medici, Michelangelo Buonarroti went back to work in Florence, where in 1512, a year before the election of Lorenzo the Magnificent’s son to the papal throne, the Pope’s family had returned to power, bringing to an end the Republican interlude.

It was obvious that Pope Leo should be particularly attentive to his native city, especially because it was necessary to emphasize the return of the Medici family to Florence, reasserting its prestige. Michelangelo had until now been a scultor and then a painter against his will. Under the Medici Pope he turned for the first time to architecture as well, confirming himself as an eclectic artist, in accordance with that figure of “complete” artist typical of the Renaissance with its supremely talented personalities such as Leonardo, Raphael or, although on a more modest level, Giorgio Vasari.

 

Photogallery Cappelle Medicee

Medici Chapels Tour: the Itinerary

You will visit the Buontalenti Crypt, under the Princes Chapel, where the Medici and their family members are buried. You will also be able to admire the walls covered with semi-precious stones and marble panels in the great Princes Chapel, for which the Opificio delle pietre Dure,the factory of semi-precious stones, was created, so that this enormous decorative task could be carried out. 
One then proceeds into the New Vestry of San Lorenzo, designed by Michelangelo, to admire one of his most famous sculptural groups: the allegorical figures of Dawn, Dusk, Day and Night, the statues of two Medici dukes and the Madonna and Child.


 
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