Medici Chapels Guided Visit Monday
A Tour into the story of the Medici Family of Florence!

Michelangelo Sculptor and Architect of the New Vestry commissioned by the Medici Family

A Tour into the story of the Medici Family of Florence!

Details: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month

Time: 10.15 AM

Length: Tour lasts approx. 1.15 hours

Notes: Guided visit to the Medici Chapels, the mausoleum of the Medici Family. Available on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month.

Departure at 11:30 am

Meeting point: It will be communicated in the confirmation voucher

Price includes: Professional guide, museum entrance fees with bookings - earphones are provided for groups of over 15 participants inside the museum.

Our English speaking professional Guide will take you to the Medici Chapels complex.

First of all you will enter the Buontalenti Crypt, under the Princes Chapel, where the Medici and their family members are buried.

Their bodies have been recently exhumed to obtain more details on their lifestyles, illnesses and on the real causes of their deaths, many of which are still shrouded in mystery.

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.

Today, it is one of the most prestigious restoration workshops and museums in the world.

One then proceeds into the New Vestry of San Lorenzo, designed by Michelangelo, to see one of his most famous sculptural groups: the allegorical figures of Dawn, Dusk, Day and Night, the statues of two Medici dukes and a Madonna and Child.

A Tour into the story of the Medici Family of Florence!