Tours / MEDICI CHAPELS AND SAN LORENZO BASILICA

The complex of the Medici Chapels consists of the Basilica of St. Lawrence, the Mausoleo dei Principi and the New Sacristy.

Michelangelo projected the New Sacristy in order to create the funerary chapels of the Medici family. Michelangelo worked for the New Sacristy from 1520 to 1534.

Here are the tombs of Lorenzo Duke of Urbino and Giuliano, Duke of Numours, which are located under big and dramatic sculptures carved by Michelangelo. They represent “Il Giorno e la Notte” (Day and Night) and “L’Aurora e il Crepuscolo” (Dusk and Dawn).

The walls and the floor of the Mausoleo dei Principi are adorned by rich marquetries covered with white marble and semiprecious stones, like lapis lazuli, quartz, and mother-of-pearl. In the six niches there are the sarcophagus of the Dukes, even if they are not buried there. This is one the most representative places of the power of the Medici dynasty, of the splendor of Michelangelo’s sculptures and of the pomp of Mausoleo dei Principi.

We will also visit San Lorenzo Church, the parish church of the Medici Family.

It was rebuilt by Filippo Brunelleschi and decorated by Donatello.

Info

Available days: Everyday from Tuesday to Saturday

Bookable Starting Time: From 8:15 am to midday 12:00 am

Duration: 3 hours

Available Languages: English, Italiano, Francais, Deutsch, Español

Adult rate: The rate of the tour depends on the number of people. CALCULATE YOUR OWN RATE!

Child rate: From 6 years to 17 years with ID Please insert number of people.

Meeting Point: in front of Museum Cappelle Medicee, Piazza Madonna Aldobrandini