Take a tour of the Medici Chapels, an enduring symbol of Florence’s most famous Renaissance family. Admire sculptures by Michelangelo at the Sacrestia Nuova, and gaze at magnificent semi-precious stones decorating the walls of the Capella dei Principi.
What to Expect
Take a tour of the Medici Chapels, part of the Basilica of San Lorenzo, and one of Florence’s most beautiful architectural landmarks.
Admire the Sacrestia Nuova chapel, designed by Michelangelo himself, and built as a symbol of the Medici family’s power throughout Florence.
The chapel was meant as a mausoleum for members of the Medici family, and inside you will find ornate tombs alongside original sculptures by Michelangelo and other renaissance artists.
From there we will walk to the Capella dei Principi, with its impressive dome that rises 59 metres into the Florence sky.
Discover the inlays of precious polychrome marbles and semi-precious stones that cover the walls of this chapel. The Opificio delle Pietre Dure , or Workshop of Semi-Precious Stones, was created especially for decorating thie Capella dei Principi, and is today one of the most prestigious restoration workshops in the world.
Finally, explore the Cripta del Buontalenti under the Chapel, where the Medici and their family members are buried. These bodies have been exhumed recently to obtain more details on their lifestyle, illnesses and real causes of death, but much of their life is still shrouded in mystery.
- Museum entrance fee
- Earphones at the museum for groups of 15 or more
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
• We require a minimum of 2 passengers to confirms this tour. Tours are subject to cancellation if this minimum is not reached. Please call at least 24 hours prior the departure to confirm schedule.
• Local guiding service in Italian, Spanish, French and German is guaranteed for a minimum of 4 people. If the requested language is not confirmed we can offer the tour in another language, usually English. If the tour is not offered in the language of your choice your reservation can be refunded.
• The local guide service could be provided in two languages.