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Cappelle Medicee, Florence
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An array of statues hewn by Michelangelo and his pupils adorn Cappelle Medicee, two ornate chapels built in honor of the Medici family and others who served as the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. Michelangelo's Sagrestia Nuevo contains the ornate marble tombs of Giuliano and Lorenzo de Medici. The walls of the octagonal Cappella dei Principi--a 17th-century collaboration between the Medicis and several architects--are infused with inlays of semi-precious stonework. The project's massive scope required the construction of a special stone workshop, the Opifio delle Pietre Dure. The chapels draw many visitors, so consider skipping the lines by buying tickets online. Arrange to visit Cappelle Medicee and other attractions in Florence using our Florence travel itinerary planner.
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  • From breathless to the Majesty, especially the chapel of the Princes! Although family's funerary monument, finished over the years. The Interior of the dome frescoes and vaults! Gemstone floor. Deserves even for those who are not fond of art (recommend you do before a visit to the Museum of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure)
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  • Stunning artworks and artifacts. Makes me want to go back in time. To see absolutely. I recommend it.
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  • Get the combo ticket-- ask for the chapel, church, and library ticket. You can start at the chapel, or the church, or the library. You want to visit 1] the Medici chapel-- two floors, 2] the Prince's ...  more »
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  • Well worth the price to visit this historic place of the Medici family. Lots of learn and see here.
  • Impressive in its scale but no comparison to either the old or new sacristy.
  • Art and history come together in such an amazing way. This family are history and their associations made it into art.
  • Good place to visit and although it looks like nothing, the inside is spectacular. There is construction work going on. August 2016
  • Good place to visit to see tombs of famous Medici family of Florence.