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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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  • Good musem/chapel, but it could use a bit more info. Audioguide would likely be helpful but since we got there within an hour of closing, they didn't let us rent one.  more »
  • It was a long time i wanted to visit the Cappelle Medicee and finally i saw this beautiful place. It was impressing, the Cappella, the secret rooms with reliques, the conference rooms. Worth it all th...  more »
  • Medici dynasty last resting place-adorned by great marble work. It is relatively quickly seen
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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.