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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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  • After seeing the play "Medici Dynasty", a fabulous production, I was in awe of what the Medici family did for the city of Florence. I'm sure through their years of rule, some bad things may have happe...  more »
  • To go to the Medici Chapels you must go through the Basilica of San Lorenzo. The Basilica are the tickets (5 euro) convinced us like others to be able to visit the Medici chapels. Then inside the Church when you go looking for it turns out that first of all we need a supplementary ticket within the same church for the Medici chapels and especially that we entered at 15 and chapels close at 13!! Then we should get back the following day, regain entry to the Church etc etc. It may be that there were warnings in this sense, but apparently were not as evident as we were "ripped off" in so many
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  • A very interesting place that Michelangelo designed and where some of the big Medicee are buried, including Lorenzo the Magnificent. Michelangelo designed the tomb of Lorenzo, the greatest of all of t...  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.