Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Italy  /  Tuscany  /  Province of Florence  /  Florence  /  Religious Sites  /  Cappelle Medicee

Cappelle Medicee, Florence

(4.3/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Florence itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Florence

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Florence by other users

15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Europe BY A USER FROM GREECE July, culture, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Italy BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Italy BY A USER FROM LITHUANIA June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: September, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Italy BY A USER FROM ITALY April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Italy BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Italy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA May, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Or how I throw my glory in the face of the world! It's just to spread the power of the Medici but without grace. It is not marked but for holders of the Firenze Card, feel free to cut the line to security inside Gate.
    View original
  • An extraordinary opening Monday of Medicce. Thanks to my friend Salvatore, (plug) a cultural bath on familiar places. Crypt, the chapel of the Princes and the new sacristy. Cosimo and Lorenzo Duke of Urbino with Giuliano Duke of Nemours. Day, night, dawn and dusk. The passing of time brings me back to the first visit with Maria Luisa Mariotti Masi and Bolshevik cultural memory. It was only the 1964.
    View original
  • A must see!! Is a unique place, a real find!! The staff then is a marvel! Are very kind and extremely helpful! A big thank you!
    View original
Google
  • 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.