Medici Chapels: Skip The Line - Florence

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: Flexible
  • Languages:
    German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Chinese
  • Departure Time :
    08:15 - 13:50, last admission at 12:50
  • Departure Time :
    Early in the morning

Overview

Get up close to three Michelangelo masterpieces

Highlights

  • Skip the line to the astonishing 16th and 17th century Medici Chapels - partially designed by Michelangelo, this ornate resting place befits a family of the Medici's stature - and then some!
  • Marvel at three different works by Michelangelo:
  • Day and Night
  • ,
  • Dawn and Dusk
  • and
  • Madonna and Child
  • Offer your own thanks to Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, the last of the Medici, who decreed this should all be open to the public

Know More about this tour

The Medici Chapels (*Cappelle medicee*) are two unmissable structures at the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence, dating back to the 16th and 17th century. Thanks to Michelangelo's magic hands this mausoleum for the Medici family members (patrons of the Renaissance and Grand Dukes of Tuscany) has become a pilgrimage spot for art lovers.

Once inside, you'll be welcomed by a statue of Anna Maria Luisa de Medici, the last member of the family. She is the one who bequeathed the entire Medici family collection of art to Florence, including Michelangelo's sculptures. Her only condition was that it would always be available for the public to enjoy. Something we're all grateful for to this day.

Highlights here include Michelangelo's *Sagrestia Nuova*, the great artist's first efforts at architecture. Its innovative approach suggests later bold moves he would make when working on St. Peter's Basilica in Rome.

The three sculpture groups on the tombs are: *Dawn and Dusk* on the sarcophagus of Lorenzo il Magnifico; the *Night and Day* on the sarcophagus of Lorenzo's son Giuliano; and the unfinished altarpiece of *Madonna and Child*.

Inclusions

<ul><li>Skip the line entry to The Medici Chapels (</li><li>Cappelle Medicee</li><li>).</li></ul>

Additional Info

Opening Hours

  • June - July: 08:15 - 16:50, last entrance at 15:30
  • August - May: 08:15 - 14:00, last entrance at 13:20

Getting There

Bus: 13 to Santa Maria Novella.

Cancellation Policy

Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.