Discover the Medici Chapels with your own private guide. See some of Michelangelo's masterpieces, admire the wealth of this great family in the Princess Chapel and visit the Basilica of San Lorenzo on this perfect tour.
What to Expect
The Medicis were a ruthless bunch, but their homes and palaces boast some of arts finest possessions. Today, with your private guide, we will experience one of the most famous sculptural cycles by Michelangelo: Il Crepuscolo, L’Aurora, Il Giorno e la Notte (Twilight, Dawn, Day, Night) inside the Sacrestia Nuova. These monuments to art and religion are incredible examples of Michelangelo's finest work, and are housed inside of the great Medici complex, which now serves as a museum. You will notice walls inlayed with precious polychrome marble and precious gems, which showed off the family's vast wealth and power in the Cappella dei Principi (Princess Chapel). We also have a chance to discover the Cripta del Buontalenti underneath the chapel, where the Medici and their family members are housed in this ancient crypt. Make sure to ask your guide about the "real" causes of their death which has long been a point of contention amongst historians and scientists.
Regardless of the drama around this complex, the day will be a wonderful and enlightening experience, and we hope that you've enjoyed spending time amidst such greatness! Ciao!
- Pick up in front of the entrance of the museum
- Local guide at disposal max. 1,5 hrs
- Entrance fees with reservation for the Medici Chapels
What's Not Included
- Optional gratuities
- Anything not specified "in the rate includes"
Know Before You Go
Departure Time: You can request a departure time, please specify it in your booking. You will receive a confirmed departure time once your booking is confirmed. Not to be missed : As the tour ends, your Guide will be glad to escort you, if you wish, to a typical restaurant where you can enjoy the authentic cuisine of Florence: after an appetizer of croutons and bruschette (toasted slices of bread with fesh tomatoes and olive oil), taste the flavored “Florentine Beefsteak” served with green salad and “cannellini beans” with Tuscan oil, and then the famous “Cantuccini” biscuits from Prato with the typical dessert wine “Vin Santo”. (Must be booked in advance - Price : Euro 37,50 – drinks and beverage not included).